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Tyrion Lannister looks in the mirror
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7. Tyrion Lannister looks in the mirror

Game of Thrones, HBO

By the end of Season Two’s finale, despite winning a great military victory, Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister ends up broke, beaten, scarred for life and stripped of his power. He realizes this is his chance to leave Westeros and escape the sordid political corruption. But he can’t, because he’s hooked. As he confesses, in a line that sums up Game of Thrones: “Bad people are what I’m good at.”

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