John Snow is a liability, here’s why
I’ll just say, Jon Snow is a liability and he does not live up to the promise of The Promised One. He is one reckless, yes channeled, but reckless king.
I offend you, Don’t I? How can I speak such blasphemy about the most noble man in the Westeros and beyond? But I have evidence to support my claim.
Let’s walk back to the Battle of Bastards and reaccount Jon’s decision and military skills. And then, come back to the second last episode where he along with few others fought with wights. The plan was to take a WIGHT and come back home. But, when does our Jon works as per the plan?
Battle of Bastards
We saw what happened. Jon charging as Rickon rushed towards Starks’ side of battle. Ramsay missing his shots with the bow. And the moment we anticipated that Rickon could be saved, we saw a bow going through him as he fell down. Well, that was inevitable. The main purpose behind that cold act was to stir Jon’s feelings. An obvious tactic which even a non Military person like Sansa could smell. But what followed was never expected of a experienced and decorated soldier like Jon. Of somebody who is destined to rule Westeros. Ramsay’s brilliance in Army tactics and over-numbered Boltons took their dig at Starks and their allies. Somehow, they literally cornered them. But thanks to Sansa Stark and her all-time lover Littlefinger, Knights of Vale saved the day. And ultimately, Jon took all the credit.
No doubt, Jon is a brave knight, but he is a liability as ruler. In fact, he is a terrible ruler. He has lost lives of numbers of Crows fighting for Wildlings in the battle of hardhome.
Battle with Wights (Beyond the wall)
I am sorry that i am introspecting of Jon Snow at such a minute scale. But then again, he is no common mob. Jon Snow is responsible for the lives of Starks, their allies. Eventually if things goes his way, he might even be entitled to the lives of everyone in Westeros. And if it comes to that, we would want Jon to take sane decisions and act with a plan.
In the second last episode, we saw Jon ranging beyond the wall with some of the best characters in the show WITHOUT any plan. Even if we overlook his lack of planning, when the help came, instead of getting back on Drogon, he chose to stay and in process lost lives of Viserion and Benjen Stark.
Now…we all love Jon Snow, I love Jon Snow and I respect his dedication and loyalty to his code, his men and his reign. But defying that again in the closing scene, he eventually bent the knee to Dany clearly knowing the relationship between Northeners and Targaryen.
Over the time, the relationship i have developed with Game of Thrones has become personal. Death of Eddard Stark still gives me chills. So everytime, some dies- a part of me dies with them. Lately, Jon Snow has been good at making people die while he comes back from the dead. We don’t know what future holds for Jon Snow but I do hope, it does not have Iron throne for our King in the North.