Who should sit on the Iron Throne? If you were to ask Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) after the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere, the answer is Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
It’s likely Brandon Stark/The Three-Eyed Raven (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is also of this opinion as he insisted Jon learn the news that he is Aegon Targaryen, trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and heir to the Iron Throne.
Jon has certainly shown a propensity to lead in times of crisis, and after being put up by others, found his way into high ranking positions that he’s accepted (thanks Sam, and Lady Lyanna Mormont). Whether or not Jon has a desire to rule Westeros – or could, especially with King’s Landing being full of lying, scheming characters – remains to be seen. Since he first became Lord Commander Mormont’s (James Cosmo) steward back in Season 1, Jon has been committed to one main cause – defeating the Night King and the Army of the Dead.
But, should the living win, and Jon survive the fight, his true identity certainly creates a potential path to the Iron Throne.
Since Samwell had us all thinking about who should rule Westeros, following the Season 8 premiere, we’re taking a look at Jon’s ruling resume (we looked at Dany’s rise to power earlier this week). But, since Jon didn’t have an official title until Season 5, it’s worth examining those moments when Jon listened and learned, and when he stepped up for others.