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

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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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  • Victoria Oh
    Victoria Oh 5 days ago

    NO HE WAS NOT

  • Fusiongene
    Fusiongene 6 days ago

    Aegon wasn’t killed! Varys swapped the babies!

  • Notorious1503
    Notorious1503 7 days ago

    What I wanna know is how did elia feel about rheagar leaving with lyanna

  • American Badass
    American Badass 8 days ago

    Y is jhon cena in thumbnail

  • Addison Jorgensen
    Addison Jorgensen 9 days ago

    The final lightbringer stage was the dagger Jon snow killed Daenerys with

  • Залізний кулак

    Rhaegar choose Brunette over latina

  • Brandon Lambert
    Brandon Lambert 11 days ago

    I really hope the book series ends differently than the TV series. Daenerys deserved so much better.

  • John Snow
    John Snow 12 days ago

    Then yong boy kill Targarien

  • Silence's Noises
    Silence's Noises 13 days ago

    These theories help me get through the endless wait for Winds of Winter.

  • DockyardDiva
    DockyardDiva 14 days ago

    the prince that was promised drove the darkness away by plunging his sword in to the nazi thug, breaking the iron wheel at last. Women were liberated to be. Queen of the North, Kingsgurd.and freedom loving death defing explorers. well done

  • DockyardDiva
    DockyardDiva 14 days ago

    the prince that was promised drove the darkness away by plunging his sword in to the nazi thug, breaking the iron wheel at last. Women were liberated to be. Queen of the North, Kingsgurd.and freedom loving death defing explorers. well done

  • Anirudh K.s
    Anirudh K.s 14 days ago

    Wait, it was arya who killed the night king!

  • Death's Gaze
    Death's Gaze 15 days ago

    DandD can go fuck themselves. Only reason for Rhaegar and Lyanna's "love" is just to shock the audience.

  • Aakarsh Gupta
    Aakarsh Gupta 15 days ago

    hmmm... 12;58 this reminds me of Jon Snow stabbing Daenerys. I still think that the story has more to go. GoT final chapter. Ofcourse it's the final chapter of Game of THRONES since the throne was destroyed by Drogon but it doesn't means the story is ended. May be something bigger is waiting for Jon Snow. That's why Azor Ahai a.k.a Jon is still alive. And maybe the knife he stabbed her with will be his weapon lightbringer to kill the final enemy🤔

    • samo umek
      samo umek 9 days ago

      When and how dude, isn't the serie over?

  • THOR odinson.
    THOR odinson. 17 days ago

    Wht happened to Jon's siblings?? Rheagar's other children?

    • lishaarper
      lishaarper 14 days ago +1

      THOR odinson. They (Aegon and Rhaenys) were killed with their mother, Elia Martell, by the Mountain. Some theories reckon Aegon survived but idk

  • IvyHilts
    IvyHilts 19 days ago

    I've always picture Rhaegar with the face and voice of Kurt Cobain. The sadness, the music talent, the face features...

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 20 days ago +1

    Well at least now we know none of this matters, the show was ruin and ended with no deeper meaning or explanation about anything!

  • Swapnil Kashyap
    Swapnil Kashyap 22 days ago

    motherfucking plot

  • Salty Kenny
    Salty Kenny 22 days ago

    Love is the death of duty.

  • KULSOOM REHMAN
    KULSOOM REHMAN 22 days ago +1

    The finale didn't fall in line with all these. All ended in ruin

  • Michael Boggio
    Michael Boggio 23 days ago +8

    Well now everything's shit, atleast in the show. Hopefully it's not the real story and George has something planned for us

  • Thess Fangirl
    Thess Fangirl 23 days ago

    He literally destroyed the kingdom over nothing but whims, and caused the death of his family.

  • Brenzinga
    Brenzinga 24 days ago

    And his was a song of ice and fire, his first wife Elia was of fire and his second wife Lyanna was of ice.

  • n day
    n day 27 days ago

    This is really pissy seeing all this being for nothing

  • Bangtanie kim
    Bangtanie kim 28 days ago

    nope.

  • Gamer Cassidy
    Gamer Cassidy 29 days ago +3

    YOU ARE TELLING ME JON SLEPT WITH HIS AUNTIE? AND DAENERYS WITH HER NEPHEW.
    That's what you call messed up peeps.

