There is no character on Game of Thrones more loveable than Tyrion Lannister. There are a number of intelligent characters on the show, but Tyrion also possesses cunning wit and a devilish sense of humor. His neglectful and horrid family also make him a character that you have great sympathy for, plus his lust for wine and women ensure that he is more than capable of providing comedic relief as well as driving the plot forwards. It is for these reasons, as well as Peter Dinklage’s fantastic portrayal, that he is a fan favorite with many of the best lines.
10. “Killed a few puppies today?”
One of the great scenes from the show occurs in the Season Three finale, where a Small Council meeting in King’s Landing sees an overexcited Joffrey schooled and sent to bed by his grandfather, Tywin. As Tyrion arrives at this meeting (following a touching scene with Sansa), he finds Joffrey full of glee which sees Tyrion hilariously ask his nephew “killed any puppies today?” We would not have put it past Joffrey, but his glee instead comes from the news that Robb and Catelyn Stark are dead. When Joffrey reveals this, Tyrion is in shock and he then threatens Joffrey after he claims that he will gift Robb’s head to Sansa. After Tywin orders Joffrey to bed despite his protests that he is not tired, Tyrion quips “you just sent the most powerful man in Westeros to bed without his supper.”