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With the resurrection of Jon Snow as well as Sansa and Theon’s escape from Winterfell, we were all pretty occupied by everything that went down in “Home”, the second episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season. Therefore, when Tyrion unchained Daenerys’ dragons so they could eat, and they didn’t retaliate against him, we were unbothered. The most iconic Lannister approached the massive fire breathers apprehensively, saying, “Don’t eat the help”, as he unshackled them from their chains. Shockingly, Tyrion was left in one piece.
However, if you were preoccupied by the other various story-lines that were running throughout the episode, you probably didn’t realize that GoT basically confirmed one of the major fan theories surrounding the entire Song of Ice and Fire series. So what is that theory?!
It’s that Tyrion Lannister is actually a Targaryen.
If you’ve never heard of this before then you’re probably like WTF, so let us explain. The Targaryen family is known for their relationship with dragons, and the fact that Tyrion was able to leave that dungeon unscathed without Dany there to soothe her “children” says a lot. But, this is just one small thing among a ton of other things that proves Tyrion’s Targaryen lineage.
Until his death, Tywin Lannister openly hated his youngest son. Though his status as a little person was thought to be the main reason, Tywin also stated once, “I can prove that you are not mine.”
So how could this be? Apparently, the Mad King was obsessed with Tywin’s wife Joanna, and he took “unwanted liberties” with her on her wedding night. As a result, the Mad King’s wife, Rhaella dismissed Joanna as one of her ladies in waiting. Obviously, knowing the Mad King’s track record, we doubt this was a singular event, but we don’ t know since Joanna would later die giving birth to Tyrion.
Interestingly enough, Dany and Jon’s mothers also die in childbirth and if you know anything about the R+L=J theory (Jon being the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark) then you know GoT fans have long suspected the former Lord Commander of being a Targaryen as well.
Fans of George R.R. Martin‘s books know that there are even more details about Tyrion’s possible parentage in the text, including his appearance, (In the books he has silver-blonde hair as well as one black eye and one green eye.) and his obsession with dragons. Still, show-fans will have to just look at the evidence that HBO has presented to them onscreen for now, and decide if Tyrion could possible be a Targaryen for themselves.
If in fact Tyrion is a Targaryen, that means that he Jon and Dany could form the prophesied three heads of the dragon.
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