It has been a lengthy time since we noticed Sport of Thrones‘s season seven episode, “Past the Wall,” however it’s price revisiting earlier than the present returns for its remaining tub of episodes. Why? As a result of it ties in with an important reality about Daenerys: She’s not able to having youngsters . . . or so she thinks.
To recap, Jon lastly accepts Daenerys as his queen and the 2 make severe eyes at one another earlier than she insists that he get some relaxation after his adventures in practically freezing to demise. Between their budding romance and Tyrion questioning the khaleesi about who shall be subsequent in line for the throne if she ought to die, “Past the Wall” was intent on reminding viewers that Daenerys can not have youngsters – no less than, not human ones. The rationale for this goes all the way in which again to season one.
Daenerys turns into pregnant throughout her marriage to Khal Drogo, and she or he and her husband imagine their son is destined to be the Stallion Who Mounts the World. Nonetheless, late in her being pregnant, Daenerys decides to place an finish to the Dothraki’s apply of raping the ladies of the villages they conquer. Within the course of, she saves Mirri Maz Duur, a healer and proficient practitioner of blood magic. When one among Khal Drogo’s males challenges the khaleesi’s resolution to take the ladies beneath her safety, her husband fights for her. He kills the person who opposes them, however finally ends up with a wound which solely turns into worse beneath Mirri Maz Duur’s remedy.
Finally, the girl convinces Daenerys that the one method to save Khal Drogo is with a blood sacrifice. What she would not inform Daenerys is that her son’s life pays for her husband’s, and that he’ll nonetheless be left in a vegetative state. Mirri Maz Duur orchestrates the complete state of affairs as an act of revenge as a result of, as she reveals to Daenerys, she was raped 3 times earlier than the khaleesi “rescued” her, and she or he witnessed her village and all of its folks burn. She’s not content material with taking Khal Drogo and Daenerys’s son, although. She additionally presents the khaleesi a prophecy as effectively, stating:
“When the solar rises within the west and units within the east, when the seas go dry and mountains blow within the wind like leaves, when your womb quickens once more and also you bear a dwelling youngster, then he’ll return, and never earlier than.”
Due to the prophecy, Daenerys believes she is barren. That is why she sees her dragons as her youngsters and why Viserion’s demise impacts her so deeply. So far as she is aware of, she is going to by no means give beginning once more, and her solely household is a trio of dragons who got here out of the fireplace together with her.
It needs to be famous that many followers imagine the prophecy is open to interpretation. Reddit consumer kaiokenx4 lays out an attention-grabbing concept that posits Mirri Maz Duur is definitely speaking in regards to the lengthy Winter coming to an finish. Whereas Daenerys is asking about when Khal Drogo will return, the “him” Mirri Maz Duur could also be referring to could possibly be Azor Ahai. In different phrases, as soon as Daenerys conceives and provides beginning to a dwelling youngster, the realm could also be saved. (Including gasoline to this concept’s flame is Ser Jorah pointedly telling Jon he ought to go Longclaw on to his youngsters someday in the identical episode that each Tyrion and Daenerys remind us that she is going to by no means have an inheritor.)
Prophecies are tough issues, and they need to hardly ever be taken actually. As of proper now, Daenerys believes she is going to by no means have one other youngster, however she additionally believes she’s the final Targaryen, and she’s positively fallacious about that. She could possibly be fallacious about this, too, and if she is, then Tyrion’s fears about who will make sure that the wheel stays damaged after she’s gone could possibly be a bit untimely.