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The real Tyrion Lannister

  • čas přidán 12. 07. 2024
  • Tyrion Lannister is not who you think he is.
    Tyrion Q&A livestream: • ASX Podcast: Tyrion Q&A
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    Video clips from Game of Thrones used under fair use.
    Images from The World of Ice and Fire used with permission from Random House.
    Graphic novel artwork by Tommy Patterson and Mel Rubi.
    Tyrion portrait by Bella Bergolts: www.deviantart.com/bellabergolts
    Full art credits here: altshiftx.com/tyrion
    (Too long to fit here on CZcams)
    References & further reading:
    George Martin “He's the villain” Amazon interview 1999: web.archive.org/web/199910131...
    George Martin “probably something I could have left out” 92Y interview 2014: • George R. R. Martin: T...
    George Martin on Shae and Tywin, Entertainment Weekly 2014: ew.com/article/2014/06/16/gam...
    George Martin says Daenerys and Tyrion are “coming home”, Entertainment Weekly 2014: ew.com/article/2014/06/26/geo...
    George Martin hints Tyrion will fly, Not A Blog 2007: grrm.livejournal.com/16495.html
    George Martin says we will find out where whores go, Algoritam 2015: • George R.R. Martin Sky...
    George Martin says Tyrion is morally grey, SF Site 2000: www.sfsite.com/01a/gm95.htm
    Adam Feldman on Tyrion: meereeneseblot.wordpress.com/...
    PoorQuentyn on Tyrion in ADWD: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/tagged...
    History of Westeros and GrayArea on Tyrion I & II TWOW • Valar Rereadis: TWOW -...
    Joshikins29 on Tyrion’s dark ending: / spoilers_extended_bitt...
    BryndenBFish on Daenerys’ violent future: warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.w...
    BryndenBFish on Tyrion’s adaptation: warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.w...
    Radio Westeros and Emily on Tyrion in TWOW: • The Streams of Winter,...
    Chebyshov on Tyrion and Sansa: asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...
    secretlyatargaryen on Tyrion and Tywin: secretlyatargaryen.tumblr.com...
    JoannaLannister on Tyrion as villain: joannalannister.tumblr.com/po...
    SporadicSheep on Tyrion as genetic chimera: / spoilers_main_a_j_t_t
    Special thanks to Patrons Cameron Weiss, Michael Appell, Ryan Steele, Harry, Shane Veglia, Brian Sentient, Ria McDoodle, Tim Cunniff, NotGac, Cara Akame, Ilhuilkamina Urdiana, Gareth, T. Ledoux.
    0:00 Intro
    8:15 A Game of Thrones
    14:06 A Clash of Kings
    21:15 A Storm of Swords
    34:40 A Dance with Dragons
    49:55 The Winds of Winter
    1:05:52 A Dream of Spring
    What happens to Tyrion Lannister in the A Song of Ice and Fire books? Why does Tywin hate Tyrion? What’s the point of Penny? Will Tyrion ride a dragon? Is Tyrion a Targaryen? Will Tyrion find Tysha? Is Tyrion a villain?
    #GameOfThrones #ASOIAF

Komentáře • 8K

  • @DiveShadow
    @DiveShadow Před rokem +3611

    Tyrion in the show: mostly clever sad rejected boi
    Tyrion in the books: we live in a society

    • @dontworryaboutit5490
      @dontworryaboutit5490 Před 10 měsíci +11


    • @unkledoda420
      @unkledoda420 Před 9 měsíci

      Every time I see someone use "boi" instead of "boy" i vomit in my mouth a little bit. God, how did my generation f*ck up and raise such a generation of morons?

    • @matro2
      @matro2 Před 8 měsíci +30

      That joke was in the video.

      @RESIST_THE_GREAT_REPLACEMENT Před 8 měsíci +4

      Yeah that is low key kind of dumb

    • @johnl5152
      @johnl5152 Před 7 měsíci

      society 🤡

  • @shivanijoshi9252
    @shivanijoshi9252 Před 2 lety +5945

    Maester Luwin: What are the words of house Lannister?
    Bran: Daddy Issues

    • @alexdigg
      @alexdigg Před 2 lety +428

      A common saying, but not their true words

    • @shivanijoshi9252
      @shivanijoshi9252 Před 2 lety +85

      @@alexdigg I was hoping someone would comment that lol

    • @alexdigg
      @alexdigg Před 2 lety +43

      @@shivanijoshi9252 I'm surprised I was the first one

    • @lightning6065
      @lightning6065 Před 2 lety +16

      Hear me roar !

    • @glovs4188
      @glovs4188 Před 2 lety +20

      Like how real life lion prides work.

  • @aguspuig6615
    @aguspuig6615 Před rokem +2287

    props for Tywin, he really did not only get himself his own brothel but decorated it with his houses colors like a cartoon villain

    • @user-wu2br7cs7i
      @user-wu2br7cs7i Před 9 měsíci +129

      I think he just built a tunnel to an already existing brothel😂

    • @looking4anopportunity961
      @looking4anopportunity961 Před 8 měsíci +129

      >How does one conceal their house's sullied reputation?
      >They paint a whorehouse in the house's heraldic colors!

    • @vortexdaidade
      @vortexdaidade Před 6 měsíci

      Wouldn't be surprised If a person as mediocre as Tywin would do It. Dude cant win battles against a 16 yo hormonal kid, so what he does? Essentially political and cultural suicide in his part by whacking people in the kids wedding, all under guest right

    • @cars81434
      @cars81434 Před 6 měsíci +69

      I know right? But Tywin pride is his downfall. So him making a secret tunnel where the window had Lannister colors? Totally something he would do despite hiding it from others.

    • @Ashbrash1998
      @Ashbrash1998 Před 4 měsíci +6

      In hus defense he probably just refurbished the tunnel lol

  • @emusaurus
    @emusaurus Před rokem +1091

    "He spends the last few series looking sad and hopeless."
    That's because he read the scripts

    • @jimboslice6367
      @jimboslice6367 Před 11 měsíci +30

      And his terrible dialogue he had to read

    • @stephengrigg5988
      @stephengrigg5988 Před měsícem +11

      That interview(I think on set) where he's sorta laughing off Tyrions dumb decision at the battle of winterfell. He says:
      "So they have to hide from the dead people, so they go into the crypts with all of the dead people in them. I guess Tyrion's smart, but he's not that smart."
      It's terrible he had that much awareness of how downhill his character went

    • @LisaAnn777
      @LisaAnn777 Před měsícem +3

      Notice how the entire world fell apart not long after season 8?
      Yeah, the gods definitely cursed us. I think the only way to end this curse is to sacrifice the two writers d&d. It's worth a shot at least.

    • @gen169
      @gen169 Před měsícem

      ​@@LisaAnn777 sacrificing them would probably look like an insult to the Gods with how much they screwed up hahahaha

  • @benderthepirate
    @benderthepirate Před 2 lety +11998

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

    • @Nai-qk4vp
      @Nai-qk4vp Před 2 lety +286

      Fuck Dumb & Dumber !

    • @Cheesusful
      @Cheesusful Před 2 lety +1273

      I bet Peter dinklage would have loved to test his acting chops turning everyone's favourite character into a villain.

    • @karthikh1050
      @karthikh1050 Před 2 lety +27

      Lollll. this cracked me uppp haha

    • @Boyzby
      @Boyzby Před 2 lety +367

      @@Cheesusful We get to see some of that in the trial. He would have been so good.

    • @Longshanks1690
      @Longshanks1690 Před 2 lety +580

      @@Cheesusful That’s the most depressing thing. For a show that got famous for pushing lines you don’t cross, they were clearly terrified to make Tyrion a villain for being afraid of losing the audience and blurring the lines of morality in their “good” characters, leading to the collapse of Tyrion as a character- with that indecision being behind many of the shows later problems.

  • @Elysium346
    @Elysium346 Před 2 lety +5190

    "The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth" - African proverb

    • @aurelia8028
      @aurelia8028 Před 2 lety +151

      That's dark...

    • @craigtrautmanjr9393
      @craigtrautmanjr9393 Před 2 lety +63


    • @DekuStickGamer
      @DekuStickGamer Před 2 lety +288

      @@cibo889 its deep in the way its a really poetic image, and dark in the way its a very powerful critique on society.

    • @landlockedcroat1554
      @landlockedcroat1554 Před 2 lety +2


    • @knowonose
      @knowonose Před 2 lety +198

      @@cibo889 Bruh it's a wise saying it may not be deep to you but it's still a clever saying. Go take your weird ass energy somewhere else.

  • @KissSlowlyLoveDeeply-pm2je
    @KissSlowlyLoveDeeply-pm2je Před rokem +1216

    Good point about Tyrion really failing in book 2. He thinks he's a player, but Varys and Littlefinger are the real masters of the game.

    • @Kris-lu1rs
      @Kris-lu1rs Před 9 měsíci +286

      Theres actually a scene in the show in this context I really like. Tyrion asks Varys what he *really* wants. Varys makes Tyrion tell him his motivation and then shift the conversation to avoid the original answer. He says Tyrion is smart and a good player and Tyrion agrees, not realising he was just played

    • @PoutingScout
      @PoutingScout Před 6 měsíci +25

      He thinks he’s a games master but really he’s a piece in the board

    • @Ashbrash1998
      @Ashbrash1998 Před 4 měsíci +47

      I would say Varys is a MUCH better player than Littlefinger and Tyrion. But they all have wins and losses to eachother (Like when Tyrion outsmarted Petyr and learned a bit about his money schemes). But Tyrion just didn't have as big as a network as they did as well as that he let himself be distracted.

    • @anthonyjohnson6199
      @anthonyjohnson6199 Před 4 měsíci +4

      I would argue LF is just a unwitting pawn in Varys game.

