Varys (aka "the Spider") was the Master of Whisperers for the Iron Throne. He is supposedly a eunuch, who was cut as a young boy. Varys is sneaky and manipulative, and his long-game plan is unknown. Even after assisting Tyrion for a long time, he testified against him in court. Jaime supposedly forced Varys to release Tyrion from his cell, and then Varys disappeared. At the end of aDwD, Varys murdered Kevan Lannister and Maester Pycelle. He is thought to be a Targaryen or Blackfyre loyalist.