Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Tyrion takes the idea
of defence of the Wall rather seriously, though, regardless of whether or not he bought the claim of undead attacks - hence also he's both getting rid of prisoners and giving the Watch the only support he really can. Later in the series Tywin disabuses him of this notion when reading about the Wall requesting aid; to the southerly perspective of Tywin an invasion across the war would only hurt their enemies in the north and is such to their benefit.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
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