You don't need to be a die-hard fan to realize that "Game of Thrones" is an anti-war story at its core. And yet many fans believe that the whole thing will end in one big apocalyptic battle of ice and fire where all the heroes will unite to fight the ever-growing Army of the Dead. After all, that is, where our story is heading now that Jon and Daenerys united their forces and the Night King finally breached the Wall.

While there is no doubt that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 will feature a battle of epic proportions, I believe that the story will end on a more personal level, and it will involve these characters we've grown to love.

It will be bittersweet, as George R. R. Martin himself loves to tease. And what better way to understand the ending than to go all the way back and see what ended the first Long Night.

The Construction of the Wall

Let's start by saying that humans never defeated the White Walkers in the first place. Instead, the war was ended by diplomacy. Together the two races raised the gigantic Wall to divide the continent into two regions, and the Children of the Forest carved magic spells into its foundation to make sure that the White Walkers honor the agreement. And yes, I do think that the White Walkers helped in the construction of the Wall because there is no way the structure that big could have been built so quickly without the ice magic of the White Walkers.

All of this probably makes you wonder why the White Walkers would agree to this. But then again, why wouldn't they? They prefer the cold weather anyway, and there were very few of them left. Which brings me to the second part of the agreement and the sacrifice the Last Hero agreed to.

The Last Hero's sacrifice

You are probably familiar with the Last Hero and his journey alongside twelve companions, a horse, and a dog, to seek out the Children of the Forest in an attempt to defeat the White Walkers.

All his friends died along the way, but he eventually found the Children, and the next thing we know the enemy was defeated and the Long Night was over.

However, it's important to note that the White Walkers weren't actually defeated, they only retreated into the Lands of Always Winter. In my opinion, the Children told the Last Hero that the only way to defeat the enemy is to make a sacrifice.

Now if the theory of the Last Hero and Azor Ahai being one and the same is to be believed, it's only logical to assume that he actually sacrificed his wife, Nissa Nissa to end the war. According to Azor Ahai legend, it was only after he plunged his sword into Nissa Nissa's heart that he was able to forge Lightbringer and finally end the Long Night. But he didn't just kill her, he turned her into the White Walker, and it was only then when the Others retreated with their new queen.

History will repeat itself

So with all this being said, it stands the reason to believe that the same thing will happen once again. Jon Snow, the most obvious candidate for Azor Ahai reborn, will act as the mediator between the living and the dead.

And once he realizes that humans can't win this war he will have to make a sacrifice and turn his wife, Daenerys Targaryen into the White Walker by using the same magic the Children of the Forest used thousands of years ago when they created the first White Walker. And this is how he will save mankind from destruction.

This idea was also explored by YouTube user Nerd Soup. You can check the video down below for more details.