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The real Tyrion Lannister

  • Published on Feb 1, 2023

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  • Lord Baden
    Lord Baden Year ago +7248

    This George R. R. Martin rendition of the show sounds actually very good. That guy should write a book about it and maybe finish the story?

    • Michael Schwenner
      Michael Schwenner 8 days ago


    • Pat Shelby
      Pat Shelby 24 days ago

      @Abderrahmane Benadder asleep at the keyboard or writing in barcode?

    • Fabo
      Fabo 2 months ago +1

      He is going to finish! 2035 due to wrap it up!! Let’s GOOOOOOOOOO!! 😂

    • Abderrahmane Benadder
      Abderrahmane Benadder 2 months ago

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      Abderrahmane Benadder 2 months ago

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  • Drew Engel
    Drew Engel 8 months ago +4015

    I would really like a Real Stannis, Real Jon Snow, Real Cersi, and Real Daenerys videos comparing how the show changes characters versus how they are portrayed in the books. You could probably do this with many other characters but the four I have mentioned seem the farthest away from their book counterparts.

    • RobaHrt Boateng
      RobaHrt Boateng 11 days ago

      i think film jon is good until the books are over, until season 5
      his storyline in season 5 is one of the few good stories in season 5 with the kinglanding story

    • A D
      A D 16 days ago

      Absolutely. This is the video that made me subscribe

    • Team Black
      Team Black Month ago +2

      @Jemma Heigis Let's hope that George Martin will not "kinda forget about" Azor Ahai in the books lol

    • Jemma Heigis
      Jemma Heigis Month ago

      @Team Black i hope Arya isn’t Azor Ahai, that would be kind of dumb

    • Team Black
      Team Black Month ago

      @Jemma Heigis No what?

  • Psycho Airsoft
    Psycho Airsoft Month ago +333

    this actually explains a lot that happened in the show to me. the more the Show diverged from the Novels, the Worse that these characters became. because then the writers had to come up with character-development on their OWN to show what the Show-Version of Tyrion was becoming vs the Novel-Version... and that's when everyone realized the Show-Writers simply could not write...
    it definitely explains the turning-point of Tyrion better to me, after he kills Tywin. never read the novels and was disappointed at how he became so useless and brooding after that moment in the show. but it makes sense now. his character was ACTUALLY fated to become a total bastard who wished to watch the world burn... but the Show Directors wanted to to a total 180 from that fate because they had built such a beloved tragic-hero character already with Dinklage's superb acting because TV ratings. so they literally had to try and re-do his character from scratch at that point and simply couldnt match up to the writing of an actual book author in terms of character-development

    • Rudolf Horváth
      Rudolf Horváth 18 days ago

      @Stinger Johnny Oh yeah... I totally forgot about him. Thanks for pointing that out.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago +1

      @Rudolf Horváth The fact that they were rushing towards the end certainly didn’t help. They cut out SO much from the books it’s almost fascinating. I mean look what they did to Euron!

    • Rudolf Horváth
      Rudolf Horváth Month ago +5

      Yeah, it's not just Tyrion. Once they started to ran out of the books they were somewhat forced to make changes to simplify the plot. In S5 and S6 they butchered multiple storylines such as Stannis and North, Dorne; and the Tyrells and High Sparrow to keep the focus on 'main' characters. They also had to quickly change Jon and Daenerys in order to bring them into 'main' conflict. All of this would be fine if it weren't done with complete disregard for the characters themselves. S7 and S8 were just a poor attempt to make sense out of the bad decisions made before and a huge fan service.

    • James Leonard
      James Leonard Month ago +1

      You hit the mail right in the head. Tv shows always turn the bad guys into a livable hero like you said because of the great acting as well as trying to please the audience. I call it the Fonzy effect.

  • Nowlibongo
    Nowlibongo 2 months ago +224

    FYI Richard the 3rd did actually have deformities. They found his remains a few years ago and found that he suffered from scoliosis.

    • Nowlibongo
      Nowlibongo 2 days ago

      @AW pretty much the truth right there. As I've said, they've found his body so you can google it if you want.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 3 days ago +1

      @AW The truth is often in the middle yes. It’s like in middle school when a slight tooth gap or being a little overweight was blown into being a freak of nature.
      Most nobles of the time were likely spoiled (wo)man-children, so it’s likely they never outgrew their bullying nature, especially over something like a slight hunch.

    • AW
      AW 3 days ago +1

      From what I've read (research based on accounts and portraits from his period, and then of course his remains), I think that the most likely version is that he had _some_ small but visible disfigurement which was later widely exaggerated by his victorious opponents as a terrible hunch for propaganda reasons. Most likely the truth, as always, lies somewhere between "a deformed monster" and "100% healthy".

    • Anonomius0
      Anonomius0 28 days ago +7

      @Stinger Johnny Also, scoliosis is not a cause of being a hunchback (that's kyphosis), and it was conclued that despite how dramatic it looked it could be concealed by clothing.

    • Anonomius0
      Anonomius0 28 days ago +1

      @Stinger Johnny depends on how pervasive the generational 'incest' was. While I've found no relation between Richard III's paternal great grandparents, his parents were something like second cousins once removed while his paternal grandparents were first cousins twice removed.

  • Chandra Wagner
    Chandra Wagner 5 months ago +924

    I really wanted to see "evil" tyrion. It would have really given dinklage something to chew on. After that trial scene I was waiting with so much anticipation to see this great actor givin a complex storyline that would challenge the audience that loved him, and then they threw it away and gave him nothing but stupidity 😔

    • Danyelpaladin The Impetuous
      Danyelpaladin The Impetuous 5 days ago

      “Madness. Madness and stupidity”

    • Chandra Wagner
      Chandra Wagner 17 days ago

      @Scott's Precious Little Account ya and the shitty thing is, that still could have worked. If they really wanted to keep him wholesome, sympathetic, dinklage tyrion, they still could have and made ut work. But instead they just made him stupid 😔

    • Scott's Precious Little Account
      Scott's Precious Little Account 17 days ago +1

      They just gave in to the early interpretation as the downtrodden underdog. They broke the big turn when Jaime frees him from the cell. So he stayed as the Dinklage version without the planning. That’s when things really went off the rails.

    • What? No!
      What? No! Month ago +2

      Does Tyrion ever turn evil in the books, though? Being capable of evil/committing a debatably evil deed =/= becoming/being evil. Tyrion never falls so low morally as to be put in the same league as other unequivocally evil characters in the books.

    • saturncrush
      saturncrush 2 months ago +1

      I think we know who would have fulfilled the riddle now.

  • Sam Costello
    Sam Costello Year ago +3331

    "Tywin is not a golden lion. He is a deeply flawed man full of shame and spite and lust just like his son, Tyrion."
    Dude, that was beautiful.

    • DH1985
      DH1985 7 months ago +3

      @CynicalFinch Thanks for that mate. I get what you mean - i do recall in the show Tyrion going and unchaining the dragons therefore it kind of being hinted at - but i think that was as far as it went and it was only for die-hards to sort of catch on to that hint. It's just so frustrating that the last couple of seasons were spoilt for us. I hope the up and coming HOTD is as good as it promises to be.

    • Charles E
      Charles E 7 months ago

      Tywin was by any account a Golden Lion. In truth I feel he would be the most qualified person to sit the iron throne. Intelligent, experienced, wise, committed, in many respects just, respected and feared, knows the power players, can pull a crushed opponent back up if they submit. Now Tywin has already shown contempt for Tyrion on many things, whores especially. However to me this is about Tyrions public embrace of them as well as getting publicly drunk with people beneath his station. Both represent a slight on the Reputation of House Lannister. As for lust Tywin's wife died decades prior to the start of the books. No where does it say Tywin came celibate. Shae proves that. No one knew she was with Tywin now because his cover up is that good. It is likely he built the tunnel from the Hands Tower to a brothel. As for spite his alliance with the Reach, an initial enemy threatening the rule and lives of his children and grandchildren, shows pragmatism being more important than spite. As for shame you will need to provide an example. To me Tywin would have been the best person to rule this particular society.

