Jorg Ancrath Posted January 29, 2013 Share Posted January 29, 2013 Hello all, This is my first time posting on this forum, but I'd like to discuss a theory I have seen before, but I have my own interpretations and thoughts about the future books. Though I do believe Jon Snow is the son of R and J, I do not believe he is Azor Ahai- I think Jamie is the more likely choice and I'll tell you why. A quote on the AA legend: "Darkness lay over the world and a hero, Azor Ahai, was chosen to fight against it. To fight the darkness, Azor Ahai needed to forge a hero's sword. He labored for thirty days and thirty nights until it was done. However, when he went to temper it in water, the sword broke. He was not one to give up easily, so he started over. The second time he took fifty days and fifty nights to make the sword, even better than the first. To temper it this time, he captured a lion and drove the sword into its heart, but once more the steel shattered. The third time, with a heavy heart, for he knew beforehand what he must do to finish the blade, he worked for a hundred days and nights until it was finished. This time, he called for his wife, Nissa Nissa, and asked her to bare her breast. He drove his sword into her breast, her soul combining with the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer." Let's talk Lightbringer- while I'm not sure on what the sword will actually be (Dawn or possibly one that Gendry forges) I do see two things that make Jaimie a likely AA candidate- the lion and Nissa Nissa. Either Tyrion (lion) and Cersie (Nissa Nissa) or Cersie as a two-for-one package deal. Jaime killing one or both of these characters could support and follow the legend of how Lightbringer was forged. At this time, Jon in theory would have three lions to choose from (Jaime, Cersie, Tyrion) but he doesn't exactly have a lover to kill and make himself a magic sword. The one detail that throws this evidence is Maggy's prophecy that Cersie will be strangled by the 'valonqar'- but still, that doesn't mean Jamie couldn't strangle her and then stab her. An alternate possibility: Jaime reborn, kills Tyrion as his lion, kills Brienne as his Nissa. What happens to Cersie? I'd say a great way for her to go would be to be strangled by Arya (Arya becomes the 'valonquar' in her faceless man training- just a guess but valonquar looks a bit like an offshoot of valar morghulis). As you might have guessed, my theory relies heavily on the A + J= J + C theory. We know that Aeryes wanted Joanna, but lets look at Jamie and Cersie as people. Jamie has had his head on mostly straight, but I feel Cersie definitely showed some signs of insanity in Feast (see: Blue Bard interrogation) which totally would fit the daughter of the mad king. That would make for a big reveal, and a interesting revelation that Tywin's only true son was Tyrion when his family always treated him like he didn't belong. Plus, not all Targs are insane. Smoke and Salt. Okay, I've seen a lot of people try to explain this one and it seems like they were grasping for something that isn't there yet. This is a bit of a leap of faith, but I think somehow we will see a character (not neccessarily Jaime, but whoever AA is) travel to Valyria and be reborn in some way. Though that sounds crazy- hear me out. If Jamie is killed by the reanimated Catelyn, Thoros or prehaps some other Lord of Light followers are around- they can have a hand in getting him away from the brotherhood (apparently Thoros doesn't approve of Cat's control). Jaimie's body has then two possibilities of traveling to Valyria- one by boat, and two (fingers crossed) by dragon. It'd be wild, but the ruins of Valyria have always been a big mystery in the books and its not impossible to go there and back (if you believe the Crow's Eye).Why I don't think Jon or Dany are likely to be AA Jon, as much as a great candidate he is, I believe he will have a bigger part to play in the North and with the old gods. GRRM has hinted Winds will take us farther north than any previous book- isn't it more likely Jon will meet with Coldhands (most likely Ben Stark) and help Bran/go beyond the wall one last time for the Night's watch? For Dany, I believe she will play a big role, but her character seems too tragic for me. My impression of her final Dance chapter was that she too has a touch of the Targ madness. Also, there has been thoughts of a conflict between her and Aegon (read some forums on the new chapter discussed). Yes she was born on Dragonstone, a place of smoke and salt, but AA is supposed to be reborn there.So for Jaime as AA we have: A descendent of Aeryes and thus a Targ Possible lion/lover to kill to forge lightbringer Soon to be dead, therefore soon to be reborn Supporting evidence against the other likely candidates It's a long way before we'll know anything, but feel free to discuss my theories- apologies if you've read all my points somewhere else. Anyways, got any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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