Game of Thrones fans are positive they will see the arrival of Azor Ahai in the final season.
However, the identity of the character is unknown as at the moment, they are just a prophecy.
Now, George R.R. Martin has opened up on what he believes will come of the theory and it seems fans may be denied Azor Ahai at all in this season.
The author shared a video speaking about Aegon the Conquerer – the first Targaryen king.
He hasn’t been seen on the HBO series, but is credited with bringing together many of the kingdoms after The Long Night.
The legendary battle – which will be the focus of the Game of Thrones prequel – was between the First Men, the Children of the Forest and the White Walkers.
There, the zombies invaded Westeros and brought a generation of darkness as they tried to kill all beings.
Eventually, they were killed by Azor Ahai – The Prince That Was Promised.
Game of Thrones legend says the legendary character will return to save Westeros from the exact same threat in hundreds of years.
George has since discussed Aegon and how he was brought to rid the world of darkness.
He was previously a so-called Azor Ahai, meaning that season eight could be denied the character.
However, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) appears to have been following in the same footsteps of Aegon.
He has been in a desperate bid to unite Westeros as the looming battle with the White Walkers grows ever closer.
Furthermore, he will certainly rid the world of darkness and the foretold “Winter” that has now arrived.
And as if it wasn’t convincing enough, Jon’s real name is also Aegon, since he is a Targaryen.
Will Azor Ahai turn out to be Jon’s true path? Or have Game of Thrones fans missed their chance in this series to see the foretold hero?
This comes as HBO bosses have spilled all on a shocking final season.
David Nutter, who directed the opening episode, said the show’s main characters would be “reset”.
The beginning of the series will see beloved stars return to their original standing, presumably being attacked by White Walkers.
Game of Thrones season 8 will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2019. Seasons 1-7 are currently streaming on NOW TV.