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8. Tywin Lannister Knew About the Purple Wedding

Under normal circumstances, audiences would be loath to celebrate the murder of a character on screen or in text. However, when it came to Joffery Baratheon (who is quite possibly one of the vilest, most hated, abusive, egomaniacal pieces of work in the series), there was no small amount of cheering when the young King of Westeros finally died at his own wedding, having ingested a dangerous and toxic poison. While it was revealed to be the machinations of two cunning individuals, audiences and readers couldn’t help but wonder if Joffery’s grandfather, Tywin Lannister, had anything to do with it. Tywin is definitely not above murder at a wedding, having engineered the horrifying Red Wedding. Further, the Lion of Lannister is not exactly known for being loyal to anyone but himself. What does he get out of Joffery’s death: a better king. Now, make no mistake, Tywin doesn’t care much about the realm at large, but rather, he cares about which of his grandchildren will be pliant and malleable enough to listen to him. Joffery was incapable of listening to anyone, but his brother Tommen would be quite willing to listen to his grandfather in matters of state. So out with Joffery and in with Tommen!
8. Tywin Lannister Knew About the Purple Wedding