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For questions specifically about Jon Snow, the character from the A Song of Ice and Fire series, or the television adaptation, Game of Thrones. Use in conjunction with the [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] tag and/or the [game-of-thrones] tag where relevant. If the question is about the inspiration of the character or his creation, use in conjunction with the [george-r-r-martin] tag.

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Ghost as a Foreshadowing of Jon Snow's Lineage

I was watching the first GoT episode and I remember reading or hearing somewhere that the scene in the forest with the dead stag and direwolf is a foreshadowing device used by the writers. I know ...
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How did Jon Snow descend the wall in Season 3, Episode 7?

We see him climb the wall, but how did they come down? The same way they got up or are there any stairs belonging to the Night's Watch? If so, then why did the red-haired girl say "It's a long way up ...
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Does Jon Snow ever bring his direwolf, Ghost, into battle?

Robb Stark's direwolf, Grey Wind, accompanies Robb on his campaign against the Lannisters and often fights alongside him in the War of the Five Kings. This implies direwolves are useful in battle. ...
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What coat of arms does Jon Snow use?

Jon is a bastard who joined the Night's Watch so he doesn't have any coat of arms nor the right to one. After Therefore, I expect he now (Season 7) would or should have a coat of arms. In the image ...
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Why didn't Jon Snow ask for help?

During the whole season 7, But why did he never send raven to all major and minor lords of seven kingdoms to ask for help ?
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Is Jon Snow immune to fire?

We've seen his aunt survive all fire and I even remember she almost enjoyed the scalding bath. Jon was resurrected by the fire god. Is Jon now immune to fire, and just doesn't know it?
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Why does Jon Snow have dark hair?

Spoilers for Season 6 Episode 10 and Season 7 of Game of Thrones. I have tagged this question also with a-song-of-ice-and-fire because I am interested about eventual book details that didn't make it ...
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Are the "people" re-incarnated by the Lord of Light real?

At first glance this question may seem a little weird, but bare with. I was having a discussion with some people and looking at Beric Dondarrion's wiki page which shows a video describing Beric. In ...
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Why does everybody think Jon Snow is this character's son? [duplicate]

I get the abduction of Lyanna and the rest of that whole theory. But in the show we got a clear answer about Lyanna being Jon's mother but why does the father have to be Rhaegar? I mean it was war, ...
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Was Jon Snow the first to kill a White Walker with Valyrian Steel?

Given that White Walkers were dormant for thousands of years, and that Valyrian steel only showed up in Westeros just a few centuries ago, it's possible that Jon Snow was the first person to introduce ...
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Did Lyanna Mormont ever ask Jon Snow to return the sword, Longclaw, to her family?

Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jeor Mormont, gave his sword to Jon Snow. The sword, Longclaw, was a family heirloom. As a sword made of Valyrian steel, it must have been a very precious heirloom....
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To what extent does Jon Snow have abilities as a Warg

In A Clash of Kings, we witness Jon warging into Ghost and getting attacked by the eagle. As far as I can recall, he doesn't warg in the show after that point. My questions are the following: Is ...
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About the claim of Jon Snow

At the end of season 6 Why did they not proclaim Sansa the 'Queen in the North'? Does a male bastard have a stronger claim than a female true-born? It's not like Jon and Sansa have a claim dispute, ...
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How could Jon be burned? [duplicate]

If Jon Snow indeed was the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar, how did he burn his arm in book one when he tried to save the Lord Commander Mormont from the wight? If he was part fire, how could he have ...
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What was Jon Snow referring to? (S6E9)

In episode 9 of season 6: What was Jon referring to?
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In the show, did Robb Stark legitimize Jon Snow?

In the books, Robb Stark legitimizes Jon Snow with several of the northern lords as witnesses, making him heir to Winterfell. Did this ever happen in the show? If so, are any of the witnesses still ...
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Is there any evidence Jon was legitimized?

Ned Stark has five legitimate children (in order of age) Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon. Up through the events of A Dance With Dragons we end up with the following: Sansa and Rickon would have ...
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When Jon Snow stuck his sword through a head and out the mouth in S4E5, was that physically possible? [closed]

This is the scene I'm referring to: Given the limits of human strength, and materials on Earth used to build a sword, and the hardness of a human skull, would this be ...
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What happened to Jon Snow? The Evidence, as of ADWD / Season 5 [closed]

Spoilers for A Dance with Dragons part 2 / Game of Thrones season 5 ! The last time we saw Jon Snow, either in the books or the TV series, Now the internet is awash with speculation on whether he's:...
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What does "You know nothing, Jon Snow" mean?

