With Daenerys and Tyrion together, how can anyone else take the Iron Throne?
Game of Thrones' Tyrion Lannister hints at ominous future for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's relationship. As we saw Sunday night, if Jon and Dany are ever going to put aside their differences and team up, it'll be because of Tyrion, and the bond. Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, his friend and believes their relationship will be mutually beneficial.
That is the nature of prophecy, said Gorghan.
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Prophecy will bite your prick off every time. Characters in the books, as well as fans, debate and wonder on whether x-event fulfills y-prophecy or why x-character fulfills y-prophetic identity. But while this has importance to the story, I think George RR Martin is posing a different challenge than unraveling the mysteries behind magic and prophecies. In his excellent essay, Under the Bleeding StarStefan Sasse examines the various prophecies related to characters to the books and the literary context of prophecy and concludes with this: Prophecy in ASOIAF is bound tightly to a flawed humanity nature and flawed human interpretation, and this has a significant impact on its validity.
This is communicated time and again with characters like Melisandre who routinely misinterprets prophecy. There is no safe way to grasp it.
I think that GRRM is trying to tell us something about the moral paths reliance on prophecy takes the characters. For prophecy is almost by its nature seductive to the characters, turning them towards a darker morality.
And these moral evils or compromises often result in a compromised identity and skewed vision of events, but more than that, acts of magic and prophecy endanger innocents in A Song of Ice and Fire. She dreams of Viserys and the birth of the dragons. She closed her eyes and whimpered. As if in answer, there was a hideous ripping sound and the crackling of some great fire. When she looked again, Viserys was gone, great columns of flame rose all around, and in the midst of them was the dragon.
It turned its great head slowly. When its molten eyes found hers, she woke, shaking and covered with a fine sheen of sweat. Dany is still an innocent, and prophecy represents uncharted territory fraught with danger to her. Dany waved her away. Even the smell of it made her feel ill, and she would take no chances of bringing up the horse heart she had forced herself to eat. He will unite the Dothraki into a single khalasar and ride to the ends of the earth, or so it was promised.
All the people of the world will be his herd. Her hand smoothed her robe down over the swell of her stomach. That magical, one-time event would have made almost anyone a true believer in their prophetic destiny. In A Clash of Kings, we find Dany wandering in the desert with a mystical red comet overhead in a manner much like religious archetypes from our own history as Stephen Attewell points out. To begin with, as is often the case in prophet narratives, the prophet and their people undergo persecution.
But though the red comet had magical and prophetic properties to Dany, the entire endeavor was fringed with the realism. It is the herald of my coming, she told herself as she gazed up into the night sky with wonder in her heart. The gods have sent it to show me the way. Yet when she put the thought into words, her handmaid Doreah quailed. A grim place and terrible, the riders say.
But when Dany finally arrived in Qarth, her perspective of visions, dreams and prophecies changed. Two events in Qarth turned Daenerys towards a path tinged with prophetic vision: Now, as to the House of the Undying, Dany receives a stunning vision of future events. And to be fair, a lot of these visions seem to come true or at the very least, they have thematic truth embedded in them. And when Dany refuses, they begin to grab and act violently against her.
So, were the prophetic visions good for Dany? I think if she had been seduced by the prophecies, gifts and words of the Undying, she would have become undying herself.
But while these events had meaning and moved Dany to lean towards a less skeptical, more mystical outlook, they were meaningless without the roles of the people behind the prophecies. From Skeptic to True Believer: How did it come to that? And at first, Dany trusted the Lhazareen woman to bring Khal Drogo back from the brink, but when she instead murdered the son in her womb and left Khal Drogo dead in all but name, Dany expressed profound outrage at this magic.
Mirri Maz Duur either gives a new prophecy to Dany or mocks her. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before. The maegi Mirri Maz Duur had sworn she should never bear a living child, and what man would want a barren wife? When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves.
The meaning was plain enough; Khal Drogo was as like to return from the dead as she was to bear a living child. Dany was wary of the warlock; the maegi Mirri Maz Duur had soured her on those who played at sorcery.
Throughout A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys thinks poorly of prophecy and magic. Would that forestall the prophecy? Or would some other betrayer take his place? They were made of words, and words were wind. There would be no son for Loraq, no heir to unite dragon and harpy. When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, when the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. With Quaithe, we find perhaps the most enigmatic figure this side of Bloodraven.
How do I mean? To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow. She would have me go to Asshai. Will there be ships? What is there in Asshai that I will not find in Qarth? Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Trust none of them. Beware the perfumed seneschal.
