Jon Snow

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Name: Jon Snow
Occupation: Night's Watch
Relationships: Ned Stark (uncle, adopted father), Robb Stark (cousin, adopted brother), Sansa Stark (cousin, adopted sister), Arya Stark (cousin, adopted sister) Bran Stark (cousin, adopted brother), Rickon Stark (cousin, adopted brother), Ygritte (lover), Daenerys Targaryen (lover)
Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played by Kit Harington
"Illustration of a head and shoulders portrait of Jon, wearing a fur trimmed cloak, and hair been blown back in the wind, on a soft background of blues and grays"
Jon Snow by Vincent Chu (2019)
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Jon Snow is a fictional character from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is played by Kit Harington on the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

He's kind, brave, honorable, smart, persistent. He earned a lot of respect in a short period of time. He defends the weak and punishes the malicious. He tries so hard to walk a straight line.[1]



Jon is a widely-shipped character and the primary male Little Black Dress in ASoIaF/GOT fandom. This is likely due to him being extremely popular in general or the central role he plays in the story lending itself to fans placing him in AU scenarios more easily.

Person Ship
Arya Stark Jon Snow/Arya Stark
Cersei Lannister Cersei Lannister/Jon Snow
Daenerys Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow
Robb Stark Jon Snow/Robb Stark
Samwell Tarly Jon Snow/Samwell Tarly
Sansa Stark Jon Snow/Sansa Stark
Satin Flowers Satin Flowers/Jon Snow
Stannis Baratheon Stannis Baratheon/Jon Snow
Theon Greyjoy Jon Snow/Theon Greyjoy
Val Jon Snow/Val
Ygritte Jon Snow/Ygritte


Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, where he knows or meets other characters from the series
  • High School AU or College AU: common because of his relative age
  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, Jon is raised as a Targaryen, he is raised at Winterfell but as a cousin not as Ned's son, Jon leaves the Night Watch to join Robb in his battle against the Lannisters
  • Arranged Marriage: for political or familial reasons a marriage is arranged for Jon
  • Futurefic: sometimes Jon is King of Westeros or he makes a heroic sacrifice
  • Post A Dance with Dragons: at the end of the last book Jon's story ended on a cliffhanger, before it was revealed on the television series, writers tried to resolve this storyline

Fan Theories

Jon Snow is at the center of quite a few fan theories



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