SerStinger, on 09 July 2012 - 03:17 AM, said:
The only bad thing that Jaime is done is attempting to murder Bran, which makes him better than 99.99% of the characters.
He attacked Ned as well, and was considering killing Arya when Cersei wanted it done. Jaime is by no means lily white.
Helgar, on 09 July 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:
Tyrion is a different case. He still does some pretty awful things, but unlike the rest of the Lannisters, seems to have an abstract notion of "justice" that he tries to follow.
Unlike say Jaime as of ASOS and AFFC? Even if flawed and occasionally conceited, Jaime is trying to do the right thing. While Tyrion's moral compass is pointing squarely towards Casterly Rock, Jaime is also a Kingsguard and a knight, and he is really starting to take that aspect of himself seriously once he lost his hand. On the one hand, he's trying to be Tywin (with the threat of launching Edmure's baby over the walls of Riverrun with a trebuchet) but on the other hand, he is trying to save people's lives and to be as just as he can (saving Edmure's life, sending him off to Casterly Rock, promising a keep for Edmure's child, sending Brienne to find Sansa).
Interestingly, Tyrion married Sansa which fixed her within the Lannister sphere and locked her down, while Jaime means to find her and set her free, or take her somewhere safe, away from the Lannisters.
I'm not sure either Tyrion nor Jaime necessarily needs to die as such. At least not yet, since too much character development has been invested in both of them with Jaime's maiming and Tyrion's killing of his father.
Edited by Lyanna Stark, 09 July 2012 - 04:08 AM.