Game of Thrones makers explain why Jon Snow's REAL dad isn't who you think he is


Ed's note: Warning, spoilers ahead! Seriously, if you haven't watched the finale of Game of Thrones' latest season, turn back now!

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You know nothing, Jon Snow.

And never have these words rang truer than after the explosive season six finale of Game of Thrones.

In one of the many bombshells dropped during the action-packed episode, a major fan theory about Jon Snow's true parentage has been proven correct.

As the fandom has long suspected, the new King of the North was not a result of a one-night stand that Ned Stark had in a tavern.

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Instead, it's believed that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, the then heir to the throne, kidnapped Ned's sister Lyanna and forcefully made her his mistress.

Thus, Jon's true lineage can be explained by the popular R + L = J theory.


Simply put, this theory posits Jon Snow as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, giving him a legitimate claim to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

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And yes, that would make Daenerys Jon's aunt!


If you still have your doubts, check out this complex yet splendid infographic released by the makers of the series that traces the White Wolf's lineage.

This graphic confirms the hugely popular R+ L=J fan theory. PHOTO: HBO This graphic confirms the hugely popular R+ L=J fan theory. PHOTO: HBO

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