Several Game of Thrones Theories Confirmed In Eventful Season Finale

Angelo Anderson
August 28, 2017

Not only did Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally succumb to the boiling over sexual tension between them from the past few episodes, but with the help of Samwell Tarly and Bran Stark, his true parentage (long theorized by loyal Game of Thrones fans) has finally been confirmed. His parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

And then, the Wall came crumbling down. "We need to tell him", said Bran.

"It complicates everything on a political level, on a personal level, and it just makes everything that could have been so neat and kind of ideal for Jon and Dany, and it really kind of muddies the waters", Benioff said.

Cue the Hound, who opens the box and frees the wight. Rhaegar is Jon's father.

This is a huge revelation for not only audiences but the show itself.

Be careful what you wish for, I guess. Well, no one but him and every single person watching at home. The blue flames coming out of Viserion's mouth could easily be confused with ice, but these aren't ice flames - they're just blue flames.

While season seven was still hugely popular (the two episodes preceding the finale were the show's highest-rated ever), it faced increasing dissection and deliberation by fans, as will the upcoming final season.

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Also? Kit Harington has a great butt.

But given that Jon's dad has now been revealed as Rhaegar, who is Daenerys' brother, viewers were quickly horrified as it all clicked into place: Jon was having sex with his aunt. We know what she is capable of, we know what she can do and what she has done.

This was exotic yet underwhelming to say the least since the moment we'd all been contemplating arrived, but on a boat? Ned Stark took in Aegon and named him Jon Snow as a way of protecting him after Lyanna's death, since Robert Baratheon was trying to kill any remaining Targaryens as a way to lock up his claim to the Iron Throne. Jon Snow is in fact the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and that changes everything. Yet, he continued to plot at that point, and couldn't prepare for Bran Stark as the Three-Eyed Raven. The audience already got a preview of this news bulletin when Sam and Gilly were reading dilapidated diaries in Oldtown, but it turns out Rhaegar had his previous marriage to Elia Martell annulled so he could properly marry Lyanna. Those two insane kids were really in love.

Season 7 has leaned even more heavily into the true nature of Jon Snow's birthright. From the terrifying view of the White Walker Dragon to the much-awaited incest between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, the longest episode of GoT had it all and much more.

"It needed to be a thing you go out of the season on; the first four or five years of the show it was the expanding universe, and as we get near the end of the show, the universe contracts", Benioff notes.

With so much happening in a single episode, it seems nearly impossible to wait until 2019 to know the fate of the houses and the Great War with two fire and one ice dragon. The big twist may have been a dud, but it looks like there are some surprises still to come.

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