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  • At the start of Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister is a rich dwarf who loves drinking and sex

  • . He’s also smart and sensitive.

  • He feels unloved and mistreated, so he uses his sarcastic drunk persona to protect himself

  • from emotional pain . Tyrion’s relationship with his family is complicated.

  • He loves his brother Jaime, but his father Tywin and sister Cersei treat him as an embarrassment

  • to their proud family.

  • So from the start, Tyrion’s loyalty to the Lannisters is in questionJaime asks whose

  • side he’s on . Tyrion visits the Wallhe pisses off the edge of the world , and makes

  • friends with Jon Snow.

  • Tyrion gives Bran a special saddle so he can ride after he’s crippledas a dwarf,

  • Tyrion has sympathyfor cripples, bastards and broken things” . Catelyn Stark arrests

  • Tyrion on false charges, and brings him to Lysa, who locks him in a sky cell.

  • Tyrion goes free after a trial by combat, thanks to the mercenary Bronn . Theyre

  • almost both killed by hill tribesmen, but Tyrion then convinces them to join himTyrion’s

  • really good at talking his way out of danger, and turning enemies into allies.

  • Tyrion’s father Tywin has, quote, “always been a cunt” , treating Tyrion as a “constant

  • disappointment” . He gives Tyrion a chance to prove himself , sending Tyrion to the capital,

  • to rule as Hand of the King . But Tywin forbids Tyrion from bringing his mistress, the prostitute

  • Shae . Tywin and Tyrion have a history with women.

  • Tyrion had once married a common girl called Tysha, and Tywin thought she was unworthy

  • so he had her gang-raped . Tyrion and Tywin’s relationship is poisoned with misogyny,

  • shame and resentment.

  • So in defiance of his father, Tyrion brings Shae to King’s Landing.

  • In Season 1, Tyrion’s smart funny persona masks deep insecurities and pain.

  • In Season 2, Tyrion rules as Handcreating conflict with Cersei , who wants the power

  • to herself.

  • He also butts head with Joffrey, the psycho little fuckwit king . Tyrion forms an uneasy

  • alliance with Varys, who sees potential in Tyrion . And Tyrion secretly continues his

  • relationship with Shae . Tyrion and Cersei’s rivalry spirals into violence.

  • Cersei’s furious when Tyrion sends her daughter to Dorne . So Cersei tries to hurt him by

  • beating Ros, who she thinks is Tyrion’s lover.

  • And Tyrion threatens Cerseipromising to turn her joy into ashes in her mouth . King’s

  • Landing is attacked by Stannis, and Tyrion defends the city.

  • He destroys Stannisfleet with wildfire, and personally leads an attack . His face

  • is cut by a Kingsguard, and he’s saved by his faithful squire Podrick.

  • Shae declares her love to Tyrion, and asks him to start a new life with her . But Tyrion

  • feels he belongs in the politics of King’s Landing . So in Season 2, Tyrion finds new

  • purpose, playing the game of thrones.

  • But Tywin returns, and takes all the credit for saving the city from Stannis , and he

  • replaces Tyrion as Hand of the King . So in Season 3, Tyrion confronts Tywin and

  • demands recognition for helping the familyhe asks his father for love and approval.

  • But Tywin gives him cruelty and contempt.

  • He describes his hatred and disgust for Tyrion, for his drinking and whoring and for being

  • a dwarf.

  • He blames Tyrion for his mother’s death in childbirth, says Tyrion will never inherit

  • the family castle , and that hell kill Tyrion’s next whore . Tyrion keeps on trying

  • to prove himself, working as Master of Coinbut Tywin still refuses to acknowledge

  • him . Tyrion makes a point of rewarding Podrick with a trip to the brothelTyrion gives

  • Pod the love and approval that Tyrion wishes he got from Tywin . Tyrion takes solace with

  • Shae, and also confides in Bronn.

  • Tywin makes Tyrion marry Sansa Stark , which puts Tyrion in inawkwardposition . He

  • wants to keep Shae happy . But he also wants to do right by Sansa.

  • Tywin tells Tyrion to get Sansa pregnant , so the Lannisters can claim the north.

  • Tyrion refuses to force himself on Sansa , and all the old resentments over Tysha return

  • . Tyrion gets drunk and threatens King Joffrey, and Tywin reminds Tyrion how much he hates

  • him . So by the end of Season 3, Tyrion’s stuck in a deeply uncomfortable marriage,

  • his mistress is pissed, his father hates him, the king hates him, and the realm is wracked

  • with war . How long can it go on, Tyrion asks .