We all know and love Ygritte's favourite phrase: You know nothing, Jon Snow - Ygritte But, what on Westeros does it mean?? Is there any official word from George R. R. Martin stating what he means ...
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Why did Jon Snow go to this place in Season 5 (Ep 09)?

In Game of Thrones S5 E7 Jon Snow, along with some Wildlings and rangers, leaves Castle Black in order to Then at the end of E08, Jon is shown Indeed, as far as I recall, that was the whole point ...
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Why does Jon Snow need this alliance in Season 5?

In S05E05, I didn't catch the reason why Jon Snow needs to establish an alliance with the Wildlings. Just to help Stannis in his war to the North? And if he has good reasons, why wouldn't the other ...
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Did Aemon Targaryen know who were the true parents of Jon Snow?

Did Aemon Targaryen know that Aemon believed in Jon from the beginning. When the Night's Watch voted for the new Lord Commander, the result was a tie and Aemon voted for Jon. I think it wasn't just ...
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Why did Melisandre want Jon Snow?

In the fifth season episode "Sons of the Harpy", Melisandre In the past, she's done this specifically to men with "king's blood". So does the fact that she did this suggest that
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Why was Jon Snow so ignorant?

In the book A Dance With Dragons,
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Why does no one in Westeros question Jon Snow's parentage?

As far as I know, there are several theories about Jon Snow's parentage. But the likeliest to me is If this were true, then how did Eddard Stark manage to keep this under wraps? Someone must have ...
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How to explain these inconsistencies in the R+L=J theory?

I read this recently, and the third theory for Jon's parents suggest that he's the son of Rhaegar Targarean and Lyanna Stark. It has more credence than the other two theories and I am also partial. ...
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What are counterarguments to R+L=J? [duplicate]

I know that there is at least one question on here about the theory of R+L=J, but there ought to be a question on here for the arguments against. (Spoilers all, to be safe) What evidence from ASOIAF ...
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Why does Jon Snow say this to Rattleshirt in A Dance With Dragons?

WARNING: This entire question contains spoilers for A Dance With Dragons. After the battle at the Wall, the Free Folk are given the chance to 'bend-the-knee' and be pardoned in order to be spared, ...
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Did Ned Stark return to Winterfell with both baby Jon Snow and Lyanna Stark's body?

When Ned Stark found Lyanna, after fighting the King's Guard protecting her, she was dying, but managed to talk to him before she died. Ned took her back to Winterfell to be buried in their crypt. ...
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Why couldn't Jon Snow pull out Longclaw?

In A Dance with Dragons: Was there a reason for this?
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Why did Ned Stark never tell the truth about his son?

Why did Eddard "Ned" Stark never mention or clarify that
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What is the assumed name of Jon Snow's mother, as told to Arya Stark?

Related to the book series A Song of Ice and Fire: I forgot the assumed name of Jon Snows mother that was told to Arya Stark by a lord (forgot his name - first name Edrik I think), in the third book, ...
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If this speculation about Jon Snow is true, would he be allowed to leave the Watch?

So, Jon joined the Night's Watch under the assumption he was the bastard of Ned Stark. This makes sense, since bastards aren't entitled to land or any of the like. But, lets for a second assume that ...
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Are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark the parents of Jon Snow? [duplicate]

At the tourney at Harrenhal in the year of the false spring, Rhaegar won the jousting contest. But instead of crowning his own wife Elia the queen of love and beauty, he crowned Lyanna. It seems that ...
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Who knows the truth about Jon Snow's parentage (father & mother)

There are a lot of great theories telling us that Eddard Stark couldn't be the father of Jon Snow, like this one: What evidence is there supporting an alternative parentage for Jon Snow? But, who ...
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How do people know Jon Snow is a bastard just by his name?

There are a number of times characters ask Jon Snow who he is, when he says his name many of them comment about him being a Bastard. How can people tell Jon Snow is a bastard just by his name?
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Is Jon going to muss Arya's hair already? [closed]

One thing which is by heavily emphasized in most of the books in the series is how much Jon likes to muss his sister's hair. It is constantly being recalled from both his and Arya's perspective. So, ...
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What evidence is there supporting an alternative parentage for Jon Snow?

I've heard speculation that Jon Snow's actual parents may be Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark, but in reading the books I'm not sure what evidence could be used to support this conclusion. I thought there ...
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What happened to Jon Snow's direwolf?

I noticed that when Jon Snow left Winterfell with his uncle to head to the Wall, his direwolf was nowhere in sight. In fact, I don't recall seeing it since they found the pups by their dead mother. ...
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