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Tywin is named Savior of the City.

"I, Joffrey of the House Baratheon, the First of My Name, the rightful King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, do hereby proclaim my grandfather, Tywin Lannister, the Savior of the City and the Hand of the King."
―Joffrey Baratheon[src]

Savior of the City is an honorific title granted by King Joffrey Baratheon to his grandfather, Tywin Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, Lord Paramount of the Westerlands and Warden of the West, as recognition for his role in the victory against the forces of Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater.

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Tywin's honorific is one of the many rewards granted to the participants of the Battle of the Blackwater. In Tywin's case it was also a move by Cersei and Joffrey to rob Tyrion of any credit for the city's defense by casting Tywin as the architect for the victory over Stannis. The title is also ironic considering the last time Tywin had led an army to King's Landing he ordered the city to be sacked.

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