Sweets - by Pojypojy ©
|Allegiance||House of Qaggaz|
|Book||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Sweets is a hermaphrodite (equivalent to intersex in the real-world) slave owned by Yezzan zo Qaggaz.
Appearance and Character
Sweets is described as willowy with purple hair and violet eyes. Sweets dresses in moonstones and Myrish lace. Sweets is fluent in four tongues, one of them High Valyrian. Sweets is rather droll and astute - she titters a ghastly titter at Penny's naïveté as to their fate if Yezzan dies. Sweets is fond of master Yezzan. Sweets is referred to by the pronouns she/her, except for once by Tyrion thinking of Sweets as a him when thinking: his will be the first throat slit.
A Dance with Dragons
Along with the rest of Yezzan's "special treasures", Sweets accompanies their master to the Yunkai encampment outside of Meereen. During the Windblown's march to Meereen, Dick Straw reveals to Quentyn Martell some of the gossip about Yezzan and his passion for grotesques – including that among his slaves is a hermaphrodite who warms his bed at night.
Sweets is introduced to Yezzan's new purchases Penny and Tyrion Lannister. She obligingly warns Tyrion to be careful around Nurse. Sweets is loathed by some slaves because she is the master's favorite, but she is friendly and candid with Tyrion and Penny. Sweets identifies Ben Plumm to Tyrion, before he and Penny are summoned to perform during Yezzan's banquet held in Yurkhaz zo Yunzak's honor.
When Yezzan contracts the pale mare, it falls to Sweets, Penny, Tyrion, and his other treasures to attend to him. Tyrion thinks to himself that Sweets was right in that Yezzan was not so bad as masters went. When Tyrion tells Penny sardonically that they are all going to die, Sweets gives them a desperate look, and replies that Yezzan must not die. Unlike Penny, Sweets is under no illusions as to their fate if Yezzan dies. She remarks to Penny that favorites sometimes accompany their masters to the grave and serve him in the afterlife. Tyrion thinks that Sweets should know, as here's will be the first throat slit.
When the goat boy hopefully mentions Daenerys Targaryen, Sweets replies that she is dead, drowned in the Dothraki Sea, not knowing that the Dothraki Sea is grassland and not water. When Tyrion informs Sweets that they will see to fetching fresh water for the master, Sweets sounds numb when she replies that this is good of Tyrion, causing Tyrion to realize that Sweets's numbness is caused by more than just the fear of having here throat slit - Sweets had truly been fond of Yezzan.
Tyrion and Penny escape before they can learn of the fate of Yezzan's grotesquerie. However, once they arrive at the Second Sons's camp, in an effort to fix Penny's listlessness, Tyrion lies to her and tells her that Yezzan's special slaves are all dead from the pale mare, and that Sweets was the first to go. The fate of Sweets is unknown.
You are trying to decide if I'm a man or woman. I'm both, and master loves me best.—Sweets, to Tyrion Lannister and Penny
His will be the first throat slit.—Tyrion Lannister's thoughts on Sweets's fate if Yezzan dies
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 47, Tyrion X.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 66, Tyrion XII.