sometimes i want to smack people who ship jon/danerys
yeah they are both awesome characters but…no
do you not know about them being aunt and nephew or what.
okay really that is just a theory but it will be fact soon enough, just you wait
not that it really negates the possibility of it happening in that world but i personally think it would be cooler if they came together as family rather than lovers. because frankly that’s a bit saccharine and overdone.
I get why this is an issue with people, because from a modern point of view incest is disgusting because we know it’s likely to cause birth defects. However, A Song of Ice and Fire isn’t set in the modern world, but rather a fictional world which is somewhat similar to our own medieval times, where inbreeding was common among the nobility.
Granted, the Targaryens have taken incest to the extreme, but another example of inbreeding are the Lannisters. No, not Cersei and Jaime, but rather Tywin and Joanna, who were first cousins. And you can bet there’s been more than that since almost all Lannisters are blond. I’d also bet their house isn’t the only one.
Jon/Dany fans don’t think that incest is great or romantic, you know. That would be absurd. However, the fact is, these two are complete strangers. They may not even know they are related (if they even are) when they meet for the first time. And should they develop feelings for each other, I doubt the announcement that they are Aunt and Nephew is going to change much. Dany was prepared to marry her own brother before he sold her to Drogo. And as far as I remember Jon has never thought negatively about incest, either. He certainly didn’t think ill of Gilly and her child. Actually, I don’t think any of the characters are uncomfortable with incest which just shows that it is part of their society.
So really, try to view the ship in the context of the story before you go on smacking people.
So I was googling “Jon/Dany” and I came across this forum thread. That there are parallels between these two characters in the books is nothing new, but I honestly never payed attention to the fact how much they parallel each other in the HBO series. To the point where similar things happen to them in the exact same episodes. And how a Dany scene cuts to a Jon scene and vice versa. O.o
Now, I don’t see this as proof that they are meant to be or anything, but I also don’t think it’s a coincidence.
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