‘Game of Thrones': Just to be clear, here’s how Jon Snow and Daenerys are related

(Spoilers ahead for, well, all of the “Game of Thrones”)

So if you’re a more casual fan of “Game of Thrones” who doesn’t constantly pore through all the lore or keep track of family trees, you may have been wondering what exactly that revelation about Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the Season 7 finale meant.

If that’s you, well, fear not because we’ve got you covered with all the important info you need to contextualize the news that Jon Snow is actually named Aegon Targaryen.

So, the Season 6 finale provided a pretty heavy-handed hint about Jon Snow’s true identity, when it flashed back to Ned Stark’s visit to the Tower of Joy, where Ned’s sister Lyanna gave birth to Jon. Before Lyanna died, she revealed Jon’s true identity to Ned: Jon is the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, who had been killed during Robert’s Rebellion. Ned kept Jon’s true identity a secret to keep the baby safe — being the grandson of the Mad King, Jon was actually the heir to the Iron Throne. Which would mean that King Robert would have wanted to kill him after wiping out most of the rest of the Targaryen family.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Kit Harington attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Nathalie Emmanuel attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Sophie Turner attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Alfie Allen attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Pooja Batra attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Iain Glen attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Gwendoline Christie attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Aidan Gillen attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Liam Cunningham attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Rose Leslie attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Pooja Batra attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Iain Glen attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Maisie Williams attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Sophie Turner attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Amanda Crew attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Hannah Murray attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Indira Varma attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Ben Sinclair attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Kit Harington attends the season 7 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Now, I should note that there are way more important ramifications to the revelation that Jon Snow is really Aegon Targaryen. For a much deeper dive into all that, check out our explainer of everything that Jon’s true identity means for him and the entire world of “Game of Thrones.”

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