The 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Might Foreshadow Daenerys Sacrificing Herself

A lot of things happened in the season premiere of Game of Thrones. We saw many of our favorite characters reunited, we went on a dragon-riding date with Jon and Daenerys and saw Sam and Jon discuss Jon's true lineage.

But could those reveals foreshadow Daenerys sacrificing herself?

One fan on Reddit believes that because Sam asks Jon if Daenerys would give up the throne to save her people like Jon did, it means Daenerys will want to prove Sam wrong and sacrifice herself during the battle with the Night King. At first the user, u/jordiwankenobi66, thinks she wouldn't because she's been trying to get to the Iron Throne since the beginning of the show. But after more review, it was revealed that maybe that's wrong and she will sacrifice herself.

"I started thinking that maybe this was some massive foreshadow, and Dany will surprise us and make a heroic sacrifice at the end of the story," the Redditor explained. "Maybe she will dramatically sacrifice herself fighting the Night King on Drogon and effectively ‘give up the throne’ by sacrificing her own life."

Daenerys' sacrifice was also foreshadowed when Jon tells Daenerys that the Northerners will never accept her until she's proven she's worthy. Dying for her people would certainly obtain that trust. She also tells Tyrion in season 7's episode "Behind The Wall" that heroes are always risking their lives for some heroic cause. This could hint that she will do the same in the battle to come.

By sacrificing herself, she will not only gain respect from everyone in the North, but prove Sam wrong. Maybe her destiny is to save the realm, not rule it.