Now that Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is on her way to Westeros and is seeking to form new alliances through marriage in the hope of strengthening her army, fans are dying to know the answer to the question, who will Daenerys Targaryen marry in the next season of Game of Thrones?
Many were a bit heartbroken when Daenerys Targaryen said goodbye to Daario Naharis, especially because it was the first time since Khal Drogo that Daenerys harbored romantic feelings for someone.
But still others (the actress Emilia Clarke included) believe that the Daenerys-Daario breakup was good for the Queen Mother of Dragons. There?s no one to distract Daenerys from her plans to claim the Iron Throne.
The most heartbreaking line in that scene was ?If I?m going to rule in Westeros, I’ll need to make alliances. The best way to make alliances… is with marriage.?
So who would be the best bet to be Daenerys Targaryen?s partner?
Some say it?s Jon Snow. According to MoviePilot: ?We’re dealing with a song of ice and fire here, and we all know which two characters represents those elements.?
While the idea of a Jon Snow-Daenerys Targaryen marriage seems unpalatable for you, especially now that the Tower of Joy scene revealed that Jon Snow is a Targaryen, the fan theory is actually possible to happen. Incest, after all, is not a strange and taboo subject in House Targaryen.
?If the idea of a marriage (consummated) with your own flesh and blood grosses you out, you clearly don’t belong to the House Targaryen. The Targs were essentially far smarter than the other ruling houses in Westerosi history: By marrying within the bloodline, they ensured that their children would all have a legitimate, purely Targaryen claim to the throne. (Not all the Targs married each other, but when they didn’t things like the infamous Blackfyre Rebellion happened. Better the devil you know, right?)
?In a patrilineal society like Westeros, if a male Targaryen takes a bride from another house, his heir would have (for example) Baratheon blood, thus risking rebellion and presenting a threat to the continued reign of the Targaryens. It may be morally corrupt, but it was also the surest way to keep the throne, and the prime reason Dany’s ancestors remained in power for three centuries.?
This fan theory actually makes sense. It?s not even clear yet if there?s a chance for Daenerys and Jon Snow to find out if they?re related or not. At this point, only Bran Stark knows their connection with each other.
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