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Season 8 starts - Game of Thrones Ending: The Five Most Popular Fan Theories

How does the song of ice and fire end? This is probably the most talked about question among fans of the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" right now. How the last big fight and with it the final eighth season will end, will be shown weekly on Sky Atlantic Thrones HD by the pay-TV broadcaster Sky from April 14th. There are many theories about what happened in the last six episodes. Read the most popular ones here.

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GoT theory 1: who is Azor Ahai?

Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) isn't. Thanks to Brienne von Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), GoT fans have known that for a while now. But who could be the prince promised in legends, who will be reborn and save people a second time from the White Walkers? Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has been a hot contender for fans since it was revealed in season seven that he's not a bastard, but a Targaryen. The prophecy is: "When the red star bleeds and the darkness grows, Azor Ahai will be reborn amid the smoke and salt to raise the dragons from the stone."

When Jon was born, his mother Lyanna died - lying in a pool of blood. That showed at least one of Bran Stark's (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) visions. Jon himself later died in a betrayal of the Night's Watch and was brought back to life by the Red Woman Melisandre - a quasi-rebirth. And: Dragonstone - the seat of the House of Targaryen - literally means dragon and stone. Only one item is missing from Jon's prophecy list: smoke and salt.

Is she Azor Ahai? Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Source: picture alliance / AP Photo

However, Azor Ahai can also have a female translation. The lines of the legend also apply Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) too. The storm daughter was born at Drachenstein Castle - which could be the connection to smoke and salt. And Daenerys hatched the last dragons from petrified eggs. Like Jon, she was born again. She survived several infernos.

But the legend goes even further: The promised prince or princess will have to sacrifice his or her great love in order to save people from the White Walkers. At least that's what happened in the first version, in which Azor Ahai rammed the sword Lightbringer into the heart of his wife Nissa Nissa. Did she first have to become the night queen to end the first long night? Fans are worried about this. Because: Should Jon Azor be Ahai and kill Daenerys and make her the night queen, another fan theory also applies, namely that the White Walkers are really looking for a woman - their queen. So the pact of ice and fire could be made and the equilibrium restored, so the theory goes.

GoT Theory 2: is Daenerys Targaryen pregnant?

Or are Azor Ahai and the promised prince not one and the same person, as previously assumed? Another fan theory is that Daenerys is pregnant. Although her first son was stillborn in the first season, according to the witch Mirri Maz Duur, and Daenerys herself was condemned to sterility - a blood price for the life of her husband Khal Drogo, who was then cremated after all - Duur attached a prophecy to her curse: “When the sun rises in the west and sinks in the east, when the seas dry up and the mountains blow like leaves in the wind. When your womb bears fruit again and you have a living child. Then it will return, not before. "

Whether or not Khal Drogo will really return is an open question. Fans base their theory on the third sentence. So if Daenerys is pregnant by Jon, then her child could be the promised prince.

GoT Theory 3: Tyrion Lannister is a Targaryen