In the season 5 finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ viewers witnessed the most horrendous death that has occurred on the show so far.
The most loved character, Jon Snow, was trapped and consequently executed by members of the night watch.
Since the finale, many theories have been surfaced and most of them claim that Jon Snow is alive. Whereas, the more popular theories speculate that Jon Snow will be saved by Melisandre.
Another theory predicted that Jon ‘warged’ into his direwolf Ghost just before his heart stopped working.
While both speculations appeared to be genuinely convincing, writer of the series George R.R. Martin has denied the theories predicted by the fans.
“Those theories couldn’t be further from the truth,” Martin announced in a press conference held in Belfast, Ireland.
When a fan in the audience requested Martin to elaborate on how Jon Snow figured out how to survive the attack, Martin allegedly glared at him before dropping a mind blowing truth bomb.
“Jon Snow wasn’t at the 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 answered, intvseries reported.
The creator further elaborated that, in season 5 episode 8, Jon left Castle black for Essos after paying a doppelganger to cover for him.
Addressing the audience, Martin announced that the 6th edition of the book ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, ‘The Winds of Winter’ would not be released until mid 2018 at the earliest.
One thing is certain, whether it’s the book or T.V. – Jon Snow is alive.