Game Of Thrones Fans Think Jon Snow Is Going To Die


As we're currently in the middle of our now weekly Game of Thrones drought, here is some wild speculation to get you through until next Monday morning.

Fans of the show are hedging their bets on a major character death in the next one - given that there are only two episodes left to air, you'd get pretty short odds on that being the case.

However, weirdly enough, it's fan favourite Jon Snow that people think is going to be the one to bite the bullet.

Now, you all might be fully paid up members of #TeamJon and think this impossible, but bear with me.

He always looks as if he's going to be incinerated at any minute. Credit: HBO
He always looks as if he's going to be incinerated at any minute. Credit: HBO

While he is surely one of the favourites to win the Iron Throne at the end of all the fighting and probably has the strongest claim to sit on the spiky chair, when has it ever worked out that way in the past?

So far this series we've not had that many surprising deaths, given that we've seen an undead horde descend upon the castle where all of the main characters were based.

We're overdue, is the point I'm making here.

If you think about it, Jon Snow would be the ultimate unexpected death. He's the good guy, the King in the North, and probably the one most worthy.

The King in the North has a few choices to make. Credit: HBO
The King in the North has a few choices to make. Credit: HBO

They've already killed him off once before as well, remember?

His brothers all stabbed him up, but then he was brought back to life by either Melisandre or the Lord of Light, depending on whether or not you truly believe that the night is dark and full of terrors.

This time, though, there's no red priestess.

The speculation has been increased by some recent comments made by Kit Harington - the actor who plays Jon. He recently told Entertainment Weekly that there is something 'very Shakespearean' about the coming episodes.

Harington said: "One of my favourite episodes is four because the characters have seemingly got what they needed. The world is safe now.

"They're celebrating and saying goodbye to lost friends. But as an audience you're going, 'This is only episode 4, something's going to happen.'

"And that's the cool thing because I think the characters are aware of this as well. There's something twisted and uncomfortable about it. It's so Shakespearean."

No, stop that. Stop that right now. Credit: HBO
No, stop that. Stop that right now. Credit: HBO

Ol' Billy Shakespeare was the master of killing off characters. He did it all the time. He also loved a tragic ending.

Is Jon going to double down on his support for Daenerys Targaryen - for love or loyalty - and die that way?

Is he going to kill her and then be executed for treason?

We just don't know.

Is Jon for the chop? Will he be brought back a second time as another dragon? Will Ghost kill him for being a heartless bastard?

Come on over to Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook and let us know.

Game of Thrones continues on Monday 13 May at 2am on Sky Atlantic and then again at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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