When it comes to the smartest characters in Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister is one of those characters who should be at the top. For many episodes of the series, he seemed the smartest man in all of Westeros, but as the story progressed, he made more and more mistakes and sometimes even seemed stupid. But in the end, things went well for him, because he was appointed as the king. To reach this position, Tyrion went through a combination of very clever decisions and several situations in which his survival was a mere chance.
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10. Clever Map: Using Hill Tribes
Tyrion has many enemies in his family, but in addition, he seems to have a high talent for making friends. Even when meeting someone who is his potential enemy, he can use his charm and intelligence to attract the other party. Here, for example, Tyrion not only found his own friends, but also formed an army with them.
He and Bran are returning home to be attacked by the Hill tribes. These ruthless warriors initially want to capture Tyrion, but Tyrion persuades them to join Lannister's army and receive land as a reward for fighting him.
9. Luck: Choosing a Fighting Trial
Tyrion often finds himself trapped by hostile forces, including when he was captured and accused of killing Arian in Erie. After being imprisoned, Tyrion demands a trial through struggle to determine his own destiny.
This decision ends in his favor, as Bran becomes his representative in the struggle and wins. However, Tyrion did not recognize the Bran at that time and was surrounded by enemies. He got lucky, because he probably had to fight for himself, which definitely had a bad result.
8. Clever map: ransom ransom from Lancel Lannister
It is clear that the Lannister family has no function for him, and Tyrion has no problem using dirty tactics against his family members. This is especially true of his cousin, Lancel Lannister, who is Cersei's cruel and stubborn servant. He turns against her and tells her that he knows about his relationship with Cersei. Tyrion threatens Lancel to share the secret with Tywin Lannister and then turns him into his personal informant in Cersei's inner circle.
7. Lucky: Freeing Daenerys Dragons has it. However,
when Tyrion enters Mirin to join his campaign, he feels that the
dragons should not be in the cage.
Tyrion goes to the dungeon without Daenerys to look after the creatures to free them. Despite his interest in dragons, he was alien to these monsters, and they could easily turn him into a left-bite. Even Tyrion himself later admits that this decision was foolish.
6. Clever plot: Kill Daenerys to save Westeros
However, when John Snow visits Tyrion, he is convinced that Kill Daenerys to save Westeros from another murderous ruler. Daenerys' death not only led to his election as king (which was a more rational choice), but also saved Tyrion from execution.
5. Luck: Becoming a Gladiator
Jora Mormont continues to arrest Tyrion against his will as he continues to be captured by slaves. After Jura is sold as a gladiator, Tyrion sees this as the only way to survive.
When the slave owner doubts his abilities as a gladiator, Tyrion beats one of his slaves to improve his skills. Shows. However, he was never a great fighter and his victory in this fight was entirely a matter of luck. He could easily have been beaten or killed.
4. Clever Map: Finding an Informant in Kings Landing
Tyrion knows that no doubt some members of the small council are presenting his information to Cersei. In order to eliminate the informant, he transmits three different fake news items to Paisley, Littlefinger, and Waris, and waits to see which one Cersei finds out about.
3. Luck: Daenerys Returns to Save Mirin
Tyrion excelled in political strategy at Kings Landing, but when he joined Daenerys, he made many mistakes one after another. . His first big mistake was to deal with slaves to ensure peace in the region.
Tyrion saw this as a clever way to buy time, but the slaves saw it as a sign of weakness and attacked Mirin. The only way Tyrion could have prevented the destruction of the entire city as a result of his wrong deal was for Daenerys to return to the city at the last minute to defend Mirin.
2. Clever map: Use of flammable materials against Stannis fleet
However, Tyrion did not fight. It started with a noisy incident and sent a ship full of flammable materials in the middle of the enemy fleet to explode. Stannis lost a significant part of his army there, and Tyrion was almost certain of victory in the battle.
1. Luck: Jimmy saved him from execution
Sometimes just because a plan works well for the first time does not mean that if it tries again, Will have the same result. When Tyrion was again charged with Jeffrey's murder, he again called for a trial.
Tyrion saw this decision as a way to escape execution, while he could still disobey his father's orders. However, things did not go according to plan and Tyrion was sentenced to death. This was one of the rare cases in which Tyrion seemed to have completely surrendered until his brother, Jimmy, came to his aid and released Tyrion from prison.