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the heads of everyone in Westeros, from Cersei Lannister's borderline isn't exactly a hotbed of emotional stability or healthy relationships. the wife of Lord Tywin Lannister, and the mother of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion. Joanna's marriage to Tywin was reportedly a happy one, and she became A brother, Kevan, later took over Joanna's role as Tywin's most trusted counselor. Every romantic relationship on "Game of Thrones" ranked from worst to best, from bet on the wrong horse, and moves on to offer her advice to Daenerys Targaryen. Cersei buys Bronn off to keep him from assisting Tyrion.
In one of the first of few scenes where all three grown children are shown together, Jaime jokes with Tyrion, while Cersei chastises him for foul languageafter he tells them he will travel north to the Wall. The brothers aren't reunited until season four, when Tyrion wryly comforts him about having a prosthetic metal hand, before setting him up with Bronna mercenary loyal to the Lannisters who will re-train the former Kingslayer with discretion.
It's a tumultuous time for the Lannister family: Joffrey is poisoned, and Tyrion allows his family to think him responsible, resulting in a trial by combat that could end his life. But Jaime remains loyal to Tyrion, he is even forced to defend "The Imp" to his sister and lover, Cersei, who wants him to kill their younger brother. Cersei pleads with Jaime to kill their brother Tyrion Jaime's defence of his brother extends to Tywin, the men's father, after the events of Tyrion's trial suggests he is likely to die.
The pair strike up a deal: Jaime will leave the Kingsguard, which he joined so he could continue his affair with his sister, allowing him to become Tywin's heir if Tyrion's life is spared. Tywin agrees, saying that when Tyrion is declared guilty, he will be given the option of joining the Night's Watch. It's a major sacrifice for Jaimeeven though the plan eventually fails after Tyrion is incensed by the testimony of his lover, Shae.
He's one of the few people that gives him love back. It doesn't matter that it wasn't in his control. And as their story progresses, as he's away from Cersei, he starts to make better choices.
You described Lysa Arryn as the most mentally ill person in Westeros. Lysa has been isolated. So she's already coming from a trauma perspective, and now that she's an adult, it plays out in her relationship with her son, which is incredibly enmeshed.
Robert Arryn isn't exactly a healthy, normal kid, either. It's actually entirely possible that his medical issues are Munchhausen by proxy, which is when a parent consciously or subconsciously delights in the sickness of their child, and needs to keep the child sick. What else marks Lysa as troubled? Her relationship with Baelish. It feels very push-pull, which might be indicative of Borderline Personality Disorder. And lot of people who have BPD have traumatic history, so there's a large fear of abandonment, real or imagined.
Is that why her relationships tend to be so combative? Accusing people of being untrustworthy and out to get her seems to be a bit thing for Lysa. There might be a tinge of paranoia in there, too, since personality disorders are often co-occurrent.
But yes, people with BPD protect themselves by not being willing to take responsibility for things, which manifests itself in the form of blaming behaviors.
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If you look at Littlefinger, we know he's not remotely personally interested in Lysa, but he likes the attention. And he needs her. Narcissists use people for functions, which he does. But feeling like you don't matter, feeling like you need relationships -- primarily with men — to define your identity: They have a similarity there.
And how about Robert? Obviosuly he had a very unusual and traumatic childhood, which affected his development. Because of the issues with his mother, he doesn't have a clear individual identity. The formation of his identity has been greatly disrupted. You mentioned that all the Lannister men are narcissists. Does that mean Tyrion, too?
The way his character plays out it often reads as whimsical, but he's pretty self-centered! He wants what he wants, and he uses his privilege to gain it.
He's healthier in a lot of ways than his sister and his father, which makes him easier to identify with. And he sometimes feels bad about himself, too, but he suppresses that pretty quickly. Out of everyone in Westeros, Tyrion really has a substance abuse problem.
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He turns to alcohol to alter his moods, which is dangerous and indicative of a problem. And of course he also medicates with sex. Delightful as Tyrion is, he could use some serious therapy and a twelve-step program. Sansa is clearly depressed, she has a depressed affect. Catelyn had that too, at times. Plus the look on his face — MTV News: In OctoberHeadey and several other key cast members, all contracted for six seasons of the series, renegotiated their deals to include a potential seventh season and salary increases for seasons five, six, and seven.
A notable change in the show is Joffrey authorising the purge of Robert's bastards, not Cersei. Season 1[ edit ] Cersei learns that her husband Robert is in danger of finding out that the children he sees as his heirs to the throne are not his.Cersei finds out about Tyrion's plan
Cersei works quickly to instate her oldest son, Joffrey, on the throne, with her as his chief political advisor and Queen Regent. Season 2[ edit ] Tywin decides that Cersei does not exercise enough control over her son, and sends Tyrion as an additional political advisor. Cersei and Tyrion do not get along, and constantly try to undermine each other's authority over the crown. As of the end of season 2, Tyrion has accumulated more sway over the Iron Throne, and has shipped Cersei's only daughter off against Cersei's will to be married to the prince of Dorne.
Season 3[ edit ] Cersei comes to fear that Margaery intends to usurp her as queen, and unsuccessfully tries to alienate Joffrey from her.
Cersei is delighted when Tywin learns of the Tyrells' plan to wed Sansa Stark to Margaery's brother Loras and he intervenes having Tyrion marry Sansa instead, but is furious when Tywin also orders her to marry Loras. When Jaime returns to King's Landing, he immediately seeks out Cersei, who is shocked to discover that his sword hand has been cut off.
Season 4[ edit ] Cersei has Tyrion arrested after Joffrey is fatally poisoned.
It is implied that she knows Tyrion's guilt is highly unlikely, but just wants to see him dead, though Jaime refuses to carry out the order. When Tyrion demands a trial by combat, Cersei quickly chooses Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane as her champion to diminish Tyrion's chances of acquittal, and has Bronn betrothed to a noblewoman so that Tyrion cannot choose him as his champion.
Cersei's wish comes true when Tyrion's champion, Oberyn Martell, is killed by Clegane, but she still refuses to marry Loras, even threatening her father with revealing the truth about her relationship with Jaime and the parentage of her children. Tywin rebuffs her threats, though he himself is killed by an escaping Tyrion soon afterwards.
Season 5[ edit ] Cersei receives a threat from Dorne, where Myrcella is betrothed to Trystane Martell, and sends Jaime to Dorne to retrieve her.