Rhaegar: was Jon’s father the true hero of Game of Thrones?

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  • Published: 27 November 2017
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    Who was Jon Snow’s father, Rhaegar Targaryen? What were his political plans for his father, Mad King Aerys? What were his beliefs about the prophecy of Azor Ahai and the three heads of the dragon?

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Comments • 5 305

  • RtG05
    RtG05  20 hours back

    Only problem is that Jon Snow didn't kill white walker

    • RtG05
      RtG05  20 hours back

      Brother that's deep

      • Gut
        Gut  1 days back

        Jon Snow being a Targaryen was pointless as it didn’t mean shit in season 8

        • Allegory
          Allegory  2 hours back

          The cool thing is that in books, it just doesn't matter. You get to his chapters and they are discussing different things from that to the point it's still speculated but GRRM has done such a good job with the books that everything is going to come full circle and make sense

      • Bahulika Rani
        Bahulika Rani  6 days back

        If Jon was a Targaryen, he is supposed to have sliver hair like Other Targaryens, let's look at the theory, lord Eddard stark figured joffrey was not a baratheon because of the hair color which was supposed to be black of hair but king joffrey has golden blonde which is clear that he is a lanister.. They missed this point... Did anyone out there noticed that!? 😕

        • Szíkret Studios
          Szíkret Studios  1 weeks back

          The true moral of a song of ice and fire: Don’t elope.

          • Terell Chapman
            Terell Chapman  1 weeks back

            Honestly Rhaegar probably would have went mad

            • books from Windblown
              books from Windblown  7 days back

              Being obessed is bad habit like addictions it does comes back to bite your ass.

          • nofear44
            nofear44  1 weeks back

            The game of thrones no excisting books rip-off will probably be about this bullshit love interest... sadly it probably get's worse than the s8 D&D fiasco. ;)

            • booognish
              booognish  1 weeks back

              You need to cover the story of the mad King’s kidnapping and rescue by Barristan Selmy.

              • Maurisa Mahase
                Maurisa Mahase  1 weeks back

                Sweet

                • Alex karav
                  Alex karav  2 weeks back

                  Now I realise how Got could've been 10000× better it it was a cartoon. Alot more would've been possible to show because of unlimited budget. And the drawing in this video are crazy good so a cartoon would have worked

                  • Hugo Ochoa Martínez
                    Hugo Ochoa Martínez  2 weeks back

                    This is brilliant. Really hoping the books explain all this and make it true. This proves that the tv series final is trash

                    • vanou sisi
                      vanou sisi  2 weeks back

                      Yes he was

                      • teo doe
                        teo doe  2 weeks back

                        the rebelion starte like WW1, tensions and rivalities amoung powerfull houses

                        • Amanda Uijtewaal
                          Amanda Uijtewaal  3 weeks back

                          The third sword was his dick... I mean Jon Snow, yes, Jon Snow.

                          • Rozzie 888
                            Rozzie 888  3 weeks back

                            You could say he was because his abduction of Lyanna led to Brandon Stark attempting to confront him, which led to Brandon's death, which led to Ned marrying Catelyn in Brandon's place, which led to the birth of Arya, the true saviour 🙄

                            • Aztec Rocks
                              Aztec Rocks  3 weeks back

                              ned dont go south


                              que ending music

                              • The Courier
                                The Courier  3 weeks back

                                I cant forgive Rhaegar for abandoning Elia and their children

                                • searchlockin
                                  searchlockin  3 weeks back

                                  Arya stark is the one who saved the people from white walkers from killing the night king

                                  • Shantorey Wilkins
                                    Shantorey Wilkins  3 weeks back

                                    👁👁🌈

                                    • Youtuber
                                      Youtuber  3 weeks back

                                      Danenisa Nisa Stormborn of house Targerian

                                      • Blitz Cinema
                                        Blitz Cinema  4 weeks back

                                        but why does Jon have black hair?

                                        • addie
                                          addie  4 weeks back

                                          D&D literally played with our hearts!!
                                          It could have been an epic battle between Jon and night king which would have both satisfied the fans and completed the prophecy....

