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    Tyrion being a villian? oh no

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    g.o.d.,

    GRRM has said Tyrion is the most sympathetic villian he's ever written.
    All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magictrick View Post
    I agree about Tywin and I think it is great we get to see a lot more of him in the series. In the books you would here a lot about him from other characters' POV, so its nice to actually see him first hand.
    The difference with Tywin is that he does not enjoy being cruel, although he may do things which are. I think he just knows what needs to be done to win, despite the fact that they may be vicious acts of cruelty. I think this is a problem that plagues both Ned and then Robb.
    He is also very intelligent and I think that's why he likes Arya. He recognizes in her that she's pretty smart for a young girl and I think that's why he enjoys talking with her.
    Tywin continues to be one of my favorite characters in the series. I agree that he's not like Joffrey in terms of sadism. He is one of those complex "by any means necessary" characters that I've come to like over the years.

    In a similar vein, I've really come to appreciate Stannis Baratheon. When I first saw Stephen Dillane, I admittedly had my doubts about him. But now that the season is all but finished, I see the TV character of Stannis being similar to Tywin on a number of levels. Like with Charles Dance, I think Stephen Dillane has managed to bring out different facets of the character that aren't very present in the books. I look forward to seeing Charles Dance and Stephen Dillane again in season 3.

    Stannis, I think, is also a "by any means necessary" character. He's resorted to sorcery and fratricide to achieve his ends, it's true. Though he isn't exactly liked by people, I think he's a far better ruler than someone like Joffrey. For all of Stannis' faults, I don't think he's a cruel man on a personal level. He's a very capable military commander on sea and land and is not at all afraid of fighting. He has not asked his troops to do anything he wouldn't do himself as he personally led the charge against King's Landing (something that wasn't in the books) and brought the city's army to its knees despite much of his armada was destroyed by Wildfire.

    I dare say that the Stannis in the TV series is much more interesting than the one in the books. The one in the books was cold and dispassionate. The TV Stannis isn't like that at all and is as fierce a battle commander as Tywin Lannister. In a duel between the two, I think Stannis might actually win in one-on-one combat.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Scot A Ellison View Post
    g.o.d.,

    GRRM has said Tyrion is the most sympathetic villian he's ever written.
    and Tyrion has been one of the highlights of the season. Rallying the troops for the counterattack and then personally leading the charge was brilliant.

    Spoiler:
    I was actually grateful when Tyrion finally did Tywin in at the end of A Storm of Swords and finally broke away from his family. I always thought he didn't really fit in with the Lannisters, especially given how monstrous some of them have been. I was kind of disappointed that he didn't meet Dany face to face in Meereen though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Scot A Ellison View Post
    g.o.d.,

    GRRM has said Tyrion is the most sympathetic villian he's ever written.
    I want to not like him, but I just can't...


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    Luna,

    Spoiler:
    think about what Tyrion did to Tysha. That
    makes it easier.
    All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Scot A Ellison View Post
    Luna,

    Spoiler:
    think about what Tyrion did to Tysha. That
    makes it easier.
    Spoiler:
    I think you might be thinking of Tywin. Tyrion and Tysha loved each other. Tywin is the one who told Jaime to lie and say Tysha was a prostitute who had been paid to act that way. Then he passed her around to his men to have sex with her and made Tyrion watch.

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    My favourites are Tyrion because he is so witched on to Cersie's plans and can see right through her; Arya because she knows is such an amazing character in the books and Sansa (but not til later on in the books). I'm onto A Dance with Dragons now so I'm really far ahead of the show but even with the changes, it is still amazing to watch.

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    MagicT,

    Spoiler:
    No, Tyrion participated in Tysha's rape. Not willingly, but, he participated. Remember Tywin gave Tyrion a Gold dragon to give to Tysha because he is a Lannister and Lannister's pay more.
    All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Scot A Ellison View Post
    MagicT,

    Spoiler:
    No, Tyrion participated in Tysha's rape. Not willingly, but, he participated. Remember Tywin gave Tyrion a Gold dragon to give to Tysha because he is a Lannister and Lannister's pay more.
    Spoiler:
    Tywin forced him to do it after making him watch (Tyrion was only 13). He also manipulated him into thinking she was a prostitute when in fact she wasn't. Jaime reveals the truth to Tyrion in A Storm of Swords.
    I guess I just don't see his character as a villain. Even after what he does to Tywin and Shae, you still want to sympathize with him.