    • @kristjanpeil
      @kristjanpeil Před 3 měsíci +2

      I haven't read the books but in the series, he stopped playing eventually. Accidentally grew himself a soul...

  • @josh7827
    @josh7827 Před 11 měsíci +413

    Basically, Tyrion's line at the trial "I wish I had enough poison for the whole lot of you" was squandered. At this point he had anger and a desire to destroy those who looked down on him for being a dwarf. These feelings should have propelled him to Dani so that he can join her and use her desire for the throne to achieve his own revenge. Instead we get a drunken dwarf who fails upward every scene.

    • @homersimpson6585
      @homersimpson6585 Před 8 měsíci +16

      With the way tyrion was seen by most people, he only had 2 possibilities either be a drunken dwarf, or could possibly be written as one of the best tragic villains in tv history. yet they chose the worse one
      I liked Tyrion in the show but he had potential to be much better

    • @jacobenke7936
      @jacobenke7936 Před 8 dny

      @@homersimpson6585 I loved how dark he was getting in the books, and I hope it continues.

  • @AB-or1uz
    @AB-or1uz Před 2 lety +4895

    Sounds like the Lannisters needed a family therapist.

  • @kateglew580
    @kateglew580 Před 2 lety +8618

    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.

    • @neuralmute
      @neuralmute Před 2 lety +1046

      Can you imagine what an incredible performance an actor of Peter Dinklage's calibre could have given as the *REAL* Tyrion Lannister post S4? It could have been even better than his first 4 seasons put together! From everything I've seen of him, he's a remarkable actor, and the last 4 seasons completely cheated him.

    • @kateglew580
      @kateglew580 Před 2 lety +72

      @@neuralmute #JusticeForPeterDinklage

    • @violenceisfun
      @violenceisfun Před 2 lety +496

      He has all those paychecks to wipe his tears with.

    • @JanjayTrollface
      @JanjayTrollface Před 2 lety +280

      A few interviews I've seen parts of, you can see he hides his disappointment/frustration etc. poorly. The same as a few of the other actors also I guess. For such a good actor, I'm sure that they were not a mistake or oversight on his part.

    • @neuralmute
      @neuralmute Před 2 lety +221

      @@JanjayTrollface I've got a feeling that he, and more than a few other GOT actors (Emellia Clarke anyone?) are just biding time until their non-disclosure agreements have run out so they can give the real scoop. I'm expecting at least a couple tell-all books every bit as heart wrenching and gruesome as anything GRRM has ever written to show up in a few years!

  • @MotoHikes
    @MotoHikes Před rokem +184

    "he uses jokes and irony as a shield, to deflect the hurt of rejection"
    lmao same

  • @crimson19
    @crimson19 Před rokem +1181

    I actually never realized Tyrion was supposed to be seen as a villain, since while reading the books i could relate to a lot of his struggles and could understand why he became so full of hatred and malice. I'm don't condone his actions, but think about what YOU would do, being born in the time and place he was, with the body he has and with a family that despises you for something outside of your control. I don't know what i would do but i'd be REALLY overestimating myself if i said i could stay being a sane, kind man

    • @matiasluukkanen7718
      @matiasluukkanen7718 Před rokem +140

      I mean, that is what makes a hero and upstanding person.
      When you have every reason and possess power to reflect back the poor treatment you have received hundredfold, and instead break the cycle with kindness.

    • @Dawning390
      @Dawning390 Před rokem +31

      Me too! I do now realize that he's becoming more villainous but because I was reading his chapters from the beginning I had an attachment with his character and couldn’t see his action as evil but justifiable, it's not

    • @sinwithagrin4243
      @sinwithagrin4243 Před rokem +17

      I was in Afghanistan for a while. Learned very quickly what i was willing to do. I don't like Tyrion just because he goes into excess which is why I always felt closer to Tywin.

    • @alexterieur8813
      @alexterieur8813 Před rokem

      @@sinwithagrin4243 you mean closer to the father who ordered his guards to gangrape his son’s girlfriend and subsequently ordering him to rape her too. Cool.

    • @3rdEarlRussell
      @3rdEarlRussell Před rokem +30

      That’s why Martin said Tyrion is the greyest of the grey.

  • @samcostello2861
    @samcostello2861 Před 2 lety +5694

    "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.

    • @joshuagraham2843
      @joshuagraham2843 Před 2 lety +61

      i love the actor but tywin character jesus christ he’s nothing but a sore loser
      he died of sh’tting he’s a sh’t dad

    • @aesir1ases64
      @aesir1ases64 Před 2 lety +285

      tywin being full of bullshit in regards to his image and dying literally shiting is beautifully poetic, another layer from this great tyrion x tywin arc i hadnt realize before

    • @chriskoohk
      @chriskoohk Před 2 lety +154

      @@aesir1ases64 Don't forget Shae mistook Tyrion as Tywin, and called him my lion. If you were Tyrion, you will be deeply disgusted by this merciless but hypocrite father.

    • @hiddendagger7291
      @hiddendagger7291 Před 2 lety +110

      Tywin himself married his love but forced his children to marry for geopolitical gains

    • @Cynical_Finch
      @Cynical_Finch Před 2 lety +7

      It would be beautiful, except that Tyrion is *_not_* Tywin's son.

  • @muntumsutu8404
    @muntumsutu8404 Před 2 lety +1067

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

    • @Themanwiththeplan1899
      @Themanwiththeplan1899 Před 11 měsíci +83

      Imagine if he tunnelled into it like a mole

    • @longwlenguyen4214
      @longwlenguyen4214 Před 9 měsíci +55

      Show how much hypocritical Tywin is behind his Lion pride image.

    • @TimesFM4532
      @TimesFM4532 Před 9 měsíci +8

      @@Themanwiththeplan1899it’d be bad if you miscalculated

    • @fildariusv7045
      @fildariusv7045 Před 9 měsíci +19

      ​@@TimesFM4532He would just say something about creating a escape route in case something happened and leave

    • @davi0121
      @davi0121 Před 8 měsíci

      It's inferred that Tywin might have fathered a bastard who became one of the whores in the brothel too.

  • @RozWBrazel
    @RozWBrazel Před rokem +315

    A book-accurate Tyrion behind Daenerys, feeding all of her worst instincts with his own would have been so compelling. It could have been. It *SHOULD* have happened. But what we got instead...

    • @Chadius_Thundercock
      @Chadius_Thundercock Před 3 měsíci +16

      Show Tyrion after season 4 is just
      “Guys can’t we just get along😔”
      “Ok 😔”

  • @halberd-3291
    @halberd-3291 Před 2 lety +5134

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

    • @mathieumarlaire
      @mathieumarlaire Před 2 lety +134

      Fuck now I want liver and onions

    • @nicbahtin4774
      @nicbahtin4774 Před 2 lety +91

      Better to stick to liver and onions think of how much pain these "normal" relationships did in the show

    • @timtheguy2179
      @timtheguy2179 Před 2 lety +42

      Would you like a nice Chianti with that?

    • @dilz2467
      @dilz2467 Před 2 lety +86

      Strong belwas is a fucking beast

    • @Spagghet
      @Spagghet Před 2 lety +167

      It’s a crime they didn’t have him in the show and replaced him with Dario. Strong Bella’s fighting that dude on the horse then shitting on him in front of the whole city, incredible. Then eating ALL of the poisoned honey locusts meant for Danerys, puking and crapping his brains out on his death bed, but SURVIVING. He’s the GOAT eunuch.

  • @samiam2088
    @samiam2088 Před rokem +3007

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

    • @penguenefendi8148
      @penguenefendi8148 Před rokem +55

      Lmao why should he love a dwarf

    • @lilbunny9833
      @lilbunny9833 Před rokem +493

      @@penguenefendi8148 why does it matter that she’s a dwarf

    • @PhebusdesTours
      @PhebusdesTours Před rokem +154

      Not to mention she grew fond of him after trying to kill him. Many people would be less forgiving.

    • @samiam2088
      @samiam2088 Před rokem +545

      @@penguenefendi8148 You don’t find it a bit ironic that Tyrion whines about how everyone belittles him for being a dwarf, but he can’t extend the same humanity/dignity he craves towards another dwarf? Like the thought hadn’t crossed his mind at all?
      Not interested is simply not interested, but not interested based on her Dwarfism, when he’s also a dwarf is a bit dense.

    • @PeachDragon_
      @PeachDragon_ Před rokem +47

      @@samiam2088 except it's not because she's a dwarf that he rejects her

  • @geraldl5221
    @geraldl5221 Před rokem +306

    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.

    • @honeynutreviews332
      @honeynutreviews332 Před 11 měsíci +17

      no shot he finishes them I am so sorry

    • @thelongestpage7555
      @thelongestpage7555 Před 11 měsíci +27

      @@honeynutreviews332 yea, he's gonna kick the bucket before Dream of Spring is done
      heck, maybe even before Winds

    • @robertocioffi2523
      @robertocioffi2523 Před 6 měsíci +2

      I am pretty sure Daenerys is gonna end up bad in the books too.
      But the ending will be certainly better than what we got

    • @MT-zb7eg
      @MT-zb7eg Před 5 měsíci

      Aaand he's gone.

    • @MT-zb7eg
      @MT-zb7eg Před 5 měsíci

      Aaand he's gone.

  • @dippy8053
    @dippy8053 Před rokem +298

    Please do more of “The real” GOT characters. Please do that for Stannis because he is not as much as a straight villain as I try ought him to be since i’ve been listening to the audiobooks.

