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Who Is Jon Snow’s Father on ‘Game of Thrones’?
Martin , and its television adaptation Game of Thrones , in which he is portrayed by English actor Kit Harington. In the novels, he is a prominent point of view character. He is one of the most popular characters in the series, and The New York Times cites him as one of the author's finest creations. Speculation about the character's parentage has also been a popular topic of discussion among fans of both the books and the TV series. Jon is introduced in 's A Game of Thrones as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark , the honorable lord of Winterfell , an ancient fortress in the North of the fictional continent of Westeros.
So you might have forgotten a few important details since then. Let Inverse be your guide to some of the biggest questions as we head into Game of Thrones Season 8. Even worse, this detail was revealed at the same time we saw Jon and Daenerys Targaryen his aunt sleeping together for the first time. She told her brother, Ned, that he had to protect her son, and Ned did. However, he still thought that Jon was a bastard. With his ability to see the past, Bran was able to confirm this.
What's Rhaegar's backstory?
Here's everything to know about Jon's mysterious dad Rhaegar Targaryen and what the revelation means for the future of Game of Thrones characters Rhaegar was a much-sought after man in the seven kingdoms thanks to his violet eyes and his blonde hair. He is the eldest Targaryen child, with a younger brother and sister - Viserys, who was killed in season one, and Daenerys, the now praised 'mother of dragons' and supposed Queen of the seven kingdoms. The warrior eventually married Elia Martell, the sister of the ill-fated Oberyn Martell, and together they had two children together. However, on the orders of the ruthless Tywin Lannister, both children were killed in order to secure the Lannister claim to the throne. The character was killed in battle by Robert Baratheon before the story of Game of Thrones started.
It's funny that the character who's had the biggest impact on the events of Game of Thrones has seen but a few seconds of screen time. As Game of Thrones fans have theorised for the best part of the decade - double that for book readers who were there from the start - and was finally confirmed in the season 7 finale, Rhaegar is Jon Snow's real father. He was a fearsome warrior with a kind heart and a love of music. He didn't share any of his father's insanity and was expected to become an excellent king. Tywin Lannister, King Aerys' hand, suggested Rhaegar should marry his daughter Cersei, but Aerys, angry at whispers of Tywin being the real power in Westeros, rejected him.