I'll be nice and say spoilers involved for no reason other than there's always some idiot that steps into threads like this anyways. How the fuck are you going to stab the shit out of Jon Snow. Wasn't it enough that you killed his dad, then his brother, then him which have all been progressively been the best characters not named Tyrion. I realize he may not be dead but it's going to feel cheap as fuck if he's reborn as AA, while also being somewhat badass at the same time. It just feels fucking repetitive and annoying to kill all the likable characters from the same family to me. I realize there aren't a ton of likeable characters, outside Tyrion who is almost unkillable, but with the addition of Aegon why not take out somebody like Daenarys or maybe Jaime after his turn back to good. At least then it wouldn't feel so contrived and then annoying. I know Martin has been ambiguous over whether he's really dead or not but if he is then I'll be pissed because it was (besides Tyrion) one of the most enjoyable storylines and also carried almost no emotional surprise like their was with Ned or Bran so if it was for shock value it was wasted. All I can hope is it was either some kind of dream, Melisandre seeing the event before it happened, or him about to be reborn in some kind of badass way. If not I have no fucking clue why Martin did it.