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I have been reading these books for a long time now.  I have seen my share of theories on youtube.  The number of channels shot up when the show started and it got to where most of them were talking about the show.  I liked Preston Jacobs and some others who stayed with the books.  To me that is the true story.  I remember one channel talking about the red comet and associating that with the red door and further to the red waste.

The Red Door is a transition point like a fork in the road.  Dany sees the red door and has to make a decision.  It's a doorway.  She was suffering from despair over the loss of her family.  Most would succumb and waste away.  This is the darkness she feared.  She chose the door which stood for life.  She entered the door like she chose a branch on the fork in the road.  She chose to live.  

The Red Comet is another fork in the path of her life.  It appears once and only briefly like many choices in life that carry permanent consequences.  She could choose to join the Dosh Khaleen.  Instead she chose to become Azor Ahai and all the consequences with it.  

Her choices brought her to the Red Waste.  Getting through brought her to safety to Vaes Tolorro.  

The Red Door, Red Comet, and Red Waste are decision points for Daenerys.  

The red eyes of the Weirwoods and the red eyes of one direwolf are important to the Starks but in a different way.  The red eyes of the wolves and the trees are openings into hell or wherever the dead end up.  They are openings through which the living may touch the dead.  Bran listened to the memories of the dead stored in the trees.

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The Order of the Greenhand.  I think it was they who first discussed the significance of the red door.  They said it was a place of safety for Daenerys. 

The comet, door, desert, Astapor are turning points for Dany.  The red comet is the sword that slays the seasons and it signals the change of seasons.  It is significant because Dany changed from Khaleesi to Azor Ahai.  The walk through the Red Waste turned her from little girl to capable leader.  The door changed her plans from Crone of the Dothraki to Daenerys of House Targaryen, rightful owner of Westeros.  The red bricks of Astapor took her from ambitious princess to fierce conqueror. 

The Weirwoods are people.  The weirwoods are people!  Carving the faces gives them sight.  Arya removes the faces of the dead.  The First Men puts faces on the dead. 

 

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The red door is simply symbolic of home to Dany, where she will feel safe and a sense of belonging, which she believes is Westeros. Just do a search of red door, the text is very clear about it, GRRM wants you to know it plain and simple.

Dany believes it's Westeros, when she gets there and the realm resists her she'll come to feel she was wrong.

She will find the red door, it is the passage of her soul in death into a second life as a dragon. She went 99% of the way in her near death experience during her wake the dragon dream, but her human body survived and her soul snapped back from the dragon egg to her human body. When she really does die, and she will, her soul will enter the dragon. She was never supposed to be a human, she doesn't feel the way she feels because she's in the wrong geographical place, she feels how she feels because she's in the wrong body, she was always supposed to be a dragon, and as a dragon she will find safety, belonging and happiness, her home.

Here is the literal only red door in the series that isn't a part of Dany's flashbacks or visions.

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The doors to the Great Hall were set in the mouth of a stone dragon. He told the servants to leave him outside. It would be better to enter alone; he must not appear feeble. Leaning heavily on his cane, Cressen climbed the last few steps and hobbled beneath the gateway teeth. A pair of guardsmen opened the heavy red doors before him, unleashing a sudden blast of noise and light. Cressen stepped down into the dragon's maw.

It is not by accident that there's been no other red doors. There is an instance of doors glowing red hot, as in temporary red doors, fake red doors, and they relate to Euron as the language about them includes references to torture, iron, rusted hinges and the heart of darkness, as is his goal Euron too is going to second life a dragon - that is pass through the red door, and the dragon will be his new home. The doors are those which keep Dany's dragons captive.

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They passed beneath three massive arches, down a torchlit ramp into the vaults beneath the pyramid, past cisterns, dungeons, and torture chambers where slaves had been scourged and skinned and burned with red-hot irons. Finally they came to a pair of huge iron doors with rusted hinges, guarded by Unsullied.

At her command, one produced an iron key. The door opened, hinges shrieking. Daenerys Targaryen stepped into the hot heart of darkness and stopped at the lip of a deep pit. Forty feet below, her dragons raised their heads. Four eyes burned through the shadows—two of molten gold and two of bronze.

 

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Down in the pit, Viserion had snapped one of his chains; he and Rhaegal grew more savage every day. Once the iron doors had glowed red-hot, her Unsullied told her, and no one dared to touch them for a day.

The soul swapping of humans into eggs and dragons probably can only occur (or thought to only be able to occur) when the comet is visible.

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On 5/12/2024 at 7:36 PM, Son of Man said:

I have been reading these books for a long time now.  I have seen my share of theories on youtube.  The number of channels shot up when the show started and it got to where most of them were talking about the show.  I liked Preston Jacobs and some others who stayed with the books.  To me that is the true story.  I remember one channel talking about the red comet and associating that with the red door and further to the red waste.

The Red Door is a transition point like a fork in the road.  Dany sees the red door and has to make a decision.  It's a doorway.  She was suffering from despair over the loss of her family.  Most would succumb and waste away.  This is the darkness she feared.  She chose the door which stood for life.  She entered the door like she chose a branch on the fork in the road.  She chose to live.  

The Red Comet is another fork in the path of her life.  It appears once and only briefly like many choices in life that carry permanent consequences.  She could choose to join the Dosh Khaleen.  Instead she chose to become Azor Ahai and all the consequences with it.  

Her choices brought her to the Red Waste.  Getting through brought her to safety to Vaes Tolorro.  

The Red Door, Red Comet, and Red Waste are decision points for Daenerys.  

The red eyes of the Weirwoods and the red eyes of one direwolf are important to the Starks but in a different way.  The red eyes of the wolves and the trees are openings into hell or wherever the dead end up.  They are openings through which the living may touch the dead.  Bran listened to the memories of the dead stored in the trees.

The Red Comet is the sign of her rebirth.  No doubt inspired by the bible and the birth of the savior.  As Dany is the savior and the star is her sign.  Many instances in her story have their inspirations from the bible.  Instead of a Jesus she is Azor Ahai.  She is Mhysa instead of Moses.

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