A lot of Game of Thrones fans were vindicated when the series revealed that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is a Targaryen by birth, but there is one massive clue most fans missed two seasons ago. Was Jon’s true lineage hinted at in earlier seasons?
The idea that Jon was actually a Targaryen by birth has been around for quite some time. Fans, however, had no way of proving the theory until the series confirmed it at the end of Season 6. But there were clues along the way that hinted the theory was true.
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For instance, when Jon beat Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) at the Battle of the Bastards, Wyman Manderly (Sean Blowers) called him the King in the North. This is the same Wyman who referred to Jon as the White Wolf in a previous episode.
Calling Jon the White Wolf was a direct reference to his direwolf, Ghost, but, according to Express, it could also have been a shoutout to his Targaryen ancestry. Targaryen’s are known for having white hair, so calling Jon a White Wolf ties his Targaryen lineage with his Stark upbringing, as the direwolf is the house sigil of the Starks. Then again, the fact that Jon had a white direwolf in the first place was a major hint at his true lineage.
Speaking of the Targaryen’s, a new fan theory argues an interesting fate for Jon’s new love, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). The theory has Daenerys leaving Jon in favor of another man who has been chasing her heart since the very beginning: Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen).
The theory argues that Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) will convince Jon and Daenerys not to wed, despite the possibility of having a kid together. Per the theory, Tyrion doesn’t believe the north with accept Jon if he marries a Targaryen.
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So instead of getting hitched and ruling Westeros together, Jon and Daenerys hide the fact that she’s pregnant with his child. She goes on to marry Jorah because she needs a husband at her side as she rules.
Fans of Game of Thrones, of course, are no strangers to theories, and only time will tell if any of this one is true. Until then, fans can rest assured that they will be plenty more theories as we wait for the final season to air.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere sometime in early 2019.