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 • 5 296

  • JAI SHARINGAN SHINOBI
    JAI SHARINGAN SHINOBI  1 days back

    This video must’ve been more interesting if season was better

    • Maksym Hnatyuk
      Maksym Hnatyuk  1 days back

      Wish i could see Catelyns face, when she realizes that Jon is not the bastard, but true heir to the iron throne.

      • facetiousbadger
        facetiousbadger  2 weeks back

        11:50 Now I'm picturing Chris Hanson busting Rhaegar, "So tell me what you mean by 'Tower of Joy?'

        • I AssinJar
          I AssinJar  2 weeks back

          All this to have a crippled, dumbed down Bran Stark as the king.

          • KeenCrafting
            KeenCrafting  2 weeks back

            Robert should've never been king, he is no politician! He's a warrior!

            • Himanshu Yadav
              Himanshu Yadav  2 weeks back

              They put all this just to kill Daenerys.

              • aSean aSean
                aSean aSean  2 weeks back

                Wrong. George Martin wrote all of this, and D&D used the books as a base for their show. D&D terribly wrote the show, it’s just disappointing

            • *gay screeches in the background*

              THIS VIDEO SHOWED UP IN MY RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE I WATCHED SEASON 7
              I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE UPSET

              • David Turner
                David Turner  3 weeks back

                Yo no wonder Cersei hates Srarks so much. Lynna fucked her crush then posthumously cucked her from Robert.

                • Gus Frank
                  Gus Frank  3 weeks back

                  Why did they name both of his sons aegon?!

                  • Lukas Lambraia
                    Lukas Lambraia  4 weeks back

                    Wow this was a well made video, extremely interesting!

                    • Alice Theblackrabbit
                      Alice Theblackrabbit  4 weeks back

                      Why do I get feeling that this a forbidden love story of Romeo and Juliet.
                      Because Rheager is Romeo
                      And Lyanna is Juliet.
                      But that’s just me.

                      • sandric mora
                        sandric mora  4 weeks back

                        13:46 - Well second sword turns out was not broken with lion - Aegon escapes and becomes young griff, isn't it?

                        • Alexander Jones
                          Alexander Jones  1 months back

                          Both of them, Rhaegar and Lyanna strike me as morons with no care to the consequences of their actions, the 7 kingdoms and their respective families burned and suffered because they liked the thrill of the forbidden love. Couple’o dumb teens tbh

                          • Wodinn
                            Wodinn  1 months back

                            'know more about rheagar' WOW, hold on buddy. HBO won't like that what with the pre quals coming. I'm kidding I know this video is old.

                            • RtG05
                              RtG05  1 months back

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

                              • RtG05
                                RtG05  1 months back

                                Brother that's deep

                                • Gut
                                  Gut  1 months back

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

                                  • Allegory
                                    Allegory  1 months 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  1 months 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!? 😕

                                  • Ed Slushie
                                    Ed Slushie  1 months back

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

                                    • Terell Chapman
                                      Terell Chapman  2 months back

                                      Honestly Rhaegar probably would have went mad

                                      • books from Windblown
                                        books from Windblown  1 months back

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

                                    • nofear44
                                      nofear44  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                                        • Maurisa Mahase
                                          Maurisa Mahase  2 months back

                                          Sweet

                                          • Alex karav
                                            Alex karav  2 months 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 months 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 months back

                                                Yes he was

                                                • teo doe
                                                  teo doe  2 months back

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

                                                  • Amanda Uijtewaal
                                                    Amanda Uijtewaal  2 months back

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

                                                    • Rozzie 888
                                                      Rozzie 888  2 months 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  2 months back

                                                        ned dont go south


                                                        que ending music

                                                        • The Courier
                                                          The Courier  2 months back

                                                          I cant forgive Rhaegar for abandoning Elia and their children

                                                          • searchlockin
                                                            searchlockin  2 months back

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

                                                            • Shantorey Wilkins
                                                              Shantorey Wilkins  2 months back

                                                              👁👁🌈

                                                              • Youtuber
                                                                Youtuber  2 months back

                                                                Danenisa Nisa Stormborn of house Targerian

                                                                • Blitz Cinema
                                                                  Blitz Cinema  2 months back

                                                                  but why does Jon have black hair?

                                                                  • addie
                                                                    addie  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months back

                                                                        😍

                                                                        • Jorge Funes jr
                                                                          Jorge Funes jr  2 months 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  2 months back

                                                                            "Prophecy babies" 😂

                                                                            • blacmadesjb 2750
                                                                              blacmadesjb 2750  2 months 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  2 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  2 months back

                                                                                    This gaved more reasons to happen Jon vs night king

                                                                                    • MarieKathrynSelpien Goetzrohrba her

                                                                                      MarieKathrynSelpien

                                                                                      • Mick Mickymick
                                                                                        Mick Mickymick  2 months back

                                                                                        Surely the third sword is his penis rather than his son

                                                                                        • trex pixx
                                                                                          trex pixx  3 months back

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

                                                                                        • Bobby Choi
                                                                                          Bobby Choi  3 months back

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