158 Facts About Lannister


Lannister is executed, by Joffrey's order, on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor.

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Lannister serves as a POV character for 15 chapters in A Game of Thrones.

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Lannister is the daughter of Lord Hoster Tully of Riverrun; niece to Ser Brynden Tully and sister to Lysa Arryn of the Vale and to Edmure Tully.

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Lannister is murdered during the Red Wedding, and later resurrected as an undead, vengeful killer under the name of Lady Stoneheart.

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Lannister serves as a POV character for 25 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

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Lannister is not a POV character, but features in the POV chapters of his family members in the first three novels in the series.

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Lannister serves as a POV character for 24 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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Lannister serves as a POV character for 33 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator of twenty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is theorized to be the son of Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Lannister appears briefly at the start of A Game of Thrones, first in Winterfell and then later on the Wall at Castle Black, where he travels with his bastard nephew Jon Snow.

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Lannister died at the young age of 16, was said to have been very beautiful by all who knew her as "a child-woman of surpassing loveliness" and "a wild beauty".

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Lannister was remembered as being headstrong and "had a touch of" the fabled Starks' "wolf blood", and was one of the best horse-riders in the North.

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Lannister was betrothed to Robert Baratheon, who was deeply in love with her, although she was unimpressed by Robert's reputation for infidelity.

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Lannister was later chosen by the eventual jousting champion, Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, as the tourney's "Queen of Love and Beauty".

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Lannister meets Robb Stark when he is wounded, and falls in love with him during his convalescence.

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Lannister marries her the next day to preserve her honour, in doing so breaking a marriage contract with House Frey.

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Lannister's seat is the Dreadfort and his sigil is a flayed human, a homage to the ancient Bolton tradition of flaying enemies.

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Lannister is nicknamed "the Leech Lord" for regular leechings meant to improve his health.

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Lannister is known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort.

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Lannister takes great pleasure and pride in torturing others and enthusiastically practices the Bolton custom of flaying their enemies.

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Lannister is described as ugly, with blotchy skin and dry, dark hair.

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Lannister is betrothed to Daryn Hornwood, heir to the Hornwood, but Jaime Lannister kills him alongside two of her brothers.

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Lannister's father offers her to whomever captures Jaime Lannister, so the sadistic sellsword Vargo Hoat captures Jaime in the hope of becoming Lord of Karhold.

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Lannister is an enormously fat man, with two sons, Ser Wylis and Ser Wendel Manderly.

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Lannister is over seven feet tall, and hinted to possibly have giant ancestry.

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Lannister has a friendly, childlike disposition and possesses great physical strength, though he is too timid and gentle to use it against others.

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Lannister becomes close to Bran Stark and often gives him advice about the oncoming winter.

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Lannister joins Bran and Rickon hiding in Winterfell's crypt after faking escape.

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Lannister has brown eyes and dark hair and is described as being very pretty.

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Lannister is intensely loyal and protective of her "prince" as well as of her own brother, with Bran commenting that the only one who ever angers or upsets her is her brother, Jojen.

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Lannister is a skilled huntress and fights with a small fishing net and a three-pronged frog spear ; she is able to defeat Bran's direwolf, Summer, in mock combat by entangling the direwolf in her net.

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Lannister is short and slim with unusually deep green eyes, and he wears green-colored clothing.

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Lannister was later crowned as King Aegon V when a Great Council bypassed those before him in the line of succession and his older brother Aemon chose to abdicate by joining the Night's Watch.

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Lannister was called "Aegon the Unlikely" because as the fourth son of a fourth son, he was placed very low down the line of succession and therefore considered unlikely to inherit the Iron Throne.

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Lannister's sister-wife Rhaella bore him eight children, but only three survived into adulthood: sons Rhaegar and Viserys and daughter Daenerys, who was not yet born when the Targaryen dynasty fell.

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Lannister is widely nicknamed the "Beggar King" across both Essos and Westeros.

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Lannister loses influence over Daenerys, who gradually stands up to his abusive behavior.

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Lannister serves as the point of view character in thirty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is to be used by Varys and Illyrio as a puppet king.

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Lannister is one of the only three characters to have appeared in both the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

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Lannister is an albino, with white skin, long white hair, and red eyes.

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Lannister has a red birthmark on his left cheek, said to be in the shape of a raven, and thus the source of his nickname "Bloodraven".

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Lannister was sent to the Wall as the punishment and later elected the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and served in that capacity for many years before disappearing during a ranging beyond the Wall.

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Lannister is the fourth and youngest son of Daeron II Targaryen.

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Lannister was made Prince of Summerhall, a summer castle built in the Stormlands by his father.

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Lannister was angry when his father Daeron ordered that his third son Aemon be sent to the Citadel.

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Lannister allows Dunk to take Aegon as his squire when Dunk points out how Daeron and Aerion turned out.

