A lot is being anticipated about the upcoming battle between Daenerys and her army and the reigning queen Cersie. While some fans want Cersie dead for her treacherous act of beheading a war captive Messandai, some have placed their bets on Jon Snow as the ruler of the Seven kingdoms.
Amidst all these fan theories, the last scene of the episode 4 preview, where Euron is seen looking at the horizon waiting for evident death has given birth to a new theory which is that Dany might actually turn a dragon to avenge the death of her baby, Rhaegal.
One Ryan Caldwell shared a long and poetically written theory on Medium about how Daenerys could actually be the large dragon, the dragon mother, that we see next to three smaller dragons in the new opening theme of the show. He believes that the show has forever given us clues that she is no ordinary Targaryen
The stakes on this theory are high as Daenerys has time and again proved that she is immune to fire, and only dragons as Dany once said pointed out that fire cannot kill a dragon.
Here are the reasons why the theory can actually come true.
In the first season, Mirri the sorceress who promises to make Khal Drogo better again in exchange for his horse’s life. But Daenerys’ unborn child also dies in the blood magic. When asked what happened to the child, Mirri says, “Monstrous.” Mirri interjected, “Twisted. I pulled him out myself. He was scaled like a lizard. Blind, with leather wings, like the wings of a bat. When I touched him, his skin fell from his bones. Inside, he was full of graveworms.” With its lizard shape, bat like wings, the creature sounds like an awful thing made from the union of a man and a dragon?
In another instance, we see Daenerys came out of the fire alive, when the dragons were born, and one more time later when she had set fire to the Dothraki tent. Dany being unburnt was a miracle. It was extremely unusual and borderline magical, even by Targaryen standards.
Why did she not get burnt? Let's now come back to what she said when her brother died - 'Fire cannot kill a dragon'. Did she know she is special? That she had a gift her brother didn't, despite being a Targaryen?
Another clue is how often the Targaryen tried to become dragons themselves. Joffrey Baratheon once told Margery Tyrell about Aerion Targaryen. “Over there in that urn, the ashes of Aerion Targaryen. Aerion Brightflame, they called him. He thought drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon. He was wrong,” he told her. This leaves us with a hint that maybe only Danerys will successfully turn out into a dragon, the way she tamed untamed creatures as her children.
But that doesn't translate to Dany successfully getting the throne. Cersie will still get her best shot and now choose wildfire, the once she used for the Sept of Valeor over other forms of punishment
“In the Thrones fashion of poetic justice killings - Olenna with poison, Eddard beheaded, Ramsey’s hounds - and the viciously angry crowds crying for it, Cersei will victoriously march Daenerys out to be burned at the stake. Just like Dany burned the sorceress on Drogo’s funeral pyre. Twice she’s survived fire…But never wildfire. Cersei will have heard the stories so her forces will be at the ready to launch a thousand arrows into the Unburnt. Daenerys will roast… And a smug Cersei will have won,” reads the theory. But that will not be the end of Daenerys.
“Then, in a growing and brilliant green firestorm, born… Daenerys, the Targaryen her ancestors dreamed of, that her father envisioned being, will be “reborn as a dragon to turn enemies to ash.” The Daughter of Death, true to name. Breaking the chains of her human form, her chrysalis, she’ll spread her wings and transform into the Largest. Dragon. Ever. Seen. No weapons, no armies, will stand a chance against her. She’ll demolish everything in her path. Burn the entire city. Madness. End times. Pure Fire and Blood.”
She will burn King’s Landing and its men, Cersei and even the throne room. But this will not make her invincible. Jon Snow will not come to play the most crucial part.
“Slamming down in front of him in a massive quake, he’ll give her pause. The recognition in her eyes. The scent of his dragon blood. A painful moment of understanding. She’ll be too far gone, though. A vicious whirlwind of a roar blasting him to the ground. Jon will do what heroes do… finally…Slay the dragon.”
He will put the sword into the heart of the woman he loved and now has turned into a dragon and maybe, when he pulls his sword out, it will be aflame, making him the prophecised Azor Ahai. Snow will finally rule the seven kingdoms, however, with a broken heart.
With just two episodes left to the end, it will be quite a task to fit all of this but if all such assumptions come true, many hearts surely will be left broken.