Game of Thrones fans love their ‘ships — and we’re not just talking about the boats that carry characters from one end of the realm to the other. The romantic pairings on GoT — both those that actually happen and those that fans want to happen — are often among the most discussed and dissected elements in the Game of Thrones fandom.
Some of these romances have already met a tragic end (Jon and Ygritte), and others that are popular with fans (Tyrion and Daenerys) are, sadly, pretty unlikely to transpire. Here are some of the show’s potential romantic couples, leading up to the one that fans are really dying to see together. At least one of these pairings will likely come to pass, even if you may not have expected it.
7. Jon and Daenerys
He’s ice, and she’s fire. But even though they’re, in many ways, opposites, it’s hard to deny that there’s something pretty significant going on between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
Game of Thrones’ fans have long wondered if the King in the North and the Mother of Dragons would eventually pair up to take on Cersei together. And now that they’ve finally met, butted heads, and gained a mutual respect for one another, it’s clear that they’re going to be a team in some capacity.
Jon and Dany do have a lot in common. They’re both natural leaders with a desire to bring peace to Westeros. There’s also no shortage of support for the pairing within the GoT creative team. George R. R. Martin, author of the book series that serves as source material, has hinted that the whole point of the story is for Jon and Daenerys to get together.
And Game of Thrones’ showrunners recently confirmed that the pair dubbed “Jonerys” by fans will get romantic in the near future. The question remains whether or not their bond will translate into everlasting love — or if they’ll be wary about sustaining a love affair when they realize that she is pretty much his aunt.