'Game of Thrones' season 8 hinges on the Azor Ahai prophecy. Could it be Daenerys' promised child from Season 1?
It was pretty heartbreaking to watch Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) lose her husband, Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) in Season 1 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' when the witch, Mirri Maz Duur (Mia Soteriou), had tricked her into believing that she would have to sacrifice her son's life for her husband's. However, when Daenerys confronted Maz Durr she further contorted her words and claimed that her unborn son was apparently a monstrous being who had to be killed. Daenerys was left believing that she would never be able to bear a child. However, after the Mother of Dragons made love to the King in the North Jon Snow (Kit Harington), in Season 7, theories began to churn out about the possibility of her pregnancy in Season 8.
However, to consider the probability of her pregnancy we need to go back a bit into the first season where the witch began to describe Daenerys' unborn child. Clearly, a fantastic description which was quite hard to believe since Maz Durr mentioned that Daenerys' unborn boy was twisted with scales all over him, and wings like a bat. And by the end of that very episode, Daenerys gave birth to three dragons, whom she would go on to claim as her children. There was also a major part of Maz Durr's prophecy which was left out. The witch had said, "When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.”
Although in that situation perhaps she meant that Khal Drogo would only return when Daenerys is once again fertile, it could also be indicative of the fact that perhaps Daenerys' child in the promised Azor Ahai. Geroge R.R.Martin had dropped a subtle hint in the fifth book about Daenerys' pregnancy where he wrote, "She was bleeding, but it was only woman’s blood. The moon is still a crescent though. How can that be? She tried to remember the last time she had bled. The last full moon? The one before? The one before that? No, it cannot have been so long as that", which in itself was indicative of the fact that Daenerys was fertile once again.
Also, considering that Daenerys' past has been a trade between life and death- her brother was killed off when she became queen, her son was killed to save Khal Drogo, and finally Viserion was killed by the Night King turning him into an ice dragon- chances are Daenerys' final sacrifice of Viserion will not go unnoticed. As we already know Jon Snow is also a Targaryen and he is also someone who was brought back to life by the Lord of the Light. Hence with their combined forces of fire and blood, it wouldn't be a surprise if their child actually turns out to be the Azor Ahai. However, we cannot say anything for certain yet and will have to wait until 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 returns to HBO on April 14.