Jon Snow's Blood Pattern Might Be A Big 'Game Of Thrones' Clue

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Blood may hold a clue about the fate of Jon Snow.


In the opening scene of Sunday night's "Game of Thrones" Season 6 premiere, viewers saw Jon Snow's body lying on the ground after he had been stabbed by his fellow Night's Watch men. In last season's finale, blood began trickling out of the Lord Commander, made even more dramatic against the white snow.


Keen-eyed fans began chattering about clues the blood pattern may hold.

Is it a direwolf, the Stark sigil?

Or is it a dragon?

All those pattern possibilities tie into existing theories.

One theory is that Snow returns through his direwolf, Ghost. (As Huffington Post Entertainment editor Bill Bradley pointed out, a quote from the three-eyed crow in George R.R. Martin's book A Dance With Dragons explains that once a skinchanger's human body dies, a part of them remains in their animal.)

Another popular theory is R+L=J. The theory, which relates to the bastard Snow's true lineage, claims that Snow is actually the biological son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. This would explain the dragon, which is also the House Targaryen's sigil.

Always keeping us on our toes, "Game of Thrones."

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