  • In Season 4, Tyrion tries to help his wife Sansa as she grieves for her murdered family.

  • When Jaime comes home without a hand, it kinda brings the brothers closernow that theyre

  • both cripples of a sort.

  • Cersei finds out about Shae, so Tyrion tries to break up with her, to send her away to

  • safety.

  • Shae refuses to leave him , so Tyrion gets hurtful, saying Shae’s a whore, that she’s

  • not good enoughechoing Tywin’s hate.

  • Tyrion hurts the one he loves in trying to protect her.

  • At Joffrey’s wedding, Joffrey publicly humiliates Tyrion.

  • And When Joffrey’s poisoned, Cersei accuses Tyrion of the murder . The trial goes badly,

  • and gets worse when Shae testifies against Tyrionprobably under duress by Cersei.

  • Tyrion feels deeply betrayedby the woman he loved, by his father, and by the whole

  • city, who turn against Tyrion after he’d saved them from Stannis.

  • A lifetime of pain and hate comes pouring out, he says “I wish I was the monster you

  • think I am” . Tyrion demands trial by combat, but his champion Prince Oberyn is killed.

  • So Tyrion is sentenced to death by his own father for a crime he didn’t commit . In

  • the finale, Jaime and Varys break Tyrion out of jail.

  • And Tyrion finds that Shae has become Tywin’s lover.

  • This shows the total hypocrisy of Tywin’s hatred forwhores”, and it shows the

  • depth of Shae’s betrayalshe calls TywinMy lion” , which was her pet name for

  • Tyrion.

  • Shae takes a knife, and Tyrion strangers her.

  • The he apologises to her corpsecause after all, Shae didn’t ask for any of this

  • when Tyrion took her in Season 1.

  • Finally, Tyrion confronts his father, who still refuses to respect Tyrion’s feelings.

  • Tywin saysYou're no son of mine” , and Tyrion replies “I have always been your

  • son” . Because Tyrion and Tywin are alike.

  • They have the same insecurities around power and pride, women and love, and in the end,

  • they have the same brutality.

  • Tyrion kills his father, and leaves the country with Varys.

  • In Season 4, Tyrion’s struggle for love and acceptance ends with betrayal and murder.

  • In Season 5, Tyrion is depressed and hopeless , filled with guilt and self-loathing for

  • killing Tywin and Shae . Varys wants him to help Daenerys , and Tyrion goes along with

  • it cause he’s got nothing better to do while he drinks himself to death . In Volantis,

  • Tyrion is captured by Jorah, who also wants to take him Daenerys.

  • In Valyria, Tyrion sees Daenerysdragon, Drogon.

  • Tyrion has always been fascinated by dragons, and seeing one for real brings a sense of

  • hope and wonderment back to his life . Tyrion needs something to live for, and Jorah says

  • that the Daenerys is worth believing in . Jorah and Tyrion are attacked by stone men, then

  • theyre captured by slavers, Tyrion talks about his cock, and he ends up meeting Daenerys.

  • He convinces Daenerys to take him on as a political advisorhe’s useful to her

  • cause he knows the politics of Westeros, and he knows Queen Cersei . And Tyrion and Daenerys

  • have a lot in common.

  • Both of their fathers were powerful cruel politicians . Both of their mothers died in

  • childbirth.

  • Both of them like political power, but also have compassion for the weak . So Daenerys

  • and Tyrion get along.

  • They try to make peace in Meereen by working with Hizdahr and opening the fighting pits,

  • and that all turns to shit, but Tyrion sees Daenerys take flight on her dragon, showing

  • him that there is magic and hope left in the world.

  • In Season 5, Tyrion finds someone to believe in.

  • In Season 6, Daenerys is gone.

  • And Tyrion is left to bring peace to a divided and dangerous Meereen . It’s a huge political

  • challengeand a chance to prove himself to his new queen . Tyrion starts by unchaining

  • Dany’s dragons , and he gets the red priests to support Daenerys . But the main threat

  • is the Sons of the Harpy, and Tyrion learns that theyre funded by the nearby slave

  • cities . So Tyrion makes a peace deal with the slaversthough Grey Worm and Missandei

  • warn him that it won’t work . For a while, there’s “peacein Meereen . Varys leaves,

  • and Tyrion says hell miss him . Tyrion tries to make friends with Grey Worm and Missandei.

  • Tyrion’s a long way from home, and he’s lonely . Just when Meereen seems safe, the

  • slavers attack . Tyrion’s peace deal fails , and everything turns to shit just as Daenerys

  • returns.

