‘Game Of Thrones’ Analysis: How Jon Snow Will Discover Targaryen Parents

‘Game Of Thrones’ Analysis: How Jon Snow Will Discover Targaryen Parents
Aerys Targaryen, The Mad King from Game of Thrones / HBO

“Game of Thrones” Jon Snow is one of the most popular characters. However, “Game Of Thrones” season 6 is down to its last episode and we still don’t have a clue about Jon Snow’s true parentage. We know how he’ll eventually figure it out though!


After we saw the flashback in the Tower of Joy, fans are now craving the truth about “Game of Thrones” Jon Snow — whether he is really the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Everyone was pretty upset when Ned Stark lost his head in “Game of Thrones” season 1 partly because of his promise to his bastard son. He told him then that when they meet again, they will talk about his mother.

Clearly, the identity of his mother died with Lord Eddard leaving no other clue about “Game of Thrones” Jon Snow’s origins, but is that really the case? Let’s think out of the box here, let’s think about the battle in the Tower of Joy.

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The only survivors of that battle were Ned and Howland Reed, Jojen and Meera’s father. Howland was heavily wounded by Ser Arthur Dayne and would have needed medical attention, but not before Lyanna was rescued as she was the sole reason they were there.

If indeed Lyanna died from childbirth, he would have carried the child along with Lyanna’s body and Howland Reed back to King’s Landing. Seeing as the child is his own kin there is no way in Seven Hells that he would abandon him.

He carried the child back to Winterfell and raised him as one of his own despite the dishonor and friction it would bring to his household. This was interesting as Ned Stark valued honor above all else and even Stannis Baratheon pointed out in “Game of Thrones season 5 that unlike his brother Robert, he is not known to frequent prostitutes.

With Ned Stark dead, the only living person who can possibly tell Jon Snow about his parentage is Howland Reed. With House Stark once again reinstated as Lords of Winterfell, they might call on House Reed once again to defend the North.

While it may only be apparent that Jon is Lyanna’s child, the only known man who could be his father is Rhaegar Targaryen. This might be revealed to Bran in the finale as he tries to master his Greensight.

Whether Howland Reed tells him about his parentage or Bran Stark finds out in his visions, there is big chance that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. All of these will probably happen in “Game Of Thrones” Season 7, unless the “Game Of Thrones” Season 6 finale manage to sneak this in.

Catch “Game of Thrones” season 6 finale this Sunday to find out if Jon Snow will get this particular closure on his life.

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