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This Tiny Game of Thrones Detail Hinted at a Major Season 7 Twist Years Ago

From TIME - October 18, 2017

Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones.

The season seven finale of Game of Thrones not only confirmed that Jon Snow is the trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, but also revealed the real name of the King in the North.

"His name is Aegon Targaryen," Lyanna told her brother Ned during a continuation of the flashback sequence in which Bran witnessed Jon's birth at the Tower of Joy. "You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned."

However, it turns out that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss hinted at this twist way back in season three of the HBO drama. As noted by Reddit user tyjhort, when Stannis' daughter Shireen began teaching Ser Davos how to read, the first word she showed him how to pronounce was Aegon.

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