Tyrion Lannister is the third and youngest child of Lord Tywin Lannister of Casterly Rock and his wife Lady Joanna. Tyrion is an ugly and misshapen dwarf, and because of this he is sometimes mockingly called the Imp and the Halfman. Despite his deformation and the social stigma that comes with it, Tyrion's wit and intelligence prove to be great assets to the Lannister cause. However, a difficult relationship with his father, as well as with his sister Queen Cersei, prove central obstacles to him and his ambitions. Thanks to the War of the Five Kings, Tyrion rises high, acting as Hand of the King to King Joffrey, but he reaches his zenith at the Battle of the Blackwater where he suffers a nearly mortal wound that leaves him disfigured and pushed out of power.
Tyrion is one of the most distinctive and predominant POVs in the series, often cited by George R.R. Martin as his favorite character. Read more
- "You know the saying about the Hand?" – Robert Baratheon
"What the King dreams, the Hand builds." – Eddard Stark
"I bedded a fishmaid once who told me the lowborn have a choicer way to put it. The king eats, they say and the Hand takes the shit." – Robert 
- "Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong." – Three-eyed crow to Bran Stark 
Did you know...
- Princess Rhaenys Targaryen named her little black kitten Balerion?
- The dwarf woman, Penny, and her brother Oppo make their living as entertainers who ride atop a pig (Pretty Pig) and a dog (Crunch) while mock fighting each other as Groat and Penny after the two smallest coins.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 34, Bran.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion.
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