Game Of Thrones: How Quaithe's Prophecy Links Daenerys To The Starks

2. Daenerys And The Starks

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The most obvious link between Daenerys and the Starks is the relationship between her and Jon, which is now not only sexual (which may or may not happen in the books), but is that of an aunt and nephew (which definitely WILL happen in the books). But it also puts her closer to the other Starks, which fits with the fact she's going to have to work with ALL of them in order to lead the land of the living to victory over the army of the dead.

Like Sansa, Daenerys had to learn how to become a ruler. Daenerys did this in Meereen, which lies in the south of Essos, so she could rule the lands to the North in Westeros.

Like Arya, she had to reclaim her identity to go home, and find a way of reconciling being a good person with being someone thirsty for revenge, or in other words, go East from Meereen and back to Vaes Dothrak, to remind everyone she is Daenerys Stormborn, before heading west to Dragonstone.

Like Bran she has had to go back into the past to discover more about herself and to help the future, but also both left part of themselves behind (Bran is more Three-Eyed Raven now, while Dany has had to let go of two men she loved). Again, Dany had to go back to Vaes Dothrak to be able to move forwards, but she's also had to look to the past of her ancestors upon arriving in Westeros, and deciding how much to be another Aegon the Conqueror, and how much to do things differently to bring forth a new age.

The parallels are there, then, to seed that link for when the time of uniting forces comes, which will be in Season 8 and, if it ever arrives, A Dream of Spring. Dany cannot win without Sansa's leadership, without Arya's skill in combat, without Bran's visions, or without all the things she's learned along the way.

But what about Jon Snow?

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