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Ok, there's a very well known part of the story in the books canon where Mirri Maz Dur tells Daenerys that she is now barren, or at least that's how Dany interprets Mirri's line:

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. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One - A Game of Thrones, Chapter Sixty-Eight (Daenerys IX).

Now in the show, Game of Thrones, Dany tells Jon Snow (in the episode The Dragon and the Wolf) that she can't get pregnant, to which Jon says "challenge accepted".

The problem is that I don't recall Mirri actually saying the pregnant part to Dany on the show, so Did Mirri Maz Dur tell Dany she can't have children on the show? If so, when/where?

If not, then it's time for another question.


Many of us have doubts about the legitimacy of Mirri's 'prophecy':

But that's not the point, because Dany believes them.

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    She certainly didn't tell Dany in this scene, so what on Planetos is going on? – Möoz Aug 31 '17 at 5:15
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    "Maybe the woman that killed your husband is not a trustful source" – Bardo Aug 31 '17 at 7:42
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She didn't tell her in the show.

In the show, this is how it went:

Mirri: You asked for life, you paid for life.

Daenerys: This is not life. When will he be as he was?

Mirri: When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.
Season 1 Episode 10 - Fire and Blood

We are not alone in spotting that. New York Times pointed it out as well:

When Dany confronts Mirri in the show about Drogo’s condition and asks when her Khal will be as he was before, the healer-witch responds with a poetic version of “never”: “When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.” In the books, she adds one more line, the most crucial line in this fertility crisis: “When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child.”

Business Insider also spotted the hole:

"This is not life," Daenerys tells Duur. "When will he be as he was?"

"When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east," Duur said on the show. "When the seas go dry and the mountains blow in the wind, like leaves."

However, "Game of Thrones" omitted a significant portion of Duur's warning. Here's what she said in the books:

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 When your womb quickens again and you bear a living child Then he will return, and not before.

As of now it appears that Show-Runners deliberately chose to omit that line in Season 1, probably planning on getting her pregnant and then they forgot all about it in Season 7.

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Or we could just say that Mirri must have cursed Daenerys with infertility off-screen.

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    Ahh, off-screen curses, they're said to be the most annoying type! – Möoz Aug 31 '17 at 7:47
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    Does it count if I curse D&D off-screen? – Möoz Aug 31 '17 at 9:15
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    @Möoz God knows I do. Doesn't look like it works – Aegon Aug 31 '17 at 9:17
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    @Flater Given the context, I'd say no. She was after all using a long poetic version of plain "Never ever ever ever". But good theory. – Aegon Aug 31 '17 at 10:56
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    @Skooba It is? Oh well, guess they will need another pair of legs when Cersei meets her demise....They like cutting out the good bits, Varys, Theon and Greyworm hate you. – Aegon Aug 31 '17 at 12:36

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