5. The Targaryen Fire Rebirth
It seemed so obvious that Jon Snow was not really Ned Stark’s bastard at all. The guy died because of his honor, so cheating on Lady Stark just seems out of character for Ned. The most popular fan theory of both the Unsullied and book readers is that Jon has to be the child of a Targaryen prince and Ned’s sister. Now, Targaryens are not always immune to fire. Even when they are, it doesn’t seem to work all the time. Yes, Jon Snow was burnt in the story, but that doesn’t rule out a special case.
6. The White Walker King will bring Jon back.
This is my least favorite theory, I guess, because it assumes that Jon will come back as one of those White Walker dudes. The Night’s King does seem to have the ability to raise the dead, but they usually come back as zombies and not actual “Others.” If anything, I hope he doesn’t just come back as a creepy zombie. Still, there may be more to the “Others” than we are seeing right now, so it’s possible this ending could still be satisfying. At the end of the Hardhome battle scene, the Walker King and our hero did seem to share a meaningful look.
7. There are too many things that Jon Snow Doesn’t know!
Jon never found out about his real parents. Even Luke Skywalker got to find out who is dad was. While we all love GRR Martin for breaking stale tropes, this might be a bridge too far.
8. Kit Harrington might be fibbing.
News that the actor had renegotiated his contract through season 7 of Game of Thrones made the news several months ago. It’s true that Kit Harrington recently said the news story about the negotiation process wasn’t entirely correct, but he didn’t exactly say all of it wasn’t true.
9. In Martin’s original plan, Jon was a survivor
In the original plan for the books, Arya, Tyrion, Dany, and Jon were supposed to survive to the end. This story has exploded and evolved since the original plan, but Martin surely didn’t originally plan to let our hero shuffle off the pages.
10. Kit Harrington has been spotted in Belfast.
Some guy on Reddit posted that the actor had been spotted in Belfast, the location of filming. According to this poster, he wasn’t allowed to take a photo because it was supposed to be a secret. That sounds legit!
11. Arya just has to see him again.
If you remember the epic scene when Jon Snow gave Arya needle and hugs, you just know he’ll be back. I can’t imagine he ever got along with Sansa all that well, but he and Ayra are soul siblings.
12. Ghost is still alive.
Yes, Sansa seems to have survived the death of poor Lady. However, Robb and Grey Wind shuffled off together. Nobody’s wolf has outlived them.
13. Bran is still alive and north of the Wall.