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Tyrion's Arms

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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 ?

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

Dwarves can actually be deceptively strong.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

:D Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. :D

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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...

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Tyrions arms= short & strong

He can do handstands all day long!

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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:

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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.

:D Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. :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.

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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.

:D Plot armor is what characters have I don't like. My favorites are alive because they deserve it, obviously. :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.

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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 :)

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.

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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.com/article_17019_5-real-life-soldiers-who-make-rambo-look-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.

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