“Every time I come back, I’m a bit less. Pieces of you get chipped away.” ― Beric Dondarrion had to say this, after he was brought back fro...
Jon Snow, an antithesis to archetypal male superheroes
The resurrected Jon Snow as well wakes up with a woebegone face, and is completely devoured by the existential dilemma, if not nihilism.
Jon Snow was dead. He had been there, seen that — what it feels like to be on the other side, and that has changed him. When Melisandre asks him what did he see, the mirthless hero replies, “Nothing. There was nothing at all.”
Contrary to the popular narrative, this hero doesn’t don the cloak of a vanquisher; his return is marked by despondency than triumph.
Even Melisandre’s revelation that he could be the “promised prince” offers little consolation to the reluctant liberator. He asks Ser Davos,
“I did what I thought was right, and I got murdered for it. Now I’m back. Why?“
Fans are optimistic that Game of Thrones season 6 will reveal the true identity of Jon Snow, and the recent progression of events seem to corroborate the R+L = J theory, which proposes that Ned Stark’s bastard could actually be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. If that be the case, there is no better person than him to sit on the Iron Throne, other than Daenerys Targaryen.