With the new season of Game Of Thrones just around the corner – there is, of course, yet more theories about the storylines.
The latest of those suggests Ned Stark is actually still alive.
Say what?! Yep, much like Arsenal supporters, GOT fans have similar problems moving on and accepting the reality set out before them.
Ned was executed back in the first season but a theory from the Fire and Blood YouTube channel suggests he may have actually been alive this whole time.
The theory is that it wasn’t Ned on the execution platform, but a faceless man, Jaqen H’ghar wearing Ned’s face.
Although this opens a massive can of worms for the later series of the show. Quite how H’ghar would survive an execution, Ned’s face or not, remains unclear – unless someone else has been wearing his face ever since…
While the Faceless Men are said to only wear the faces of the dead, that was proven wrong in season five when Arya pulls off Jaqen’s face and sees her own, writes Digital Spy.
There is also another theory that Ned Stark was able to warg into one of the birds that flew above him in the execution scene moments before his death. This stems from the moment before Ned was beheaded, where he is seen muttering to himself.
While it seems unlikely, going on the theory that the ability to warg is genetic, it could be possible – that is, if Ned had stronger warging powers than his son, Bran.
So, will we find out in the new season? Probably not, but we’ll just have to wait and see…
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Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its 7th season on Sunday, July 16, and Monday, July 17 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.