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GAME OF THRONES’ Conleth Hill Insists That Varys Isn’t Really a Merman

Last summer our very own Dan Casey put forth a Game of Thrones theory on The Dan Cave so shocking it threatened to blow the roof off the entire show. After watching the seemingly impossibly fast travels of a certain Spider back and forth across thousands and thousands of miles of sea from Westeros to Meereen, he proposed one hard hitting theory: Varys is really a merman.

Well now there’s a whole new theory to challenge Dan’s radical Varys/mermaid idea, and it comes directly from the man who plays the Master of Whispers himself, actor Conleth Hill: Varys is NOT really a merman!

That’s right, our very own Khaleeseditor Alicia Lutes asked Hill about Dan’s theory when she interviewed the Eunuch at Game of Thrones‘ season seven premiere event earlier this summer. We’d say Hill was having none of what Dan was serving, but that would be an understatement. (See for yourself in the video above–some accusations were made.)

Alas, the actor was pretty adamant that Dan’s “Merman Theory” doesn’t hold water, so we might have to toss this one back. (We like to have fun around here.) Then again, this season Daenerys did make us question everything we thought we knew about Varys, so who’s to say that Hill is telling the truth now, hmm? Something is definitely fishy around here.

But what do you think? Are we swimming against the stream on this one, or is Varys really just a regular old human with access to fast ships? If you’re hankering for more viable theories, we’ve got thoughts on Gendry’s return to the series and Bran’s fateful gift from Littlefinger. Dive into our comments below and let us know what you think about one and all!

Images: HBO

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