- "There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it."
- ―Jon to Samwell Tarly.
King/Lord Commander Jon I Snow (formal: King Jon of the House Stark, First of His Name), known pre-coronation as Jon Snow, is a member of House Stark, a ranger of the Night's Watch, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and, in the show, the second King in the North. Born as the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, Eddard Stark swore to take him falsely as a bastard son of his, to avoid the child being killed by Robert Baratheon. When he was old enough, he took the black and joined the Night's Watch, eventually becoming the personal steward of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He participated in the Great Ranging, where he managed to infiltrate the ranks of the Free Folk, learn of their plans, and relay them back to the Watch. This allowed them to beat back the initial wave, and after Stannis Baratheon saved them, followed by an election, Jon became Lord Commander. After a mission to Hardhome, his men mutiny and murder him. In the books, he is still dead. In the show, he is resurrected by Melisandre, executes the mutineers, and later becomes King in the North following the defeat and execution of Ramsay Bolton.