If you’re anything like us, we know that you’ve been anxiously counting down the days until the seventh seven premiere of Game of Thrones. But with only 13 episodes to go, there’s still plenty of questions that need to be answered before this epic fantasy series wraps up for good. Will Bran ever learn how to fly? Will Arya cross all the names off of her death list? Will Dany’s dragons defeat the White Walkers in the Great War? And, of course, we can’t forget one of the biggest questions of them all: who will ultimately win the game of thrones?
Plenty of hopeful kings have met their demise throughout the series so far, not to mention that everyone who actually has sat the Iron Throne has met a tragic end as well. As we’re looking ahead into the last couple of seasons, only a few characters look like they have any real shot of winning the eponymous game of thrones, including Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow. Though Cersei and Dany may have the biggest armies and the biggest desires to rule the Seven Kingdoms, we’re putting our money on Jon Snow to be the last one standing.
Here are 15 Reasons Jon Snow Will Win The Game Of Thrones.
15. Rulers aren’t born, they’re made
Don’t get us wrong, Dany’s great and all, but if we had to pick one word to describe the Mother of Dragons, that word would have to be “entitled.” Since the beginning of season two, Dany has been talking about one thing, and one thing only: her right to the Seven Kingdoms. Even in the season seven trailer, she proclaims “I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms” simply because her father was a Targaryen. Is that her only argument?
On the other hand, Jon Snow was born and raised a bastard. Sure, he was raised by a Great House, but in a lot of ways that made his upbringing worse — having to constantly be reminded that he’s less important than his brothers and sisters.
Jon is far from entitled, and he’s had to struggle against all odds to change people perceptions of him. He’s gone from a steward, to Lord Commander, to King of the North not because of his heritage, but because he’s proven himself time and time again to be a competent leader.
14. He’s already died once
Game of Thrones is a show that rarely (if ever) repeats itself, and even though the series repeatedly kills its characters off, every new death still remains original and surprising in its own right. We’ve already gone through the utter shock and disbelief that Jon Snow might not make it out of the series alive. Though he was thankfully brought back to life with the help of Melisandre, that doesn’t change the fact that Jon was already killed.
With two short seasons to go, we have no doubt that Game of Thrones will continue to up its death toll. After all, Dany has an entire kingdom to conquer, Arya still has a number of names to cross off her death list, and Cleganebowl definitely needs to happen.
Jon’s death and resurrection storyline was such a massive turning point for the show, that we doubt the writers would turn around and knock him off again. At the very least, Jon will have to make it to the series finale.