Beware: This article is brimming with Game of Thrones Spoilers.
Fire breathing dragons are the key weapon in these battles among Seven Kingdoms. To begin with Aegon conquered the fragmented land Westeros by using the power of his three dragons and thus established the Targaryen dynasty. Even Daenerys Targaryen has three dragons at her disposal and is quite receptive to the idea of unleashing them. She rode her favourite and the nastiest Drogon, during a flight wherein he not only blew up grain stores and burnt Tarlys, but, also burnt alive large numbers of Lannister soldiers. Let’s not even forget that the Mother of Dragons has two more beasts named Viserion and Rhaegal. While there has been no rider for those two, but, now we can say with near certainty that the task will be accomplished by Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. While there is little doubt that Jon is a Targaryen, there are plenty of hints to suggest that Tyrion is a Targaryen as well. It is thus, in their destiny that they will flank Daenerys on her Drogon rides and we just can’t wait for that to happen.
Why Jon Snow Has To Be A Targaryen
Jon Snow is shown to be an illegitimate son of Eddard Stark and a mystery woman. Most Game of Throne readers believe that Jon is Ned’s nephew and his parents were Rhaegar Targaryen (brother of Daenery) and Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark. An episode where Bran had a vision of sitting besides his dying sister and promising her to take care of her son, further confirmed this theory.
Tyrion Is A Part Targaryen
Everybody knows the hatred Tyrion has for Lannisters an also the fact that his father Tywin hated him for being a blot on the family’s name. It is quite possible that Tywin’s dislike is based upon the fact that Tyrion is not exactly his son. One of the possibilities put forth by fans is that Tyrion’s real parents are the Mad King Aerys Targaryen and Joana Lannister, wife of Tywin. That leads us to the question that why would Tywin keep Tyrion alive when Joanna died during the childbirth? Is it because he considers Tyrion as a memoir of Joanna.
Jon Touched Drogon
Dragons are not your neighbourhood horses or least bit responsive to the image of a friendly pet. Not to forget that the meanest of them all is Drogon, still, nothing deterred Jon from reaching out to this monster in Episode 5 of the Season 7. While a bewildered Daenerys looked on, Jon went on to touch Drogon. This is ample proof that Jon is not only a Targaryen, but, also someone meant to ride a dragon some day.
Tyrion Can Master A Dragon
Tyrion had a chance encounter with Viserion and Rhaegal, the dragons of Daenery in Season 6. Intending to set them free, he had to get very close to the monsters renowned for munching or frying anyone with non-Targaryen blood who dared approach them. Yet, not only did Tyrion believed that Dragons are intelligent, affectionate and a friend of his, but, he also managed to reach out to them unhurt. This can’t just be a case of good-fortune, rather, an example of the trust that Rhaegal and Viserion have in him.
Jon Next Heir To The Iron Throne
An episode in Season 7 (Episode 5 to be precise) had a sequence which showed that Jon is possibly not illegal, but, a legitimate son of Rhaegar and Lyanna as they were secretly married. If that be the case, then he becomes a legitimate heir to the Iron Throne as well.
Jon And Daenerys Will Hook Up Sometime
Even though we know that Rhaegar Targaryen is Jon’s father and Daenery’s elder brother, the show still seems to be heading towards a possible union of these two and even fans speculate the same. In one of the scenes, Ser Davos mocked Jon when he caught him staring at Daenery’s “good heart”. Not an ideal scenario, but, this union will be in line with the Targaryen custom of marrying within the family. This marriage would also unite the entire land of Westeros and making them stronger in a battle against the Night King. The fact that Daenery’s husband would ride one of her beloved dragons alongside is only going to make things better.
Dragons Are Tyrion’s Childhood Fascination
Those who have read Game of Thrones books remember that Tyrion always wanted a personal dragon right from his early years. The below excerpt from the book describes this fascination in detail.
“When he was still a lonely child in the depths of Casterly Rock, he oft rode dragons through the nights, pretending he was some lost Targaryen princeling, or a Valyrian dragonlord soaring high o’er fields and mountains. Once, when his uncles asked him what gift he wanted for his nameday, he begged them for a dragon. ‘It wouldn’t need to be a big one. It could be little, like I am.’ His uncle Gerion thought that was the funniest thing he had ever heard, but his uncle Tygett said, ‘The last dragon died a century ago, lad.’ That had seemed so monstrously unfair that the boy had cried himself to sleep that night.
In the sequence where Tyrion reached out to Viserion and Rhaegal while endeavouring to free them, he told them his version of the above incident.
Tyrion Is Trusted By Daenerys
We know that Daenerys is looking out for two dragon riders that she can trust. She was quoted as saying in A Storm of Swords, “The dragon has three heads. There are two men in the world who I can trust, if I can find them. I will not be alone then. We will be three against the world, like Aegon and his sisters.” Tyrion met Daenerys in Season 5 and impressed her with his wisdom and great council. Daenerys exhibited her faith by naming Tyrion ‘Hand of the Queen’. Therefore, Tyrion has a very realistic shot at being a dragon rider alongside her.
Tyrion Is Prophesised To Have A Connection With Dragons
The destiny of the dragons lies in being ridden and controlled by Targaryens only and the conversation between Red Priest Moqorro and Tyrion in ‘A Dance with Dragons’ meant that there was some connection between the flying fire breathing monsters and Tyrion. The fact that he might have Targaryen blood only adds more weight to this theory.
Daenerys Had A Vision Connecting The Three Of Them
Daenerys had visions in the Season 2, Episode 10 at the residence of Wizards of Qarth which showed three locations i.e. The Wall, The throne room and the tent of Khal Drogo. A lot of fans inferred that these locations represent Jon, Tyrion and Daenerys, thus, implying their connection.
Fire And Ice Are Constituents Of Jon
Fans of GoT believe that Jon represents both Fire and Ice. The vision that Daenerys had in the House of the Undying also strengthens this belief as it showed Rhaegar Targaryen as having said, “He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.”
While this could also have referred to Aegon, but, at the same time, it could mean Jon as well.
Daenerys, Jon And Thyrion Are Connected By Birth
These three have a chilling similarity in the fact that their mothers died during their births. Whether that makes it dangerous to produce a Targaryen offspring or it implies that dragon riders must be motherless? Whatever might be the truth, but, this fact certainly makes them one of a kind.
Tyrion Is Ready With His Dragon Saddle
Season one showed Tyron designing a saddle for Bran, but, in the hindsight, he might have created the saddle for his own drag rides someday down the line. He is an expert saddle maker and fans believe that it will be he, who will create the saddles for all three dragon riders. He also has done a great deal of study on Dragons and their saddles from the past.
Blood Stain Resembling A Dragon
When the Brothers of the Night’s Watch left Jon bleeding to a certain death, his blood trail created the crimson shape of a dragon on the snow which could be another indication that he is destined to ride dragons some day.