Wednesday, November 7, 2012

T.L.=32 +++ President 20XO is Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister
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Tyrion Lannister
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Alias The Imp
Giant of Lannister
Hugor Hill
Title Hand of the King (former)
Master of Coin (former)
Lord of Casterly Rock (by birth)
Allegiance Second Sons
House Lannister
Born In 274AL, at Casterly Rock
Spouse Tysha, 1st (annulled)
Sansa Stark
, 2nd
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (POV)
A Clash of Kings (POV)
A Storm of Swords (POV)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (POV)

Played by Peter Dinklage
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

Tyrion arrested by Catelyn in the inn crossroads inn.

Tyrion being held in the Sky cells at the Eyrie.

Tyrion at the Battle of the Green Fork.
Tyrion Lannister, is the third and youngest child of Tywin and Joanna. Tyrion is a dwarf, because of this he is sometimes mockingly called The Imp and The Halfman. He is one of the major POV Characters in the books. In the TV series, Tyrion is played by Peter Dinklage.


Character and Appearance

Tyrion is shrewd, educated, and calculating, but receives little respect for this from his father, because of his deformity, and the death of his mother during his birth.[1]. He is capable of cruelty to his enemies, but also has great sympathy for fellow outcasts and the mistreated.[2] Tyrion gets on well with his brother Jaime but has a cooler relationship with sister Cersei. Tyrion's deformity was the cause of many problems and persecution, although mitigated to some extent by his high social standing and his family's wealth and power. 

Tyrion is a dwarf, he has stubby legs, a jutting forehead, mismatched eyes of green and black, and lank, white-blonde hair.[3] Later, he grows a beard, it contains both blonde and black hair. After the Battle of the Blackwater, Tyrion has a grisly facial scar that has removed most of his nose.[4]


Tyrion was born as the third child of Tywin and Joanna Lannister, his two older siblings Jaime and Cersei, were already nine years old. His mother died giving birth to him, as a result his father blamed and hated him for it and his deformity. Tyrion found himself ostracised from regular family life, especially by his father and sister who abused him during his childhood. 

When Tyrion was thirteen, he and his brother Jaime rescued a common girl, Tysha, from some bandits. While Jaime went after the bandits Tyrion took care of Tysha. To his amazement Tysha liked him, and they eventually made love. Tyrion became so enamoured by her that he bribed a septon and married her in secret. Their happiness lasted only two weeks, however, before Tyrion's father got news of the wedding. Lord Tywin commanded Jaime to say that Tysha was a prostitute whom Jaime had hired for Tyrion's benefit. Because the "whore" had presumed to marry a Lannister, Tywin had his entire guard rape Tysha for a silver each and then made Tyrion go last for a gold coin, because a Lannister is worth more.[5].

After his brother's proposed marriage to Lysa Tully fell through when Aerys named Jaime to the Kingsguard, Tywin offered Tyrion as a replacement, only to be told by Hoster Tully that his daughter required a 'whole man'. 

When Tyrion became a man at sixteen, he was forbidden from taking a tour of the Nine Free Cities as his uncles Gerion and Tygett had done. Instead Tywin gave him charge of all the cisterns and drains at Casterly Rock

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones


Tyrion goes north to Winterfell as part of King Robert's royal procession. After Bran Stark's fall, Tyrion makes Joffrey offer his sympathies to Bran's parents, though his nephew only obeys after Tyrion hits him. Suspicious of the accident, Tyrion took notice of his siblings reactions to the news that Bran is expected to survive.[6]

When the royal family leaves Winterfell, Tyrion rides north to see the Wall before returning south. He joins the ranger Benjen Stark and new recruit Jon Snow for the journey and is accompanied by two guards, Jyck and Morrec. While at the Wall, Tyrion sees firsthand the poor state of the Night’s Watch;[7] it is dwindling in numbers, ranging parties are going missing more often than usual, and wildlings are fleeing south like never before. He is implored by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont to make King Robert and his father, Lord Tywin, aware of the Watch’s needs. 

During his time at the Wall, Tyrion befriends and advises Jon Snow. Tyrion sees himself as an outcast on similar ground as the bastard-born Snow and helps Jon cope with his identity and lot in life. Before Tyrion leaves the Wall, Jon asks him to help his brother Bran in the same way that he helped Jon; Tyrion promises to do so.[8] On his way back south, he stops at Winterfell. Despite initially receiving a hostile welcome from Robb Stark and an attack from the Stark direwolves at his arrival, Tyrion gives Maester Luwin plans for a special saddle that will allow Bran to ride a horse despite his disability and is offered rooms at Winterfell. He declines, choosing to stay at an inn nearby.[2]
On his way back to King's Landing Tyrion encounters Catelyn Stark at a roadside inn called the Crossroads. Unknown to Tyrion, Catelyn was told by Petyr Baelish that the dagger used in Bran's failed assassination attempt belongs to Tyrion. As a result, Catelyn, with the help of some of her father's bannermen present at the inn, arrests Tyrion and takes him to the Eyrie to be tried.[9][10] 

There, Lysa Arryn puts him on trial for the crime of sending an assassin to end Bran's life, as well as the murder of her husband Jon Arryn, though he is innocent of both. To break him, Lysa locks him up in the sky cells, which are prison cells with a floor slanted toward an exposed cliff side. While confined in the sky cell, Tyrion wonders about who the true perpetrators of his accused crimes could be. He thinks it possible that his siblings were responsible for both, but that Bran’s assassination attempt seems too clumsily done to be Jaime or Cersei’s work. Tyrion eventually manages to bribe his gaoler Mord into telling Lysa that he is ready to confess. When Lysa summons the complete court of the Vale to hear his confession, he demands a trial by combat.[11]
Tyrion's champion, the sellsword Bronn, kills Lysa's champion Ser Vardis Egen securing Tyrion's freedom.[12] 

Both men leave the Eyrie on the dangerous high Road, and along the way they are surrounded by men of the mountain clans, led by Shagga. Tyrion uses his quick wits and words to win over the clansmen by promising them weapons, armor, and glory.[5] 

The group rides out of the mountains, eventually reaching the Lannister host led by his father, Lord Tywin, who has invaded the Riverlands following Tyrion's capture. 

Lord Tywin decides to place Tyrion and his clansmen in the front for the upcoming battle with the Stark forces and Tyrion is given a number of new servants including a new squire, Podrick Payne

That night, he seds Bronn looking for a female companion for him, and Bronn brings back a young prostitute named Shae, whom Tyrion takes an immediate liking to and takes into his service. The next day, he fights in the the Battle of the Green Fork against Stark forces commanded by Roose Bolton.[13] 

The battle is won, though they learn it was only a diversion and that his brother Jaime's host was defeated at Riverrun and he himself was captured. Lord Tywin retreats to Harrenhal and sends Tyrion to King's Landing to act as Hand of the King in his stead, to rein in his newly crowned nephew and prevent further mistakes from Joffrey like Eddard Stark's execution, but forbids him from taking Shae along. Tyrion disobeys and Shae accompanies him in secret.[14]


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