Some of "Game of Thrones" author George R. R. Martin's initial plans for his characters were revealed recently, and they involved both Jon Snow and Tyrion falling in love with Arya.
These initial story plans, revealed through a 1993 letter from the author, were recently posted on Waterstones' official Twitter account. The tweet has since been deleted.
The plotlines of most of the characters are different from what's portrayed in the books and the series. For instance, Martin previously wanted a romantic relationship between Jon Snow and Arya, and also wanted the characters to be "tormented" by their passion due to Jon Snow's vows of celibacy.
This romance would have continued throughout the trilogy, or at least "until the secret of Jon's true parentage is finally revealed in the last book," the author said in the letter, according to Variety.
Tyrion too falls in love with Arya as per Martin's initial plan. This happens after Joffrey is removed from the throne and Jaime succeeds his nephew/son. Jaime kills everyone who has a claim to the throne and blames Tyrion for the murders, gets Tyrion exiled.
Tyrion switches sides and aligns himself with the Starks to "bring his brother down, and falling helplessly in love with Arya Stark while he's at it," Martin writes, adding that his feeling wouldn't be reciprocated.
In the meantime, the mention of Jon's true parentage has once again given momentum to the "R+L = J" theory, which claims that Jon Snow is the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister.
"Game of Thrones" season 5 premieres on Sunday, 12 April at 9 pm on HBO, and as per new reports, fans who were expecting Lady Stoneheart to appear in the next season, are in for a disappointment.
Rumours of Lady Stoneheart's appearance surfaced after IMDB listed Michelle Fairley in the credits of an upcoming episode.
This has since been shot down by her representative. "There hasn't been any discussion about [Fairley] returning to the show after Season 3," a representative for the actress told the Huffington Post. "As of now, this is completely incorrect."