It’s been a long time since Game of Thrones TV series got over and we know very well how the events unfurled. However, it’s important that we don’t forget about the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, based on which the Game of Thrones TV series was created. Funny thing is that the book series is still incomplete and even though the books might have a similar ending, there are huge differences between the books and the TV series.
According to George R.R. Martin, characters that are present in the books and the ones who will play an important role in the remaining books are already dead. There are also some characters that the TV series decided to ignore. Prominent among them are Lady Stoneheart, who is none other than Catelyn Stark after she’s resurrected by Beric Dondarrion.
George RR Martin’s Winds of Winter still does not have a release date, and as a result theories about what might happen in the book are being explored by the fans. The fifth book in the series, A Dance With Dragons ends with Jon Snow being murdered by the brothers of the Night’s Watch. Game of Thrones TV series also showed this part and later Jon Snow was resurrected by Melisandre. However, it’s not necessary that the same thing might happen in the books as well.
Though Melisandre could resurrect Jon Snow, she is not the only character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series who has the ability to do that. Fans of the books are coming up with theories that suggest Jon could be resurrected by Lady Stoneheart AKA Catelyn Stark.
Catelyn Stark was killed during the Red Wedding in A Storm of Swords, alongside her son Robb Stark. However, she was resurrected as Lady Stoneheart by Beric Dondarrion, after Thoros of Myr refused to give her the kiss of life.
Jon and Catelyn have always had a strained relationship and Catelyn has always known Jon as Ned Stark’s bastard child and not treated him well. However it might be possible that there can be a revelation about Jon’s lineage, that he has both Stark and Targaryen heritage, he is the rightful king of Westeros and definitely not Ned Stark’s son.
It might make Catelyn realize her mistake and it is possible that she might sacrifice her own life to bring Jon back to life. This would also help her to dethrone the Lannisters, and avenge the Red Wedding. Considering she would ultimately be using her death as a way to take down Cersei Lannister, Lady Stoneheart might not think twice before resurrecting Jon Snow.
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