Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3 marks the start of Tyrion bossing his position as the King’s Hand. As a result, we get some great GoT quotes. Here are our best quotes from Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3.
The words that Tyrion tells each Pycelle, Baelish, and Varys to test their loyalty and discover which of them has been spying on him and reporting to the queen. He tells each of them a different suitor that he plans to marry Myrcella to in order to see which Cersei believes he intends to wed her to.
2. “Cut off his manhood and feed it to the goats” – Tyrion Lannister
Upon discovering that it’s Pycelle who has been spying on him and reporting to Cersei, Tyrion pays the old man a visit in his chambers, and threatens, among other things, to cut off his manhood to feed to the goats. Though not following through with it, part of you has to admit that you wanted him to.
3. “You think the piece of paper father gave you keeps you safe? Ned Stark had a piece of paper, too” – Cersei Lannister
Cersei is outraged, as one might have guessed, when she discovers that Tyrion plans to wed Myrcella off to Dorne. She tells him that the piece of paper he has officiating him as Hand of the King doesn’t protect him from her. Ned Stark came at her with a piece of paper, too, after all.
4. “Oooh, the queen mustn’t know. I love conversations that begin this way” – Lord Varys
Varys’ love for the game is no secret, and after Tyrion tells him that what he says next must not reach the queen’s ears, Varys’ anticipation is palpable. By the end of Season 2, Tyrion admits to Varys that he, too, is beginning to enjoy the game.
5. “Power is a curious thing, my lord…Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And, a very small man can cast a very large shadow” – Lord Varys
Varys’ riddle he poses to Tyrion right before this quote is supposed to extract from a person whether they value riches, favor with the gods, or a crown the most. Tyrion chooses not to answer, so Varys sums up with this quote – a very interesting way to view power. He uses the example of how, if a swordsman with the power of like and death in their hands truly holds power, why do we act like king’s are the ultimate rulers.
Check out other GoT quotes, such as Season 2 Episode 2 or our total list of the best quotes from Season 1.
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