quarta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2015

Tyrion Lannister - Game of Thrones

Marca - Dark Horse Deluxe
Tamanho - 15 cm

Tyrion Lannister (also referred to as "The Imp" or "The Halfman") is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Based on an idea that came to Martin while writing the 1981 novel Windhaven, Tyrion has been called one of the author's "finest creations" and most popular characters by The New York Times. Martin has named the character as his favorite in the series.
In A Game of Thrones (1996), Tyrion is introduced as the third and youngest child of wealthy and powerful Tywin Lannister, the former Hand of the King. Tyrion's elder sister Cersei is the Queen of Westeros by virtue of her marriage to King Robert Baratheon, and Cersei's male twin Jaime is captain of the royal security detail, the Kingsguard. Described as an ugly ("for all the world like a gargoyle"), malformed dwarf with mismatched green and black eyes, Tyrion possesses the pale blond hair of a Lannister but has a complicated relationship with the rest of them. While he is afforded the privilege and luxuries of his family, he is treated as a "second class noble" because of his stature. Additionally, his mother Joanna had died giving birth to Tyrion, for which Tywin and Cersei blame and loathe him. Further, Tywin's pride in his family name and rank, and obsession with creating a long-lasting royal dynasty, is at odds with the reality that he has fathered a physically flawed child who repulses him but whom he is duty-bound to protect. Jaime however, though close to his sister and loyal to their father, treats Tyrion with respect and kindness.
Tyrion is intelligent, witty and well-read, and shares his father's skill for business and political maneuvering. David Orr of The New York Times notes him to be "a cynic, a drinker, an outcast and conspicuously the novels’ most intelligent presence." As an outcast, he displays sympathy for other outcasts, and the otherwise mistreated; the TV series version of the character commiserates with the illegitimate son of Ned Stark by saying “All dwarves are bastards in their father’s eyes." Still, he is usually seen for his deformities and vices, rather than his virtues and good deeds. Tom Shippey of the Wall Street Journal points out that other characters underrate Tyrion: "His dwarf-status acts as a kind of protection, because — though he is probably the most intelligent character in the whole cast list — no one takes him seriously." Acknowledging that Tyrion's wit, humor and cunning are his survival mechanism, actor Dinklage told The New York Times that "He knows he has no skills with the sword, and this is a world that is really deeply violent. Military rules. He would not be able to survive in that world, given his own strength. So he beats people to the punchline — he's entertaining.

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