The theory about Tyrion being actually a Targaryen all this time, which means he has a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne, has been going on for quite some time. New spoilers for the Game of Thrones season 6, however, revived the debate.
AllTimeMovies teased Game of Thrones season 6 spoilers when it claimed that Tyrion’s knowledge and obsession about dragons is one link to his Targaryen lineage.
“In season 6 episode ‘Home,’ Tyrion confronts Daenerys’ dragons minus Drogon to set them free and talk about his morbid fascination for them,” the video said. “He actually tamed them like puppies. But how on earth can he possibly do this without having Targaryen blood?”
This theory about Tyrion being a Targaryen is nothing new, of course, owing to the loathing between the dwarf and his father, Tywin. There is also the fact that he looks nothing like a Lannister. To add to that, there is a strong connection between Tywin and the Mad King as well because he was the right hand at that point.
“Barristan Selmy tells Daenerys that the King was said to be infatuated with her [Tywin’s wife Joanna], and that he took certain liberties at the bedding of her and Tywin,” WhatCulture suggested.
This could also be the motivation for Tywin to betray King Aerys, and the rest is history.
Meanwhile, Tech Insider suggested that Tyrion actually has something in common with both the Khaleesi and Jon Snow (who was also rumored to be a Targayen via R+L=J) whose mothers also died of childbirth.
It also noted the different colors of Tyrion’s eyes, which appeared once before in Shiera Seastar, who was the last of Aegon IV Targaryen’s bastards and also came from the Valyrian line. That is something to note particularly on Tyrion’s role against the White Walkers.
Nevertheless, it’s not likely that the theory will be proven in Game of Thrones season 6. Watch out for more spoilers of the series which will be published here whenever they come along. The show airs on HBO every Sunday.