In a previous article, we talked about the possibility of Jaime Lannister killing the Night King. So, now, it is only logical for us to continue going down that road and explore this idea in greater detail. Of course, one can not kill the Night King without being the prophesized hero, so that's why we are going to present you with a theory that Jaime is "The Prince That Was Promised."

There are many clues throughout "A Song of Ice And Fire" novels and "Game of Thrones" TV series that support this theory, so bear with us as we further explore how each of them fits into prophecy.

But before jumping into all that, let's see what our story is all about.

The story of ice and fire

Many people believe Jon Snow a.k.a. Aegon Targaryen will be the one who will defeat the darkness and bring the dawn. After all, he is the embodiment of everything that's good in Westeros -- an honorable guy who doesn't want the power and always does what's best for the people. He is a strong leader and a fierce warrior, willing to sacrifice himself for a greater good. And above all, he just happens to have the secret lineage that gives him the claim to the Iron Throne. With all this said, one has to wonder, how could someone like that not be the ultimate hero?

Well, the answer lies in the heart of our story.

In my opinion, "A Song of Ice and Fire" isn't a story about the heroes and villains, dragons and the Others, nor it is about the Starks and the Targaryens as the literal embodiments of ice and fire. It is, however, all about the internal struggle between good and evil. There's a little bit of both in each man, and that's what, at least in my opinion, this story depicts.

I can't think of a better example for this than the internal struggle of Jaime Lannister.

How does this fit into prophecy?

We all know the story of Azor Ahai who had to forge the sword "Lightbringer" to defeat the Others during the Long Night. First, he tempered the sword in water, then he drove it into the heart of the lion, but the steel shattered both times.

It was only when he drove the sword into the heart of his wife Nissa Nissa that it became "Lightbringer." According to prophecy, this hero will be reborn to defeat the Others once again.

Since we already talked about "born amidst salt and smoke" part of the prophecy in one of our previous articles, let's now focus on forging the "Lightbringer."

According to Reddit user byrd82, Jaime's character could be a metaphorical sword he needs to forge.

  • His first attempt was in the bath with Brienne when he confessed why he killed King Aerys. Since he was a broken man at this point, this event could be interpreted as his sword being shattered after tempering it in water.
  • Then, he was broken when Tyrion killed their father with a crossbow in the heart as a direct result of Jaime's actions. So that could parallel Azor Ahai's second attempt to forge the sword.
  • Now let's talk about the third attempt. Since there's no doubt that Cersei is his Nissa Nissa, it stands the reason to believe that Jaime will finally be able to "forge his hero's sword" when he kills his sister. Not to mention the fact that by doing so he will also fulfill the valonqar prophecy, but that's the story for another day.