'Game of Thrones': Season 1 perhaps hinted to what might happen with Tyrion and Varys in Season 8
The Hand of the King is an unfortunate post to be in, and anyone who has tried to be there has ended up dead.
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 is less than a month away and we couldn't be more relieved than seeing almost all of our favorite characters make it to the North alive. We are especially glad to see the most popular and favorite Queen (or better say Khaleesi) Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is safe in the hands of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), who have been helping her with war strategies and guiding her to become a better ruler than the previous ones. However, with the trailer dropping earlier this month our hopes for a Dragon ruled Westeros began to shatter, and even more, we now fear for the lives of both Tyrion and Varys.
We all know what happened the last time a ruler from the South came up North and hired the Lord of the North as the Hand of King. Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) was satisfied to have his long lost friend, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) as the Hand of the King but that didn't last for long. Cersei's (Lena Headey) cunning ways soon saw Ned tumbling down from Robert's favoritism, and got his head chopped off while his daughters stood and watched. Now, we have yet another ruler from the South coming to North, but this time it is the King in the North, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who has bent the knee to the Mother of Dragons but as they ride North, fans fear the doom that might befall on the Hand of the King. In this case, it is Tyrion.
Tyrion was the only one who had a private meeting with Cersei when she betrayed everyone by staying back at King's Landing and not offering help in defeating the Night King. It was at that time when he learned that she was pregnant, and considering Tyrion's love for his nephews and niece, he might want to protect Cersei's unborn child. However, this will probably be perceived by Daenerys as a plausible threat since she has doubted Tyrion's alliance several times over the course of Season 7. One fan on Reddit actually claimed that the Mother of Dragons might even go to the extent of killing him.
The fans stated, "I think Tyrion will be falsely accused as working with Cersei Lannister to betray Daenerys. As Ned Stark (Hand of the King) was executed over a false confession, I suspect Tyrion (Hand of the Queen) will also be executed on false charges of conspiring against Daenerys with Cersei." Considering that Tyrion has found a good friend in Lord Varys, there are chances that Varys will not let him die alone. Varys might be a man who thinks about the realm first but he is also someone who despises the ill-use of power, and every time he has seen royalty going wrong Varys has turned against the ruler. However, it will be difficult to fight Daenerys in this case because she has already warned him that she will burn him alive if he betrays her.
The fan mentioned, "I think Varys will betray Daenerys (at the cost of his life) in trying to save Tyrion from Daenerys... He has very little reason to be loyal to Daenerys, but yet he is — it's odd for sure, and I do suspect if Tyrion were to face such a crisis, Varys would turn on Daenerys as it is unlikely that he cared for her much in the first place." After all, it was Lord Varys who had sent Ser Jorah to spy on Daenerys when she was being married to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) in Season 1. If the Hand of the Queen and her advisor will survive their Queen's wrath can only be found out with the finale season releases. 'Game of Thrones' season 8 returns to HBO on April 14.