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This Fan Theory About Daenerys Getting Pregnant Is Pretty Convincing

It will be more surprising if this doesn't happen, tbh.

Love it or loathe it, Jon and Daenerys's relationship has been a focal point of Game of Thrones this season, and in Episode 6 it reached a whole new level.

Politically, Jon bent the knee, and emotionally – well, let's just say there were a lot of meaningful looks. And HAND-HOLDING.

Many fans have been theorising for a while now that not only will Jon and Dany hook up, but that Dany will also get pregnant. Some people believe the baby will be ~the prince that was promised~, while others think that one or both of our heroes will die, and the baby will be their legacy (the chances of them being one big happy family at the end of this are basically zero).

The latest episode really gave credence to this theory, because there were not one, not two, but THREE mentions of children in relation to Dany and Jon. First, there was Tyrion and Dany's argument about succession.

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Dany quickly shut Tyrion down. Her angry reaction and resistance to even talking about it suggests it's an incredibly sensitive topic for her.

North of the Wall, Jorah gave Jon a very pointed look when suggesting he should keep Longclaw and pass it down to his children.

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Iain Glen, who plays Jorah, said this scene was in part Jorah's way of subtly acquiescing to Jon's potential relationship with Dany.

Finally, at the end of the episode, after the death of Viserion, Dany herself brings up her inability to have children with Jon.

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She's doing so to convey to him how much the dragons mean to her, and why she now wants to destroy the Night King – but given the context of this scene, and the way it's both politically AND personally charged, there's a sense that this line (and Jon's understanding response) also has implications for Jon and Dany's relationship.

Together, these three interactions lend a lot of weight to the idea that Dany will get pregnant to Jon. The writers would not keep bringing it up if they weren't going to actually do something with it.

You might be thinking, But wait, Dany can't have kids??? Well, the truth is Dany believes she can't have kids – but that doesn't mean it's true. A quick refresher as to why...

It all goes back to her experience with Mirri Maz Duur in Season 1.


As you probably remember, Dany was heavily pregnant at the time with her unborn son Rhaego, who was prophesied to be the "stallion who mounts the world". Drogo had vowed to take Westeros for Dany and their son, and in preparation, the Dothraki raided a nearby village. Dany was horrified to discover the Dothraki raping every woman they could get their hands on. She stopped some men from raping Mirri Maz Duur, which pissed them off. One of them, Mago, complained to Khal Drogo. Drogo backed Dany up, and Mago attacked him, wounding his shoulder. Drogo brutally killed Mago, and shrugged the wound off as a scratch. Mirri Maz Duur, a healer (and also practitioner of blood magic), volunteered to tend to the wound, and Dany allowed it.

Drogo's wound became infected – no doubt deliberately – and he became deathly ill. Dany begged Mirri Maz Duur to heal him, and she told her she could do so with blood magic, but that "only death can pay for life".


Mirri Maz Duur made Dany believe Drogo's horse's death would pay for his life, but really it cost Dany the life of her unborn child, Rhaego. Drogo, meanwhile, was alive but in a vegetative state. When Dany asked when he would return, Mirri Maz Duur gave a cryptic response that Dany took to mean "never".


Mirri Maz Duur said: "When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves."

Interestingly, in the books, there was even more to her prophecy: “When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.”

It is this which causes Dany to believe she won't ever bear a living child, as the notion is grouped with other seemingly impossible things. And though the line about having a child was cut from the show, the incident nevertheless had the same effect on Dany, and she moved forward believing she would never have (human) children.

Dany explicitly says this in Season 2, when the warlocks of Qarth steal her dragons, and Jorah urges her to abandon them to protect herself.


This line is very similar to the one she says to Jon in the latest episode. Significantly, she says it here before going into the House of the Undying and having a vision that is very likely connected to Jon (more on that in a sec).

It's important to note that Dany doesn't just take Mirri Maz Duur's words to mean she can't have children – she also believes they're also the conditions under which Drogo will return to her. This is reiterated when Dany repeats the words before killing Drogo at the end of Season 1.


And again when she does enter the House of the Undying, and has a vision of Drogo and Rhaego.


A long-held fan theory is that Mirri Maz Duur's words aren't actually about Drogo returning to Dany, but rather about the fact she will find love again (and, of course, get pregnant).

With this in mind, Dany's vision in the House of the Undying takes on new meaning. In the vision, we see her walking through the destroyed throne room of the Red Keep. It's snowing (which could be related to the Night King and/or Jon Snow), and she reaches out to touch the throne but turns away at the last minute. She then appears north of the Wall, and enters a tent, which is where she sees Drogo and Rhaego. She makes the difficult choice to leave them behind.

As this Redditor pointed out, Dany's vision actually matches closely with her arc this season, and with Episode 6 in particular. She is so close to the Iron Throne but has for the moment turned away – to fight the Night King, and to ally with Jon. She journeyed north of the Wall, where she had to leave behind a man she loves (that'd be Jon) and a child (RIP Viserion). Crucially, though, Jon returns to her. Could this mean Mirri Maz Duur's prophecy is going to be fulfilled?

Well, in the show, we haven't seen the sun rise in the west or set in the east, or seas run dry, or mountains blowing in the wind. But the thing about prophecies is that they're not literal.


And in the books at least, the conditions have been met to fulfil it in a metaphorical way (read about that here). The show might gloss over these details – because, let's face it, they're no longer overly worried about such things – or who knows, they may show them differently. Maybe they'll use the fact that Jon is a Targaryen with magic blood like Dany's, or the fact that, as Melisandre said earlier this season, they are ice and fire brought together, to explain why Jon is able to knock Dany up. Perhaps it will be related to Viserion's death – as "only death can pay for life". Maybe it'll even turn out that Jon really is Azor Ahai/the prince that was promised, and that means he can ~wake dragons from stone~, aka bring baby Targaryens to life in Dany's previously-barren womb. No matter how it happens, the fact that it will seems really, really likely.

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    Jon and Dany are going to bang but she won't get pregnant.
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    Jon and Dany are going to bang and she'll definitely get pregnant.
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    WTF, they're not gonna bang! IT'S INCEST.
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    Lol, this is Game of Thrones, stop crying about incest.

UPDATE (CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FINALE): Well it looks like this theory is more likely than ever. Not only did Jon and Daenerys totally bang in the Season 7 finale, but there was ANOTHER mention of Daenerys' inability to have children, complete with Jon Snow himself casting doubt on the idea.

Oh. My. God.