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Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is a Targaryen. Does that mean he's the actual ruler of Dragonstone now? Could Jon have been made ruler of Dragonstone due to his heritage?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Ankit Sharma, Jenayah, TheLethalCarrot, Paulie_D, Luciano May 21 at 13:41

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  • That's...alotta woulds 'n coulds, which might be what causes the "primarily opinion-based" close-votes. I guess the question for his claim to Dragonstone is a genuine question about the rules of the GoT universe, but you're using quite a few what-ifs to reach it. Maybe you can concentrate on the core aspect a little more? – Napoleon Wilson May 20 at 8:16
  • ok ill edit my question accordingly – Anu7 May 20 at 9:49
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Basically, yes.

But not as a Targaryen.
As a rewards for his services.

It is customary at the end of a war to do the Title Dance.
Enemies are stripped from title, land and castles (if let alive at all), while allies and important persons (Sir Bronn of the Blackwater for example) are given titles, land and castle that are currently available, either because the family died in war (Tarly house for example, in fact the all reach is mentioned in the show to be available, and of course, Harrenhal the hot potato), or because it was stripped from enemies.

So he can get any Castle he wants as long as he asks nicely.

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Could Jon have been made ruler of Dragonstone?

  • Before S08E06, he could have asked Dany for Dragonstone, and she probably would have granted his request.

Isn't he the actual rule of Dragonstone now (in exile)?

If Dragonstone is passed to the heir by birth, then yes - Jon is the last remaining Targaryen, so he would inherit Dragonstone.

But - as you say, he is in exile. So as a member of the Night's Watch, he is unable to inherit property at all.

  • "she probably would have granted his request." Making him ruler of dragonstone would mean Jon is a Targaryen, I doubt Dany would do this. – Kepotx May 20 at 10:22
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    @Kepotx Prince of Dragonstone is a traditional title for the heir to the throne. So yes, it would acknowledge his birth, but it would also clearly demonstrate that he was lower in the line of succession than Dany. – kuhl May 20 at 14:00

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