There's something missing in the whole Tyrion/Littlefinger plotline.
I haven't read all the books for a while now, but I'm convinced that Tyrion figures out that Littlefinger is the one that lied to Catelyn about the dagger, thus framing Tyrion. And I'm pretty sure that he figures this out fairly early on, likely during his conversations with Catelyn in the Vale.
Yea, he does. He also knows when Tywin mentions executing advisors who play the lannisters false. Tyrion doesn't say anything about LF.
Yet he seems to forget all about this little bit of crucial information once he gets to King's Landing.
He thinks LF is untouchable owing to his financial skills, despite Tywin apparently being ok with him being put to death. In SoS, despite resenting LF, and coming to suspect he was behind Ned's death, Tyrion does not spill the dirt on him.
Question: What would happen to Tyrion - the son of a Great Lord - if he walked up to Littlefinger - a low birth Treasurer - and just stabbed him in the chest?
People would probably start considering Tyrion a nutcase, but yea, nothing in the short-medium term.
I reckon pretty much nothing. Maybe a scolding from his father. That's it.
Tywin was ok with Tyrion executing councilors.
And yet, Tyrion does NOTHING with the knowledge that Littlefinger tried to have him falsely imprisoned and potentially killed?
Even when varys suggests he was behind Ned's death (the blunder Tyrion was sent to KL to prevent reoccurring) and when Tyrion is angry he didn't get enough credit for Blackwater, and lF was getting credit and got a new job and position lined up. LF came up loads of times, like when Tywin said he was getting HH. Tyrion never said anything. When he did protest he picked a weak argument, about LF being venal, when he could have shopped him in for the dagger/Ned business.
It always struck me as a fact conveniently ignored because the plot needed it to go away.
I agree. I have never seen satisfactory explanations for this. The dagger lie should have ruined him. He is found out setting two of the most powerful houses in the realm against each other and he saunters away with no repercussions. I think the whole dagger plot is just a bit weak though, so this kind of feeds into that.
edit: also SoS made it clear they could do without LF's financial skills anyway. Also, the army in the riverlands was living off forage, and wasn't been paid by loans LF arranged, afaik, so I don't get why Tyrion ever thought his financial skills were indispensable.
Edited by Hear me Meow, 11 September 2013 - 07:12 AM.