With so many characters and storylines finally meeting up again in Game of Thrones Season 7, fans are abuzz with questions. Who is Azor Azhai? Is Jamie dead? Who will rule the Seven Kingdoms? But the most important question on many viewers' minds is this: Will Jon Snow marry Daenerys Targaryen?
You may be recoiling in horror at the mere thought of this aunt-nephew duo being joined in holy matrimony. However, a potential marriage between the pair isn't all that unlikely. In fact, a lot of evidence has emerged that suggests Jon may very well "bend the knee" and propose to Daenerys.
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Not to mention their values and even mannerisms are very much alike:
These scenes could be interpreted as constant hints that Jon is, in fact, a Targaryen. But the constant similarities and, dare I say it, compatibility between the pair continues to suggest an impending wedding. It may only be a matter of time before they're both enjoying long, romantic dragon rides over the battlefield.
So will Daenerys and Jon get married? Let's take a look at the evidence:
1. They're Both Single And Ready To Mingle
Jon and Daenerys have both lost people they were in love with; an experience which might have turned them off romance entirely. No one could ever compare to Khal Drogo or Ygritte. So why not marry for practicality rather than romance?
Don't forget that Dany totally ditched her lover, Daario, after realizing he didn't quite factor into her future plans as queen. She might just be keeping her options open for a suitor of a slightly higher title.
2. The Perfect Way To Reunite Their Divided Families
As Dany stated in Season 7, Episode 3, the Targaryens and Starks were once powerful allies. Jon acknowledges this and wants her to move past the injustices his family committed against hers. By marrying, these two houses would once again be able to work together to bring peace and prosperity to the Seven Kingdoms.
Ultimately, a marriage between Jon and Dany would be a win-win situation. Dany gets Jon to finally "bend the knee" by proposing, and Jon can be her equal rather than her subservient ally.
3. They're Already Wearing Matching Outfits
It's a known fact that people tend to dress like their significant other in the throes of sickly infatuation. And according to Mashable, Daenerys may be doing just that.
Dany looks to have adopted a classic Jon Snow look by adding fur trim to her usual garb. Sure, she might just be a fan of the Viking look, or is simply trying to shield herself from those icy winter winds. But it might also be a hint that she's starting to warm up to her brooding nephew in more than a plutonic way.
4. Incest Runs In The Family
Incest is wrong. Unless, of course, you live in Westeros — in which case it's disturbingly common. Just look at Craster.
The Targaryens in particular have a long and proud tradition of boning their siblings that puts Jamie and Cersei to shame. This was ultimately an attempt to keep their bloodline "pure." Daenerys' claim to the throne relies almost entirely on her Targaryen blood. Could the possibility of Jon also being a Targaryen sway her to take his hand in marriage?
5. It Still Wouldn't Be The Weirdest 'Game Of Thrones' Marriage
Few batted an eyelid when Margaery married Tommen, the underage brother of her freshly-dead husband, Joffrey. Sansa's aunt Lysa was pretty keen to set Sansa up with Robin — her weird, underage cousin. In a world where marrying your cousin is a widely accepted occurrence, an aunt marrying her nephew would hardly cause a stir.
Game of Thrones may be fictional, but it still relies heavily on medieval marriage customs. Love wasn't always a prerequisite to getting hitched. In fact, it was more commonly used to unite kingdoms for political and economic gain. This is definitely the trend on Game of Thrones.
Don't forget: Dany has already married once for political gain — remember Hizdhar zo Loraq back in Season 5? Let's just hope Jon doesn't meet the same demise as her previous husbands.
Are Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen going to get married? Tell me what you think in the comments!