Tyrion Lannister might be one of the most intelligent and cerebral characters on Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t makes mistakes. The truth is that Tyrion’s mistakes have dictated his current path far more often than his successes.
Here are 10 of the worst mistakes Tyrion has ever made and where it’s gotten him.
1. Stopping at the Crossroads Inn
While stepping foot into the Crossroads Inn where a vengeful Catelyn Stark just happened to be might be attributed to bad luck, Tyrion’s actions before and after this event don’t exactly display his usual intelligence when it comes to politics.
For starters, Tyrion’s brash and silent indication to Cersei and Jaime that he suspected them as responsible for Bran’s fall should have alerted him to the fact that a target was now on his head. But even if he trusted that his own family wouldn’t harm him, you’ve got to know something is up when a shady Petyr Baelish smilies his devious smile and shows you a Valyrian steel dagger for no reason.
In fact, the Baelish knife scene makes you wonder why Tyrion didn’t pursue him. Given the facts, all the information points directly back at Baelish, which could have caused his entire master plan to implode and prevent half of the current Game of Thrones mess from coming to fruition.