This article contains a huge spoiler from the latest Game Of Thrones episode and the title of the article clearly mentions what we are talking about. So let’s first give the mandatory warning before we move ahead and talk about the huge reveal in Game Of Thrones season 7 finale. SPOILER ALERT!!! Please turn back if you haven’t yet watched the episode.
Finally after 7 long seasons of calling Jon by his bastard name, Game Of Thrones gave us his real name and the fans are going crazy and I mean it because I am one of those fans who can’t seem to control his emotions after watching Game Of Thrones season 7 finale.
This has to be one of the best episodes so far and the episode gave us some stunning moments but we are only going to focus on the biggest reveal in the episode and that is Jon Snow’s real name and it turns out he’s Aegon Targaryen!
During the season 6 finale, we found out that Jon was the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark but we didn’t know if he was a bastard or not and another important topic of discussion was his name that Lyanna whispered in Ned’s ears. A fan tried to lip read his name and came up with the name Jaeharys but the latest episode has shown us that it was a case of bad lip reading and that Jon Snow has a kickass new name, Aegon Targaryen.
We need to thank Gilly and Samwell Tarly for this revelation and the fans will readily forgive Samwell because he didn’t actually ignore the information that Gilly revealed about Rhaegar annulling his marriage with Elia Martell.
Bran Stark, who’s the Three Eyed Raven now, can see everything that has happened and is happening all around the world and as he told us previously, it’s difficult to keep track of so many things and we are glad that Samwell was there at the right moment to guide Bran in the right direction.
Bran was convinced that Jon Snow was, in fact, Jon Sand as he thought that Jon was Rhaegar and Lyanna’s bastard son. But Samwell corrected him and on Samwell’s request, Bran searched through history to find the moment when Rhaegar wed Lyanna and I wish we got to see more scenes involving Rhaegar but we can’t complain as Bran quickly moved forward and showed us the moment where Lyanna told Ned about her son’s real name and it is going to have huge implications in Game Of Thrones season 8.
We now know that Jon or Aegon to be correct (it will take some time to get used to his new name and I’ll prefer to call him Jon for now) has the strongest claim to the Iron Throne and he’s named after Aegon the Conqueror.
However, Aegon the Conqueror wasn’t the only Aegon in the history of Westeros as a number of Targaryen’s were named Aegon, but it’s interesting to note that Rhaegar had a son with Elia Martell and he too was named Aegon Targaryen.
So it’s weird to find out that Rhaegar had two sons named Aegon. Take a look at this scene from season 3, where Thoros of Myr talks about Rhaegar’s murdered children Aegon and Rhaenys. Jump directly to the 3.20 mark.
It’s also possible that Rhaegar and Lyanna never had a discussion about the name and Lyanna named him Aegon on her own but we don’t want to discuss more about this and focus on the important point.
We now know that Jon has the best claim to the Iron Throne and not Cersei or Daenerys but we don’t know if he will be willing to take that responsibility. We have seen how he didn’t want to be the King in the North but took over that responsibility as he wanted to protect the North from the danger that was approaching and maybe he might do that again but we can never predict what happens in Game Of Thrones.
Also, he fans finally got to witness some boat sex between Jon and Daenerys and it will be interesting to see how Jon reacts when he finds out that Daenerys is actually his aunt!
What are your thoughts about the latest revealation? Do you think Jon will marry Daenerys after finding out his true identity? Let us know in the comments below.