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Game of Thrones: Tyrion Didn’t Kill Joffrey, So Why Does Jaime Still Hate Him?

There’s a tense meeting on the latest Game of Thrones when Tyrion enlists his friend Bronn to trick his brother Jaime into meeting with Tyrion below the Red Keep.

“I once told Bronn if I ever saw you again I’d cut you in half,” Jaime spits at his brother. He can barely contain his animosity toward the younger Lannister — and this is after he found out Tyrion hadn’t killed Joffrey, so why the cold shoulder? Because Tyrion killed their father, Tywin Lannister.

As Tyrion explains, back in season four, Tywin is out for revenge after Joffrey dies of poisoning at his own wedding. Cersei, Tywin, and pretty much everyone but Jaime thinks Tyrion and Sansa Stark had worked together on the assassination plot, but they hadn’t. It was in fact Olenna Tyrell and Littlefinger. But there’s no reasoning with Cersei or Tywin, who pass judgment on Tyrion and throw him in a cell to await execution.

But it didn’t really have anything to do with Joffrey’s death, not for Tywin anyway. That was simply the patriarch’s excuse to kill his…

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