We're still a couple of months away from the sixth season of Game of Thrones, and we're still agoniing over the fate of Jon Snow. This week, a boatload of new pictures arrived, but Jon Snow was nowhere to be seen, despite the fact that he appeared in all his bloody glory on the poster back in November. You know what this means, right? His true fate is still a mystery. In light of the inconsistency, Reddit user rednblue525252 went ahead and weighed in with a new theory that details how Jon could survive.
According to the post, the men of the Night's Watch would logically attempt to burn Jon Snow's body to prevent the White Walkers from turning him into a wight. Fitting in with the theory that Jon's parents are Lyanna Stark (Ned Stark's sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen (the son of the Mad King Aerys), Jon's Targaryen blood would prevent him from burning. It's really a double whammy, confirming both Jon Snow's survival and suspected parentage.
No theory can exist without points of contention, though. One of the post's commenters points out that Jon Snow burns his hand in season one, when he's trying to protect Jeor Mormont, the lord commander of the Night's Watch. The thing is, though, Targaryens are not inherently immune to fire. In fact, a website called The Citadel — which is an archive of information about George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire — addresses this very concern. According to the 1998 entry, "it was never the case that all Targaryens are immune to all fire at all times." Not only does this mean that being a Targaryen does not promise immunity to fire, but it also suggests that sometimes a Targaryen may be immune to fire and sometimes not.
So, what does this mean? By some magical circumstances, Jon Snow would survive this fire. Regardless of whether or not this theory holds water, we're getting closer and closer to our answer. Tune in to the Game of Thrones premiere on April 24.