The Game Of Thrones Showrunners Got Jon Snow's Real Name Totally Wrong

This is confusing a lot of fans.

The Game of Thrones showrunners may have made a big mistake by making Jon Snow’s real name Aegon Targaryen according to ScreenRant.

While we know for sure that Jon’s real parents are Rhaegar Targaryn and Lyanna Stark, his name is something that’s confusing some people.

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Bran revealed in the season seven finale that Jon’s real name is Aegon Targaryen – named after Aegon the Conqueror and many other Targaryen kings – however, fans of the books know that Rhaegar already had a son name Aegon.

Before he got together with Lyanna, Rhaegar had two children with Elia Martell, who were murdered by The Mountain when Robert Baratheon came to kill Rhaegar for taking his future wife away from him.

This fact was also confirmed on the show in season three when Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenys are mentioned, so did the showrunners simply forget this fact when they chose Aegon for Jon?

There are a few theories as to why this might have happened. One is that Lyanna chose the name on her deathbed and assumed Rhaegar would like it given its history. However, she would have known of the other Aegon so it still doesn’t make much sense that she’d give her son the same name as his half-brother.

The other theory is that Rhaegar chose the name because of The Prince That Was Promised prophecy, however, it does feel like a bit of a stretch and that the showrunners simply forgot about the first Aegon Targaryen.

What would have made sense, was if Jon was named Aemon Targaryen, like his great-great-uncle, their connection makes the name more fitting.

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Maester Aemon had a huge impact on Jon’s life and was like a father to him at Castle Black. There are some similarities between the pair as well as they were both considered the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but ended up in the Night’s Watch.

Aemon was also close to Rhaegar with the pair known for exchanging letters, so it would have made sense from that angle as well.

Another Aemon also lived a similar life to Jon. Aemon the Dragonknight was the noblest knight and one of the finest swordsmen in the Seven Kingdoms. He was also the younger brother of another Aegon and pledged his life to the Kingsguard and carried a Valyrian steel sword.

It does sound like a more fitting name?

Game Of Thrones Star Jacob Anderson Confirms Tragic Grey Worm Theory

And now we're sad all over again.

When the Game of Thrones finale aired and showed Grey Worm setting sail for the Isle of Naath, there was a theory that things would end very tragically for the soldier. Jacob Anderson, who played Grey Worm, has now confirmed the theory was, in fact, correct, and now we’re sad all over again.

Grey Worm chooses to sail to the Isle of Naath with the Unsullied army because it’s where his late love Missandei is from. While it seemed like a happy-ish ending at the time, soon after it aired fans began to theorise that once Grey Worm reached Naath with its beautiful white beaches, he and the Unsullied would meet a tragic end.

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You see, according to the books written by George R.R. Martin, there’s a bunch of deadly butterflies that live on the Isle of Naath, and while those from Naath are immune to them, newcomers are not.

In the GoT wiki, they’re described as, “A large species of butterfly on Naath is a carrier for a horrific disease that makes the flesh literally slough off of a man’s bones.”

So, as soon as Grey Worm step foot in Naath it was only a matter of time before he caught ‘butterfly fever’.

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In an interview with Insider, Anderson was asked about the theory and decided it was probably the best ending for his character.

He began, “Yeah but that’s a book thing. It’s not in [the] show,” before changing his mind. “I mean, actually, do you know what? I want to spread [the word] that [creators] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] told me that that’s real. Yeah, quote me. What actually happens is Grey Worm dies a horrible death by butterflies.”

It is possible that Grey Worm won’t meet this ending in the books, however, as they have not yet been finished. So, who knows, maybe Grey Worm will grow old and stay away from butterflies!

Jason Momoa Wants To Remake A Classic '80s Movie With Peter Dinklage And We're Here For It

This is the post-GoT content we deserve.

Jason Momoa revealed earlier this week he’d be down to suit up as Wolverine one day, which could totally work if it wasn’t for the small problem that he is currently starring in DC films as Aquaman.

But it seems Jason is also keen to fill another actor’s shoes in a remake – in this case it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of Julius in Twins. And he wants his Game of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage to take over Danny DeVito’s role.

In case you haven’t seen the movie, or it’s been a looong time since you did and you need a refresher, in the movie, Danny and Arnold play fraternal twins who are the product of a genetic experiment.

However, one of the babies was given every desirable trait you’d want, while the other got whatever was left.

The scientists tell the boys’ mother that they died, when they were actually separated and grew up living very different lives.

Julius (Schwarzenegger), who was raised by the scientist, finds out the truth, and heads to LA to find Vincent (DeVito), who’s a bit of a hustler. Hilarity, obviously, ensues.

Momoa was at Celebrity Fan Fest when a fan suggested he and Dinklage team up for the film and he was quick to respond, “F**kin’ tell me where to sign! Absolutely. That’d be amazing. I love that movie.”

It wasn’t long before one Twitter user Photoshopped the original poster to feature the GoT stars:

We have no idea what Peter’s thoughts on the matter are, but we would totally watch anything with these two in it!

Please, Hollywood, make it happen!

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