Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion Lannister is the younger brother of Cersei and Jaime. The dwarf is cunning, quick-witted, and clannish. He is very close to his two siblings but has a difficult relationship with his father, Tywin Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock, who is repulsed by Tyrion. His nickname is "The Imp." He is one of Martin's most complex characters and the casting of Peter Dinklage (the angry elf from the movie "Elf") was an excellent choice.
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