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Confused By Ending? Great Analysis Found.

It does an excellent job at explaining Danys' downfall and why Jon refused the throne:
Part 1

The reason why Bran was chosen and what was meant by "a better story":
Part 2

Jon is compared to Frodo in "Lord of the Rings" who is able to refuse the corrupting power of the Iron Throne (The Ring) which is why he didn't want anything to do with it. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Bran can probably withstand the Iron Throne's power because he lacks a human personality. He's no longer really Bran.

It's a little long, but never boring and very insightful. Too bad that the writers didn't do a better job at getting some of these points across in the show.

Compares Dany to Cersei:


ITT: GoT apologists grasping desperately


Jon certainly wanted leadership throughout the whole series (the lady doth protest too much) and the idea of the throne did appeal to him, but he was immature as a man (almost a virgin) and was easily manipulated by all of the women he was attracted to, from the wilding girl to the witch woman and finally the dragon chick... it's only after denayris commits genocide does he bring himself to act and a big factor in that is self preservation as he certainly must have known his days were numbered as he was still a threat to her throne...


Not as bad a Qyburn. Flies squashed by fly squatters have had grander deaths.