This "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theory About Davos Is Weirdly Convincing

    By the old gods and the new, this is an excellent fan theory. Via FollowTheBeard.

    As we head into the penultimate season of Game of Thrones, we've finally started to get some answers.

    As well as confirming Jon's true parentage, many fans took the conclusion of Season 6 to mean that Jon was the fabled Azor Ahai.

    Around 8,000 years before the events of the show, Westeros suffered through the fabled "Long Night" – when winter took over the whole continent, and the White Walkers did their thing: murdering shitloads of people.

    Thanks to Melisandre, we know that there is a prophecy that states Azor Ahai will return to save the day from the White Walkers all over again. Talk about a one-trick pony.

    In the Season 6 finale, when we see Lyanna dying during childbirth in the Tower of Joy, the camera lingers on the following shot.

    But what about the other parts of the prophecy?

    Thanks to Reddit user FollowTheBeard, however, it turns out there is another, much more unexpected candidate: Ser Davos Motherfucking Seaworth, the Onion Knight.

    If you can cast your mind back to Season 2, Stannis drew a flaming sword from the fire, and Melisandre was totally convinced that he was Azor Ahai.

    But after everyone had left the beach, Ser Davos casually picked up the sword from the sand.

    Next: "...shall be born again amidst smoke and salt..."

    FollowTheBeard points out that after the Battle of the Blackwater, everyone thought Davos was dead.

    As for the bleeding star, a comet with a red tail is shown in the skies above Westeros for most of Season 2.

    So what about the final part of the prophecy? Has Davos woken a dragon from stone? Well, yes.

    Melisandre thinks, once again, that she's failed. She leaves the room, and Davos is the only one who remains.

    Whether you put it down to Davos's own desires, or just the influence he had on Melisandre's efforts, there's no denying Davos is responsible for Jon Snow being resurrected.

    The most persuasive argument, however, doesn't even come from the show at all. Just before Season 6, Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, told Conan O'Brien that when he first met George R.R. Martin, the writer told him a secret about the show that only he knew.

    Game of Thrones being the size that it is, there are, of course, other theories. Chief among them is that Daenerys is the prophesied Azor Ahai.

    Let's be honest, it probably isn't Davos, and it almost certainly is Jon, but either way this is another excellent fan theory from a fandom that just keeps on giving.

    For a more in-depth analysis of why Jon and Dany are much more likely candidates, check out this video from the excellent Alt Shift X.

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