The season finale of Game of Thrones never disappoints, and Season 5 was exactly the same. Fans who had not read the books or had avoided spoilers from the books were shocked to find out that a pivotal character was potentially killed off. It has led to many theories over how Season 6 can continue, especially if this certain character is dead.
Game of Thrones fans will have likely heard by now that Jon Snow met a bloody end. Lured out to the cold with news that a Wildling knew his uncle, Benjen, a group of Night’s Watch members stabbed him — the final blow coming from young Olly. Where was Ghost in all this? Nobody knows as of yet.
One of the theories for Season 6 of the show, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, is that Jon will warg into Ghost and his soul will remain alive that way. It is not clear how that can happen, considering other wargs who have died have ended up not being able to warg at the last minute. Jon has not shown that skill either, with Bran Stark the only one out of the high profile family being able to do it.
According to the Telegraph, Kit Harington has denied that he will return to Game of Thrones next year. However, very few people believe him, wondering whether it is a decoy. Many believe the other theory, of Melisandre bringing him back to life. There has been a lot of talk about a life must pay for a life, and not just from the Faceless Men. Melisandra will not want Sherin’s “sacrifice” to go to waste, realizing that it was not to help Stannis win at Winterfell. She may use that sacrifice as a way to save Jon.
Melisandra certainly knew something about Jon and his parentage. She wanted him to leave The Wall, just like Stannis. She also left Stannis behind when everything was crumbling around him. It seems very likely that she has some card still left to play.
The Independent reminds Game of Thrones book fans that the plot line may not come out in time. Martin is unexpected to release his sixth book until later next year, while Season 6 of the show is expected in April. The question is whether the plot of the show will follow Martin’s plot for the books. It is now possible that the two go their separate ways, and Game of Thrones could very well keep Jon Snow dead.
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