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Why would Tyrion be so loyal to Daenerys ?


I’ve never understood how someone so smart was so impressed with someone who was showing signs of madness. So now that she’s torched an entire city maybe he’ll get the hint? Maybe?
I know at one point DT was talking a big game (freeing shaves, breakingbthe wheel etc) but surely Tyrion would’ve seen thru that

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Lesser evil than his own family.

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She wasnt showing signs of madness until last week.

Before that, she was giving up her ambition to conquer Westeros to serve a higher cause, and saving the living from the dead. I'd admire any ruler or leader who did that, everyone should!

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She was just as tyrannical as those she hated. Bend the knee or die isn’t a humanitarian motto

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It would really helped this discussion, if everyone learned the difference between ruthlessness and insanity.

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Tyrion wouldn’t be so easily loyal to either

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Tyrion has limits to his loyalty, which he's realizing very late in the game. Sure, he'd be loyal to whoever freed the slaves and used their dragons to defend the living from the dead, who wouldnt be!

But it turned out he didnt like the invasion as much as he thought he would, and had more feeling for his family than he thought he did. I guess he's been trying to keep the feelings of disloyalty down for a while, but for the last two weeks his feelings have gone from love to self-preservation to anger. That wasnt really given enough time, but nothing is being given enough time

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Oh yeah... Tyrion thought he was ruthless, look at what he did to Stannis's fleet!

But he isnt really all that ruthless, not like Dany always has been. So when the invasion happened, his failure to be as ruthless as she is (and always has been) became a huge problem. It's now developed into real disloyalty, that's something that should have been given more time .. like everything this season.

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It goes back to what he said at the end of season 6 when she made him her hand. For most his life, he did not understand faith because he overthinks it. But he believed in Dany and the idea of making a better world. It's the first time we know of that he has faith, he has a lot invested in it, and it's a really tough thing to walk away from. You could see it in the begging episode, where he begs Varys not to turn against Dany. But he carries that burden whenever she executes someone or when he walks through the rubble after a slaughter. He sees it as his personal cost, at some point I think it will be too much for him.

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