Daenerys bases her entire journey on the idea that she is the final living Targaryen, but is that true? Well, we already (basically 100 percent) know that Jon Snow is actually her nephew, but is there one more Targaryen out there?
One huge, but divisive, Game of Thrones theory says that Tyrion Lannister is actually Tyrion Targaryen
And it’s supported by a lot of evidence, Let’s see which are they!
Let’s break down this major fan theory with six reasons Tyrion is a Targaryen.
Here we go!
1. “The dragon has three heads”
Way back when Daenerys was in the House of the Undying, she was told that “the dragon has three heads.”
Does this mean there are three remaining Targaryens? Many people think so.
With Dany and Jon Snow checking two of those boxes, that leaves one more spot open, and theories point to Tyrion as the most likely to fill it.
2. Daenerys was given three dragons
Just like “the dragon has three heads” speech, Dany was originally given three dragons.
Dany is the rider for Dragon, but we still have Rhaegal and Viserion looking for their own riders.
It definitely seems like Game of Thrones is setting us up to have three Targaryens, not just Dany and Jon.
3. Tywin is adamant that Tyrion isn’t his son
OK, so we’ve established that Game of Thrones points to evidence of three living Targaryens, but why Tyrion? For one, Tywin repeatedly says that Tyrion isn’t his son. His final words ever are “You are no son of mine.”
Sure, we have chalked it up to Tywin’s hazing of Tyrion-
But what if he’s telling the truth?
4. The Mad King was crazy about Tywin’s wife
Though it’s mentioned in the show, the books talk much more about how Aerys “The Mad King” Targaryen was obsessed with Tywin’s wife, Joanna, even making a “joke” about how he wished the king still could participate in bedding ceremonies of new brides. (Gross.)
Does Twyin hate Tyrion not just because he’s a dwarf and he killed Joanna in childbirth? Or?
Or because he’s actually the product of the Mad King raping Tywin’s wife?
5. The dragons didn’t kill Tyrion
Remember when Jon Snow reached out and pet Dragon in this week’s episode of Game of Thrones? It should have reminded you of a scene back in Season 6 when Tyrion Unchained Rhaegal and Viserion.
Their friend or their family. The dragons not burning Tyrion to death seemed to allude to a connection between him and the beasts.
“Dragons are intelligent—more intelligent than men according to some masters,” said Tyrion, “They have affection for their friends and fury for their enemies. I am their friend.”
6. Tyrion dreamed of having Dragon!
Tyrion has had dragons on the brain since he was a little child. Much like how Dany feels a deep connection and attachment to her “children,” Tyrion’s love for dragons could mean something deeper about his lineage.
What do you think?
Is Tyrion Dany’s half brother and Jon’s uncle?