    • @trevinwolverine1904
      @trevinwolverine1904 Před rokem +28

      I'd want "the real" tragedy of Jeyne Poole. That poor girl has been through some shit hidden from the eyes of the reader

    • @dippy8053
      @dippy8053 Před rokem +10

      @@trevinwolverine1904 I wish that he’d do more character development videos but it probably takes a lot of time

    • @ballsosaurus_sex
      @ballsosaurus_sex Před 10 měsíci +5

      Stannis the mannis the king who cared

    • @chadfarrell5457
      @chadfarrell5457 Před 10 měsíci +3

      I disagree, but I think it's really interesting how Stannis gets this response so much. I think it's because we only directly see him through the eyes of people who will make excuses for him like Davos or his Maester

    • @codyschwarz5155
      @codyschwarz5155 Před 6 měsíci +5

      @@chadfarrell5457Asha and Theon Greyjoy and Jon Snow make excuses for him? You didn’t read A Dance with Dragons

  • @xanderkirk7872
    @xanderkirk7872 Před 5 měsíci +77

    Thinking about it, I think the biggest gut punch Tyrion could ever find isn’t Tysha being a whore, but her being married to someone else with a family and happy. At least that’s what I would write. Imagine Tyrion finds where whores go and it’s that they go make themselves a home with a person they really care about. They move on and live their lives. Not only would it be powerful for Tysha herself- continuing on despite her abuse at the hand of a noble and still finding love and meaning in the aftermath of a cruel circumstance- but it would crush Tyrion’s hope for being with her. She found someone else, move on from him, and no longer cares about him. Worse than not loving him, she did love him and now loves someone over him. He was replaced. That would send him truly spiraling I think

    • @lukejones7164
      @lukejones7164 Před měsícem +1

      That would be truly tragic but deserving for Book Tyrion.

    • @concept5631
      @concept5631 Před 8 dny +1

      I think that would push him off the despair event horizon and make him an irreversibly evil monster.
      Edit: Granted, he's already done some pretty evil things by the start of WoW, but he could go full-blown Tywin.

    • @obseed3041
      @obseed3041 Před 7 dny

      ​@@concept5631On the contrary, I think that would actually knock some sense into him. Seeing his greatest love move on and find another will hurt him deeply but hopefully that would also inspire him to see that he can take that path too. That no matter how broken a person can be, they can always find happiness eventually which Penny could provide for him.

    • @concept5631
      @concept5631 Před 6 dny

      @@obseed3041 I think its like a coin toss. He could go either way.

  • @xheixhevairi4857
    @xheixhevairi4857 Před 2 lety +3055

    ''The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth"

  • @ThisIsJaysWorld
    @ThisIsJaysWorld Před 2 lety +5190

    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

    • @ZoruaHunter
      @ZoruaHunter Před 2 lety

      And if his mom didn't die giving birth to him

    • @ZoruaHunter
      @ZoruaHunter Před 2 lety +692

      Also Tyrion is who he is today in response to the people treating him as less (because he's a dwarf). If he looked like Jaime who knows what kind of upbringing he'd have, he could just be another Jaime

    • @horsem.d.7979
      @horsem.d.7979 Před 2 lety +354

      Also the fact that Tyrion killed his mother made Tywin hate him even more.

    • @bascal133
      @bascal133 Před 2 lety +30

      @@ZoruaHunter that isn’t great point

    • @davidlewis5312
      @davidlewis5312 Před 2 lety +304

      @@horsem.d.7979 its a horrible combination of things: his body, Joanna's death, and the belief he is Aerys' son. If one or two of those things were removed, I think Tywin could deal with it. And honestly I think they are in ascending order of problems. Joanna being gone is probably worse than Tyrion being a dwarf.

  • @nowlibongo6123
    @nowlibongo6123 Před rokem +607

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

    • @jamiebaker7066
      @jamiebaker7066 Před rokem +41

      When there is constant inbreeding within a family. They will almost always eventually end up having a ton of health issues and deformities. People who don't believe that he was deformed, or had some kind of issues with his health. Have obviously not done any research on the topic.

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 Před rokem +48

      @@jamiebaker7066 The only reason it works for the Targaryens is because they have magic blood. And even then, half of the Targaryens are mad.
      That said, deformities are only really common with pervasive generational incest, and there were likely folks amongst his family who looked normal or were healthy, so I could still see him being mistreated for being a hunchback and his condition being used as an excuse for his behavior.

    • @Anonomius0
      @Anonomius0 Před rokem +11

      @@stingerjohnny9951 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.

    • @Anonomius0
      @Anonomius0 Před rokem +38

      @@stingerjohnny9951 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.

    • @AW-uv3cb
      @AW-uv3cb Před rokem +22

      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".

  • @alecseusalec3418
    @alecseusalec3418 Před rokem +91

    If you think about it, Tyrion had a surprisingly decent relationship with all his relatives except his father and sister.

    • @catherinecao4810
      @catherinecao4810 Před rokem +24

      It’s also very telling that those relatives worship the very ground that Tywin walks on.
      Remember, Uncle Kevan was there when Tywin sent his son out to die and was the one to tell Tyrion to trust Tywin, and look how that turned out.

    • @emilchurchin4874
      @emilchurchin4874 Před 4 měsíci +4

      And his nephew J
      And kind of his nephew T
      And did his niece like being sent away ?

  • @arsene2760
    @arsene2760 Před 2 lety +6276

    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

    • @BlueisNotaWarmColour
      @BlueisNotaWarmColour Před 2 lety +170

      Absolutely. That should be his next video for sure

    • @korawitbuttramee618
      @korawitbuttramee618 Před 2 lety +555

      For all the bullshit writing in the show, Stephen Dillane did a great job portraying a character he admitted having a hard time understanding since the writing made no sense to him, a veteran and utterly professional actor, that Liam Cunningham had to help him construct his acting instead of, you know, the showrunners.

    • @manithierry-mieg7600
      @manithierry-mieg7600 Před 2 lety +14

      That would be good since I've only watched the show and stannis is an incompetent idiot who just wants to be king for me.

    • @iMeiTerumi
      @iMeiTerumi Před 2 lety +280

      Book Stannis would honestly kill show Stannis himself tbh.

    • @manithierry-mieg7600
      @manithierry-mieg7600 Před 2 lety +264

      @@iMeiTerumi I mean thé show stannis is told to be a great strategist but loses every battle he's shown to fight.

  • @jon-umber
    @jon-umber Před 2 lety +6113

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

    • @CommanderLongJohn
      @CommanderLongJohn Před 2 lety +653

      More people need to realize how badly D&D neutered the entire show/source material in general.. Like it's even worse than most people think it is, most think the show went to shit at Season 6/7, in reality D&D's stinky-smelly-bullshit is visible even in S2..

    • @Crowbars2
      @Crowbars2 Před 2 lety +373

      @@CommanderLongJohn Yeah lol, in the earlier seasons, they had the books to just copy off of, and GRRM had a lot of input then too, he even wrote some episodes himself. The show was able to be good despite D&D and was only bad when D&D chose to streamline storylines and whenever they felt like writing additional bullshit.
      When the books ended, and D&D were too proud, arrogant, or retarded, to ask for GRRM's help beyond "How do you think the story ends?", the show took a huge nosedive after S6. From what I heard, GRRM wanted more input in the show, and he wanted the show to go on longer, but D&D told him to fuck off pretty much because "We have a Star Wars to go ruin." And we got the trainwreck of pure rushed D&D writing in S8, with no input from anyone else.
      I hope D&D never write anything again, ever.

    • @VictorIV0310
      @VictorIV0310 Před 2 lety +110

      @@CommanderLongJohn Yep. Red flags were there in the earlier seasons. More people need to know that.

    • @andromidius
      @andromidius Před 2 lety +110

      @@CommanderLongJohn Yeah, for sure. Was still a watchable show in the early seasons, but it really does pale in comparison to the books on almost every level.
      Not the fault of the actors or crew - it was purely poor writing decisions and lack of caring. I managed to shrug it off for season after season, but Barristan being killed off really was the first unforgivable choice they made - even the actor was appalled at being written out like that!

    • @VictorIV0310
      @VictorIV0310 Před 2 lety +73

      @@andromidius it’s such a damn shame for all the actors and other crew members. Pouring out you heart, souls and effort in giving a great performance and beautiful visuals and soundtrack and it all goes down the drain thanks to shitty writers.

  • @cdedberry
    @cdedberry Před rokem +785

    Maybe it’s just me, but I honestly find the villainous Tyrion in the books more sympathetic and generally compelling than the righteously framed Tyrion of the show. His actions and moral inconsistency repeatedly confused and angered me, he never felt morally gray in the way many other characters did… he felt sloppily written and too easily forgiven by the writers when he would display cruelty and treason and the show presented it as just in whatever convoluted sense

    • @alexchavez9840
      @alexchavez9840 Před rokem +28

      Like it could've made more sense why Dany destroys westeros and and wants to kill his family

    • @cholericimp1358
      @cholericimp1358 Před 9 měsíci +2


    • @KatoTheKing
      @KatoTheKing Před 9 měsíci +2


    • @LjuboCupic1912
      @LjuboCupic1912 Před 9 měsíci +24

      I wouldn’t say sympathetic, because honestly at this point he’s just repulsive to me, but Tyrion in the books is certainly written far better.

    • @a.a677
      @a.a677 Před 4 měsíci

      Tyrion isn't sympathetic you're insane. He literally rapes a woman.

  • @psychoairsoft7146
    @psychoairsoft7146 Před rokem +798

    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

    • @jamesleonard2870
      @jamesleonard2870 Před rokem +23

      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.

    • @RudolfHorvath
      @RudolfHorvath Před rokem +28

      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.

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 Před rokem +11

      @@RudolfHorvath 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!

    • @RudolfHorvath
      @RudolfHorvath Před rokem +3

      @@stingerjohnny9951 Oh yeah... I totally forgot about him. Thanks for pointing that out.

