In one of the previous "Game of Thrones" articles, I explored the possibility of Samwell Tarly being Azor Ahai, a theory proposed by YouTube user Bonz, and reported by the Secrets of the Citadel. And no matter how hard I tried to fit Sam into a rather obscure Azor Ahai prophecy, I couldn't possibly find any evidence whatsoever to support this wild claim.

But just because Samwell Tarly isn't the prophesized hero destined to fight the darkness with his sword Lightbringer, that doesn't mean he isn't special. What if I told you that our boy Sam could very have the most important role of all.

What follows is a brilliant analysis by Reddit user MrSilenceT and a theory that will take the story as well as Sam's character to a whole new level. Prepare to have your mind blown.

What is so special about Samwell Tarly?

First of all, for you to understand this theory, you must banish any thought that Azor Ahai reborn and the Prince That Was Promised are one and the same. Let's explain the difference.

Azor Ahai reborn is the reincarnation of a hero from the original Long Night, said to have been born "amidst salt and smoke," the wielder of the Red Sword of Heroes a.k.a. Lightbringer, destined to fight the darkness when the time comes. This is the prophecy so vague that you can fit almost every character into it.

From Jon Snow (the most obvious choice for the role) to Tommen's cat Ser Pounce, everyone is "Azor Ahai" these days. But not Samwell Tarly though. He's got a different, more important role to play, the role of the Prince That Was Promised, and the third, or rather the first, head of the dragon.

The many faces of Aegon Targaryen

In "Game of Thrones" TV show it was revealed that Jon Snow's real name is actually Aegon Targaryen. That reveal caused massive confusion among fans, as Rhaegar's first born son was also named Aegon, the baby whose head was brutally crushed by the Mountain during the sack of King's Landing, at the very end of Robert's Rebellion.

In "A Dance with Dragons," the fifth book of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga, we learned about the baby swap and the possibility of Aegon, the son of Rhaegar and Elia being alive and well in the present time. The books, of course, introduced Young Griff, a character whom Varys claim is actually Aegon. But, as many fans already suspect, Varys might not be telling the whole truth. Young Griff is a topic for another discussion, so let's focus on Sam.

According to this theory, baby Aegon was indeed smuggled by Varys who had the baby fostered by one of the strongest Targaryen supporters, the only one who defeated Robert at the Battle of Ashford, Lord Randyll Tarly. Meaning that Prince Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar and Elia, had been in front of us all along.

We simply know him as Samwell Tarly, a boy who inherited Rhaegar's love for books and knowledge, and Elia's looks, gentle heart, and delicate health.

Randyll Tarly tried his best to raise the young Prince as the fighter, but the training proved to be an utter failure, so he sent him to the Wall, hoping that the Night's Watch will "make a man out of him." If you are interested in finding out more about Sam's true parentage, including the details about the timeline, check out my previous article on Sam, and "Secrets of the Citadel" YouTube video. Now, let's talk about his future role.

A song of the Prince That Was Promised

In one of many Daenerys' "House of the Undying" visions from "A Clash of Kings," she sees Rhaegar talking to his wife Elia about their newborn son.

"Aegon. What better name for a king," Rhaegar said, "he is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire."

That's exactly what Sam's destiny is. To be the Prince That Was Promised (not to be confused with Azor Ahai) whose song will be the song of ice and fire. This was heavily foreshadowed in one of Sam's conversations with Archmaester Ebrose in "Game of Thrones" Season 7. Check out the scene below (1:33 - 1:50).

"I am not writing a chronicle of the wars following the death of King Robert the first, so it can sit on the shelf unread," Ebrose said. Sam didn't like the title, and he went on to suggest something a bit more poetic. "A Song of Ice and Fire" perhaps?

What's even more interesting is that George R.

R. Martin said that he would like to play Samwell Tarly at the end of this series. Check out this 2013 "Game of Thrones" Emmy panel (40:31 - 41:30).

So in the end, as MrSilenceT puts it, Samwell Tarly a.k.a. George R. R. Martin will forge a metaphorical Lightbringer ("A Song of Ice and Fire" books,) and wield it in the fight against the darkness, which in this theory, is the ignorance.

What do you think about this theory? Could George R. R. Martin be the Prince That Was Promised? Tell us in the comments below, and don't forget to follow MrSilenceT on Reddit for more mind-blowing ideas about "Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire."