After contemplating about Jon Snow’s future as a king, I realize that even though his legitimacy may be debatable he has a very good pedigree to be king. Being the son of a Stark and Targaryen, Jon Snow is a descendant of two powerful and ancient bloodlines. On his father’s side, he is a descendant of Aegon the Conqueror, who conquered the Seven Kingdoms, founded the Targaryen Dynasty, and created the Iron Throne. On his mother’s side, Jon is a descendant of Bran the Builder, who built the Wall and Winterfell, founded House Stark, and became the first King in the North. Overall, Jon descends from two men who changed the world.
In terms of personality, Jon Snow does have traits that are fit for a king. Most important of all is that he can see the big picture and has what it takes to make the tough decisions that no one else is willing to make. His upbringing as a bastard made him humble and selfless, which means he would not be tempted to abuse his authority like his Targaryen ancestors did. He knows how to lead as evidenced by his time as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and during the Battle of the Bastards. His time as Lord Commander also gave him some political skills which will come in handy in the near future. Also, the mutiny that killed him taught him to never trust anyone, which will make him more cautious than most characters.
If Jon Snow does reclaim his birthright as the true king of Westeros and embraces both his Stark and Targaryen heritage, I can envision what his uniform as king would look like. Overall, I can envision him wearing black armor like his father Rhaegar wore, but instead of the Targaryen dragon on the breastplate made from rubies I can envision Jon’s breastplate bearing the Stark dire wolf head made from diamonds. Since Jon’s father Rhaegar wore chainmail that was made of gold, I am thinking of Jon wearing chainmail that is made of silver. Longclaw would still be his sword and retain the Stark wolf head pommel, but it would get a new sheathe that is Targaryen themed. I can envision him wearing a black cloak that would have a fur pelt around the shoulders while bearing the red Targaryen dragon on the back. As for his crown, I can envision Jon’s crown to be similar in shape to that of Aegon the Conqueror but would be decorated with sapphires instead of rubies while having a silver dire wold head engraved on the front like the crowns of the Kings in the North.
After receiving confirmation on Jon Snow’s true parentage as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, I realized that he inherited quite a few things from both of his parents. Obviously, Jon Snow inherited his mother’s Stark features of black hair and grey eyes while inheriting his father’s devilishly good looks. In terms of personality, Jon Snow inherited his mother’s independence and wolf blood (which he also shared with his uncle Brandon Stark) and he inherited his father’s leadership skills, fighting skills, and honor. On the side, it is subtly hinted that Jon may have inherited the signature Targaryen ruthlessness from his father, but unlike his Targaryen kin, who are fiery, Jon’s ruthlessness is as cold as ice. Jon demonstrated this chilling ruthlessness when he executed Janos Slynt and the mutineers who murdered him. On the other hand, Jon has also demonstrated the more fiery ruthlessness of Targaryens when he beat Ramsay Snow to a bloody pulp. However, this could be a combination between his mother’s wolf blood and his father’s Targaryen ruthlessness. As Jon’s uncle Viserys used to say, “Ramsay woke the dragon.” Overall, even though Jon Snow was born a Targaryen he was raised as a Stark. With this in mind, he is a Targaryen who does things the Stark way. I think he would have made his parents very proud if they were still alive.
I think I have an idea of what the bittersweet ending to Game of Thrones will be. The White Walkers are obviously going to exterminate a great many people once they breach the wall. I think by the time the new Long Night is over about two thirds of Westeros’s population will be wiped out, a large number of noble houses will be gone, and most of the main characters will be dead. If Jon Snow is the Prince That Was Promised, I think he will be one of the few main characters to survive, but he will be the last person with either Stark or Targaryen blood. In the end, Jon would have to lead the survivors to rebuild their way of life, but he will do it all alone. Therefore, a new undisputed monarchy would rise from the ashes with Jon Snow as its founder. In a sad irony, he would reclaim his birthright as the true king of Westeros, but he will lose his entire family to the Long Night.
Because of the way my autism operates my mind, I am able to process music into images and incorporate those images into my writing. The music from the Final Fantasy franchise has always provided me with inspiration for my writing, specifically The One-Winged Angel from Final Fantasy VII. Now, I found another song from the series that seriously ignited my imagination: the Final Fantasy XV version of Stand By Me. After listening to this music over and over, I was able to better visualize the bond of friendship that my characters share throughout my superhero universe. It warms my heart and makes it sing to the high heavens like a song bird wanting to fly.
