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One-eyed Misbehavin

Tywin’s smiling before death

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“Actual joy”

“Men say that Tywin never smiled, but he smiled when he wed your mother, and when Aerys made him Hand. When Tarbeck Hall came crashing down on Lady Ellyn, that scheming bitch, Tyg claimed he smiled then. And he smiled at your birth, Jaime, I saw that with mine own eyes. You and Cersei, pink and perfect, as alike as two peas in a pod . . .”



The one time he “smiles” regarding Tyrion. This is telling and very sad 

“Tyrion glanced along the dais at all the laughing faces. Joffrey was red and breathless, Tommen was hooting and hopping up and down in his seat, Cersei was chuckling politely, and even Lord Tywin looked mildly amused. Of all those at the high table, only Sansa Stark was not smiling. He could have loved her for that”


Interestingly Cersei gets a private smile that Jamie likely only received (if ever) before joining KG


When she was just a little girl, her father had promised her that she would marry Rhaegar. She could not have been more than six or seven. "Never speak of it, child," he had told her, smiling his secret smile that only Cersei ever saw. "Not until His Grace agrees to the betrothal. It must remain our secret for now." And so it had



Another interesting point is the other examples of Tywin nearly smiling involve Rob 1st engaging him and then when someone asks if the westerlings and spicers would actually betray Casterly Rock 







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Something tells me that he smiled when he heard what happened to Elia Martell. He can deny it all he wants, but I’m convinced that he wanted Elia to suffer for marrying Rhaegar instead of Cersei marrying him.

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