‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7: Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen Incestuous Marriage Looms?

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7: Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen Incestuous Marriage Looms?
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“Game of Thrones” season 7 is still months away but after “Winds of Winter” revealed the truth about Jon Snow, one theory begs to be addressed.


The Bastard of Winterfell has just been proclaimed King in the North just as Daenerys Targaryen begins her invasion, coincidence? We think not.

Even if Lord Snow is Rhaegar Targaryen’s bastard, his shot at the Iron Throne will always be present. The fact that he has Targaryen blood is all he needs to rule, and being King in the North could also be of help.

The Mother Of Dragons And The King In The North

As the Game of Thrones season finale reveals, the Mother of Dragons intends to use marriage as a political tool. With the invasion of Westeros underway, are there any eligible bachelors currently in the Seven Kingdoms?

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Apparently, there is, thanks to Lyanna Mormont, Jon Snow is now King in the North. Not only does he rule the north, which comprises half of Westeros, he also has dominion over the Vale and possibly the Riverlands.

With the Targaryen invasion likely to begin in the south, either in Dorne or King’s Landing. This gives ample time for the North to reconsider their position on whether they bend the knee or burn.

A Marriage Of Ice And Fire

The former course would be likely considering the north’s weakened state. A marriage between the King in the North and the Mother of Dragons will probably happen to seal the deal. Not only would this prevent more bloodshed but would also preserve the Targaryen bloodline.

Unknown to many, the Targaryen tradition of incest was partly due to the method of how dragons were hatched. The Targaryen bloodline imparts immunity to fire to some individual, this immunity is necessary to hatch dragons as seen when Daenerys hatched Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal.

Even if Jon Snow’s identity as Daenerys’ nephew is revealed, marriage between cousins is not considered incest in Westeros. His own Stark grandparents were first cousins with his grandmother already bearing the name Stark.

Want to find out more about the King in the North’s Targaryen heritage? Catch Game of Thrones season 7 when t premieres next year.

Also Read: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7: More Lyanna Mormont!


  • Finny101

    They would be aunt and nephew. So the marriage between cousins not incest in Westeros argument not valid.