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The Last Lion of House Reyne is a Harry Potter-A Song of Ice and Fire fanfic written by joen1801, who's best known for the other Harry Potter/A Song Of Ice and Fire story; The Difference One Man Can Make.

The story begins during the downfall of House Reyne, the once proud house trapped in Castamere, awaiting their end at the hands of Tywin Lannister. Reynard Reyne, and his wife, Lily, lament that their son, Harrion Reyne, won't get to live to see his first name day.


However, before they die, they miraculously find themselves outside of Castamere. Knowing that Tywin Lannister would put them to the sword if he discovered their survival, Reynard and Lily choose to flee from the Westerlands with their infant in tow. Together, the last survivors of House Reyne intend to live their lives free of fear from the forces of the West.

The Last Lion of House Reyne provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Harry has grown into one of the finest knights in the Seven Kingdoms and is highly respected despite his (supposed) lowborn origins.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Reynard Reyne, rather than sharing in his siblings' plans to take over the West, disagrees with their plans, marries a commoner instead of a noble woman, metaphorically bites his brother's head off when it is obvious his actions will lead to his family's death and when he has a chance attempts to negotiate with Tywin while acknowledging he's probably going to pay a steep price for it.
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  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Thanks to Harry pointing out the loopholes of the prophecy, Cersei is less of a bitch compared to her canon self, having never killed Melara and being nicer to Tyrion.
  • Almighty Janitor: Since no one knows of Harrion's origins, he comes across as an incredibly talented lowborn knight to the rest of Westeros.
  • Animal Motifs: Harry has lions (red instead of gold like the Lannisters), given that he's a Reyne.
  • Ax-Crazy: Gregor, naturally.
  • Balancing Death's Books: Harry believes this is the reason his father died after he saved Melara Hetherspoon.
  • The Blacksmith: Lily's father is one. He knows how to work with Valyrian steel. His work was how Reynard met Lily - he had gone to request for a sword and saw her, reading by the fire.
  • Boring, but Practical: Harrion thinks that the Harry Potter magic is boring and that wands are just crutches, but he acknowledges that spells are easier to cast than the magic he does, and that wands do make things a lot easier.
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  • Call-Forward: During their expedition into the Doom, Harry and Ashara find the Valyrian steel armor, the horn and the dragon egg Euron Greyjoy brought out during A Feast for Crows.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Mountain's wounded leg may not seem all that important now, but considering what he'll do later, that injury might just be Elia's chance at surviving if the Sack of King's landing comes to pass.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: While they stayed at Highgarden, Garth Tyrell tried to get Reynard killed by sending him against a dangerous gang in a solo mission so he could attempt to force Lily to sleep with him. Years later, one of the men from that gang, whom Garth liberated some time later for the purpose of killing Reynard, found him by pure chance and sent one of his mooks to kill him.
  • Chick Magnet: Harry has so far attracted the attention of Ashara Dayne, Cersei Lannister, Janna Tyrell, Melara Hetherspoon, and a unnamed Florent girl.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Ashara and Harry. One of Harry's reasons behind his actions and attempts to attain power is that he wants to be high enough in the ranks of nobility that Lord Dayne will be willing to let them get married.
  • Dual Wielding: Harry takes up a dual blade fighting style and is very good at it. Robert even calls Harry "a demon with two swords".
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Rhaegar tends to see visions that tell him of future events. One of these was a vision of a red lion fighting two vicious hounds, defeating them and wounding their legs, only for a third to attack from behind and kill the lion. After Rhaegar saw Harry defeat Gregor Clegane (whose family sigil is three hounds), wound him in the same way as his vision foretold, and being in possession of a medallion with the sigil of house Reyne (a red lion) on it, he made it a point to get Harry away from Gregor as soon as he could.
  • Famed In-Story: As word of his feats spreads, Harry's name becomes well known elsewhere in the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Robert Baratheon, whom Harry meets after a melée tournament, becomes quite friendly with Harry.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Death looks human but it’s obvious that it’s really a timeless force of nature in human shape.