    • @Ashbrash1998
      @Ashbrash1998 Před rokem +12

      @@stingerjohnny9951 To me that's not Euron it was the wih version of Ramsey with no teeth. I'm so mad about how they completely deleted Dorne. ESPECIALLY with such talented actors like Pedro Pascal who opened the door in such a great fashion.

  • @0xLimas
    @0xLimas Před 2 lety +5573

    i really hope we are gonna get an entire "The Real" series of videos of all the noteworthy characters. Great vid and i hope for more

    • @simonriley4131
      @simonriley4131 Před 2 lety +205

      The real Euron Greyjoy

    • @Longshanks1690
      @Longshanks1690 Před 2 lety +195

      @@simonriley4131 Just Schift crying into the microphone for 3 hours and making exasperated noises every so often.

    • @chriskoohk
      @chriskoohk Před 2 lety +18

      First of all, let the next book come out

    • @jorenlavaerts3970
      @jorenlavaerts3970 Před 2 lety +71

      Need it

    • @Regenmacher175
      @Regenmacher175 Před 2 lety +9

      There is no 'real' character. We have different versions that are both fictional characters and equally valid for the stories that were being told.

  • @pedro6720
    @pedro6720 Před 2 lety +4585

    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

    • @themichael7400
      @themichael7400 Před 2 lety +285

      I'd love to see the REAL Stannis the Mannis

    • @augustusfreeman4032
      @augustusfreeman4032 Před 2 lety +117

      The REAL Theon Greyjoy
      Because TV Theon is almost a completely different character.

    • @ATWDigital
      @ATWDigital Před 2 lety +75

      In interviews GRRM has stated that there is no "real" versions of characters. There is simply tv Tyrion and book Tyrion, because Tyrion is not a real person. I do agree book Tyrion past book 3 is more interesting.

    • @datboilos1996
      @datboilos1996 Před 2 lety +1

      Please pretty please!

    • @jacobbj
      @jacobbj Před 2 lety +28

      The REAL finger in the bum

  • @simbachvazo6530
    @simbachvazo6530 Před rokem +85

    I have not read nor seen Game of Thrones, but this really does tell me an incredible story of a sad, little man.

    • @gianlucaacca4401
      @gianlucaacca4401 Před 3 měsíci +14

      absolute chad for watching 1 hour of character analysis of a story you don't know about lol

    • @vigilantvigilante2582
      @vigilantvigilante2582 Před 13 dny +2

      you should absolutely try reading the novels! they are beautifully written with complex character work like here that tackle multiple complex themes. And contain several different types of story, from tragic heroes to redeeming villains to epic action, cunning intelligent narratives, etc.

    • @simbachvazo6530
      @simbachvazo6530 Před 13 dny +1

      I have thought about it, then forgot about it, but I've been looking for a good book to get into recently so I probably will.

    • @vigilantvigilante2582
      @vigilantvigilante2582 Před 13 dny +1

      @@simbachvazo6530 yooo do keep me updated if you so can. And of course as what they all say, the novels get even better as they go along

    • @Dystopie173
      @Dystopie173 Před 12 dny

      Did you read the novels yet?

  • @avijeetkartikay949
    @avijeetkartikay949 Před rokem +185

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

    • @jadedselfconclusion3241
      @jadedselfconclusion3241 Před rokem +8

      Totally agree -

    • @アキコ2003
      @アキコ2003 Před 5 měsíci +1


    • @thewanderingartists
      @thewanderingartists Před 4 měsíci

      Just imagine the amount of things that would have to be censored 😂😂

    • @knockoutroundabout
      @knockoutroundabout Před 3 měsíci +10

      @@thewanderingartists Animation doesn't mean 'for children', they could very much make a mature animated series out of ASOIAF for adults, and it'd probably be a huge success.

    • @xeno9671
      @xeno9671 Před 3 měsíci


  • @yowza234
    @yowza234 Před 2 lety +948

    Tyrion slowly corrupting Daenerys and enabling her more violent aspects is an excellent slow build up to her wanting to reduce King's Landing into a pool of dragonfire

    • @iplay10101
      @iplay10101 Před 2 lety +90

      At the very least, that would've somewhat justified her actions in the adaptation.
      Too bad that never happened.

    • @Wellshem
      @Wellshem Před 2 lety +25

      @@iplay10101 we are talking about the lady who burned down cities and crucified peoples while being praised by everyone

    • @whoknowswhocares885
      @whoknowswhocares885 Před 2 lety +41

      D&D: “Nope, too complex, she just forgot her original intentions.”

    • @andrewantretter4279
      @andrewantretter4279 Před 2 lety +2

      Lemme guess you're one of those people who defend her and make excuses for her violent behavior?

    • @PoofyKittyPants
      @PoofyKittyPants Před 2 lety +9

      The whole point of her character is to show that some people you think are dispensing justice just like to kill.

  • @MariaC497
    @MariaC497 Před 2 lety +718

    Didn't you know? In the show, Jamie killed the real Tyrion in the black cells and we were really following Oppo the Whimsical Tumbling Dwarf.

    • @baldawen
      @baldawen Před 2 lety +71

      Suddenly the last few seasons make a lot more sense... it also makes sense that they cut Penny out of the show! She would have recognized him!

    • @AbbeyLalor
      @AbbeyLalor Před 2 lety +7

      Hello, fellow Lord Glimbus fan

    • @lorelikesthings
      @lorelikesthings Před 3 měsíci

      Ohhh that makes way more sense now!

  • @aaroncohen2700
    @aaroncohen2700 Před rokem +418

    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.

    • @mrgames4188
      @mrgames4188 Před rokem +6

      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

    • @aaroncohen2700
      @aaroncohen2700 Před rokem +66

      @@mrgames4188 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.

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 Před rokem +30

      @@aaroncohen2700 Did you mean to say “not all that uncommon?”

    • @aaroncohen2700
      @aaroncohen2700 Před rokem +18

      @@stingerjohnny9951 Yes

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 Před rokem +1

      @@aaroncohen2700 Lol ok just making sure

  • @ViewTube_Emperor_of_Mankind

    What can you do if you are stressed but turn people into soup... Tyrion is such a relatable character...

  • @Rosie-yt8nd
    @Rosie-yt8nd Před 2 lety +540

    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

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 Před rokem +111

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

  • @subroy7123
    @subroy7123 Před 2 lety +1050

    I love Varys' manipulation of Tyrion even during their last meeting. Like, "No! Don't climb exactly 240 steps up that ladder! Don't turn right and choose the first door on your left, that is so terrible! Don't pick up the crossbow and kill your father (which will make my plans for fAegon much simpler)! This is folly, my Lord!" *Titters*

    • @utewbd
      @utewbd Před 2 lety +91

      Adding 'titters' was such a nice touch.

    • @BoojeeRedneck
      @BoojeeRedneck Před 2 lety +3


    • @darthtaiter
      @darthtaiter Před 2 lety +1


    • @richardrichard688
      @richardrichard688 Před 2 lety +117

      Varys in later seasons: I'm just in this scene to remind everyone I don't have any balls.

    • @subroy7123
      @subroy7123 Před 2 lety +61

      @@richardrichard688 Tyrion in earlier seasons: Near-genocidal speech about people of KL
      Tyrion in later seasons: Character development? Lol who cares I suddenly LOVE the smallfolk I'm a goody-goody don't mind me uwu 😊

  • @haakonaleksandr
    @haakonaleksandr Před 4 měsíci +24

    i just realized how fucked up it is that dany named her golden dragon after her brother who was killed by having molten gold poured over his head… lol

  • @chrisa84
    @chrisa84 Před rokem +62

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

  • @manolgeorgiev9664
    @manolgeorgiev9664 Před rokem +2086

    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.

    • @celieboo
      @celieboo Před rokem +15

      I don't! 😳

    • @karu6111
      @karu6111 Před rokem +78

      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.

    • @viridianacortes9642
      @viridianacortes9642 Před rokem +53

      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).

    • @Chair991
      @Chair991 Před rokem +41

      @@karu6111 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

    • @realhillkell
      @realhillkell Před rokem +5

      ​@@celieboo I also prefer s1-s4 Tyrion over book Tyrion

  • @benderthepirate
    @benderthepirate Před 2 lety +930

    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.

    • @manuelgutierrez9932
      @manuelgutierrez9932 Před 2 lety +123

      I hadn't even realized. Now that I think about it his interactions with Penny seem very similar to Jamie's with Brienne.

    • @samwize28
      @samwize28 Před 2 lety +56

      Which would you rather: Jaime completes his redemption arc into a full blown goody, while Tyrion completes his downfall into a full blown psycho. Or Jaime U-turns from his redemption arc (like the show) while Tryion U-turns on his downfall (thanks to Penny etc) ? Not sure which i would rather myself

    • @manuelgutierrez9932
      @manuelgutierrez9932 Před 2 lety +39

      @@samwize28 Oh, that's hard. I guess if I had to pick the U-turn option. I want Jamie redeemed but I would rather see Tyrion not end fully evil at the end. But hopefully not be handled the same way it was in the show.

    • @benderthepirate
      @benderthepirate Před 2 lety +96

      Jaime needs see his redemption through. Especially after burning Cersei’s letter and his upcoming confrontation with Lady Stoneheart. It would be super jarring and counter productive if he crawled back to Cersei.
      Plus he’s my favorite POV character. Tyrion is a very close second.
      Tyrion, either way could work. Full dark side, or dark side until the few moments, both outcomes work really well and are very fitting for him.

