- "I wasn't originally meant to wed your grandfather Luthor, you know. He was promised to my sister, your great-aunt Viola."
- ―Lady Olenna Tyrell
Viola is mentioned by her sister Olenna Tyrell as being originally bethrothed to Olenna's late husband, Lord Luthor Tyrell. Olenna met Luthor after she left an embroidery lesson, and had "accidentally" stumbled upon Luthor's room. The next morning, when Luthor was supposed to meet Viola, he did not turn up because he couldn't walk, and only wanted what Olenna had given him the previous night. Olenna didn't mention if Viola ever married into House Tyrell, or at all.
In the booksEdit
In the books there is no character named Viola, either of House Redwyne or any other house. Viola was perhaps added to demonstrate the lengths Olenna was willing to go to so as to not have to marry a Targaryen which is mentioned in the books but never explained in any detail.