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Lannister becomes romantically involved with her, eventually becoming one of her advisors.

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Lannister is the commander of Daenerys's Unsullied and one of her trusted advisors.

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House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and the principal house of the Westerlands.

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Tywin Lannister is Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport, and Warden of the West.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator of twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Jaime Lannister is the twin brother of Cersei and the first son of Tywin Lannister.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator of seventeen chapters throughout A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister was widely considered one of the best swordsmen in all the Seven Kingdoms before having his right hand chopped off by Vargo Hoat.

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Tyrion Lannister is the younger brother of Cersei and Jaime Lannister, and serves as a third-person narrator for 47 chapters in A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Dance With Dragons.

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Lannister is the narrator with the most chapters in the books.

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Lannister is described as a strong-willed child with a vicious temper and a sadistic streak.

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Lannister is described as delicate, beautiful and courteous, and is said to have all her mother's beauty but none of her cruel nature.

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Ser Kevan Lannister is Tywin Lannister's younger brother and most trusted captain, known for his reliability and loyalty.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for the epilogue of A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is comfortable with carrying out Tywin's wishes and resigned himself to perpetually living in his brother's shadow.

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Lancel Lannister is the oldest son of Kevan Lannister and serves as squire to King Robert Baratheon at King's Landing in A Game of Thrones.

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Lannister is described as having a sardonic sense of humor and a pragmatic, amoral philosophy.

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Lannister helps Catelyn take Tyrion to the Eyrie, where he befriends Tyrion.

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Lannister is regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros.

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Lannister's face is distinguished by gruesome burn scars, which he received as a child when his brother pushed his head into a brazier.

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Lannister continues his duties through A Storm of Swords until Tyrion vanishes in A Feast for Crows.

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Lannister follows Brienne of Tarth, knowing that she was searching for Tyrion's wife Sansa Stark.

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Lannister becomes Brienne's squire and serves her as faithfully as he did Tyrion.

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Lannister accompanies him to King's Landing, against Tywin's orders, and serves as his mistress.

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Lannister is later found in Tywin's bed by Tyrion and strangled to death with the Hand's Chain.

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Lannister was the ward of Jon Arryn and was raised at the Eyrie alongside Eddard Stark.

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Lannister is portrayed as a brooding and humorless man with a harsh sense of justice and an obsession with slights both real and imagined.

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Lannister is regarded as a skilled but overcautious military commander.

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Lannister is described as handsome and charismatic, winning friends easily.

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Lannister is described as being fairly unattractive with extremely prominent ears and a hint of a mustache on her upper lip.

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Lannister is the first of her family to be converted to the religion of the Red God by Melisandre.

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Lannister contracted the lethal greyscale disease as a child, disfiguring her by leaving the left side of her cheek and most of her neck covered by grey, cracked, and stone-like skin.

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Lannister was conceived on Stannis and Selyse's wedding night, when Robert seduced and deflowered Delena Florent, one of Selyse's cousins, in Stannis' marriage bed.

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Lannister is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter of A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is described as a beautiful woman with red eyes, always dressing in red and rarely sleeping or eating.

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Lannister is introduced in A Clash of Kings and is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister blames Melisandre for the deaths of his sons and plans to kill her, but she receives word of the plot and he is jailed.

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Lannister will be killed several other times, only to be repeatedly brought back to life.

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Lannister took Robert and Eddard Stark as wards and became a father figure to both.

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At the Eyrie, Lysa becomes involved in Catelyn's kidnapping of Tyrion Lannister, then refuses House Stark's plea for assistance and commits the Vale to a strict policy of neutrality in the war.

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Lannister ruled the Eyrie as High Steward of the Vale during Jon Arryn's absence and acted as Keeper of the Gates of the Moon and feels he is owed for his years of service.

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Lannister has two surviving children, his only daughter, Asha, and Theon.

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Lannister captures the Neck and ravages the coastline of the Stark-held North.

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Lannister dies in A Storm of Swords after falling off a bridge during a storm.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is eventually captured by Stannis Baratheon and travels with his army toward Winterfell, where she is reunited with her brother Theon.

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Lannister is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister wears a patch over his left eye, for which he is nicknamed "Crow's Eye", and is more ruthless and sadistic than his brothers.

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Lannister sends his brother Victarion away to court Daenerys Targaryen in his name and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.

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Lannister first appears in A Clash of Kings and is present as his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, reveals his plans to invade the north; Victarion is given overall command of the invasion.

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Lannister appears next in A Feast for Crows and serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as a third-person narrator for two chapters of A Feast for Crows.

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Lannister is the richest man in the Iron Islands and the maternal uncle of Asha Greyjoy, one of his sisters being Balon's wife.

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Lannister has so many books that they have filled one of the Towers in his castle of Ten Towers.

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Lannister is a cautious, pensive man who does not display his emotions.

