Season six of Game of Thrones has been pretty interesting till now. The last episode, Oathbreaker, showed the return of Jon Snow from the dead and execution of the mutineers. It also showed us a vision of a young Ned Stark in one of Bran’s visions. Young Ned Stark was seen fighting Ser Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy in that scene. Now more new scenes (and majorly flashbacks) imply more new theories because that’s what ardent fans do. They try to speculate and reason out every single move made by characters on the show and observe their surroundings.
So this fan theory says that Jon might be prince that was promised, a reincarnation of Azor Ahai who was the legendary hero who defeated the Great Other. This is also mentioned by Melisandre while talking to Jon when she says in the beginning of the episode that, “The Lord [of Light] let you come back for a reason. Stannis was not the Prince Who Was Promised but someone has to be.”
If we take into account another (and most popular) fan theory that R+L= J and that Jon is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark and not Ned’s bastard. Now believing that theory and considering the tower of Joy flashback, Reddit user shagnastyjr writes, “In light of Sunday’s episode, and Melisandre’s mention of the Prince That Was Promised, I took a moment to review the Prince prophecy itself. One of the key pieces of the prophecy itself is that the Prince is ‘born under a bleeding star.’ There’s a lot of speculation as to what the star is, and the episode got me thinking — could it be Dawn [Dayne’s sword]? We see a young Eddard use the sword to kill Arthur Dayne, but it’s important to note that he doesn’t immediately drop the sword. In fact, he’s seen holding it as he climbs the steps up to the Tower of Joy.”
The show is about to get more interesting.