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  1. That's why I qualify the White Ravens, which were most certainly nearby when Ned died. He looked right at them. Ghost's connection to Jon and overall behavior is much different than the other direwolves. First off, the fact he hasn't been held captive, or run off, or died is unique in and of itself. The wolves are fiercely loyal, yes, but that has gotten them killed or trapped many times. Ghost is seemingly smarter and has much better timing than any of the other ones, which I would argue is because it's actually Ned. Bran learns of R+L=J, and knows Jon's lack of knowledge about it, and knows only one way he can not only protect Jon (the true heir in the North as well as probably all of Westeros), but also help his dad fulfill his deathbed promise to Lyanna, is to permanently put Ned back by Jon's side.
  2. Not so tin-foily Ned doesn't need warg powers in my theory. Bran needs the two powers we already know he has -- warging and time travel. If Bran travels back, wargs into Ned, then takes on one of the white ravens that is nearby Ned when he is beheaded, then he could safely travel to the north where Ghost is. Thus, Ghost being alive before Neds death is a requirement of the theory. Ghost isn't a reincarnation of Ned, it is physically Ned himself, put there by Bran because of the knowledge he has on RLJ and the promise to Lyanna.
  3. I tried to make a post about this exact point, not sure where it went on here. R+L=J HAS to mean something to the show. I always presumed it was going to be JS's claim to the throne as KITN, but obviously now that's not it. I actually believe the big "reveal" relating to this will be that Jon's wolf, Ghost, is actually Ned Stark. It explains why we have gone to such painstaking detail for Bran to learn about the Tower of Joy incident and all the details around it, it explains why Bran has "seen" Ned's execution in his vision (as well as the white ravens flying away), and it also explains the extremely suspicious "popping up" of Ghost every single time Jon Snow is in big trouble or unable to defend himself (after all, if honorable Ned wouldn't keep a promise to his sister on a death bed, what promise would he keep?) There are definitely some other pieces of evidence that further support this theory, but I absolutely believe R+L=J is going to be the conduit to let us know that Ned is Jon's wolf. I think it will play out with Bran realizing the implication of Jon's lineage and the importance of Ned's promise, and he'll warg back into Ned, then into a white raven (with Ned looking up prior to execution), then into Ghost.
  4. ...Or at least try to. I would love to hear others thoughts. After a rewatch of the last 6 episodes of season 6, I noticed a few things that lead me to the belief that Ned 100% has to be Ghost, and the show runners are even teasing us with it. 1) When Bran first becomes the 3-eyed raven, he gets a series of visions which include Ned's head getting chopped off and him looking up to the white ravens going out. Significant because we know this is an image Bran can eventually come back to if he chooses. 2) In the season finale. R + L = J is exposed as reality and Bran now knows it. Not only that, it's pretty clear Lyanna is not a captive in the situation. This is important for the next two things. 3) Also in the finale, Jon Snow claims the title "King in The North" without figuring out or divulging his legitimate name-claim to the throne. This begs the question--then why do we care about the whole R + L = J mess? Did the show runners really build up this whole plot line with Bran just to illuminate something about J's background for the viewers purpose only? Or is there some related storyline about the R + L = J encounter still to play out? I think the answer is obviously that there is plot reason Bran MUST know not only A) who Jon is but also The promise Ned made to Lyanna. Which leads us to... 4) Ned's promise on Lyannas death bed to protect Jon no matter what. A death-bed promise with his sister seems to be the type of promise honorable Ned would not only keep above all others, but also one his kids would understand was more important to him than all others. Including Bran. What do you think Bran, with his newfound powers, will do with information of this promise? 5) At the end of the scene where JS is proclaimed King in the North, there is one more little foreshadow..."a raven was a WHITE raven. Winter has come" to which Jon replies "Father always said it would". I think this one is not substantive, but more a hint at what's going to happen. Now combine those facts and hints with what we've seen throughout the show. Almost every time Jon is in imminent danger, Ghost comes almost out of nowhere to save the day and protect him. A lot of people have theorized this was Bran or Jon somehow warging, but we have never had one ounce of proof Jon can Warg at all or that Bran can warg without directly looking at the creature, so neither of those ideas make sense. What DOES make sense is that Bran learns about Jons background and Neds promise, and goes back to the moment Ned is killed, wargs off into a white raven to find Ghost, where he leaves Ned to stay and fulfill his promise made all those years ago to Lyanna. So, what are your thoughts? Has Ned never *really* left us after all? If you disagree, what is your alternative reason for why it is so important that Bran learned about Ned and Lyanna's interaction on her death bed? (Side note: if someone beat me to this theory, my apologies. New to the board!)