"A time of darkness will come, when the Red Dragon takes the throne."
―Text from an Asshai'i prophecy

According to Vurus, Lucius Dragen is the prophesied Red Dragon, Destroyer of Men.

"The Red Dragon" or simply "The Dragon", also known as the "Destroyer of Men", the "Enemy of Light" and "Son of Darkness", is a mythic figure in the religion of the Lord of Light. According to prophecy, this figure would be reborn "amidst snow and darkness" and would be the ultimate nemesis of the Prince That Was Promised. The Red Dragon is the reincarnated Vyrio Ahai and a true enemy of mankind.

The Red Dragon is usually depicted as being one of the Four Beasts, or one of the prime combatants in the Great War, usually described as being the horseman that represents warfare and bloodshed.

According to Lord Vurus, priest of the Lord of Light, Lucius Dragen is the prophesied Enemy of R'hllor.