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HBO has dropped the first Game of Thrones Season 6 poster, and it confirms two things we’ve long suspected. One is that the show will return in April, as it usually does. No big surprise there. The other is that a certain someone will be back, in some way, shape, or form. Feast your eyes on the Game of Thrones Season 6 poster after the jump. 

For the past five months, the Game of Thrones fandom has been embroiled in a debate about what really happened to Jon Snow. All the while, the cast and crew have strenuously insisted that “dead is dead.” But Snow’s return has been perhaps the worst-kept secret on television. Kit Harington has been spotted on set on numerous occasions, and at this point the question isn’t so much if he’ll be back as how.

HBO isn’t quite ready to give away the answer to that second question yet, but it is at least giving up on pretending Jon is gone for good. The Game of Thrones Season 6 poster confirms we haven’t seen the last of him. Even if he does seem to be in worse shape than usual.

Game of Thrones Season 6 poster

Could that be a corpse? I mean… maybe. But it’d be awfully strange for HBO to kick off its entire Season 6 marketing game with an image of a guy who won’t figure into the season beyond a funeral scene. We’ll point out that while, yes, “dead is dead,” “dead” doesn’t quite mean the same thing in Westeros that it does in our reality. Jon Snow exists in a world where the red priest Thoros of Myr can revive Beric Dondarrion, after all. And there just so happens to be a red priestess currently hanging around the Wall, which seems awfully convenient.

Meanwhile, it’s looking increasingly likely that Jon Snow won’t even be the only “dead” character to resurface in Season 6. Recently, Ian McShane dropped some clues that seemed to indicate his character would be responsible for bringing back another fan favorite. So if we’re just bringing dead people back willy-nilly now… can someone maybe get to resurrecting Oberyn Martell? Pretty please?

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