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Source: HBO

Jon Snow Became Azor Ahai in the Finale and 'Game of Thrones' Fans Didn't Notice


Following the Game of Thrones finale, many fans were surprised that one of the show's most discussed prophecies, Azor Ahai, a.k.a. the Prince Who Was Promised, didn't seem to play out. Azor Ahai is a legendary figure in the faith of the Lord of the Light.Thousands of years ago, he forged the sword Lightbringer to defeat the White Walkers when they first invaded Westeros. 

In order to defeat the White Walkers, he had to plunge the sword into the heart of his loving wife, Nissa Nissa. A prophecy foretells that he will be reborn as The Prince That Was Promised. For the first few seasons, Melisandre believes that Stannis Baratheon is The Prince That Was Promised. 

Following his defeat at the hands of the Boltons, she quickly changes her mind and indicates that Jon Snow is actually Azor Ahai since he was resurrected by the Lord of the Light. However, it was Arya who ended up saving the world from the White Walkers.