Another day, another Game of Thrones fan theory that’s here to melt our tiny brains and force us to question everything we thought we knew!
Some observant (and perverse) Game of Thrones fans have noticed that, in the books, Daenerys Targaryen recalls a lemon tree growing in her childhood home of Braavos.
The only problem? Lemon trees grow in Dorne, not Braavos.
What could be the possible explanation for this fault in Daenerys memory? Some people think that it’s because Daenerys was taken from Dorne at a young age and kept in hiding, forced to travel in secret — because she’s actually the daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen, not Aerys.
Which would mean that JON AND DANY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER, STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
While the theory might seem outlandish, you’ll recall that Jon was also taken into hiding for the exact same reasons. It’s not totally off-the-charts to think that this lemon tree memory signifies some sort of withheld childhood details on Daenerys’ part.
To make this theory even more compelling, Alfie Allen (AKA Theon Greyjoy) gave a Vulture interview following Season 2 in which he discussed Jon’s lineage.
“You know, I asked (George) about who Jon Snow’s real parents were, and he told me. I can’t say who, but I can tell you that it involves a bit of a Luke Skywalker situation.”
UM. Okay. Luke and Leia were secret brother and sister who harbored a weird attraction to one another. Are you seeing the similarities here? Because I sure as hell am.
There’s also something strangely fitting (albeit gross) about Jon and Daenerys actually being brother and sister. As Cosmopolitan‘s Sam Ashurst reports:
It would be a typically ironic ending if Jon and Dany ended up on the Iron Throne ruling together as lovers and siblings, with the subtle suggestion that their offspring could be the next Joffrey.
I don’t know, y’all. This theory is admittedly disturbing — but it would be right at home in the already-disturbing world of Westeros.
Fingers crossed that these are merely coincidences and our favorite Game of Thrones couple doesn’t go the way of Cersei and Jaime.