    • CynicalFinch
      CynicalFinch 7 months ago +2

      ​@DH1985 The writers of HBO series (forgot their names) did in fact *_start_* to play it out, but they just stopped bothering to care after they got their Disney contract & rushed their way to the finish line. For example, there's _a reason_ that both in the show & the books, Tyrion had _no issues_ dealing with any of Daenerys' dragons. In fact, it's exactly the same reason that John Snow had no issues with the dragons, even at the very end when John is holding Daenerys is his arms: _The dragons can smell Targaryen blood, effectively making their presence the ultimate litmus test for whether or not someone is Targaryen._
      In the books, when Daenerys went missing, the only person that was able to feed her dragons, _with out actually becoming dragon food themselves,_ *was Tyrion.* There's even a character who believed that he was Targaryen because his parents raised him to believe that such was the case, however his parents lied to him his whole life & he actually didn't have an ounce of Targaryen blood in his body. He tries to befriend one of Daenerys' dragons in secret, only to end up as a scrumptious burnt midnight snack kebob for the Dragon. The dragons can't eat a Targaryen since it is the Targaryen bloodline that rules them & gives them life in the first place.

    • DH1985
      DH1985 7 months ago

      @Alankrit Saha Chaudhuri yes it would!

    • DH1985
      DH1985 7 months ago +1

      @CynicalFinch you don't mess about do you? How good would it have been if this was played out a little more in the series?

  • Ketsa Official
    Ketsa Official Month ago +81

    I always thought Tyrion was an opportunist and I never saw him as a villain

    • qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
      qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 15 hours ago

      @Gen Urobutcher we will see if he's willing to do that or not when the rightful ruler arrives at king's landing

    • Gen Urobutcher
      Gen Urobutcher 15 hours ago

      @qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm that's just posturing. He's too much of coward to actually do it.

    • qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
      qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 20 hours ago

      @Gen Urobutcher he's so good he wants to destroy the entire realm

    • Gen Urobutcher
      Gen Urobutcher 8 days ago

      @Hostile At Heart he isn't a villain. He is an overall good man who has done terrible things. Better than most ASOIAF characters for sure. And the best story telling wise.

    • Sid New
      Sid New 13 days ago

      @Hostile At Heart You are right on all this.
      Still, he is no villain.
      At least not for me.

  • Rosie
    Rosie 9 months ago +125

    The irony is Tywin constantly publicly humiliating Tyrion contributes to people laughing at him. If Tywin had supported him, shown him proudly and given him power, set his wrath on people that belittled Tyrion, people probably wouldnt have dared laugh

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago +5

      “One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.”
      It’s almost eerie how often this quote is appropriate Eh?

  • david lewis
    david lewis 9 months ago +868

    the problem Tyrion has at the trial is that NOT ONLY does he have his enemies and Cersei's minions lying on him. He also has honorable men who tell the truth that yes 1) Tyrion struck Joffrey 2) Tyrion argued with the king 3) Tyrion threatened the king. Balon Swann and Garlan Tyrell don't lie at the trial, what they say is the truth. A very inconvenient truth for Tyrion but the truth.

    • Rondale Gray
      Rondale Gray 2 months ago +16

      i'd also like to add that the moment he's sentenced to death, is when he lost the thing that gives him power, his status as a nobleman. Sure, he's witty, but wit doesn't matter if people don't care what you say from the jump.

    • jabron destoroyah
      jabron destoroyah 9 months ago +53

      Tyrion fucked up on the top ngl

  • 811chelseafc
    811chelseafc 10 months ago +241

    One note: I truly don’t believe Tywin ordered the death of Elia. The children yes, but he was too politically savvy to make an enemy of the Dornish because of a slight they had nothing to do with. He even explains to Tyrion that the reason Gregor killed her was because he didn’t tell him not to. At the time Gregor was still a teenager and it’s believable that Tywin underestimated his brutality.

    • Alice Deligny
      Alice Deligny Month ago +6

      Elia got what Cersei was supposed to have, so honestly I think he might have really done it while deciding that he could blame it on Gregor if the Dornish ended up wanting retribution - like Tyrion, Tywin was fond of revenge. Mind you Elia's kids were Doran and Oberyn's nephew and niece, so as to what was politically savvy even killing them could anger the Dornish, especially if Elia was supposed to be sent back to Dorne after that. And really, Tywin has a habbit of surrounding himself with complete freaks who do his bidding violently.

    • Alex Kyriacou
      Alex Kyriacou 3 months ago +33

      Tywin actually says as much to Tyrion in the books. He didn’t order Gregor Clegane kill Elia, but he also didn’t order him to spare her, indeed he doubted that he even mentioned Elia at all.
      Elia slipped his mind because he was more concerned about the arrival of Ned Stark and the threat that Aerys might kill Jaime. He regards Elia’s death as ‘sheer folly’ and was disgusted by the rape. He explained that he didn’t fully realize what kind of beast Gregor was at the time.

    • Brigid Madden
      Brigid Madden 3 months ago

      I dunno, Tywin is a sadistic son of a bitch and there’s a theme of mothers going nuts after the death of their kids so maybe he was paranoid she would spearhead a revenge scheme

  • BenderthePirate
    BenderthePirate Year ago +9262

    “Tyrion is smart, but not that smart I guess.” -actual quote from Peter Dinklage after reading the script of Season 8.

    • bucă
      bucă 4 months ago

      He's just saying that the script is absolute shit.

    • Roc ThaIce
      Roc ThaIce 5 months ago

      @Harry Mills people would bitch over it even still and having Tyrion rape someone would of sparked outrage. GOT community just likes to complain

    • Willie5000
      Willie5000 5 months ago +1

      @GoldenDovah Daenaerys wasn't going to be the good guy. She's a Targaryen, she's doomed to slowly descend into madness. It starts with burning the sheep witch, then escalates into destroying Slaver's Bay, but then as time goes on she continues to take drastic actions for good reasons until suddenly destroying King's Landing sounds perfectly reasonable.

    • Ti My
      Ti My 7 months ago

      @Broken Drum him turning into a villain would’ve been more believable than Daenerys turning into one

    • Chris Pettersson
      Chris Pettersson 8 months ago

      @Broken Drum l
      W as s G

  • Manol Georgiev
    Manol Georgiev 5 months ago +408

    It's crazy how Tyrion's dark side makes him even more compelling. As someone that has been exposed to only Show Tyrion, I like this version more.

    • Chair
      Chair 2 months ago +6

      @Karl Glenn He was starting to become less good in season 4 but then the shorunners just stopped caring in the later seasons. His speech at his trial and then killing Shae and Tywin, while justified, was pretty dark

    • Viridiana Cortes
      Viridiana Cortes 4 months ago +15

      I feel the show version would have been better if he was consumed by hate after he kills Tywin. And he only went to Dany to get his revenge on his family. Maybe if they wanted they could redeem him when he sees how his hatred got the people of King’s Landing killed and decides to redeem himself when he helps defeat the Night King. When Bean becomes king, He sends Tyrion to the Night’s Watch to help with the library or he could be sent to look for his wife without his tongue (an impossible task).

    • Karl Glenn
      Karl Glenn 4 months ago +13

      I kept waiting for his redemption arc in this video, but halfway through it didn't come, and maybe it won't, he's written to a wall it seems. While I agree that the Tyrion in the show is likeable, he seems written too pristine too, like too "good" to be interesting.

    • Celieboo
      Celieboo 5 months ago +2

      I don't! 😳

  • Tyrell
    Tyrell Month ago +2

    Pretty down on Tyrion dude. You take all the negative things and amplify them for drama. He is just a complex broken person both light and dark just like all the characters in these books. He just happens to be at his lowest low when we see him last in the books.

  • Nathan
    Nathan 5 months ago +276

    I always felt like having a powerful “T” name was a particular honor in the Lannister family. So the fact that Tyrion was given a coveted name and turned out to be an abomination in Tywin’s eyes makes it all the more unbearable for him.

  • Kota Blackburn
    Kota Blackburn 9 months ago +724

    I read the books and I never saw Tyrion as a villain till this video and now I see that he is a actually a villain. I think I related to him a lot so like him I saw his actions as he did. That's why these characters and books are so good because the characters are all so human and flawed

    • DeadeyeJim327
      DeadeyeJim327 24 days ago +1

      @Karolis Stropus an anti-villain might be a good word for Tyrion.

    • Coffeebean1985
      Coffeebean1985 Month ago

      So, you saw a guy murder and rape and still think he was dandy? That's kind of unsettling.