                                          • Matthew Brumley
                                            Matthew Brumley  4 weeks back

                                            Show only. In the books his parents will be Ned and Ashara. Too much foreshadowing for anything else to be the case. N+A=J

                                            • MoodTube
                                              MoodTube  4 weeks back

                                              😍

                                              • Jorge Funes jr
                                                Jorge Funes jr  4 weeks back

                                                The prince that was promised was Jon Snow, and the imminent darkness he was supposed to destroy weren’t the White Walkers, it was the Mad Queen

                                                • blacmadesjb 2750
                                                  blacmadesjb 2750  4 weeks back

                                                  "Prophecy babies" 😂

                                                  • blacmadesjb 2750
                                                    blacmadesjb 2750  4 weeks back

                                                    Rhaegar is probably one of the most interesting characters in the entire show that we only see through a vision for a few seconds. I'd really like to see the story of Roberts rebellion and the events leading up to it play out in a prequel series

                                                    • comments
                                                      comments  1 months back

                                                      Jon's dad walks into a bar. They order drinks.

                                                      • Pizza Is mine, no u can’t have it.

                                                        0:18 DARK SOULS ???

                                                        • Rahul
                                                          Rahul  1 months back

                                                          This gaved more reasons to happen Jon vs night king

                                                          • MarieKathrynSelpien Goetzrohrba her

                                                            MarieKathrynSelpien

                                                            • Mick Mickymick
                                                              Mick Mickymick  1 months back

                                                              Surely the third sword is his penis rather than his son

                                                              • trex pixx
                                                                trex pixx  1 months back

                                                                Turns out, it matters not. No connection to the story.

                                                              • Bobby Choi
                                                                Bobby Choi  1 months back

                                                                So I’m confused. So don’t know really know who azora hai came to be?

                                                                • Jorge Molina
                                                                  Jorge Molina  1 months back

                                                                  If he wanted another daughter I think he picked Lyanna because Vinsenya was warrior and fighter like Lyanna so if he wanted a another female I can see that being a reason

                                                                  • David Eagin
                                                                    David Eagin  1 months back

                                                                    No, he cheated on his wife and ran away with another betrothed woman and it ended his family’s dynasty and ended in his death and the death of his ex wife, all of his kids, and his new wife.

                                                                    He’s a huge douche and caused everything that happened because he couldn’t keep his dick in his pants and he wasn’t as good of a fighter as Robert.

                                                                    Rhaegar is the cause of everything, because he was a terrible man when it really mattered.

                                                                    • Jaylulz
                                                                      Jaylulz  2 months back

                                                                      man, he had it all...and even had the support of the other great houses to overthrow his crazy, murderous dad. Threw it all away for another woman that was already engaged. That affair brought about war and chaos for the next 50 years.

                                                                      • laser koala
                                                                        laser koala  2 months back

                                                                        The show makes Rhaegar and Lyanna look like selfish cunts who married and doomed the realm. No backstory.

                                                                        • THE კლიპერი

                                                                          So everyone wanted king Aerys dead someone finally killed him and everyone calles him kingslayer in a bad way

                                                                          • Valiyev Yusif Y4673731
                                                                            Valiyev Yusif Y4673731  1 months back

                                                                            Even Robert told Ned that if Jaimie didn’t kill him still one of them had to do that But Ned was just too stubborn to understand and accept Jaimie

                                                                        • Douhear them2
                                                                          Douhear them2  2 months back

                                                                          No?

                                                                          • Joseph Ibarra
                                                                            Joseph Ibarra  2 months back

                                                                            Hold door

                                                                            • Shaunna Richards
                                                                              Shaunna Richards  2 months back

                                                                              Looks like Jon is now the most likely candidate to be Azor Ahai

                                                                              • lord kate of house stark
                                                                                lord kate of house stark  2 months back

                                                                                i thought jaime was azor ahai

                                                                                • Jay Jain
                                                                                  Jay Jain  2 months back

                                                                                  So is Jon Azor Ahai or is it Rhaegar?

                                                                                  • Germy Gutiearez
                                                                                    Germy Gutiearez  2 months back

                                                                                    I know this never happend but you were saying he plunged his sword into lyanna aka his duck sooo his dick is light bringer

                                                                                  • خالد - Khalid
                                                                                    خالد - Khalid  2 months back

                                                                                    Didn't make any sense

                                                                                    • خالد - Khalid
                                                                                      خالد - Khalid  2 months back

                                                                                      8:00

                                                                                      Is he a ham ?

                                                                                      • Victoria Oh
                                                                                        Victoria Oh  2 months back

                                                                                        NO HE WAS NOT