Game of Thrones Season 8 is buried under the ashes of it’s forgotten plot lines

Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site
Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site /
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Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the Season 6 Finale of “Game of Thrones” on HBO
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the Season 6 Finale of “Game of Thrones” on HBO /

The Prince that was Promised

Fans drove themselves crazy with theories on who Azor Ahai a.k.a “The Prince that was Promised” was because he was mentioned at least once every season and was meant to have a hand in killing the ice zombies. So, who was is? Apparently nobody.

After years of buildup, the story of Azor Ahai and Lightbringer were swept under the rug so quietly you’d think the writers almost wanted you to forget it ever existed. The Azor Ahai legend is more important in the books but it was also a large part of the show. It was the sole purpose of Melisandre’s life, the reason Jon Snow was resurrected, and why Stannis sacrificed his own daughter to the Lord of Light.

Some might believe Arya was the promised prince/princess, but that can be discredited for two reasons. One, she’s not a prince/princess, and two, the Red Woman already knew Arya would kill the Night King. When Melisandre first met Arya, she foresaw all the lives Arya would take, including that of the Night King. She was then waiting for Arya in the Stark castle to remind her of a particular pair of blue eyes she was destined to shut forever.

The question is, if the Red Woman knew who would kill the Night King, then why did she bother Stannis, Jon, and Dany about the “Prince that was Promised” stuff? Was it even about the White Walkers at all or did D&D just scrap yet another story to save time?