Game of Thrones is a show full of shocking plot twists and many, many revelations. Fans are bound to miss some of them. Including revelations to do with the relationship between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Whether it's the fact that Jon liked Daenerys from the beginning, or that both of them are candidates for fulfilling the Azor Ahai prophecy, fans missed certain things about these iconic characters.
Luckily, we are here to help fans see what they've missed. Including information from both the books and the show, we will go through all of what we've found that fans have missed about this power couple. They have many things in common, as well as many parallels. Their romance is foreshadowed in the books. They might get married in both the books and the show. All of these facts are quite interesting, yet it's not surprising that fans missed them.
In a show with so many characters and plot lines like Game of Thrones, fans are bound to miss some things. It's hard to keep track. Yet it's important to try to do so. After all, everyone wants to figure out the ending. And the best way to do that is to remember everything you can about the beginning and the middle of the story. Now we're not promising anything. After all, Game of Thrones is known for its plot twists. Many of them, fans would never have been able to figure out. Yet some of them, like Jon's true parentage were figured out by fans ages ago. So perhaps this article will spark a fan theory or two.
25 Jon Liked Daenerys From The Beginning
That's right, it was like at first sight for Jon Snow. He found Daenerys attractive, describing her in his thoughts in the script as "cute as a bug." Now we're not sure exactly how cute that is. Probably depends on the bug. But it's nice to know that Jon, from the beginning, could see beneath Daenerys' intimidating exterior and realize how cute and sweet she can be. Fans likely wouldn't have imagined that these were Jon's thoughts upon meeting Daenerys. Luckily, the scripts have confirmed it for us.
24 Daenerys, However, Is Not So Impressed With Jon At Their First Meeting
Her thoughts in the script of their first meeting are a lot less complimentary. She's thinking only that Jon might not be as stupid as he looks. Ouch. Well, she came around in the end. And now she truly respects and likes the King in the North. At least, for now. You never know what's going to happen on Game of Thrones. Yet we think that Jon and Daenerys will remain at least allies in the show. At least, we hope they will. It would be a shame for such a powerful team up to end.
23 Daenerys Is Able To Break Down In Front Of Jon, In A Way That She Rarely Allows Herself To
After losing her beloved dragon Viserion to the Night King, Daenerys is understandably very upset. The script says it best: "She opens her mouth to speak but only tears come - - the tears she has held at bay until now, because people were watching, and she still had hope. Here with Jon and only Jon, she lets go of hope and poise, and weeps.” This shows how comfortable she is with Jon. Unlike with others, she feels like she can truly let go and be fully herself. She can show all of her feelings, instead of keeping them in. She can drop her guard and let the wall she's built around herself fall down. And that's a beautiful thing.
22 Jon Realizes He Loves Her After Witnessing Her Breaking Down
Again, the script says it best. "Jon has truly never seen a girl like this before. Her beauty, her strength, her grief and the pain it makes him feel . . . they all push him to the realization that he loves her.” And you can't blame Jon. Daenerys is strong and beautiful and even more. Falling for her makes sense. Yet poor Jon doesn't know what he's getting into. Neither does Daenerys really. But more on that later. For now, all you need to know is that Jon loves Daenerys and Daenerys loves Jon. And that, as always on Game of Thrones, things are more complicated than that.
21 Jon May Have Some Competition For Her Affections In The Form Of Tyrion
Yes, that's right. Tyrion has feelings for the Mother of Dragons. No wonder he was watching creepily as Jon entered her room during season seven. Although knowing Tyrion— and the writers— that might not be the only reason. He might also be worried about the political implications that Jon and Daenerys' relationship could have. After all, if things went badly that would be the end of their alliance. And that wouldn't be good for either party. Luckily for Jon, Daenerys remains blissfully unaware of Tyrion's feelings. And Tyrion himself probably isn't the type to tell her.
20 Both Of Them Are Candidates For Fulfilling The Azor Ahai Prophecy
The Azor Ahai prophecy is one that many fans have theorized about. There are many candidates for fulfilling the prophecy, but two of the most convincing ones are Jon and Daenerys. Let's go over the prophecy. Azor Ahai is meant to be (re)born amidst salt and smoke, a bleeding star will signal their coming, they will wield a fiery weapon, the creation of said weapon will require the sacrifice of a loved one, they will wake dragons from stone, and they will be born of the bloodline of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen. Both of these characters could fit into this prophecy. And it's important to remember that. Who knows? It could be important in season eight.
19 ...Or The Two Of Them Together Are Azor Ahai
Melisandre implied on the show that both Daenerys and Jon have a part to play in the coming war against the Night King and his army. So what if both of them together make up Azor Ahai? That would be a twist no one would be expecting, and Game of Thrones is known for that. Also, Jon could represent ice while Daenerys represents fire, making their relationship the "song of ice and fire" referred to in the title of the books. They are also both from the line of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen. So therefore, both of them at the same time could fit the prophecy. We hope that doesn't mean they'll both be eliminated by the Night King. That would be sad, even for Game of Thrones.
