PUBLISHED: 15:00, Fri, Feb 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:09, Fri, Feb 7, 2020
They were thought to be brother and sister, but Game of Thrones soon revealed that Jon Snow was Aegon Targaryen, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Nevertheless, he remains related by blood to Arya Stark thanks to his mother Lyanna, yet that never stopped an incestuous relationship between Westeros’ houses. They may not have known it for a time, but Jon and Daenerys became lovees before realising Aegon was her nephew.
Following her bout of wrath in the final episodes of Game of Thrones, Jon knew he had to put down the Mad Queen.
But what if George RR Martin’s plan for his last two books will see Jon fall in love with Arya instead, giving them a slightly different ending in A Song of Ice and Fire’s The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring?
This is the claim of a popular new theory penned by gr8ful_bread on the ASOIAF Reddit.
This fan wrote: “For me, this is a plot-line that the show could've easily punted on because of the incest topic but makes sense within the books.”
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Winds of Winter theory: George RR Martin intends Jon Snow and Arya Stark to become LOVERS (Image: HBO)
Will the pair get together as George RR Martin originally intended? (Image: HBO)
They continued: “If Dany and Jon fall in love in the books, but Dany starts to go the route of Tyrant and threatens Jon's Stark family, that could be the beginning of their end.
“Which of course leaves open the possibility of George's original intention; a romance between Jon and Arya.
“Of all the endings presented in the show, Arya's ‘sail West’ conclusion