In Game of Thrones season 6 a very important character never made his appearance: we're talking of Aegon VI Targaryen, son of Rhaegar, the baby supposed to be death after the Sack of King's Landing. In the books this character meets Tyrion on a boat, plays a lot of cyvasse matches with him and, after their meeting, decides to start his conquer of the Seven Kingdoms without Daenerys. Pretty crazy, don't you think? If you want to know the full story, keep reading!

Griff and Young Griff, aka Jon Connington and Aegon Targaryen.

In A Dance With Dragons Tyrion Lannister meets Griff and Young Griff: the boy claims to be Aegon VI Targaryen, while Griff is actually Lord Jon Connington, former Hand of the King to King Aerys II aka the Mad King.

Connington was exiled during Robert's rebellion after a disappointing battle; in Essos he joined the company of sellsword known as the Golden Company and is approached by Illyrio Mopatis and Varys.


Tyrion's advice.

Aegon VI explains to Tyrion his apparent survival: the infant killed during the Sack of King's Landing was a tanner's infant son (the swap between the babies was arranged by Varys). After the swap, Varys smuggled Aegon across the narrow sea and decided with Illyrio to choose Lord Connington as his adoptive father.

At a certain point, Tyrion suggests to Aegon to head to Westeros instead of looking for Daenerys, since she owes him nothing and only a victorious Aegon can hope to meet Daenerys as equal. After a speech to the Golden Company's sellswords, Aegon sails to Westeros with Connington and the mercenaries.

A new rebellion in the Seven Kingdoms.

The first move by Jon Connington and Aegon in Westeros is the taking of Griffin's Roost. Lord Connington himself leads the attack and conquer the castle, which is the seat of House Connington in the Stormlands.

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After a war council, Connington decides to advance to Storm's End, the seat of House Baratheon, one of the strongest castles in the Seven Kingdoms.

The Martell-Targaryen possible alliance.

Be careful: spoilers on The Winds of Winter will follow! In Arianne's chapter from TWOW Arianne Martell, heir to the Dornish throne, leaves Sunspear to discover the truth about Aegon VI. Arianne meets some of the Aegon's men while waiting to see Aegon and Connington. At a certain point, Halden Halfmaester tells her: "Has no one told you? Storm's End is ours. The Hand awaits you there".

If Aegon and Jon really conquered Storm's End, and if Aegon is the real son of Rhaegar and Elia Martell, a Martell-Targaryen alliance is possible, with huge consequences for the future of the Seven Kingdoms.

Is Aegon a fake Targaryen?

According to a popular fans' theory, Aegon is not the real Aegon. At the moment we have no evidence that he is the son of Rhaegar as well as we have no evidence that he isn't. We will know if this theory is true only when the most-awaited The Winds of Winter will be released.