Since the premiere of 2011’s “Game of Thrones” on HBO, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) has been a fan favorite character and a central figure in the epic story. In fact, Tyrion may be the most seasoned traveler of any character on the show. Whether willingly – or as a prisoner – the cynical Lannister outcast has visited nearly every major location on the show and met almost every key character.
Tyrion spent most of Season 4 in a prison cell awaiting trial for the murder of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). However, when the trial by combat to determine his fate went tragically wrong, Tyrion’s brother Jaimie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Varys (Conleth Hill) helped their falsely accused friend to escape and flee the city – but not before he enacted some revenge on Shae (Sibel Kekilli) and Tywin (Charles Dance). Now that Tyrion is on the run, where will he go? Here’s a look back at the places the character has been and where he may be headed in Season 5 – which premieres Sunday.
When the series began, then-King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) journeyed to Winterfell to ask Ned Stark (Sean Bean) to be the new Hand of the King. Tyrion went along on the trip with many of the other Lannister family members as part of the king’s caravan. The Lannister black sheep had trouble fitting in and spent more time bonding with Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) than any of the other Starks.
After the Winterfell visit, Tyrion decided he wanted the experience of seeing the Wall in person. So, instead of heading back to King’s Landing with his family, he accompanied Jon Snow up north to Castle Black. There – as he always seems to do – he made friends and agreed to try and broker more funds from his family for the Night’s Watch.
After leaving the wall, Tyrion was captured by Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) while on his way home. She believed he was responsible for pushing her son Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) from a tower in Winterfell and crippling him. She had him taken to her homeland in the Eyrie to stand trial. However, after Tyrion arrived he learned that Lysa Arryn (Kate Dickie) – Catelyn’s sister and the Lady Regent of the Vale – had gone mad in the wake of her husband’s death. She irrationally accused Tyrion of not only attacking Bran, but of murdering her husband too. It took a surprise trial by combat for Tyrion to escape with his life.
By Season 2, Tyrion had finally found his way home to King’s Landing. He then became the Hand of the King to Joffrey and oversaw the protection of the city when Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) attempted to invade and take the Iron Throne. However, after the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion was demoted to Master of Coin. He was later accused of killing Joffrey.
Viewers did not get to see where Tyrion would end up after being freed from prison, but he was shown on a boat, indicating he would likely be taken across the Narrow Sea to Essos. What will he do in the east? Readers of the “Song of Ice and Fire” book series know that Tyrion – after landing in Illyrio – will end up rendezvousing with Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) as he makes his way towards Meereen to find Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
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