He has the oppertunity to follow after Ned and become Lord Jon Stark, with Val as his wife.
Yet he says no, again and again, because he wishes to stay loyal to the Night's Watch.
And of course for other internal reasons of his bastardry and his feelings of being an outsider.
But, the Night's Watch have now betrayed him, stabbed him, and rejected him as Lord Commander.
So, now that's possibly out of the way, does that mean Jon's loyalty to them will fall and fail?
Assuming that it might, and assuming Jon is the product of Rhaegar and Lyanna,
Do you think that maybe, if a time does arise that he learns of his royal bloodline,
He will leave the Night's Watch to take up his Targaryen Claim to the throne?
It make some sense. It means he will feel a part of something, knowing his parentage.
It also gives him a chance to become involved in the thick of the war, and the main narrative.
Maybe it can even connect with his wildling alliance, bringing them in as an army?
This is of course, presuming he has not met an untimely death.
Edited by Lady Hodor, 09 May 2012 - 12:23 PM.