‘Game Of Thrones’ Spoilers: Is Khal Drogo Coming Back As Azor Ahai?
When Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, posted an Instagram photo of him having some pints of Guinness with the Game of Thrones showrunners, fans nearly lost their minds thinking one of their favorite characters might be coming back to the series. Given Momoa was in Belfast getting his very own brand of Guinness dedicated to him, and showrunners David Benihoff and D. B. Weiss were there prepping for the filming of Season 7, that could be explained away as Momoa having a few drinks with his former bosses. However, a new Game of Thrones theory is starting to make the rounds that might make a very convincing case that Khal Drogo really is coming back, but not quite as himself.
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Many Game of Thrones fans have been wondering who will be the prophesied warrior, Azor Ahai, with most believing it will be Jon Snow (Kit Harrington.) His story fits some of the prophecy and that seems like a solid theory.
According to About a Wiki of Ice and Fire, the prophecy goes as follows.
“After a long summer, when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world, He shall be born again amidst smoke and salt, He shall wake dragons out of stone, He shall draw from the fire a burning sword, Lightbringer.”
Some people think that the part of the prophecy about “when the stars bleed” applies to the birth of whoever is destined to be Azor Ahai, but if you look at the prophecy closely, the part about the stars bleeding and the cold breath of darkness only talks about when a character is born again, implying a resurrection, not the initial natural birth. So even though the “R+L=J” theory and the fact that Jon Snow was born under a bleeding star has been confirmed, that isn’t enough evidence.Snow certainly has been reborn, which definitely fits the theory that he’s Azor Ahai, and as About a Wiki of Ice and Fire points out, his wounds smoke while Bowen Marsh cries over him, which could be the smoke and salt. Snow has even had a dream about fighting with a red sword in his hand. It makes a pretty convincing case, although perhaps too convincing since neither the book or TV series would want to give away too much, too soon. So, this could be intentionally misleading Game of Thrones fans and setting them up for a major plot twist.
However, while some of the prophecy events may yet unfold, Jon Snow has yet to “wake dragons out of stone.” If you Game of Thrones fans are now thinking of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), that’s not a bad theory either, but one could argue it was actually Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre that unleashed those dragons from their stone eggs. And that brings us to the latest theory that Azor Ahai may be the resurrected warrior, Khal Drogo.
Let’s pause a moment to let all of you Game of Thrones fans lose your minds at the mere thought of it.
Bustle is #TeamKhalDrogo with a theory that the tragic death of Drogo could be setting us up for an utterly mind-blowing return as Azor Ahai. That would make GoT fans’ mad love for The Hound’s return seem minuscule by comparison and possibly even overshadow the legendary return of Jon Snow.
However, some Game of Thrones fans believe that Azor Ahai is also “the prince that was promised,” which is supposed to be born of Targaryen blood. If that’s the case, although it may not be, that would rule out the theory of Khal Drogo as Azor Ahai.
Either way, there are also a few other possible twists to these riddles. When tragedy fell on Drogo and Dany in the first season of Game of Thrones, Mirri Maz Duur (Mia Soteriou) seemed to taunt Daenerys with a riddle saying her beloved Khal was never coming back from his vegetative state, but is it another prophecy that actually foretells his return?
What if Game of Thrones fans have heard this prophecy incorrectly? What if the “sun” that rises of the West and sets in the East is actually “son?” If Jon Snow can be resurrected, and if Game of Thrones fans can believe Khal Drogo can be resurrected, isn’t there some chance of resurrecting Khal Drogo’s and Daenerys Targaryen son? There was a pretty big prophecy surrounding their son, as well.
“When mountains blow in the wind like leaves, when the sun rises in the West and sets in the East, when the sea goes dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves, when your womb quickens and you bear a living child.”
For those Game of Thrones fans convinced Azor Ahai is also the prince that was promised, the son of Daenerys and Drogo does carry Targaryen blood, even if it could be a little tricky for writers to figure out how to resurrect an infant as a full grown man. It’s stretching it, but hey, this is Game of Thrones, and it’s got dragons and black magic and White Walkers. Remember that scene in Season 2 where Dany saw her Khal and their son as if they were still alive? Maybe they really are lurking somewhere awaiting their return, and Rhaego is growing into a warrior like his father.
There are so many theories and so many possibilities, but one thing is certain for Game of Thrones fans, and that is they would love to see Jason Momoa come back as Khal Drogo. Make it happen, Game of Thrones writers.
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