"Game of Thrones" Jon Snow's real parents revealed in season 6 finale

Contrary to what we have been told since the beginning of "Game of Thrones, Jon Snow is not Ned Stark’s illegitimate son from a random woman.

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Over the seasons, the most popular “Game of Thrones” theory claims that Jon Snow’s real parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Sunday's season six finale "The Winds of Winter," confirmed the major fan theory, revealing Jon Snow's parentage.

Contrary to what we have been told since the beginning of the show, Jon Snow is not Ned Stark’s illegitimate son from a random woman.

Jon Snow in "Battle of the Bastards" play

Jon Snow in "Battle of the Bastards"

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Bran Stark continued his flashback, presenting us with the rest of the Tower of Joy scene teased earlier in season six.

In it, Young Ned Stark discovered his sister Lyanna dying in a bloody bed. Lyanna had just given birth to a baby — Jon Snow.

Before her death, she told Ned “if Robert finds out, he’ll kill him, you know he will. Promise me, Ned."

Robert Baratheon was Lyanna's betrothed, who started a war to rescue her after Rhaegar Targaryen, according to Sansa Stark, "kidnapped and raped Lyanna."

While we are not told that Rhaegar is Snow's father, we can comfortably assume he is, considering that he supposedly “kidnapped” Lyanna and took her on the run, and also, the men guarding the Tower of Joy wore the Targaryen seal, and were there on orders from Rhaegar Targaryen.

Jon Snow and Sansa Stark in "Battle of the Bastards" play

Jon Snow and Sansa Stark in "Battle of the Bastards"


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Jon Snow is obviously not Ned’s bastard, he is the son of a Stark and likely a Targaryen too.

His supposed father was the older brother of Daenerys, so that makes Jon the nephew of Dany.

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