    • @henryp9671
      @henryp9671 Před 2 lety +11

      @@samwize28 I kind of liked the Jamie dying with his sister thing like the way they did it in the show was awful but him going back to try to save the only woman he ever loved despite how terrible and destructive their relationship was and dying trying to protect the queen is actually a pretty good ending. He goes back in for filled his Val like a true knife protecting his queen the woman he loves despite it all it’s not a happy ending but it’s bittersweet in a way I kind of like

  • @owenleal
    @owenleal Před rokem +55

    Tywin's secret hooker warp pipe tunnel had me rolling 💀

  • @jacquesbraz4801
    @jacquesbraz4801 Před rokem +52

    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.

  • @RapidCityJM
    @RapidCityJM Před 2 lety +241

    Dragons. Old and young, true and false, bright and dark. And you, a small man with a big shadow, snarling in the midst of all.

  • @leonthesleepy
    @leonthesleepy Před 2 lety +2165

    Peter dinklage: "by the gods, Tyrion was smart back then"

    • @Jade0126
      @Jade0126 Před 2 lety


    • @traveller89
      @traveller89 Před 2 lety +44

      Still read it in Robert's voice

    • @ttttillermand
      @ttttillermand Před 2 lety +37

      He was very intelligent, or at least much more intelligent than what he became later in the TV series, but Tyrion also wasn't that wise and he had certain weaknesses that became his downfall despite all his smarts.

    • @SenthilKumar-yx8up
      @SenthilKumar-yx8up Před 2 lety +3

      Bobby B agrees

    • @akiramado9198
      @akiramado9198 Před 2 lety

      No not use k

  • @sYnSilentStorm
    @sYnSilentStorm Před rokem +28

    I read the books as they came out year by year, and I never once considered Tyrion a villain. The show did paint him any better light, but honestly they painted everyone in a better light. Tywin was almost like a regular guy in the show, in the book he is absolutely a villain.

    • @a.a677
      @a.a677 Před 4 měsíci +1

      GRRM said Tyrion is a villain. He is a villain. There is no debate.

    • @sidnew2739
      @sidnew2739 Před 4 měsíci +1

      ​@@a.a677You know nuthin, John Snow.

  • @trackmaster152002
    @trackmaster152002 Před rokem +31

    Yeah, I've always wondered why people called Tyrion a villain, but it makes a lot more sense now. He's definitely written as a protagonist and good guy by D&D, but he definitely sounds more like a villain in the books. Its also weird that D&D didn't just trust the fifth book instead of trying to deviate from it that point. The speculation that you did in this video sounds a lot better than the seasons 6-8 that we got from D&D. I like the idea of Tyrion convincing Dany to brutal and invade King's Landing, unleashing some of the Wildfire, and then teaming to help fight the White Walkers as his true redemptive character arc.

    • @a.a677
      @a.a677 Před 4 měsíci

      "People" lmao you mean GRRM? The creator of ASOIAF? Tyrion is a villain, there is no debate.

  • @chandrawagner4061
    @chandrawagner4061 Před rokem +3662

    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 😔

    • @kvltslime2261
      @kvltslime2261 Před rokem +2

      was so mad they just turned him into a bumbling idiot

    • @nont18411
      @nont18411 Před rokem +88

      Would love to see it too. It would subvert our expectations big time, from a Lannister who is supposed to be different from the other Lannisters (who are evil) to the evilest Lannister of them all.

    • @AGEE_95
      @AGEE_95 Před rokem +30

      I agree with this, but I will say that I am not one of those people that hails the books as the only way his story should've or could've been told. After season four I definitely think that D&D could've found different ways to take Tyrion down that darker path,. even if it didn't happen exactly how it did in the books. I also wasn't that crazy about his storyline in A Dance With Dragons, because he doesn't really do that much but be melancholy and ask where whores go. But overall the more hopeless, resentfful side of him was embraced in the books much more than in the show. There's also the fact that, book Tyrion's story isn't over. Sure he's on the war path now, but will he stay on it? It's not as simple as the video kind of makes it seem. Book Tyrion is a little more conflicted, at least about Jaime, in terms of revenge. That could be something that makes him rethink whatever plans he has. Something will only know when TWOW, finally comes out.

    • @AGEE_95
      @AGEE_95 Před rokem +14

      @@nont18411 I wouldn't say he had zero development, but it the writing for TV Tyrion definitely lost it's complexity after season 4.

    • @SidheKnight
      @SidheKnight Před rokem +15

      I don't see book Tyrion as evil. Just spiteful and lashing out.
      Unless Winds of Winter has already come out and I just missed it.. (?)

  • @Xqvvzts
    @Xqvvzts Před 2 lety +1332

    “Jaime,” she said, tugging on his ear, “sweetling, I have known you since you were a babe at Joanna’s breast. You smile like Gerion and fight like Tyg, and there’s some of Kevan in you, else you would not wear that cloak... but Tyrion is Tywin’s son, not you.
    - A Feast for Crows, one of the many great quotes that didn't make it into seasons 5-8

    • @sirfatty5068
      @sirfatty5068 Před 2 lety +236

      The fact Genna wasn't in the show is a crime.

    • @aceambling7685
      @aceambling7685 Před 2 lety +250

      @@sirfatty5068 honestly, the other Lannisters add so much to the family dynamics, so many "small characters" got left out who actually contribute vital pieces to the overall puzzle.

    • @matthewsteele99
      @matthewsteele99 Před 2 lety +32

      Beautiful quote

    • @MrMineHeads.
      @MrMineHeads. Před 2 lety +19

      Was that his aunt that said that?

    • @Xqvvzts
      @Xqvvzts Před 2 lety +147

      @@MrMineHeads. Yep, Genna Lannister. I believe it was at the siege of Riverrun, about the time when the show Jaime was searching Dorne for the bad pussy.

  • @jameshunt4611
    @jameshunt4611 Před rokem +28

    For those of you in the comments wondering if this man is Australian or British, @ 33:44 “roots” is Australian slang whereas a Brit would have said “shags”

    • @Konoronn
      @Konoronn Před 11 měsíci +1

      He's clearly Australian to anyone with ears, so I'm not sure why anyone would be wondering that.

    • @sleeepy181
      @sleeepy181 Před 11 měsíci +2

      @@Konoronn I usually have a good ear if someone is Australian or British, mainly because Australian accents tend to have more of a drawl to them but with alt shift x I couldn't tell because he has one of the Australian accents with less of a drawl to it.

    • @DildoDaggins69
      @DildoDaggins69 Před měsícem

      ASX has always sounded to me like a New Zealander who moved to Australia years ago. As a NZ'er myself, who's known many NZ'ers who moved to Australia, there's a particular nuance to that combination of accents that's uniquely identifiable. No idea if that's true or not, purely my own supposition.

  • @jamessmithson-br7rm
    @jamessmithson-br7rm Před 2 měsíci +6

    “because of his ugly appearance people are prejudiced against him”
    We have the same problem Tyrion, my man

  • @anonymousme3632
    @anonymousme3632 Před 2 lety +452

    I'm convinced the only reason Alt takes so long between uploads is because he rereads all the books every time he wants to make a video.

    • @niranjanrajesh1058
      @niranjanrajesh1058 Před 2 lety +29

      Ik you meant it as a joke,but i think you actually may be right. Ive read the books quite a few times and ive never picked up on quite a few of the stories mentioned here. Maybe its just me,and i did a terrible job at analyzing,but i never thought that tywin actually frequented whores. I never realized that tyrion was such a dark character. I knew that he had a lot of issues that had been brewing since childhood,but i only saw him as a slightly villainous character from the start of the a dance with dragons. I always pride myself on knowing nearly everything in the books, these vids reveal how little i know. Or maybe the world of ice and fire is so expansive that he actually reads it every time he makes a video on a certain topic/character

    • @archivesoffantasy5560
      @archivesoffantasy5560 Před 2 lety +12

      @@niranjanrajesh1058 I mean he could read all the Tyrion chapters instead of the whole thing

    • @hankjones7054
      @hankjones7054 Před 2 lety +9

      I love how many details there are in these books, hidden amongst the sheer length and massive cast of characters. Like the sailors wife potentially being Tysha, it's a very subtle hint and I've read these books countless times and never picked up on it. This channel really pays attention to every single word.

    • @anonymousme3632
      @anonymousme3632 Před 2 lety +6

      @@niranjanrajesh1058 The way he picks up seemingly unrelated details from the subtlest of lines... he might just.

    • @neolexiousneolexian6079
      @neolexiousneolexian6079 Před 2 lety +9

      He literally cites the chapter for all the dozens/hundreds of the quotes in this video, so there's clearly some level of rereading going on.

  • @Blackhawk211
    @Blackhawk211 Před 2 lety +575

    Holy mother of God.
    1 hour long character analysis on the best character.

    • @weirwood
      @weirwood Před 2 lety

      oh boy, yeah.

    • @kiwi7289
      @kiwi7289 Před 2 lety +1

      This is nothing, did you hear the guy “alt schwift x” rap about tyrion? He pretty much told the same content with more depth and bigger bars

    • @Danio31b1991
      @Danio31b1991 Před 2 lety +1

      Overrated he is not even top5 :D

    • @dwaynekeenum1916
      @dwaynekeenum1916 Před 2 lety +1

      @@Danio31b1991 dumb send ur list

  • @sergioaleman4844
    @sergioaleman4844 Před 5 měsíci +12

    The character deep dives, book-by-book with breakdowns is exactly what I need for every character. This was such a great video that put so many ideas together in my head. More please!!

  • @scottcameron174
    @scottcameron174 Před rokem +79

    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.

  • @drewengel7073
    @drewengel7073 Před 2 lety +4922

    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.

    • @PedroLucas-mg5je
      @PedroLucas-mg5je Před 2 lety +329

      I TRULY needs an Real Stannis video!

    • @Shho7446
      @Shho7446 Před 2 lety +144

      We need stannis the mannis

    • @teamblack204
      @teamblack204 Před 2 lety +180

      YES! We need the REAL Stannis, The King Who Cared. The REAL Daenerys, Breaker of Chains. The REAL Jaime, Goldenhand.