    • ConDor
      ConDor 2 months ago +1

      He's not really a villain, just a bad person.

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 2 months ago +1

      @Septic Neuron Lannisters knowingly employ a monster like Gregor

    • Septic Neuron
      Septic Neuron 3 months ago +5

      I think this guy has completely misinterpreted Tyrion, he's not even close to a villain in the books just an anti hero, even in Book 5 he does absolutely nothing that can be categorised as villianous. Infact he actually performs several heroic acts like saving FAegon, letting Penny come along with him and comforting her, saving Jorah even tho he has no reason to. He's definitely not a villain, yes he's done some morally questionable things like murder Shae but that's not enough to paint him as a villain.
      Also this guy claims Lannisters wage war brutally by killing peasants when the book(and even the show) makes it clear that both the Lannister and the Stark soldiers performed a lot of atrocities that screwed over the common people. Th point is that the high lords play their game and the smallfolk suffer, the Lannisters did nothing that Robb or his faction wouldn't have, they just never had the opportunity to. I think this video is full of crap to be honest, he gets some things right but then exagerrates other points to support his own view points.

  • Amatthew123
    Amatthew123 Year ago +1382

    When you read the books your drip fed all this intrigue and its hard to take the account of one characters story and really analyze it while your going from POV to POV. But with a video essay like this you really get to see the fucking remarkable web of trauma, emotions, politics, and relationships that Martin has created in his books for just one group of characters.
    It all feels real, every one of the Lannister's does fucked up things for real reasons connecting back to their childhoods, fears, and desires. I know I don't have to sing the praises here but it's just impressive when put into this format. Really nice video.

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      Jarl Whiterun 2 months ago


    • Daniel
      Daniel 5 months ago +2

      If you've already read the books and want to re-read them and absorb the themes better, i'd recommend re-reading through each character POV one at a time, I find it's much easier to keep track of characters and themes that way. Dany's chapters in Dance are especially better this way because you won't forget who all the minor characters are in between each chapter, at least that's how I felt.

    • Tieku
      Tieku Year ago +3

      Sunset found her squatting in the grass...

    • Joshua
      Joshua Year ago +5

      @Joshua Graham I stopped watching at the end of the 6th season for that very reason.

  • French Toast
    French Toast 10 months ago +535

    Now that I think about it, it would’ve been so cool to see his character 180 and become the thing he hated, his father. The idea of watching a dwarf slowly have the power and authority of Tywin sounds so good

    • Joseph Wong
      Joseph Wong 3 months ago +2

      @RoomOnFire Except that Tyrion is more like Saul Goodman and Tywin is more like his condescending brother, Chuck McGill.

    • RoomOnFire
      RoomOnFire 5 months ago +19

      Reminds me of Walter White in breaking bad. The story makes you empathize with him enough to excuse his wrong doings, and then gradually his ego and darkness grows and grows until he snaps. Walter snapped in the crawl space and Tyrion snapped at the trial.
      And like Walter, we still have enough empathy for Tyrion’s darkest, straight up fucked moments. His actions are nowhere excused but we still can’t help but root for his well-being. But there’ll be a moment, I hope, just like in BB, when the reader realizes they’ve backed the wrong horse and Tyrion really is the villain. I felt it in BB and it’s gut punching. Like the morality meter in my brain that determines whether I can or should empathize with someone had a full stop “HOOOOOOLD UP FUCK FUCK.” Like the reigns of the judgment train or whatever u wanna call it tugged the fuck out and were like “woahhhhhh wait oh shit this guys actually evil back up back up“ lol
      I’ve only read the first book but just like if you’ve only seen the first season of breaking bad, you prolly can’t imagine how a character like Walter or Tyrion can become the “bad guy.” But they do and u totally see how as they gain power and their ego comes out.
      Seeing the whole video, I’m convinced this’ll be another tragic Walter white story. I totally see Tyrion just continually getting more powerful and darker and lost in the vengeance sauce. And unlike Daenerys in the show, you totally GET how it happened. How someone like Tyrion breaks bad.

  • pro dominatrix
    pro dominatrix Month ago +48

    I actually don’t mind Tyrion’s change after season 4 because to me after he was betrayed and killed Tywin, if he would’ve been the same guy it would to me had felt like stale development, I think he had officially gotten to the point where he didn’t care and just wanted the world to have leaders that weren’t like Joffrey, cerci and Tywin because he came to despise them and ultimately was going to be killed for a crime he didn’t commit. I just wish after season 4 he would’ve kept his sense of great strategist

    • Hostile At Heart
      Hostile At Heart 20 days ago +5

      He always hated his family and the intrigues of the game of thrones. He did not have a change of heart when he fled after his trial. He is not going after Danny in order to instill some good in the world. He's out of options and all he can do is seek refuge with someone he believes to have the power to exert revenge on his foes. Be they innocent or otherwise. The development could've been stellar if they had given Tyrion the screen time to struggle with his past. There could've been many more seasons than just 8, nothing stale about a character coming to grips with a new reality.

  • Fighter Mcwarrior
    Fighter Mcwarrior 8 months ago +259

    Thank you for your commentary on Tywin. The show version just never sat right with me and I think you summed up most of it quite well. Tywin is full of absolute shit and is not the machiavelian God the show seemed dead set on portraying him as.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago

      @John Siahaan You can’t stay mad at Charles Dance.

    • praise the sun
      praise the sun Month ago

      yeah, it’s irritating how some fans glorify Tywin

    • John Siahaan
      John Siahaan Month ago +12

      @Frosty The Snow Man i think there's also Charles Dance's great acting that make Tywin somewhat admirable

    • Frosty The Snow Man
      Frosty The Snow Man 2 months ago +4

      @Joseph Wong i think they make tywin a more likeable person

    • Joseph Wong
      Joseph Wong 3 months ago +15

      I will never understand why everyone falls in love with Tywin while hating on Walder Frey and Roose Bolton. I mean, the latters only committed one red wedding. Tywin did this like 4-5 times.

  • Hugh D Hempsey
    Hugh D Hempsey 5 months ago +294

    I worked with Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) on a couple of films, he was a gentleman and a marvellous actor to watch on set. Humble and friendly, a real pleasure to work with.

    • Haroun Farhani
      Haroun Farhani Month ago

      @witch, please that really depends, but most of the time you are most definitely correct.

    • witch, please
      witch, please Month ago +1

      @Haroun Farhanimost actors are nothing like their characters…

    • Poi Pen
      Poi Pen Month ago

      Sure bud

    • Haroun Farhani
      Haroun Farhani Month ago +2

      So he is the complete opposite of the character he plays lmao

  • Kate Glew
    Kate Glew Year ago +2145

    I feel so bad for Peter Dinklage. As far as I can tell, he's a smart guy, it must have pained him to portray Tyrion's descent into stupidity after season 4.

    • Samuel Raji
      Samuel Raji 4 months ago +1

      @Tyler Wood They were going against Breaking Bad season 5. They ended that show basically perfectly. No fucking way they would have won that year against Aaron and Bryan.

    • Nomoturtle
      Nomoturtle 8 months ago

      @ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ ᚴᚢᛋᛏᛅᚢᛋᛋᚬᚾ The criteria for the best acting are best satisfied when the actor isn't acting.
      Besides, it can't be all that boring to play out your fantasies in public protected only by a thin pretense of pretending. What a thrill it must be for the perverts.

    • Nomoturtle
      Nomoturtle 8 months ago

      "They wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together," he told The New York Times. "By the way, it's fiction. ​​ There's dragons in it. Move on."
      it's probably not much of a loss for him.

    • ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ ᚴᚢᛋᛏᛅᚢᛋᛋᚬᚾ
      ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ ᚴᚢᛋᛏᛅᚢᛋᛋᚬᚾ 8 months ago +1

      @DeAndre Woods "It did when the dead were being raised and Tyrion had the idea to hide in the tombs Peter thought that was stupid writing and against who Tyrion is" Can you link to that article or video i would love to see it. I thought GOT was (beep) after season 4-5 but i never knew the actors were so displeased, this is the first time hearing about it and i only got to this video because my cat jumped on the keyboard 😂😂

    • ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ ᚴᚢᛋᛏᛅᚢᛋᛋᚬᚾ
      ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ ᚴᚢᛋᛏᛅᚢᛋᛋᚬᚾ 8 months ago +2

      Why? It's called acting, actors love playing every different personas. The most boring thing for an actor is to act like him/herself because it becomes less an act then.

