It’s no secret that Varys is a sneaky devil with tonnes of influence. Only Littlefinger is anywhere near as skilledwhen it comes to manipulation and moving all the pieces into place.
It emerged throughout series six that Varys has been batting for the Targaryen’s for quite some time. But has he had even more influence that we thought? Has he basically been pulling all sorts ofcrazy strings in Kings Landing since the start?There’s a theory suggesting that even as far back as Tyrion’s trial he was plotting on behalf of Daenerys. If true, he really is the ultimate schemer.
Before we get stuck in, it’s worth rewatching this scene to bring back a fewmemories.
The theory, like all theories, showed up in the home of procrastination, Reddit.
“So I have been maintaining that Varys is playing the best game out of anyone. He conspired with Illyrio to get Daenerys married to Khal Drogo. Varys conspired with him to get her dragon eggs. Varys conspired with Jorah from the beginning. To me, a lot of her success is owed to Varys.
“I was rewatching the trial of Tyrion after Joffrey’s assassination, and I recalled a confused feeling I had not remembered since seeing the episode. Before the trial, and after the battle of Blackwater, Varys visited Tyrion and congratulated him. They actually spend a good deal of time developing their friendship. But when Varys is called to the stand to testify, what happens? He testifies against Tyrion.
“He gives a damning analysis of Tyrion. And I wondered why he did that, since I heard it. I thought he was somehow doing this to protect himself, the way Bronn later refuses Tyrion’s request to be his champion. I was somewhat content with that logic. But as I watched it last night I found new logic that served that scene greater purpose.
“He wanted Tyrion to be found guilty. And why? He wanted to give him to Daenerys. He conspired with Jaime to free him. He organised his passage to Daenerys. And he got abducted by whom? Jorah Mormont. A person who conspired with Varys from the very beginning. Deliberate or no? Definitely convenient. I don’t think anything accidentally happens to Varys. It’s all part of the Spider’s web.
“You aren’t actually the king if you’re just playing a game of chess.”
See? Makes so much sense doesn’t it. The theory was a hit with fans, and users began to develop the idea further.
“Varys has Shae in his pocket, this is how Shae comes back to testify as well.
“As soon as Tyrion has served Varys’ purpose in King’s Landing (defeating Stannis) and he’s healing from his wounds, Shae tries to convince him to come to Pentos to ‘eat, drink, f*ck, live’ Who lives in Pentos? Illyrio…
“Varys and Shae testified against Tyrion when he wouldnt go to Pentos of his own volition in order to make sure he couldn’t stay in King’s Landing to keep trying to play Westerosi politics.”
So that’s it. Varys basically controls everything, and I think I’m ok with that.
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