Game of Thrones: Is Tyrion Lannister a Targaryen?

By April Lara | 1 year ago
Game of Thrones: Is Tyrion Lannister a Targaryen?

There are so many theories about the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones” (Season 6) and although Season 5 has just wrapped up a few weeks ago, we still can’t move on yet! And there’s another theory that just popped over the weekend and it’s something that is worth pondering about. Read on.

According to Inquistr, fan-favorite Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) may possibly be a Targaryen.


Let’s start off with Daenarys as a true Targaryen that we are really sure of, then there’s Jon Snow’s (Kit Harrington) lineage that has been linked to Targaryens as well. This is also another theory but seems possible enough to happen. You can read about that here.

And now, Tyrion’s lineage is being scrutinized. Is Tyrion the fruit of Joanna Lannister’s rape by the Mad King Aerys Targaryen? We are all aware how Tyrion’s father Tywin and sister Cersei despise him because of his physical attributes and at the same time, they blame him for the death of Joanna.

The only person who’s been very nice to Tyrion is Jaime. If you could also remember, right before Tyrion killed Tywin, Tywin disowned him already and never fails to treat him as if he’s a bastard.

Could it be because Tywin knows the truth about his true father? Could it be that Tywin has realized this a long time ago but still somehow accepted the Imp as his own child?

If you have been reading the books, you also know about the prophecy of the three-headed dragon. The first head, of course, belongs to Dany while the two remains unknown but the two heads definitely have Targaryen blood coursing through their veins.

With the Jon Snow theory that he could be a Targaryen and with this new theory, the mystery may have already been solved… or not.

The only way to find out is to wait for George R.R. Martin’s release of his new book, “Winds of Winter” or just wait for “Game of Thrones” Season 6 next year (2016).

What do you think of this theory? Do you think it’s possible that Tyrion is a Targaryen after all? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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