  • samiam2088
    samiam2088 6 months ago +811

    Tyrion: "I want to be loved"
    Penny: "Um...hi?"
    Tyrion: "No, not you..."

    • s d
      s d 13 days ago +1

      Handicapped people are under no obligation to only date people with the exact same handicap.
      But if you specifically do not want to date handicapped people you _have_ lost the right to ever be angry at able-bodied people for rejecting you for your handicap
      (Same for skincolor or weight or financial status: if you only want to date certain people than you cannot complain when those attractive people apply the same rules on you)

    • Septic Neuron
      Septic Neuron 20 days ago +2

      @Dumm-E Dumders
      >hate his own kind
      Give me a single line of text from the books that implies even remotely that he "hates" his own kind because of prejudice. A single line. How do you misinterpret his empathy for the sufferring dwarfs undergo in that universe as "hate" when GRRM has written multiple examples of him lamenting the sufferring his "kind" undergo?
      >immediately discounts the dwarfs brought into make a mockery of him as innocent and even decides to pay them bags of silver and advice them to move far away from KL to avoid any harm coming their way
      >accepts the fact that dwarfs are mistreated horrendously in their kingdom and the only reason he's even alive is because of his name
      >his literal ENTIRE interaction with Penny
      Yeah I can totally see how he "hates" his own "kind". Also you're straight up calling him non human by referring to people like him as a separate "kind", dwarfs are not some seperate LOTR like race in ASOIAF, he's still human and his "kind" would literally be humans. Are you dwarfophobic or something?

    • Septic Neuron
      Septic Neuron 20 days ago

      @witch, please
      >Tyrion is an entitled incel
      Lmaooooo now I've seen everything. There is literally no way any sane person who's actually read the books can come to this conclusion given the context of how he's treated Sansa, Shae, his feelings and extreme guilt for Tysha and his interactions with Penny, unless they're straight up mentally ill or governed by extreme bias that is. People will just throw out random buzzwords without putting a lick of thought into what they're actually implying.
      GOT's popularity has been disastrous for ASOIAF's fanbase.

    • Eric Munoz
      Eric Munoz 20 days ago

      @samiam2088 I don't think its dense that he's not interested in another dwarf. Its much deeper than that. He sees himself in other dwarfs which warrant anger and shame and all other feelings of inadequacy in his insecurities. I believe he just doesn't want to be reminded of those feelings every day when she looks at her. He's reminded enough as it is of his short comings as an imp or monster as he's described. I think the rejection is much deeper in trauma

    • Cornix Demetrius
      Cornix Demetrius 29 days ago

      @Michał Wojciechowski Tyrion sure is

  • Nelson Smith
    Nelson Smith 8 months ago +116

    This is a great analysis that makes me want to read the books again, even knowing that we’re never going to see the conclusion to any of these stories, and makes me realize how many wasted opportunities the television adaptation left on the table.

    • Charlie Harrington
      Charlie Harrington 23 days ago +1

      @Concept same thing would’ve happened only with a fraction of the audience. No idea why people think making something animated will fix all the problems

    • Concept
      Concept 5 months ago +5

      Should've been animated.

  • Hertog Appel
    Hertog Appel 8 months ago +187

    Im gonna be real, i feel like a lot of characters in this series can benefit from therapy

  • MooCowKris
    MooCowKris 8 months ago +135

    Your videos always make me remember why I loved reading the books. There’s so much going on and so many possibilities. Martin does a pretty good job of making people shades of grey and I love that this video really explores that and where that journey could take Tyrion.

  • Herb Coswell
    Herb Coswell 28 days ago +12

    I always saw Jaime and Tyrions arcs in the books to sort of be opposites. Jaime starts off as a despicable bastard, and is humbled into the honorable and noble man and knight in shining armor, and Tyrion goes from the awesome and kind hearted but definitely flawed man, to the very monster the people viewed him as.

  • Aaron Cohen
    Aaron Cohen 2 months ago +32

    This actually made me realize something about Lord Tywin. He isn’t really an intelligent lord because he can’t visualize consequences coming out of his own actions. It’s like he can see himself doing anything wrong, not in a moral sense but in a political one. Turning his children against each other practically from birth, torturing one son mentally while using the other two like pawns. It’s hard to imagine he cares about them in any way other than political. Consider one of his most devious actions, the Red Wedding, that was more Robb’s mistake than Tywin’s cleverness. Roose Bolton was always opportunistic concerning the Starks and Walder Frey couldn’t be trusted as an ally. But Walder was kept in line by the promise that his grandson would not only be born into one of the strongest houses in Westeros but also as a prince. When Robb screwed that up that is what allowed Tywin to conspire with the lords Bolton and Frey to perform the Red Wedding. If Robb never screwed up what would Tywin have done? Robb was WINNING, even having the Mountain on the run and Amory Lorch killed. It’s always prudent to capitalize in your enemies mistakes but horrible to not notice your own.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago

      @Aaron Cohen Lol ok just making sure

    • Aaron Cohen
      Aaron Cohen 18 days ago

      @Stinger Johnny Yes

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago +1

      @Aaron Cohen Did you mean to say “not all that uncommon?”

    • Aaron Cohen
      Aaron Cohen Month ago +3

      @MR GAMES Well with Jaime it was an ambush. He wasn't expecting a battle in the first place. And even then getting your sword stuck in an opponent isn't all that common.

    • MR GAMES
      MR GAMES Month ago

      Even Robb wasn't winning it was either luck or Grrm screwing The story to make robb stark win's his battles. in His first battle ( the whispering wood ) it was luck Who Made jaime the third BEST knight in asoiaf randomly mislaid his sword in someone so he can't kill robb stark that was so funny for me i mean he can't even get a random sword from his soldiers and continue the battle ??. Then robb sneak's to golden tooth And his wolf use's "Some random magic Wolf powers" so the Lannisters don't recognize him and a lot more hilarious battles. The point is robb stark won most of his battles by luck

  • Evildoughboy 777
    Evildoughboy 777 5 months ago +85

    "He spent the last few seasons looking sad and helpless." We know how he feels and that sums up the finale of the show very well.

  • jeom
    jeom 9 months ago +52

    I Feel like Peter Dinklash really did understood Tyrion's negative side and his darkness himself, despite the show "lighting things down" , his acting still gave me the impression that he wasn't a complete victim with no complex lanyster darkness of his own, and that despite everything, we'd see Tyrion further decent and/or be more conflicted after he killed his father and was essentially forced to go nowhere but Dany.

    • jeom
      jeom 5 months ago +6

      @Willie5000 i get that, but i felt he still had that touch of dark Tyrion that festers more as the story progresses.
      I didn't get the impression that he wasn't aware of Tyrion's complexity and just played him as a likable charismatic black sheeo underdog.(which _is_ what he amounted later on, and that was due to D and D and basically all what you just said.)

    • Willie5000
      Willie5000 5 months ago +9

      It really comes down to the fact that Peter Dinkelage was too damn likeable, and Tyrion's humor was so endearing to audiences that the show writers couldn't help but subconsciously portray Show Tyrion in a more positive light...

  • Arsene
    Arsene Year ago +5434

    Honestly I'd really love a "The Real Stannis Baratheon" video, because there's still a lot of people who only watched the show and didn't read the books so they're missing out the great character that is Stannis

    • Ok.
      Ok. Month ago

      @Starius2 What are you talking about?

    • Starspark Studios
      Starspark Studios 3 months ago

      Stannis ground his teeth

    • Atto boi
      Atto boi 3 months ago

      @Korawit Buttramee stannis truly had no purpose in the show

    • Veritas Invicta
      Veritas Invicta 3 months ago

      Stannis will WIN the battle of Winterfell. He definitely will not ride out in an open field to be butchered on a nice sunny fall day in the North. Dumb and dumber made him look like a moron, talking of a seige with like a few hundred guys. Gods I hate D&D, had I been just a few years younger I'd he taken out my war hammer and smashed down the doors to HBO studios looking for the dragon groupies Weiss and Benioff for the mess of the story they made!

