Black Crow, on 13 March 2012 - 02:27 PM, said:
The references are specifically to an Ice Dragon, not "like" a dragon but an actual Ice Dragon.
The Starks are Kings of Winter, of Ice not Fire and ultimately in the conflict between the two Jon will represent Ice in fighting against Dany and her fire dragons in order to restore the balance upset by the victory of the original Azor Ahai. So far we've seen the Red Lot/Followers of the Light, but now in ADwD we've started to see that there's another side rooted in darkness and that the Starks are part of it and this is an underlying theme that will develop over the remaining books until it all comes together.
Jon may never take on the physical form of an Ice Dragon but its his destiny to slay the three Fire Dragons just as the original Ice Dragon did.
I really don't think there is anything to indicate that Jon will fight against Dany and her dragons, I am not saying that it isn't a possibility, but I don't think it will happen.
How is it Jon's "destiny" to slay the three fire Dragon's ?
I think there is much more evidence to support Jon being an actual dragon rider, opposed to him killing Dany's dragons, and I mean Jon as a rider of one of Dany's dragons, not an ice dragon.
If there has to be a battle between ice and fire, then it makes much more sence for it to be the dragons vs the Others.
Do you think that Jon will fight with the Others, Against Dany? Because if so, I just don't see it, I don't think there is a chance in seven hells that Jon will fight on the same side as the Others.
You mention that there is a darker side, and that the Starks are appart of it. I don't think that means that the Starks are for the Others, and even if it did, Jon is only half Stark, so he could just as easily choose to follow his fire side, opposed to the ice side.
We have one example of someone sacrificing someone in front of a Weirwood, that isn't proof that the Starks were bad, and it especially doesn't prove that the present day Starks are bad.
Considering Brandon the Builder is the one who built the Wall, which keeps the Others out, I don't think that the Starks are for the Others.
The Iron Men sacrifice people to the Drowned god, which is a "First Men" god, does that also mean that they are for the Others? Or that it is their "destiny" to fight against Dany ?