It’s no surprise that death is kind of an inevitability in the Song Of Ice And Fire/Game Of Thrones universes, but there are just some characters so integral to the plot and so woven into the fandom that it seems as if they’ll be safe until the end. Well, according to George R.R. Martin, not even Tyrion Lannister is safe! Read on for our exclusive interview with George at your peril — mild spoilers are below!
“I love all my characters, of course, but Tyrion has always been a favorite,” George revealed to HollywoodLife.com when we spoke to him in the Courtyard by Marriot at Super Hero HQ during San Diego Comic-Con. No surprise there — both Tyrion and Samwell Tarly have said to be George’s author self-insertions.
“He is the easiest to write … The only thing that is hard is that it takes me days and sometimes weeks to come up with the one-liners that Tyrion comes up with in, like, a minute. I wish in real life I was nearly as acerbic and funny as Tyrion.”
When we pressed him on whether Tyrion would be safe from George’s hit list for his favoritism, he was vague: “Well, I did cut off his nose, so…”
“They say that you write what you want to read and you create in television what you want to watch. I love shows that are unpredictable,” George explained. “I like shows to be more real. Predicatable shows and books bore me. [...]
“I want to be on the edge of my seat. So, the deaths are important and at all times necessary.”
lol lbr he isn't killing tyrion anytime soon. personally i think tyrion will survive the series but won't get a cliche happy ending