Game of Thrones is less than a month away, but that isn't stopping HBO from unleashing as many teasers as possible to get fans excited for what's to come. On Wednesday, the network tweeted out another action-packed clip, which leaves viewers (once again) with so many more questions than answers. But there was one moment in particular that caught my attention: a potential sighting of a certain flaming sword. So is Lightbringer in the new Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer? It certainly seems that way.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Lightbringer is the name of the burning sword Azor Ahai wielded, which makes sense. Considering his main purpose was to fight off the darkness and bring light back into the world, it feels appropriate from him to possess a sword that is a literal beacon of light. But what's really interesting is who currently seems to be in possession of the sword in the trailer. The man with the eye patch, who can be found around the 1:07 mark, is actually Beric Dondarrion, played by Richard Dormer.
Fans were first introduced to him when he was the leader of the group Brotherhood Without Banners. He's also died and been resurrected by Thoros of Myr six times, which has made many believe that he could potentially be a reincarnated version of Azor Ahai. And seeing him with that sword undoubtedly adds even more weight to the theory.
Now, of course, this could just be a red herring to throw viewers off the scent of who the actual Prince Who Was Promised is. There are many theories about who it could be, including Jon Snow, Dany, Tyrion, and Khal Drogo, just to name a few. The list of possibilities goes on and on. However, I'm still intrigued about this particular story and why this character is seen holding such a seemingly powerful weapon. Perhaps his purpose is to keep the sword safe until the true owner crosses his path.
The prophecy states that:
There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.
Originally, Melisandre thought Stannis Baratheon was the man for the job, but that clearly didn't turn out to be true. And sure, Jon Snow, is a definite possibility as well. But I mean, he's only come back to life once. Beric has done it six times now. That's pretty impressive. Either way, I'm very curious to see how this will play out and what it all means in the great war to come.