JON: ACCEPTING HIS PARENTAGE

Anonymous asked: do you think that Jon will accept that he is a Targaryen?

Loaded question.  I think initially, Jon is going to be extremely incapable of processing the idea that he is a Targaryen.  Jon displaces any and all anger or emotion of not knowing his birth mother into his “Lord Father” – he has a major lord daddy complex, is what I’m telling you. 

Even his own mother had not had a place for him. The thought of her made him sad. He wondered who she had been, what she had looked like, why his father had left her. Because she was a whore or an adulteress, fool. Something dark and dishonorable, or else why was Lord Eddard too ashamed to speak of her? 

How could they think his father was a traitor, had they all gone mad? Lord Eddard Stark would never dishonor himself … would he? 

We see Jon taking solace in Eddard’s “Honor”, clinging to the only parentage he’s known: his just, honorable and dutiful father.  There must have been a reason for his dad to bring home a bastard, there’s no way it could’ve been how they said it was.  “My lord father” this, “my lord father” that, if the boy doesn’t settle down he’s gonna sound like Draco Malfoy.

He dreamt he was back in Winterfell, limping past the stone kings on their thrones. Their grey granite eyes turned to follow him as he passed, and their grey granite fingers tightened on the hilts of the rusted swords upon their laps. You are no Stark, he could hear them mutter, in heavy granite voices. There is no place for you here. Go away. He walked deeper into the darkness. 

Let’s face it – we’re in for some internal dark thoughts in future Jon Snow chapters.  He’s about to come back from being stabbed to death for playing with politics (which is a pretty Stark thing to do, so don’t feel bad Jon! still a Stark through and through!), and however that resurrection happens, he’s going to come back a changed man.  I’d imagine that if he learns of his heritage before meeting Daenerys in the narrative, he’s probably going to reject it pretty hardcore.  Push it off, refuse it, say Lord Eddard was the only father he had, that the dragon had no honor, etc, etc, it makes no matter, yadayada, but I could definitely see Daenerys’ introduction into Jon’s life helping to soften that blow (A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness… . mother of dragons, bride of fire … ).  If anything, Daenerys’ “remember who you are”, growing up lonely and without her family, and Jon’s feeling of never belonging, of never knowing, will coincide to better help him come to terms with his parentage.

tl;dr: Jon’s gonna be pissed when he finds out he has daddy issues and mommy issues, and Dany’s probably gonna get him to get over it in time, and then they’ll lie around eating food and braiding each other’s hair and telling stories about Rhaegar before the ice zombies roll on in. 

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