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Game Of Thrones' Jerome Flynn Weighs In On Ser Bronn's Biggest Motivation

From beginning to end, Ser Bronn (Jerome Flynn) is one of the most purely amoral characters on HBO's "Game of Thrones." This is, of course, really saying something for a show with more than its fair share of violent sadists. Bronn, however, isn't cruel or vicious like Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) or Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), just extremely mercenary. When Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) asks him if he'd kill a sleeping baby without question, Bronn replies that he'd ask, "How much?"

"Sellswords" have a bad reputation in Westeros because they fight "without honor," but Bronn thrives around wealthy families who often need his talent for violence. At the start of the series, Bronn enters Tyrion's service when he stands for him during his trial by combat. By the end of "Game of Thrones," Bronn is a knight, the Master of Coin, and Lord of Highgarden. Not bad for a guy the other characters often call "a jumped up cut-throat."

Here's what Flynn had to say about what Bronn really wants on the show.

Bronn has one strong motivation in all 8 seasons

In an interview with the site Watchers on the Wall, Jerome Flynn noted how single-minded Bronn is. "He had a strong intention which lead [sic] him through the whole show: he wanted his castle," Flynn said. Bronn insists on the deal he makes with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) for a castle and a rich bride, even threatening Tyrion and Jamie with a crossbow to make sure he gets what he wants. Flynn wasn't so sure he'd have gone through with it, however. "I don't think he would have killed them, but he had to make them think that perhaps it was a possibility."

Other characters on "Game of Thrones" have complex motivations that change over time. Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau) struggles to become a more honorable man, while Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) comes to sympathize with the Wildlings he fights. Bronn, on the other hand, was only worried about his own selfish goals, but he wasn't alone.

Flynn also told Watchers on the Wall, "I got attached to a certain part of him in terms of his relationships, let's say, with Tyrion." Indeed, Bronn, ruthless as he is, does seem to be genuinely fond of Tyrion. He may not have changed much over eight seasons, but for fans, the sellsword reacting honestly to the Lannisters and the schemes around King's Landing was always worth watching.