  • I Have Many Names: Death says that it has been known as Azrael, Thanatos, Hel, Stranger, and the Lion of Night.
  • Irony: Tywin Lannister now owes the last member of the House he sought to make extinct for the return of his family's ancestral sword.
  • It's Personal:
    • Upon finding that Garth Tyrell ordered Reynard's death, Harry swears to kill him.
    • Averted with Reynes regarding the Lannisters. The surviving Reynes have nothing against them and find that in the end, the other members of their family had it coming with how much they "pulled the lion's tail".
  • Last of His Kind: After his father is killed, Harry is truly the only Reyne left.
  • Loophole Abuse: Ashara knows that Harry intends to travel to Essos in order to find who ordered his father's death, and also to travel to Valyria. She also knows that her parents wouldn't allow her to go with him. Her solution: tell her parents that she wants to go to Essos and requests Harry acts as her bodyguard.
  • Master Swordsman: Harry is in the same league as Arthur Dayne, having matched the Sword of Morning in numerous spars and even defeating Robert Baratheon in a Tourney melee.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Garth Tyrell tries to arrange for Reynard Reyne to be killed by bandits so that he can have Lily to himself. He fails in having him killed the first time he tries, but he does succeed in killing him years later.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In canon the mother of the 3 Martell siblings is unnamed here she is named Aliandra.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
    • From the point of view of their friends, Harry's and Ashara's travel into the Doom of Valyria.
    • From Harry's point of view, the events of Duskendale, which occurred while he and Ashara were away.
  • Past-Life Memories: Harrion Reyne keeps Dreaming of Times Gone By, witnessing all of Harry Potter's life as he grows up. As it turns out, the reason behind this is that, after Harry Potter was "killed" during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this Harry could not go back, so Death offered him a chance to live a new life - leading to his reincarnation as Harrion Reyne.
  • Power at a Price: Rhoynish water magic can heal many injuries, but it comes with a cost - whoever does the healing will suffer the pain caused by the injury, multiplied by three.
  • Precocious Crush:
    • Cersei is hinted to have a bit of one for Harry.
    • Meanwhile, Harry and Ashara have had a mutual crush for a long time.
  • Rags to Riches: Lily was a commoner who fell in love with and married Reynard Reyne, a member of one of the noble families of the Westerlands.
  • Reincarnate in Another World: Harry was reincarnated in Westeros as Harrion Reyne following his "death" in The Deathly Hallows.
  • Riches to Rags: After the fall of House Reyne, they aren't anywhere near as wealthy as they were, but still have enough to get by. Harry works hard to revert this and restore his family's status.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: When Cersei hears the valonqar will kill her, Harry points out that the prophecy is quite ambiguous (seeing that it does not state who is said valonqar) and that hating and mistreating her youngest brother Tyrion (whom Cersei thinks is the valonqar) will push him to seriously consider kinslaying. This leads to Cersei trying to be nicer to Tyrion and growing somewhat fond of her little brother.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Harry decides to let his travel to the Doom of Valyria become this, initially, so he can later reveal he was the one who did it and achieve greatness.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • Reynard Reyne survives the fall of Castamere only to die several years later to a bandit that had been paid to kill him.
    • Melara Hetherspoon whom Cersei killed shortly after their visit to Maggy the Frog is saved thanks to Harry's intervention.
    • Also, Gerion Lannister may be spared his canon fate, as Harry's adventures lead him to finding Brightroar, which he gives to Tywin Lannister in exchange of him eventually allowing Harry to publicly retake the Reyne family name and not trying to finish the job.
  • Time Abyss: Since Death is a timeless concept in human form, it's been around for longer than human history for both Westeros or Earth can begin to recollect.
  • Uriah Gambit: Garth Tyrell tries to pull one by having Reynard go against a dangerous gang so that he could take Lily for himself. It doesn't work, but Reynard is killed years later by one of the gang after Garth frees him.
  • Yandere: Garth Tyrell really wants to sleep with Lily and won't take no for an answer. He actively tries to get Reynard killed and succeeds years later.