Jump to content


Photo

Tyrion's Arms


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#1 LORD RONALD

LORD RONALD

    Commoner

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Well I realize he is a dwarf but does he have normal arms ? It would make more sence if he did it might not be so rediculous him fighting and killing so effortlessly. Any opinions ?

#2 Teren_Kanan

Teren_Kanan

    Sellsword

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 139 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

As they are never described, imagine them how you will.

Dwarves can actually be deceptively strong.

#3 Ser Greg of House House

Ser Greg of House House

    Also known as Ser Greg the Healer, Lord of Plainsboro Teaching H

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,944 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

What do you mean normal arms? You mean arms the size a normal person would have? I don't think so. He would look like a gorilla or something.

#4 Mladen

Mladen

    Lady's Ghost

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,007 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

Well I realize he is a dwarf but does he have normal arms ? It would make more sence if he did it might not be so rediculous him fighting and killing so effortlessly. Any opinions ?


He survives because GRRM wants him to be alive. He has the strongest plot armor ever seen in literature...

#5 The Dornishman's Wife

The Dornishman's Wife

    Forero

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,734 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

IRL, the most common cause of dwarfism is Achondroplasia. This would fit with how Tyrion is described in the books and it is also the condition Peter Dinklage (the actor who plays Tyrion in the TV series) has. In this case Tyrion should have shorter arms as well as legs.

#6 TheBlackBard

TheBlackBard

    Freerider

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 45 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

There are different types of dwarves, some are proportionate some not so much. I always imagine a Warrick Davis type dwarf, so big hands and feet, long arms (for his size). Rather than the primordial dwarf, which is what the current smallest person alive is I believe.

#7 Lion of Judah

Lion of Judah

    Lions Never Cower.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,161 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Tyrion's battle scene's are a bit far fetched, longer arms won't change that perception.

#8 mrunderhill

mrunderhill

    Council Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,619 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Tyrion's supposed to have very strong arms. He may not have adult size arms, but they seem to be bigger and stronger than most dwarfs.

#9 Jon Pauletto

Jon Pauletto

    Council Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,837 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Longer arms?

LOL, he would be like a bloody monkey

Edited by Jon Pauletto, 21 May 2013 - 11:43 AM.


#10 BaseBornBastard

BaseBornBastard

    Noble

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 615 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

This is the weirdest thread I've ever seen.

#11 Rishav Banka

Rishav Banka

    Sellsword

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 137 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

I first thought this would be about tyrion's personal coat of arms.

It took me a few seconds to realize that I was wrong.

#12 Woman of War

Woman of War

    Those who ride the dragon will not dismount

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,501 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

He survives because GRRM wants him to be alive. He has the strongest plot armor ever seen in literature...

Guess what??!
This is the case with ANY other character too. They live as long as the author allows them to live, not one second longer - and not the least little bit shorter.

/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

Edited by Woman of War, 21 May 2013 - 01:10 PM.


#13 Leap

Leap

    Social Justice Prole

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,047 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Well, I think considering he's trained himself in some moderate gymnastics its understandable that he is quite strong.

He may be a dwarf, but he is a fully developed adult otherwise so of course extended exercise will make him stronger.


Anyway, what's so ridiculous about Tyrion's battle scenes? I can't remember any moments when he did anything particularly impressive physically...

#14 thecryptile

thecryptile

    cryptic reptile

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,065 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

Tyrions arms= short & strong

He can do handstands all day long!

#15 Kernest

Kernest

    Landed Knight

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 408 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

I think his arms are proportionate, otherwise it would have been commented on already by someone. The battle scenes are really quite unrealistic in regards to Tyrion, but at least he's not swinging Ice with one hand while twirling ser Gregor with the other...
EDIT: If someone with artistic abilities would like to draw that picture, you have my permission /cool4.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cool4:' />

Edited by Kernest, 21 May 2013 - 01:26 PM.


#16 Mladen

Mladen

    Lady's Ghost

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,007 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

Guess what??!
This is the case with ANY other character too. They live as long as the author allows them to live, not one second longer - and not the least little bit shorter.

/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />


What??!

It isn`t. Tyrion survived some really dangerous, and for man of his capabilities, lethal situations. As for others, at least their survival isn`t going against all odds.

#17 Stannis Eats No Peaches

Stannis Eats No Peaches

    Compulsive Editor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,633 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

Tyrion's arms are short, but he has enough plot armour to make up for that in battle.

#18 ckal

ckal

    Council Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,362 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

He survives because GRRM wants him to be alive. He has the strongest plot armor ever seen in literature...


Surely not ever...but the plot armor is strong with this one.


Guess what??!
This is the case with ANY other character too. They live as long as the author allows them to live, not one second longer - and not the least little bit shorter.

/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />


He just means that characters which are in situations in which they should not logically or realistically live, typically do not. So when the opposite happens and your suspension of disbelief is stretched beyond reason (Tyrion living through multiple events), it is plot armor. Which I agree with.

#19 Mladen

Mladen

    Lady's Ghost

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,007 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Surely not ever...but the plot armor is strong with this one.


A dwarf without any experience in battle survived 3 battles? He and Harry Potter are top ranking champions for thickest plot armor /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


He just means that characters which are in situations in which they should not logically or realistically live, typically do not. So when the opposite happens and your suspension of disbelief is stretched beyond reason (Tyrion living through multiple events), it is plot armor. Which I agree with.


She knows what I talk about, just likes to use condescending tone in conversations.

#20 Tommens Cat

Tommens Cat

    Council Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 715 posts

Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

Surely not ever...but the plot armor is strong with this one.




He just means that characters which are in situations in which they should not logically or realistically live, typically do not. So when the opposite happens and your suspension of disbelief is stretched beyond reason (Tyrion living through multiple events), it is plot armor. Which I agree with.


http://www.cracked.c...like-pussy.html

But it's not impossible to defy lethal odds. Especially #4 on the list. I get that tyrion is a dwarf. But what he survived is not impossible even in real life, no author scripting anything.

And I'm sure, in real life there are some stories from battles (both historic and modern) that we will never hear, or no one will ever know, that are way crazier than a midget surviving a few battles.

Edit spelling

Edited by Tommens Cat, 21 May 2013 - 02:36 PM.