Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister could have had a very different outcome on Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO
Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister could have had a very different outcome on Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO

The shock GoT story you didn’t see

Game of Thrones' Tyrion Lannister could have embarked on an entirely different adventure if George RR Martin had had his way.

The master of wit, played by Peter Dinklage, won over audiences with his snappy one-liners and loveable roguishness.

However, in an early proposal for the books, Tyrion could have met a grisly end at the hands of none other than Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), reports The Sun.

 

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister was one of the few major characters to survive right through until the end of the hit series. Picture: HBO
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister was one of the few major characters to survive right through until the end of the hit series. Picture: HBO

In Martin's original notes, he explained that Tyrion would also develop feelings for Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams in the series) after allying with The North in a bid to bring down his own family.

"Tyrion Lannister will continue to travel, to plot, and to play the game of thrones, finally removing his nephew Joffrey in disgust at the boy king's brutality," he wrote.

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In the original GoT notes, Tyrion’s love of Arya would lead to a deadly rivalry with Jon Snow. Picture: HBO/Foxtel
In the original GoT notes, Tyrion’s love of Arya would lead to a deadly rivalry with Jon Snow. Picture: HBO/Foxtel

"Exiled, Tyrion will change sides, making common cause with the surviving Starks to bring his brother down, and falling helplessly in love with Arya Stark while he's at it," he went on.

"His passion is, alas, unreciprocated, but no less intense for that."

Maisie Williams became a household name thanks to Game of Thrones. Picture: Getty Images
Maisie Williams became a household name thanks to Game of Thrones. Picture: Getty Images

 

Peter Dinklage has won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for his role as Tyrion Lannister. Picture: Getty Images
Peter Dinklage has won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for his role as Tyrion Lannister. Picture: Getty Images

He also noted how this: "Will lead to a deadly rivalry between Tyrion and Jon Snow."

The proposal, which dates back to 1993, was leaked online and spans the entire Song of Ice and Fire saga.

TV bosses confirmed the divergence from the original proposition, with HBO chief Casey Bloys insisting alternative endings didn't make it to set.

 

Instead, Tyrion Lannister turned to Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark as the object of his affection. Picture: HBO
Instead, Tyrion Lannister turned to Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark as the object of his affection. Picture: HBO

 

"I don't think they actually shot multiple endings, they [show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] have had this in their heads for a long time," he said.

Other notable differences between the series and Martin's notes include the fate of Catelyn Stark.

 

Tyrion Lannister somehow made it through until the end of Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO
Tyrion Lannister somehow made it through until the end of Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO

 

Martin had originally pitched for the matriarch to flee to The North in a bid to protect her daughter, only to encounter the nefarious White Walkers.

Instead, show execs decided to have her slaughtered at the infamous Red Wedding.

 

This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.



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