Game of Thrones theory: Arya is Azor Ahai?
Azor Ahai is one of Game of Thrones most legendary figures, a messianic hero predicted to be reborn when Westeros needs saving from death. Can Arya Stark finally put rest to all the speculations about who it could be?
With Drake shouting out Arya Stark during Billboard Music Award acceptance speech, people have started entertaining the idea of Arya Stark’s possibility of being the Azor Ahai or the Prince who was promised. But one would have to subvert many conditions of the prophecy to imagine Arya as the Azor Ahai, surely the makers are not up for a paradigm shift in the narrative at the end.
Last sunday episode of Game of Thrones season 8, proved to be quite a disappointment for many fans as “the long night” was supposed to be the ultimate battle between the living and the dead, the build of the plot was strong but all of a sudden it turns out be a spinoff making Cersei the dark evil personified. Now that we don’t have a book to fall back on, makers do have great freedom to explore and give a complete new turn to the story. The fandom however has entertained all possible permutations and combinations for the end of the show.
So what is it going to be? Or are we ready to the prophecy altered in the wake of new developments. Arya did train to become one of the world’s deadliest assassin. Should they recognise the 6 seasons worth of training to compensate for the prophecy, which to begin with is not very clear in the T.V. series. Melisandre introduced the prophecy in Season 2, but at various points in story her predictions have gone wrong. She did hint at the change of plan in Lord of Lights’ vision with Stannis’s death.
So far we have very little to work with as the series has taken a significant diversion from the plot set by the books. The fans have to wait till next episode to read more into the Arya fulfilling the prophecy as we don’t lack contenders for the title in Westeros.
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