Apple Martini, on 24 April 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:
... Gee, and who oh who thought to use wildfire?
Yeah, and now that same city is parked outside her doorstep with a pretty large army.
Cersei thought to use Wildfire. She had the alchemists guild making mass quantities of it before Tyrion even arrived, as well as weapons, armor, trebuchets, etc., in preparation for the battle.
I simply think Tyrion placed his own men in positions of authority and none of it meant much as Pycelle got restored to the council, Bywater got killed in the battle, and Bronn was Knighted by Tywin, leaving him friendless and alone once the battle started. If he'd tried making friends WITHOUT needing to pay for loyalty, he might have had a chance. Instead he spent half the book sleeping with Shae and thinking he loved him, or not, but obsessing over her safety, in general.
Edited by Silmarien, 24 April 2012 - 11:46 AM.