Fans who have been waiting for Aegon Targaryen to finally appear could be greatly disappointed when Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres later this month. There is a possibility that Young Griff has been completely written out of the HBO series and his storyline will be merged with that of Rhaegar Targaryen’s other son, Jon Snow.
Aegon Targaryen has not yet been mentioned in Game of Thrones, although his death was vaguely referenced when Oberyn Martell decided to take on the Mountain in the third season. However, the character’s name was not mentioned at all.
Readers of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire have already noticed that the series has made a point of avoiding any reference to Aegon, most noticeably when Tyrion Lannister was captured and taken to Volantis to face Daenerys Targaryen. In A Dance With Dragons, this is where Tyrion meets Young Griff, who is later revealed to be Rhaegar’s prodigal son. But is there any chance that Aegon will be introduced in Game of Thrones Season 7?
The future looks bleak for Young Griff’s TV debut. There is a possibility that the character, just like Lady Stoneheart, has been written out of the series in favor of Rhaegar’s other child, Jon Snow. There are theories suggesting that Jon’s real name, whispered by the dying Lyanna Stark to her brother, Ned, will be revealed to be Aegon in Game of Thrones Season 7. In a possible flashback, it could be confirmed that Jon is the child Rhaegar declared to be “the prince that was promised.”
Book readers had already complained about Daenerys’ visions in the House of the Undying back in Season 2 because her vision of Rhaegar was plainly left out. However, it is possible that the scene will be featured in Game of Thrones Season 7, but with a pregnant Lyanna instead of Elia Martell. This could then be the moment that Jon’s real name will be revealed as Aegon.
Fans who are worried about missing out on the upcoming season will be grateful for HBO’s new arrangement with Hulu. Game of Thrones Season 7, as well as other shows, will be available to Hulu subscribers for a price.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere on July 16.
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