Jon Snow and Daenerys finally had a meeting at Dragonstone in Season 7. Now everyone wants to know what they will think of each other. Will Jon and Daenerys fall in love on Game of Thrones? Many fans believe that these two will get married and form an alliance of ice and fire that will finally unite Westeros.
Yes, Dany and Jon are probably aunt and nephew. But that sort of incest is pretty normal in the world of Thrones.
Daenerys and Jon have very similar back stories. The creators have even drawn some subtle parallels between the two throughout the seven seasons of the show. They seem fated to be together, even if they don’t wind up getting a happy ending. Here are all the reasons we should be shipping Daenerys and Jon — despite the obvious ick factor.
1. Jon and Dany are “ice” and “fire”
Many book readers believe that the title of George R.R. Martin’s epic upon which Game of Thrones is based, A Song of Ice and Fire, is a nod to the eventual union of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
Jon Snow is a Northern son living on the Wall who battles White Walker. He was resurrected after his body turned cold.
Whereas Daenerys is fire born who commands fire-breathing dragons.
Melisandre confirmed the theory that each represents their own element when she said in episode 2 of season 7. She told Varys that she had joined Ice and Fire. Jon could also possibly represent both ice and fire himself: His mother was Northerner Lyanna Stark, his father (almost certainly) Rhaegar Targaryen.
2. They both lost their first loves in tragic ways
Both Dany and Jon fell for people that the Westerosi might think of as savages. Both earned the respect of the Dothraki and Wildlings respectively, in part because the romantic relationship forced them to develop empathy for these peoples. Both leveraged that mutual respect into important alliances.
Both Jon and Dany caused the death of their loved ones. Jon’s betrayal of the Wildlings resulted in a fight between the Wildlings and Northerners that led to Ygritte’s death. Ygritte died in Jon Snow arms.
Daenerys enlisted a witch to use blood magic on Drogo, which put him in a catatonic state. Daenerys had to smother her husband in order to put him out of his misery.
Both avenged the death of their lovers by punishing those who were responsible: Daenerys burned the witch and Jon condemned Olly to hang.
3. They’re both perceived as gods for defying death
Jon and Dany both evaded death and are worshipped for doing so. Jon was resurrected by Melisandre after being stabbed in the heart. Tormund told Jon that the Wildlings think of him as a god.
Daenerys emerged from fire unburnt. Daenerys’ feat earned her the respect and loyalty of the Dothraki.
In both resurrection scenes, the camera shoots the naked star from behind, showing their back as they unexpectedly emerge from the pyre and rise from the slab, respectively.
4. They both fulfill that “chosen one” prophecy
In a previous episode, Melisandre declared Jon Snow to be the Prince Who Was Promised — a savior in the religion of R’hllor who is the reincarnation of the legendary hero Azor Ahai, who once brought about the end of the Long Night. Signals of the hero’s return include a person being “born of smoke and salt” and a “bleeding” star, like a meteor.
Of course, Missandei recently pointed out that the phrase actually translates to “the Prince or Princess Who was Promised.” For reasons you can read about here, both Jon and Daenerys could potentially fulfill the prophecy. Some fans, however, think that their offspring would be the true savior.
5. The blue rose
As Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair points out, a major motif in the book that has been largely left out of the show is a blue rose. In the books, Rhaegar Targaryen gave Lyanna Stark a blue rose in front of the nobleman in Westeros, signalling their possible affection for each other.
Daenerys later sees a blue rose in a wall of ice during a vision in the House of the Undying, which fans interpret to represent Jon Snow. While the rose is missing from Dany’s vision in the show, she does see what appears to be the Wall. Either way, Daenerys’ vision connects her fate in some way to that of Jon.
This is what some fans want
If they do get married, this could actually be the best chance for fighting the enemy to the north (the undead army). Both characters have been called Azor Ahai or The Prince(ss) That Was Promised. Melisandre believes it’s Jon Snow, while Kinvara believed it to be Dany. Maybe they unite and they are both Azor Ahai, who will together rid the world of White Walkers, through the combined powers of fire through Dany and ice through Jon.
While at the moment their interests are not exactly aligned (Jon is preoccupied with the White Walkers and Dany wants his allegiance), they are two rational people who could probably come to an agreement. Dany needs new alliances and the best way to an alliance is through marriage.
Another reason for this marriage is that it is simply smart politically. Because they are both Targaryens, they are both a natural heir to the Iron Throne once Cersei dies. Theoretically, they could join forces and rule together. As Jon doesn’t seem to be the one who sits on the Iron Throne, I think Dany will be the one who will sit on the Iron Throne with Jon on his side.
We’ll just have to wait and see how their other meeting goes. I doubt either of them will forget their first loves, but maybe it is time for a second.
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