unitron Posted December 22, 2014 Share Posted December 22, 2014 I find it makes an interesting viewpoint to think the character from their ends: How are they going to die? - Because in fiction, the death of a character often gives its live ("life") significance, meaning or relevance. How is Theon going to die? Assuming that Jon Snow does not actually die: I'd guess that Theon gets executed by Jon, as Jon finds out about Theon's former betrayal. There's hardly a way Jon could forgive Theon, even though he has already suffered that badly. - This way, the entire Theon-Storyline would be ultimately about Jon, as he is forced to make a morally complicated, if not impossible decision. And it fits well the overall idea in ASOIAF that redemption and punishment are fleeting, if not futile. As Lord Commander of the Watch, Jon has no authority to execute Theon, unless Theon joins the Watch, and then, ala Slynt, refuses a direct order. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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