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    magictrick,

    Spoiler:
    The thing is Tryion didn't stand up to his father. He did what he was told, which was rape Tysha. Further Tyrion shares his father's penchent for "the ends justify the means" even in situations where the ends are only Tyrion's own. consider what happened to "Simon Silvertounge". I like Tyrion too but Tyrion is no "good guy". He does what he wants to further his own ends and people die as a result.
    All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story... All plot and no character makes for a dull story...

    "Scott isn't out. Actually, he'll probably soon get back in, then out, then in, then out, then in, with rhythm and stamina." reddevil 4/22/2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Scot A Ellison View Post
    magictrick,

    Spoiler:
    The thing is Tryion didn't stand up to his father. He did what he was told, which was rape Tysha. Further Tyrion shares his father's penchent for "the ends justify the means" even in situations where the ends are only Tyrion's own. consider what happened to "Simon Silvertounge". I like Tyrion too but Tyrion is no "good guy". He does what he wants to further his own ends and people die as a result.
    Spoiler:
    He's definitely not a "good guy", but he isn't your typical "bad guy" either. I think the series is all about grey characters. You would have a hard time finding an actual "good person" in the series. I would think maybe Sam.
    Anyway point is I can't really see him as a villain. I guess my definition of what a villain is doesn't align with the character. He also happens to be one of my favourites in the series so that might have something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magictrick View Post
    Spoiler:
    He's definitely not a "good guy", but he isn't your typical "bad guy" either. I think the series is all about grey characters. You would have a hard time finding an actual "good person" in the series. I would think maybe Sam.
    Anyway point is I can't really see him as a villain. I guess my definition of what a villain is doesn't align with the character. He also happens to be one of my favourites in the series so that might have something to do with it.
    I agree. He's not "a bad guy" or "good guy" and he definitely does things I don't agree with, but I think an interesting character is a grey one.

    When I said "I want to not like him, but I just can't..." I wasn't saying that Tyrion was at the top of my favourites list, but he's far from being the worst for me. I like the tv Tyrion a lot more than the book Tyrion.
    Last edited by Lunaeclipse; June 1st, 2012 at 01:58 PM.


    Facebook post about Alexis Cruz and the Audiobook he's done. If you're a fan of Alexis and his work - you'll love it. Book 1 and 2 are there now. The second one is brilliant, but I can't vouch for the first one (not having heard it), but I'm sure it's just as good, if not better.


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    tyrion is the obvious choice

    but i'm really loving Bronn.

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    Arya. I also liked Daenerys and Bran in the first season, and I also like Sansa in the second. And Ygritte, so far.

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    Arya is my favourite. Calesi is a very close second though

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    I'd have to say Jon Snow and Daenarys (Khaleesi). I also loved Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo.

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    Drogo and Tyrion

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    Based solely on the TV series, I'd say the #1 spot is a tie for me between Arya Stark and Tyrion Lannister. I thought it was great Peter Dinklage got first billing in season 2, and Maisie Williams is quite the up and coming actor.

    Beyond that, I've also been much more impressed with Sansa's character in season 2. She's had to go very quickly from sheltered young lady to playing the palace verbal balancing game. Simply staying alive and out of the dungeon is an accomplishment in itself.

    Khaleesi Daenerys "Stormborn" Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, has also been interesting, although she seemed to do most of her growing in season 1. I did love the scene when simply looking at her dragons was enough to get their undivided attention, before uttering a one word command.

    The more I think about it, I like a lot of the characters. Seems a bit unfair to name a favorite.

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    Arya, Tywin and dire wolves.

    But I love tons of others, too-all three of Tywin's heirs(obviously), Syrio, Jaqen, Asha, Bran, Jojen and Meera, Sam, Drogo and so on... It's impossible to pick just one, really.

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