‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8: Did Bran Tell Tyrion That Jon And Daenerys Are Related?
We are only three episodes away from the thrilling conclusion of Game of Thrones Season 8. After most of the characters survived the Battle of Winterfell, fans are bracing for some serious carnage in the episodes leading up to the finale. There is no telling which characters will survive the coming conflict with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), but we are certain there will be plenty of plot twists along the way.
One of the biggest questions moving forward is how Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) fits into the ending. Tyrion has had quite a few ups and downs over the past three seasons, though many fans believe he could end up ruling Westeros when all the dust settles. Now that Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) knows about Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) true parentage, will Tyrion remain loyal to her claim to the throne?
Did Bran tell Tyrion about Jon’s parents?
One of the main reasons why Tyrion got behind Daenerys is because she is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. As we learned a few seasons back, however, Jon is actually first in line to the throne because his father was Rhaegar Targaryen. Rhaegar was the oldest son of Aerys II Targaryen, aka the Mad King.
As of the latest episode, the only people who know this are Jon, Daenerys, Sam (John Bradley), and Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). After Tyrion finds out about Jon’s lineage, some fans are speculating that he might change his allegiance.
According to the UK’s Independent, there is some evidence that Tyrion might already know that Jon is a Targaryen. In the second episode of Season 8, Tyrion catches up with Bran while everyone waits for the Battle of Winterfell to commence. The two have not seen each other since Bran ventured off to become the Three-Eyed Raven and obviously had a lot to talk about.
Unfortunately, the episode does not reveal Tyrion and Bran’s conservation, which has led some fans to believe Bran told him the truth about Jon.
How will Tyrion handle Jon’s claim to the throne?
Once Tyrion finds out about Jon’s heritage, there are several ways he could handle the situation. There is a possibility that Tyrion remains loyal to Daenerys and follows her lead.
After all, Jon has not shown any interest in taking the Iron Throne and may very well give up his claim as long as Daenerys is alive to rule. If that is the case, then Tyrion likely won’t do anything with the information.
On the other hand, Tyrion could change allegiance and throw his support behind Jon. That would likely mean leaking the information and making it known that Jon is really a Targaryen.
Once the public finds out about Jon’s claim to the throne, Daenerys would be hard pressed to garner support in the north. This would do serious damage to her chances of ruling Westeros and could very well split the country in half. Whatever Tyrion decides to do with the information, it is clear that he could play a major part in who ends up on the Iron Throne.
What about the Azor Ahai prophecy?
Prior to Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) driving her dagger into the Night King and destroying his army of the undead, many fans thought Jon would be the one to deliver the final blow and fulfill the Azor Ahai prophecy. But after the events in “The Long Night,” it is clear that the prophecy has yet to be completed, which has some fans thinking that Jon will still fulfill the prophecy by killing Daenerys.
A new theory claims that Jon will turn against Daenerys once they defeat Cersei and take over King’s Landing. A lot would have to change between Daenerys and Jon for that to happen, but there is no denying that it would be a major twist.
That said, given how Jon clearly loves Daenerys and the fact that there are only three episodes left, things would have to devolve rapidly for Jon to go against Daenerys, kill her, and take the Iron Throne. It is not completely out of the question, especially considering the history of the Targaryen family, but it seems unlikely at this point.