So yes, Jon and Daenerys are the perfect recipe for fan adulation. That’s why their meeting -- in Season 7, Episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice” -- was so loaded. It wasn’t exactly an arms wide open coming together, with Dany expecting Jon to bend the knee and Jon expecting Dany to easily submit to his White Walker destruction plan, but was fraught with the intense stares and obvious attraction fans hoped for.
Of course, there’s one hitch in this otherwise rosy relationship: Daenerys is Jon Snow’s aunt, so their union would be incestuous.
The murky morality hasn’t exactly stopped ardent supporters from wanting it, though. After all, Jon and Dany grew up apart from one another, with no knowledge that they’re of the same bloodline. Jon’s father -- though wildly hinted at it -- still technically hasn’t been confirmed to be Rhaegar Targaryen, Dany’s brother and lover of Jon’s for-sure mom Lyanna Stark. Their separate lives and identities may not totally excuse the rapturous desire for them to “just kiss already,” but in a show with ice dragons, faceless assassins, patricide, and a full-on brother-sister affair, is aunt and nephew really where we draw the line?
For those in blissful denial about how complicated an aunt-nephew relationship might get, fear not -- the show is almost definitely going there. Producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have confirmed in Season 7’s Inside the Episode segments that Jon and Daenerys are falling hard for one another. They even have their very own Ramin Djawadi-composed love theme, a combination of Stark and Targaryen instrumentation that pops up whenever the two share an intense moment.
And the real icing on the cake? The Season 7 finale is titled “The Dragon and the Wolf.” After last episode’s intense boat moment, where Jon finally declared his allegiance with Dany, it seems we’re on course for an ice and fire romance.
To that end, let’s look back at some key moments in the history of Jon/Dany 'shipping, with a little help from Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, whose could looks certainly don’t hurt the fan art.