The ShoutDown: Why does everyone think that the Lannisters are not married?

Disclaimer: This post will discuss both the TV show Game of Thrones and the book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Be warned, I will be discussing topics that reveal what has happened on the show for the past 7 seasons and first two episodes of season 8 and written series for the past 5 books. I will discuss characters that are in the books and not the show and vice versa. This discussion will include all storylines. It is riddled with information from both sources.

Tyrion and Sansa were married. This occured in book 3 A Storm of Swords and on the show in Season 3 Episode 8. It did happen. They did not consummate the marriage but that does not matter. That is a made up convention that is not encoded in law or tenet of the faith of the seven. There were married. Point of fact; they ARE Married!

There was coercion but it was subtle. There was no swords or knives involved. They were both present. They both said their vows in front of a Septon and the King’s Landing elite. What about that isn’t a marriage?

That I know of, there are three ways to dissolve a marriage in Westeros. They include:

Death. If one of the spouses die; the surviving spouse is no longer married.
I think we can all agree that Tyrion and Sansa are in fact still alive. So far, four more episodes left. Valar Morghulis.

Annulment. At least one spouse must be a part of any annulment. As well as a Septon, possibly even only the High Septon though I am not for certain about that. But definitely a Septon since they were wed in the Faith of the Seven. Also the ruling monarch may have to get involved. Which I don’t believe Joffrey, Tommen or Cersei have made any decree in regards to this union.
Neither of them applied for it. Neither of them met with a Septon, let alone the High Septon. And no decree from a ruling monarch.

Divorce. Same as above applies. One spouse has to apply. A member of the faith needs to be involved. As well as a ruler.
Same answer applies as well. Neither of them applied for it. Neither of them met with a Septon, let alone the High Septon. And no decree from a ruling monarch.

I watch a bunch of YouTubers. I have named quite a few in other posts so just peruse that list. They are in overdrive creating content as the final season is in full swing. They only have a month left before they need to switch to other subjects; George R.R. Martin books, other Sci-Fi topics, whatever they want to do. New Game of Thrones will not be on the agenda in just four short weeks.

Many if not all of them do not acknowledge the Lannister couple of Tyrion and Sansa. I am not sure why this is? It is a fact that is glossed over quickly. As if something had happened to make them not married. But nothing has been done to set aside the marriage; no death, annulment or divorce. And in my opinion, something that these creators are incorrect about. I can’t remember one that acknowledges that Tyrion and Sansa are still married.

Tywin’s dream of Tyrion being the Lord of Winterfell if not also Warden of the North should be realized. Sansa is being referred to as the Lady of Winterfell. Still the show is referring to Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen VI as the Warden of the North.

Sansa confirms that Tyrion treated her well. She should understand the good qualities Tyrion has. And they should be a couple in earnest. Living a blissful married life. Well after dealing with that pesky Army of the Dead.

So let us all raise a glass of the Arbor’s finest to the best couple of Casterly Rock; Lord Tyrion and Lady Sansa of House Lannister. Long may they reign ?!

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