No one can say super-series “Game of Thrones” is devoid of passion, lust and sex. But actual love? Now that’s a bit harder to come by.
Between all the bloodshed and incest, there’s seldom been displays of love in the HBO mega-series that have actually lasted. There was Jon Snow and his wildling lover Ygritte, Daenerys and Khal Drogo who bettered one another (he at being a nicer person, she at being more badass), and Prince Oberyn and Ellaria Sand before, oh yeah, he got his head caved in.
Of course there’s been a whole lot of insincere love from characters who are looking to get their hands on a slice of power. *Cough Margaery, cough*
In honour of the last episode in Season 6, we put our Love Calculator to the test to see if there’s any hope for our Game of Thrones characters in Season 7.
DAENERYS TARGARYEN AND YARA GREYJOY
In last week’s Battle of the Bastards episode, there was a blink-and-you’d-miss-it flirtation between Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy as they negotiated with Theon and Tyrion. Who else saw it? In between the talk of titles, boats and heirs there was some definite eye contact between The Mother of Dragons and Yara.
Speaking about the relationship, Emilia Clarke (who plays Daenerys) confirmed it, saying: “There’s mild flirtation, which is exciting to say the least. I mean, get rid of Daario, bring on the ladies. Why not?”
Love Calculator score? 64%… That’s good enough for us.
MISSANDEI AND GREY WORM
Grey Worm, the chosen commander of The Unsullied, and Missandei, another of Daenerys’s trust advisors, are two Thrones characters we’re just dying to get it on. I mean, we know it’s unlikely they’d be able to consummate their love (Grey Worm is a warrior-eunuch) and it might be against their beliefs, but hey, Tyrion somehow got them to drink alcohol last epsiode… so anything can happen right? Plus, they’ve already had a smooch.
Love Calculator score: 64%. It could go either way.
SAM TARLY AND GILLY
These two are so in love that Sam is even raising Gilly’s child as his own. But wait, what’s this?
Love Calculator score: 27%. It must be doomed.
JAMIE LANNISTER AND BRIENNE OF TARTH
One of our aching Game of Thrones questions has always been this: Are Jamie Lannister and Brienne madly in love? In between glances, acts of power which have always been underwritten by a certain sexual tension and, oh, that time he said to her “We don’t get to choose who we love”… It just seem like one of those unlikely relationships that might just be perfect after all.
And the LC score?
Love Calculator score: 73%. You heard it here first, people.
JON SNOW AND MELISANDRE
Jon Snow and Melisandre have always been on our love radar, but, as the most tragic love stories go, it’s a little unrequited on his part. The Red Woman/ witch/ creepy old lady has even seduced Jon so much as to have him grope her breast, and still he’s not feelin’ it. SRSLY, Jon?
Love Calculator score: 53%. It seems a little one-sided… Who can guess which side?
NIGH KING AND CERSEI LANNISTER
Ok, this might be a little unfair, but Screw it: we think Cersai Lannister and the leader of the White Walkers, Nigh King, would make the perfect couple for their pure evilness. They could get married and have lots of evil little half-White-Walker-half-human babies.
And the Love Calculator agrees…
Love Calculator score: 61%. Watch this space.
SANSA STARK AND PODRICK PAYNE
Sansa is due some luck in love, isn’t she? First she was paired with the unbelieveably evil King Joffrey, before she was forced to marry the tripley evil Ramsay Bolton. The girl needs a break from evil altogether so what about Brienne’s aid Podrick ‘Pod’ Payne? He played a big part in helping save Sansa after all.
Love Calculator score: 61%. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.