Peter Dinklage has played Tyrion Lannister for 9 years.
Peter Dinklage has played Tyrion Lannister for 9 years.

Game of Thrones: From leading battles to averting them, these 5 scenes show Tyrion Lannister has forever been the wisest

Game of Thrones 8: Tyrion Lannister has always been the wisest person in Westeros and the one who truly deserves to rule it.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 08:10 PM IST

In the dark, wretched world of Game of Thrones, there are several lords and ladies, knights and kings fighting and dying for the Iron Throne. But there is one man in between all this chaos who truly deserves to rule the Seven Kingdoms; too bad he doesn’t even want to. Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage for nine years, is perhaps the wisest character in all of Westeros and definitely the one who should lead it.

Sure, Tyrion doesn’t have the strength of Jon Snow or the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen but what he has is the power of his brain, put to great use in difficult and often dangerous situations. He knows how to talk his way out of trouble and also how to talk trouble into someone’s life.

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Ever since we met him, Tyrion was never the most difficult person to root for. Sure he whiled away his days in booze and women, running away from fights and yet always falling headfirst into them. He was the bullied child of the family—of course, that emotional torture at the hands of his sister and father does deserve a stronger word— and was ridiculed at every step of the way. And yet, when he led the leaderless men at the Battle of Blackwater Bay, they listened to him. When he asked Oberyn Martell to fight for him, he listened to him. When he told Daenerys to move with caution, she listened to him. And when he told his brother to open the gates of Kings Landing for him and his friends, he listened to him.

Tyrion Lannister in season 7.
Tyrion Lannister in season 7.

Tyrion has suffered longer than anyone in the show and yet he did not lose the sense of what is right. He knew his sister is evil and he wished her the worst. But no matter what hell she broke on him, he never sought revenge on her. He simply wanted to survive, do the good thing for his people even when all they did was laugh at him.

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But that doesn’t blur his sense of justice. He strangled the one woman he loved for betraying him. He killed his father for giving him a life worse than death with no respect and no love. Tyrion had all the reason to turn selfish and look only after himself but even as the years passed by, we only saw him get kinder, wiser and the one person to depend on.

He is now the Hand to the Queen, one who respects his opinions and judgement of people. He is the one Daenerys needs the most right now to wade her way out of this mess that the Night King has brought upon the living. But she needs him even more after they (should they) survive the attack. To build a world less horrid and cruel, Dany will need all the help she could get from Tyrion. Here’s hoping he survives.

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To remind you just how great Tyrion’s journey has been, watch these 5 scenes from Game of Thrones to fall for him all over again:

1. Tyrion rallies the troops

 

Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let’s go kill them!

2. Tyrion tells Cersei what he wishes of her

 

I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid.

3. The courthouse scene

 

Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief, than a thousand lying wh*res!

4. Tyrion kills his father

 

You’re my son.

5. Tyrion meets the dragons

 

Don’t kill the help!

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