    • Abhinaya Sridharan
      Abhinaya Sridharan 3 months ago

      @Korawit Buttramee +()((0))

  • God Of Udon Boxing
    God Of Udon Boxing 2 months ago

    I would Like Tyrion more if the Mad king is his real dad, And would love him even more if he was the Third Dragon Rider as a Targaryen, It'd piss me off if his dragon were killed, That'd be shit if that happened and I wouldn't respect it.

  • Андрей Князев
    Андрей Князев 9 months ago +71

    Love this character in both ways, but i wish we saw this version of story in series. Downfall of someone potentially good and even him achieving all his goals isn't a common thing in popular literature, actually. It would be nice to see his story with all the darkness and inevitable doom he brings with his wits and cunning.

  • Mikkel Sakse
    Mikkel Sakse 7 months ago +59

    The show just made daenarys a villain without much justification. The books have perfectly set tyrion up to be the devil on her shoulder that will make her do terrible things that she will realise to late

    • Copy Right
      Copy Right 28 days ago +2

      Are you kidding? Daenerys was a villain from the start.

  • Jamie Geddes
    Jamie Geddes 8 months ago +79

    I personally took a lot of tyrions most aggressive and viscous threats as dark, exaggerated humour, partly to emphasise where his loyalties lie, rather than seriously wanting to kill everyone. I felt he was just a bit of an emo at that bit of the story, although he obviously does some terrible things at that time

    • MrVictor1227
      MrVictor1227 3 months ago +3

      Yeah. But these threats are not seem as jokes by most people. They fear his threats so its one more reason to hate him

  • Scott Cameron
    Scott Cameron 3 months ago +18

    Would love to see this as a new series The Real characters of the books.
    In this you've perfectly outlined how the show (though not entirely through faults of its own) took the broad narrative of Martin's final books but completely and utterly failed (again completely intentionally) to vet and provide the context and background for WHY these things happened.

  • Vercingetorix Avernian
    Vercingetorix Avernian 5 months ago +31

    It’s amazing how most of the evils in this world are because of parental cruelty

  • Beth Finne
    Beth Finne 7 months ago +21

    I like the idea of Tyrion's lineage continuing to be a question mark and not fully revealed And that he gets to ride a dragon too - at least once. I also prefer the idea of Euron getting a real ice dragon instead of the undead Viserion. It would be great to see all 3 of Dany's dragons getting to have a rider and then for an ice dragon to show up as well, ridden by the Lord of the Others, a very changed Euron Greyjoy.
    One more thing: Tywin is more like Tytos than Tywin realizes, and Tyrion is more like Tywin than Tywin wants to admit.

  • John Blue
    John Blue 9 months ago +33

    You are an exceptional story teller, listening to your videos are so entertaining and you made me see things I completely overlooked from reading books.

  • Jon Umber
    Jon Umber Year ago +4550

    More people need to realize how badly David and Dan neutered the character of Tyrion.

    • peacebuddha96
      peacebuddha96 6 days ago

      @Long Johnathan I still really loved the show.

    • azukioverdose
      azukioverdose 21 day ago

      He was more neutered than the unsullied

    • Pat Shelby
      Pat Shelby 24 days ago

      @Crowbars2 that Daenerys went mad would not exclude her from being Azor Shai.
      It would expand her empathy for the fallibility of humanity.
      Much as having died and returned to life would not exclude one from being a symbol of eternal life of the soul.
      She had made a credible start by returning slaves to freedom.

    • The Dog Productions
      The Dog Productions Month ago

      I think they chose to keep tyrion a good person because he was such a popular character, it might not have even been there shoice and higher ups at HBO made them do it.

    • Skipeioo africanus
      Skipeioo africanus Month ago

      Try the whole show

  • Gustavo Silva
    Gustavo Silva 10 months ago +61

    17:32 "Power reside where men believe it reside. It's a trick, a shadow on the wall" and Tyrion's power is nothing more than illusion, a big shadow created by his mind so he can feel delighted and better with himself (and the best manipulators move in silence and try not to create enemies). He's not at all concerned with reality, if things are actually how he believes, he's more concerned with how he feels and believing what he enjoys and makes him confortable. An universal and natural human flaw (but that CAN be overcome).
    It's insane how ruinous this negation of reality is for him; this mirrors real life really well.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago

      Especially when people become stuck in their own self pity to the point where they either brush off or justify the pain they inflict on others.

  • naamah
    naamah 4 months ago +10

    Fantastic video. So detailed, well explained and argumented. It's clear you worked on it very much. Thank you!

  • Gebus
    Gebus 9 months ago +24

    This was a great deep dive into the differences between Tyrion in show and book. I really did like Peter Dinklage’s portrayal but season 6-8 D&D butchered his development tremendously. Here’s hoping we get Winds of Winter soon 🤞
    Please do this for other characters!!! Great content as always. Cheers.

  • Chris A
    Chris A Month ago +9

    Really excellent take. Tyrion is generally portrayed as sympathetic, but antiheroes are never satisfactory if they aren’t sympathetic.

  • Cat
    Cat 2 months ago +11

    Man, I hope winds finally comes out in 2023... I don't want to wait any longer

  • Fiona Rangel
    Fiona Rangel Month ago

    Fantastic and insightful video

  • Klayhamn
    Klayhamn 3 months ago +14

    Interesting that in the book he is considered the villain but in the show he was made to be the protagonist

  • Diego Rodriguez
    Diego Rodriguez 4 months ago +9

    I like to imagine that Shae really just was intimidated by Cersei and Tywin in order to be used against Tyrion, thereby making Shae really just an unfortunate soul lost in a Lannister Blood Feud

    • DeadeyeJim327
      DeadeyeJim327 24 days ago

      I have wondered whether Shae was some kind of highborn girl whose family fell into ruin. Wasn't she from Essos? One of those cities where they train beautiful girls to become high class whores. She knew her way around a bed and through a man's head. She had a chance with Tyrion to gain status she either once had, or always felt she deserved, and it led to her death.

  • Luke Rea
    Luke Rea 10 months ago +27

    I know a lot less is written about him but I’d love a video dedicated to Ned, he’s such a complex and interesting character when you go beyond the face value motive of honour

  • Muntu Msutu
    Muntu Msutu 6 months ago +28

    Tywin building a tunnel to a brothel is the funniest thing in the series

  • Marjoss1
    Marjoss1 6 months ago +18

    I really hope there’s a happy ending for Penny, she is one of the few characters who truly deserves it.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago +1

      @The Film Advocate after a while, endless death breeds apathy to it. One or two happy endings act as a nice palate cleanser so that the deaths still have impact.

    • The Film Advocate
      The Film Advocate 27 days ago +2

      This is G.R.R.M. we are talking about
      He doesn't care about "deserve"

  • Chad Czternastek
    Chad Czternastek 5 months ago +9

    Each day now I am more and more overwhelmed thinking that one man brought us this world, so complex, so rich in detail, so almost believable. Religions deeply described, languages spoke on episodes. Like I really strat to think Martin can channel this parallel world that runs along ours. Like how does one.und work in such efficient manner. Like holy I watch all these videos of people discussing these facts and spoken with confidence like it really happened. Stories talked about never lacking complex details. Mind-blowing.

  • BenderthePirate
    BenderthePirate Year ago +832

    There’s also the parallels of Jaime and Tyrion’s arcs. As the story progresses, Jaime becomes more heroic, while Tyrion becomes more villainous.
    Post-ASOS Tyrion is indeed villainous, but I still hope that Tyrion manages to redeem himself in some way before the end of the series.

    • aishah
      aishah 3 months ago +1

      @Henry P the women he loves is brienne tho... cersei represents all of his worst indulgences he has to kill her to be truly redeemed

    • sean puffy catacombs
      sean puffy catacombs Year ago +1

      Jaime will make some small token contribution then die and be remembered as the great redeemer of the Lannister name. Tyrion will make some monumental contribution, join the Watch or disappear again, and be completely forgotten by history

    • Ec Brown
      Ec Brown Year ago

      @Diana Bandicoot I was just about to say the same thing, we will get one more book, maybe. Two and a conclusion? I seriously doubt it.

    • Diana Bandicoot
      Diana Bandicoot Year ago

      The series will never end

    • BenderthePirate
      BenderthePirate Year ago

      @Nia I’d be fine with that. Like I said, either outcome works really well.