  • So Dany is not impressed.

  • But she still listens to Tyrion’s advice.

  • He convinces her not to go full fire and blood on the slavers , and instead to just kill

  • some, and warn the rest not to attack again . He oversees Dany’s alliance with the Greyjoys.

  • And he tells her to break up with Daario , so she’s open for marriage.

  • Daenerys sees the value in Tyrion’s advice, and he’s impressed by her compromises and

  • self-sacrifice” . They respect each other, and Tyrion starts to fall in love with her

  • . He declares his loyalty to Daenerys , and she names him Hand of the Queen . From Daenerys,

  • Tyrion finally gets the respect and approval that he never got from his father.

  • In Season 7, Tyrion comes home to Westeroswith Daenerysinvading army.

  • Tyrion helps plan the war against his siblings, Cersei and Jaime.

  • And he says not to attack King’s Landing with dragons, because that would kill thousands

  • of peopleincluding Tyrion’s family . Tyrion encourages Dany to team up with Jon

  • . Tyrion’s friendship with Jon helps build this powerful alliance . But Tyrion’s war

  • plans failhis strategy loses Daenerys the Dornish, Greyjoys and Tyrells . Daenerys

  • questions Tyrion’s loyaltymaybe Tyrion doesn’t want her to destroy the Lannisters

  • cause theyre his family . When Daenerys burns a Lannister army, Tyrion watches in

  • horror as his brother Jaime is almost killed . He walks through ashes of his family’s

  • army, and Randyll Tarly condemns Tyrion for betraying his family and homeland . Tyrion

  • is disturbed when Dany burns the Tarlys.

  • Tyrion still believes that Daenerys could be a great queen , but his loyalty is torn

  • between her and his family.

  • Tyrion meets with Jaime and tries to explain his feelings about their father.

  • Tyrion arranges the peace meeting between Dany and Cersei.

  • And when it breaks down, Tyrion faces his sister.

  • Cersei hates him for killing Tywin, but Tyrion wants her to know that he never meant to hurt

  • their familyhe feels terrible about the deaths of her kids and of Tywin.

  • Tyrion tries desperately to make peace, and Cersei tricks himshe uses her pregnancy

  • to convince Tyrion that shell help Daenerys fight the dead, when Cersei’s actually planning

  • to betray them . On the way north, Tyrion is disturbed when Dany and Jon have sexpartly

  • because Tyrion kinda loves Dany, but also cause this complicates the political situation.

  • So in Season 7, Tyrion’s loyalties are torn.

  • He wants Daenerys to make the world better.

  • But he also wants to protect his familyJaime, and Cersei, and her unborn child.

  • So whatll happen with Tyrion in the final season?

  • It looks like Jaime will join Daenerys against the dead . And Jaime could tell Tyrion that

  • Cersei’s planning to betray everyone , which might make it easier for Tyrion to side against

  • Cersei.

  • But still, Tyrion has sympathy forbroken things”, and Cersei is the brokenest of

  • allmaybe Tyrion will still wanna protect his sister and her unborn child . There are

  • theories that Cersei and Tyrion made a secret deal to make Cersei’s child heir to the

  • Throne, or something.

  • Tyrion might get back with Bronn and Podthe old squad together again.

  • Hell prolly reunite with his ex-wife, Sansa.

  • Sansa appreciates that Tyrion was good to her , and Tyrion knows Sansa’s smartmaybe

  • they could form a political alliance, and Tyrion could advise her.

  • Tyrion might get closer with Dany’s dragons.

  • There are theories that Tyrion is a secret Targaryen, but weve already got of those.

  • Still, it’d be cool if Tyrion rode a dragonand he does have experience designing

  • special saddles.

  • If Tyrion survives to the end, maybe hell help Daenerysbreak the wheel”, and introduce

  • democracy to Westeros, like he said last season . Or maybe hell rule Casterly Rock, to

  • spite Tywin who said he never would . Maybe hell start that winery he mentioned in

  • Season 6 . Or maybe hell die at the age of eighty with a belly full of wine and girl

  • on his cock, as in Season 1 . But Tyrion’s story is defined by tragedy.

  • There are hints in the books that Tyrion might lose his tongue.

  • Or that hell lose his life.

  • Tyrion might never get the love and acceptance that he craves.

  • But most of all, let’s hope that we get the punchline to that joke about the jackass

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At the start of Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister is a rich dwarf who loves drinking and sex

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    Jerry Liu posted on 2019/04/18
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