There were a lot of big twists and reveals in last night’s season finale of Game of Thrones, but none bigger than the reveal of Jon Snow’s real name. By this point, most GoT fans already knew the basics, and thanks to Gilly’s discovery last week, we also knew that Jon Snow would be the heir to the Iron Throne, but his actual name was a genuine surprise (I think the popular fan theory was that his name is Jaeharys). There’s a lot of significance to that name that’s quite fascinating, but I’ll let Joanna handle the details on that (turns out, there were several Aegon Targaryens).
I’m just gonna stick with the Twitter jokes, y’all:
Jon Snow is Aegon Targaryen, put some respek on his name. Can't be calling man by his wrongful bastard name when he's heir to iron throne.— 🐺 (@iAmAjCool) August 28, 2017
Jon Snow: "Say my name!"— Jerry Lawyer (@MondayNiteLaw) August 28, 2017
Daenerys: "Aegon Targaryen!"
Jon Snow: "Wait, whut?"#GameOfThrones
Omg the whole you know nothing Jon Snow is 100% accurate! He literally did not even know his real name! #GoT— Jack Trefry (@JackTrefry) August 28, 2017
Sending a raven to Jon Snow: Your name is Aegon Targaryen. You are heir to Iron Throne. P.S. You just slept with your aunt. #GameOfThrones— Ken Colwes (@Skorp28) August 28, 2017
Did we call Bow Wow "Shad Moss"??? Exactly …Fuck a Aegon Targaryen …his name is Jon Snow #GameOfThrones— White Wolf ✨ (@LoveYouSa_Monay) August 28, 2017
Did… did Rhaegar Targaryen name TWO sons Aegon? What kind of George Foreman nonsense….— Rebecca Pahle (@RebeccaPahle) August 28, 2017
ME, WATCHING GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1: wtf is up with all the incest— Baegar Targaryen (@TVsCarlKinsella) August 14, 2017
ME, BY SEASON 7: incest is probably the only real love there is
I'm convinced that George R.R. Martin wrote #GameOfThrones solely to convince the world that incest is okay under the right circumstances…— Will Rodgers (@WilliamRodgers) August 28, 2017