If you don’t know the HBO Show Game of Thrones, or the book saga that inspired it, A Song of Ice and Fire, you should definitely go after it. It involves romance, war, fantasy, politics, myths, sex… We can say it is the most complete novel written (and filmed) in the last 10 years. Seriously, go read and watch it.

Now, for the ones already caught by George R. R. Martin’s story, let’s talk about a particular mystery. That Jon Snow may be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, everybody suspects. Recently another theory has arisen suggesting that Tyrion Lannister may be Aerys Targaryen’s son. About this one I say: that is nonsense! Of course Tyrion’s interest in dragons is noticeable, but all the other “evidences” given are, in my opinion, farfetched.

First: the mad king found Joanna, Tyrion’s mother, attractive. This means nothing. Everybody thinks the same about all Lannister women.

Second: Tywin Lannister refuses to recognize Tyrion as his son. Of course, he is part of a family known for its beauty, characteristics consonant with its power, and Tyrion is an ugly dwarf. In addition, Joanna died while giving birth to Tyrion, and it’s clear how Tywin loved his wife.

Third: Tyrion’s different colored eyes. Sure his dark eye does not match the Lannisters’, but it also does not match the purple Targaryen eyes. Daenerys’ eyes are dark, but they are still purple!  And the dark eye is not the only particular Tyrion has that don’t match the Lannister family.

Fourth: “the dragon has three heads”, says the prophecy. Two of them being Daenerys and Jon Snow (as speculated), and Tyrion has a particular interest in dragons. For this last one, in my opinion, the answer is in middle of the fifth book (A Dance of Dragons). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read it.

At some point of the fourth book, A Feast of Crows, Genna Lannister (Tywin’s sister) says to Jaime (Tywin’s oldest son) that he reminds her of her other brothers, Kevan and Gerion, but that Tywin’s true son is Tyrion. And considering Tyrion’s sagacity, ability of manipulation and intelligence, he really seems to be the right successor of the powerful Tywin Lannister. But with better intentions (at least that is what it seems in general).

In August/2014, during the Edinburgh International Literary Festival, George R.R. Martin said: “At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution”. But I insist to say: Tyrion Lannister being a Targaryen is not one of these right solutions.