Theon as Theon or Theon come Reek? Theon as Theon did derserve punishment but in a sense is already dead, he died so that Reek could exist. Gone is the pride of the Ironborn or of the Starks, his archery, his name, his horse, his horsemanship, his friendship wih Robb and his dream of ruling the isles.
Where exactly Is the mark of the Ironborn Prince of Winterfell in Reek? Is it the devotion to Ramsey? The fighting with dogs for scraps? The fear of the Ironborn of the neck? His fear of his name?
I think that Asha needs him for a Kingsmoot. That will be his final act, to be Lord and name her as heir and castellian. Which in effect will seat Asha Geyjoy on the throne. And her first act as Queen in waiting will be to grant his wish to die for the Stark gods. It would be symetry to have the only thing he wants denied to him until he achieves his former hollow dream and for Asha to find her strength and support among the Ironborn by granting both death and mercy in the wake of the failure at Mereen.
Edited by the demon reach, 08 December 2012 - 02:09 AM.