ravenous reader Posted May 4, 2016 Share Posted May 4, 2016 Having been predictably resurrected, could the unexpected twist for Jon be that he won't be restored unchanged? GRRM has previously remarked on how he disapproves of happy endings for the returned (e.g. Gandalf coming back as the White). And no-one resurrected thus far has come back without a cost, neither in the HBO show nor in the books: Spoiler e.g. Drogo returns to Dany in a vegetative state; Lady Stoneheart returns hardened and voiceless with none of Catelyn's redeeming qualities; Ser Waymar Royce returns as a wight and promptly kills his former Night's Watch colleague; Beric returns having lost his memories, including rather sadly those of his loved ones: Quote A Storm of Swords - Arya VII "Can I dwell on what I scarce remember? I held a castle on the Marches once, and there was a woman I was pledged to marry, but I could not find that castle today, nor tell you the color of that woman's hair. Who knighted me, old friend? What were my favorite foods? It all fades. Sometimes I think I was born on the bloody grass in that grove of ash, with the taste of fire in my mouth and a hole in my chest. Are you my mother, Thoros?" Especially given what happened to Beric -- the previous example of someone resurrected by the Lord of Light -- it's possible that Jon won't recognize Ghost, let alone Sansa who is on her way to see him. (Any potential parentage reveal is also going to fall flat if Jon's identity is a hollow shell of his former self). Should he not recognize Ghost, it's conceivable that he might instead be afraid of the big wolf advancing on him when he awakes, and tragically try to defend himself against Ghost, resulting in Ghost's death. This might be the 'death pays for life' equation that some were expecting to unfold. Given Ghost's loyalty to Jon, I doubt Ghost would retaliate if Jon were to wound him. Where is Longclaw by the way...Is it still with Davos, or did he leave it in the room? Please feel free to speculate (until Sunday at least!) on how you think Jon will react to Ghost on awakening, how he will react to the others, and how you think Jon might be changed for the worse (or better)... Might it end up as a bitter case of 'be careful what you wish for...' ? Will we ironically be made to regret Jon's return? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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