18 The Revelation Of Jon's Parentage Will Be Difficult For Both Of Them
We've talked about this before. According to Kit Harington, "finding out about Dany would be very hard" for Jon. He's noble to a fault and doesn't lie. In fact, according to Harington, he can't lie. So he wouldn't be able to keep the truth from anyone, including Daenerys. But Jon is not the only one who would find this difficult. According to Emilia Clarke, Daenerys "truly loves Jon. Were she to find out about his title, it would cut deep.” Not only because their relation would put an end to their romance, but because Jon would then be ahead of her in terms of who gets the Iron Throne. That's got to be tough for Daenerys who has been working for years to return to Westeros and claim the throne for her family again.
17 They Have Many Parallels In The Books
Both of their mothers passed away in childbirth. Both were snuck away to a location different from where they were born in order to save them. Daenerys and Jon are both described as highly observant. These are just a few of the parallels that these characters have. It is interesting to know that they have so many parallels, especially in the books. Though many of these definitely apply to the show as well.
For example, both Jon and Daenerys find their animal companions near the beginning of their arcs. Both of them embark on adventures at the beginning of their story. Jon goes north to the Wall, while Daenerys goes east to the Dothraki Sea. It almost seems that the two characters are going on a kind of parallel journey, naturally leading them to each other. But we could be wrong. George R.R. Martin is known for his plot twists, after all.
16 Their Romance Is Foreshadowed In The Books
While Daenerys is at The House of the Undying, she hears many prophecies. But in the books, the prophecies are slightly different than they are in the show. For example, after hearing one prophecy, she sees a blue flower in a wall of ice. This flower is associated with Jon's mother, Lyanna Stark, and therefore could be symbolizing Jon himself. She describes the flower as "filling the air with sweetness." From Jon's side, he meets a young woman named Val, whose hair is turned a pale silver— just like Daenerys'— by the light of the moon. Jon describes the air around her as "sweet" as well. Interesting.
15 The Show Regularly Goes From Scenes Of Jon To Scenes Of Daenerys
Almost as if their characters are meant to be connected in some way. Of course, there's the obvious relation, but we think it could be more than that. Both of them might have a big part to play in the final battle against the White Walkers. Now we're not going to speculate on what exactly they'll be doing in the final battle. But most likely it will be something important. The two characters being so connected could also be foreshadowing their romance during season seven. Whatever the case may be, Jon and Daenerys are definitely important and iconic characters in Game of Thrones.
14 Both Of Them Are Compassionate Leaders
Both Daenerys and Jon care about the people they lead. Daenerys shows this when she frees the slaves in Astapor, Yunkai, and Meereen. Jon shows this while he's Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and he allows the wildlings to go on the other side of the Wall. Both of them are empathetic and truly sympathize with the people they are leading. Daenerys inspires people to follow her because of her good heart along with her strength. And Jon does the same. Both characters give people hope for what kind of leaders there can be in the world of Game of Thrones.
13 Both Of Them Are Somewhat Idealistic
This kind of goes along with their compassionate nature. Because of this, both Daenerys and Jon are somewhat idealistic. Daenerys stops slavery in Slaver's Bay without really knowing what to replace it with. Jon allows the wildlings to come to the other side of the Wall despite the risks associated with it. Both of them do what is right no matter what, whether or not it is the smartest thing to do. Daenerys also shows this when she goes to help Jon and the rest of those who went beyond the Wall to catch a White Walker. Tyrion tries to warn her against it as there's a very real chance she could be eliminated by the Night King. But she goes anyway. Jon shows his idealism by volunteering to go beyond the Wall, despite the risks.
12 Both Of Them Stand Up For Others
They stand up for their friends and for the people they lead. For example, during season one episode four, Jon stands up for Sam, while Daenerys stands up for Doreah. Both of them do so despite the risks. No wonder fans love them so much. Daenerys also stands up for the slaves in Astapor, Yunkai, and Meereen and frees them. Jon stands up for the wildlings and allows them behind the Wall. Both of them stand up for people and earn their admiration and respect in return.
11 Both Of Them Can Not Stand Bullies
As is mentioned before, Daenerys and Jon stand up for those they care about. They also can not stand bullies. Daenerys could not stand the horrible slavers in Essos. Jon could not stand anyone in the Night's Watch who abused their power. Both of them can not stand by and watch as the ultimate bully, the Night King, takes over Westeros. Not while there's something they can do about it. Let's hope that they are successful and are able to defeat this bully the way they've defeated others.
10 Both Of Them Feel Disconnected From Their Families During The Beginning Of The Show
Jon, of course, feels this because he believes that he is the illegitimate child of Ned Stark and an unknown woman. That would make anyone feel out of place. Daenerys feels this way because she feels powerless when it comes to her brother Viserys. And you really can't blame her. Luckily, both of them manage to find friends along the way that become a kind of surrogate family. For Jon, it's his Night's Watch friends and the wildlings. For Daenerys, it's the Dothraki, Sir Jorah Mormont, Missandei, and more. Jon is eventually accepted as a Stark, at least in the show, though that might change once his true parents are known. Poor Daenerys thinks she's the last of her kind, and therefore still feels a bit out of place.
