Varys could be a game changer in 'Game of Thrones' if he convinces Tyrion and Jon to betray Daenerys

With war on the horizon, Varys is now seeing the madness in Daenerys and, given the way she has been acting lately, he is no longer ready to support her

                            Varys could be a game changer in 'Game of Thrones' if he convinces Tyrion and Jon to betray Daenerys

Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), the Master of Whisperers, has played a big role in Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) life since the beginning of 'Game of Thrones'.

If you recall, in the first season, it was Varys' contacts who hired Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) to assassinate the Dragon Queen, who was then a young girl.

Of course, Ser Jorah did not succeed, and instead, he fell in love with the woman he was sent to kill.

This was when Robert Baratheon was the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and, even then, Varys had claimed that his loyalties lie with the realm and not the king or queen.

A still of Varys and Tyrion in the crypts during Battle of Winterfell. (Source: HBO)

In the latest episode of season 8, we saw Varys learn the truth about Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) being Aegon Targaryen from Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). The secret was revealed to Tyrion by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner).


With new possibilities on the horizon, and given the way Daenerys has been acting recently, Varys now sees the madness in her. He is no longer ready to support her, not when supporting her cause would only bring about death and destruction.

He does want to take away the Iron Throne from Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), but he is not sure that it is Daenerys who deserves to win the throne in the last war that is coming up in episode 5. 

In fact, when Tyrion broaches the subject of Jon not wanting to be a ruler with Varys, he also points out that Jon's love for Daenerys will only complicate things if he were to get on board with the idea of betraying the Dragon Queen for a throne that he is not even interested in.

However, we all know Varys and how he sows seeds of doubt at times. He is also one of the few key players who has managed to stay alive in all the chaos. He even points out the number of kings he has served in his life so far to Tyrion. He could very well swing things the other way.


Also, with Sansa working hard to make sure that the Dragon Queen is the last person to take the throne, Jon is looking at being embroiled in politics that he had always found distasteful. He is also heartbroken over what could possibly conspire between him and his queen. 

Many have assumed that Jon would follow in the path of the king who gave up the throne for the woman that he fell in love with. An indication of which 'Jenny of Oldstones' alluded to.

But what if Jon gives up on his love for a better tomorrow for his people in The North and the people in the Seven Kingdoms?

It would be interesting to see what the penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' season 8 holds for us when it airs on Sunday.