Why Daenerys Would Not Do the Same

[Spoilers ahead]

So the first episode of Game of Thrones final season is finally here, and we had the chance to reunite with our favorite characters, as well as some of the characters did in the show. There are many things we can talk about, but the main question on everybody’s mind is “Would Daenerys do the same for Jon Snow (or should we call him Aegon) and give up her crown to save her people?” I want to see how the rest of Jamie and Bran encounter will go but, let’s talk about this question first, and why not!

I Personally always hated Daenerys. She is too arrogant and considering her disastrous ruling experience in Meereen; It’s safe to say she knows nothing about how to rule a Kingdom. Does she really make the world a better place? I don’t think so. I mean yes, she has freed many slaves, but she has been a cruel queen as well. Just last season she burnt Tarlys alive and left a great house of the Seven Kingdoms without any future heir. This is also the exact point of Samwell Tarly who bring this up just before telling Jon about his truth. Last week Australian Red Cross ranked the worst war criminals of Game of Thrones, placing the Mother of Dragons on the second spot just after, Ramsey Bolton. “Daenerys Targaryen has racked up 15 war crimes including inflicting unnecessary suffering, executing without trial, torture and declaring no quarter.” So for all those Chainbreaker fans, please consider the facts. But most importantly after the reveal, we know Aegon is the true heir to the Iron Throne and ahead of Daenerys in line for being crowned.

Jon Snow AKA Aegon Targaryen – Game of Thrones, Season 8 – Episode 1 / Courtesy of HBO

We know Jon is the good guy here and also the most worthy of being the king and now we know he is even bound by name to rule Westeros. If anyone will remain alive after the raid of the Night King, The acceptable outcome is that Daenerys bend the knee and Aegon sit on the Iron Throne. But, considering Daenerys’s eager, I don’t believe she “does the same.” The final conflict may be some sort of a war between the two remaining Targarians. Writers cleverly put Jon Snow in a hard position in the first episode of Season 8, adding pressure from his bannermen to remind him who he is. He is a king, as he always has been. This will make the decision harder for him as he is also in love with Daenerys. But he has lost a lover before and he is ready to lose another. It kinda makes sense that the one who brings justice to the fake queen would be the promised King. In my opinion, killing Daenerys would be the final exam for Jon Snow on his remarkable journey toward the crown, which is also the hardest.

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  • John

    I believe you have a point. As a matter of fact the battle of living vs dead will be on the 3rd episode so there are tine for dramas over cercei and an inside confilict like the one you mentioned.
    Great stuff man. I hope you keep writing.

  • Norah Sanders

    Such a good theory! I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it’s true.

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