9 Both Of Them Do Not Like The Situation That They Are In At The Beginning Of The Show
For Daenerys, she feels trapped in her marriage with Khal Drogo. For Jon, the Night's Watch is nothing like he imagined it would be. Luckily for them, both of them are able to make the best of a bad situation. That's another thing they have in common. The ability to regularly adapt to what comes is an important one to have if you're in the world of Game of Thrones. And luckily, that is something Daenerys and Jon excel at.
8 Both Of Them Need To Make Their Own Way In The World During Season Two
Daenerys does this by refusing Xaro Xhoan Daxos' offer of assistance — and marriage. Jon does this by going with Qhorin Halfhand to see what the Wildlings are up to. By doing so, he becomes a ranger instead of a steward. Both Daenerys and Jon need to take the harder road and make their own way as they work towards reaching their goals. In the end, we think both of them would say it was worth it. Though it was definitely not without its risks, it had some rewards as well.
7 Both Of Them Are Outsmarted While Out Of Their Element During Season Two
For Daenerys, this happens when she is trying to find allies in Qarth. When she comes back to Xaro Xhoan Daxos' home, her people have been destroyed and her dragons have been stolen. For Jon, this happens while he is beyond the Wall with Qhorin Halfhand. He manages to capture a wildling, Ygritte, yet he is not able to eliminate her. Taking advantage of his kindness, Ygritte then runs away. Jon tries to follow her but is unable to find her and ends up lost. Both of them are outsmarted and both show their immaturity, but these are important experiences for both characters. They both learn and grow from them.
6 Both Of Them Are Ambushed, Unaware That A Trap Has Been Set For Them
During season two, both characters wind up in trouble. For Daenerys, this happens when she goes to talk to the Thirteen most powerful people in Qarth. Xaro Xhoan Daxos betrays her and he and the Warlocks of Qarth eliminate the Thirteen. The Warlocks then admit that it was they who stole Daenerys' dragons. For Jon, this happens when he is walking with Ygritte. She leads him into a trap, where a bunch of wildlings are waiting for him. Poor Daenerys. Poor Jon. It's never nice to be treated like this. To be betrayed by someone you trusted. Especially in Daenerys' case where she was betrayed by the person who was supposed to be helping her. With Jon, the betrayal makes more sense since Ygritte is a Wildling and Jon is a member of the Night's Watch. Historically, those two groups haven't gotten along.
5 Both Of Them Realize That The World Is Not What They Thought It Was
After being betrayed and ambushed during season two, understandably, both Jon and Daenerys are upset. They begin to realize that the world is not the way they imagined it was. This is important for both characters. As they begin to mature, they become the kind of people that would be able to reach their goals. Watching both characters grow is also an exciting journey for fans. We root for them and hope that they do well, though danger is always lurking in the world of Game of Thrones. For now, Jon and Daenerys are doing well, though who knows what awaits them during season eight.
4 Both Of Them Learn How To Lead Throughout The Course Of The Show
Daenerys learns to lead through experience, by leading the Dothraki and ruling in Meereen. Jon learns to lead by watching other leaders such as Lord Commander Mormont and finally getting a chance to lead himself as both Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and now as King in the North. Both of them learn many lessons throughout the show. Daenerys learns that she has to be her people's strength and to give them hope when they have none. Jon learns that in order to be a leader, he needs to learn how to follow others. The best leaders are always those who serve the people they're leading and we think Daenerys and Jon both fit into that category.
3 Both Of Them Want To Lead As Well, Though Both Are Somewhat Reluctant
When Jon is named Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, he is happy about it, though still a bit reluctant. Daenerys, of course, wants to rule Westeros more than anything. Yet she too is a bit reluctant. While in Meereen, especially in the books, she gets to know firsthand how hard ruling can be. She often feels lonely and does not know what to do. Yet she genuinely wants to help people and knows that the best way to do so is from a position of strength. Jon most likely has similar feelings. Both of them aspire to leadership, yet are somewhat reluctant because they know how hard leading can be.
2 They Might Get Married In Both The Books And The Show
According to a fan theorist, we might be hearing wedding bells for Daenerys and Jon. Uh, oh. A wedding in Game of Thrones. We all know what that means. Let's just say Daenerys and Jon shouldn't count on having a peaceful wedding. Or a honeymoon, for that matter. Of course, both of them will have more important things to do with the impending threat of the Night King. So who knows. We think it's possible that they could get married, though. Especially if all those Daenerys is pregnant theories are right. Jon won't want his child to grow up as illegitimate the way he did.
1 They Might Be Co-Rulers In The Show
Another fan theory, but it's a good one. According to this fan, Jon and Daenerys will both survive the battle with the White Walkers and will rule together. Given what we know about both characters, especially that both of them have been learning to lead from the beginning, this could definitely happen. Both of them are still learning how to lead, but we think they would be good rulers. Of course, you never know what's going to happen in Game of Thrones. One or both of them might be eliminated by the Night King and then this can't happen. But if it does, we think it would be a fitting end for both characters.
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