Game of Thrones season 7 finale: Could Tyrion, Jon Snow and Daenerys be tangled in a deathly love triangle?

'It will lead to a deadly rivalry between the two'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 28 August 2017 07:34
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Game of Thrones’ seventh season has, very quickly, come to an end, with a few less main players remaining alive in Westeros.

**Spoilers for ‘The Dragon and the Wolf ‘below**

Of course, the episode concluded with one of the show’s most awaited sequences; Jon Snow and Daenerys finally getting together.

However, there was something very odd about the scene. Not only was Bran speaking over the top of the pair doing their thing, but Tyrion was lurking outside.

There could very well be a reason for this — the Lannister loves Dany and was jealously eaves dropping. Yes, that sounds very weird, and Tyrion could just be concerned for the future Queen, but there’s good reason for us to believe the showrunners are teasing a love triangle.

When George RR Martin first proposed the A Song of Ice and Fire series to publishers, the author sent a letter summarising exactly what would happen in future novels (at the time they were just a trilogy). Here’s what happens to Tyrion:

“Exiled, Tyrion will change sides, making common cause with the surviving Starks to bring his brother down, and falling helplessly in love with Arya Stark while he’s at it.

“His passion is, alas, unreciprocated, but no less intense for that, and it will lead to a deadly rivalry between Tyrion and Jon Snow.”

Could the “deadly rivalry” between Tyrion and Jon happen over Dany rather than Arya? Seeing as nearly all the other plot threads from the letter have come true, why would this not?

Tyrian’s love for Dany has been hinted at before, clues being placed throughout the series. Just look to last season, when The Hand tells Dany to leave Daario behind in Mereen.

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As pointed out by Vanity Fair, Tyrion tells the Mother of Dragons: “He wasn’t the first to love you, and he won’t be the last.” Was he referring to himself?

Last episode, before Dany flew off to save Jon, Tyrion attempts to stop her going (probably a wise move seeing as there’s now an ice dragon), calling her “the most important person in the world”. Sounds like something one lover would say to another.

Whether Tryion loves Dany or not (apparently every man does), come next season, when Bran or Sam reveals Jon’s true name and heritage, chances are Tyrion will be able to drive Dany and her nephew apart.

For more on what Jon Snow’s real name means for the series, read our extended piece here.

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