    • @PedroLucas-mg5je
      @PedroLucas-mg5je Před 2 lety +89

      @@teamblack204 The REAL Jon, the White Wolf! (Or the Wolf with Dragon's Blood, perhaps)

    • @teamblack204
      @teamblack204 Před 2 lety +53

      @@PedroLucas-mg5je Yes! And of course, The Prince That Was Promised. I'll have a breakdown if Arya turns out to be Azor Ahai in the books too😂

  • @iYehuk
    @iYehuk Před 2 lety +194

    Everyone is asking "Who the real Tyrion?" But no one asks "Where do courtesans with low social responsibility go?"

  • @KetsaKunta
    @KetsaKunta Před rokem +142

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

    • @HostileAtHeart
      @HostileAtHeart Před rokem +19

      Sounds like you're still very entranced by the show version of him. Tyrion is deeply flawed and let's his emotions get the better of him more often than not. He is both more and less than an opportunist. He does not know the limits of his abilities yet he tries to capitalize on them at every turn. He rarely learns from his mistakes up to this point. He's bitter and resentful and sure, he will use any opportunity to get back at his adversaries but he's far from the cunning opportunist he wishes he were.

    • @sidnew2739
      @sidnew2739 Před rokem +2

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

    • @GenUrobutcher
      @GenUrobutcher Před rokem +4

      @@HostileAtHeart 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.

    • @qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm....
      @qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm.... Před rokem +1

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

    • @GenUrobutcher
      @GenUrobutcher Před rokem +2

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

  • @jamesweber5772
    @jamesweber5772 Před 5 měsíci +17

    I have watched this at least 5 times. Thank you for your effort and for bringing such quality content for us all to enjoy!

  • @ironside7991
    @ironside7991 Před rokem +288

    - How many psychological disorders will the Lannisters going to have?
    - George: YES!

  • @cieproject2888
    @cieproject2888 Před 2 lety +5744

    We've waited so patiently for our hour-plus of Tyrion content, and now we finally have it. Bravo, AltShift, you've outdone yourself

  • @cameronthomas9853
    @cameronthomas9853 Před rokem +16

    in the show tyrion is actually technically the main protagonist because he interacts with the most other characters

    • @JoSheperd
      @JoSheperd Před 10 měsíci +1

      He is a protagonist in the books too

  • @dp6038
    @dp6038 Před rokem +15

    The picture you show of Richard the third is exactly what he looked like. When they found his body, a replica was made of his skull and given to a woman, who is famous for reconstructing faces. She wasn't told who the skull was, but when she had finished, it matched the famous painting of king Richard. His bones also had a very prominent curvature of the spine. The only thing in any doubt is was he really evil? Unfortunately archaeology can't answer that one.

  • @spookshow
    @spookshow Před 2 lety +508

    Tyrion resents Penny because Penny leans into everything about being a dwarf that his father taught him to hate... but Penny always had family who loved her.

    • @sarafontanini7051
      @sarafontanini7051 Před 2 lety +37

      in essence, he hates her because on some level he wishes he was her but he ISN'T and he will NEVER be and so hates her

    • @RhodokTribesman
      @RhodokTribesman Před rokem +3

      Yeah, she's basically a foil in everything but stature

  • @MasteringJohn
    @MasteringJohn Před 2 lety +2025

    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.

    • @Regenmacher175
      @Regenmacher175 Před 2 lety +42

      Or maybe...just maybe they understood them but you disagree with their views of the characters? There is more than one way to interpret a fictional character.

    • @MasteringJohn
      @MasteringJohn Před 2 lety +309

      @@Regenmacher175 There's a difference between understanding a character differently, and outright changing the character's actions to avoid those parts about them you don't want to depict. The former can happen in areas of ambiguity, where it's not clear why the character did what they did. But in the absence of that, if you are creating new motivations out of whole cloth, or in contradiction to others plainly stated in the source material, then you are no longer adapting the character from the books, but creating a new character with inspiration from the books.
      Considering what happened with many of these characters' concluding arcs in the show, it's clear they either never understood the source material, or weren't skilled enough to create character arcs to replace what they changed. Ye shall judge them by their fruits.

    • @KaaptnIglo
      @KaaptnIglo Před 2 lety +34

      @@MasteringJohn I think it's more complex than "understanding" vs "not understanding".
      The show made choices which were justified by its format yet had HUGE impact on character development.
      In the case of Tyrion, they "removed" Taisha, only mentioning her as a prostitute, and kinda replaced her by Shae (emotionally). For the show, it made sense because bringing a character who was only mentioned in the 1st season, up to the end of the 4th, would not have worked well - make more sense to give importance to the character the audience actually SAW with tyrion. You can contest this choice still, but it's quite a logical one. Right or wrong, this choice completely changed the relationship between Tyrion and his brother, as well as his perception of the world. Show tyrion and book tyrion HAD to take different path in order to keep coherent story telling.
      To be honest, I completely buy both versions of Tyrion... up to a certain point in the show, where he seemed to have lost his main trait: his intelligence è_é but the whole rant about the "real" Tyrion sounds absurd to me.

    • @Doncergio
      @Doncergio Před 2 lety +224

      Books: “Edmure is so upset at the passing of his father that he drank his sorrows away, only to have a huge hangover at the wake. His aim was a bit off.”
      D&D: “haha, Edmure is dumb.”

    • @MasteringJohn
      @MasteringJohn Před 2 lety +108

      ​@@KaaptnIglo I don't really think format is relevant to characterization. Aerys, Rhaegar and Lyanna are never seen, yet their shadow looms large over the setting through the characters that were affected by them. Doing that on a smaller scale with Tyrion through his side conversations with Shae (while also showing the toxicity of the relationship), could have easily elucidated Tyrion's brokenness and need for genuine love.
      Ultimately, I think they changed Tyrion because they wanted to change the direction of his character arc. They saw a fun, interesting character that they liked, and they wanted to take him in a different direction. That's not an implicitly bad thing in itself: adaptations shift character roles all the time, and sometimes that can lead to interesting new takes.
      But it behooves you as the adapter, when making such choices, to have a plan which accommodates the changes you've made. D&D clearly did not, which is why I assert they did not understand them. If they understood them, then they would have realized the changes to the plot that would have been required.
      Instead, Tyrion became a well-intentioned dunce, Cersei got a galaxy-brain and somehow becomes a ruling Queen, Euron turns into Great Value Jack Sparrow, Varys and Littlefinger become utterly irrelevant and race to see who can get executed by their liege first, Jon Snow becomes a simp, and the Wildlings decide they liked semi-arctic conditions after all.
      They did not have a plan. Because they did not understand the characters. Because they aren't actually good story writers. They can improve on existing material (case in point, Arya/Tywin's scenes). But they didn't actually know how to craft long-running plots, a part of which requires intimate understanding of your characters, their motivations, and how they propel the plot forward.
      I realize this probably comes across as super aggressive, so I apologize if I sound antagonistic towards you personally. I'm just venting generalized frustration.

  • @brettstarks1846
    @brettstarks1846 Před 7 měsíci +10

    While a lot of people condemn Tywin for his hypocrisy vis-à-vis whoring, he actually wasn’t being hypocritical if you read between the lines. When warning Tyrion to stop seeing whores, he said that he would no longer suffer Tyrion to bring *shame* upon House Lannister. His issue wasn’t Tyrion sleeping with common women in and of itself, but his complete lack of discretion as a lordling. Meanwhile, we never knew anything about Tywin sleeping with whores until his final scene, because he did his best to keep it on the down-low.
    Not trying to say Tywin was a great guy or father of the year, but it is an important distinction.

    • @fazediamond5671
      @fazediamond5671 Před 7 měsíci

      Seemed like literally no one knew he was whoring in not even family

    • @bohrseyeball3602
      @bohrseyeball3602 Před 6 měsíci +8

      Yea but it becomes insanely hypocritical when the main person he’s hiding shae from is Tywin himself. He’s creating a problem where there isn’t one, why not tell Tyrion to use the secret tunnel? Why make it more difficult for him? He’s even aware of Jamie’s relationship with Cersei and still wanted him to be heir to the rock. Even after the rumors became public he still wanted Jamie to resign his kings guard post and be heir. Tyrion couldn’t win no matter what he did and he’s too clever to be docile so there relationship was destined for failure

  • @serafimap.5906
    @serafimap.5906 Před rokem +37

    Actually ideal Tyrion, a really deep character for me would be a combination between the one in the show and the one in books. His evolution in first few seasons seems reasonable, I think he should learn how to be gentle and feel true love from Shae. But after the court he should become the character we see in books, craving for revenge.

  • @mathieumarlaire
    @mathieumarlaire Před 2 lety +539

    I think that the reason GRRM makes Tyrion seem like he could be a Targaryan (eventhough he's not) is to give Tywin something to attach his denial to and justify his doubts. If he had nothing but Lannister characteristics there would be no doubt about who Tyrion's father is and Tywin had no choice but to accept him.

    • @ayoa1173
      @ayoa1173 Před 2 lety +33

      Even with Lannister features, that doubt could persist. Joanna was a Lannister by blood and Tywin's first cousin.

    • @darkerdaemon7794
      @darkerdaemon7794 Před 2 lety +20

      The targaryens, like the lannisters, practiced incestuous marriages as well. Even viserion tries to rape danaerys in the books iirc, so tyrions deformity could still very well be from inbreeding even as a targaryen.

    • @Brandonhayhew
      @Brandonhayhew Před 2 lety +19

      Medieval monarchy their all inbreed

    • @oliviawilliams6204
      @oliviawilliams6204 Před 2 lety +4

      Like it’s noted in the video Tyrion is Tywin writt small, it would ruin the connection with Tywin. They are the same characters, his son.

