We are only 6 days away from the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7. Any revelation that a character has Targaryen blood would drastically change what’s happening in Westeros. Take a look at the below speculations that can lead to the conclusion that Tyrion is a Targaryen.
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- Tyrion’s physical description in the books is actually closer to Targaryen than Lannister, with white-blond hair and different colored eyes.
- He explains how he dreamt of dragons, which Daenerys is also described as doing. He was obsessed with them as a child and admits he had a “morbid fascination with dragons.” Dragon dreams are specifically a Targaryen trait. Daenerys, Aegon, Daeron, and Daemon Targaryen all have these types of fantasies in the books. This could be a big clue that Tyrion is a Targaryen.
- The story goes that King Aerys, father of Daenerys, was extremely fond of Joanna Lannister, wife of Tywin and future mother to Tyrion. Aerys was known as a womanizer and may have kept her as a mistress or raped her outright.
- Barristan Selmy tells Daenerys in “A Dance with Dragons” that her father Aerys wanted to sleep with Joanna Lannister on her wedding night to Tywin: “Prince Aerys…as a youth, he was taken with a certain lady of Casterly Rock, a cousin of Tywin Lannister. When she and Tywin wed, your father drank too much wine at the wedding feast and was heard to say that it was a great pity that the lord’s right to the first night had been abolished. A drunken jape, no more, but Tywin Lannister was not a man to forget such words or the…the liberties your father took during the bedding.” Though there’s no word what those bedding liberties were, it’s pretty clear that Aerys lusted after Joanna. This eventually led to the birth of Tyrion, giving him Targaryen blood.
- A dragon must be “born of blood”, and Jon, Dany, and Tyrion all had mothers who died giving birth to them. Daenerys Targaryen was born during a storm on Dragonstone and her mother Rhaella died following complications from her birth. Jon Snow’s mother Lyanna Stark died during childbirth at the Tower of Joy. This coincidence connects the three main characters together and could be a major clue that they may be tied to one another.
- Tywin once said to Tyrion, “I cannot prove you are not mine.” It gives a clear reason for his refusal to make Tyrion the heir to Casterly Rock, as well as his refusal to give any responsibility to his “son.” Are these simply empty insults or is Tywin being more honest than he lets on? Maybe Tywin chose Tyrion over public humiliation. During his last moments, Tywin said to Tyrion, “You are no son of mine.” This could be considered a final confirmation that Tyrion is not a Lannister.
- Tywin tries to have Tyrion killed indirectly a number of times in the series: He puts him on the front lines of battle during the War of the Five Kings and he puts Tyrion through the charade of a trial when Tyrion’s accused of killing Joffrey. There must be something bigger about Tyrion that made his father rage.
- In the second episode of season six, Tyrion had a major story arch in Meereen involving Daenerys Targaryen’s two chained up dragons. When Tyrion headed down to the Meereen dungeons to free Viserion and Rhaegal, perhaps the fire-breathers didn’t roast him alive because they recognized something in him. It’s true Jorah, Missandei and others have been around the dragons many times, but that was always in the presence of their mother.
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