Jon Snow's Targaryen Parentage Is 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7's Favorite Joke
Sunday on Game of Thrones, Jon Snow arrived at Dragonstone to meet with Daenerys Targaryen, and, as if that wasn't enough to get fans losing their minds, Jon basically referenced the L+R=J theory that is now canon. He didn't know it of course, but fans did. Jon said, "I'm not a Stark" on Game of Thrones and basically trolled the entire fanbase. Add to that Daenerys claiming to Jon that she's the only living Targaryen and it was all too much.
As if referencing the fact that, not only is he not a Stark but he is actually a Targaryen, the show also had a dragon go screeching right over his head as he said this line. Could we get any more obvious? Of course, this scene simply had to be a little nod to the loyal fanbase and the writers made sure to make it count. When Jon finally made it in front of Dany, she went into a pretty badass speech about her right to the Iron Throne but she made one tiny, inadvertent mistake. You see, she stated that she was the "last Targaryen" and we all know that is simply not true. Fans remember that last season we finally got the subtle confirmation that we needed to tell us that Lyanna Stark gave birth to Jon Snow in the Tower of Joy and asked Ned Stark to protect him from Robert's men who would kill any Targaryen still surviving after the rebellion, hence him pretending he was his. Jon's father was none other than Rhaegar Targaryen, Dany's brother and son of Mad King Aerys.
Well, Twitter went wild with the blatant trolling.
Some Acknowledged The Hilarity
Some Were Shocked At The Obvious Reference
Some Couldn't Believe He Actually Said It
Some Are Simply Ready For Jon To Find Out His Legacy
Let's hope Jon Snow/Targaryen finally gets to be on the same page with fans on this one. We have waited so long. At least they gave us this delightful moment to obsess over for now, though. For that, I am thankful.