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Willas Tyrell is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He has only appeared in the House Tyrell family tree issued by HBO. He is the eldest son of Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden.

Biography

Background

Willas Tyrell is the eldest son of Mace Tyrell and Alerie Tyrell. He has two younger brothers Garlan and Loras and one sister Margaery.[1]

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Luthor Tyrell
Deceased
 
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née Redwyne Redwyne-small
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mace Tyrell
 
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Alerie Tyrell
née Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Margaery's 2nd husband
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Margaery Tyrell
 
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Loras's lover
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Joffrey's younger brother
Betrothed to Margaery

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, his family remains the same. Willas suffered a crippling injury to his leg in his adolescent years from a tournament accident while he was facing Oberyn Martell in a joust. Though this has increased the animosity between the Tyrells and the Martells (who have been bitter enemies for many generations prior to the incident), Willas himself is relatively calm about the injury and does not blame Oberyn, acknowledging that it was an accident and not his fault, and even befriending Oberyn to an extent.

The men of House Tyrell in the current generation tend to be well-meaning but not very intelligent, yet Willas is considered an exception to this. Willas is often noted as a studious, well-educated, and kind, and is renowned for breeding the finest hawks, hounds, and horses in the Seven Kingdoms.

In the novels, as the eldest Tyrell son Willas is heir to Highgarden and the lands and titles of House Tyrell, Tywin Lannister plans to marry Cersei to Willas in order to secure the loyalty of the Reach. However, in the series, Tywin states that Loras Tyrell is the heir and plans to marry Cersei to him, despite her protests.

Willas is unmarried, despite being a valuable marriage prospect as heir of the Reach. He hasn't married yet because the Tyrells are holding out for the best possible match to forge a marriage alliance. In A Storm of Swords, Olenna and Margaery plot to have Willas marry Sansa Stark; as she is desperate to escape King's Landing, they are certain - and they are right - that she will accept the offer despite the age difference and his disability (the Tyrells, of course, want Sansa because she is the key to the North). In the series, Willas has not been mentioned on-screen, so it is Loras that the Tyrells plan to marry to Sansa.

The Lannisters learned about the Tyrells' plan to marry Sansa to Willas by Dontos Hollard, to whom Sansa told all about, unaware that he works for Littlefinger, while in the series they learned it from Loras' new lover Olyvar. Similarly to the series, the Lannisters foiled the Tyrells' plan by forcing Sansa to marry Tyrion Lannister.

Mace Tyrell initially approved of Tywin's offer to marry Cersei to Willas, but his mother forced him to reject it, claiming that Cersei is too old and too "used" for her precious grandson. Tywin grudgingly dropped the offer and never mentioned it again.

The books do not reveal how Willas felt about the (unrealized) idea of marrying Sansa or Cersei, and if he was told about.

See also

References

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Lord: Lord Mace Tyrell Heir: Ser Loras Tyrell
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Seat: Highgarden Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Reach · Lord of Highgarden · Warden of the South
Ancestors:Garth Gardener · Harlen Tyrell
Current members:Olenna Tyrell · Alerie Tyrell · Margaery Tyrell · Tyrell lady
Deceased members:Luthor Tyrell
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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