Advertisements So this means Jon is a bastard either way. I just find it hard to believe that GRRM would have the identity of Jon's parents be such a big secret and wait so long to reveal it if it wasn't going to have some significant impact on his prospects and on the plot. Is the big reveal just that he has both Stark (Ice) and Targaryen (Fire) blood? Is that really all that significant, in the grand scheme of things? If he's a bastard, then he doesn't really have a claim to be an heir to any Stark or Targaryen titles, so that seems like it would be really anticlimactic if that were the case.