  • Backmarker Vali
    Backmarker Vali 29 days ago +1

    if you think is confusing, don't worry. NOTHING OF THIS MATTERS!!! in season 8 they all decided to give up on the very premise of the show. there will be no games, no more :))

  • Euge ne
    Euge ne Month ago

    Pause at 2:24 and listen truth by rajmin💔

  • Marjannah Kim
    Marjannah Kim Month ago +6

    Yeah right. Rhaegar left his original wife and two kids, marry another girl to conceive his third child that meant absolutely nothing in the end. JON AND HIS SIBLINGS (RHAENYS AND AEGON) DESERVED BETTER!! DAMN IT HBO! WHY DO YOU HAVE TO EXILE JON TO THE WALL??
    Still so disappointed grrr.

  • Targaryen Boy
    Targaryen Boy Month ago

    No one gives a f*uck

  • Project Deadpool
    Project Deadpool Month ago

    All Rhaegar Targaryen did was fuck Lyanna the stark slut. Now you call him a hero for this?

  • Ayesha Niazi
    Ayesha Niazi Month ago +10

    Sad that none of this really meant anything in the end :(

    • Jimbles Notronbo
      Jimbles Notronbo 29 days ago +2

      That’s only in the shit show, the books will end perfectly...if they ever end

  • TheGamingPanda
    TheGamingPanda Month ago

    Mark my words this is what the prequel will be about

  • Max Pays
    Max Pays Month ago +5

    hopefully in the prequels we see more of the targaryen house. They are the most fascinating and powerful house in Westeros, shame we only saw viserys and daenerys in the show

  • Rohitha choudhary
    Rohitha choudhary Month ago +1

    Is anyone else bothered by his pronunciation of Lyanna?

  • Richard  Donaldson
    Richard Donaldson Month ago +2

    You Know Nothing Jon Snow now sounds even more ironic

  • Red Priest
    Red Priest Month ago

    Aegon Targaryen could still be alive

  • Naruto Uzumaki
    Naruto Uzumaki Month ago +2

    whenever he says "laiyana" a part of me dies :(
    it's lyanna ffs

  • Snake Pliskin
    Snake Pliskin Month ago

    They should make a side movie for the battle of the trident

  • Drogon Dracarys
    Drogon Dracarys Month ago

    Rhaegar was in love with her he wasn't thinking with his dick! He is a hero 🙏🏼👑

  • Drogon Dracarys
    Drogon Dracarys Month ago

    Targaryen are true heroes of GOT not fuking, stupid Starks

  • Nordic Gaming
    Nordic Gaming Month ago

    Rhaegar died in episode 6 and he was a complete idiot. Somehow I find it hard to take this title serious.

  • El Faraz
    El Faraz Month ago

    I think jon story was same as rhaegar

  • Nitin Chauhan
    Nitin Chauhan Month ago +1

    Your thumbnail ruined the show for me..

  • Wyatt L
    Wyatt L Month ago +1

    this just blew my mind into a million pieces thank you

  • TechJunkie
    TechJunkie Month ago

    Moral of the story? Lyanna got some of that bomb ass pu**y!! Seriously, sparks must have shot out of her ass lmao.

  • Novak Kavon
    Novak Kavon Month ago

    I read the books i seen the show i watched every george rr martin interview and D &D interviews ,i listend to everything about the topic from fans to creators i have never heard or read a definitive word were rhaegar is jon father ...like nowhere ...we get hints to lyana and rhaegar story we get visions seen by bran in the show and all the cluess on the topic but nowhere by nothing either written or shown on tv were anybody but bran say this ...Sam finds out about marriage annulment bran see them getting married but again nothing showes rhaegar is the father ...i mean im not saying he is not i just find it funny how everybody just accepted it as truth when george rr martin always says dont trust in the stories ..and the 3 eyed raven ? Well nan said in the beginning of the show "dont trust crows they all liars" she said that to bran ...it could all be metaphorically like George saying to us dont belive nothing if you havent lived it if you havent experienced it..storys get warped misinterpretated...dont know is to obvious like if you read the books and watch tv show i knew this would be before even finishing 3 book..apsolutely no suprise when the show implied this...but im not sold 100 percent maybe 70 percent ...

  • Ike Sweitzer
    Ike Sweitzer Month ago

    Azor Ahai should have tried tempering Lightbringer in hot oil after a few normalizing cycles. Not to sure why he jumped immediately from water to live animals.

  • Gingerbread Man
    Gingerbread Man Month ago

    Idk much about this kind of stuff but isn’t there enough evidence like this to claim that Drogon is Azor Ahai or lightbringer?

