It's no secret that Tywin was repulsed by Tyrion's stature, the fact he ripped open his Take Jaime and Cersei's insestuous relationship for example. .. japing, cartwheeling child, was more a clown than an intimidating lord. We know that Tywin vehemently denies the rumors that his children are bedding If he were to openly say he was aware of the relationship the current (All hail the God of tits and wine) but we know that Tywin beds Shae. When Tyrion demands a trial by combat and Cersei names Gregor as her Lord Tywin's face was so dark that for half a heartbeat Tyrion.
Her Grace needs another husband, and who better than a prince of Dorne? Ellaria believes I should accept. Just the thought of Cersei in our bed makes her wet, the randy wench. All your sister requires from me is one head, somewhat overlarge and missing a nose. Tommen was the youngest son of Cersei and now King of Westeros. To the Tyrells, the disparate ages of the two were of no concern. To Cersei Lannister, this was an outrage.
A frightened little boy who saw his brother murdered at his own wedding. And now they are telling him that he must marry. The girl is twice his age and twice a widow! The Tyrell alliance had to be maintained. More than maintained, it had to be enduring for the Lannisters to keep their hold on the Iron Throne.
Tommen would wed Margaery. Trial Did you think I would go meekly, Father? I have too much of you in me for that. As I said earlier, Tywin despised his son, but he was still a Lannister, albeit, a Lannister accused of murdering another Lannister. Moreover, Mace Tyrell, was keen to see Tyrion condemned.
His precious Margaery was drinking from that chalice too, as he has reminded us half a hundred times. He was a Lannister after all. The name but certainly not Tyrion himself meant more than anything to him. You would be permitted to take the black.
On the one hand, he would be rid of his hated son. But Tyrion threw a wrench in this plan by rejecting it. So, Tywin was forced to conduct the trial. Oberyn Martell and Mace Tyrell. Tywin, himself, would be the chief judge. Tyrion initially sought to find a champion to fight on his behalf, but Cersei blunted this move by pre-selecting Gregor Clegane as her champion. False witnesses were brought against Tyrion and a guilty verdict looked all but assured until Oberyn Martell threw the entire event into chaos.
Since Cersei was to name Gregor Clegane as her champion, this presented the best opportunity for Oberyn to seek the justice he so craved. And so, Oberyn offered to stand for Tyrion Lannister.
When all hope looked lost for Tyrion, he declared that he wanted a trial by combat to the assembled court. Oberyn Martell declared that he would stand for Tyrion. If Oberyn won, Tyrion would be free and the Tyrell alliance would be at stake.
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If Oberyn lost, any hope of marrying Cersei to Oberyn died along with any hope of maintaining Martell neutrality. Additionally, Tywin actually wanted to try and execute Gregor Clegane in order to cast all the blame for what happened to Elia Martell onto Gregor. If Clegane died fighting Oberyn, there would be no ability for Tywin to blame-shift.
There would be no victory for Tywin in this upcoming battle no matter who won. And so, Oberyn Martell stood across Gregor Clegane the following day.
Suffice to say, Oberyn and Gregor fought viciously. Gregor was badly wounded by Oberyn and then was brutally killed by Gregor Clegane. I highly recommend checking out this visual representation of the battle.Game of Thrones 3x10 joffrey lannister challenges Tywin Lannister
From what we know of his last actions as Hand, Tywin was attempting to keep Westeros from falling back into war. First, he was trying to maintain Dornish neutrality. Gregor Clegane was near death, and Tywin was desperate to keep Gregor alive so that Tywin could… have him killed.
While he made promises to Roose Bolton that he would be Warden of the North, his true aim was to have Roose subdue the North and then swoop in and replace him with the son of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark after the North had been bled of anti-Lannister sentiment. Come spring, all of them should be at the end of their strength and ready to bend the knee.
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The north will go to your son by Sansa Stark. Tywin was powerful, strong and iron-willed, but he lacked immortality. Though Tywin had survived numerous battles mostly by staying away from all immediate dangerhe was about to meet an ironic end.
Tyrion was freed from his captivity by Varys at the behest of Jaime Lannister. As Tyrion prepared to leave, Jaime revealed a startling truth to Tyrion: Tysha, the girl he married, was not a prostitute. Jaime was compelled by Tywin to lie to to Tyrion. Each is to have three hundred horse.
Half of the fields are reportedly burned. I will give the command. In a similar fashion, Kevan Lannister holds the same Tywin-esque desire to visit vengeance on those who wronged him. Cersei Lannister knew that Kevan had some leadership ability, but Kevan rightly only saw disaster in Cersei Lannister. Additionally Kevan Lannister was exhausted from conducting all of those war atrocities and wanted to be with his wife and mourn his dead son, Martyn.
Thus, early in A Feast for Crows, Kevan Lannister and Cersei squared off in a passage which a lot of Kevan fans look at with some admiration. To give Kevan a fair shake, his interactions with Cersei demonstrated that he possesses the sarcastic wit of a Lannister.
Castle Darry must be made strong again, its lands protected, its burned fields plowed and planted anew. Lancel needs my help. He never played coy with Father. I will remain and serve His Grace. But instead of simply rejecting Kevan, she had to make it personal.
Ser Kevan rose with a ponderous dignity. That could have been the end of it, but Cersei decided that she had to add great insult to injury and deny Kevan something that he deserved: Instead she named Daven Lannister the Warden of the West while Damion Lannister became the castellan of the great Lannister stronghold. Your service was required here.
Insolence has its price, Uncle. To be denied the Wardenship of the West or even the castellanship of Casterly Rock was a deliberate slap in the face; one that Kevan likely felt quite deeply.
He passed here on his way west. I asked him to help us take the castle, but Kevan would have none of it.
He brooded the whole time he was here. Courteous enough, but chilly.
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I swore to him that I never asked to be made Warden of the West, that the honor should have gone to him, and he declared that he held no grudge against me, but you would never have known it from his tone.
He stayed three days and hardly said three words to me. When Kevan and Cersei interact again for the first time, this is one of the first things that Kevan and Cersei speak about. She did not want to sit. I hear it in your voice. Lancel is my son, Cersei. If I am angry with you, that is the cause. You should have looked after him, guided him, found him a likely girl of good family.
And if the opportunity would present itself, Kevan Lannister would not let those slights go unanswered. The Walk of Shame, Not Atonement Outside the wind was rising, clawing at the shutters of his chamber. Ser Kevan pushed himself to his feet. Time to face the lioness in her den. We have pulled her claws. Like a true king. But did Tywin never smile? I mean, even Stannis smiled once in awhile on the show okay, maybe only once, and ironically at that.
Tywin occasionally acted contrary to expectation. He certainly delivered a surprise in the fourth season. Tywin was very vocal about and very disapproving of Tyrion and his tendencies with sex workers. He spent the whole time explaining finance and retirement strategies with me!
Tywin Lannister did not consort with whores. Like him never smiling.
All the scenes between Maise Williams and Charles Dance are great, particularly this one: Tywin offers Arya some of his dinner. Cersei would have been shocked.