The season 6 finale of Game Of Thrones was quite the stage-setting episode that fans of the HBO series have been looking forward to for a long time. Westeros had a new queen, Jon Snow's Targaryen connections were revealed – though not explicitly – and Daenerys Targaryen was finally storming towards her homeland with a fleet of ships and an army.
While there's a period of lull before the Game Of Thrones season 7 premiere is finally aired, fans are up to churning theories again – after all the most game-changing theory of R+L=J was predicted by the followers of the show.
Considering how the last season ended, two characters have truly emerged to live up to the book's title – Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Will these two characters with a common Targaryen bloodline unite in marriage or face each other in the great battle that's coming?
Fan theories and history have an answer:
Daenerys knows the importance of allies – courtesy Tyrion Lannister
The mother of dragons has definitely proved her fire-resisting and dragon-controlling skills, but it was towards the end of the last season that the Khaleesi proved she is ready to play the "great game," as Hand of the Queen, Tyrion points out. Not only did she forgo her lover – Daario Naharis – before embarking on the path to Westeros, but also gave in to her now trusted adviser Tyrion's counsel.
To rule the seven kingdoms, the Queen needs allies, and Tyrion rightly explains this to Daenerys, in the process creating possibilities for a future marriage.
Jon, the King in the North is gearing up for a battle
Last season saw a scene that reminds fans of the time when Rob Stark was chosen as the King in the North. Despite not being a true-born Stark, Jon has managed to evoke similar respect from the Lords and rulers of the north, and seems to be preparing for a great battle. Whether it is against the White Walkers and the army of the dead or against Daenerys' troops, the two getting together only makes more sense.
Also, the Targaryen Queen has three dragon, who might be efficient when it comes to defeating the creatures beyond the north of the wall.
Jon and Daenerys' relation and history of Queen Rhaenyra
HBO's graphic and the Winds Of The Winter episode establishes that Daenerys is Jon's aunt. While it might be strange for the two to get married considering their relation, Westeros is no stranger to such marriages. In fact the book's history has it that Targaryens married within their ranks to preserve their bloodline, hence creating possibilities for a Stark and Targaryen wedding. Speaking of these two houses, there's another part of history reported by Refinery29 that's quite interesting.
According to the report, Queen Rhaenyra – Daenerys' ancestor – was aided by the Starks in her pursuit of the Iron Throne under a pact. They agreed that a "Targaryen princess would one day marry into their (Stark) family."
Could this princess be the fiery Queen Daenerys herself?
Sansa Stark played by Sophie Turner too seems to agree to this theory as she said during an interview, "I think Jon and Daenerys are going to end up together, probably." She further supported Emilia Clarke's character's claim to the thrones, "what made her (Daenerys) great and loved by the armies that she has behind her is that she isn't like the rest of the Targaryens in terms of brutality and madness."