'Game of Thrones' Season 8 preview: Is Daenerys pregnant with a pureblood Targaryen brood courtesy Jon Snow?

Fans were stoked to see Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow knock boots in the season 7 finale, did their union result in Daenerys carrying Jon's love child?


                            'Game of Thrones' Season 8 preview: Is Daenerys pregnant with a pureblood Targaryen brood courtesy Jon Snow?

Fans waited with much anticipation for the meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, and their meeting in the last season's finale gave rise to the unified chant "Oh no, they didn't".

This union was expected, and to some fans, long-awaited for the sheer number of possibilities that can arise out of their congregation. Fans learn that Jon Snow is not the bastard we came to know and love in the previous seasons, but rather, the son of royalty due to the marriage of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark making Jon a bastard king in his own right.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) meeting in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) meeting in 'Game of Thrones'.
(Source: IMDB)

Lyanna Stark gave birth to Jon at the ironically named Tower of Joy, but not before giving Ned Stark (her older brother) clear instructions on her deathbed to protect the child, and to raise him as his own, and as a bastard in order to protect him from enemies of the Targaryen family.

So in all essentiality, Jon is the nephew of Daenerys, being the only son and heir of her older brother, Rhaegar, and Queen Lyanna Stark, which makes his claim to the throne even more viable. Incest also plays a big theme in the 'Game of Thrones' mythos and the Targaryens have been well-known for their interbreeding ways since their introduction in season one. In order to keep the bloodline pure, Targaryens have married their children to each other and their sons to their mothers to make sure their "dragon blood" doesn't lose its royal status.

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) in 'Game of Thrones'. (Source: IMDB)
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) in 'Game of Thrones'. (Source: IMDB)

So while Daenerys and Jon doing the dirty may have surprised some fans, their short-lived affair is most expected of them for some of the more seasoned fans. While condoms are actually a thing in the 'GoT' franchise, we only ever see prostitutes making use of them, and it is safe to assume that the kingly class could care less about it.

Daenerys's first sexual encounter with the hulking Khal Drogo bore her a stillborn child on their first try (that we know of). But the child was only stillborn because of Daenerys' love for bringing Khal Drogo back to full strength, essentially exchanging "A life for a life".

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) riding Drogon into battle in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) riding Drogon into battle in 'Game of Thrones'.
(Source: IMDB)

Even though Daenerys says she can't bear children, the fire in Jon's Targaryen's blood runs strong, and we see that the Daenerys' scaly children actually take a liking to Jon, surprising Daenerys as well. While her stillborn son would've been born of a warrior, Daenerys may just be carrying a little Targaryen royalty in her womb, and since she's lost one of her fire-breathing children, Viscerion to the Night King, thereby fulfilling Daenerys's miserable theme of "A life for a life", she may be pregnant with what could be the future King of the Iron Throne.

'Game of Thrones' season 8 is slated to premiere on HBO on April 14.