He may “know nothing,” but the former Bastard of Winterfell lived through some harrowing situations to break through as a formidable force for good. Unfortunately for Jon, he’s one of the stars of Game of Thrones, and all the do-goodery he’s committed throughout the series probably means nothing now that the end is nigh.
Then there’s the fact that Jon’s true identity as Aegon Targaryen — the son of Rhaegar Targaryen (himself son of the Mad King and brother to Daenerys) and Lyanna Stark (Ned’s sister) — makes Daenerys his aunt. They are currently in a relationship. That’s not going to work. This fact does, however, put him ahead of Daenerys in his claim to the crown, but don’t think for a second this means that’s how it’s all going to go down. While ending with Jon sitting atop the Iron Throne is the most palatable and logical conclusion given his growth and overall virtue, we just can’t see it.
Instead, we predict a whole lot of sorrow for Jon, from the emotional reveal that his new lady love is actually his aunt to a potentially deadly showdown with the Night King — who’s really got it out for him. Plus, if he does make it out of this battle alive, does he even want that kind of responsibility? He’s only ever had these leadership opportunities thrust upon him. But what does Jon Snow really want?
Iron Rating: 5/10 wights