In episode 2 of season 8 of Game of Thrones, Tyrion says, while drinking in front of the fireplace, that every man there has fought against the Starks. Brienne is present there, so taking Tyrion’s word choices literally, is it really true that every man there has actually fought against the Starks at some point of time?

  1. Tormund fought Jon Snow (although he is half Stark, though Tyrion does not know that).
  2. Jaime fought against Robb during the War of the Five Kings.
  3. Tyrion I think also fought during that battle and if he did, perhaps Pod as Tyrion’s squire can be thought of as fighting as well.

But Ser Davos never fought any Stark.

  • Depends on your definition of "fought". Ser Davos was Hand of the King for Stannis Baratheon when Stannis had declared himself the rightful King and was looking at all the other Kings including Rob Stark as rebels.
    – iandotkelly
    Apr 22, 2019 at 23:46
  • Good point. But I do not think “fought” is the same as “being hostile to”. I am looking for active conflict, though that possibly excludes Pod.
    – erik
    Apr 23, 2019 at 0:43
  • @iandotkelly and that logic then also includes Brienne for Renly.
    – JAD
    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:26
  • He says - "It's strange, isn't it? ALMOST everyone here's fought the Starks at one time or another." - according to this site, which jibes with my own recollection - springfieldspringfield.co.uk/… Apr 29, 2019 at 20:48

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Tyrion uses a key word that absolves him of being inaccurate - almost.

It's strange, isn't it? Almost everyone here's fought the Starks at one time or another.

He also says "everyone" and not every man, however Brienne did in fact fight Stark bannermen while attempting to escort Jaime south.

  • She also originally start in Renly's camp, so technically against the Starks (and everyone else for that matter).
    – Möoz
    Apr 30, 2019 at 3:56

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