HBO released some new Game of Thrones photos on Thursday, each featuring one of the characters sitting in the iron throne. The one of Jon Snow shows him as his usual brooding self. Not a light-hearted man, that one.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) February 28, 2019
Fans were understandably excited and many responded with gifs and memes of the beloved Jon Snow.
— Yu-Ming Huang 黃昱銘 (@ymhuang_illos) February 28, 2019
— na9er🖤 (@in26w) February 28, 2019
I’m totally bending the knee for #JonSnow
— Karim_-Douadi (@KarimDouadi1) February 28, 2019
We Do Not Bend The Knee. But we will fight beside #JonSnow this night and all nights to come.
— joanna (@JoannaSays) February 28, 2019
But one person tweeted something that stopped and made us think.
Started at this.. Now we are here pic.twitter.com/Tg9sVvbZgb
— Ashok- first_of_his_name (@Dracaarrys) February 28, 2019
That’s a picture of Ned Stark sitting on the throne in the EXACT SAME POSITION. And someone posted a side-by-side picture on Reddit showing the similarity. It obviously wasn’t an accident—just like everything else on the show, it’s got a deeper meaning.
So does it mean that Jon Snow is going to end up just like Ned? Which, if you’ll remember, was headless. Not the best. (And sorry, that can’t count as a spoiler because if you haven’t started watching Game of Thrones yet, GET ON IT already, everyone else wants to talk about it!)