Tormund Giantsbane/Brienne of Tarth
|Pairing:||Tormund Giantsbane/Brienne of Tarth|
|Alternative name(s):||Briemund, Torienne|
|Fandom:||Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire|
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The sparks between Tormund and Brienne were so undeniable, fans immediately proclaimed Briemund (Torenne?) the best thing to ever happen to Game of Thrones.Are You Shipping Brienne And Tormund On Game Of Thrones Yet? - Crystal
Tormund and Brienne first meet in Season 6, Episode 4, when Brienne escorts Sansa Stark to Castle Black so she can be reunited with her brother Jon Snow. Tormund seems to have been instantly smitten with Brienne, and tries to telegraph his attraction by throwing her longing looks across the dinner table. Brienne seems uncomfortable and not sure how to handle this attention. Tormund's infatuation with Brienne continues through Season 6 and Season 7, with Tormund telling Sandor Clegene in Season 7, Episode 6 that he hopes to "make babies with her. Think of them – great big monsters! They’d conquer the world!”
Many fan's reactions were immediately positive, creating fanworks after their first interaction, and continuing to do so with each appearance on screen. Although some fans have speculated that Tormund's views on romance are skewed by Wildling culture.
- In 2016 Tormund Giantsbane/Brienne of Tarth was ranked third most popular Game of Thrones ship on Tumblr.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- Missing Scenes: Interactions not shown or missing from canon.
- Pining: Usually features Tormund's unrequited love for Brienne, due to their canon interactions.
- Love Triangle: Usually between Tormund, Brienne and Jaime Lannister.
- Side Pairing: Tormund and Brienne are often a favorite secondary pairing in stories featuring Sansa Stark or Jon Snow. They also sometimes feature in a "Pair the Spare" manner in fics in which Jaime is paired with another character (such as Sansa or Daenerys Targaryen).
- Slow Burn: Fics often involve Brienne and Tormund gradually getting to know each other better and Brienne slowly warming up to him.
- Brienne e Tormund by Amanda3030
- 500 Days of Winter by CaptainIcarus
- Tormund x Brienne for life by lizzywhimsy
- OTP, Archived version by Crystal/Charlotte
- Brienne and Tormund by Sandramalie
- I Mean To Steal Me That Woman by Beeker
- All of Her by AsbestosMouth
- A Game of Want and Wanting by Myriddin
- Winning the Lass by AllisonDiamond
- Slick As a Baby Seal by Faradaze
- Tormund Giantsbane/Brienne of Tarth works at AO3
- Tormund + Brienne at Fanfiction.net
- Tumblr tags: Tormund x Brienne, Brienne x Tormund, Briemund, Torienne
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- "Best Quotes from Beyond the Wall: Game of Thrones Lines of the Week Episode 6". Archived from the original on 2017-08-30.
- "The 10 Funniest Reactions to Brienne + Tormund". Archived from the original on 2016-07-01.
- "Nothing will stop the internet's love of 'Game of Thrones' Tormund and Brienne". Archived from the original on 2017-08-23.
- Some ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have noticed that Tormund’s love for Brienne is morbid AF
- "Fandometrics In Depth: Game of Thrones Edition". Archived from the original on 2017-06-29.