Dany herself comes to some pretty significant conclusions about these prophecies in the story. Prophecy has a seductive quality that plants a firm pedestal under its receiver.
And ambiguous prophecy can plant an especially high pedestal under its receiver. Dany for her part briefly considers Quaithe in a rather interesting way: Was she an enemy too, or only a dangerous friend? Dany could not say.
Dragons Plant No Trees: Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Dany knew the lure of home. Two days ago, climbing on a spire of rock, she had spied water to the south, a slender thread that glittered briefly as the sun was going down. A stream, Dany decided. Small, but it would lead her to a larger stream, and that stream would flow into some little river, and all the rivers in this part of the world were vassals of the Skahazadhan.
But that was a desire Drogon did not seem to share. And no matter how far the dragon flew each day, come nightfall some instinct drew him home to Dragonstone. His home, not mine. Her home was back in Meereen, with her husband and her lover. That was where she belonged, surely.
But yet, Dany finds purpose in her mhysa identity at least for a few hours. It was time, though. A girl might spend her life at play, but she was a woman grown, a queen, a wife, a mother to thousands. Her children had need of her. Drogon had bent before the whip, and so must she. She had to don her crown again and return to her ebon bench and the arms of her noble husband.
She had done all she had done for peace, to protect her children. But there were temptations to turn back to Drogon and his cave. It looks so close. It was not too late to go back. If I look back I am lost.
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Dany keeps associating flying atop Drogon with freedom and fun as she continues trudging towards Meereen. And this feeling of freedom and happiness associated with dragons culminates in a dream where Dany is visited by Quaithe.
All her cares fell away from her, and all her pains as well, and she seemed to float upward into the sky. She was flying once again, spinning, laughing, dancing, as the stars wheeled around her and whispered secrets in her ear. To go forward, you must go back.
To touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow. Her mask is made of starlight. Prophecy was both seductive and beautiful to Dany much as the Undying ones were seductive and beautiful in the House of the Undying as they attempted to use Daenerys for her life force. Her first vision is that of dead brother, Viserys. Viserys comes to Daenerys and seems to represent the angry, violent impulses of the Targaryens.
But this would not last. The very first moment of dialogue between Daenerys and the grass around her is one in which Dany flirts with her Targaryen destiny. Once, the grass whispered back, until you chained your dragons in the dark. What sort of mother lets her children rot in darkness? If I look back, I am doomed, Dany told herself … but how could she not look back? I should have seen it coming.
Was I so blind, or did I close my eyes willfully, so I would not have to see the price of power? That made her so sad that she would have cried if all her tears had not been burned away. I was the Mother of Dragons. And these children were not human; they were not peaceful. They were dragons, and only fire and blood could be come from them. When Cersei welcomes the arrival of Tycho Nestoris of the Iron Bank of Braavos, she is informed that the Lannister debts remain substantial and that he isn't sure that her side will win the war.
When Jon Snow and Tyrion were last together, they were standing on the Wall in the show's first season.
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Many, many things have happened to both characters since, yet the respect they have shown each other remains strong, something critical if their side is to survive the current conflict.
Despite Tyrion's doubts about Jon's tale of the White Walkers, he trusts his friend and believes their relationship will be mutually beneficial. As Hand of the Queen, part of Tyrion's job is to provide wise counsel for Daenerys, and he believes that if she allows Jon and Davos to mine the dragonglass in Dragonstone, then a true partnership will be forged. With Jon meeting Daenerys, it falls to his sister Sansa to serve as lady of Winterfell. The once-shallow daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark has matured and now pays more attention to detail regarding food reserves and even body armor.
She is shocked, however, when her brother Bran, long believed dead, appears at the gates of the kingdom. Sansa is confused by Bran's revelation that he has become the Three-Eyed Raven, and how he has seen a vision of a married Sansa in a white wedding dress. In Samwell Tarly's attempt at becoming a maester at The Citadel, he had attempted to cure Ser Jorah Mormont's supposedly incurable greyscale.
Though he was ordered by Maester Marwyn not to do so, Sam persisted, resulting in one of the most painful scenes in recent television. Yet it seems that Sam was successful, and Ser Jorah walked away from The Citadel cured of his affliction. Consulting with Tyrion, Missandei, and Varys, Daenerys believes that only she together with her three dragons can find and destroy Euron's fleet. She is dissuaded from doing so even as Tyrion relays how Grey Worm and the Unsullied can take the Lannister stronghold of Casterly Rock through clandestine means.