During the seasons of Game of Thrones we have heard Melisandre talking about Azor Ahai Reborn, a hero fighting against the Others (White Walkers), we will not find out who this character actually is, but which characters fit the criteria of Azor Ahai?

  • They claimed for Stannis and Khaleesi but i think Jon Snow will be Azor Ahai.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Jun 15, 2015 at 9:34
  • I feel the same thing, but based on what ? and what is realy this Azor Ahai is Capable of?
    – Mourad
    Jun 15, 2015 at 10:25
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    Can very well be Danerys seems like only thing show is doing is building her up while chopping others. This question seems to invite speculation though.
    – Dredd
    Jun 15, 2015 at 10:46
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    Basically; anyone. But we won't know until it's revealed!
    – Möoz
    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:58
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    This seems unanswerable at this point and could potentially devolve into arguing about fan theories. Leaning towards thinking this should be closed. Btw I think it's Daenarys. :) Light bringer is her dragons, which she acquired due to the blood sacrifice of her husband.
    – kuhl
    Jun 15, 2015 at 12:21

2 Answers 2


Anyone really

But for now, based on the actual prophecy:

There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.[1]

And if you believe that Azor Ahai Reborn is the same person as The Prince That Was Promised:

When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt.[2]

You see, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • The birth of a male child - a prince. (erroneous according to Maester Aemon)
  • The prince is of the blood of the dragon
  • Born of the line of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen
  • Born amidst smoke
  • Born amidst salt
  • A bleeding star in the skies. (also mentioned is being born beneath a bleeding star)
  • Possibly the return of dragons (when he was a boy, Aegon V Targaryen recalled that King Aerys I read about the return of dragons in a prophecy.)
  • The dark eye falls upon the prince?

Therefore, the closest candidates are:

Daenerys Targaryen

  • Was born on Dragonstone when a huge storm hit - Salt
  • Was re-born on the Dothraki Sea in Drogo's Funeral Pyre - Smoke
  • Returned dragons to the world
  • Is of the line of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen (their youngest child)
  • Is the "blood of the dragon"
  • Benerro claims that "The Dark Eye" has befallen her
  • The Bleeding Star appears as soon as she "births" her dragons
  • Her dragons are said to be her Lightbringer

Then there's [A Dance With Dragons spoilers]

Jon Snow

  • Rumoured to have been conceived of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark[3] - of the line of Aerys and therfore is blood of the dragon
  • When he gets stabbed, his blood "smokes" and Bowen Marsh is crying - Salt and Smoke
  • Bleeding Star appears when he is "born" into the Night's Watch
  • Theorised that he will "wake dragons from stone"
  • Dark Eye can also be another reference to The Great Other (who clearly has his eyes on Jon)
  • His Lightbringer could be Longclaw, or the Night's Watch or even Ghost

and finally,

Aegon VI Targaryen

  • Eldest son of Rhaegar and Elia Martell - therefore he is of the line of Aerys and Rhaella and is blood of the dragon
  • That's it

If you don't necessarily believe that Azor Ahai Reborn is the same person as The Prince That Was Promised:

Stannis Baratheon
Melisandre is convinced that AAR is in fact our very own Stannis The Mannis!

Jon Snow

  • Consider this line from Melisandre's very own POV chapter:
  • "I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R'hllor shows me only Snow."-A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five - A Dance With Dragons, Chapter Thirty-One (Melisandre I).
  • Snow, in this case is widely believed to refer to Jon Snow (the capitalisation of the "S" is on purpose)!
  • Further to this, there's some more evidence based on the Origin of the name Azor Ahai

All of this can change based on the show-writers (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) or the author of the books (George R. R. Martin) at any point; and we won't find out the final outcome until the very end!

  • Not Jon Snow I guess, any more. Jun 17, 2015 at 11:21
  • People are getting brought back to life like flies in GoT, so no biggy! Jun 25, 2015 at 13:55

There are few candidates who qualify to be named as one of the favorites to become Azor Ahai.

1 Stannis Baratheon

2 Daenerys Targaryen

3 Jon Snow

4 Victarion Greyjoy (Hasn't appeared on TV)

5 Aegon Targaryen (Hasn't appeared on TV)

Please refer to Azor Ahai/Theories page for information on why fans believe these are the candidates.

Currently there isn't enough information to determine who would it actually be.

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    And of course there's the possibility that the legend and prophecies have been sorely misunderstood... wouldn't be the first time :-) Jun 15, 2015 at 22:39
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    Even that can be true. Thats the thing with prophecies, right now we can't be even sure Azor Ahai and the prince that was promised are the same prophecy.
    – Vishvesh
    Jun 15, 2015 at 23:43
  • Who is Victarion Greyjoyand how is he qualified ?
    – Ankit Sharma
    Aug 21, 2015 at 13:41
  • @AnkitSharma He is Theon Greyjoy's uncle. Check out the link it has sufficient information.
    – Vishvesh
    Aug 21, 2015 at 16:54

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