Did Maester Aemon Targaryen know the truth behind Jon Snow's parentage?

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"Yeah [I would say], 'Would you just stop?"

One viewer tweeted: "I can't believe I'm going to be 25 when the next season of Game of Thrones comes out this is outrageous and disgusting".

An under-discussed aspect of these revelations is that Jon's past interactions with Targaryens aren't limited to Daenerys: he also had several conversations with his great-great-uncle Aemon Targaryen at the Wall, without either of them even knowing that they were related.

No doubt Jon's confirmed parentage - his true father, Rhaegar Targaryen, was Daenerys' much-older brother - will have huge repercussions in the final season, as it makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne (assuming anyone still cares about lineage).

In "Game of Thrones" season 7 finale, Gilly read High Septon's private diary at the Citadel that revealed Rhaegar Targaryen annulled his marriage from Elia Martell and married Lyanna Stark privately.

On a more serious note, Jon's parentage means that he has a (slightly) more legitimate claim to the Iron Throne than Dany does. Even Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington are grossed out by their characters getting intimate together.

The inevitable sex incestuous scene between Jon Snow and his queen/aunty, Daenerys.

Jon then replies that perhaps this witch was not the "most reliable source of information", at which point any number of thoughts could be going through Dany's head.

"Usually you go into a movie and meet [your co-star] for the first time and you develop that chemistry over that time", Harington said.

While fans are foaming at the mouth over the fact that Dany and Jon finally slept together, another relationship in the season finale was the one that stuck out to Harington: Jon and Theon. I think they both know it's gonna cause problems. "I think he has a very special relationship with Dany and he really believes in her as a true leader and has invested a lot in her". Fans fear that Dany could suffer the same fate in the final season.

In the universe that is Game of Thrones, strong women characters do exist, but the society at large is entrenched in patriarchy and gender inequality is a reality.

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