quote:Originally posted by jburman82:quote:Originally posted by spo:
Jburman82, the last 5 seasons of the show have had no problem killing off key character after key character so I don't or didn't see a reason for his death to be any different.The world still goes on and another person enters.
But... I have not read the books and you're comments are interesting. I had not even thought about or realized any of that.
I still think he is dead though... but I thought Stannis would kill the Boltons and Jon Snow would end up in a situation where he had to help Stanis.
I am looking forward to season 6.
I havent read the books either but I did go down the rabbit hole after the episode. I even listened to a few GOT podcasts.
There cannot be any spoilers anymore as the show has reached and/or passed the books in some spots now.
Obviously GRRM and the showrunners do not shy away from misdirection and killing characters thought to be important. Stop reading if you are not interested in fan theory, do not want to be told of any book details in case you want to read them and have some surprises and specualtion from the crumbs that have been laid out. As said, there are countless sites and threads where these issues have been discussed for the last 4 years since the last book came out.
The way the books are structured, there is Prologue that often involves minor or never before seen characters in a situation generally not part of the direct narrative that sets forth a scene that is intended to give information that is highly important later in the story. In A Dance With Dragons, the prologue involves Varamyr Sixskins - a skinchanger who we encountered earlier mounted on a snow bear who also controlled other animals. The scene is of his death (following the battle of the wall he is stabbed by a wildling child after he steals the kid's mother's coast and perhaps killed her - I don't recall precisely) - The Prologue is entirely about him warging into one of his wolves as he dies and provides flashbacks of the lessons he learned about skin-changing from his mentor who he ultimatyely kills and his back story. These prologues have purposes in the story and as Bran is getting instruction from Blooraven by the tree, the purpose of this is to give information to the readers on death and warging. In the books, Jon has often seen through Ghost's eyes; tasted what Ghost eas eating etc. just as Arya has seen through cats' eyes and seen what Nymeria and her pack are doing. Jon saying Ghost at the stabbing is for a reason. Jon's ancestry as a secret Targ is relevant
Now - no one knows the details and they may be screwing with us entirely. The movie and books are going to go different routes also I believe. I think there is no doubt in the Books that Jon is going to Warg into Ghost either to heal or bide his time until Mel brings him back in some fashion - In the show, I expect they will skip the Warging as the show seems to hate the wolves and the concept of skin changing and Mel will revive him directly somehow. Into what, I have no idea. So there me be a franken-body, he may be some kind of good wight or red walker instead of a white walker, there may be a new actor, he may be a form of Lady Stoneheart, or it may just be a different version of Jon like White Gandalf. In any event, no one yet knows exactly where the story is going but I am very confident that some form of Jon Snow will be involved going forward whatever that form is.