In Game of Thrones season 7 finale, both Samwell Tarly and Bran Stark confirmed the long-time theory among fans that Jon Snow is a Targaryen and not a bastard at all. His real name is Aegon Targaryen, the only son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. This only means one thing; he is the true and rightful heir to the Iron Throne and not Daenerys Targaryen as what we originally thought. Jon was hailed as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch before he became the King in the North. One fan-made theory recently surfaced that Maester Aemon Targaryen already knows about Jon’s true parentage long before it was revealed during the season finale.

Did Aemon Targaryen know about Jon Snow?

During “Game of Thrones” season 1, there was a scene when Aemon talked to Jon, where he spoke about his father. He might be referring to either Ned Stark or Rhaegar. “If the day should ever come when your lord father was forced to choose between honor, on the one hand, and those he loves on the other,” he told Jon. “What would he do? … What is honor compared to a woman’s love? And what is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms? Or a brother’s smile?”

Was Aemon giving Jon a hint about his real father?

A Redditor named sakhnini1 dove deeper into this conversation in “Game of Thrones” season 1, suggesting that Aemon knew about Jon’s true parentage.

In the book, Rhaegar and the maester only communicated with each other through a raven, which means that it’s possible that he was told about Lyanna’s pregnancy. When Aemon spoke about Jon’s “Lord father” abandoning honor and duty, he might be referring to Rhaegar’s choice of Lyanna Stark and their son, Jon or Aemon. Either way, we hope that these unanswered questions will come to light once the eighth and final season premieres next year or in 2019.

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In “Game of Thrones” season 7 finale, Gilly read High Septon’s private diary at the Citadel that revealed Rhaegar Targaryen annulled his marriage from Elia Martell and married Lyanna Stark privately. There, we learned that Jon Snow is their son and not Ned Stark’s bastard. Jon is a Targaryen. However, he just began a romance with Daenerys, his aunt.

What will happen next?

Can you imagine Maester Aemon Targaryen’s knowledge about Jon Snow’s true parentage long before these significant events transpired in “Game of Thrones”? What will happen to Daenerys and Jon once they learn that they are blood-related? Is it possible that they will go on with their romance even after learning that Jon is a Targaryen? Let us know in the comments below.