By Shawn Rice
Have fans already learned that Kit Harington’s Jon Snow is actually Jaehaerys Targaryen on Game Of Thrones? The running rumor now is that Snow’s name has been mistakenly revealed online.
A Reddit post with a leaked image of next month’s Empire Magazine, featuring an interview with Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark, seemingly reveals the true name of Ned Stark’s supposed bastard son: Jaehaerys Targaryen.
The image reads the following: “As we saw in the last episode of season 6, Bran’s psychic time-traveling ‘green sight’ revealed the true nature of Jon’s birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen.”
In the interview, Wright discusses how Bran, who witnessed Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark giving birth to Jon Snow through his powers, “could change the entire story” in a major way with this newfound information. The name Jaehaerys Targaryen would go in line with a log-running fan theory that Jon Snow is indeed actually a Targaryen and the legendary Prince That Was Promised.
If this tidbit is true, here’s what it means: Jon’s truly a Targaryen heir named Jaehaerys. It’s certainly possible Lyanna whispered the name to young Ned Stark in the flashback sequence set amid Robert Baratheon’s Rebellion. The name also has plenty of contextual meaning. Jaehaeherys I, known as “the Old King,” was a long-ruling Targaryen king who sat on the throne for 55 years, io9 notes.
Here is a bit more about Jaehaeherys I. He was a well-liked ruler, notable for his kindness, compassion and intellect. Jaehaerys I also helped mitigate a strong conflict between the throne and the Faith Militant — dissension that resurfaces over time and is readily visible throughout Season 6 of “Thrones.”
Here are some reactions on social media to the possible name reveal.
jaehaerys makes more sense than aegon but i still hate the fact they decided lyanna would give him a targaryen name
— lauren (@sansastcrk) June 16, 2017
“jon snow’s real name is jaehaerys targaryen” pic.twitter.com/uSCnHvNtQZ
— luqas (@pvnkasfvck) June 16, 2017
“You know nothing Jo–” *checks smudged ink on palm* “–err, Jeff? Jake?” https://t.co/yhQ5HnmEQD
— Alyssa Syahmina (@Astrapios) June 16, 2017
JAEHAERYS TARGARYEN FIRST OF HIS NAME KING IN THE NORTH
— toni pinned (@gameofgays) June 16, 2017
I googled Jon Snow’s real name.. it’s…. Kit Harington 😀
— Secretsofthe Citadel (@CitadelSecrets) June 16, 2017
— Night’s King (@WightsKing) June 18, 2017
Got to be of them dragons didn’t eat him!! I know heart breaking to think he’s name won’t be Jon snow
— Lee Tollervey (@Lee_Tollervey88) June 18, 2017
As of right now, HBO and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin have neither confirmed nor denied this to be true. And, of course, fans should not expect them to do so.
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