The biggest 'Game of Thrones' fan theory, explained in 3 minutes 2022


Even if you're a show-only fan of the Game of Thrones franchise, you've probably heard whispers of Jon Snow's secret parentage.

Known as"R+L=J,"the theory speculates that the pouty bastard Jon Snow is not the son of Ned Stark, but rather the true heir to the Iron Throne.

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Many book readers have deduced, through George R.R. Martin's subtle-like-a-brick plot hints, that Ned's sister Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen are Jon Snow's true parents, making him a contender for the fiercely coveted Iron Throne.

Here, we explain R+L=J in just over three minutes, so you can take part in the amazing world of fan theories, even if you have an obscenely small amount of free time.

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