  • J G
    J G 4 months ago +13

    I think whats great about this character is even though hes done some really bad things, you can't help but really want him to become a better person.

  • janaki pejov
    janaki pejov Month ago +3

    Such a good video.

  • Avijeet Kartikay
    Avijeet Kartikay 3 months ago +5

    Hope they make an animated series out of this story, that is completely faithful to the OG books. That would be awesome, that why they don't have to deal with an aging cast.

  • Goh Bian Chiat
    Goh Bian Chiat Month ago +3

    damn, this is alot of research

  • ThisIsJaysWorld
    ThisIsJaysWorld Year ago +4419

    What I think pissed Tywin off so much about Tyrion was that he was the son he wanted. He had a brain, an ability for finances and he had the head on his shoulders to rule...if Tyrion had been born with Jaime's body he would have had the perfect son

    • Akira
      Akira 2 months ago

      no he wouldn't. He was who he was because how he was born. The difficulties, the way people treat you, how they look at you, they body language, facial expression, your daily, private frustrations simply because of how you look, all that changes the way you act, feel and what choices you make. There is a reason good looking people have a completely different personality, way of talk, move, interact etc than not so good looking ones.

    • Cara Stone
      Cara Stone 2 months ago

      Tywin also resented Tyrion because his mother died in childbirth.

    • Owen Leal
      Owen Leal 2 months ago

      @Phileas Liebmann first of mentality is partly genetic. IQ, mental health problems, and addictions all have proven genetic components. My point being that Tyrion would have it in him to be gifted no matter how he was raised. Thats why it makes sense.

    • Phileas Liebmann
      Phileas Liebmann 2 months ago

      @Owen Leal Mentality is not genetic. And even if it were, this is about literary themes. You make no sense.

    • Xan’cy Pill’osi
      Xan’cy Pill’osi 2 months ago

      @david lewis well I’ve heard the Aerys son thing , but I doubt that

  • Trekking Albertosaur
    Trekking Albertosaur 6 months ago +16

    Burning Kingslanding (dragons & wildfire) could also be done to stop a large portion of the White Walker army from adding the millions of people within KL into the army of the dead, especially if fAegon/Cersei fail in defense of the city and the undead pour into the city.
    Thanks for this great character summary and interpolation.
    P.S. There is also Darkstar... as another possible Targaryen.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas 3 months ago +1

      No, I think Darkstar probably is Oberyn's or Lewyn's son!

  • Johny Christ
    Johny Christ 5 months ago +6

    I can honestly see Penny facing a death, but not at the hands of Tyrion. And Tyrion realizing that he truly loved her, maybe not romantically but as a friend. I can see Tyrion instead of falling deep into the hatred, but deciding to honor her words to him. And become more of the show Tyrion

  • Khalīl Seerīn
    Khalīl Seerīn 8 months ago +13

    Just started the asoiaf books after watching the show those years ago... I had no clue how difficult Tyrions life was, and how different he is in the books. I very much look forward to reading more about this most interesting character

  • Veritas Invicta
    Veritas Invicta 3 months ago +3

    Interestingly enough there seems to be a pattern of Targaryian infants turning out gruesome, with little wings and tail stubs. Maegor's babies, though I suspect Oldtown had a hand in that), Dany's child, Visery's son Baelor who was cut out of his mother which caused her death.
    There are other examples of this, some think there is a recessive dragon gene in them, that Targaryians are literally part dragon and there are those special attributes like dreaming and ability to withstand flames unscathed indicative of this assertion.
    My point is that Tyrion may well be half Targaryian, with that gene popping up (Though not near to the extent of most such Targ babies he lived and despite reports to the contrary didn't have wings and a tail. the Valyrians and first men share these things from opposite sides. One from ice and the other fire. First Men have greenseers and wargs.

  • John Masters
    John Masters Year ago +1844

    This confirms in my mind that D&D never actually understood any of the characters in the series. They just had a superficial liking towards certain characters (Tyrion, Renly, Starks), and preferred to either whitewash them to be better than they were (Renly supposedly caring for the realm, Catelyn supposedly feeling guilt over Jon), or paint opposing characters far worse in comparison (Stannis being a murderous horndog, Edmure being an incompetent gloryhound). They took what should have been gripping psychological dramas of inner conflict, and dumbed them down into good/evil dichotomies, with characters flipping between them like an on/off switch.

    • ok dude
      ok dude 22 days ago

      Ye one of the main reasons i stayed off the show for a while was hos much it looked and felt like a soap opera, after reading the books i actually liked the story.

    • Rifat Maliki
      Rifat Maliki Month ago

      i don't like the show but i don't think the show stannis is a horndog... he is anything but that.

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    • E MP
      E MP Year ago

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    • Josef Beesley-Myjer
      Josef Beesley-Myjer Year ago +1

      They butchered Renly, made him seem week because he was gay when really he was the second coming of Robert.

  • Gerald L
    Gerald L 16 days ago +4

    Thank you for reminding me what a remarkable writer GRRM is. The terrible ending blinded me to that, this video reminded me of just how much we still have to look forward to in the books.
    Now he just needs to finish them.

  • Der individuelle Klonkrieger aus der Hölle

    I just want you to know that your videos are awesome and got me into reading the books after being beyond heartbroken after this shitty series that was my life until I realised how much better the books are. Cheers to my hero.

  • Gilgamesh
    Gilgamesh 10 months ago +39

    Tyrion in the books really resonated with me. I was living in a pit of physical and emotional abuse and lots of manipulation with my "family". I guess they always were like that, just that the trauma they experienced as war-refugees from Iraq made them unable to control their sadistic nature. Instead of me and my siblings banding together to oppose them, we instead went on a much more shamefull and pathetic route.
    My "parents" treatment of me when they found out i was both non-religious and bisexual was much like Tyrions treatment for being a dwarf. The way my big sister coped with their narcissism is becoming much like them in an effort to seek their approval, being against their very fundamental and conservative islamic thinking when they werent in the room and then blindly agreeing and bullying me with them when they were, purely out of spite for me, much like Cercei. I let the same happen to me and that made me treat my little brother in a way i still regret to this day. The only reason he isnt a bad person is because he didnt have anyone in the hierarchy of narcissistic evil in our house to pass on his resentment to.
    Tywin has sex with whores even though he claims to be fiercely against it, considering it shamefull and tainting their status, just like how i found a pack of condoms and lube right next to my "parents" Koran in their bedroom drawer, despite them humiliating me time and time again about how pleasures of the flesh that are not for reproductive purposes are sinfull and lowly.
    I could go on even longer about the similiarities i've spotted between the Lannister House and my "family", but i'll conclude with saying that just how you described Tywin, the pigs i grew up with used me as a punching-bag to funnel all their insecurities and self-hate on, treating me openly just like how they treat themselves internally.
    The only relief i have except for finally living at peace with myself, is that i now know exactly how to raise my future children to be the healthiest and happiest people in the world, because i now know what not to do, and also that those pigs now have to face their issues when they don't have anyone in the house to funnel them into, unless they god forbid are now targeting my little brother instead.
    When i finally moved out at the age of 18 and started taking care of myself, i had alot of resentment and hate for the people i grew up with, wishing them the worst and most painfull life i could imagine. Only difference between me and Tyrion is that the hate he let turn him into a rotten human being, i soon abandoned about a year or two after living on my own and trying to find my purpose in life.
    However, when i read the books and look at the course Tyrion is taking, i don't consider him evil, i more feel pity and dissapointment in him for letting sad insecure degenerate excuses for human beings still hold his mind and soul in shackles when he should just move on and realise that their inbred existence (coincidentally my "father" is also inbred through both his parents being first cousins) is not worth a single second of consideration.
    Also much like Tyrion being hand of the king/queen, im pursuing a career-education as Paralegal for the Swedish court of law. Still waiting for an answer regarding wether im accepted in or not. Wish me luck!

    • isaac
      isaac 2 months ago +1

      Did you end up getting excepted?

