30 Reasons Why Jon Snow Deserves The Iron Throne

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Still from “The Winds of Winter,” Episode 6×10 of Game of Thrones. Photo: HBO

1. His Family Ruled the North

Though we have learned of Jon’s true heritage, his family still were the rulers of the North. Robb became the King of the North before he was killed during the Red Wedding. Though Jon is not Robb’s biological brother, he still has Stark blood in him.

And, as far as the people of Westeros know, he is the son of Eddard Stark. So since his family once ruled the North, it gives him a big of an edge to why he should be allowed to rule. He knows what is required of him to be a just and fair ruler.

He’s witnessed the mistakes of both his father and his brother and he knows how to not repeat them. Jon has it slightly easy because he’s seen what has been the downfall of great kings and he knows how to avoid it happening to him. Most of the other ‘contenders’ for the throne think they know what they are getting into but it is clear that Jon knows exactly what would be required of him.

And, since it seems that his family is going back to Winterfell, he would already have those he trusts at his home to make sure everything in Westeros was as it should be.