"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
Born to House Lannister, Tyrion knew from an early age that, due to his dwarfism, he would need to rely on his wits to stand a chance in the Seven Kingdoms.
He has long lived the life of a libertine, frequenting brothels and filling himself with wine. However, when he is not so preoccupied, Tyrion's sharp tongue and wit have gotten him into - and out of - many dire situations. And although he prefers talking his way out of trouble, Tyrion has shown frequent moments of heroism. His courage and wisdom have so far ensured his survival, and presented him with a unique opportunity to fight for the justice that Westeros so badly needs.