Things are heating up between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow on Game of Thrones! If you can get past the minor detail that these two characters are related (which we totally can) then there’s no reason to not root for them to be endgame. Not to mention the fact they had a major breakthrough in their relationship during Season 7, Episode 6 titled “Beyond the Wall” when Daenerys finally let her guard down and opened up to Jon.
A lot went down in the penultimate episode. Sparks were flying (and we’re not talking about the dragons!) between the two arguably most important characters. When Daenerys visited Jon while he was healing from battle, she verbalized something she’d been avoiding for seasons. “The dragons are my children,” she told him after Viserion’s death. “They’re the only children I’ll ever have. Do you understand?”
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And judging from his face, we’re not sure he does. Honestly, we were only reminded of this fact earlier in the episode when Tyrion prodded Daenerys about her successor. She shut him down explaining first she needs to take the Iron Throne before she has time to decide who will sit on it after her. One step at a time, Tyrion.
So what does all of this mean for Daenerys’ and possibly Jon’s fate? Keep scrolling to find out!
Can Daenerys have babies?
Simply put, no she cannot… at least she thinks she cannot. She wasn’t exaggerating to Jon when she called the dragons her children. She truly views them as her children since she lost the only human baby she thinks she’ll ever have. In Season 1, Daenerys was pregnant with Khal Drogo’s son, but he was injured and needed medical help. Mirri Maz Duur, a healer, convinced her that the only way to save Khal Drogo was with a blood sacrifice, which ended up killing her baby.
She later told her a prophecy which made Daenerys believe she’s barren: “When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, when the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves, when your womb quickens again and you bear a living child, then he will return, and not before.”
How are Jon and Daenerys related?
Ah, possibly the most important question of them all. Last season it was revealed that Jon is not Ned Stark’s son, but his nephew. Viewers learned that Jon is the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, thus confirming the R+L=J theory. And then earlier this season, we also learned that Lyanna and Rhaegar were married meaning that Jon isn’t a bastard but a full-fledged Targaryen with a right to the throne. And yes, this also means that Jon is Daenerys’ nephew.
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Do Jon Snow and Daenerys get together in the books?
This is an interesting question because the TV series has come to the point where it has passed the original books. This means that we don’t know if Daenerys and Jon will ever hook up in the books, but judging by what author George R.R. Martin has said about it, we think they will.
“Anyways, he alluded to the fact that Jon and Dany were the point, kind of. That, at the time, there was a huge, vast array of characters, and Jon was a lowly, you know, bastard son,” GoT director Alan Taylor explained. “So it wasn’t clear to us at the time, but he did sort of say things that made it clear that the meeting and the convergence of Jon and Dany were sort of the point of the series. So, I was happy that a big step forward was taken in the episode I got to do this season is where he has fallen for her both, you know, emotionally and politically I think.”