We’re all rooting for incest on Game of Thrones and that’s…fine, I guess…?


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We’re all rooting for incest on Game of Thrones and that’s…fine, I guess…?

We all need to cleanse our souls

Once upon a time, we lived in a world where the worst thing you could ever do is root for incest. Luckily, our world is so fucked up at the moment rooting for incest on Game of Thrones seems… tame. Normal, even. We are all rooting for incest on GoT and that makes us trash together. And it's fine. Really, it's fine.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners of Game of Thrones, have been doing a steady job of not shoving Jon/Dany romance down our throats but have built a slow, beautiful case for why these two should bump uglies. And now, it seems, the rest of the world can't help but root for these two Targaryens to get it on. Even those who were hesitant at first have now come around.

But why are we rooting for them? It's not like they're the first two related characters to come together in this show. It's not like we saw Sam Tarley and his mom reuniting and thought "DO IT!" We didn't shout for Olenna Tyrell to mack it with Loras. No one was hoping to see Stannis and Gendry have alone time. So why Dany and Jon?

Maybe we want them to get it on because they've both been through so much they deserve tender loving. Maybe it's because they are both too beautiful for words and people that attractive should only mate with each other. Perhaps it's because they're just really good people who need this. The fact of the matter is they don't know they're related so it's not like they're actively choosing to commit incest. They're just two people trying to save the world and found each other in the process and really, that's kind of beautiful.

We know that Dany and Jon don't belong together but we can all agree they need to explore their ~feelings~ once and for all in a sex fest of ice and fire. Do you think when they finally bone there's going to be steam from his ice and her fire? Or, since he's both ice and fire will they just burn everything around them? Do you think it's possible Jon can impregnate her with a little dragon of ice and fire? Do you think she's going to lick his wounds? I bet he's going to run his fingers through her hair. Do you think the sex will happen after Jon rides the dragon? Maybe Dany sees Jon riding a dragon and then decides to ride his dragon.

If rooting for aunt/nephew incest is wrong then none of us should want to be right. We know it's wrong but that doesn't make us want it any less. It somehow seems unavoidable, anyway, so why not just ride this dragon instead of try and fight it? Besides, it's not like they're brother and sister.


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