66 Facts About Tyrion Lannister


Tyrion Lannister is one of a few prominent characters not included in A Feast for Crows but returned in A Dance with Dragons, and is confirmed to appear in the forthcoming sixth novel The Winds of Winter.

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Tyrion Lannister developed from a character concept Martin had while writing the 1981 novel Windhaven.

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When his father returns and takes his position as Hand of the King, Tyrion Lannister is compensated with the difficult position of Master of Coin.

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Tyrion Lannister is framed for Joffrey's murder and flees Westeros for Essos.

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Tyrion Lannister has been called one of the author's finest creations and most popular characters by The New York Times.

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Tyrion Lannister won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.

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Tyrion Lannister is the only Game of Thrones actor to win an Emmy award and the only actor to receive a nomination for each season.

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Tyrion Lannister [is] the brilliant, black-witted dwarf whose family has had the firmest grip on power for much of the series, though that's not saying much.

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Tyrion Lannister is another good example of what separates Tolkien and Martin.

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Tyrion Lannister isn't a hearty, ax-wielding, gold-mining member of a noble dwarven race.

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Tyrion Lannister is an actual dwarf, achondroplastic and stubby-limbed, a joke to passersby and an embarrassment to his family.

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Tyrion Lannister is intelligent, witty, well-read, and shares his father's skill for business and political maneuvering.

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Tyrion Lannister had to be the ugliest person in the world but the most intelligent too.

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Tyrion Lannister gets off a lot of good iconoclastic, cynical one-liners, and those are fun to write.

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All my characters are gray to a greater or lesser extent, but Tyrion Lannister is perhaps the deepest shade of gray, with the black and white in him most thoroughly mixed, and I find that very appealing.

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Tyrion Lannister appears first in A Game of Thrones, and then in A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

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Tyrion Lannister is one of a handful of "sorely missed" major characters that do not appear in 2005's A Feast for Crows, but on his website in 2006 Martin released a sample chapter featuring Tyrion from his next novel A Dance with Dragons.

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Tyrion Lannister is perhaps the most intelligent member of his family but is consistently underestimated and marginalized.

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He's lost his position in House Tyrion Lannister, he's lost his position in court, he's lost all of his gold – which is the one thing that's kind of sustained him throughout his life.

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Still in possession of the "cruel wit that has seen him through in the past", Tyrion provides, according to Thomas M Wagner, the "warmest and most sympathetic moments" in the novel.

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Tyrion Lannister accompanies King Robert Baratheon's entourage to visit the Stark stronghold of Winterfell, and disciplines his nephew Prince Joffrey when the latter refuses to pay respect to the recently crippled Bran Stark.

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Tyrion Lannister then opts to visit the Wall with a Night's Watch convoy, and befriends Ned Stark's bastard son Jon Snow at Castle Black.

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Tyrion Lannister denies the charges and demands a trial by combat, and is championed by a sellsword named Bronn, who wins the duel and secures Tyrion Lannister's freedom.

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Tyrion Lannister is sent through a dangerous road in a plot to murder him.

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Tyrion Lannister then participates in the Battle on the Green Fork, sent as the vanguard by his father Tywin Lannister.

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Tyrion Lannister arrives at King's Landing and immediately recognizes the chaos created by Joffrey and Cersei's abuse of power.

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Disgusted by Joffrey's behavior and Cersei's failure to control him, Tyrion Lannister openly opposes the young king and tries to keep the hostage Sansa Stark out of harm's way.

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When fighting on the burning wreckage of Stannis fleet, Tyrion Lannister is attacked and grievously wounded by the Kingsguard knight Ser Mandon Moore, but is saved by his young squire Podrick Payne.

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Tyrion Lannister is then appointed Master of Coin as a "reward" for his successful leadership, which is really the burden of fixing the Crown's fiscal mess.

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Tyrion Lannister is given the difficult task of hosting the visiting Dornish convoy from the hostile House Martell.

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Tyrion Lannister is heartbroken to find that Shae has turned against him and openly humiliates him in court.

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Furious, Tyrion Lannister swears revenge on his family for a lifetime of cruelty, falsely admits to murdering Joffrey and reveals Cersei's promiscuity in order to hurt Jaime.

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Tyrion Lannister is taken to Pentos, where he finds himself under the protection of wealthy Magister Illyrio Mopatis.

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On Illyrio's advice, Tyrion Lannister agrees to seek out and join Aerys' surviving daughter Daenerys at Meereen and help her reclaim the Iron Throne.

