'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Will Be Tyrion Lannister's Most Tragic Yet

Tyrion LannisterIt's Sunday. And you know what's missing? Your weekly dose of Game of Thrones. Every Sunday used to be so fantastic when you were able to escape to the world of Westeros for an hour. Now that season 3 is over, and oh how incredible it was, the brutal wait for season 4 feels like it will be never-ending.

There's only so many times I can repeat this, but fans who've read A Storm of Swords pretty much know what's coming, and season 4 surely will not disappoint. A lot of you are wondering what will happen to one of your favorite characters: Tyrion Lannister. Though I'd highly recommend not spoiling it for yourself and either wait for season 4 or read the book -- well, some of us just aren't that patient.

Or maybe you're a book reader and want to geek out about what could potentially happen to poor Tyrion. SPOILERS AHEAD. Let's proceed.


When we left off, Tyrion was married to Sansa against his will, did not consummate the marriage, and was demoted to Master of Coin. Tyrion and Sansa also must suffer through Joffrey's wedding to Margaery. They give Joffrey a rare book, which Joffrey proceeds to destroy with his new sword, Widow's Wail. At the wedding, Joffrey brings in dwarves that joust each other for the entertainment and also pours wine on Tyrion's head. When Tyrion later serves Joffrey wine from the Wedding Chalice, Joffrey dies due to poisoning (YAY!!). But sadly, Tyrion is incorrectly blamed for his nephew's death -- it was a plot created by Lady Olenna and Petyr Baelish -- and goes to trial. 

Everyone in the trial stands against him, from Osmund Kettleblack to Grand Maester Pycelle to Varys ... even Shae. But then Tyrion gets the idea to have a trial by combat. Prince Oberyn Martell visits him and offers to fight on his behalf against The Mountain. Unfortunately, Martell loses, and that seals Tyrion's fate.

Just before Tyrion is to be put to death, his brother Jaime frees him ... and makes a startling confession. He says that his father made him lie about Tysha, Tyrion's first wife, by saying she was a prostitute -- even though the truth was that she did in fact love Tyrion. Tyrion basically loses his shit, tells Jaime his sister/lover Cersei was sleeping with half of King's Landing, is determined to never forgive his brother, and admits he did murder Joffrey (he didn't). He turns away from Jaime and never looks back.


Then, Tyrion decides to pay good old Tywin, his father, a visit before he flees. And you'd never guess who he finds in Tywin's bed ... Shae!

He proceeds to strangle Shae and also kills his father after his father tells him that Tysha went "wherever whores go." Tyrion shoots him in his bowels with a crossbow. This gives Tyrion a chance to reflect: "Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold." Tyrion flees with the help of Varys -- and that's the last we see of him in A Storm of Swords. But what a way to go!

Let's hope that HBO producers stick to Tyrion's storyline as close as possible. It's so addicting and full of twists and turns. Between the trial, combat, Jaime, and these unexpected deaths, it'll be so exciting to see these scenes come to life.

Do you think anything should be changed in terms of what happens to Tyrion in season 4?


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