Jon Snow might know nothing, but that doesn’t mean you have to know nothing! That’s why we took the liberty of answering all of your questions about the King in the North. Jon (played by the handsome Kit Harington) is one of the few remaining protagonists still living on Game of Thrones. Which is why it makes sense so many fans root for him to survive, and even possibly one day claim the iron throne for himself. But, before we get there why don’t we have a little history lesson to learn more about our curly-haired hero.
Possibly the most important question about Jon (King Jon? King Snow? What do we call him these days?) is his lineage. The fantasy-drama is in its seventh season and fans still aren’t sure who his father and mother are. His surname is “Snow” meaning he is a bastard of the North aka his parents weren’t married and he was born in the northern territory.
The story was that he was Ned Stark (RIP) and some prostitute’s baby. But, after one vital scene confirmed the R+L=J theory, we know now that Jon is actually Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark’s child. Talk about a plot-twist! Keep scrolling to learn more about Jon Snow.
Is Jon Snow a Targaryen?
So, technically yes Jon is a Targaryen. Although because his parents were never married (to our knowledge) that means he would still be a bastard (poor kid) and wouldn’t bear the name. However, he could be legitimized and given the name. And the one person who could do that — Daenerys Targaryen aka Mother of Dragons aka Khaleesi aka like 100 other names — is also his aunt… not that either of them knows that (yet).
So back to how the Mother of Dragons and the King in the North are good ‘ole kin. Rhaegar was Dany’s older brother. They were born many years apart making it possible for her to have a nephew that is around her age. This is weird on many levels, most of all because some fans are rooting for Jon and Dany to one day marry. Is it still incest if you don’t know you’re related?! Asking for a friend…
What episode does Jon Snow die in?
Remember that time that Jon Snow dies in the snow? Now, that was eventful. You know what was even more eventful? When he rose from the dead, that’s what. In the Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy” Jon was stabbed to death by Alliser Thorne and several men of the Night’s Watch after being labeled a traitor.
Fans were forced to watch their beloved character bleed out on the ground while the episode faded to black. And then were stuck believing he had actually died until the next season premiered. Talk about cruel. But, alas he rose from the dead like the true hero he is.
Will Jon Snow bend the knee?
Alas, maybe the most pressing question on all fans’ minds (and Dany’s too, tbh). Will Jon ever acknowledge Dany as the true Queen of Westeros? Or will he continue to label her a southern ruler that his people won’t accept? We don’t have the answer to this question ~officially~ but considering the fact that Dany said she will help the North fight the white walkers if, and only if, he bends the knee, we think it’s safe to say he will… eventually.