‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Poster Could Prove 4 Resurrection Theories To Be …

24 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Does this picture prove Jon Snow is still alive?.

After the HBO hit show “Game of Thrones” sent the Twitter world into a frenzy Monday by including Snow, a popular character who was presumably killed at the end of the last season, in a promotional tweet for the upcoming season, the Mets answered with one of their own. “This might be the greatest tweet by a team sports account all time,” said one Mets fan of the picture of Harvey with the words “April Citi Field” on it.“GoT” fans had an extended period of mourning that lasted well into the summer, but then we started seeing photos of Kit Harington, the tortured young actor who plays Snow, showing up on the Belfast set of the show, which finally won the Emmy for Best Drama Series this year.

HBO’s medieval saga ‘Game of Thrones’ is known for serving up graphic deaths of its lead characters, but when fan favorite Jon Snow looked like he was killed off, avid followers speculated every theory and sighting that would bring back their heroic soldier.The worst-kept secret in television finally leaked on Monday as HBO and Sky Atlantic released the first promo art for the sixth season of Game of Thrones: a picture of Jon Snow looking suitably haggard, with blood pouring from one eye down his cheek. At this point I would normally write something along the lines of “don’t read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled” but it’s arguable that if it’s the TV station that airs the show doing the spoiling then it’s already a pretty moot point. It is the first time the TV series has officially acknowledged the future of the character, played by British actor Kit Harington, and the poster sent fans on social media into overdrive. Could he be resurrected? “I’ve had to watch what I say, but it’s a big moment, it’s a beautiful ending, and it’s how I wanted to go,” the heart-throb told New York Magazine. “Jon dies.

So what does this latest suggestion of his survival (something which has not been officially confirmed in the books with author George RR Martin recently suggesting that fans should read The Winds of Winter when its published if they want to uncover his fate) mean for the series? Secondly, it marks something of a deviation for this show, which has previously prided itself on the fact that if a character is dead, they stay dead. Fan speculation on Jon Snow’s fate has ranged from sightings of Harington on set in Ireland to the actor’s decision not to cut his shoulder-length brown locks, which have become a trademark of his character.

Little slips from fellow cast members in interviews have also fueled the fire, but HBO and the show’s creators have enjoyed toying with fans, always avoiding the question and keeping Harington out of fan-events. This is Game of Thrones after all, the show that killed Ned Stark in the first series, that wiped out half the cast in The Red Wedding and that has never worried about introducing popular characters only to gruesomely off them. Whether Jon Snow is actually alive or dead is still not known in a series that is woven through with dark magic, sorcery and the mysterious white walkers, an army of the undead.

His tragic demise was lamented, but readers of Martin’s books immediately suggested the character could be returning, albeit through otherworldly means. It has been well established over the course of five seasons that, since Daenerys Targaryen hatched her dragons, magic has been growing stronger throughout Westeros and Essos, meaning that things that might not previously have been possible are increasingly likely. We’ve also been introduced to Thoros of Myr, a Red Priest with a particular talent for bringing the dead back to life, who has worked his magic on the leader of the Brotherhood without Banners, Beric Dondarrion – a man who happens to wear an eye patch, which is interesting given that on the promo poster there seems to be a bloody hole where Jon’s own eye should be.

Perhaps Lord Snow (as Ser Alliser Thorne so sneeringly calls him) would be best to take comfort from the fatalistic words of House Greyjoy: “What is dead, can never die” as he begins his next life in the new season.

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