  • Melissa Schulz
    Melissa Schulz Month ago

    INDEEPGEEK does an amazing series in R&L. You should check it out. It’s superlative, and I think you’d enjoy the philosophical analysis.
    I enjoyed this video immensely. Thank you for posting it.

  • Ridi Ganteng
    Ridi Ganteng Month ago

    fuckin Rhaegar is Griffith all along

  • Lavindu Siyambalapitiya

    Bro this is way too complicated for D&D

  • Brian Lindee
    Brian Lindee Month ago +1

    I would sleep with a teenager in this type of situation but law's are funny now these days

  • squizill
    squizill Month ago +5

    Wait so Rhaegar had 2 sons named Aegon???

    • xenosaga8436
      xenosaga8436 Month ago +1

      No. He had one son named Aegon that D&D just kind of forgot about when making up Jon's name.

    • Yellow peach
      Yellow peach Month ago +1

      yes

  • Ronin Dave
    Ronin Dave Month ago

    Rhaegar was the biggest villain as his irresponsible actions led to the deaths of the Stark lord and his heir, the death of his wife and children, and eventually his father along with thousands of others. Why would he be obsessed with Azhor Hai, a myth from 8000 years ago about White Walkers/Others who hadn't showed up for all that time. The Targaryens were Johnny-come-latelys to Westeros. As it turned out in the show, it would have been better had Jon either died or never been born because he is the one who helped deliver a dragon to the Night King to get him across the Wall.

  • Fazi Rizvi
    Fazi Rizvi Month ago +4

    Ned stark is the true hero and jaime lannister after him, like it or not....

  • R1CKSH4W
    R1CKSH4W Month ago +6

    Lol too bad none of it mattered in the end. Thanks D&D

  • VICTOR R TALLUTO
    VICTOR R TALLUTO Month ago

    lol

  • TheBrass18
    TheBrass18 Month ago

    All these theories ppl make up, and GRRM could just come up and say, “nah, rhaegar was horny and wanted a girl with firm tits”

  • a. rose
    a. rose Month ago

    He was the worst husband and father ! Poor Elia

  • Gonzalo Ortiz corral

    What really surprised me about the GoT TV series is that there's no mention at all of the survival of Aegon Targaryen (Rhaegar's and Elia Martell's son and true heir to the iron throne, even more so than Jon).
    For those of you who haven't read the books, he was actually never killed by the mountain, and was instead saved by Varys and Ilyrio Mopatis, who plotted to give the iron throne back to the Targaryens.
    By the end of the books he has started to conquer the east cost of westeros, and plans to take Storm's End.
    I think he is definately one of the three heads of the dragon, and if he doesn't die (which i hope he doesn't) an ally for Daenerys and Jon against the Night King.

    • alex939709
      alex939709 Month ago

      There's no Nigth King in the books

  • Captain Average
    Captain Average Month ago

    First time I read The Game if Thrones, I legit thought Rhaegar was an asshole and had raped Lyanna and kidnapped her.
    Safe to say as I read the other books and watched the show and theory videos, my brain was blown apart lmao

  • Vanessa Ives
    Vanessa Ives Month ago

    In the end these two were just plain selfish! No actual great reasoning other then choosing their own wants that would lead to a war, the deaths of many including their family they willingly abandoned!

  • Executioner Gaboo
    Executioner Gaboo Month ago +3

    imagine Melisandre asking R'hllor a sight of Azor Ahai, and he shows her Jon
    "what kind of Stannis is this?"

  • Tawonga the Roman Centurion

    Damn Rhaegar looks so Ugly

  • SeaLion _
    SeaLion _ Month ago +9

    but what did season 8 do to this??!?

  • Jack Mcleod
    Jack Mcleod Month ago

    Isn’t it spelt John?

  • Sum Ting Wong
    Sum Ting Wong Month ago +1

    Has this change since Jon Snow stab his “wife” “aunt”

  • array s
    array s Month ago +2

    For me Rhaegar is the biggest villain in the series.

  • Costumekiller
    Costumekiller Month ago +2

    No. he left his wife she got murdered along with her children

  • Baby T Rex
    Baby T Rex Month ago +2

    It doesn't matter season 8 is garbage

  • Evil Morty
    Evil Morty Month ago +1

    Arya is Azor Ahai.

  • seasong
    seasong Month ago +1

    Tfw youtube is on autoplay and someone spoils game of thrones in the first 9 seconds of the video 😭😭😭

  • Walter Clements
    Walter Clements Month ago

    I had a weird ass dream where Jon and Dany were with eachother in the middle a dragon first jon was fucking it then dany turned it around and got fucked by it and yeah they kept on fighting for it

  • Succession Lemon
    Succession Lemon Month ago

    Love is the death of duty. The perfect summary of this tragic story.

