Matarreyes Posted July 21, 2011 Share Posted July 21, 2011 How so?Regardless of whether Tyrion was fathered by Aerys, he was raised by Tywin. He lived his whole life as a Lannister. And he lived it in the shadow of his father's disapproval and resentment. These things don't change if he was a Targaryen by blood all along. His character is still formed by Tywin, regardless of his blood. He's still Tywin writ small.Tyrion is not defined by having been raised by Tywin. He is defined by having been a constant dissapointment to his father. He clearly wanted to please him and be noticed by him as a boy, before he learned that nothing he did would accomplish that. If he were to learn that Tywin was not his father, the stigma of personal inadequacy would dissapear entirely because he would know the reason for his mistreatment did not lie with him, and know that Tywin´s acknowledgement was always outside of his reach. It would be liberating and it would also wash away a big part of the guilt at having killed him. If you still can´t see it, imagine the opposite extreme: Jaime learning that Aerys was his father. You can´t really argue that since he had lived his entire life thinking of him a the King and not as a father he would not be deeply horrified at the revelation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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