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Jon Snow Could Return to ‘Game of Thrones’ in One of Four Ways

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, was one of several shocking deaths in Game of Thrones Season 5.  But may return in Season 6. (Photo: HBO)

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, was one of several shocking deaths in Game of Thrones Season 5. But may return in Season 6. (Photo: HBO)

Jon Snow, the hunky character played by Kit Harington on “Game of Thrones” was brutally murdered by his own men in the season finale last year.But HBO has signaled that he will be returning in some form. But what form? Here’s four credible ways Jon can return.

You may recall, Snow was stabbed by his own men of the Night’s Watch, after being lured into a trap.

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When last seen, he was lying on his back in Castle Black’s courtyard. He was staring at the sky as a pool of blood grew around him.

By all accounts he was another high-profile casualty in the fight for the iron throne.

The show has a habit of killing off its lead characters when you least expect it. But this would be the first time one returns, seemingly from the dead.

Snow’s death was greeted by a fan outcry and almost immediate speculation that he wasn’t really dead at all. Still, HBO kept fans hanging for months… until this week.

It signaled Jon’s return with the release of a poster, yesterday, showing him very much alive with streaks of blood on his face. But how?

The show’s writers shouldn’t have too much trouble bringing him back. They can start with dark magic and sorcery.

Melisandre, played by Carice van Houten, is one possibility. The diabolical Lord of Light priestess, could have the power to save Jon.

Melisandre, played by Carice van Houten may have the power to bring Jon Snow back from the dead. (Photo: HBO)

Melisandre, played by Carice van Houten may have the power to bring Jon Snow back from the dead. (Photo: HBO)

She’s returned to Castle Black after abandoning her lover Stannis Baratheon and his defeated army at Winterfel. She has no one to turn to now, so Jon is a logical choice to become her protector.

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She could save him through a magic spell and they could exact their revenge on the traitors.

Or, he could return as a spirit or ghost, haunting Castle Black and influencing scenes by appearing in visions.

Then, again, Jon could join the mysterious undead, the “White Walkers.” How weird would that be?

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Jon was trying to warn the Night’s Watch of their advancing army. He struck an alliance to fight them with the Wildings and let them inside the wall.

But that proved to be his undoing. The old-timers considered it an act of betrayal.

Making Jon a White Walker would be too easy.

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So, here’s our scenario: Jon is mortally wounded, but not dead.

A couple of Wildings who witness the attack come to Jon’s aid and take him back to their encampment. Because of their long years in battle, they have ways of healing serious wounds.

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They nurse Jon back to health. Then, he leads them on an attack of Castle Black. He lures the Night’s Watch traitors out of the castle into a trap. They think they’re on their way to wipe out the Wildings inside the wall.

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But Jon Snow and his force of Wildings intercept and capture or kill them. He takes them back to Castle Black and the continue preparations to face off against the White Walkers.

He’s really the only one with knowledge about the undead and how to defeat them. Without him, the Night’s Watch doesn’t stand a chance.

Of course, anything can happen.

The show, based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” is HBO’s most-watched series.

Let us know your theories and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest show updates.

Footnote: Don’t count on Stannis Baratheon death either. Though it appeared Brienne of Tarth killed him in the season finale, the scene did not show the actual deed. Our bet is she took him prisoner. Stay tuned.


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