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'Game Of Thrones' Confirms Major Fan Theory With Season Finale Title

'Game Of Thrones' Confirms Major Fan Theory With Season Finale Title

Fair warning guys, if you're not up to date on the latest episode of Game of Thrones - that is, the sixth episode of the seventh season - then this article will reveal huge upcoming plot points in the show. So if you don't want anything spoiling then DO NOT READ AHEAD.

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What I'm saying is: get the hell off this page right now because spoilers (like winter) are coming.

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HBO have announced the title for the final episode of Game of Thrones season seven, and fans have been quick to point out that a major theory about the show could have been confirmed.

The final episode will be titled 'The Dragon and the Wolf'. Although it might initially appear to be a nod towards Jon and Dany's respective houses, it's more likely a reference to the R+L=J theory that supposes Jon isn't Ned's bastard at all, but instead the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Jon Snow
Jon Snow

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

In this context the title would represent the merging of Targaryen and Stark blood in Jon Snow.

Earlier in the season we seemed to take another step towards revealing that Jon is related to Daenery and he might even have a stronger claim to the Iron Throne than her.

It came when Gilly dropped a hint about Jon's birth as she reeled off facts from an old scroll.

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

She asked Sam what an 'annulment' means, which Sam (John Bradley-West) explained is "when a man sets aside his lawful wife."

Gilly (Hannah Murray) continued: "Maynard says here that he issued an annulment for a Prince 'Raggar' and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne."

The Prince she's referring to seems to be Rhaegar Targaryen, whom we found out last season had a baby with Ned Stark's sister Lyanna. This could mean that Rhaegar and Lyanna were actually married in secret, and therefore Jon Snow wouldn't have been conceived out of wedlock.

It would also mean that, as Rhaegar's legitimate son, Jon would have a stronger claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys Targaryen.

The lineage would pass down to the first male heir of the Mad King, then following Rhaegar's death it would pass to Jon. Daenerys, who weirdly could turn out to be Jon's aunt, would be second in line.

Could the next episode be the one where the theory is finally proven?

Featured Image Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

Topics: Jon Snow, fan theory, Game of Thrones

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

 

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