Game of Thrones: Jon Snow’s fate sealed by Ned Stark in clue everyone missed
Throughout Game of Thrones, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) had struggled to come to terms with his heritage.
He was brought up as a bastard, believed to be the result of Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) affair.
However, he was actually noble-born, from parents Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Wilf Scolding), who were married and legitimate.
But one Reddit user has spotted there’s actually a big clue in Jon’s name which suggests he was always repressed.
TimeGoesBack2001 wrote on Reddit about Ned’s sons and where they got their names from.
He wondered whether Robb Stark (Richard Madden) got his moniker from Ned’s good friend, Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy).
Midnite_St0rm answered: “Yes. George R.R. Martin based the Seven Kingdoms off the medieval United Kingdom. (Hell, even the shape of Westeros is of the United Kington).
“In the Middle Ages, practically every boy of royal birth was named Edward or Henry after their fathers or grandfathers. Some after their father’s friends, etc.
“So yes, there are a lot of young people named Robert in Game of Thrones.
“Robb Stark, Robert Arryn (as he’s known in the books, in the show he is Sweetrobin), Robert Baratheon, etc. There are actually quite a few other characters named Robert or some variation of it in the books.”
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The original poster went on to wonder where Jon got his name from and whether it was Jon Arryn (John Standing).
However, Midnite_St0rm answered: “Probably since Jon Arryn was Ned Stark’s father figure and fought in the rebellion but also because Jon is a common name in the North. Jon ‘Greatjon’ Umber and Jon ‘Smalljon’ Umber.”
Jon was anything other than common in Game of Thrones, as he was destined for greatness.
The King in the North was resurrected after much adversity, and was the man who eventually killed the real villain of the piece, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
However, it seemed Ned wanted Jon to melt into the background, something which eventually, he did.
Meanwhile, it appears Jon would always end up seeing the Winterfell crypts resurrected.
He had a dream in A Clash of Kings where he saw the horrific scene happen.
“‘Sleep came at last, and with it nightmares. He dreamed of burning castles and dead men rising unquiet from their graves.’
“This is after Ramsay puts fire in Winterfell.
“There’s a theory that the spirits of the dead kings in the crypts will help defeat the others, but I never saw any text that might serve as a hint for that, but now I was just re-reading ACOK and got to this part.”
“It made me remind the theory. So, what do you think?”