Of course Jon Snow couldn’t die. After the new confirmation of fans’ longterm theory that he is indeed the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, he now could be destined for pivotal plot moves before the series ends.
Game of Thrones fans are orgasmic after the season six finale revelation that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark‘s bastard son – as they suspected-but is instead the child of secret lovers Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark — Ned’s sister.
But, while Jon and his ‘half-sister’ Sansa Stark focus on uniting the northern houses behind his leadership to protect themselves from the undead White Walkers, he may now have an even bigger destiny. As the grandson of the former Mad King of Westeros, Aerys Targaryen, Jon has a strong and legitimate claim to the Iron Throne, now occupied by Cersei Lannister.
Daenerys, his aunt, is on her way to battle Cersei for the Throne. But Jon knows that the ultimate enemy of his northern kingdom isn’t Cersei, or any other living claimant to the Iron Throne – it’s the deadly White Walkers.
If that is the case, is he actually the living embodiment of the ancient legendary hero – Azor Ahai?
Game of Thrones legend has it that it was Azor Ahai who thousands of years ago battled evil darkness that lay over the land. It was with the help of a magic sword christened with his wife’s blood, that Azor was finally able to defeat the evil Others. There has long been a prophecy in Westeros that Azor Ahai would be reborn, sent by the Fire God, R’hllor, to save the world again from an evil, cold darkness.
Now, of course, Jon Snow was brought back to life by the Red Priestess, Melisandre, a disciple of R’hllor. And as both a Stark – the family known for its ownership of a great sword call ‘Ice’- and a Targaryen, whose symbol is the fire-breathing dragon – is that more evidence that Jon Snow is the new living Azor Ahai?
Whew! It’s a tangled Westerosian web. But, it seems clear that Jon Snow returned to life for a very major series season finale reason. Stay tuned.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that Jon Snow will be revealed as the legendary Game of Thrones hero, Azor Ahai? Let me know.