It’s been 21 years since George R.R. Martin released the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire series, and fan theories might probably have started right after people read it. Additionally after the show began, the internet has been flooded with more theories than we can imagine. Now that season 7 of Game of Thrones has started and two of the most anticipated characters have finally met, another theory has gone viral. In episode 3, ‘The Queen’s Justice’, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally met, ultimately giving popularity to a pretty convincing theory.
To everyone who has seen the episode, Jon and Dany’s meeting wasn’t exactly a peachy affair. None of them agreed with the other and there was an obvious tension in the air during the scene. Dany was hoping for Jon to bend the knee while Jon was more concerned about getting Dragonglass. Despite their differences, it looks like Jon might agree to swear fealty to House Targaryen (which, to his lack of knowledge, he also belongs to) so that the two of them can help each other out. The threat of the White Walkers and the army of the Dead should be enough to convince him to kneel before Dany because he does need her help.
Based on this possible development, fans have concluded that Jon wouldn’t just bend the knee but also end up being Dany’s death. The theory suggests that whomever Jon has bent the knee to or has served has eventually fallen to their deaths on the show. Let’s go back to the first victim, Jeor Mormont, whom Jon served and later went on to become Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Not to mention Mance Rayder, whom he also served during his time beyond the Wall. This is later followed by Stannis Baratheon, whom Jon bent the knee to and who was heading to conquer Winterfell during his conquest of Westeros. We all know what happened to Stannis, and now Jon has gone on to become King in the North.
Going by this pattern, if Jon and Dany form an alliance, there’s a good chance that she might end up dead. While most fan theories these days are pretty crazy and unfathomable, this one does sound more plausible than others.
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