Who should be on the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones?

2017-08-15 14:00

Cape Town – Who in Game of Thrones should rightly be sitting on the Iron Throne? 

Well, if you guessed Jon Snow then you're correct. The latest episode, titled Eastwatch, broadcast on Monday night in South Africa on M-Net (DStv 101), quietly snuck in two big bombshell revelations proving Jon Snow's legitimate claim to the Iron Throne.

Will Jon Snow ride a dragon?

Halfway through the fifth episode, viewers saw a dragon allowing himself to be touched by Snow and only Targaryens are able to ride dragons as part of a long-lost art.

He's the only other character besides Daenerys in the show's seven seasons to touch and be smelled by a dragon and remain alive.

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Jon Snow is no bastard

Secondly, the seemingly throwaway comments Gilly makes when she tells Samwell some of the facts that she read in the Citadel at their candlelit table, are hugely revealing.

When she asks Samwell what "annulment" means, she explains that she is asking because a Septon issued an annulment to a certain Prince Rhaegar and then married him to someone else at the same time in secret in Dorne.

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The very obvious assumption is that Rhaegar got married to Jon Snow's mother Lyanna Stark after the annulment of his marriage with Elia, which means Jon Snow is in fact not a bastard and that Rhaegar is Jon Snow's legitimate father.

Therefore, as a Targaryen and as the legitimate remaining heir and not a bastard son, Jon Snow is the real heir to the Irone Throne in Game of Thrones.

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