Jon Snow Got Exactly What He Deserved In The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale

Matt Miller
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From Esquire

Although he was widely expected to die, or become king, or be the Prince That Was Promised, or have some other big important ending, things ended pretty humbly for Jon Snow. After he killed his queen/lover/aunt, Jon Snow was not automatically granted the throne even though he was technically the rightful heir to the Seven Kingdoms. Instead, Tyrion helped set up a new form of government where the ruler is chosen by the lords of the realm. And their first king is none other than Bran Stark, who has done nothing but chill out and smoke CBD and not provide valuable information to anyone around him.

But poor Jon, he was actually sent to the wall as punishment for killing Daenerys Targaryen, which is technically fair since he killed a queen and all. But at the same time seems pretty harsh considering he stopped a tyrannical ruler who just massacred millions of people.

Anyway, it's pretty unclear what, exactly, is the point of the wall anymore now that the Wildlings are their friends and the White Walkers are dead. But at the end of the series we see Jon Snow head back to the wall where he finds Tormund, Ghost (who lost an ear?), and the rest of the Wildlings. We last see Jon presumably heading north of the wall to live with the Wildlings. Maybe he'll find another Wildling lady, like Ygritte. Maybe spring will come to the North (we do see a little plant sprouting up from the snow).

And, maybe, Jon Snow got exactly what he deserved in the end.

Jon didn't ever want to be king. He never appeared to have any dreams beyond stopping the undead threat marching from the North. And thanks to his rallying of the Wildlings and teaming up with Dany, he did exactly that. Now, he can go hang out up North in the only place he's really been accepted.

Plus, Jon Snow never really deserved to be king. Sure, he united the north and avenged his family and saved Winterfell and had the foresight to treat the White Walker threat as a pretty big deal. But I think we can all admit that he made some pretty idiotic mistakes during the brief time he was in power. Need we remind you that he was literally murdered because he alienated the people of the Night's Watch? Operation Capture a Wight? Screaming at the dragon? Trusting Daenerys even after she slaughtered countless people? The guy wasn't exactly leadership quality, when you really think about it.

And I think I speak for everyone here when I say that all that matters is he was reunited with Ghost.

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