People Are Freaking Out Over Jon Snow’s Sword In Latest 'Game of Thrones'
Warning: Possible spoiler alert
There are dozens, if not hundreds of fan theories related to Game of Thrones. After seven seasons and more than 60 hours of footage, people can't help but look into potential hidden meanings behind characters, locations and even inanimate objects.
The latter is the focus of one of the latest theories from fans, but it's a stretch.
Check out the video and see for yourself.
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If you look at Jon's sword, Longclaw, it's eye changes colour just as he comes out of the icy depths. Some people on the internet are even saying the wolf is opening its eye. Basically, GoT fans across Twitter are certainly confused by the tiny detail.
Jon Snow sword is alive!?! Hw cm i dint realize this b4 :flushed::fire::fire: #GoTS7e6 pic.twitter.com/Yw4DsqEgql
- Saleh Shady (@SShadysaleh) August 22, 2017
Did anyone catch Jon Snow's sword open its eye at the end of the episode when he came out the water?
- Nicky Hommy (@anlucero1931) August 21, 2017
Jon Snow's sword opened its eyes when he was tryin to get out of the water in this week's episode.
THIS.IS.Not.A.DRILL!I repeat!Not a drill! pic.twitter.com/1ViqoN5GzM
- JANWEN GASPAR (@janwengaspar) August 21, 2017
One Redditor claims that the flicker of the eye could be future Bran warging in the past, but that's confusing to the point my head hurts. Another adds: "What if LongClaw is the Sword of Light and the hilt is made of werewood where it would be very plausible that Bran can see through the sword."
However, a different Redditor has posted a fairly decent explanation: "The eyes are just a piece of crystal, you can see when his glove is particularly behind it only half the eye turns dark, the fills out when his hand is directly behind the handle."
During Beyond the Wall, Jon tried to give Longclaw back to Ser Jorah Mormont before the shit well and truly hit the fan. Jon was gifted the Valyrian steel sword by Jorah's father, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, after he saved his life at the Wall. And Jon's lucky he received the sword, because it's saved him on more than one occasion.
It would have been passed to Ser Jorah, however his father caught him selling poachers into slavery, and was banished from Bear Island and excommunicated from his family. The sword's pommel was later replaced with a direwolf, which is the sigil of the House of Stark.
As they were walking towards the White Walkers, Jon handed Longclaw back to its rightful owner - however, Ser Jorah declined.
Luckily, Jon survived one of the most intense and epic battles in the show's history, and he got to keep Longclaw. I bet fans will be eagerly watching its eyes in the episodes to come to see if they do anything else fancy.
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