The King of the North (played by Kit Harington) did his best to fight valiantly during the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
HBO fans were rooting for the leader and rightful heir to the Iron Throne throughout the great war against the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and his white walkers.
Jon put all his efforts into chasing after the villainous Night King, and even attempted to defeat Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) once beloved dragon – now ice – Viserion.
Yet he was thwarted at every turn, and in the end in a completely unexpected twist of fate it was Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) who destroyed the undead creature with her Valyrian sword.
But now a new theory from Digital Spy has suggested Jon had something to do with the deaths of the Dothraki men, who had been assisted by Melisandre (Carice van Houten) at the last second before heading into battle.
Unfortunately devastating scenes unfolded and viewers watched as the army were wiped out in one fell swoop, their lights being extinguished as they were brutally murdered by the undead.
Jon’s plans in killing the dragon and destroying the Night King failed to pay off, as the leader seemed to go off on a wild rampage around Winterfell.
But amidst the chaos, the leader could have been creating something of a diversion if his earlier actions were less than heroic.
The leader could have actually pushed for the Dothraki to head into battle, in a new tactic to rob his lover Daenerys of her major asset.
Game of Thrones season 8 continues Sundays on HBO
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Now the news of his true parentage has sunk in, Jon’s initial reluctance could have turned to hope to take his seat on the lucrative Iron Throne.
While he continues to convince Daenerys he wants none of the power she is so certain is hers, the truth could be something very different, in perhaps the biggest twist during the entirety of the series?
If the theory proves true, Jon would have truly duped everyone.
But fans should remember Jon has never once showed greed to rule the Seven Kingdoms, despite spending so much time with the increasingly manipulative white-haired mother of dragons.
Focused on protecting his people and saving the whole of Westeros, it’s unlikely he would do anything to jeopardise the tentative alliances he has built up.
Samwell Tarly actor John Bradley recently teased no one on the show is safe, despite the biggest battle coming to an end.
Speaking on the Ellen Degeneres show about The Long Night, he said: “Yeah, I didn’t think I was gonna survive either. Because you’re always kind of looking at the scripts for the new episode with one eye open. You’re so nervous.”
He continued: “And people say: ‘Oh, Sam can’t die’, and ‘Sam’s too important’ or ‘Sam’s too beloved’. And you just think: ‘God, don’t you watch this show? Have you never seen this show before?’
“Important and beloved doesn’t matter. Nobody is sacred and nobody is safe in Game of Thrones,” John added ominously.
Game of Thrones continues Sundays on HBO and is simulcast with Sky Atlantic at 2am Monday in the UK.
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