Dragonfish Posted July 17, 2011 Share Posted July 17, 2011 Uhm. How is it again that we know that?Martin told us."Martin has stated that Rhaenys is definitely dead, but also that the three heads need not be Targaryens."The actual SSM has Martin saying that the third head need not be a Targ, though at the moment I'm having trouble finding that one. As for liking or not liking the theory... while it is more powerful that Tyrion killed his Father, aren't we getting the benefit of that "more powerful theory" in the tale right now? What I'm saying is that Tyrion turning out to be a Targ will completely ruin this storyline in retrospect. Tyrion murdering his father and mistress in a fit of jealousy and bitterness is Shakespearean; if it turns out that the man was not his father all along, then that just ruins the event's potency, IMO.Is the current Tyrion much like the old, or is he decidedly damaged, depressed and alcoholic? Do we expect him to just "snap out of it"?I don't think the only way for Tyrion to heal is to find out that his father was not his father. In fact, Tyrion doesn't seem to be that bothered by what he did to Tywin; he seems to be more concerned with what Tywin forced him to do to Tysha. Finding out his "true" parentage wouldn't really fix his years of embitterment, IMO.My liking or not liking the theory isn't that much different than many people's reaction. I do, however, think that the metaplot of the novel appears to be requiring it to be true at this stage. I'm not sure what you mean by "metaplot." Could you explain this, please?The part I take great exception to is the suggestion that this is some nod to fanbois and a crackpot theory. There is a lot evidence for it, and that evidence is built into the story right from the word go. This is not a Johhny-come-lately theory. It has been present in the novels from the very start.Fair enough. However, I do think it's important to note that many people decrying the theory as "fanboyish" do so because they believe it would be a terrible plot twist, adding yet another hidden Targ and ruining the Shakespearean ending to Tyrion's story in ASoS. I'll go on believing this even if it turns out to be true, unless Martin somehow manages to make it compelling, which I doubt. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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