Take the 2-minute tour ×
Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

At the end of S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Game of Thrones Tyrion has been disgraced, removed from his role as Hand of the King and left in a small room following a successful defence of King's Landing?

Why is he in such disgrace after successfully defending the city?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 7 down vote accepted

Whilst he lay recovering from his wounds his father, who had little regard for him and wanted to ensure his own position of power set to work.

He had authority when he was hand which his father took. He had power due to his wild men who had been removed. He had influence over the Gold Cloaks and guard via Bron etc. This had been removed.

All of his allies and supporters had been bought by his father or sent away whereas his enemies now enjoyed the protection and power of his sister and nephew.

He now has no political authority and no muscle to back his claims.

He was also given no credit for what he did in defending the city. Overall he was not so much disgraced as had his status and power taken by Tywin which left him vulnerable.

share|improve this answer
Is it fair to say that the reason Tywin installed him in the first place was so that when the inevitable attack came he could sweep in, save the day and seize power and prestige for himself? –  Liath Aug 8 '13 at 12:15
Possible but unlikely imho. Many things which Tywin could not control had to happen for that to work. I think he sent Tyrion there because he lacked respect for Cersei as a leader and mother and needed someone cunning enough to keep the city safe and assertive enough to control Joffrey. –  Stefan Aug 8 '13 at 12:24
@Liath - Tywin viewed Tyrion is the lesser of two evils. While Tywin hated his youngest son, he trusted his judgment to rule better than Cersei. But in the end he still hated Tyrion, so as soon as it was possible he took back all the power for himself. –  System Down Aug 8 '13 at 17:47

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.