Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones will hit TV screens on April 24. Now that the show is going beyond the literature source it is based on, fans are clambering for any shred of information about the upcoming season. While there have been plenty of what appear to be legitimate spoilers, — looking at you, Ian McShane — but there are also some fake spoilers out there that fans may, or may not, be aware of.
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HBO is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to spoilers this year in Game of Thrones. Besides the whole “Is Jon Snow really dead?” deal, Game of Thrones newcomer Ian McShane has been dropping hints about upcoming Season 6 storylines via information about his character as quickly as HBO can deflect them. Even refraining from allowing early screeners of Season 6 of Game of Thrones doesn’t seem to be working for HBO. So, let’s have a look at what’s real and what’s not in the world of Westeros this season.
This has been the biggest storyline to come out of the Season 5 finale. Jon Snow (played by Kit Harrington) has been left dying in the snow after being stabbed repeatedly by the Night’s Watch. While HBO insists Jon is really dead, most fans don’t believe this theory at all. While one can never say never when it comes who who will live or die in Game of Thrones, there is a lot of evidence stacked in favor of Jon surviving (or being reanimated) in Season 6 of Game of Thrones. However, it is still hard to say for certain that HBO will bring Jon Snow back to life.
Recently the Internet had a meltdown when Game of Thrones newcomer, Ian McShane released way more than he should have in relation to the character he will be playing in Season 6. He told the Telegraph he thought it was an overreaction, “You say the slightest thing and the Internet goes ape. I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f***ing life. It’s only t*ts and dragons.” But, for Game of Thrones fans, he did manage to suggest his character only lasts one episode because he died, brought back a character from supposed death — then adding that person wasn’t Jon Snow but likely the Hound — and that Stannis (Stephen Dillane) was really dead. HBO have yet to publicly defend or dispute McShane’s claims, so fans are left to consider that they might actually be true.
Now For The Absurd
Every year seems to bring about a cause for a spate of fake spoilers. This year, it is Alfie Allen’s (he plays Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) turn to fake some spoilers via BuzzFeed.
- Jon Snow is actually alive but returns as a mouse. This will lead to Game of Thrones crossing paths with the Harry Potter universe.
- Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) will survive that massive leap from Winterfell by the use of Ibuprofen.
- Once they make their leap of faith, Sansa dumps Theon quicker than you can say “Thank you for rescuing me.”
- There will be the introduction of a new Greyjoy called Chaffinch in season 6 of Game of Thrones.
- Ramsay Bolton will certainly suffer in season 6 (although, this sounds more like wishful thinking on Allen’s behalf).
- Thanks to Daenerys locking up one of her dragons, Theon will develop a close relationship with it due to their shared dark backgrounds.
- Jon Snow actually has no parents, having been born from a “primordial soup”.
Now, while there are plenty of fake Game of Thrones spoilers out there at moment, you can always add to them by using the Game of Thrones spoiler generator. Yes, there is an app for that! Included in the fake spoilers are statements such as “Melisandre commits suicide,” “Yara Geryjoy is poisoned by Arya” and “Cersei is elected Lord Commander of Night’s Watch.”
What spoilers have you heard about Season 6 of Game of Thrones? Let us know the best you’ve come across by commenting below.
Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 24.
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