Most Game of Thrones fans assumed Jon Snow was the obvious choice for the throne, thanks to his Targaryen heritage.
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However, historically, dark-haired Targaryens in line to the throne don't usually get it.
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Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Aemon), was denied the throne because she was female.
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During the Dance of the Dragons, Jacaerys and his brothers Lucerys and Joffrey were brown haired and died in battle.
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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.
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Hair color is vital in Game of Thrones (with a few exceptions like Sansa), so this may have been foreshadowing.
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However, Daenerys, who looks classically Targaryen, didn't get the throne either.
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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.
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