Game of Thrones is at a point where the series has surpassed the storyline of the books on which it is based, and the fans are left hanging for both : a new season, and a new book. This means one thing, if nothing else, this time is ripe for speculations. Fan theories are running wild, and now, we have one that might be one of the wildest ones we have ever heard. Its says that Lord Varys, is actually a Merman.
The theory was explained by a fan, on reddit. Check out the thread, below :
The theory seems to have some base, after all. George R. R. Martin, the author, has referenced “merlings” in the books, not to forget that Littlefinger has a ship named The Merlin King. Other references to similar sea creatures also can be found in the books. Brienne of Tarth, while making her way through the Riverlands, hears about man eating sea creatures, which walk like humans, called “squishers.” Another reference comes from “The World of Ice & Fire”, which is a book detailing the history of Westeros, which talks about the Deep Ones, described as “half men sired by creatures of the salt seas upon human women,”, and that they built the Seastone Chair on the Iron Islands and the base of the Hightower in Oldtown, which are made from similar stone. The theory says that merlings, squishers, and Deep Ones are just different names for the same race, and that Varys belongs to this race.
Now, there are some things throughout the series, that point to this. In the first book, Arya Stark runs into a conversation between Lord Varys and Illyrio Mopatis, where Arya sees the pair ascend from what she thinks, is a well, which seems like a clue, if you ask us. In Season 2 of the show, Tyrion gets defensive when Varys makes a threat against Shae. The conversation goes like this :
Tyrion: “Threaten me again and I’ll have you thrown into the sea.”
Varys: “You might be disappointed in the results. The storms come and go, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling.”
This theory, if true, will also means that Lord Varys being a eunuch was just a clever cover-up. Now, why he would pretend to be a man, and walk with the humans, is open for interpretation.
Now, we know we might be jumping too much with this theory, but we can only hope for an undercover merman, even when we have dragons and walkers.
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