Throughout Game of Thrones’ six seasons, Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister is one of the few characters that went through a lot and changed a lot. But perhaps there is one thing that has not changed in Game of Thrones Season 6, and that is Tyrion’s desire for women.
If anything, his womanizing and relationships with whores give Tyrion a sense of power that makes up for what he is lacking physically. Oftentimes, he targets underprivileged women because of the belief that they are probably the only ones who would love him, or at least manage to pretend to be. His most significant relationship was with Shae, and she was not just any whore. Shae was a strong woman although excessively ambitious and smart, but not smart enough to avoid getting killed by Tyrion himself.
It’s hard to let go of bad habits. Even in Meereen, Tyrion has the tendency to objectify women and make them tools for trade. In Game of Thrones Season 6, Tyrion struck a deal with slavers by gifting them with prostitutes, TV.com noted. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) did not agree to his plan, telling him that the slavers will use him because “that is what they do.”
But despite sharing opposing views, Tyrion’s closest allies in Meereen are still Missandei and Grey Worm. Tyrion and Missandei are especially growing closer, with the latter being one of the few persons who openly expresses her strong opinion against him.
Missandei’s confidence could easily attract Tyrion, and it is likely that the two could form an unusual romantic bond. She might even find his differences with Missandei intriguing. For a while, Tyrion has not been attached to any woman in the series so Missandei could be seen as a good match for him.
Even actress Nathalie Emmanuel finds the characters as having an “interesting dynamic,” including Grey Worm.
“You’ve got Tyrion who is just so comical, and then Missandei, who is very straight and collected, and very internal with her feelings, and then Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), who is almost emotionless altogether, as far as we’re aware,” Emmanuel told MTV News. “So to put those two characters with a guy who just talks a lot, and is so funny, and is a bit of a drunk, a bit of a womanizer — it’s setting up for a really interesting dynamic.”
When asked if Tyrion will be able to coax Missandei out of her comfort zone, Emmanuel refused to dwell on the details but hinted that “if there’s anyone in the Seven Kingdoms who is capable of that, it’s Tyrion Lannister.”
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But Tyrion is calculating and probably has the most human qualities than any member of the Lannister brood combined. For the brief time that he was married to Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones Season 3, Tyrion never once touched her or forced her into consummating the marriage. In fact, Tyrion told Sansa they would consummate only if she wants to, a promise he so graciously kept throughout their union.
A potential Missandei-Tyrion hook-up is not a long shot, especially given the amount of time they spend together and the trust that is beginning to develop between them.
Game of Thrones Season 6 airs every Sunday on HBO.