Poor old Jon was always told he knew nothing, Ironically, when he finally found out the most jaw-dropping revelation of his life (and recent Westerosi history) it ultimately amounted to nothing. Similarly, the whole mystical build-up to the Prince Who Was Promised also fizzled out on the HBO adaptation. But there are still two books left in Martin’s source saga and we now know Jon actually fulfilled every step of Azor Ahai’s prophecy, on top of actually being a prince.
The Prince is supposed to be Azor reborn, repeating his incredible feat of saving the world from darkness and destruction.
It turns out that Jon mirrored every major criterion in the legends on Azor Ahai.
The following three huge moments completely seem to confirm Jon really is the prophesied saviour in three spookily accurate moments.
Tyrion once said: “Prophecy is like a half-trained mule. It looks as though it might be useful, but the moment you trust in it, it kicks you in the head.” Jon certainly doesn’t have a heroic ending but we think the following argument proves he really was.
STEP 3: “He called for his wife, Nissa Nissa, and asked her to bare her breast. He drove his sword into her living heart, her soul combining with the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes.
“Her blood, soul, strength, and courage went into the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer. Following this sacrifice, Lightbringer was as warm as Nissa Nissa had been in life.”
Daenerys literally burned with the fires of her Targaryen heritage. She also burned with crusading zeal to reshape the world as she saw fit. By killing her, Jon ended the threat of darkness.
In this way, he was Lightbringer embodied.
But there was still one more powerful symbolic act.
THE END: “Once Azor Ahai fought a monster. When he thrust his sword through the belly of the beast its blood began to boil. Smoke and steam poured from its mouth, its eyes melted and dribbled down its cheeks and its body burst into flame.”
By the conclusion of Game of Thrones, it was clear power and the desire to rule are the ultimate evil, the monster.
In Westeros, this was represented by the Iron Throne. Jon’s actions caused Drogon to blast the hated symbol and the metal boiled and melted.
Jon Snow was born of ice and fire and he faced both and saw them defeated.
What more could anyone want from an Azor Ahai?