You know nothing, Jon Snow (yet...)
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Things are heating up in Westeros, and that’s only partly because Daenerys decided to turn the Lannister army into toast over at Highgarden. Since Jon Snow turned up at Dragonstone to get his hands on the dragonglass that will fight off the White Walkers, the attraction between the King of the North and Khaleesi was palpable. Even Ser Davos gave his tuppence worth, having fully retired his ‘Stannis is the one true king!’ catchphrase to take on the role of matchmaker. In Spoils of War, he told Jon: ‘I’ve noticed you staring at her good heart…’ and Jon didn’t deny it. Ooer.
Of course, neither is aware of Jon’s true parentage – yet. Not that it would bother them too much on the relationship front, considering that the Targaryens intermarried for years. It’s kind of their thing. But the question lingering on every Game of Thrones fan’s lips is not if they find out, but when? Will it happen pretty quickly in Game of Thrones season 8?
Earlier in the season, Jon stood in front of Drogon and managed to give his nose a rub without getting burnt to a crisp. Dany looked confused and we all thought it could be the start of the discovery. However, a steamy boat bedding later and neither of them are any the wiser about who Jon really is.
We all know by now that Jon is the legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, making him half dragon – and Drogon sensed it. So considering the dragons reacted kindly to Jon, it also gives weight to another popular theory – that along with Daenerys, he is one of the three prophesied heads of the dragon.
This leaves a spot for a third rider. Okay, we haven’t forgotten that Dany is a dragon down, but let’s assume that the show is going by the book and that a third dragon will appear. Who would ride it? Tyrion was able to unchain one of the dragons in season six and walk away unscathed, and combined with the fact he admitted to being dragon obsessed when he was younger it could also mean that rumours about his own Targaryen parentage are true.
Before all that though, Westeros will have to do their best to fend off the White Walkers. And their newly acquired dragon.