James Delingpole James Delingpole

Thank God for the Game of Thrones imp – and the heaving breasts

James Delingpole sees dwarf Tyrion Lannister as a touchstone of humanity in an otherwise savage world

Facing his greatest challenge yet: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

Which character are you in Game of Thrones? For me it’s got to be the imp, Tyrion Lannister. As Ed West suggested in his erudite Speccie article a few weeks ago, Tyrion is about the only character with a vaguely sympathetic 21st-century mindset as opposed to a ruthlessly pragmatic medieval one.

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