JON SNOW: THE ONE TRUE KING

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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.

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