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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6: Is Jon Snow Really Dead?

'Game of Thrones' Season 6: Is Jon Snow Really Dead?

When last we saw Jon Snow, he was bleeding out in the snow of Castle Black — but as savvy fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” are probably aware, that’s not the last we’ve seen of him.

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Easily one of the show’s most shocking moments — and for “Game of Thrones,” that’s saying something — ending Season 5 with Jon Snow’s presumed demise created an army of the obsessed, looking for clues that he wasn’t really dead.

Beyond the fact that actor Kit Harington was on the set during the shooting of Season 6, there’s so much to his story that’s left to tell. (Potentially.) While officially, killing Jon Snow does officially end the male lineage of Ned Stark, there’s always been a major asterisk hovering by the issue over Jon Snow’s true parentage is, which might be a bigger deal than you think, if you buy into ScreenCrush’s theory that Jon is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, and thus the true heir to the throne.

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Of course, that doesn’t matter too much if you’re dead… Then again, death isn’t always permanent in the world of “Game of Thrones.” We have the example of Beric Dondarrion to look to, a knight who is constantly being slain but brought back to life thanks to the Lord of Light. And when you look at the workings of Melisandre, another disciple of the Lord of Light, you know that the fantastical is often possible when the New Gods are around. 

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