Of all the characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones, none stand out as Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. Among the series’ question marks, Tyrion is the most grounded character, especially within his own family. He is the primary source of comedy in the show, and he calls everyone for his abuse, even at his own expense. Tyrion is the most human character because his mind is almost always there. He seemed to have everyone’s goodness in mind.
Tyrion has had many notable moments throughout Game of Thrones‘ eight seasons, but here’s a handy list of some of his best moments from the series.
Each time Tyrion beat Joffrey Baratheon.
Any avid Game of Thrones fan would know how ugly Joffrey Baratheon was – he was pampered, titled, insulted, and demanded everything from everyone, including his family. He mistreated Sansa Stark, as well as his later love interest, Margaery Tyrell. So when Tyrion Lannister went out of his way to pat Joffrey, he was overjoyed and well deserved. Joffrey’s family and surrounding royal staff, especially his mother Cersei, have just fed Joffrey’s thirst for power and control. His uncle, however, refused to surrender to Joffrey. Instead, he often gave Joffrey a quick slap.
Meet Joffrey for the first time in Season 1, Episode 2, and start the series positively. Also, in episode 6 of season 2, Tyrion gives Joffrey another slap. The two times, he slips on it in the presence of others, but Tyrone is not afraid yet. Joffrey’s anger is more important than the fear of the consequences, and it creates a well-deserved moment. Tyrion did precisely what many fans wanted: to hit Joffrey smug in the face.
Tyrion’s victory at the Battle of Blackwater Bay
One of the most significant moments in Tyrone’s career as Joffrey Baratheon’s hand was his success in Battle of the Bay of Blackwater in Season 2, Episode 9. Stoffis Baratheon, Joffrey’s uncle, tried to tame King’s Landing afterward. Joffrey raised his father’s throne to die. At first, the battle seemed to be in Stannis’ favor, as the figures on him had used the help of Melisandre, the red priest in Asshai, to secure Renly Baratheon’s forces after his murder. Tyrion’s sister Cersei had found a flammable substance called wildfire to level the playing field, and Tyrion had a clever idea to throw the fire overboard.
While the wives and children of Cersei and King Landing hid in Fort Maegor, Tyrion launched an empty ship filled with barrels of forest fires. When Stannis is first shocked by the sunken boat, he soon sees the trail of forest fires leaving the ship. The city guard commander then presents a gifted arrow through the water, which quickly ignores the fire and everything it touches and soon throws Stannis’ ship’s fleet into the scalding water. Without Tyrion’s quick thought, they would indeed have lost the battle of Blackwater Bay. Still, fortunately, Tyrion kept his head on his shoulders and managed to fight a battle successfully. It was impressive and reasonable proof of Tyrion’s intelligence in action, even though it never got the credit it deserved.
Tyrion’s speech at Joffrey’s murder case
Another big moment for Tyrion came in season 4, episode 6 when he was prosecuted for the murder of his nephew Joffrey Baratheon. This moment is crucial for Tyrone because he is frank with his grandson and his family, and all the dignitaries present at the trial. Although he openly admits that it was not him who killed Joffrey, he says that he wanted him. He mentions how Joffrey’s death brought him great relief because of how ugly and ugly he was in life.
The content of the speech was ruthless, honest, and very necessary, but Dinklage’s acting in this scene was unique. Viewers may understand his frustration with his family and current situation. Even worse, his father was Tywin as one of the judges in the trial, making Tyrone’s role as a defender even more unpleasant.
When Tyrion kills Tywin Lannister in the bathroom
One of the biggest game of Thrones shocks of season 4, episode 10, probably comes when Tyrion kills his father, Tywin Lannister. After being prosecuted by Tyrion for the murder of his nephew Joffrey, his father sentences him to death after a fight with Tyrion’s chosen agent, Oberyn Martell von Berg, Gregor Clegane. His father’s execution was great pain and a shock to his father. When his brother Jaime releases him from prison, Tyrion takes complete revenge. Tywin Tyrion always impressed his other children because of his status. Even though he was the wisest child, he never had the opportunity or the respect from his father.
Tyrion shocked Shae, his girlfriend, after finding him in his father’s bed. From there, he takes a crossbow to the bathroom to find his father relieved. Eventually, Tywin remained a terrible father to the last, so Tyrion correctly fired the crossbow. It was a fantastic moment for Tyrone when he finally told Tywin how he was feeling, expressing all the anger, abuse, and bitterness of someone falling apart. It was a well-deserved moment for Tyrone.
Tyrion liberates Viserion and Rhaegal in the catacombs.
One of the most fascinating and essential moments in Game of Thrones belongs to none other than Tyrion as he frees Viserion and Rhaegal from the catacombs of season 6, episode 2, the dragons from their depths in the catacombs. Though he was frightened as he approached them, the dragons around him were amazed. As soon as he frees them, they return to the darkness and ignore Tyrone’s actions or presence.
This is an excellent time for Tyrone as no one but the Targaryen family has managed to work safely with the dragons or even be close. So in the case of Tyrone, not only does it reach the dragons safely, but to free them from their chains without eating or burning them, it is not dragons. Of all the Game of Thrones characters, only Tyrion could survive so intimately with dragons that he did not even belong.