I feel like even though Sansa hates the Lannisters and what they did to her family, Tyrion is generally nice to her. He promises not to hurt her and he refuses to consummate the marriage because she doesn’t want to. He saved her from Joffery and stood up for her to him. Yet she hates him just because of his family. Tyrion hates his family as much as she does. He had no part in Ned Stark’s death. He was being held captive by Cat then. Even then after being held captive he still doesn’t hate the Starks.
I’m not saying Sansa should go head over heels in love with Tyrion cause he’s a fabulous guy but she should at least appreciate that she wasn’t married to Joffery and that Tyrion is at least trying to be nice to her because he’s seen how miserable she is here at King Landing and how horrible Cersei and Joffery have been treating her. At least he’s trying.
She doesn’t owe him anything. She’s being forced into a marriage. She’s a fourteen year old hostage. He’s a grown man too scared to say no to his dad even though he could actually leave if he wanted to, but he likes power and being a Lannister. She doesn’t need to appreciate anything. Tyrion doesn’t get a cookie for not raping Sansa. She doesn’t want him and she doesn’t have to justify it.
Yes, let’s get into a Tyrion is still the worst and doesn’t get a cookie for trying to be a good person argument. Except that’s the fucking point. Tyrion Lannister does try to do good by some people and that in itself is a part of his personality that should be looked at when assessing his character. Though people love to completely dismiss because gawd forbid his character be grey rather than easily judged black and white.
That being said Sansa does, in fact, not owe the Lannisters shit and her situation should not be compared to Tyrion’s own imprisonment by the Starks. Tyrion was thought to have actually done a crime - Sansa is being held hostage not as a criminal just a hostage.
Tyrion also does not hate his family as much as Sansa Stark or at all. He loves his family and that is a fucking tragedy in and of itself.
I understand op’s intent but it has it’s own fallacies just as much as the replying comment.
“He’s a grown man too scared to say no to his dad even though he could actually leave if he wanted to, but he likes power and being a Lannister”
Actually no he likes being alive and in that way you can call him selfish but as for being a grown man that just won’t say no to daddy? That’s a really REALLY shallow way to view his situation. And borders on a form of ableism.