April 14 will see the world focus their attention on Game of Thrones as HBO kicks off the final season of the epic fantasy series. Plot details remain scarce and in their absence is a never-ending plethora of fan theories and speculations. One crazy one from Reddit provides a compelling point about Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke).
WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8
The Mother of Dragons is one of Game of Throne’s biggest characters and fans are eager to see where her story will go in season eight.
She was last seen falling in love with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) after Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) discovered the truth about his parents.
Season seven also saw Dany lose one of her dragons, Viscerion, to the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) who now has the beast under his control.
Clarke gave an interview with Vanity Fair back in May 2018, and the actress spoke about her character’s final season.
On Dany’s final moments on screen, she told the publication: “It f***** me up.
“Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavour in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”
It’s up to interpretation, but the key word in that statement could be considered to be “what”.
What does she mean by “what Daenerys is?”
One Reddit user thinks they have it figured out – and it’s mad.
Khknola posted on the site eight months ago: “I’ve been waiting for someone to pick up on a hint Emelia Clark gave in a recent quote but no one has, so here goes.
“She said it’s going to mess people up when they find out WHAT SHE IS, not WHO she is. I think she’s a dragon trapped in human form.
They explained: “If the Night King on Viserion tries to blast John Snow with dragon fire, Daenerys could push him out of harms way and get hit herself. This could be the third fire that sets her free.
“If she turns into a dragon and fires on the Night King she fulfils many prophecies.
“She becomes The Stallion that mounts the world, and Azor Ahai, her dragon flame becomes Lightbringer.
“Aimed at Viserion he becomes Nissa Nissa. Their dance of dragons becomes a song of ice and fire.” [sic]
The Redditor also mentions that on the books, Quaite asks Dany “knows who she is because her dragons do”.
Whatever happens, fans will have to wait until April comes to find out for sure.
Game of Thrones season 9 retains to HBO and Sky Atlantic on April 14