Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington hits back at fans claiming Jon Snow should have ended up ruling Westeros – The Sun

GAME of Thrones’ finale proved to be one of the most controversial in the show’s history when it dropped last year.

The last season of the HBO fantasy epic was branded “rushed” and “oversimplified” by critics and viewers alike.

Many felt disappointed with the ending, in which Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) took the thrones after Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was murdered by Jon Snow (Kit Harington).

After initially being incarcerated, Jon was ultimately banished north of The Wall, while Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) took control of an independent North.

Meanwhile Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) set out in search of adventure sailing West on her own vessel into uncharted territory.

Many felt that Jon was robbed as his legitimate claim to the throne thanks to his Targaryen bloodline was overlooked.

However, in recent video interview with Ki,t posted on @purple_dwagon’s Twitter page, the actor rejected the criticism, insisting it demonstrated a lack of understanding of the character.

“When people say ‘I wish you had been on the Throne’, or ‘I wish you had been with Dany on the Throne’ I would disagree because Jon’s place was always in the North,” he explained.

“He would never have been happy in the South. He’s like Ned Stark.”

He continued: “Ned goes South and he’s in danger. Jon is always happiest in the North. When Tormund says to him, ‘You’re of the North’, he’s right. He belongs North of the Wall.”


Kit insisted that in its own way, Jon’s fate was a happy one, or at least a liberated one.

“What I tried to do with the ending is he’s saddled with this weight all the way through the series. He’s this heavy character and I wanted there to be this lightness about him,” he went on.

“It’s all falling off, this terrible thing that’s happened to him. I could go on about this for hours!”

It’s not the first Game of Thrones topic Kit has addressed in recent weeks.

He previously hit out at the original pitch for the show, in which Jon and Sansa embarked on an incestuous romance.

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