In the season 5 finale of ‘Game of Thrones’, we bore witness to the most horrific death that has taken place in the series thus far.
Jon Snow, fan favorite since day 1, was ambushed and consequently murdered by a group of his supposed ‘brothers’.
Or was he?
Many fan theories have surfaced since the finale, and most of them claim that Jon Snow is, in fact, alive.
One of the more popular theories speculates that Jon Snow will be brought back to life by Melisandre, while another popular theory predicts that Jon ‘warged’ into his direwolf Ghost just before his heart stopped beating.
While both theories seemed fairly convincing, GoT creator George R.R. Martin has revealed that they are both incorrect.
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“Those theories couldn’t be further from the truth,” Martin announced in a press conference held earlier this morning in Belfast, Ireland.
“Yes, Jon Snow is alive. That should be pretty obvious to anyone who has actually watched the show. But he was not resurrected by Melisandre and he did not warg into Ghost. That’s just dumb.”
When a fan in the audience asked him to elaborate on how Jon managed to survive the attack, Martin reportedly glared at him in silence for 5 minutes before revealing an incredible truth bomb.
“Okay, fine, I’ll tell you everything,” Martin hissed at the fan.
“Jon Snow wasn’t at Castle Black in the last few episodes of the season. The man you saw die was a doppelganger, somebody Jon had paid to take his place.”
Martin continued: “I really shouldn’t need to explain this, because if you had actually watched the show you would have seen it yourself.”
“Jon left Castle Black in S5E8 to meet up with Daenerys in Essos. You literally see him boarding a ship and leaving, moments after paying a lookalike to cover for him.”
“I swear, sometimes you fans really piss me off,” Martin shouted at the audience.
“There was even a scene where Jon was wearing Dothraki armor in an attempt to infiltrate their ranks to find Daenerys. If you had just watched one episode, one single bloody episode, you would have seen this!”
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After Martin finished his rant, he went on to say that the 6th book in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, ‘The Winds of Winter’, would not be released until mid 2018 at the earliest. Whether it’s the book or the T.V. show, one thing is for certain: Jon Snow is alive after all.