So far, Jon Snow’s personal history tagged him as a ‘bastard.’ However, his adoptive family was always secretive about his origins. Fans of the TV show watched how Ned Stark took the truth with him in his grave. Therefore, they started thinking of numerous possible theories about Jon Snow’s true family tree. The most astounding one placed the so-called bastard as a rightful heir to the Iron Throne as the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. In episode five, Gilly might have confirmed one of the most important Game of Thrones theories by mistake.
Gilly Discovered that Prince Rhaegar Went through a Marriage Annulment
Samwell Tarly plays a crucial role in the battle of humans and the undead, even though he does that without the deadly sting of a sword. His weapons are thousands of years old knowledge. He just has to pay attention to thousands of scrolls and old documents to uncover those truths that can change everything. However, what he doesn’t know is that what we seek is often times right under our noses.
Therefore, the fifth episode of Game of Thrones presents a version of a Sam who lost hope in his powers. He was avidly studying in the Citadel when his partner Gilly started reading out loud some random facts in one of the books Sam surrounded himself with.
So it happens that Gilly discovered that Prince Rhaegar, a vital character in the history of George R. R. Martin’s fictional universe, went through an annulment of his marriage. The reason for that is that he took someone else in marriage in utmost secrecy during a ceremony in Dorne.
Game of Thrones Theories Bestowed Jon Snow with the Birth Right to the Iron Throne
While Sam is dismissive of such seemingly minor fact, Gilly’s lecture is actually a piece of the puzzle that makes up Jon Snow’s true identity. It is implied that Rhaegar married Lyanna Stark and their love produced a child. This would confirm one of the most exhilarating Game of Thrones theories that Jon Snow has both the blood of the ice, Stark dynasty and fire, Targaryen royal family.
Another hint that gave Snow’s true identity away was present during the fifth episode as well. When Daenerys returns on Drogon victoriously from her battle, the dragon approaches Jon Snow. The magnificent creature seems to threaten the King of the North. Instead, it allows him to pet it on the head. This newly found bond might suggest that the dragon recognized familiar blood flowing in Snow’s veins. The only human blood dragons respect is that of Targaryen’s.
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