  • Robert Beare
    Robert Beare 4 months ago +4

    When I was reading the books, I always firmly believed that it was Tyrion being the third dragon, and Aegon is as you say a Blackfyre.
    It doesn't destroy the story with him and Tywin, but cements the fact that Tywin himself by being too cruel and vindictive brings about the end of his house. Urging and spurning Tyrion away, every action he took affecting his relationship with his "son" leading him to inevitably despise and kill both Tywin, and potentially Cersei eventually (though I think that's a task for Jamie as both redemption and a final joke) and perhaps for Jamie's part in Tyrions misery he burns the only "family" who loved him, but was once again turned by Tywin.
    Tyrion finds siblings/family who truly appreciate him and see past his defects, as they themselves know your birth does not define you. Jon being a bastard and Dany birthed and raised to be a bargaining chip for her brother, never intended to rise to power.
    In the end, Tywin's lack of humility which his father had in droves, caused the death of the Lannister house. Tyrion took on the same armour as the laughing lion.
    Regarding Tysha, I think the Sailor's Wife is too obvious, though it would be too perfect. You cannot be a whore if you are married after all.
    Unfortunately none of these plotlines will ever be answered, there will be no Winds of Winter now, GRRM has given up, he doesn't care.

    • Dian SC
      Dian SC Month ago +1

      these ideas are amazing I love them

  • Padaí Rua
    Padaí Rua Year ago +441

    It should be noted that GRRM has pulled a master stroke of prose. Tyrion and Jaime start at way different places to readers (well, in my experience!) who loved Tyrion and despised Jaime - yet as the story goes on we grow to love Jaime as he crawls out of his apathy and turn a bit sour on Tyrion as he slides down into petty cruelty. I so wonder how this probably tragic tale of two brothers will end.

    • ok dude
      ok dude 8 months ago

      @HebrewsElevenTwentyFive idk about that jamies noble actions are a little like tyrions hand of the king, he treated his promise with a technicality like destroying house of tully without directly hurting them, returning sansa and arya , killing the mad king when he could have just killed the pyromancer and detain him.

    • Vlad Cirus
      Vlad Cirus Year ago +13

      @Archives of Fantasy No, no he's not... the subjective structure of the book tricks the reader (and obviously D&D) but Tyrion does horrible things even in the first seasons/books. Just ask Symon Silver Tongue...

    • HebrewsElevenTwentyFive
      HebrewsElevenTwentyFive Year ago +12

      Tragic ending incoming. Reading Jaime go from 'Kingslayer' to 'Goldenhand the Just'. Reading his POV's and how much better he has become as a person (Keeping his promise to Catelyn, doing justice, being less apathetic) is sad knowing that Tyrion is out there, stewing with rage and on his way back to Westeros.

    • camille
      camille Year ago +6

      @Archives of Fantasy book tyrion is so so fleshed out i love it he's probably one of my fav characters along with cersei but tv tyrion is probably one of my most hated characters along with arya and jon they make him so stupid and though he's not as clever as he thinks he is in the id rather have evil tyrion over his stupid version

    • Cameron Yergeau
      Cameron Yergeau Year ago +7

      @Archives of Fantasy exactly my thoughts. I agreed ultimately that he will prob end up killin his bro ☹️

  • Fairweather Trains
    Fairweather Trains 9 months ago +5

    I’m so pleased this video exists. It is exceedingly well made and proves the immense knowledge Alt Shift X has

  • Scott Wilkins
    Scott Wilkins 9 months ago +7

    Thank you all so much for your efforts! This was so nice to listen to. Brightened my day for sure

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts 4 months ago +7

    I love your theories about the future of the next book. My friends and I had the same discussions when the show was still airing. Great work.

  • rationalmuscle
    rationalmuscle 3 months ago +3

    Excellent review. Thanks for the work you put into this. It also points to the time when the show began to veer off the rails and mangle something once-great: after Tyrion kills his father. That said, Dinklage did a great job playing the character, however whitewashed from the books, until he couldn't fake it anymore.

  • pedro6720
    pedro6720 Year ago +4329

    Can this become a new series with all the character from Game Of Thrones please?
    The REAL Sansa Stark
    The REAL Cercei Lannister
    The REAL Bran Stark

  • scy77a
    scy77a 6 months ago +7

    i didn’t intend to watch this all in one-sitting, but watch it all i did! excellent video, excited for more to help mend my still-broken heart after season 8 ❤️

  • DesolationAngel
    DesolationAngel 7 months ago +9

    Tyrion's hate seething monologue after shaes testification was one of the most impactful moments from the books to me

  • Gab
    Gab 10 months ago +3

    I absolutely love the way you did this video. I read the first 2 books but there is so much happening all the time that this was a really helpful way of following it all

  • Nico Ashe
    Nico Ashe 7 months ago +2

    A three way parallel arc would be interesting, and it would make sense that even if Tywin didn't think of him as his son that he wouldn't say anything to hint at it since it would give Tyrion a greater claim to the throne.

  • lluewhyn
    lluewhyn 11 months ago +3188

    So, on the one hand, the show-runners made Tywin an extremely popular character with their slight revisions to the character to make him more sympathetic. On the other hand, they deeply missed (or intentionally distorted) the point that Tywin is "full of shit". This is a common theme in the depictions of Tywin in the books. When Tywin approaches Joffrey after the battle of the Blackwater, Tywin's horse drops poop all across the floor. Tywin dies on a privy, finally releasing all of his shit. At his funeral, barely anyone can tolerate being there because his corpse reeks horribly. After the funeral, it's commented that a general rain has cleared the air and made it smell better. Tywin was full of shit, and the world is a better place now that he's dead and buried.
    Unfortunately, Tyrion (and Cersei) absorbed all of Tywin's worst lessions.

    • ProTapia
      ProTapia 4 months ago

      When I read the part about Tywin's horse I assumed he took a fresh horse from a stable to have a badass entry. Because a horse that was marching for battle for awhile and then be in the battle would have already shat whatever feed he had that day. Supporting the idea that Tywin is full of shit.

    • Adamant I I I spence spence
      Adamant I I I spence spence 4 months ago

      @BrentVB the good mines drying up is a show only thing. Tyrion's POV states that he's personally witnessed gold being mined under the Rock still.

    • P V
      P V 4 months ago

      tywins body rotted too quickly and smelled unnaturally horribly, together with him being killed whilst in the privy points to constipation. A theory is that he was also poisoned by oberyn but dying slowly in order to avoid suspicion.

    • lluewhyn
      lluewhyn 4 months ago

      @Lukas "but its undeniable that FOR THEIR KINGDOM it would be better to have tywin than to not have him"
      It is in fact completely deniable. That is part of the point of A Feast for Crows is that Tywin was full of shit and destructive to the realm and his own family.

    • Lukas
      Lukas 4 months ago

      well, lets be honest, if he wasnt killed by tyrion, we would have a actually good reingn under him and cersei second son, he would not gone mad and in the end killed himself, tywin is a terrible person but its undeniable that FOR THEIR KINGDOM it would be better to have tywin than to not have him.

  • Matyas Taller
    Matyas Taller 5 months ago +8

    Around 4:00, you mention how Richard III. was portrayed as this psychopathic orc and how modern history debates that.
    I believe that they found the late King's grave recently under some parking lot I think and found out that he was physically quite a normal guy and even quite tall for the age. I also recall the remains had quite a few signs of weapon damage and breakages, so he supposedly wasn't a craven chicken either.

  • Dragonmage967
    Dragonmage967 9 months ago +13

    Yet, in the end we'll never truly know because Martin is so paralyzed by the fact that at this point there is no way for him to reach a "satisfactory" ending he's just gonna keep doing a touring circuit and writing other books and prequels that he's just never going to "get around to it". That's the main reason I gave up on this series and am no so reticent to start any series that is not yet completed.

  • Daniel Ramsey
    Daniel Ramsey 8 months ago +10

    Honestly, in season 5 & 6, I actually liked how Tyrion was a damaged figure but was still heading in a path that makes him great.
    But yeah, seeing his plan work for Castly Rock, only for Jaime and Cersei to instead destroy his fleet, and also attack the Queen of Roses to gain her gold in season 6. Yeah.
    It really fucks his character over. Still, I still love the Queen Of Roses and how she burns Jaime upon revealing that she poisoned Joffrey.
    There are some legitimately great things to love about Season 5 & 6. But I won’t like, none of it is perfect, and the choices these characters make are extremely damaging.

