Something major happened in the "Game of Thrones" season finale last night, and if you clicked on this post then any spoilers you see are obviously your own fault.
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Okay. So as we all know, Jon Snow died when a bunch of his Night's Watch brothers stabbed him in the heart. Isn't that messed up?
But a lot of fans think Jon Snow might not really be dead. Or might not be fully dead. Or might be fully dead now, but could become less dead in the future. This is, after all, a world where people can wear a bunch of faces on top of each other.
The theories are mostly based on details from the books. Fans who have read all of George R.R. Martin's works have known about Jon Snow's stabbing for four years, so they've had a lot of time to come up with ideas about what might be going on.
My favorite fan theory is that Jon wargs into his direwolf, Ghost. Remember how Bran Stark can leave his body and hop into the bod of nearby animals? Maybe Jon Snow's soul will live on in Ghost, and next season could be like a Homeward Bound-style spinoff co-starring the forgotten children of the forest. The evidence for this theory is that Melisandre vaguely prophesized in one of the books, "Now he was a man, now a wolf, now a man again," which could be about Jon Snow, and in the books Jon's last word is "Ghost."
Some fans also think that Jon Snow might be Azor Ahai, the messiah who Melisandre is obsessed with. She used to think it was Stannis, but no one likes Stannis anymore and he seemingly just got his head chopped off by Brienne. In the books, Melisandre says about Azor Ahai:
"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone."
Well, Jon Snow is definitely bleeding, as everyone remembers from that long last shot of blood pouring out of his body onto the snow (hey, like his name!). Melisandre also talks about Azor Ahai's mythical "burning sword." That could be Jon Snow's Valyrian steel weapon, which very awesomely shattered a White Walker recently.
So will Jon Snow be resurrected? Will he come back to life like Beric Dondarion, that guy who died so many times and kept popping back up? Will he have some kind of rebirth through fire, like that time Daenerys walked into a fire with her dragon eggs in season one? Will Melisandre, who just got back to Castle Black, wake him up with her magic? "Good morning, I just put on a fresh pot of king's blood."
Or might Jon Snow turn into a White Walker? He definitely seemed to be having a moment with that creepy head White Walker last week.
That's a lot to think about until next spring. Now can we get some fan theories about what happened when Sansa jumped off that wall? Please tell me she hops into a wolf's body, too.