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Co-executive producer George R.R. Martin arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

A lot of fans have specific ideas about Daenerys and what she should or will do in “Winds of Winter.” One fan theory points out that the most obvious thing for the Mother of dragons to do, which is largely discounted by others, is to marry Aegon.

The following article contains spoilers from “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. Readers who are not familiar with George R. R. Martin’s books, and who do not wish to know about the key events in the series should stop reading now.

A character that appears only in the books and not in the TV series is Aegon Targaryen, the only son of Prince Rhaegar and Elia Martell. After he was believed to have been killed as a child during the sack of King’s Landing; the character suddenly appeared in the book series. He was on his way to meet Daenerys to offer to marry her when Tyrion advised him to secure a foothold in Westeros and rally support first.

Aegon took the bait and travelled to Westeros instead of meeting with Daenerys. Now that the character has managed to do that, there is a strong possibility of a marriage proposal in “Winds of Winter.” For many fans, however, the character is more of a side show who is bound to fail. The union most fans are looking forward to is that of Jon Snow and the Mother of dragons.

However, a fan thread on Reddit points out that the most obvious thing for Daenerys to do at the moment is to marry Aegon. They both have Targaryen blood in them, unless the new character is somehow an imposter. Readers should also note that in the book series the Mother of Dragons had once remarked how she would have married the son of Rhaegar if he was still alive.

Although Tyrion manipulated Aegon into invading Westeros too soon, one of the fans pointed out that there is still a chance for this plan to succeed. Religious fanatics are running amok in King’s Landing at the moment, and the Lannister alliance is on shaky grounds.

Perhaps Tyrion was hoping to weaken the Lannisters further, and hoped Aegon would spread enough chaos to facilitate an easier conquest for Daenerys, irrespective of the question on marriage. However, the invading forces may not be facing the combined armies of Lannisters and the Tyrells, so Aegon’s invasion in “Winds of Winter” may be a huge success.