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tyrion-azor-ahaiThe Lannisters are without a doubt, the least liked family amongst the Game of Thrones fandom. But Tyrion? No, he’s cool. Most of the Game of Thrones fans will agree to the fact that Tyrion Lannister is different compared to the other Lannisters.

While Tywin, Cersei and Jaime are more concerned with preserving the family name and doing whatever is necessary to preserve it, Tyrion on the contrary looks towards the greater good, what is better for the Realm and for Westeros as a whole.

The Lannisters are said to have golden hair and almost all of them do, including Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella. Book Tyrion has pale (almost white) hair, which is more similar to the Targaryen white than the Lannister gold. Added to that, the amount of hate Tywin had for Tyrion was beyond normal. Why would Tywin hate his own son so much especially considering that Tyrion was his only legitimate heir since Jaime, as a result of being in the Kingsguard is not allowed to marry or father children. Then why? A possible explanation is that he wasn’t Tywin’s son. The Mad King Aerys was said to have an infatuation towards Joanna Lannister (Tywin’s wife) and it could be that Aerys raped Joanna and impregnated her with Tyrion.

Remember what Tywin said right before he died? “You are no son of mine”,

And if that wasn’t enough, in the first episode of season 3, when Tyrion goes to speak to Tywin about his claim to Castely Rock, Tywin says, “Men’s laws give you the right to bear my name and display my colors since I cannot prove that you are not mine”.

If that doesn’t put a doubt in your mind, I don’t know what will. To add to that, we know the relationship between Targaryens and Dragons, right? In season 6 when Tyrion pays a visit to the dragons and unchains them, we can see that the dragons do not harm him in any way and I personally felt that Tyrion looked like he could connect to the dragons.

If Tyrion is in fact a Targaryen, it could also mean that he is Azor Ahai, who is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior whose return has been foretold in the prophecy.

The prophecy states that Azor Ahai will be reborn amidst smoke and salt. Many say that Tyrion was, in a way, reborn after the battle of Blackwater Bay where he set the hellfire trap and burnt Stannis’ fleet and was almost killed by one of the Kingsguard. Azor Ahai also needs to free dragons from stone and kill the woman he loves. As I mentioned above, Tyrion unchained Daenerys’ dragons and he also killed the woman he loved, Shae.

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  1. No. He can’t be Azor Ahai. Aerys married Rhaella not just because she was his sister, but because he was told that the prince who was promised would be born from him and Rhaella. Neither Rhaegar nor Viserys were the promised prince, so only Rhaegars children (Aegon, Rhaenys, or Jon) or Daenerys can be Azor Ahai. Aegon and Rhaenys are dead, at least if you don’t count the person who MIGHT be the real Aegon, though he has only been brought up in the books so I don’t think he’s alive in the show.
    That means the prince who was promised/Azor Ahai can only be Jon or Daenerys since they are the only two surviving members of Aerys and Rhaellas line (Daenerys as their daughter, Jon as their grandson). Maester Aemon believed Dany to be the prince, but he didn’t know that Jon was his great great nephew or whatever.

    But as far as Tyrion is concerned, Aerys may or may not be his father. But one thing we do know is is that Joanna Lannister was his mother, not Rhaella. Azor Ahai is a child/grandchild of both Aerys and Rhaella so it is impossible for Tyrion to be the prince who was promised.

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