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  • Most Game of Thrones fans assumed Jon Snow was the obvious choice for the throne, thanks to his Targaryen heritage. 1 / 9

  • However, historically, dark-haired Targaryens in line to the throne don't usually get it. 2 / 9

  • Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Aemon), was denied the throne because she was female. 3 / 9

    Ghost the direwolf on Game of Thrones
  • During the Dance of the Dragons, Jacaerys and his brothers Lucerys and Joffrey were brown haired and died in battle. 4 / 9

    Prince Rhaegar Targaryen playing his silver-stringed high harp by Felicia Cano
  • Baelor, son of Daeron II, His own son, Valarr, Daeron the Drunken, and Duncan the Small were all in line but were dark haired and didn't become king. 5 / 9

    Jon petting Rhaegal on Game of Thrones
  • Hair color is vital in Game of Thrones (with a few exceptions like Sansa), so this may have been foreshadowing. 6 / 9

    Sophie Turner As Sansa Stark In Game Of Thrones
  • However, Daenerys, who looks classically Targaryen, didn't get the throne either. 7 / 9

  • Perhaps Jon's hair color is just because making him white haired would be too obvious - but maybe it's because he was never going to be King. 8 / 9

    Kit Harington As Jon Snow In Game Of Thrones
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