'Game of Thrones' season 8 might give us a fourth dragon. Here's the newest fan theory
As it turns out, there's a prospect of not three, but four dragons meeting us and the rest of this fantasy world now that the war is coming.
Warning: This article may contain speculations and spoilers for Season 8
'Game of Thrones' fans are not your regular, garden variety TV show viewers - they have eyes that don't miss a thing and they decode legends out of something that barely meets our eyes. After figuring out what the new sequence means for the show, fans have now spotted that there's more than what we know about Daenerys' babies. As it turns out, there's a prospect of not three, but four dragons meeting us and the rest of this fantasy world now that the war is coming.
After the episode aired, Reddit user ninajo94 noted that in the opening credits, hidden in plain sight, was the possibility of a fourth dragon. Before the show's name flashes on the screen surrounded by the symbols of the four houses, a sword blazes on the screen. If you look closely, you will see not three, but four fully grown dragons flying across the sky in an epic battle scene. There's also what looks like a comet blazing across the sky.
Now, while this theory seems insane to the point that it's ridiculous, but until just a couple of seasons ago, the good people of Westeros and Winterfell didn't believe that dragons existed. So what is stopping the old and the new gods of the show from creating another one just for kicks? When the dragons were born in season 2, there was a similar comet as another user pointed out. Was there another dragon born that we have no idea about?
However, as far as viewers go these are the only living dragons that we know about, and the first ones to appear in centuries.
A look into 'A Dance With Dragons' and Melisandre's prophecy about Azor Ahai we learn: "When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone." Now we are already awaiting the much talked about Azor Ahai with bets hedging between Daenerys and Jon but could the sword, the emblazoned comet and dragons be a hint that tilts the scales in favor of Daenerys or could this actually point towards the fourth dragon? Again, it could also be interpreted as Dany and Jon joining forces to perhaps, wake the stone dragon. Since Melisandre says: "Only a king's blood can wake the stone dragon."
The writings on the sword have almost always been reliable so it's hard to brush it aside as some conspiracy theory. When the infamous Red Wedding happened, it was etched into the intro just like these dragons. It's a possibility that the four dragons represent each of the four living dragons - Drogon, Rhaegal, Daenerys, and Aegon.
If a fourth dragon does come into the picture, the odds will definitely be in our team's favor - that is, if the fourth guy wants to join them. With Viseron already gone off the deep end and into team Night King, they will need all they can to win the war.