We’ll have follow-up discussions on Game of Thrones season finale all week, as well as more speculation about how the final two seasons play out. However, the big question of the night with big questions is this: Was the R+L=J fan theory right? In the season finale, “The Winds of Winter,” Bran returned to the Tower of Joy, where he witnessed his father, Ned Stark, have a conversation with his sister, Lyanna Stark, about her new son, Jon Snow, confirming what many had already assumed: Lyanna Stark is Jon Snow’s real mother.
What Lyanna whispered to Ned, however, remains a secret, although she did say never to mention it to Robert, because Robert would kill the child.
Does that mean that Robert is Jon’s real father? As in, the R in R+L=J? is Robert Baratheon? Many on people on Twitter believed so.
And if you read the books, Ned is way uneasy when Robert asks about Jon's mother. No wonder why #GameofThrones— Hansel (@fegz_shitlord) June 27, 2016
she made Ned promise to say it was his so Robert wouldn't kill Jon Snow #GameofThrones— the joker (@lord_anarchy) June 27, 2016
So wait John Snow is Robert Barotheon son? #GameofThrones— BklynBeauty (@BklynBeauty_718) June 27, 2016
R+L=J is right but that R is for ROBERT #GameofThrones— Jo (@AGirlABookEtc) June 27, 2016
Are Jon Snow's parents Ned' sister and the late Robert Berathean??? #GameofThrones— Katie Ward (@KatieKward) June 27, 2016
Fuck fuck fyck Jon is Robert's son fuck fuck. #GameofThrones i was not expecting this. Fuck— #KITTY (@MyyValkyrie) June 27, 2016
So many doubts, so they confirmed the theory that Jon is Rob Baratheon's son. #GameofThrones— Paloma (@TheOnlyOTH) June 27, 2016
On the other hand, others believe that Lyanna told Ned not to tell Robert because Robert would have Jon Snow killed because Jon is a Targaryen’s. In other words, Jon Snow is Rhaegar Targaryen’s son. Just as many people believe the original R+L=J theory was confirmed in “The Winds of Winter.”
The R+L=J theory is confirmed. Jon is Rhaegar Targaryen & Lyanna Stark's son. He is the promised prince. Can't wait for S7!! #GameofThrones— Nesi (@nessiejanan) June 27, 2016
"Promise me Ned." JON SNOW IS THE SON OF LYANNA STARK AND RHAEGAR TARGARYEN SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED IN CANON MOTHERFUCKERS #GameofThrones— •to the wonder• (@delenasdragon) June 27, 2016
Rhaegar Targaryen. + Lyanna Stark = Jon 😱 #GameofThrones— Angie (@Angiesthg) June 27, 2016
Somewhere Rhaegar and Lyanna are smiling at that last scene #GameofThrones— Michael Kilcommons (@mikekilc93) June 27, 2016
We’ll have to wait until next season (at least) to find out (although, he’s totally Rhaegar’s son).