The quick-witted god of tits and wine Tyrion Lannister has been voted Britain’s favourite Game of Thrones character by fans of the show.
Tyrion, who’s played by the wonderful Peter Dinklage, beat his own queen, the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, to claim the top spot in a poll of 2,400 fans done by Spinwiz.
A spokesman for Spinzwin said:
Tyrion is a worthy winner. It took him a while to make his mark on the show, and viewers have seen many sides of his personality.
As his popularity grew he managed to survive a battle and has continued to win the hearts of fans with his razor sharp wit, and cool, calm and collected approach to helping Daenerys achieve her goals.
He has proven himself to be the smartest Lannister despite being ridiculed by his bitter, twisted sister.
Peter Dinklage will no doubt be pleased, especially considering he very nearly turned the role down not wanting to be typecast as a ‘fantasy dwarf’.
During a Reddit AMA, he confessed that his guard was up when the Game of Thrones showrunner’s David Benioff and co-creator Dan Weiss first approached him fearing he’d end up with a ‘long beard and pointy shoes’.
Thankfully Benioff and Weiss managed to convince him by explaining what a complex character Tyrion was painting a ‘flawed but beautiful’ portrait of everyone’s favourite Lannister.
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They told me about his complexity, the fact that he wasn’t a hero or a villain, that he was a womanizer and a drinker, and they painted a flawed and beautiful portrait of him, so I signed on.
While Tyrion was the most popular character, there were a few surprising faces in the top ten including his evil sister Cersei, former wife Sansa and everyone’s least favourite bastard Joffrey.
Game of Thrones season seven concludes tomorrow.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.