If you’ve watched the season 5 finale of Game Of Thrones and can’t yet figure out how the writer was able to break the hearts of millions with the somewhat disastrous ending, then raise your hands.
The last episode of season 5 is still perhaps the most gruelling yet in the history of television and the reason for this is not farfetched. The number of deaths on that episode was at an all time high and each of the deaths was as bizarre and gruelling as they come. But the death that seemed to shock everyone to the core of their beings is that of Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
The writers of the show did the unthinkable by having Jon Snow stabbed to death by his fellow Night’s Watch brothers who didn’t approve of his actions of making peace with the Wildlings. What made the death even more touching was having young Olly (Brenock O’Connor), who seemed to be Jon’s protege, deliver the final stab. It was saddening to say the least.
Even though Kit Harington has said his character, Jon Snow is dead, it is hard to believe given that the character is one of the reasons why we watch Game Of Thrones. This perhaps makes us think the show won’t just take him away, or would they?
Author of the books the show was based on, George R. R. Martin when asked about Jon Snow’s death answered by saying “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you?” he had also said in an earlier interview in 2011. “My readers should know better than to take anything as gospel.”
He also said recently that, “If there’s one thing we know in A Song of Ice and Fire is that death is not necessarily permanent.”
In hopes that Jon Snow would come back from what seems a fatal end, here are 5 Reasons we believe that Jon Snow would make a come back.
Jon could be a warg
The younger brother of Jon Snow, Bran played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright has the ability to put his mind and soul in that of an animal. As such, it is possible that Jon is one too and he could have put his soul into Ghost, his direwolf, to preserve it before his body died. This theory is very much possible given that the last words he says before his death in the book is “Ghost”.
The Red Woman
The priestess (Red Woman) Melisandre, could be one person who might play a major role in ensuring Jon comes back. In the Season finale, she arrives at Castle Black a day before the death of Jon right after losing Stannis, the man she wanted as king. So far, we’ve not actually seen Melisandre bring back any dead person, it has happened a few times on the show. The Priest, Thoros of Myr resurrected Beric Dondarrion, six times using powers from the Lord of Light, who so happens to also be the same god Melisandre believes in. Given her long time interest in Jon, she sure won’t give up now.
Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon
The long held belief that Jon is Ned Stark’s bastard seems to be wrong. What seemed to convince a lot of people to this fact is because Jon was raised by Ned but in truth, Jon’s real parents are actually Rhaegar Targaryen and Ned Stark’s sister, Lyanna, who are both dead. If Jon truly has Targaryen blood in him, and Men of the Night’s Watch performs their ritual of burning his body so that he doesn’t come back as a wight, then Jon may just be reborn the way Daenerys was in season one.
If the men of the Night’s Watchmen who killed Jon decide to hide his body than going through the funeral rituals of burning his body, this may result in Jon coming back as a wight (Game Of Thrones Zombies). This fact would be depressing to say the least if we remember that the Leader of the White Walkers (Night’s King), is close by in Hardhome, coupled with the fact that he’s interested in Jon.
Though it’s quite hard to imagine Jon as a zombie, he may actually come back as a wight with good intentions. The book made mention of a character called Coldhands- a wight who can control his actions and Jon may come back as this.This might be saddening but it’s still better than no Jon at all.
This perhaps is the biggest and most controversial theory on why Jon Snow May make a comeback. Though not that in depth, there’s a legend about Azor Ahai alternatively known as ‘The Prince Who Was Promised’ or ‘The Lord’s Chosen’.
The Azor Ahai would probably be the true hero of Game Of Thrones as he is destined to save the realm from the invasion of the White Walker/wight invasion. He actually stopped the first invasion of the White Walkers with the help of “a magical blade” and he’s supposed to rise again. The thing is the Azor Ahai character must be a descendant of the dragon, must be born when there’s a bleeding star in the sky and in the middle of smoke and salt.
Jon seems to be the right choice given that his murder in the books was caused by number a knight with a star sigil (aka the bleeding star), Olly was in tears when he stabs Jon (aka the salt), and his stab wounds steam in the cold air (aka the smoke).
Since no one knows what’s coming up next given that the TV show has gotten to the same point with the books, any of these theories could turn out to be true. Perhaps, Jon Snow Could actually be dead which would be a tad difficult to swallow.