There have been opinions and speculations circulating everywhere on what will happen in the seven kingdoms with the start of the new season. And the next GOT episode is finally here. There’s no doubt about it, the focus for most is certainly on Jon Snow’s powerfully shocking death scene in A Dance With Dragons, one that eerily resembles the mutiny of Caesar via Shakespeare. And the question that’s been on everyone’s minds is: Is Jon Snow really dead? After scouring the internet, here are the top fan theories for this answer:
1. He’s Dead
A dark and sobering answer after a horrific display of murder. The only way this can be true is if we remember that there was a significant amount of death early in the show and we had definitely invested our emotions and feelings into those characters too. However, none of us really believe that he’s dead, especially because so many questions are still unanswered about his life, lineage, and his larger role in the story.
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2. Enter the White Walkers and the Wights
What will happen to the body of Jon Snow if he is dead? In Season 5, Episode 8, we see The Night’s King, Coldemort, White Walkers and the wights overtake the Wildlings. Coldemort reanimates them by simply raising his arms. As their eyes turn cold and burn blue, The Night’s King stares across the water at Jon Snow: a powerful moment that calls for pause and consideration. Is it possible he stares because he is biding his time for the right moment to reanimate Snow? He would certainly make the perfect ally for his war against the living. Furthermore, the chances of the White Walkers reanimating Snow are pretty good considering that after the excessive stabbing; it doesn’t appear that the men of the Wall will take much care in disposing of his body properly. Without burning his body, the White Walkers can definitely get to him. If that is the case, a blue-eyed Snow will be joining the very minions he tried to protect Westeros from.