[Warning: this article may contain spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 6]
Jon Snow is dead.
Or is he?
After all the speculation over the hiatus and that heartbreaking cliffhanger on season 5, the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer brings us a dead Jon Snow. So for all intents and purposes "he's gone".
The trailer sets off pretty much where we were left last season, with Jon Snow laying on the floor on a pool of blood after being stabbed (to death) by his Watch brothers. Right behind him, we see a sign that reads 'traitor' and that's easter egg number one of what's to come.
The promotional photos for season 6 had Jon Snow's profile, blood dripping from his forehead, like Jesus after his crown of thorns. Yup, you see where I'm going with this. I believe they're setting us up for a Jon Snow ressucitation by Melisandre. On the trailer, she's seen starting to strip and get it on with who knows who, but a good point with her is that whenever sex is involved, there's some magic going on.
And the Christ metaphores don't end there. You've also got Davos keeping vigil of Jon's body, defending it against the Crows who are bent on burning it. Jon's wolf, Ghost, is also there at his head and, although some people have theorized that Jon would warg into Ghost, I still believe we'll get to see Jon as Jon this season.
Why go through all this trouble of making us believe Jon's dead, with this and that previous teaser showing his head in the Hall of Faces, and then include hints to the Tower of Joy in the season trailer?
The Tower of Joy is where Eddard Stark found his sister Lyanna, after she'd been captured by Rhaegar Targaryen. Ned had mentioned finding her in "a bed of blood", which many believe means that she gave birth to Rhaegar's child. After killing the three kingsguards protecting Lyanna and destroying the Tower, Ned got back to Winterfell, Jon Snow on his arms.
Now, remember we also got to see Eddard Stark's head on that teaser and we knew a flashback may come our way this season. To have it showing the Tower of Joy and the Targaryen kingsguard fighting Winterfell men is just too much of an indication we're about to get a deep insight into who Jon Snow really is.
If all that speculation around him being Lyanna's child is correct, Jon is the son of both, fire (Targaryen) and ice (Stark). Then Melissandre's plight that the "great victory (she saw) in the flames was a lie" might simply mean Jon Snow will pull a Daenerys on us and come back to life through the flames.
What do YOU think? Was that truly the end of Jon Snow and he's actually gone?