In Game of Thrones’s season eight penultimate episode, Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke) burned King’s Landing to the ground as she drove Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) off the Iron Throne.
She massacred thousands of innocent people in a spree that horrified lover Jon (Kit Harington) and turned him against Daenerys.
Then, in the final episode of the HBO series, Jon took the advice of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and stabbed her next to the Iron Throne, ending Daenerys’s reign of terror before it spread any further.
It was just before this moment that one fan realised Aemon Targaryen (Peter Vaughan) appeared to have predicted the scene way back at the Night’s Watch.
In the final episode, Jon tries to get Daenerys to see the severity of what she has done and relays the reality of the situation she has caused in King’s Landing.
He asks her: “Have you been down there?
“Children, little children, burned.”
Reddit user poub06 remembered a scene between Jon and Aemon in season one that appeared very similar to the final episode scene.
In the scene, Aemon recalls a past battle and tells Jon: “And the children! Even the little children.”
Was he warning Jon of what was to come and take action to stop it happening again?
Game of Thrones finale: Did Aemon know Daenerys was going to turn into the Mad Queen? (Image: HBO * SKY)
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