Crystal Ro
June 08, 2016 2:24 pm
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Guys, we may not be able to predict what happens in future episodes of Game of Thrones, but we should all be aware of what’s happened in past episodes, right?

Then, how did we miss the fact that Dean-Charles Chapman (aka King Tommen Baratheon) played ANOTHER character in the Thrones-verse?!

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Chapman actually played another member of Tommen’s extended family, Martyn Lannister, waaaay back in Season 3. He appeared in Episode 3, “Walk of Punishment” and Episode 5, “Kissed by Fire.”

Here’s Tommen, I mean, Martyn in happier times chatting with Robb’s wife, Talisa.

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That’s right, King Tommen is also Martyn Lannister.

For a refresher, Martyn (along with his brother Willem) was a squire in the Lannister army who was taken prisoner by Edmure Tully at the Battle of Stone Mill (events that took place off-camera). Also, sadly, Martyn and his brother were killed off by Lord Rickard Karstark in revenge for Jaime Lannister killing his own son.

Annyyyyywayyy, the important thing to take away from all of this, is that Martyn was a son of Kevan Lannister, aka Tywin’s younger brother.

Here’s a SUPER basic family tree to give you an idea of what that means.

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So, basically, Tommen is also his own cousin. Well, okay, not really, not in the world of Game of Thrones. But, this does mean Chapman not only played multiple characters in Game of Thrones, but actual family members!

And if you need further “proof,” here’s Chapman’s IMDb listing for Thrones.

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It kinda makes sense, though. Given the Lannister family’s penchant for incest, having several people in that lineage look the same (like exactly the same) would not be a surprise.

And clearly it wasn’t a big enough surprise to audiences since NO ONE NOTICED. (Almost.)

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