MAJOR SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 5 FINALE! (DUH)
If you've seen the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale, chances are you're mourning a character you loved. After all, Kit Harrington's remarks on the Late Late Show before last week's episode turned out to be quite horrifyingly accurate.
And the most tragic death of all was Kit Harrington's himself. Jon Snow finally joined his father, step mother, step brother, and many other beloved characters in the final scene of Season 5. The internet almost broke when it happened, as the question spread all over social media: "Is Jon Snow really dead?"
Well, in short... no. At least, not permanently. I mean, he got stabbed like six times, and most of the people stabbing him knew what they were doing with a blade, so he's definitely dead. But there have been two main theories I've seen for how he could come back. There's a third, but no-one likes that idea.
Before the comments come flying in, I know Kit Harrington said he's not coming back, but he's almost certainly lying, as we also know that he was one of the major cast members confirmed for Seasons 6 and 7.
Theory 1: Melisandre
It's long been speculated by book readers that either Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow is the real Azor Ahai, which is the champion of the Lord of Light that Melisandre has long believed to be Stannis. Now we all know the Lord of Light worshippers can do some weird stuff, and in Season 3 we saw Thoros of Myr, another red priest, bring Beric Dondarrion back to life. So there's a lot of speculation that Melisandre, who conveniently arrived back at Castle Black just before Jon was killed, will bring him back to life.
Theory 2: Targaryen blood
It's also been long speculated that R+L=J, meaning that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are the true parents of Jon Snow. Now when Daenerys took her dragon eggs into the fire in the Season 1 finale, she emerged unharmed. If Jon is the same, then when he gets the traditional Night's Watch burial of burning, will he be alright again? Unlikely, but you never know.
Personally, I think it's going to be theory number one, but many people are saying Jon only died to make a dramatic ending to both the fifth season and the fifth book. I think they're wrong. Remember what I just said about Jon potentially being a Targaryen? Well, let's think for a second about why Jon hadn't yet joined the fight against the Lannisters and Boltons that killed his family. It's because of his Night's Watch vows, right? Well, let's have a look at those vows.
Did you hear it? "It shall not end until my death." HE'S DEAD GUYS!
This means Jon can be brought back to life, then go kill the Bolton's and be the way that Dany can win the throne when she finally arrives in Westeros. She'll come, they'll defeat the White Walker army together, and then they'll kill the Lannisters and live happily ever after. Jon has been tied down by these vows since Season 1, and they're finally gone. He is a Targaryen, he just has to be, and we are going to see his return accompanied by some new goals for himself.