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Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

Twyin serves as Hand of the King to his grandson Tommen, a position he held for the now deceased Joffrey and the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Tywin’s grown children remain in awe of him and defer to his counsel; he is believed to be the kingdom’s true ruler.

Kevan Lannister

Kevan Lannister

As the younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister, Kevan has long understood he can't compete with the powerful lord. Instead, he does his duty as a loyal supporter and stands out for his wise and candid counsel.

Cersei Baratheon

Cersei Baratheon

Cersei is the only daughter of Tywin Lannister, the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Even before she was married off to Robert Baratheon, she was involved in an incestuous relationship with her twin brother Jaime. Like her father, Cersei is interested in maintaining her position of power. She has committed herself to punishing her brother Tyrion, whom she holds responsible for the death of her son Joffrey.

Robert Baratheon

Robert Baratheon

After Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped his fiancée, Lyanna Stark, Robert Baratheon led a rebellion against the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Aided by his childhood friend, Lyanna's brother, Ned Stark, Robert was subsequently crowned king. When he died suddenly in a hunting accident, his heir Joffrey claimed the throne.

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

Jaime is the twin brother of Queen Cersei. A celebrated knight and member of the Kingsguard, he violated his oath to protect the royal family when he slew the Mad King. Ever since, his reputation as "The Kingslayer" has dogged him. After Jaime was captured by the Stark army, Brienne of Tarth escorted him back to King's Landing in the hopes of trading him for the Stark girls. Brienne and Jaime developed a mutual respect for each other during their journey, but the trip was not without peril: Jaime lost his sword hand to Roose Bolton's henchman, Locke, along the way.

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister

What Tyrion lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in mental acuity. He served as Hand of the King in his father’s absence, and although few know it, it was Tyrion who hatched the plan that saved King’s Landing from Stannis Baratheon’s attack. Tyrion now stands accused of King Joffrey's murder.

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark

Sansa grew up dreaming of a courtly world of knights and princes. Unfortunately, her northern naivety didn't help her in King's Landing, where her former fiancé, King Joffrey Baratheon, routinely abused her. After her engagement to Joffrey dissolved, Sansa was married to his uncle Tyrion Lannister, who treated her with the utmost respect. With Littlefinger’s help, Sansa fled to the Eyrie after Joffrey’s murder.

Lancel Lannister

Lancel Lannister

First cousin and former lover of Queen Cersei, Lancel served as Robert Baratheon's squire and has since been raised to knighthood. He bears some resemblance to his cousin Jaime. Lancel fought bravely during the Battle of the Blackwater and suffered a grave injury defending the city.

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Over-indulged and cowardly, King Joffrey exhibited a cruel streak toward the vulnerable – a trait for which his uncle Tyrion had little patience. Tyrion now stands accused of murdering Joffrey at his wedding celebration.

Myrcella Baratheon

Myrcella Baratheon

Myrcella is fair-haired like both of her brothers, but unlike Joffrey she has a demure disposition. As part of a deal her uncle Tyrion struck with House Martell to align their houses and keep Myrcella safe, she is living in Dorne.

Tommen Baratheon

Tommen Baratheon

Tommen inherited the throne after the death of his brother Joffrey. He is engaged to Margaery Tyrell, his brother’s widow.

Margaery Baratheon

Margaery Baratheon

Mace Tyrell’s only daughter, Margaery, is as clever as she is beautiful. Widowed by both Renly Baratheon and King Joffrey, she is now engaged to Joffrey’s brother Tommen in an effort to maintain an alliance between the Tyrells and the Lannisters.

Gregor Clegane

Gregor Clegane

Household

A massive knight who stands more than seven feet tall, Ser Gregor Clegane is known as “The Mountain That Rides.” He has served the Lannisters as a vicious thug along with his brother, Sandor Clegane, but the two bear no love for each other. During the wartime sack of King’s Landing, Gregor raped and murdered Elia, wife of Prince Rhaegar, and killed their two young children.

Amory Lorch

Amory lorch

Household

A Lannister bannerman, Ser Amory caught Arya Stark stealing correspondence at Harrenhal. To protect herself, Arya gave Amory's name to Jaqen H'ghar, who promptly killed him.

Bronn

Bronn

Household

A sellsword who fought on behalf of Tyrion Lannister when Lysa Arryn demanded a trial by combat, Bronn became Tyrion's personal bodyguard. During Tyrion's term as Joffrey's Hand, Bronn served as Commander of the City Watch. Although he no longer holds that post, he was knighted for his bravery during the Battle of Blackwater.

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House Lannister

  • House Lannister
  • The wealthiest family in Westeros, the Lannisters of Casterly Rock ruled as kings in their realm until the Targaryen dragons conquered the continent. Cersei Lannister's marriage to King Robert Baratheon brought the family to King's Landing; and her son Joffrey's ascendance to the Iron Throne solidified their power.