First of all, we know how George R. R. Martin thinks about killing characters; he actually kinda likes it somehow but don’t worry about what happened to Jon, this is not a Ned or Robb situation.
R + L = J is not a theory anymore, it is more than a fact (if you still don’t believe this then apart of being blind you have nothing to do here).
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Azor Ahai (yes, most of you must be questioning this article right now like I am crazy by mentioning him but don’t run so fast yet), was supposedly a legendary warrior who during the Long Night defeated The Others with with his dragon steel blade and the war ended (a reference to the Valyrian Steel).
Now why did I said “supposedly”? Because we have two versions of the story and I find much more accurate the one we discover thanks to one of the Old Nan’s tales: The White Walkers appeared thanks to the long night, they battle joining forces with The First Man & The Children Of The Force for a long time and then the last hero came and the war ended and the wall was built.
The interesting thing about old Nan’s tales is that they only speak about the White Walkers closing in the last hero, she never talks about him killing them all (like the other version says). And how do you end a war without killing the other side? Easy, you make a deal, a peace treaty.
Now what does this have to do with Jon? Jon is just Jon!!... right?
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Poetic AND true.
In order to become Azor Ahai Jon had to die letting his long watch days to end; an intense image was leaked hours ago before the last episode of GOT aired and somehow the editors decided to cut it because of circumstances:
We can clearly see it was cut off because when you see Jon dead in the floor he is changing the color of his eyes:
When you die, your pupils expand there’s no way your eyes are gonna be brighter or change the color.
You get my point? The whole Jon’s path?
Jon Snow had to die to become Azor Ahai, Melissandre knew this:
“I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R'hllor shows me only snow”
And somehow she’ll be involved in all of this next season (next book).
Never forget that Rhaegar was obsessed with the prophecy about Azor Ahai, so if you don’t like the simple idea of Lyanna and Rhaegar you can pretty much see that what Rhaegar saw in Lyanna was just the mother of the new Azor Ahai, romantic feelings apart this is what pretty much happened.
And also now that I mentioned Rhaegar, I pretty much believe Jon was called “Jon” thanks to Jon Connington, who due to his connections with the royal family, and because he was a noted warrior, Jon was chosen by King Aerys II as Hand of the King after the dismissal of Owen Merryweather. One of the very few Rhaegar’s friends (and his actual status is alive by the way).