Why Fans Shouldn't 'Ship Dany & Tyrion On 'GoT'

Game of Thrones never ceases to amaze me with how many incredible pairings it can magically create out of thin air. Even characters you wouldn't expect to have great chemistry together do, and even those you thought were possible turn out to be way better than you ever expected. Simply put, this show's chemistry factor is off the charts and I am so not complaining about it. One of these surprise pairings, of course, involves the growing relationship between Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister. Though they have yet to meet in George R.R. Martin's novel series, these two have proven to be quite the dynamic duo on the show, having developed not just a deep respect for one another, but a strong friendship as well. But for those out there who are hoping for a Dany and Tyrion hookup on Game of Thrones , let me stop you right there. Because as much as I love these two together, I think the Tyrion Targaryen theory should be the top priority here.

For those of you who are unsure what I'm talking about, here's a quick crash course in the matter. Basically, there's a theory circulating about Tyrion’s potential parentage, suggesting that he is the son of the Mad King rather than of Tywin Lannister. That would mean Targaryen blood runs through his veins, and more importantly, considering that the Mad King was also Dany's father, this would make Dany and Tyrion half-brother and sister. So you can see how this makes the prospect of their friendship turning into something more a little complicated.

Believe me, I totally understand loving the idea of these two characters getting together. Seeing how loyal Tyrion is to her and how much she respects his counsel is incredibly heartwarming. And when Dany made him her Hand of the Queen? So adorable! But let's not mistake friendship and admiration for something more than it is. If anything, I think this just reinforces the likelihood of Tyrion's true ancestry.

Throughout most of his life, he's felt neglected and ridiculed (mostly by Cersei), but now he's working with Dany, he's found something to actually believe in. Could the show be setting him up to stand by her side, not just as a helpful guide, but also as a fellow ruler? It certainly feels like the show could be heading in that direction and I'm not going to lie, I kind of love the idea.

Tyrion makes Dany a better rule, which he proved when he convinced her not to just kill all of her enemies when Meereen was under siege. (And let's not forget how he was able to control two of Dany's dragons while she was away.) Together they could make King's Landing an actual nice to place to live — something that hasn't been able to be said for quite some time now. Let's just hope that if this theory about Tyrion turns out to be true (much like it did with Jon Snow), it won't cause friction between the two siblings. I'd hate to see such a great and powerful alliance go up in smoke.

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