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Jon's resurrection. Life for a life? Breathing with gaping chest wounds?

  • I'm waiting for Melisandre (or someone) to pay the 'life for a life'  price of his resurrection.  I was irritated that the rules of Martin's magic weren't applied that episode.

    Also thought the CGI department really botched it for not showing his wounds gradually close up before he took a breath.  They had him gasping with several knife wounds right into the lungs.

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    • Martin's rule is not always life for life. For general magic, the greater the magic, the greater the price and blood must be paid for blood. Even case of Daenerys, she paied blood but actually we don't even know she used the baby's life for reviving Drogo or cursing both Drogo and Daenerys. However, if it is power of God, the price is not always life since it is more of granting a wish then bargain. Even in the book, Thoros resurrected Beric Dondarrion several times and the price was part of himself not his life. Although Melissandre is not acknowledged prestess of R'hllor, out of desperation, she might have actually reached R'hllor and saved Jon. 

      However, I think Ghost should have died for Jon. It would make more sense since Mellissandre is only alleged priestess not real and blood for blood make more sense. In addition their soul is connected so it is a perfect sacrifice and the show doesn't have to pay hefty price for showing animal.

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    • as with Beric Dondarrion, the wounds fill with a lot of scar tissue.

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    • I'm assuming that, what the Red Priests and Priestesses believe to be actions performed by their God, are actually just spells/magic that they're calling forth, and that this is possible due to the reintroduction of dragons into the world. Or whatever is causing the general flow of magic to increase--which I've been assuming is the dragons, but they may just be another effect rather than a cause. George already stated that the over-long seasons happen due to magic rather than the position of the world around its sun. So there are either magical "seasons" that last long periods of time, or the dragons themselves are the living embodiment of it. Maybe something inbetween?

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    • Yyp

      Alatari wrote:

      Also thought the CGI department really botched it for not showing his wounds gradually close up before he took a breath.  They had him gasping with several knife wounds right into the lungs.

      I think it would have ruined the suspense/effect/impact if we saw his wounds start to heal before he took a breath. That was likely a director/production decision, but CGI department botching it as you suggest. But if you want an in-story explanation, his lungs could have healed up enabling him to take that breath, hence the delay in him waking after she tried to revive him, but surface wounds didnt heal yet.

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    • The scars on his body will never heal, just like Beric's

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    • Yyp

      I agree, he'll be the same way as Dondarrion is.

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    • Eko is Oke wrote:
      The scars on his body will never heal, just like Beric's


      Beric had a MASSIVE shoulder that nearly went into his chest. Yet after he was brought back by Thoros, no more wound.

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    • Yyp wrote:

      Alatari wrote:

      Also thought the CGI department really botched it for not showing his wounds gradually close up before he took a breath.  They had him gasping with several knife wounds right into the lungs.

      I think it would have ruined the suspense/effect/impact if we saw his wounds start to heal before he took a breath. That was likely a director/production decision, but CGI department botching it as you suggest. But if you want an in-story explanation, his lungs could have healed up enabling him to take that breath, hence the delay in him waking after she tried to revive him, but surface wounds didnt heal yet.


      It's a matter of their choice, of course.

      Just if I was running the scene his first breath would have been drawn through the wounds while blood gurgled and splattered  at the wounds.  The sounds of his first nreath would have been that of a dying man with destroyed lungs and h would cough up gobs of blood and then his breath would have improved as the blood cogulated over the wounds, sealing them then the scars would start and we'd cut away back to his face as he weakly wipes blood and lung pieces from his face.

      People love the gore and magic.  

      I'm of the opinion that resurrection magic should be as terrifying and painful as an infant clawing, and biting at his mothers vaginal walls, choking on pieces of the walls, suffocating as their chest is compressed and the pain of a head so deformed it's the shape of a cone.

      Being born, either the first time or resurrection should be traumatic.  


      Sorry for the late reply  I was busy with the US elections and just finished the last episode of season 6 tonight.

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