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Tyrion Lannister trivia: 60 facts about the fan favorite character!

Tyrion Lannister is the character of Game of Thrones that has been adored by the fandom like no other character on the show!

So let’s find out his journey before the season 8 premiere!

  1. Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin
  2. And its television adaptation Game of Thrones
  3. Also referred to as “the Imp” or “the Halfman”
  4. And, while in exile, by the alias Hugor Hill
  5. He is a prominent point of view character in the novels
  6. Based on an idea that came to Martin while writing the 1981 novel Windhaven
  7. Tyrion has been called one of the author’s finest creations and most popular characters by The New York Times
  8. Martin has named the character as his favorite in the series
  9. Introduced in A Game of Thrones (1996) and subsequently in A Clash of Kings (1998) and A Storm of Swords (2000)
  10. Tyrion was one of a few prominent characters that were not included in A Feast for Crows (2005)
  11. But returned in the next novel A Dance with Dragons (2011)
  12. The character will also appear in the forthcoming volume The Winds of Winter
  13. The popularity of the character led Martin and Bantam Books to publish The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
  14. An illustrated collection of Tyrion quotes from the novels, in 2013
  15. Tyrion is a dwarf and member of House Lannister of Casterly Rock
  16. One of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the fictional continent of Westeros
  17. In the story, Tyrion uses his status as a Lannister to mitigate the prejudice he has received all of his life
  18. Even from his family
  19. Knowing that no one will ever take him seriously
  20. He soothes his inadequacies with wine, wit and self-indulgence
  21. As the peaceful rule of King Robert Baratheon begins to decay
  22. Tyrion sees how ill-equipped his family are to hold everything together
  23. He first saves his own neck from the vengeful Catelyn Stark and her sister Lysa Arryn
  24. Then is sent by his father Tywin to impose order on the capital of King’s Landing
  25. As well as his nephew Joffrey, the new king
  26. As civil war begins
  27. Tyrion struggles to strengthen and protect the city and family who hate him
  28. And refuse to see the peril they are in
  29. When his father returns, Tyrion becomes vulnerable to the wrath and machinations of the self-serving courtiers who surround Joffrey
  30. Including Tyrion’s own scheming sister Cersei
  31. Tyrion escapes death again but at great cost and in fleeing Westeros finds himself in even more danger
  32. And without the Lannister resources
  33. The character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage in the HBO television adaptation Game of Thrones
  34. In 2011, Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  35. And later the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for his portrayal of Tyrion in the HBO series
  36. He won the Emmy again in 2015 and 2018
  37. Among other accolades, Dinklage has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  38. Calling the character the “black sheep” of the Lannister family
  39. TV Guide wrote as the show premiered in 2011 that “Tyrion sees through all the chicanery and decides the best option is to drink and bed his way through the Seven Kingdoms.”
  40. The Boston Globe added that he is “a hedonistic intellectual who can talk his way out of anything.”
  41. According to the Los Angeles Times, “brilliant but low-living” Tyrion is “so well acquainted with the workings of the world he can hardly bear it, the Imp is … debauched, perhaps, but a truth-teller nonetheless, fighting for his own survival with as much mercy as he can spare.”
  42. The New York Times went as far as to name Tyrion “the closest thing to a hero” in the HBO series
  43. In season 7 plotting their conquest of Westeros from Dragonstone, the ancestral Targaryen fortress, Daenerys and Tyrion learn that Jon Snow has been named King in the North
  44. Tyrion suggests that Jon would make a valuable ally
  45. Daenerys and Jon are impressed with each other
  46. But she is annoyed when he declines to swear his allegiance to her
  47. Daenerys and her allies discuss their strategy for the war against the Lannisters
  48. Tyrion advises against a direct attack on King’s Landing
  49. And Daenerys agrees to his nuanced series of attacks
  50. However, Cersei and Jaime outmaneuver him
  51. Neutralizing Daenerys’ Tyrell and Dornish support
  52. A furious Daenerys ignores Tyrion’s continued arguments for caution
  53. And decimates a Lannister caravan with her dragons
  54. He is also unable to stop her from executing Randyll and Dickon Tarly
  55. Who refuse to swear fealty to her even after their defeat
  56. In “Eastwatch”, Tyrion meets with Jaime in secret
  57. To broker a meeting between Cersei and Daenerys
  58. In “The Dragon and the Wolf”, he helps convince Cersei that the advancing undead are a more immediate threat than the war with Daenerys for control of Westeros
  59. He has become one of the most known characters of the series
  60. Many fan theories speculate that he is the one who will be seated on the throne

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