Game of Thrones season 8: Jon Snow’s claim to the Iron Throne, explained

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**Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode 4 “The Final of the Starks” under**

The Mad Queens meet once more. After being enraged by the deaths of almost everybody near her, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) lastly seems set to storm King’s Touchdown to take the Iron Throne.

Nonetheless, as Sansa (Sophie Turner), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and seemingly half of Westeros already know, Jon Snow has a stronger declare to the Iron Throne. How?

Jon Snow’s mother and father are usually not Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and a random lady, however Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Importantly, their relationship was declared official, as the 2 married in secret. Additionally they named their son Aegon Targaryen (Jon’s actual identify).

Rhaegar was the primary son of Aegon I Targaryen, AKA The Mad King, that means that Jon’s Grandad was the final Targaryen king of Westeros.

Regardless of Daenerys being the daughter of The Mad King, Jon’s intercourse makes him the precise inheritor to the Iron Throne (as Varys explains, having a “cock” is essential in Westeros legislation). So even when Jon bends the knee to his aunt, Daenerys, those that know of Jon’s true ancestry will perceive that he has the higher declare to the Throne. 

How precisely it will play out through the remaining two episodes of Recreation of Thrones is anybody’s guess. You may learn extra about Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark here and in regards to the significance of Jon Snow’s actual identify, Aegon Targaryen, here.

“The Final of the Starks” was described as “an oddly structured and never massively satisfying episode” by The Independent‘s critic. The fourth episode of the present’s remaining season additionally noticed Daenerys (Clarke) suffer some devastating losses after arriving in King’s Touchdown to face Cersei Lannister (Headey).

You may watch the extreme new trailer for the penultimate episode of the present here. Click on by the under gallery to see our intensive rating of each character within the collection – from worst to greatest – is under. 

The ultimate season of Game of Thrones continues every Sunday. The present is offered on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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