That gives Jon a mighty impressive claim to the Iron Throne, if he's interested. Plus, the Targaryens followed the Faith of the Seven (minus the whole incest thing). While not explicitly stated, it's pretty much certain that person Rhaegar Targaryen married was Lyanna Stark.
However, since Sam ignored Gilly, there are still no characters in Thrones who are aware of Jon's parentage and legitimacy - except for Bran Stark, who at the very least knows about Lyanna.
Here's why that matters: It means that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys's older brother, had his marriage to Elia Martell annulled and married Lyanna Stark. The Tower of Joy was located on the northern edge of the Red Mountains of Dorne. We don't know what scene we'll exactly be seeing Rhaegar in, but hopefully we get to see his fateful battle with Robert Baratheon during the Battle of the Trident. He said, "He is the prince who is promised, and his is the song of ice and fire".
It will be interesting to see whether Jon learns that he has Targaryen DNA flowing through him - and whether it'll put a cold stop to a romance with Aunt Deanerys. As Rhaegar's only living son, the rules of secession dictate that the Iron Throne is Jon's by rights.More news: Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief
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His claim is far greater than Daenerys's claim, because throughout the Targaryen Dynasty men were always crowned over daughters (a civil war broke out when that was ignored). In fact, he is-without question-the rightful heir to the Iron Throne considering his dad is the eldest son of the Mad King. From that, fans can infer that Lyanna ran away with Rhaegar willingly, and was not taken against her will as Robert believed. What's even crazier is that the High Septon wrote it down and there is documented evidence. To be fair, it's partially Dany's fault for inviting him to "get to work", but after refusing to bend the knee, this level of rudeness from the King In The North is really beyond the pale.
Jon Snow is a bastard no more. The Hound likely received a bad Airbnb review after robbing that poor farmer and leaving him and his daughter to starve to death.
We've known since the end of last season that Jon Snow was the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.
With so many jaw-dropping scenes and revelations in this week's episode of Game Of Thrones, there was one that caught our attention: Jon Snow (#KitHarrington) did his best impression of the guy from How To Train Your Dragon when Daenerys Targaryen (#EmiliaClarke) returned from turning Lannisters and House Tarly into ash.