A large contingent of the Game of Thrones fandom hopes — nay, prays — that a certain character might benefit from a magical resurrection in the season-six premiere. Given how many other characters have died on the show, it seems a bit unfair: Why should only a select few get to come back? Vulture polled about a dozen other Game of Thrones cast members on whom they would bring back to life, besides Jon Snow, and guess who they picked most of all?
John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
"I wouldn't resurrect Jon Snow anyway. I'd say Robb Stark, just because that felt like a very righteous journey that was cut short, and you felt like he was doing everything for all the right reasons."
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
"Oh! Ned Stark, because he would have put the fire out before it started. He knew stuff that everyone still needs to know. And his death was a downward spiral for everyone."
Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton)
"I really love Tywin Lannister. I know he's horrible, but Charles Dance just nailed it. And for my own selfish actor-ness, I would have loved to have done a scene with him."
Hannah Murray (Gilly)
"For me, Catelyn Stark is the most obvious. The girls need a mother! And Michelle Fairley was brilliant. I loved her."
Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane)
"Ned Stark. Bring Sean back!"
Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark)
"Robb Stark. I'd like to get some Starks back, just for my own sake. We're running low on Starks."
Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister)
"I would resurrect two characters. One, Yoren from the Night's Watch. And two, Viserys Targaryen, but without his head covered in molten gold. Or maybe with! This is Game of Thrones! You can have a head covered in molten gold and be normal."
Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton)
"I thought Sean Bean was amazing, so Ned Stark. Or Tywin Lannister."
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)
"Tywin Lannister. I love that character. I miss that character. And Charles Dance is a fantastic actor."
Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar)
"I'm a big fan of the bad guys, so I would resurrect Joffrey. He died at a very early age, and I'm sure he would have bettered himself. I'm not sure he got all the right chances. Maybe he just needed some love?"
Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei)
I'd love to see Ned Stark, because it's Sean Bean and he's awesome."
Dean Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
"Oberyn Martell! His character was amazing, and it was so nice to have a really good guy, someone who could add light to the show, someone good through and through. Well, other than the prostitutes. If you have a good character, we'll kill them off eventually!"