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Tyrion Lannister realizes that two of his traveling companions are not what they seem — one sellsword named "Griff" is Jon Connington, Crown Prince Rhaegar's close friend and Aerys' disgraced former Hand of the King; the other teenager named "Young Griff" is claimed to be Rhaegar's supposedly slain son Aegon, whom Varys allegedly had spirited away and replaced with another baby who was instead killed by Gregor Clegane during the Lannisters' sack of King's Landing.

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Tyrion Lannister then uses a game of cyvasse to sabotage Illyrio's plan by persuading Young Griff abandoning the idea of alliance with Daenerys.

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Tyrion Lannister quickly realizes the Yunkai'i forces are on the losing side, and attempts to convince the Second Sons to change their allegiance.

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Tyrion Lannister was confirmed by Martin as a returning character in the upcoming sixth book, with two chapters currently released to the public.

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On his way back to King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister is seized by Catelyn Stark, who suspects him of having plotted to assassinate her son Bran.

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Tyrion Lannister definitely enjoys that part and he's trying desperately to hold onto it.

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Tyrion Lannister destroys much of Stannis' attacking fleet with wildfire, but is almost assassinated during the battle, presumably at Joffrey's or Cersei's command.

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Tyrion Lannister recovers to find himself stripped of power by his returned father, and without recognition for his heroics.

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Shae implores Tyrion Lannister to move to Pentos with her, but he opts to remain in Kings Landing.

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Season 2 leaves Tyrion Lannister "broke, beaten, scarred for life and stripped of his power, " despite having been instrumental in saving King's Landing from invasion.

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Tyrion Lannister is defended by Oberyn Martell, who believes that his sister, niece, and nephew were murdered by Gregor.

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Tyrion Lannister decides to confront Tywin before his flight, and finds Shae in his father's bed.

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Tyrion Lannister kills his father with a crossbow bolt, and then leaves for Pentos with Varys.

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Tyrion Lannister realized that Varys might be right about Daenerys being the "last hope for Westeros".

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Benioff and Weiss suggested that Tyrion Lannister believes that Daenerys could bring him "back into power".

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Tyrion Lannister arrives in Pentos, where Varys reveals that he has been conspiring to restore House Targaryen to power, and asks Tyrion Lannister to journey with him to meet Daenerys Targaryen in Meereen.

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Tyrion Lannister discovers that the Sons of the Harpy are funded by the slavers of Yunkai, Astapor, and Volantis, and arranges a meeting with representatives of those cities to give them seven years to abolish slavery.

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Tyrion Lannister enlists the assistance of the red priestess Kinvara, who believes that Daenerys is a messianic figure prophesied by her faith and offers the support of the followers of R'hllor.

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Tyrion Lannister then joins her, the dragons, and her army as they sail to Westeros.

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Tyrion Lannister suggests that Jon would make a valuable ally; Daenerys and Jon are impressed with each other, but she is annoyed when he declines to swear his allegiance to her.

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Tyrion Lannister advises against a direct attack on King's Landing, and Daenerys agrees to his nuanced series of attacks.

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Tyrion Lannister is unable to stop her from executing Randyll and Dickon Tarly, who refuse to swear fealty to her even after their defeat.

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Tyrion Lannister is reunited with Sansa, who doubts Cersei's promise to send aid and is disappointed that Tyrion would fall for Cersei's lie.

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Tyrion Lannister tells Varys, who considers whether Jon is a better option to rule Westeros than Daenerys.

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Tyrion Lannister convinces Daenerys to halt the destruction of King's Landing if the people surrender, signalled by the ringing of the city's bells.

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In prison, Tyrion Lannister persuades Jon that he must kill Daenerys for the good of the realm.

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Some time later, Tyrion Lannister persuades a council of the most powerful lords and ladies of Westeros to reject coronation by birthright and to instead agree to select each new ruler by council vote.

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Tyrion Lannister then suggests they make Bran king, claiming Bran's supernatural knowledge and wisdom make him an unparalleled choice to lead Westeros.

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Tyrion Lannister passes on to Jon the news that he is to be exiled to the Night's Watch again, and bids him farewell.

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Tyrion Lannister subsequently received one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.

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Tyrion Lannister earned a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor for Season 1 of Game of Thrones.

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Tyrion Lannister produced a Mystery Mini Blind Box figurine of a stylized Tyrion.

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