In Game of Thrones season six, Jon Snow was brought back to life by Melisandre using her magic.

With this being said, is there any chance this action makes him immune to White Walkers?

She used the power that was given to her by her Lord of Light, and as we know White Walkers are afraid of the fire.

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    Answer is : Nobody knows.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 10:06
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    FYI, Wights may be afraid of fire, however the White Walkers are not as seen in the Hold the Door episode.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 12:20
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    @Nico They are seen in that episode, they are not [afraid of fire] as seen in that episode. I believe we're in agreement on this one.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 15:45
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    @Kuhl and Nico, it's the higher up White Walkers and the Night King who can walk through the fire. Lesser wights can't. Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 21:51
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    No one knows... YET... There's nothing wrong with asking a question that can not yet be answered. That does not make it "opinion based".
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 15:08

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We can only speculate but I would say that it is unlikely. George R.R.Martin has said that he does not like the idea of bringing people back to life better than before. He wants them to be alittle worse for wear.

If what the Red Priests say can be trusted, a fire burns inside everyone that gives them life. When they die the fire goes out. When Red Priests bring people back to life, all they are doing is reigniting the flame of life within them, it's not something the resurrected person didn't have before. When we see Thoros of Myr praying over Beric Dondarrion's body, he says "His flame has been exstinguished, restore it." If anything the flame of life would be burning lower than before, making Jon more susceptible to the White Walker, if that's even possible. So the simple answer is no. Jon has not gained anything from his experience, his inner fire was always there and we have seen that it doesn't protect other people from the White Walkers. Jon's inner flame is likely even weaker than it was before.


We don't know.

The TV series has not explored this yet, and Jon's resurrection has yet to occur in the books.

While this may be addressed in forthcoming seasons, at this stage any other answer would be conjecture.

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