Game of Thrones & Maternal Death


Ok, this is random, but …

In Game of Thrones, we know of three characters whose birth each ended their mother’s lives.

  1. Tyrion Lannister: “His mother Joanna Lannister died giving birth to him. His father and sister hold him in contempt as they blame him for the death.”
  2. Daenerys Targaryen: “Viserys grew bitter and obsessed with his long-denied birthright. Dany was the only convenient target for his frustration, and over time he even came to blame her for their mother’s death.”
  3. John Snow: Lyanna Stark died in childbirth with John and entrusted his safety to her brother, Ned.

Dany is supposedly the youngest child of King Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King. Tyrion is rumored to be a bastard child of Aerys, as well. John, with the R+L theory, is believed to be their nephew from Rhaegar Targaryen’s parentage (the son of King Aerys).

HOWEVER, I believe that all three of these characters are actually half-siblings and all of them hold the key to the ending of the Song of Ice and Fire.

Each has the same father (IMHO), Rhaegar Targaryen, and because of it, each of these character’s mother died in childbirth.

From R+L, we know that John is likely the bastard son of Rhaegar.

But the other two, we have to examine their birth dates to consider Rhaegar and not the Mad King himself, Aerys, as their father.

Tyrion is born in 273 AC.

Dany is born in 284 AC.

Rhaegar is actually born in 259 AC. Meaning he had 13 years to come of age before siring Tyrion out of wedlock. Dany is easier, Rhaegar only has to be 25 to sire her.

I think all three, Dany, Tyrion, and John are step siblings––destined to rule together.

I also think Rhaegar was terrible for women (obviously).

Rhaegar was the first, I think, to wear the three-headed dragon armor (representing his children) in battle, as well.

So that’s my theory. John, Dany, and Tyrion are all actually half-siblings and they will eventually rule together, as one united front. John is the soldier. Tyrion the diplomat. Dany the populist.

Let’s call it the Triumvirate Theory.

Whaddya think? What did I miss?

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