Many people still wonder why Tywin Lannister did not take the throne, when in all, he proved to be the most capable. Someone might say that the lion never had any intention to make own the crown without the lioness at his side as queen.
— by my fanfic, “The Lord of Casterly Rock deserved rainbows”
ASOIAF FANCASTING MEME: 4/9 character’s family members who aren’t portrayed in the show: ↳ Annabelle Wallis as Joanna Lannister “Lady Joanna Lannisterwas a Lady of Casterly Rock, the wife of Lord Tywin Lannister, and the mother of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion. She died giving birth to Tyrion before the beginning of the series.Joanna’s marriage to Tywin was reportedly a happy one. Joanna became Tywin’s trusted counselor and companion. Her influence on her husband was such that people would say Tywin ruled the Seven Kingdoms as Hand of the King,“but was ruled at home by his lady wife.”In 266 AC, Joanna gave birth to Cersei and Jaime, with Tywin present. King Aerys ordered Tywin to bring Joanna and the children to King’s Landing when the children were old enough to travel, but Lord Tytos Lannister died before this could occur, and instead Tywin, Aerys, Prince Rhaegar, and half the court went to the westerlands in 267 AC, where they would remain for most of next year.”
His mother had died giving him birth, so the Martells would have found the Rock deep in mourning. His father especially. Lord Tywin seldom spoke of his wife, but Tyrion had heard his uncles talk of the love between them.
fancasting meme: nine characters’ parents and/or family members who aren’t portrayed in the show/movie: Annabelle Wallis as Joanna Lannister