During the season finale of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the show all but verbally confirmed that Jon Snow isn’t in fact a bastard. He’s the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. During the finale we saw Lyanna birth a child while a young Ned Stark was at her bedside. She died giving birth, but asked Ned to take care of her son because, at the time, Robert Baratheon was killing Targayen’s left and right.
So, Ned Stark came home with the boy, Jon Snow, and said he was his bastard baby.
Now, on to last night’s episode.
Samwell Tarly and Gilly are at Citadel and Sam is copying (BY HAND) thousands of scrolls. He’s pissed off so she isn’t paying much attention to what Gilly is saying. Sam taught Gilly, who was a wildling, how to read. However, she’s still not that good.
As Gilly was reading old records, she said something about Ragger. LOL.
Gilly said, this Ragger guy, he was so in love with this lady that he had his marriage secretly annulled and he was then wed in Dorne to his new lady love during the War of The Usurper.
Oh, Gilly. She’s really bad at Targaryen given names because she was actually talking about Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. According to what Gilly is reading, Rheagar had his marriage to Elia Martell annulled a LONG time ago.
Then, he went down to Dorne, to the Tower of Joy, where Lyanna Stark was waiting, pregnant with his son-to-be and of course, he married her.
So, Jon’s not a Stark and he’s not a bastard. He’s the legitimate true-born son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and because male born children outrank female ones, Jon Snow is rightful heir to the Iron Throne, not Daenerys Targaryen.