He was sent North as punishment for taking the life of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) following her descent into madness.
Although what he did was the right thing, ultimately, he didn’t have a strong enough status to be able to avoid being punished for killing the queen.
However, one Reddit user believes the show could have been so much different if Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) fate was different.
cpl73092 wrote how the Tower of Joy scene was completely crucial for Jon’s life.
The important flashback scene showcased Jon was actually a legitimate Targaryen and Stark child.
While there, Ned tried to stop Targaryen soldiers from taking Lyanna Targaryen’s (Aisling Franciosi) newborn away from her and he successfully killed the army.
Ned then rescued Jon from a dying Lyanna and promised to raise him as his own bastard child in order to protect him from those who were against the Targaryens.
However, what would have happened if Ned was unsuccessful in his mission to save Jon?
The Reddit user thought: “Imagine how different Jon’s life could have turned out if Arthur Dayne ended up killing Ned at the Tower of Joy and successfully smuggled Jon out of Westeros?
“He would have been raised a Targaryen, possibly connected with Viserys and Daenerys in Essos.
“The truth about Lyanna and Rhaegar being revealed somewhat undermining the whole purpose of Robert’s rebellion.
“This would defeat the whole story Martin created, but still I’d be into this scenario as well.”
What’s more, Jon could have actually helped Daenerys to take the Iron Throne, if he didn’t choose to take it himself.
As it was, poor Jon found himself banished to the Night’s Watch, with no one ever aware he was the legitimate heir to Westeros.
Meanwhile, it seems there was an alternative ending to the series which would have been a bloodbath.
Director Miguel Sapochnik recently revealed the Battle of Winterfell was supposed to include a lot more deaths.
He said: “I wanted to kill everyone. I wanted to kill Jorah in the charge at the beginning. I was up for killing absolutely everyone.
“I wanted it to be ruthless, so that in the first 10 minutes you say, ‘All bets are off; anyone could die.’ And David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] didn’t want to. There was a lot of back-and-forth on that.”
“With credit to them, they let me engage early. It was a sustained engagement. I got to really question and argue with them, and I’ve learned with them when to stop arguing because there comes a point when they dig in and you just don’t want to be there.”