    • @brianlowe904
      @brianlowe904 Před 2 lety +19

      Tyrion’s biological parents don’t come into it for me. The narrative surrounding Tyrion and Tywin is just as compelling blood relation or not. It doesn’t take a shared mitochondria for me to find it tragic

    @CASSIUSATBESTWV Před 2 lety +179

    “No punchline, no payoff” describes the entire finale

  • @trajan4824
    @trajan4824 Před 4 měsíci +5

    Holy shit, this was an insane ride.

  • @veritasinvicta8128
    @veritasinvicta8128 Před rokem +33

    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.

    • @heyitsmira17
      @heyitsmira17 Před 8 měsíci +1

      Maegor's children were affected by the poison that one of his mistresses gave to the other women he had and who gave birth. Dany's child was affected by the Maegi, Mirri Maz Durr. I don't know if it's a natural thing, or just an effect of magic being inflicted on those unborn kids.

  • @Longshanks1690
    @Longshanks1690 Před 2 lety +880

    Tyrion is the perfect example of what happens when people stop believing in what they can be, and start seeing what everyone else sees in them instead.
    They look at Tyrion and see a kinslaying, drunken, lecherous, morally devoid monster? So be it then.

    • @warlordofbritannia
      @warlordofbritannia Před 2 lety +98

      "I wish I *was* the monster you all think I am"
      Man, I was so ready for Season 5, Punished Tyrion after that line

    • @asawe8996
      @asawe8996 Před 2 lety +6

      That was full of truth

    • @Sopel429
      @Sopel429 Před 2 lety +11

      You could say that Jaime becomes the opposite after Harrenhall

    • @danarsarkawt2694
      @danarsarkawt2694 Před 2 lety +7

      No, it doesn't work like that, you need positive feedback to be good and do good things. If the world is against you it means they want it to be like that, they don't want a dwarf to be good then why push it?

    • @Koshbiel
      @Koshbiel Před 2 lety +41

      Opposite for Jaime, too. Believed the hate placed on him as the Kingslayer made him irredeemable. After meeting Briene, who defies the expectations placed on women, and the loss of his one pride (his swordhand). He then removes Cersei from his life, he moves to end the Riverland conflict without bloodshed, and he works to be compassionate to smallfolk he previously sneered at.

  • @amatthew1231
    @amatthew1231 Před 2 lety +1535

    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.

    • @joshuagraham2843
      @joshuagraham2843 Před 2 lety +26

      season 7 and 8 was beyond garbage
      not even spinoff or prequel wont help

    • @feynstein1004
      @feynstein1004 Před 2 lety +42

      Agreed. I love the books and even though they're amazing, a lot of times it's hard to understand why characters are acting this way. I love analyses like these because they clearly explain everything.

    • @bennify1
      @bennify1 Před 2 lety +54

      in a way i can now understand why the book takes so long to write.

    • @aniquinstark4347
      @aniquinstark4347 Před 2 lety +19

      @@bennify1 I can only imagine how much of a mess GRRM office is. How does one even keep track of so many plots at one time?

    • @neuralmute
      @neuralmute Před 2 lety +18

      @@aniquinstark4347 I Imagine that GRRM's entire house is one big conspiracy wall, with every surface covered with plotlines, subplots, sub-subplots, character arcs, character histories, family trees, etc, with one small table and laptop for writing hidden somewhere in the middle of it all.

  • @Eshkanama
    @Eshkanama Před rokem +13

    I truly think that Tywin’s relationship with Tyrion (and his demeanor in general in many ways) is derived from Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Like the way he is disgusted with Tyrion but tries to occasionally use him for for his own means. His complete arrogance and grandiosity, looking down on so many. I swear it’s a parallel with that story.

  • @acady4460
    @acady4460 Před 11 měsíci +13

    In the book Tyrion's murder of shay is some of the darkest sh*t in the narrative... I always imagine him taking Shay with him across the sea and how that would affect his story/motivations

  • @padairua8129
    @padairua8129 Před 2 lety +496

    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.

    • @archivesoffantasy5560
      @archivesoffantasy5560 Před 2 lety +26

      Except Jaimes arc is obvious
      I wasn’t even aware of this darker interpretation of Tyrion’s story until watching this video. It’s a great video, but it picks and chooses a little to reinforce its point. Tyrion is still better than 99% of characters in this world

    • @howhigh0521
      @howhigh0521 Před 2 lety +7

      @@archivesoffantasy5560 exactly my thoughts. I agreed ultimately that he will prob end up killin his bro ☹️

    • @camille8064
      @camille8064 Před 2 lety +7

      @@archivesoffantasy5560 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

    • @HebrewsElevenTwentyFive
      @HebrewsElevenTwentyFive Před 2 lety +14

      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.

    • @Bayard1503
      @Bayard1503 Před 2 lety +17

      @@archivesoffantasy5560 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...

  • @WrangleMcDangle
    @WrangleMcDangle Před rokem +444

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

    • @catherinecao4810
      @catherinecao4810 Před rokem +33

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

    • @gudboah4688
      @gudboah4688 Před rokem +21

      @@catherinecao4810b-b-but Tywin is so cool and smart he’s literally me!!

    • @catherinecao4810
      @catherinecao4810 Před rokem

      @@gudboah4688you’re a child abuser who killed entire families and commissioned a song about it to feel badass?
      Please note the sarcasm.
      How is any of that cool or smart?

    • @hayleenicole9326
      @hayleenicole9326 Před 6 měsíci +13

      @@gudboah4688I hate when people idolize Tywin. Justice for Elia, Rhaenys, and Aegon

    • @matthewatwood8641
      @matthewatwood8641 Před 5 měsíci +8

      The whole Lannister family is like a portrait of generational trauma.

  • @hildaenjoyer8862
    @hildaenjoyer8862 Před 3 měsíci +6

    Remembering how masterful of a storyteller George is, is fucking depressing when remembering how we’ll never get another book

    • @user-id7nk2yz9q
      @user-id7nk2yz9q Před 3 měsíci

      No, I'm confident that The Winds of Winter will be released within the next couple of years because from George R.R. Martin's recent updates we see that he is already working on the book.

    • @arkive11
      @arkive11 Před 3 měsíci

      Frankly the fans are so annoying, and are quick to compare the shows with his books, that it wouldn't be at all surprising if he's working on them quietly so he doesn't get pestered with interviews and fan questions everyday.
      He's still an old man who wants to he Left Alone and he's made that clear lol
      Maybe on his last day well get a completed series.
      I wouldn't want to spend my last year's in the media or public eye.
      Just the land I bought with my books, and the peace to finish them.
      Last 2 books took like 7 years a piece, they've been coming out since '96 the man takes his time lol

    • @meaganparker5063
      @meaganparker5063 Před 28 dny

      The last update we got was last year & he had 1500 pages wrote for the winds of winter. He also said the winds of winter wont be the last book & said what the next book would be titled but cant remember what it was. Had something to do with spring in the title

  • @Achemd4100
    @Achemd4100 Před 3 měsíci +3

    42:24 To add to the comparison with Richard III, Bobono's quote playing Tyrion definitely parallels Richard III's soliloquy in Shakespeare: "And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, / To entertain these fair well-spoken days, / I am determined to prove a villain / And hate the idle pleasures of these days."

  • @evildoughboy7773
    @evildoughboy7773 Před rokem +455

    "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.

    • @RozWBrazel
      @RozWBrazel Před rokem +4

      seeing it again out of context, I thought this was talking about Peter Dinklage.

  • @kateglew580
    @kateglew580 Před 2 lety +105

    Sometimes I think about how Peter Dinklage once said that he enjoyed playing Tyrion because the character was rich in depth and layers, so much unlike the one-dimensional caricatures that actors with dwarfism are often hired to portray. Then I think about how David and Dan gradually reduced Tyrion to a one-dimensional caricature during the last few seasons of the show. And then I get very, very angry.

    • @davidm5421
      @davidm5421 Před 2 lety +4

      The writers ran out of good plot and good lines for Tyrion--those written by George R R Martin--and couldn't think of any themselves.

  • @wesoda2484
    @wesoda2484 Před 5 měsíci +5

    "Fight on the wrong side of this war." There is no right side and that's the point. The Arya/Brienne riverlands chapters are largely dedicated to illustrating that; be it Lion or Wolf, the smallfolk will suffer. You can call Tyrion a villain but early on he's mostly guilty of the same crimes as everyone else: propping up a system of feudalism and neverending war.

  • @n8q_
    @n8q_ Před rokem +20

    You mentioned how one issue with Tysha being The Sailor's Wife is Tyrion is not a sailor but this could be a lie. Here's an idea; what if the reason she calls Tyrion a sailor is because the occupation represents the young Tyrion that she knows. After all, Tyrion wanted to travel the world with Gerion before Tywin said fuck that. Thats just my idea though

  • @commonpepe2270
    @commonpepe2270 Před 2 lety +192

    There is irony in Tyrion losing his tongue and becoming a lion who can't roar.

    • @sit-insforsithis1568
      @sit-insforsithis1568 Před 2 lety +3

      I don’t think he’s a lion I think he’s a dragon! Because of the white hair and the wierd eye

    • @warlordofbritannia
      @warlordofbritannia Před 2 lety +39

      Think about how much that f*cks up the story between him and Tywin tho
      Far better would be if Tyrion was Tywin’s *only* legitimate issue, Cersei and Jaime being the dragon spawn (I don’t really like this theory either, but it’s way more fitting)

    • @Brandonhayhew
      @Brandonhayhew Před 2 lety +11

      @@warlordofbritannia Tywin kids are a total disappointment, Tywin failed as a father, failed as a friend to aerys the mad king, failed as a grandfather to the boy king joffery. But he was very successful as an administrator and politician. He hated his father for being both weak and stupid, he hated his life. If i were on Tywin position, i get that baby Tyrion thrown away to a cliff. Tywin a great political but a garbage legacy he left behind and crippled economy.

