HBO goes to a fan site to confirm just who Jon Snow’s father really is and it confirms a long standing theory.
Game of Thrones fans, particularly the fans of Martin’s books Song of Ice and Fire have been excited about their fan theory about Jon Snow’s parentage.
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The idea has not been so fiercely pursued by the fans of the show. Somehow, Jon Snow being the illegitimate offspring of Ned Stark seemed perfectly balanced.
In recent years however, his parentage has been discussed over and over again. Especially now, when he has defeated the North and been called the White Wolf.
In the final episode of the season six of Game of Thrones, Bran Stark completed his vision of his father Ned Stark near the Tower of Joy. In the overview of the series we were reminded of Lyanna Stark who was betrothed to Robert Baratheon.
The legend spoke that Rhaegar Targaryen has kidnapped and raped the young princess after which she had died. The vision reveals a bleeding Lyanna as Ned inches closer to her.
She tells him of the baby and makes him promise to hide him or Rob Baratheon would kill it. We see the little bundle of joy in Ned’s arms as Lyanna dies and a fade in reveals subtly that the baby is Jon Snow.
We are however embarking on another theory that Lyanna fell in love with Rhaegar who was killed and Lyanna wanted to protect their baby. Furthermore, Lyanna gave Jon a Targaryen name.
All of that would have made for some wonderful speculation. Like the one about Jon Snow’s death last year. However, HBO decided that the reality of his father should be made clear before some bizarre theories start.
On the Game of Thrones fansite, the network has given a kind of a link net of all the main character. The most important of them is Jon’s parent’s lines linking to Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. No doubts.
This has shut down the possibilities of a Jon-Daenerys marriage and opened up the possibility of Sansa-Jon marriage as they are not siblings but cousins. Moreover, this confirmation has also given Jon the most powerful claim to the Iron Throne.
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