Like many fans of Game of Thrones, I often wonder how the series is going to end. As I mentioned in my previous posts, I believe Jon Snow and Daenerys will marry in order to unite the northern and southern kingdoms and end the War of the Five Kings. After the Second Long Night, which is predicted to last ten years, I think Jon and Daenerys will focus on rebuilding their family’s hold on the Iron Throne.
If Daenerys does find a way to fix her fertility problem, I hope she and Jon have either three or five children. The reason for this is because I thought it would be a nice homage for Robert Baratheon’s alleged heirs (Joffrey, Tommen, and Myrcella) and the Stark children (Robb, Sansa, Bran, Arya, and Rickon). This would serve as a representation of Robert’s “children” if their blood wasn’t questioned and it would represent the Stark children if they all lived. In any case, if Jon and Daenerys have either number of children and they all live into adulthood then House Targaryen’s future will be secure. As for the children’s names, I think Jon and Daenerys would name the children after people they admired such as Eddard, Robb, Aemon, Daeron, Jorah, Lyanna, Rhaella, Rhaegar, Aegon, and so forth.
After their children come of age, I bet Jon and Daenerys will arrange political marriages between their children and heirs of the other Great Houses in order to better assimilate the kingdoms to the Iron Throne and Targaryen rule. Due to Jon’s Northern upbringing, he would be against incest and his marriage with Daenerys would be the last time House Targaryen performed incest, which led to their downfall the first time. In the aftermath of the War of the Five Kings and Second Long Night, a number of the original Great Houses will be replaced with new ones. For example, with the female bloodline of House Stark the only branch that can produce heirs, it is likely that House Stark will be replaced by another House just as House Gardener was replaced by House Tyrell as rulers of Highgarden. It is likely that neither Jaime or Cersei Lannister are going to survive the wars to come and no one in the Westerlands will accept Tyrion as their new lord after he killed his father. Due to this, the new Lords of Casterly Rock will be a cadet branch of the main Lannister bloodline such as their relatives in Lannisport. With House Frey’s reign collapsing and Edmure Tully disgracing himself by surrendering Riverrun, the new Lords of the Riverlands will probably one of House Tully’s vassals such as House Mallister or House Bracken. With House Baratheon extinct, the new Lords of the Stormlands will be one of their vassals such as House Connington or House Tarth. Due to House Tyrell’s bloodline severed, Olenna Tyrell’s heirs to Highgarden will probably be her next of kin, House Redwyne. Due to Ellaria Sand and the Sand Snakes being bastards, it is possible the Targaryens will legitimize them into a new Great House to serve as the rulers of Dorne.
As to how Jon and Daenerys will raise their children, I like the idea that they would raise them with a healthy balance between Stark honor and Targaryen ruthlessness. In addition, I think Jon and Daenerys will have their own methods for allowing their children to connect with their Stark and Targaryen roots. Jon would travel with his children from King’s Landing to Winterfell in order to interact with their Northern kin. Daenerys would probably have her children hatch and raise their own dragons like the Targaryens of old. By this time, Daenerys’s dragons will definitely be breeding and after Tyrion’s history lesson about Targaryen dragons, Daenerys will let them roam free in order to remain big and strong. Because the island of Dragonstone is the only active volcano in Westeros, Daenerys’s dragons will probably make that their nesting ground. Daenerys would take her children from King’s Landing, across Blackwater Bay, to Dragonstone in order for them to choose a dragon egg so that they could raise and train them. This would kind of mirror how the Stark children raised their own direwolves and will restore House Targaryen to its former glory!
I seriously hope that this will be the ending of the Game of Thrones series.