    • @kiwione12
      @kiwione12 Před 2 lety +9

      @@warlordofbritannia i dont mind it as a thematic contrast to Jon Snow. Both secret Targs, both outcasts but one raised by a loving and caring father and the other by cruel and sadistic father.

    • @yosephbuitrago897
      @yosephbuitrago897 Před 2 lety

      Sit-ins For sithis no that just ruins the story of him and Tywin.

  • @lluewhyn
    @lluewhyn Před 2 lety +3226

    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.

    • @Catermiller14
      @Catermiller14 Před 2 lety +227

      I love this explanation. Tywin WAS full of shit!

    • @giacomoromano8842
      @giacomoromano8842 Před 2 lety +17

      They cutted the hardest edges, those details in the books that makes you really hates him (like, after the battle with him talking with Tyrion. Tyrion says to be forgiving with Joffrey out of "Youth follies", and Tywin goes "then i should be grateful he hasn't yet married a whore.") Those minor and big things, cutted of, makes Tywin less cruel and hateful, kind of "censuring" the greatest ahole of westeros.

    • @OugiEin
      @OugiEin Před 2 lety +286

      What truly skyrocketed tywin's overall popularity in the show was his relationship with Arya Stark, or at least that is my guess. There are a lot of villains and characters in media and literature who fit a similar archetype but not many done as well as him, especially how George RR Martin portrays him in the books is absolutely spectacular. The best thing to do with a marketable villain, place That character in close proximity with someone who wants to kill them through a thin veil of ignorance. It's quite genius really.

    • @Eld1abl0n3gr0
      @Eld1abl0n3gr0 Před 2 lety +9

      Do you know, how Ilyn Payne lost he's tongue?

    • @S4ltyTar0
      @S4ltyTar0 Před 2 lety +340

      @@OugiEin No, what TRULY rocketed Tywin's popularity in the show is Charles Dance's amazing performance. If you put Tywin in the hands of a lesser actor he wouldn't have been nearly as popular. Tywin (both in the show and the books) is a character who overplays a hand that has long run out of cards and expertly hides that fact. His money and power are gone, but he continues to act and play the Game of Thrones as though they are still there and Charles Dance perfectly portrays Tywin with the gravitas of the man with all his former power and wealth and allows no one to dare question whether he could use it.

  • @sharozeJ
    @sharozeJ Před rokem +5

    Tyrion is the main villain of asoiaf, while John snow is the protagonist. Both have same start and both have suffered alot. Explains alot of masterpiece that GRR martin has written.

  • @bobbiguile9210
    @bobbiguile9210 Před 10 měsíci +11

    Peter is a passionate actor and portrays Tyrion with great talent. He makes one travel with him through all his pain and grief, and loves his work and he's so good that one feels anger, sorrow, even hatred .

  • @dantederi5062
    @dantederi5062 Před 2 lety +150

    Book Tyrion: deeply flawed, complex, have a tendency to do harm even though he has a good heart, were more like his father, have an interesting plot about finding his lost love, met some interesting people, still being witty, have a desire to bring chaos to westeros
    Season 8 Tyrion: "V A R Y S NO COCK"

    • @bumsawaymcvey827
      @bumsawaymcvey827 Před 2 lety +11


    • @Regenmacher175
      @Regenmacher175 Před 2 lety +1

      The book character has not been given an ending and it's really quite pathetic to be this reductionist about the show's version of the character just because you're unable to live with adaptation changes.

    • @UmarAli-tq8pl
      @UmarAli-tq8pl Před 2 lety +26

      @@Regenmacher175 Well, they're terrible changes, so there's that.

    • @mistermaestersirthomas9164
      @mistermaestersirthomas9164 Před 2 lety

      Video: Jaime: loses hand
      Cercei: her image
      Tyrion: maybe his tongue

    • @VictorIV0310
      @VictorIV0310 Před 2 lety

      @@Regenmacher175 Temple OS

  • @davidlewis5312
    @davidlewis5312 Před 2 lety +965

    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.

    • @SuperRONDALE
      @SuperRONDALE Před rokem +30

      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.

  • @vladimirsmatanik1648
    @vladimirsmatanik1648 Před rokem +1

    There is so much effort put into this video... I mean, I cannot appreciate this enough. Unbelievable!

  • @mikelombard21
    @mikelombard21 Před 2 měsíci +1

    The amount of effort a video like this takes is astonishing. Thank you for your dedication. I can watch a video like this a hundred times. Thank you for the hard work to make this. We very much appreciate it.

  • @federerfanatic
    @federerfanatic Před 2 lety +63

    What a nice family.

  • @amphibianenthusiast1887
    @amphibianenthusiast1887 Před 2 lety +177

    "A singer blackmails Tyrion, so Tyrion has him killed and made into soup" is a pretty good summary of his character

    • @adorablecockroach5131
      @adorablecockroach5131 Před 2 lety +12

      Oh my god, Tyrion is Cartman!

    • @zafelrede4884
      @zafelrede4884 Před 2 lety +15

      You forgot the part where Tyrion tells the singer that he doesn't care to hear the song ever again, and then later he regrets not learning the full song.
      For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman's hands are warm...

    • @nont18411
      @nont18411 Před rokem

      And that singer is supposed to be Ed Sheeran’s character in the show

  • @Coalemos
    @Coalemos Před 3 měsíci +5

    I really think Orson Lannister was the inspiration for Tyrion during the later seasons.
    Smash the beatles! Smash them! Khuu khuu khuu

  • @rubbish_kat
    @rubbish_kat Před 10 měsíci +75

    I know the video is about Tyrion not the random slave girl in the brothel but it really rubs me the wrong way the way they changed that character in the show too. In the books this charchter really highlights the trauma of sexual slavery. This girl is already broken from years of abuse, Tyrion is just another in a long line and it shows in her description as 'dead' metaphorically.
    In the show she's just like... okay with her lot I guess. Maybe not happy, but she's well-spoken, healthy, clean and seemingly at ease with her 'job', and in Tyrions case at least is portrayed as consenting. This would not be the reality for the vast majority of slaves, especially those forced into the sex trade.
    The show doesn't just white wash Tyrion, they also whitewash the horror of sexual slavery, and I hate it.

    • @kotorandcorvid4968
      @kotorandcorvid4968 Před 8 měsíci +2

      @bottlife2407 🤡

    • @heyitsmira17
      @heyitsmira17 Před 8 měsíci +25

      Show runners wouldn't want such a realistic view of what sex work is. A lot of what they did and what brought them audience were sex scenes, usually involving sex workers/slaves, and it was always very "clean" so that ppl wouldn't be too turned off by it. That one slave girl was a slap of harsh reality right across Tyrion's face. He was a broken man taking advantage of broken women, and sometimes being part of what broke them too.

    • @OnceUponReddit
      @OnceUponReddit Před 6 měsíci +1

      No one except you cares

    • @rubbish_kat
      @rubbish_kat Před 6 měsíci +11

      @@OnceUponReddit you cared enough to comment mate. There's this thing where if you don't care about the same things as someone else you can just... move on with your day instead of being bitchy about it for no reason. You should try it.
      Have a good one.

    • @concept5631
      @concept5631 Před 8 dny

      ​@@OnceUponReddit Doing a really good job showing how much you don't care by going out of your way to post a nothing comment.

  • @saraworthey9803
    @saraworthey9803 Před 2 lety +379

    The most profound thing about Tyrion is from Genna Lannister when she’s speaking with Jamie;
    “he left a son”
    “That is what I fear the most in truth”
    “Tyrion is tywins son, not you.”
    So telling considering Gennas conflicted feelings towards Tywin

    • @Jacob-lv6zy
      @Jacob-lv6zy Před 2 lety +32

      That was one of the most memorable chapters from a ”feast for crows”, still remember that exchange between Jaime and Genna years later.

  • @gokbay3057
    @gokbay3057 Před 2 lety +936

    Personally, I really dislike the "Lannisters are secret Targaryens" theories.

    • @CoRLex-jh5vx
      @CoRLex-jh5vx Před 2 lety +153

      Yeah. Defeats the whole point of the Lannister family as this mafia like group that hate each other but all work together to defeat enemies because they have to (in early seasons). If they're secret Targaryens then its just...one lannister guy and these other weirdos.

    • @dreamguardian8320
      @dreamguardian8320 Před 2 lety +19

      I think the reasons the Lannisters were secret Targaryens is because Cersei and Jaime tried to copy off the Targaryens by secretly marrying and having kids. Just like the Targaryens had been doing for years. Brothers marrying sisters, cousins marrying cousins, nephews marrying aunts, ect, ect.

    • @trevinwolverine1904
      @trevinwolverine1904 Před 2 lety +33

      I think Tyrion would be the only perfect fit for being a secret Targaryen (aside from Jon) just so that the Dynasty Tywin wanted so much is crumbling to nothing

    • @elonif4125
      @elonif4125 Před 2 lety +61

      I agree completly. I mean, one secret Targaryan is great, two is alright, but every single charakter beeing a secret Targaryan is just too much

    • @TheChzoronzon
      @TheChzoronzon Před 2 lety +13

      @@elonif4125 John and Tyrion. Two.

  • @michaelnapper4565
    @michaelnapper4565 Před 3 měsíci +3

    Your insight into the books is very well thought out. I've read the books 3 times, and you've said things I've never thought about. Well done sir.

  • @CJLOVE23
    @CJLOVE23 Před rokem +1

    This was an absolutely amazing video! It went by so fast that when it ended, I got sad. Thank you for this ❤