[Book Spoilers] Bronn, Commander of the City Watch
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:56 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
It would be rather odd for Tyrion to ask Bronn now to fight for him later on.
To be fair, Bronn never really betrayed Tyrion. He simply declined to sacrifice his life in something that would have almost certainly been a futile gesture. Bronn still (and sincerely, by my reading) wished Tyrion well. Very few men would have been willing to face the Mountain. Bronn basically declined to go on a suicide mission. The Viper had very personal reasons for agreeing to be Tyrion's champion, and he ended up sacrificing his life.
As for making Bronn the Captain- I don't really like it (it doesn't make much sense, and it would have been way too obvious of a power play on Tyrion's part) but I can absolutely understand why they did it. There are already too many characters, and I would rather have Bronn as captain than not have Bronn on the show at all.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:14 AM
How long will he stay commander of the City Watch?
Anyone else note the disappointment on Tyrion's face for the answer Bronn gave to the question posed to him?
The book is also clear on what Tyrion thinks here. He does not need to keep ruthless babykillers around like cersei would suggest is a necessity to maintain rule or keep power. Not that he would ask since he has disdain for this behavior, but the fact that a guy like Bronn is around suggests that killers are basically a dime a dozen anyway
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:29 AM
As a Bronn fan, I hope that he doesn't end up with this fate instead.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:36 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:33 PM
This little quote says vast amounts about the current situation in kings landing regarding who really holds the power, a central theme of the book. LF and Varys are really in control rather than Tyrion or Cercei. Tyrion understands this however, and has no choice but simply let it play out.
By cutting Bywater, an important layer of depth indicating just where the power lies is lost. Even if they cut Bywater for the sake of not adding extra minor characters, they could have somehow worked in Varys influence on the process and kept the above quoted line.