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How will Jon’s big revelation play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

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Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 3 review: “The Queen’s Justice” - Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones Season 7 ended with the big reveal of Jon Snow’s parentage. Although his rich heritage was hinted in the TV series a number of times, yet this had led many fans and theorists speculate how this can affect the end-game in the final season of Game of Thrones, and especially the budding relation of Jon and Daenerys Targaryen.

The final season is on the way and has been confirmed to air in the first half of 2019 by the HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Jon’s true heritage will possibly be revealed to him by Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly – the only ones who know the truth. But, it will surely impact the upcoming events of the series. We’ve got a number of theories on how this can go down. Read on.

How will Jon’s parentage prove to be a game changer?

Since, the first season of Game of Thrones we were led to believe that Daenerys and Viserys were the last living Targaryens but, Jon’s role – his heritage and the ups and downs in his journey were teased too. Let’s speculate on how this big reveal can prove to be a game changer for the current events of Game of Thrones.

It can break the trust Northerners place in Jon:

How will Jon’s big revelation play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

“The North Remembers”– it is an important motto for the Northerners but yet it signifies many things, one of them being the atrocities committed against their alleged house – House Stark. Rickard Stark was executed by the Mad King and his son Brandon was strangled to death. The same happened to Eddard Stark when he traveled south, although this time the Lannisters were involved. The Northerners despise both these houses. We all saw how furious Ser Yohn Royce was on Jon’s decision to meet Daenerys. He said, “A Targaryen cannot be trusted.” But, what will happen when they find out that the King in the North himself is a Targaryen?

It will weaken Daenerys’s claim to the Iron Throne:

How will Jon’s big revelation play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

After Robert’s Rebellion, the Targaryen dynasty was usurped. The Mad King, Rhaegar, Elia, and her two children – were all killed, while Viserys Targaryen and his younger sister spent their days in exile. The death of Viserys at the hands of Khal Drogo made Daenerys the last living heir of House Targaryen. She has since then vowed to take back her father’s throne. But, the recent revelation of Jon’s parentage will surely weaken her claim to the throne.

What effect can Jon’s heritage cause to his relationship with Dany?

Jon Snow is the true product of Ice (Lyanna Stark) and Fire (Rhaegar Targaryen) and possibly, according to Rhaegar “…his is the song of ice and fire.” Also according to Bran, “ He has never been a bastard. He is the heir to the Iron Throne.”  But, how will this big reveal go down on the blooming love of Jon and Dany? Let’s theorize.

Westeros won’t accept an incestuous relation:

How will Jon’s big revelation play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

In the Westerosi society, incestuous relation can’t be normalized. For instance, we saw how it went down for Cersei Lannister during the Faith Militant uprising in the fifth season. Also, we saw how much Joffrey and Tommen as kings were despised by people like Stannis Baratheon, Ned Stark, and others for being born of incest. It is entirely possible that Westeros will not accept this budding relation of Jon and Daenerys.

It can break Jon and Daenerys apart:

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Targaryens Kings have been long practicing the tradition of marrying their sisters like Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaeneys. Jon, who is both a Targaryen and a Stark, can probably believe it to be not normal to have a relation with Daenerys who is also his aunt, although the duo is in love. This can also be a part of the bitter-sweet ending that was promised!

The fear of producing a bastard:

How will Jon’s big revelation play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

Jon has been long been looked down by people such as Catelyn Stark, Alliser Thorne, and others in the TV series for being the bastard son of Eddard Stark. He believes it to be not less than a burden or a curse. In the first season, he travels to the Wall with his uncle Benjen Stark. He befriends Samwell Tarly and reveals to him that he couldn’t make an intimate relation with Ros, a prostitute from the North as he feared if he got her pregnant, another bastard could be born. Even in the books, while having a relationship with Ygritte up in the North, he has the same fears. With the hype of Targaryen children in the future season, it can be possible that Jon ends-up marrying Daenerys, not as a lover but to secure his child’s fate.

The Great War is the only thing that matters:

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The Night King finally breached the Wall and is coming for all. In this war, no kingdoms matter neither does the Iron Throne. All that matters is the war between the living and the dead – the war for the fate and survival of the humanity. It is highly probable that Jon will have to make a difficult choice of either accepting or renouncing his new love for Daenerys. After all, the only thing that matters for all is the Great War – between the two mighty forces of Ice and Fire!

