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CONFIRMED: Jon Snow’s father in Game of Thrones is…

June 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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So, before you accuse us of click bait, we’re writing this because, while we all pretty much knew who Jon Snow’s dad was, it has never been confirmed… until now.

With the finale of Season 6, The Winds of Winter, finally revealing that the famous theory that Ned Stark’s sister, Lyanna, was indeed Jon Snow’s mother, it didn’t reveal who his father was…

But we did have a good idea it was Rhaegar Targaryen. According to Making Game of Thrones: “The only daughter of Rickard Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Lyanna Stark was engaged to marry Robert Baratheon. According to Littlefinger, eyebrows were raised at a tourney hosted at Harrenhal when Prince Rhaegar Targaryen rode past his own wife, Princess Elia Martell, and presented his winner’s crown of winter roses to Lyanna instead.

“Sometime after, news spread that Rhaegar had abducted Lyanna. When her brother Ned made his way to Dorne and found the Tower of Joy, he discovered his sister, Lyanna, drenched in blood and sweat on a bed. “Promise me, Ned,” she whispered as a brown-eyed newborn was placed into her brother’s arms.”

So now, if we check out the very cool graphic below, we’ll see that yes, Rhaegar IS Jon’s dad.

Now, the circumstances of him becoming that are still unknown… but we know now for a fact that when Daenarys arrives to start a war, she will have a blood relative… it just depends on which side they’ll fall.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….