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.