Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the sixth episode of season one, A Golden Crown. At the Eyrie, the stronghold of the Arrin noble family, Tyrion is tried for the attempted assassination of Bran Stark. As the Arrin and Stark families are related by marriage, he determines that he will not receive a fair hearing and demands a trial by combat. The mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, makes a calculated decision to represent Tyrion in the trial, realizing that he will be rewarded by the Lannister family’s wealth. He uses defensive fighting tactics to defeat a better trained and more heavily armed opponent.