Given the precarious family relationships between some of Game of Thrones & # 39; s most powerful couples – think the siblings Cersei and Jaime Lannister or Jon Snow and his aunt Daenerys Targaryen – questionable romances seem part of the his cultural fabric of Westeros. George RR Martin, however, had some other ideas for character coupling, which in retrospect seem almost strange.
The first book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire that inspired the HBO show was released in 1996, but the author's pitch from 1993 shows that in those three years a whole Series of revisions was made. In the most surprising plot fell in love Jon Snow and Arya Stark. While the revelation of Jon's true lineage proves last season, the two are not half-siblings, but rather cousins, but it does not change the fact that they were raised as brother and sister.
According to Business Insider, an excerpt from Martin's original design was as follows:
"Arya will be more forgiving … until she realizes with horror that she has fallen in love with Jon, who is not only her half-brother, but a man Their passion will continue to plague Jon and Arya throughout the trilogy, until the last book reveals the secret of Jon's true descent. "
As bad as that idea sounds, Martin's original pitch went down even further.
Tyrion Lannister should also fall in love with Arya, creating a very unlikely triangle between the three. "Exiled, Tyrion will switch sides, team up with the surviving Starks to bring his brother down and helplessly fall in love with Arya Stark while he's at it," read Martin's outline. "Unfortunately, his passion is inevitable, but no less intense, and this will lead to a deadly rivalry between Tyrion and Jon Snow."
Although much may change between […] Game of Thrones this is a story that fortunately we will not see again when the series returns to its final season on April 1