Game of Thrones ending ‘is more TRAGIC’ for ASOIAF Jon Snow than his TV show incarnation

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GAME OF THRONES’ ending ‘is more tragic’ for ASOIAF’s Jon Snow than his TV show counterpart argues a popular fan theory.

The final season of Game of Thrones really split fans, especially the endings for different characters. Despite being the true heir to the Iron Throne, Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen was exiled back to the Wall to live with the Wildlings. Now a new fan theory argues that Game of Thrones’ ending is actually more tragic for ASOIAF’s Jon Snow in George RR Martin’s books than it is for his incarnation in the HBO TV show.

Reddit user Andrija2567 wrote: “In the show, Jon Snow’s primary aim was to be isolated from everybody and live a quiet hermit life.

“Both before and after his death he wasn’t interested in anything else [except]defeating the White Walkers.

“He had no ambition (he couldn’t even lie to Cersei); no wants.

“And to everything he displayed a numb feeling, even when he was in a relationship with Dany before the reveal and riding dragons he still looked indifferent.”

They argued: “It looked that the only reason he was with Dany was that the writers told him to be and if anything the only thing he truly wanted was to die.

“Now, this can be argued but for me, the main goals of Jon in the books is to prove himself more than a bastard.

“To show the world that bastards don’t deserve to be cast out like trash and forgotten, which is why he has the ambition to become Lord of Winterfell.”

Instead, in the Game of Thrones ending he ended up exiled by his own kin, having become a kinslayer, which even kingslayer Jaime Lannister dreaded.

The theorist also points out that Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow is potentially an oathbreaker as well, twice over.

They added: “[This proves] a view others have of bastards being treacherous snakes and in the end forced to choose between living alone at the Wall, where he was assassinated, or to live among Wildlings whose culture he had more disgust for then appreciation, which is a quite tragic end to his arc.”

Of course, author Martin has teased that his A Song of Ice and Fire ending in A Dream of Spring will be the ending.

After all, he called the TV show “an end” but not “the end”, as it were.

Of course, Martin’s ending in A Dream of Spring is years away.

The author hasn’t even started his final A Song of Ice and Fire novel since he’s still working on The Winds of Winter.

The 71-year-old is currently isolated away in a mountain cabin.

Martin appears to have been hinting on his blog over the past few months that the end is in sight.

Last month, a post concerned his movie theatre, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in New Mexico, which has been closed since the lockdown began.

He wrote of how he’s kept his staff on, working virtually on the JCC YouTube channel.

And just before signing off, he cryptically teased: “We hope to keep adding content to the JCC… including new book events… once we reopen.”

So just what new book events followed by a “dot dot dot” could the author be teasing but The Winds of Winter’s release later this year?

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