    • Stinger Johnny
      Stinger Johnny 18 days ago

      Season 5 and 6 had some great moments that they used as crutches for the vast flaws.

  • Animesempai0 On twitter
    Animesempai0 On twitter 9 months ago +5

    Really like your a real Tyrion video, I’ve watched it five times already. You should do a series of these videos for each major character in Game of Thrones because I feel like the latter seasons really ruined their characters.

  • Halberd-3
    Halberd-3 Year ago +4310

    “…and Strong Belwas wants liver and onions.”
    Truly, the most compelling character story of ASOIAF.

    • Greywolf757
      Greywolf757 5 months ago

      In the show Doug, liver and onions is treated as the worst tasting food imaginable.

    • azh698
      azh698 7 months ago +1

      @mmarlaire With high-quality butter melting on top of the liver.

    • Jill Bill
      Jill Bill 10 months ago +1

      Horse meat make you strong

    • Rammsoldat
      Rammsoldat 11 months ago +1

      "Bad fighting, good dying. Strong Belwas hates it when they scream"

    • Nicole Young
      Nicole Young 11 months ago +2

      I totally forgot Strong Belwas even existed because of how long it’s been since I read the book so I actually laughed out loud at that part of the video

  • Justine Harper
    Justine Harper 6 months ago +4

    I don’t think we’ll ever know for sure if Tyrion is a Targaryen or not, and I kind of like it that way. I constantly go back and forth on whether he is or not. It sounds crazy, but the Tyrion chimera theory makes sense too. And then there’s the idea that Jamie and Cersei are actually the Mad Kings children.

  • Mike Bramlett
    Mike Bramlett Month ago

    I've listened to the ASOIAF books 2 times very recently, and I still missed a few of the observations you've made in this video. All the detail is excellent, in the books AND your essay. This is great work.

  • Wrangle McDangle
    Wrangle McDangle 4 months ago +13

    Tywins character is some seriously good writing from George about trauma and the cycle of abuse

    • Catherine Cao
      Catherine Cao 4 days ago

      Say it louder for the Pro-Tywin-ers in the back.

  • CB Puzzleworm
    CB Puzzleworm 9 months ago +4

    This video was the one that got me to binge all of the GoT videos on the channel and it remains my favorite. Would love to see more like this someday : )

  • ÅšH😏
    ÅšH😏 Year ago +1363

    I haven’t been this thrilled for a GoT content ever since the disaster of season 8. Watching this made me fall in love with GoT all over again. Thank you so much Alt Shift! Please make more detailed videos like this for every major character (or House)of the story.

    • Cucker Tarlson
      Cucker Tarlson Year ago +1

      Seriously same. The mystery is interesting again

    • Anatol de Nevers
      Anatol de Nevers Year ago

      @Hello it's me I still have some small hope we might get the next book someday.

    • Anatol de Nevers
      Anatol de Nevers Year ago +3

      @Hello it's me I also enjoyed Sandor in season 8. He's also one character I like more in the show than in the books.

    • C.A.A.N
      C.A.A.N Year ago +3

      "season 8" I think you mean 5, most of 6, 7 and 8.

    • ceb0lla
      ceb0lla Year ago +3

      @Hello it's me and about that change I can't shake the feeling that they did it just because sansas actress turned 18 around that time and they could do the rape scene for shock value and as a cheap way to move the battle of the bastards plot forward. Also her Vale plot in the books is way more interesting and more in line with her outsmarting littlefinger and making allies in the north

  • Sieyès
    Sieyès 6 months ago +8

    I think Tyrion turning into a bland sidekick is an often overlooked factor in the progressive quality drop of the show in season 5 to 8

  • Mama Zannie
    Mama Zannie Month ago +1

    Great summary and comparison between the books and the series. Thank you. I hope the next book is better than what HBO spewed out.

  • Phileas Liebmann
    Phileas Liebmann 8 months ago +20

    I actually love that Tyrion does a somersault from the top of the door when he meets Jon. Think about it.
    Where would Tyrion as a highborn lord in this medieval fantasy world have learned to do that? With circus people obviously.
    And why would he learn to do something so dangerous and un-lordly?
    It sets up so much about his personality, mentality and even relationship to his family and status instantly. I honestly wish his acrobatic abilities had been expanded upon more.

    • Cas Jordan
      Cas Jordan 6 months ago

      So while I like this, it is disproven

    • Cas Jordan
      Cas Jordan 6 months ago +5

      It is explained in book five. He does it (somersaults, cartwheels and the like) again for the crew of the shy maid and thinks about how his uncle taught him a bit of tumbling, and he clung to it and even made cersei laugh a time or two but then tywin came home from court and put an end to all that. Then he thinks "well your a corpse, father, so i will caper as I please."

    • Phileas Liebmann
      Phileas Liebmann 8 months ago +2

      @Nn Uu He doesn't really hate being a dwarf, he totally owns it. He basically says as much to Jon at Winterfell.
      He just hates being disrespected for being a dwarf, but he also sort of enjoys the liberties it gives him from regular noble affairs and how it kind of places him beside normal Westerosi society, partly because that gives him a bit of power over people who foolishly underestimate him for being a dwarf.
      That's definitely in large part because he has no other choice and playing up being the dwarf is a facade, since Tyrion's story is ultimately about how all of it only made his anger and resentment fester inside him, but in the beginning it still definitely still counts.

    • Nn Uu
      Nn Uu 8 months ago +3

      I always thought it was his uncle gerion that taught him that, tyrion already hates being seen as a dwarf so I think it's unlikely for him to mingle with a circus group long enough to learn how to do a somersault.

  • robert mills
    robert mills 9 months ago +14

    The show Tyrion in earlier seasons is hella charming. Peter is a great actor and naturally has incredibly charming personality. The book Tyrion is really really dark tbh

  • Pinnacle Productions
    Pinnacle Productions Year ago +1149

    Sometimes I think it would be karmic justice for Tyrion to be Tywins only real child, and that Jaimie and Cersei are actually the bastards of Aerys which could also make sense considering twins run in the dragon bloodline and incest. Cersei also has that mad king side to her.

    • Maggie Cramer
      Maggie Cramer 5 months ago

      @S R how is it not incest?

    • S R
      S R 5 months ago

      @Delta 23 Marrying a cousin is NOT incest. People need to actually use words they know before spouting nonsense.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas 6 months ago

      @Uck Britley A title for Jaime and Tyrion: The Kinslayer brothers!

    • Bruhistan TV
      Bruhistan TV 6 months ago

      that would be in line with george's trollish tendencies

    • Essi Mathews
      Essi Mathews 8 months ago +1

      @mia tomi Not for identical twins, fraternal twins result from a gene that codes for more frequent release of eggs.

  • Raw Bliss
    Raw Bliss 3 months ago +5

    Extremely well done sir. Was intrigued the whole time. You are such a great storyteller

  • Gustavo Silva
    Gustavo Silva 10 months ago +3

    Excelent video, thanks for this comprehensive summary and analysis, your videos and the arts your using are becoming SO GOOD. It's a work of art.

  • RicksTalentedTongue
    RicksTalentedTongue 10 months ago +3

    The summary is exhaustive, very impressive and well researched and very entertaining. TY sir, so much material that I am enjoying now.

  • David Lev
    David Lev 5 months ago +9

    Tyrion is the human incarnation of "hurt people hurt people"

  • Donal Murphy
    Donal Murphy 5 months ago +2

    I'd like to see Tyrion embrace the "secret Targaryan" rumors and go a little nuts trying to valiudate them. Like being around Dany puts the idea in his head and it sounds just so good to him. He'll get these grand ideas in his head, only to be rebuked every time he tries to live them out.

  • heyysimone
    heyysimone 4 months ago +3

    let me just say I love the character of tyrion in the show.
    I only read the first book, so i didnt know all of this about him, but holy crap do i love this dark, ruthless, crul and vindictive tyrion.

  • Caesius
    Caesius 5 months ago

    _What a fantastic video!_ Thank you for all of the time and effort, it is most appreciated.

  • Jacques Braz
    Jacques Braz 2 months ago +1

    It's been almost 10 years since I've read ASOIAF and I've always been curious about how Martin portraied Tywin's death. I could never guess the meaning behind of it all... The scene felt strange to me. Now It all makes sense.
    Thanks for bringing peace to me.