Last we saw the loyal family man Eddard Stark, he had his head on the chopping block.Recently, a theory has revealed the slight possibility that Ned could be alive after all. It could be just a rumor, but I’ll leave that for you to decide.
Leave it to Game of Thrones to go and kill off the main character of the show at the end of the first season.
It’s pretty unsurprising that they would do this, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wonder if they had another trick up their sleeve.
There is a theory suggesting that it was never Ned Stark who was beheaded, but instead it was Jaqen H’ghar wearing Ned’s face.
I know you’re wondering how something like that could even get set up, so I’ll break it down for you.
Jaqen H’ghar was imprisoned in the Red Keep at the same time as Ned Stark.
It’s pretty questionable that a Faceless Man, aka a trained assassin, would ever be captured in the first place… Unless perhaps someone paid him to be there.
When Varys visited Ned in his cell, he told him that he could help him escape…but that he wouldn’t.
He knew that everyone would assume it was him. Perhaps instead of helping him get out, Varys helped someone else get in to take his place.
Or maybe someone else did come through with an escape plan.
We know that Syrio Forel was left fighting off guards with a wooden sword, but as the Hound told Arya, there is no chance that “the greatest swordsman who ever lived” could be killed by Meryn Trant.