'Game of Thrones': Jon Snow gave his life, and deserves the throne


It's been Jon Snow's throne to take from the beginning. 

When "Game of Thrones" viewers first heard the term "Snow" and its coarse meaning — "bastard" — in the north, many were swayed to his side. In Season 1 they saw his love for his purported siblings, the lack of love from his purported stepmother, his prowess with a sword and how he adopted the runt of a direwolf litter, the albino Ghost, who grew into a fierce fighter. It all seemed pre-ordained.
Until it wasn't.

"Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had to throw viewers off the trail. So in Season 5's finale, Jon Snow was stabbed in the gut by men sworn to serve him. Repeatedly. Finally, he was stabbed in the heart by a child who once admired him and then left to lie bleeding in the snow on the cold ground of Castle Black.
"Game of Thrones" had struck again. No one was safe. Our watch had ended too.
Until it hadn't.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was resurrected by a magic we still aren't too sure about. The Lord of Light saw fit to give him life again, and so should we all. His destiny was back on track.

After the Battle of the Bastards, Jon was made King in the North — because, as Davos Seaworth put it, "he risked his life for the people."

In his time as King in the North, we've seen how much he is willing to sacrifice. We've also seen, even before he has, that due to his parentage being Stark and Targaryen, he not only isn't a bastard, he has a unique bloodline that would give him dominion over the north and the south.

And he can touch dragons too.