Everyone is talking about Game of Thrones Season 6 (be careful: spoilers ahead!) but nobody is trying to answer one of the most important question raised so far: where is the other Targaryen? Where are Jon Connington and Aegon Targaryen VI? Book readers know what we're talking about, while the TV show's fans probably never heard of these characters.

Who are Aegon Targaryen VI and Jon Connington

Aegon Targaryen VI was the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell.


He was killed by Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain during the sack of King's Landing.

In A Dance With Dragons Tyrion meets two mysterious characters: Griff and Young Griff. Young Griff claims to be Aegon VI: the infant killed during the sack of King's Landing was a tanner's infant son. Varys arranged the swap between the children and smuggled the real Aegon across the narrow sea. After that, Illyrio Mopatis chose Lord Jon Connington as an adoptive father for the child.


Jon Connington was the lord of Griffin's Roost and Hand of the King to King Aerys II, the Mad King. After failing to defeat Robert Baratheon at the Battle of the Bells, he was sent into Exile to Essos, where he joined the Golden Company (a fierce company of sellsword) until Illyrio and Varys approached him.

In A Dance With Dragons Aegon and Jon reach the location where the Golden Company is stationed and Aegon suggests they go to Westeros where they will begin a rebellion, waiting for Daenerys to join them in Westeros.

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They sail to Westeros and soon conquer Griffin's Roost. Jon sends a letter to Doran Martell to gain the support from the Prince of Dorne and plans to take Storm's end in ten days. We also know that in The Winds of Winter Jon's letter has reached prince Doran, who sends out Arianne Martell to speak with Jon and Aegon.

Is the show going to cut off Aegon and Jon?

Why Jon and Aegon VI are absent in Game of Thrones? This is a very big question. How to explain the fact that the showrunners decided to cut off Aegon and Jon from the storyline?

Here are some possible explanations:

  • 1. Jon and Aegon are going to appear later in Game of Thrones Season 6, maybe when they already are in Westeros.
  • 2. Jon and Aegon will never appear in Game of Thrones because the showrunners decided to deeply change the storyline for some reason.
  • 3. Aegon is not a real Targaryen and he's going to die or being exposed in The Winds of Winter. Benioff and Weiss, knowing what's coming in TWOW, decided to cut off Aegon and Jon from the storyline of Game of Thrones.

The theory number 3 is supported by a fans' theory about who Young Griff really is.


Many fans think that Aegon is in truth a Blackfyre (a noble house founded by Daemon Blackfyre, a bastard of King Aegon IV Targaryen). That would explain why the Golden Company decided to back up Young Griff after they have fought for generations against the Targaryens. According to this theory, Aegon could be Maelys I Blackfyre's grandson.

If this theory is correct, Jon and Aegon will never appear on the TV show, and the readers will find out who Aegon really is in the next George Martin's novel, The Winds of Winter.


What do you think about the Jon/Aegon absence in Game of Thrones? Feel free to share your ideas, leaving a comment below.

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