In episodes 4 and 5 of this season’s Game of Thrones,” Bronn played heroic and critical roles in the lives of both Jaime Lannister and Tyrion lannister. First, his insane act of heroism (many said self-serving too), saved Jaime from being reduced to ashes by Drogon.

Second, he was the key to the fulfillment of Tyrion’s plan of meeting his brother Jaime in Kings Landing for the purpose of arranging a future meeting with Cersei and informing her of the upcoming threat in the North.

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Eventually, Bronn, a former sell-sword, but now a Knight of the Blackwater, will have to choose a side when the inevitable battle for the Iron Throne comes. Assuming of course that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen survived the Night King.

So which Lannister side will he be on when the moment of reckoning arrives?

With his obsession of getting a castle and still a sell-sword by heart, it is valid to assume that Bronn could easily go to the highest bidder. But both Jaime and Tyrion can give him wealth and all the castles he would need. The tipping point could very well be the bond he developed with both. In this aspect, Tyrion has the advantage.

The bond between Bronn and Tyrion

Back in season 1 of “Game of Thrones,” Tyrion Lannister met Bronn at the Crossroad Inn when the sell-sword gave up his room for the rich imp in exchange for gold. When Catelyn Stark, who happened to be at the same inn, seized Tyrion accusing him of conspiring to kill her son Bran, Bronn joined the party that brought Tyrion to the Eyrie for trial.

Bronn volunteered as Tyrion’s champion when the falsely accused Lannister demanded a trial by combat.

Bronn won and Tyrion avoided certain death by being thrown out or “made to fly” through the Moon Door.

When Tyrion Lannister became Hand of the King in place of his father Tywin, he appointed Bronn as the Commander of the City Watch. After the Battle of Blackwater Bay, Tyrion was made Master of Coin with Bronn continuing as his companion and protector.

When Tyrion was falsely accused of the murder of King Joffrey Baratheon, he once again invoked trial by combat. He asked Bronn to be his champion once more. However, Bronn, now honored and elevated as Ser Bronn of Blackwater, refused. That was the last meeting of the two.

Bronn was clearly motivated by money all of those times he was with Tyrion. But more than the gold he got, the two shared a common interest in whores and drinking. They were genuinely enjoying each others company.

Bronn sees part himself in Tyrion

“Game of Thrones” cast member, Jerome Flynn who plays Bronn in the series, told The Hollywood Reporter that although there is “fondness” for Jaime on the former sell-sword’s end, this doesn’t “come close to what he feels toward Tyrion.”

Flynn added that he really does think there’s a bond between Bronn and Tyrion because he sees the imp as an underdog and an outcast.

His character also sees some of those in himself.

Flynn also revealed that there was supposed to be a reunion between Bronn and Tyrion prior to the meeting with Jaime. However, the show decided not to do it. Flynn hopes though that Bronn and Tyrion might have time for an exchange together and some dynamics between the two are coming up again.