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Did GAME OF THRONES Just Solidify a Power Struggle in Winterfell?

“This is Jon Snow. He’s King in the North.” That may have been true when he was in Winterfell, but Jon Snow isn’t the king of anything while he’s an unwilling “guest” of Daenerys Targaryen. So far, Bran Stark is the only living person who knows the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage. However, last Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones may have set that revelation to come out regardless of whether Bran spills the secret that Ned Stark desperately protected for two decades. Today’s Nerdist News is looking into the fire for visions of the future, and Jon may not like the outcome!

There are potential spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones! It’s only a theory until it isn’t, so if you wish to remain Unsullied then this is your last chance to turn back.

Join host and Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Jessica Chobot, as she looks at a very intriguing theory which suggests that Ned Stark shared his knowledge about Jon’s parents with at least one other person: the late Maester Luwin. There’s a passage in George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones where Luwin asks Ned when they should tell Jon something vital. It isn’t spelled out what they’re talking about in the novel, but since the show has leapfrogged over the books, it seems reasonable to assume that they were talking about Jon’s true heritage as a Stark and a Targaryen.

Why is that important now? Because last Sunday’s episode included a scene in which Sansa asked one of her men to look through Maester Luwin’s archives for a certain piece of information. If Luwin happened to write down the facts about Jon’s mother and father then this could be the way that Sansa discovers the truth. Sansa has barely been tolerating Jon as the King in the North when she thought he was her half brother. But she may feel very differently about letting him rule if she knows he’s part Targaryen. And then there’s this guy:

Do you think that Littlefinger will miss a chance to whisper poison in Sansa’s ear and encourage her to expose Jon’s identity before assuming control herself? That is definitely the way that he operates, and it would not surprise us in the least. That conflict could also split the North at the exact moment that it needs to be united against the White Walkers.

What do you think about the latest Game of Thrones theory? Send a raven and let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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