Will Jon Snow Burn On ‘Game Of Thrones’? It's The Question Everyone Is Asking
During Game of Thrones' second episode of Season 6, titled "Home," we see Ser Davos making preparations for Jon Snow's funeral pyre, which could make for a bombshell revelation. Thanks to plenty of speculation about Jon Snow's potential Targaryen lineage, many fans are wondering, will Jon Snow burn on Game of Thrones?
The implication, of course, is, since at least some Targaryens are immune to fire at least some of the time, that, if Jon's body didn't or wouldn't burn on the funeral pyre, then he must have some Targaryen blood in him. This fits the popular fan theory that "R+L=J," or, that Jon Snow's parents are not Ned Stark and a mystery woman, but, in fact, Lyanna Stark (Ned's sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys' brother). Basically, this means he has super double extra royal blood and a possible claim to the Iron Throne. Plus, if Jon Snow was a Targaryen, he'd also be able to ride a dragon.
Plenty of fans point out, however, that Jon suffers a severe and traumatizing burn on his hand from fighting a White Walker early on in the series. Keep in mind, though, that plenty of Targaryens — even Daenerys — have suffered burns. Dany emerging from Khal Drogo's funeral pyre unscathed with some hatched dragonlings is something of an anomaly. Her insistence that fire cannot kill a dragon is believed by most fans to be a misunderstanding of actual Targaryen family lore, which Dany doesn't actually know very much about, since she was so young when her family died.
Luckily, we won't have to worry too much about whether or not Jon Snow's body can burn because it appears, for the time being, as though Melisandre has successfully resurrected him from the dead! It was literally the last scene we see in Season 6's second episode, so we don't know much about the state of his survival just yet. But we definitely know no one is trying to set him on fire anytime soon.