A lot of important things happen on the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season six. Yeah, yeah, there are heartwarming family reunions and some explosive action scenes, but the real fire happens at Castle Black . . . where Tormund Giantsbane first lays eyes on the love of his life, Brienne of Tarth. As soon as she rides through the gates with her lady Sansa, Brienne is the only person Tormund has eyes for — even during dinnertime, when he stares at her seductively while devouring a piece of bread.
Unsurprisingly, the internet went a bit nuts at this hint of attraction between the two fan-favourite characters. Viewers not only approve of the possible pairing because they simply want Brienne to be happy but also because she and Tormund are so perfectly matched. Wildlings don't look down on female warriors; in fact, a woman who can kick ass and defend herself is pretty sexy Beyond the Wall. Tormund, who claims to have giant's blood, would only be further attracted to Brienne's hulking stature — a feature that she has only faced ridicule for in the past.
We're all aboard this romantic "ship," which has been dubbed "Torienne" on Tumblr. Thankfully, there's already plenty of material to fuel the excitement about Brienne and Tormund's connection — including some surprisingly sweet fan fiction and quite a few hilarious internet reactions. So if you're pumped about this potential Game of Thrones power couple, join the club!
— erika, if you will (@weevilbabe) May 16, 2016
brienne and tormund sittin in a tree, D-I-S-E-M-B-O-W-E-L-I-N-G
— Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs) May 16, 2016
Tormund and Brienne pic.twitter.com/yzLwhBHXlv
— Game of Photos (@gamofphoto) May 16, 2016
me: hm Brienne and Tormund? Is this a thing? Do I... ship it?
Tumblr: the ship has left the harbor, we cross the narrow sea
— Yulin Kuang (@YulinKuang) May 16, 2016
love the dragons and stuff but if the rest of this season turns into a brienne/tormund romcom I won't complain
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 16, 2016