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‘Game of Thrones’: Pure Fandom’s Mormont theory

‘Game of Thrones’: Pure Fandom’s Mormont theory


With Game of Thrones season 7 (and winter!) finally here, we’ve been breaking down all sorts of theories here at Pure Fandom: The prince that was promised, Tyrion being a Targaryen, possible ideas for HBO’s spinoff(s), and more. This week, right before the season 7 premiere, we’re bringing you our own Mormont theory and how we believe the family is way more involved in the War Against Winter than what’s been shown so far.

In this Pure Fandom Podcast, co-founder and host Liz Prugh sits down with her husband and frequent guest-host Eric to break down how exactly they believe the Mormont family has played a pivotal role in the story of ice and fire, particularly Jon Snow.

Tune in for details on:

  • A refresher on R+L=J (Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon) and how Jon is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen;
  • The Knight of the Laughing Tree story and how it’s pivotal to R+L=J;
  • Who the Mormonts are: Jeor Mormont AKA the former Lord Commander of The Night’s Watch, Ser Jorah Mormont, Lyanna Mormont, and Meage Mormont;
  • Why we believe that Jeor had abdicated his seat as Lord of Bear Mountain in The North to take his place at The Wall to await Jon Snow’s arrival, knowing he was the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna;
  • And more crazy details on how Jeor and Ned were working together all along.

Listen here:

Agree with our Mormont theory? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

Sources referenced in this podcast:

Game of Thrones Wikia


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  • Bailey Elizabeth Hein

    Okay. A few things about this theory. It’s very clearly only based on the show and not the book.
    1) the old bear says he abdicated his seat so his son could be lord and then his son betrayed his house and gave back long claw.
    2) Ned stark didn’t want Jon to go to the wall. Cat was the one in the book that convinced him that Jon was old enough and should go.
    3) the old bear couldn’t have predicted that Jon would want to join the nights watch and by the time Ned was talked into letting Jon go morning would have already been apart of the nights watch for several years.
    4) why would Ned tell the old bear and not cat? He told as little people as possible to keep Jon safe which includes not telling anyone including his own wife. Which means only howland knows and possibly Ben Jen (because there’s a theory he witnessed the marriage of Lyanna and rheagar).

    The only possible way is if howland had green vision and informed the old bear. But I seriously doubt it because honestly that’s such an elaborate scheme with very little outcome. They would have to depend on a lot of ifs. And also howland is supposedly still alive but he hasn’t made an appearance yet.
    It’s a good theory. I just think if you’ve read the books it’s not very likely.
    Also I apologize for typos because I’m in my phone I’m sure I made them.