At Game of Thrones Jon Snow looked like a man destined for greatness. But he landed right where he started.
After killing Daenerys Targaryen to save the world from her alleged tyranny, Jon was banished to the wall to become a brother of the Night Watch again. It was a bittersweet ending to a man who seemed so crucial to Game of Thrones that he was once brought back from the dead.
Jon grew up believing he was a bastard, someone who did not fit in and would never keep up with the "real Starks." Instead of complaining or conspiring to defeat his supposed enemies, he worked hard to prove himself. He began by joining the Night Watch to protect the Empire, like his uncle Benjen Stark. He fought with his brothers for the safety of Castle Black. He spied on the wildlings when he was imprisoned north of the wall. He has saved countless lives in countless situations. He could never save everyone, nobody can, but thousands of people live because of him.
Thanks to his hard work and constant sacrifice, Jon received the support of his brothers and was elected Supreme Commander of the Night Watch after the death of Jeor Mormont. As Lord Commander, Jon did what no one had done before: He made peace with the Wildlings fleeing from the North to escape the White Walkers. This decision was not well received by everyone and Jon was killed by treacherous members of the guard. Fortunately, thanks to the Red God, he was brought back from the dead and lived to fight again. Or rather many times over.
He defeated Ramsay Bolton to save Winterfell, was made king to the north, and teamed with Daenerys to destroy the Night King and his army once and for all. Sure, he bent Daenerys knee, but come on … we all knew that would not last.
When it came out that "Jon Snow" was indeed Aegon Targaryen, the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Jon seemed to confirm the ultimate fate of governing the Seven Kingdoms. He was the song of ice and fire, the intermingling of two worlds. However, he could not get past the name Targaryen. If Game of Thrones has taught us something, the birthright is not enough. You have to earn your place. Daenerys did not manage to earn her wages with the people of Westeros – especially after he decided to burn down King's Landing. But Jon came to her, did what he thought was right, and paid a heavy price. But at least Ghost has his pets.
The story ends when Jon, dressed in black, is traveling north of the Wall and does not know if he will ever return. He was a good leader and a friendly man, but that's not enough to make him king. The throne was not where it should be.
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