Which Game of Thrones characters could appear in the Jon Snow sequel?

(L to R) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
(L to R) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO /
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Arya Stark

Arya (Maisie Williams) and Jon have always had a strong connection, right back to their very first scenes in the Game of Thrones series pilot. Though they weren’t siblings by blood, it never lessened their bond. Jon was the one who gifted Arya her trusty sword Needle, a weapon which held great personal meaning to her as she went on her own journey to become one of the most deadly assassins in the world.

Like Jon, Arya ended Game of Thrones by traveling off into the sunset. In her case, she set out on a sea voyage to explore whatever’s “west of Westeros” and go beyond the known maps.

But all sea voyages must end somewhere. Is it possible that Arya may one day return to Westeros? And if so, might she wish to seek out the brother she loved so well? Or maybe she might sail all the way around the world, and discover another path back to Westeros that leads her farther north?

This one feels possible but not at all a sure thing. It’s not totally outlandish to imagine Arya and Jon reuniting considering how important they are to one another, and Arya’s tendency to travel to places others wouldn’t dare. But it would also be pretty reasonable for her to stay off on her own adventures.

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Sansa Stark

There’s another Stark sibling much closer to Jon’s last known location, though. After advocating for her people and helping them survive the war with the White Walkers, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) made Westerosi history by becoming the first Queen in the North. We last saw her in Winterfell, taking her throne in the great hall surrounded by loyal bannermen.

Throughout Thrones, Sansa grew into a skillful leader with a shrewd mind for politics. But the North can be an unruly place; it’s as large as the other Six Kingdoms combined and is inhabited by a diverse group of peoples. If Sansa’s going to rule in the North, she’ll almost certainly have to contend with wildlings at some point. Sure, things will be different now; it’s doubtful there will be as many bloody raids and such, since the wildlings and Northerners fought together against the army of the dead. But that’s not to say relations will be simple. This is Game of Thrones, after all.

Perhaps Sansa might need Jon’s diplomatic touch to help keep the peace, or to negotiate some new trade routes with a rebuilt Hardhome. Perhaps she is a more attentive ruler than some of her forebears, and visits the Wall to rebuild the Night’s Watch.

Beyond Tormund, Sansa is the next closest character to Jon geographically. And she formed a strong and complex bond with him in Game of Thrones as well. Their reunion in season 6’s “Book of the Stranger” was a direct punch to the feels. We can only imagine what it would be like to see them reunited a second time.

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Bran Stark

Bran the Broken (Isaac Hempstead Wright) left off in a pretty comfortable place at the end of Game of Thrones, relatively speaking. Despite losing his humanity in order to become the omniscient Three-Eyed Raven, Bran is chosen to become the ruler of the Six Kingdoms. He’ll never sit the Iron Throne; it’s nothing but a pile of slag by the time Bran becomes king. But that’s okay. He’s not too concerned with such things.

Let’s be real: the chances of Bran hoofing it all the way back up to the Wall in order to see Jon are pretty much nil. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for him to still appear in some way. Bran is an incredibly powerful warg capable of projecting his consciousness leagues away from his body. In Bran’s final scene of Thrones, he tells his Small Council that he’s going to “look” for Daenerys’ dragon Drogon. This implies he can travel great distances with his mind, even farther than we saw in Game of Thrones, when he used a murder of crows to see beyond the Wall. So if Bran wanted to visit Jon in some way, he could.