"Game of Thrones" character Tyrion Lannister, who narrowly escaped death sentence in the previous season, might not be safe for too long, as George R.R. Martin recently hinted at the character's death in a recent interview.
Season 4 ended with Tyrion killing his father Tywin and escaping from King's Landing, and in a recent interview with HollywoodLife, Martin refused to give a straight answer when asked about the fate of the character portrayed by Peter Dinklage.
"Well, I did cut off his nose, so…" he answered vaguely when prodded about Tyrion's death.
Martin added that although Tyrion was one of his favourite characters, he hates predictability, and therefore deaths are inevitable.
"I love all my characters, of course, but Tyrion has always been a favorite," Martin said, adding: "He is the easiest to write ... The only thing that is hard is that it takes me days and sometimes weeks to come up with the one-liners that Tyrion comes up with in, like, a minute. I wish in real life I was nearly as acerbic and funny as Tyrion."
Martin continued: "They say that you write what you want to read and you create in television what you want to watch. I love shows that are unpredictable. I like shows to be more real. Predicatable shows and books bore me.
"I want to be on the edge of my seat. So, the deaths are important and at all times necessary," he added.
Martin is known for killing fan favorites, and early in the series Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean, was killed off, much to the disappointment of fans. Ned Stark's death eventually led to the war of the Five Kings, which caused the destruction in Wasteroes.
Meanwhile, Martin announced last month that he will not be a part of season five of the "Game of Thrones" as he wants to finish penning "The Winds of Winter" as soon as possible. It takes him roughly a month to pen an episode, and Martin has decided to use the time to finish the book.
"I'm not actually writing an episode for Season 5," Martin told Zap2it during an interview after the show's San Diego Comic-Con 2014 panel. "As you may know, there's this book that people are kind of getting antsy about delivering."
"Game of Thrones" season five air date will be officially announced later this year, and it is expected to premiere in April 2015.