SPOILERS! Ya heard.
IMHO, Brienne of Tarth is Westeros’ most badass woman. She’s a skilled swords woman. She took out Stannis Baratheon (that asshat) with a single stroke. She doesn’t give a flying fuck about her appearance or the societal expectations of being a lady. In fact, she refuses to be called a lady, though she is in fact highborn. And she doesn’t need a man to protect her, let alone bed her. She’s a fighter, and she puts her vows to the Stark family above all else.
But there is a man in who on several occasions has shown an interest in Brienne. A genuine, reverential, admiration (and lust, sure) for this warrior woman: the red-haired, wildling warrior from the wrong side of the Wall, known as Tormund Giantsbane.
I get it, Brienne doesn’t really seem all that interested. She’s in love with Jaime, which means she either she doesn’t believe the rumors about Cersei and him, or doesn’t care. Personally, that would be a deal-breaker for me. But then again I haven’t been saved from a bear by said one-handed knight, so I don’t really know what my emotional attachment would be under these circumstances.
But I digress. It’s Tormund Giantsbane’s (that name tho) infatuation with Brienne of Tarth that Twitter couldn’t get enough of during last night EPIC AF episode. And honestly, our little hearts skipped a couple beats when he openly confessed his love for the badass lady from the Sapphire Isle.