Jon Snow may know nothing (except exactly when the White Walkers are going to show up) but fans may know something about Jon Snow that George R.R. Martin and the Game of Thrones showrunners haven’t revealed yet... lots of Jon Snow theories. Everyone’s favorite possibly fake Game of Thrones bastard and Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch has a lot of theories swirling around him and we’ve gathered up the latest ones for your perusal.
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Jon Snow Has a Twin and She’s a Reed
Did Lyanna have twins as a result of her doing it with Rhaegar? One conspiracy theory holds that she did, in fact, have twins.
Redditor ghostchief predicts that season 6 will open with a flashback to Lyanna dying in childbirth, begging her brother to look after her children. Children. Plural.
This is how ghostchief says it will play out:
The dialogue swells and clarifies to [Lyanna's] voice, "Promise me, Ned."
Her eyes slowly close.
Ned begins to sob.
He raises his head to sound another high pitch noise coming from the foot of the bed.
A baby girl.
And that twin baby girl is... Meera Reed. Jon was given to Ned for safe keeping and Meera was given to Howland Reed.
Dude?! Some theorists say the twin girl is Dany. Others predict that she's a character we haven't met yet. We say that Meera's hair looks pretty Snowy but we're not scientists.
Meera and Jon. It's got to be true. He is the chief of ghosts.
Source: Daily Dot, Huffington Post
Did We Get Closer to Finding Out Who Jon’s Parents Are in Season 5?
This Jon Snow theory holds that he isn’t the bastard son of Ned Stark. Theorists believe that Jon Snow is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned’s sister. Ned pretended the baby was his own - mothered by a tavern wench or a wet nurse - in order to protect him from Robert Baratheon but not the constant face-making of Catelyn Stark.
Season five, episode four (“Sons of the Harpy”) may have given a couple of very strong hints in the Jon Snow parentage conspiracy theory. Perpetually unhappy and professional harpy Selyse Baratheon remarks to Stannis that Jon Snow is nothing more than “a bastard by some tavern slut.” Stannis then says something that Game of Thrones fans have thought for a while, “Perhaps, but that wasn’t Ned Stark’s way.”
The second hint was a conversation between Littlefinger and Sansa in the crypts of Winterfell. Littlefinger tells Sansa that Rhaegar really had a thing for Lyanna. He chose her over his wife Elia, after all.
Jon Snow Is Actually Azor Ahai
Another reason that Melisandre is all over Jon Snow in season five could be that he will fulfill the prophecy of the Lord of Light and rise up as the reincarnation of the Prince That Was Promised himself, Azor Ahai.
The prophecies say that Azor Ahai will drive away the White Walkers and the cold like he did long ago with his sword, Lightbringer. So if Jon Snow is really Jon Targaryen and he’s the last to know, then he might just be getting resurrected and loved up by Melisandre to prepare for his coming reign and the big news that he's not a bastard.
Longclaw Is Actually Lightbringer
If you saw the look on the White Walker’s face when he got blown to glasserines by Jon Snow’s sword made of Valyrian steel well then… you’d know that something is truly up with that.
There are a lot of theories that Jon Snow is Azor Ahai and that Longclaw is Lightbringer, the sword from the Lord of Light prophecies (even though Longclaw is a much cooler name).
Plus, Valyrian steel is also known as dragon steel and may be the key in either defeating, or at the very least holding back, the White Walker army till someone can summon reinforcements from Varys and his rumored underwater army.