For as nice as it would be to find fame and success as an author like George RR Martin, it would be annoying to get asked the same questions over and over again. Martin has already rebelled against people who keep asking him when the next book will be done (it’ll be done when it’s done!), but now he’s doing the same for another common question. Who is his favorite character? At least he gave an answer, though it should have been obvious to begin with.
“Tyrion is my favorite character. Okay? OKAY? Can we PLEASE put that one to rest?? I love all my viewpoint characters, Arya and Sansa and Bran, Jon Snow and Brienne, Arianne and Cersei and Jaime, Theon, even Victarion and the Damphair, ALL of them, but I love Tyrion the bestest. Tyrion son of Tywin, the Imp, second son of Casterly Rock. How many bloody times do I need to say it?? I swear, from now on, whenever anybody asks me, “who is you favorite character,” I am going to start naming characters from other people’s books. Cugel the Clever. Flashman. Gatsby. Hotspur. Solomon Kane. A different one each time…”
Minor spoilers ahead.
Everyone always talks about George RR Martin killing off beloved characters, but so far he’s avoided killing off any TRULY beloved characters in my eyes. Like, he’s killed off main characters to be sure, but the ones who have died haven’t been in the same category of “loved” as ones like Arya, Jaime and Tyrion.