  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williams Month ago

    But John Snow doesn't save the day as the true hero right now, its Aria Stark LOL

  • Niloo Shams
    Niloo Shams Month ago +1

    Rhaegar bastardised his two children with elia martell and left them and her to die in kingslanding under the protection of one kings guard while the rest were in dorne protecting lyanna stark, held hostage by the mad king. Elia died with her skull crushed after being raped and watching her infant sons head bashed in by the mountain. In conclusion fuck rhaegar

  • Brittany Leal
    Brittany Leal Month ago

    Rhaegar should have won :'(

  • Danny Chung
    Danny Chung Month ago

    awesome analysis.

  • youlooksocool
    youlooksocool Month ago +2

    And all this was useless cause D and D killed the show faster than the night king.

  • Viktor Andersen
    Viktor Andersen Month ago

    I fucking hate these two dumb fucks! So great they died. Dumb asshole and a whore!

  • GoD
    GoD Month ago

    You know nothing

  • Анимал
    Анимал Month ago +1

    with where the last part was going i though lightbringer was rhaegars dick

  • Miguel Alberto Duque Pardo

    Making prophecy babies all day, lol

  • iwantgoals 15
    iwantgoals 15 Month ago +6

    The more I watch videos like this the more I realise what the final season was going for and how much they fucked up trying to deliver it. It’s like S8 was a speed run of the whole series I swear.

  • Titan Dragon
    Titan Dragon Month ago

    I knew Jon was a Targaryen- when Drogon came up to him- he was so interested in Jon- Drogon is never like that with anyone. And he loved Jon patting/touching him. Don’t know about anyone else.

  • Martine Thonney
    Martine Thonney Month ago

    Quelle tristesse à la mort de Ned STARK !!!

  • Vishal
    Vishal Month ago

    *Say what you say, Danny is and always the true hero/heroine whatever you wanna call it as despite of what they did to her character in the end*

  • DarthQball
    DarthQball Month ago +4

    I’m from the future and season 8 throws all this away.

  • Chandrakumar Nedunselian

    True

  • PhenomReloaded08
    PhenomReloaded08 Month ago

    Rhaegar had his marriage to Elia secretly annulled so he could marry Lyanna despite her already being promised to Robert. Dude is the sole reason the Starks went to King's Landing in the first place which led to Wildfire by the Mad King. That's my long way of answering No.

  • Nexist__Fade
    Nexist__Fade Month ago

    If people watched more anime you would realize this story isn't that grand at all

    • Nexist__Fade
      Nexist__Fade Month ago

      Can't believe I forgot to include code geass lelouch of the rebellion and if your really down for trying anime try the castlevania Netflix put out it's really good

    • Nexist__Fade
      Nexist__Fade Month ago

      Shatter that's definitely bullshit for a fact I can name multiple anime plots better than this shit 1 deathnote 2 Naruto, which also has one of the most in depth plots in anime history just saying 3 if you like mystical knight shit watch seven deadly sins on Netflix but one of my personal favorites 4 rurouni kenshin based in the meji era of Japan about a nomad swordsman but seriously there are plenty of anime with more depth and feeling than this show and if you can find the right one watch berserk the animated series you'll like that for sure and this last one isn't so much a show wirh dragons swords and shit but when it comes to grand plots this show is renowned for it cowboy bebop

    • Shatter
      Shatter Month ago

      i've watched anime, its not good..... give me the best one you have seen

  • Lee Harris
    Lee Harris Month ago +2

    All of this thrown out the window, when Arya stabs the night king...

  • MrStealyoBitch
    MrStealyoBitch Month ago +2

    Wrong actor for Rhaegar

  • Dovakhiiin
    Dovakhiiin Month ago +90

    All this meant nothing in the end...

  • loai awad
    loai awad Month ago

    if only Rhaegar gave the crown to Ellia...

  • xx silvermoonlight xx
    xx silvermoonlight xx Month ago +4

    Ok after this I see why everyone was mad that Arya killed the night king. Now I’m thinking why would they wanna waste this all for nothing for “shock value”

  • andre gentles
    andre gentles Month ago

    It's sad that this wasn't even shown or explained in the season 8 finale ...none all that death n prophecy for nothing

  • KASAMAGO network
    KASAMAGO network Month ago +1

    Perfect Prince in all westeros

  • Nathan Silston
    Nathan Silston Month ago +2

    Jon has the best blood line