Game of Thrones: Why did Jon Snow kill Daenerys?

One of the most shocking and saddest moments in the show was when Jon Snow was forced to kill Daenerys Targaryen, to prevent her from slaughtering the innocent.

After eight years, Game of Thrones came to an end, leaving a lot of fans unhappy about the show’s ending. The season eight finale featured Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, successfully conquering Kings Landing. She soon became the queen of ashes, when she used her dragon, Drogon, to burn the city and its innocent civilians. She planned on killing anyone who was against her.

Game Of Thrones ended when Daenerys’ lover and nephew, Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, stabbed her to death by the Iron Throne. However, Snow did not intend to kill her. It was her final comments that led to her death. Harrington explained that Jon was not thinking about killing her until right at the end, when he realized that Daenerys planned to kill his sisters, so it became a rival against his family and the mad queen.

Jon did, however, try to give Daenerys one last chance to show that she still had some good left in her. Jon asked her to forgive Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, who was sentenced to death for treason, but she refused. This justified her lack of compassion when she said his death was necessary to build the perfect world she knew she could build. Jon then realized that she would continue to slaughter innocent people to build her perfect world. In the end, Jon stabbed Daenerys while embracing her in a hug.

Drogon arrived to find his mother dead, although he decided not to kill Jon, he burnt the Iron Throne. He was last seen flying off with Daenerys’s body. Fans have been speculating that there was a symbolic meaning behind his actions; him burning The Iron Throne all the kingdoms were fighting over, which consequently led to Daenerys’ death, suggesting that Drogon was putting a metaphorical end to the fighting and echoing that nobody would sit on the throne.