This Davos Theory is Blowing Up Like Wildfire
Biding our time 'til the season 7 premiere, GoT fans have been coming up with some crazy and not so crazy ideas. Thanks to FollowTheBeard on Reddit, there's a new theory about Davos that will seriously blow your mind, but makes so much sense. What if Davos Seaworth is the Azor Ahai, not Jon Snow as many believe?
A quick background: the Azor Ahai: he (or she?) is the savior brought by the Lord of Light to defeat the white walkers who are well on their way to domination, no matter how naïve the South may be. Thanks to Melisandre, we know there is a prophecy of their return, especially now that things are getting hairy with winter. Here's a quick description of Azor Ahai, according to the red priest Thoros:
"According to prophecy, our champion will be reborn to wake dragons from stone and reforge the great sword Lightbringer that defeated the darkness those thousands of years ago. If the old tales are true, a terrible weapon forged with a loving wife's heart. Part of me thinks man was well rid of it, but great power requires great sacrifice. That much at least the Lord of Light is clear on."
So could this be Davos? FollowTheBeard breaks it down for us.
According to Melisandre, the Azor Ahai ("the Warrior") "will draw a burning sword from the fire". Well, Davos did this. In season 2, after Stannis burns all the idols and plucks a sword out of the fire (even though we obviously know he's not Azor Ahai), we see Davos subsequently take the sword out of the sand and walks away like it was nothing!
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Now for part 2 of the theory. In the books, it is said that "when the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt". We SAW the red star bleed- it was the red comet.
The rest of the prophecy could refer to the Battle of the Blackwater, which was literally fought at night with the impending doom of the darkness of winter. In the battle, Davos is blasted from his ship by wildfire into the water (see the smoke and water connection?) We all thought Davos to be dead, but of course, he wakes up on an island in season 3, seemingly "reborn".
The Azor Ahai will "wake dragons". Davos was there when Jon Snow, who we now know was a Targaryen or "dragon", came back from the dead. Sure, Melisandre performed the ritual, but Davos was the only one in the room when Jon actually began breathing. He could be the one that woke the dragon!
So do you think this all fits? Could Davos be the savior we were looking for all along? If you want any more proof, listen to the actor Liam Cunningham, himself!
In his interview with Rolling Stone, and again on Conan, Cunningham (who plays Davos) said in one meeting with George R.R. Martin, he was told a secret about Davos NO ONE ELSE KNOWS. Could this be the proof? I guess we'll need to wait for season 7 to find out.