You know nothing, Jon Snow. But we know everything, as Jon Snow's lineage has finally been confirmed by HBO! Does R + L = J? Find out below!
At the end of Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss gave fans the moment they'd all be waiting for. The Tower of Joy sequence finally arrived, and with it, came the reveal that Lyanna Stark was Jon Snow's mother. While it was unclear who the father is because Lyanna's final words to Ned Stark were incoherent to the audience, many fans believe the answer is R + L = J, which (SPOILER WARNING), is code for Rhaegar Targaryen + Lyanna Stark = Jon Snow. And now, before Season 7 has even begun, we finally have a definitive answer. HBO posted Jon Snow's family tree on their Making Game of Thrones blog, which resolves the issue of Jon Snow's lineage once and for all. Check out the infographic below!
So there you have it, Rhaegar Targaryen is Jon Snow's father! Who saw that one coming? Uhm, literally everyone, but oh well! While this doesn't necessarily have to be canon because it wasn't confirmed in the TV show, chances are that it is canon because it's on HBO's official Game of Thrones blog. So what does this mean for Jon's future in Season 7? While the infographic suggests Lyanna was abducted, if she ran away with Rhaegar willingly, it's possible that they got married and that Jon is their legitimate son. If this is the case, Jon is actually first-in-line to the Iron throne and the rightful heir. So will he try to claim it to unite the land against the White Walkers? Or will he leave King's Landing to his aunt Daenerys? For regular updates on Game of Thrones, click the green subscribe button below. And check out what D.B. Weiss had to say about Game of Thrones Season 6 going past the novels. How do you feel about this reveal?