The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones set the stage for a dramatic series finale. After conquering the Westerosi capital of King's Landing, Daenerys Targaryen has secured her place as the queen of the Seven Kingdoms.\nBut seeking revenage after the death of her dragon Rhaegal and best friend Missandei, and insecure about her claim to the throne since Jon Snow revealed his true parentage, the once-Breaker of Chains decided to raze the city to demonstrate her power, killing untold thousands in the process.\nSo though she all but sits on the Iron Throne, her position is precarious. Her supposed allies and advisors, including Jon, Tyrion, and Arya, were left distraught over her brutality at the end of the last episode.\nMany are anticipating, then, that the inevitable death of Daenerys will result in the rise of a reluctant but good Jon Snow, who is perhaps the central hero of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, however, that may not be the case.\nFollowing the twist in which the righteous Daenerys becomes the kind of despot she had always sought to destroy, fans posit that Jon, too, will not achieve the fate many had expected. A compelling theory holds that the son of ice and fire is poised to die in the final episode of the sprawling political drama.\nView this post on Instagram The dead are already here. #GameofThrones A post shared by gameofthrones (@gameofthrones) on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:12am PDT\nConsider the evidence. Recall the moment in season 6 when Melisandre brings Jon Snow back to life at the will of the Lord of Light. Ladbible points to the fate of other people who have been resurrected or whose life has been sustained with the help of the Lord of Light.\nJon Snow is animated by The Lord of Light. Will he instantly die after he plunges his sword into Dani's heart? #GameofThrones— OSCAR (@bigo206509) May 13, 2019\nBoth Melisandre and Beric Dondarrion, for example, died when they had finally fulfilled their divine calling — to bolster and protect the armies at Winterfell against the Army of the Dead.\nREAD ALSO: Proof Game Of Thrones Creators Just Wanted To End The Show As Quickly As Possible\nConsidering that for nearly the entire series, Jon Snow's singular goal was the defeat of the Night King, Ladbible continues, then his "purpose" has also been fulfilled, meaning his death is imminent.\nBut I suggest that Jon's true purpose is to bring peace to Westeros and finally end the decade-long conflict that has consumed the continent — likely by killing Daenerys. Only then will the Lord of Light finally release his life.\nView this post on Instagram For the watch, #ForTheThrone. A post shared by gameofthrones (@gameofthrones) on Nov 16, 2018 at 12:34pm PST\nThe destruction of King's Landing and the Red Keep represents the dissolution of centralized power in Westeros. I expect the Seven Kingdoms to once again become separate states after the deaths of Daenerys and Jon. Sansa has already introduced this possibility by asking Daenerys to release the North after her victory over Cersei.\nI am just putting this out there, but don't think Jon Snow will be the king coz Lord of Light will sort of take him back once his job of stopping the dragon and dany is done. That's what happened to all of those that came back from dead. #GoT— Momus Najmi (@MomusNajmi) May 15, 2019\nMy #GOT take: Jon Snow will die before the end. He was ressurected by the Lord of Light, as was Beric. When Beric eventually died stoping the undead from killing Arya, Melisandre said that is why the Lord of Light resurrected him 8 times, to fill a purpose. So Jon must die.— Mister Bumface (@misterbumface) May 6, 2019\nPrecedent definitely indicates that Jon will die. The question is how.\nYou can read Ladbible's summation of this theory here.\nTo summarize: The deaths of other characters who have been ressurrected by the Lord of Light suggest that Jon, too, will die before the end of the series.