I have just purchased my ticket for the opening night of Star Wars: Rogue One! I will get to spend a lovely evening with my family in a galaxy far far away. I am planning to do what I did last year with The Force Awakens by getting in line as soon as possible. Who knows? I just might claim the front of the line again. May the Force be with us! Always!
I have been fascinated by Elon Musk’s ambitious plan to colonize Mars. For practical reasons, humanity is a species that simply cannot survive on just one planet. If our species is to survive, sooner or later we are going to have to colonize other planets. I am thinking of drawing inspiration from Musk’s plan for future projects. What kind of world will Mars become if it was colonized by humans? Will we terraform it into an Earth-like planet? Will we establish pressurized cities on the planet’s surface? The possibilities with this concept are virtually limitless. I look forward to researching and tinkering with this idea.
I briefly saw clips in the trailers for Star Wars Rogue One in which the rebel ship was fleeing from an exploding planet. This made me realize that we are going to see the Death Star destroy a planet from a different angle. We have seen the Death Star destroy a planet from a distance when it blew up Alderaan in A New Hope. This time we will see the Death Star blow up a planet up close and personal and witness firsthand what actually happens on the surface when the planet explodes from a hit from the Death Star. I find this very chilling and frightening because we will get a closer look at a planet and culture dying at the hands of a genocidal weapon of mass destruction.
I just discovered a disturbing rumor about Season 7 of Game of Thrones and it involves House Tarly, who is a vassal of House Tyrell of the Reach. Based on leaked photos and social media, it looks like House Tarly is going to betray House Tyrell in favor of the Lannisters. Part of me is not surprised by this supposed betrayal. When Cersei Lannister blew up the Great Sept of Baelor, she wiped out House Tyrell’s line of succession with the exception of Olenna Tyrell.
Because Randyll Tarly only admires strength and looks down on women he might think that House Tyrell is no longer strong enough to rule the Reach and won’t acknowledge a woman like Glenna Tyrell or Daenerys Targaryen as his master. My guess is that Randyll Tarly will take advantage of the chaos of the Great Sept’s destruction by offering his allegiance to House Lannister in exchange for becoming the new rulers of Highgarden. This kind of mirrors how the Lannisters replaced the Starks and Tullys with the Boltons and Freys as rulers of the North and Riverlands after the Red Wedding.
There has even been reports that Jaime Lannister, Bronn, and Randyll Tarly will lead a Lannister-Tarly army against Highgarden and conquer it, which would make House Tyrell officially extinct. This will be a devastating setback for Daenerys Targaryen because the reach is now the wealthiest, most populous, and most fertile region in Westeros. If House Tarly joins the Lannisters (with a brilliant military commander like Randyll Tarly leading it) and wipes out House Tyrell, then Daenerys’s hold on the Reach will be severely weakened and she would have to fight for every inch of land she can get. Some Houses of the Reach might side with Daenerys, some might side with House Tarly and the Lannisters, and some might remain neutral. It is going to be a complete mess.
On the upside, it has been rumored that after sacking Highgarden and heading back to King’s Landing, the Lannister-Tarly army will be ambushed by Daenerys’s Dothraki horde (which is well over 100,000 strong). It really would not matter how Jaime and his allies will deal with this ambush because the Dothraki would outnumber them and if Daenerys’s dragons show up their annihilation will be guaranteed. Also, Robert Baratheon once said that only a fool would fight the Dothraki in the open. So even though she might lose her Tyrells allies and lose some control over the Reach, Daenerys just might salvage the situation with this victory. Overall, I look forward to seeing how this will unfold.
In the show Heroes, my favorite character was Peter Petrelli. He possessed the traditional personality traits of a superhero because he was selfless, compassionate, and always wanted to do the right thing no matter what. My favorite part was the unique nature of his powers. His empathic nature was the source of his power because whenever he formed a connection with another superhuman he copied their power. With each connection he made and each power he copied his arsenal grew. Therefore, with each power he acquired he had another ability that he could summon when the situation required it. I was so frustrated and disappointed when he lost all of that power in the third season and when he got powers back it was a greatly diminished version of what he had before. I liked Peter’s original power because it made him foil and polar opposite of Sylar, who used violence to get powers.