What Happened to Game of Thrones's Prince That Was Promised Prophecy?

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

One of the biggest prophecies in Game of Thrones was the story of the Prince That Was Promised. This person was the prophesied savior in the Lord of the Light religion, believed to be born from salt and smoke and wielding a sword named Lightbringer to defeat the threat of darkness. Throughout the majority of the series, fans have been speculating who the prince (or princess, since it's a gender neutral word in High Valyrian) could be. Some of the characters were desperate to find out as well. But since the series finale on Sunday, many are still wondering whether or not The One Who Was Promised was revealed. Was there ever one at all?

The first person thought to be this savior in the TV series was Stannis Baratheon, after he proclaimed himself the King of the Seven Kingdoms and Melisandre was totally behind it. But after Stannis was killed in battle and Jon Snow was brought back to life, the priestess then announced that she thought Jon was the prince. Since then, fans had been on board with this theory, especially after Jon seemed to be making heroic leadership decisions up north. We saw him becoming the King in the North, and then his true parentage was revealed—a game changer that confirmed he was the true heir to the Iron Throne.

But the final season might’ve thrown this idea out the window, considering it was Arya who killed the Night King—a feat many fans thought would have been left to the prophesied prince. After that, some began speculating whether or not the trained assassin was actually the Prince That Was Promised. But there were still some who believed Jon could be the ultimate savior.

And since the series finale, which saw Jon kill Daenerys Targaryen, many fans have continued to believe that he was the prince because he killed the darkness that was Dany. And as TIME points out, in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, the Azor Ahai, a.k.a. the Prince That Was Promised, had to kill his wife to create the Lightbringer, which certainly parallels what Jon did to Daenerys.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t explicitly settled whether or not the Prince That Was Promised prophecy was ever fulfilled, so we may never know (unless the showrunners or George R.R. Martin start talking). 

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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