Why We Can’t Don’t Believe Jon Snow is Dead
This post contains major spoilers for anybody who has not read A Dance with Dragons, seen the last episode of season 5 of Game of Thrones, and hasn’t checked the headlines of almost any Internet news feed for the last several weeks. In other words, you have to somebody who really doesn’t care anyway if you aren’t aware that Jon Snow really seemed to die/kick the bucket/get stabbed way too many times/etc.
Is Jon Snow really dead? Even Kit Harrington told the public in an interview that he was really, really dead. He said that’s what he’d been told and wouldn’t be back for season 6. Yeah, Jon Snow’s not dead. We don’t care what you say, Jon Snow! You know nothing, Jon Snow.
It’s not that I have too much time on my hands, but I am way to obsessed with this particular fictional character. Yeah, Dany’s got dragons and all, but the Bastard of Winterfell just seemed to be the on central character who grew into somebody who competently tried to do the right thing most of the time and felt really awful about it when he couldn’t always do the purely good thing.
Way Too Many Reasons Why Jon Snow Will Be Back
1. Hit Harrington didn’t cut his hair.
The actor expressed some interest in shaving off his luscious locks as soon as his term on Game of Thrones ended, and he hasn’t done that yet. Even if he would have, we understand there are these things called wigs. But he didn’t. So there.
2. He just didn’t die
In both A Dance with Dragons and Episode 10 of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow sure got stabbed a lot of time. The book actually left his fate a lot more open than the popular HBO TV show seemed too. However, it is possible that he survived. This brings up questions about whether both the TV show and books are going to tell the same story, but it seems likely they will be parallel.
3. He’s sharing Ghost’s body.
In the book, Jon can “warg” into his direwolf, Ghost. In other words, he can transfer his consciousness into an animal host. The TV show doesn’t really dwell on him having that power yet but mostly shows that with his (so-called) half brother, Bran. The problem with the TV show is that Ghost wasn’t near him when he died, but in the book, “Ghost” was the last thing he said.
4. Milisandre will bring him back from the dead.
The Red Priestess is not a fan favorite and never really resurrected anybody before. However, this possibility has been set up by the fact that a red priest of R’hillor has demonstrated this ability before. The Red Priestess may not be a fan favorite, but she could have the power to bring one back. Also, she thought that Stannis was Azor Ahai reborn, but probably by now, not so much.