So, what do you think will happen when Jon Snow a.k.a. Aegon Targaryen’s true parentage is revealed to all? Tell us in the comments section.







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Valyrian Steel Swords are very priceless and magical weapons that are possessed by very few. By the time of Game of Thrones, we see only a handful of individuals who have access to them. But 300 years ago, during the events of House of the Dragon, they were much more in number.

We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon. We covered a few of them in the previous article, here’s the link. Do check it out!

 

Lamentation

Lamentation was a famed Valyrian steel sword that belonged to House Royce. Ser Willam Royce wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. The sword was torn from the hand of Willam, however, when he was killed during the Ride of the Seven. With Willam’s death, the sword was carried off, never to be found again. However, some rumours claim that Ser Warrick Wheaton slashed a wing off of Syrax with a Valyrian steel sword, likely Lamentation, during the Storming of the Dragonpit.

 

Dark Sister

Dark Sister is a famous longsword of Valyrian steel. It is one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen. Dark Sister had a slender blade originally designed for a woman’s hand. It was wielded by Visenya Targaryen during Aegon’s conquest of Westeros. During the Dance of the Dragons, it was the prime weapon of choice for Prince Daemon Targaryen. Dark Sister was lost when the last wielder of the sword, Brynden Rivers, went missing beyond the Wall in 252 AC.

 

Longclaw

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Jon Snow wielding Longclaw in Battle of The Bastards, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Longclaw is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Mormont. It is the same sword Jeor Mormont gifts to Jon Snow at the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. The Mormonts supported the Starks in their allegiance with Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

 

Lady Forlorn

Lady Forlorn is the ancestral longsword made of Valyrian steel belonging to House Corbray. The sword has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel and its blade is smokey-grey in appearance. Ser Corwyn Corbray wielded Lady Forlorn during the Dance of the Dragons. It was in the possession of Ser Lyn Corbray in Game of Thrones.

 

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you’d wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Visenya Targaryen by Berkan Ozkan







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

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House of The Dragon’s Co-showrunner Ryan Condal confirms the existence of 3 famous Valyrian steel swords in the show

Valyrian steel swords have always been a source of fascination for the fans of Game of Thrones. Made of a fictional metal in the ancient land of Valyria, not many such weapons survive since its doom. They are very rare, priceless, magic-infused and are often passed down as family heirlooms. We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon.

 

Vigilance

Vigilance is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Hightower. It was last wielded by Ormund Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons and he fought for King Aegon II Targaryen. Ormund was slain by Roderick Dustin during the first battle of Tumbleton, after which the sword was lost forever.

 

Ice

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

Ned Stark wielding Ice, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ice is the ancestral greatsword of House Stark made of Valyrian steel. It is the sword that was wielded by Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. The sword was wielded by Lord Cregan Stark during the Dance of the Dragons, who was the Warden of the North during the period. He supported Rhaenyra Targaryen due to his pledge known as the Pact of Ice and Fire.

 

Truth

Truth was a Valyrian steel longsword carried by Moredo Rogare, a Lysene noble from the wealthy banking Rogare family. During the Dance of the Dragons, the Rogare Bank rivalled the Iron Bank of Braavos in size. We might get a glimpse of the sword in House of The Dragon.

 

Orphan-Maker

Orphan-Maker is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Roxton with a black blade. Ser Jon Roxton wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. He sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the sword was used in the Battle of Honeywine and the second battle of Tumbleton. The sword later came into the possession of Lord Unwin Peake, after which its whereabouts are unknown.

 

Blackfyre

Blackfyre is the fabled hand-and-a-half longsword of Valyrian steel once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror. It is perhaps the most famous sword in all of Westeros. Aegon II Targaryen’s possession of Blackfyre enhanced his legitimacy against his rival, Rhaenyra Targaryen, during the Dance of the Dragons. It was lost after the Blackfyre rebellion.

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Game of Thrones Longclaw Replica Foam Sword

Game of Thrones Long Claw Replica Foam Sword

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Aegon I Targaryen by Clark Ocleasa







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