As issues at the moment stand within the books (on the finish of A Dance with Dragons), Tommen and Myrcella are each nonetheless alive, and there’s a Dornish plot afoot to place Myrcella on the throne, because the Dornish don’t observe the rule of male primogeniture and subsequently to them, their hostage Myrcella is the rightful inheritor. As we all know, the TV sequence lower off the Dornish storyline quite abruptly, and inserted Jaime into it, having him take Myrcella again, just for her to be killed by Ellaria Sand. So this appears to be a case of the difference together with Martin’s prophecy for the poetry of it, however being unable to satisfy this explicit side of it due to their very own modifications to the story. In consequence, we’ve excessive hopes that we’ll truly see this prophecy fulfilled in The Winds of Winter.
The Prince/ss Who Was Promised
This one is sophisticated, as a result of characters throughout the books are inclined to conflate prophecies in regards to the return of legendary determine Azor Ahai and the approaching of the Prince That Was Promised. The TV present then additional complicates issues by chopping Azor Ahai out altogether. The title “Azor Ahai” is rarely spoken within the TV present, and the precise story about how he drove his sword into his spouse Nissa Nissa’s coronary heart with the intention to create the flaming sword Lightbringer is neglected fully.
Nevertheless, there are many references within the present to the Prince/ss (the phrase in Excessive Valyrian has no gender, Missandei tells us) That Was Promised, a prophecy that Melisandre infamously misinterprets, considering it refers to Stannis Baratheon. In her first scene, Melisandre says it’s written that “a warrior will draw a burning sword from the fireplace, and that sword shall be Lightbringer.” Melisandre tells Stannis repeatedly that she noticed his victory within the flames, even after the defeat at Blackwater, telling him “you’re the warrior of sunshine… you’ll be King.” Then she will get him to look into the fireplace and asks him “do you see?” and he says “sure.” Stannis does win one victory, on the Battle of Fort Black the place Mance Rayder is defeated, however it’s protected to say he doesn’t fulfil the remainder of this prophecy in any means, form, or kind.
In the meantime, the Purple Monks and Priestesses we see in Essos imagine that Daenerys is the Princess That Was Promised. Kinvara says, “from the fireplace she was reborn to remake the world… her dragons are fireplace made flesh, a present from the Lord of Gentle.” She additionally says, “the dragons will purify non-believers by the 1000’s, burning their sins and flesh away” and that, “Daenerys has been despatched to guide the folks in opposition to the darkness, on this battle and within the nice battle nonetheless to come back.”
After she resurrects Jon Snow, Melisandre tells him, “Stannis was not the Prince That Was Promised, however somebody must be,” although having been burned (hah!) earlier than, she stops wanting truly saying it’s him. She’s equally cagey when she meets Daenerys, telling her, “the Lengthy Night time is coming. Solely the Prince That Was Promised can convey the daybreak” however with out committing to saying who precisely that shall be, although she says she believes each Dany and Jon Snow have a job to play.
So, is the prophecy unfulfilled within the TV model of the story? Maybe. The prophecy in regards to the sword Lightbringer is kind of fulfilled when Melisandre lights up the Dothrakis’ swords in flames in the course of the Battle of Winterfell, however does that make Melisandre herself the Princess That Was Promised? Daenerys and Drogon do certainly “purify non-believers by the 1000’s,” however not for the sake of the faith of the Lord of Gentle.