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Lannister swears loyalty to Joffrey only after Myrcella Baratheon is betrothed to Trystane by Tyrion Lannister, sending her off to Dorne.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters in A Feast for Crows, and will be the narrator for at least two chapters in The Winds of Winter.

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Lannister is cunning and beautiful and is close with her cousins, the Sand Snakes.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister is described as intelligent, serious, and dutiful, though not particularly handsome.

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Lannister married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and bore him two children: a daughter Rhaenys and a son Aegon.

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Lannister is a hot-headed, forceful, and lustful man with a quick wit and a barbed tongue.

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Lannister is a formidable fighter and is called the "Red Viper" because it is rumored he poisons his weapons.

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Lannister accompanies Oberyn to King's Landing when Oberyn takes the seat on the small council.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister was born as the youngest of a large family in Norvos.

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Lannister helps foil Arianne Martell's plot to name Myrcella Baratheon the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, killing Arys Oakheart in the process.

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Lannister is the father of Catelyn Stark, Lysa Arryn, and Edmure Tully.

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Lannister is dutiful and wishes to earn his father's respect and protect the common people of the Riverlands.

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Lannister takes command of the Riverlands in A Game of Thrones because of his father's illness and is taken captive by Jaime Lannister.

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Lannister is rescued by his nephew Robb Stark, and upon hearing of Eddard Stark's death he leads the Riverland lords in proclaiming Robb the King in the North.

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Lannister constantly quarreled with his brother, usually over Brynden's refusal to marry.

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Lannister is appointed head of Robb's outriders and is a crucial member of the war council.

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Lannister is called the Lord of the Crossing as the placement of his castle allows him to control who crosses the river, giving Walder Frey considerable strategic importance.

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Lannister is known for having over a hundred descendants from his eight wives.

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Lannister emphasizes family loyalty and believes in taking care of relations, including those who disappoint him.

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Lannister then swears loyalty to House Lannister and his second son Emmon Frey receives Riverrun, the seat of House Tully, as a reward, with advantageous marriages for other descendants.

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Lannister has three sons—Willas, Garlan, and Loras—and one daughter, Margaery.

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Lannister is described as a prematurely old and tedious man who lacks in political savvy and is thought to serve as the figurehead to his mother, Olenna.

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Lannister is a young, but highly skilled knight and jouster.

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Lannister is beloved by the crowds, and many young girls are infatuated with him.

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Lannister successfully captures Dragonstone but is badly wounded and near death.

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Lannister is an intelligent, beautiful, and shrewd young woman, and despite being only sixteen, she is manipulative and adept at political intrigue.

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Lannister is described as a wizened and cunning old woman with a wicked wit and a sharp tongue, and is known for openly stating her opinion.

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Lannister was the Lord of Bear Island in the North but joined the Watch to pass the title to his son Jorah Mormont.

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Lannister keeps a raven capable of speaking simple phrases as a pet.

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Lannister leads the survivors to Craster's Keep, where he is killed in a mutiny.

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Lannister was later offered the throne of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of his father Maekar, but ceded the rule to Aegon and joined the Night's Watch.

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Lannister first appears in A Game of Thrones as commander of the City Watch.

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Lannister is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications.

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Lannister is one of Jon Snow's closest friends at Castle Black.

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Lannister is one of the men brought along as muscle to assist Lord Commander Jon Snow in escorting Janos Slynt for his execution.

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Lannister is killed by a White Walker, and turned into a wight, after which he kills Gared, making him the first character whose death is explicitly depicted in the series.

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Lannister rejoins the wildlings, and is present when Rattleshirt traps Qhorin and Jon in a cave, resulting in Jon feigning surrender by killing Qhorin.

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Lannister is the POV character of the prologue chapter of A Dance With Dragons.

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Lannister is described as bald and fat, and he usually affects a fawning, effeminate manner.

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Lannister knows all of the secret passages in the royal castle and his spies are found everywhere.

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Queen Cersei Lannister allows him to experiment on the mortally wounded Gregor Clegane, presumably transforming Clegane into the monstrous Kingsguard knight, Ser Robert Strong.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Lannister has been a member of the Kingsguard for most of his life and served three kings.

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Lannister remained loyal to House Targaryen during Robert Baratheon's rebellion, but he later accepted Robert's pardon and held his position as commander.

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Lannister serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter in A Feast for Crows.

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Lannister is said to be skilled with the lance, Morningstar, and bow and arrow.

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Lannister is a skilled headsman, seldom requiring a second stroke to finish his charges.

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Lannister serves as Jaime's sparring partner in A Feast for Crows.

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Lannister is a formidable fighter known for using a flaming sword.

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Lannister is an accomplished warrior and has never been defeated in battle.

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Lannister later meets Arya Stark, who frees him and the two others when the group is attacked by Lannister forces commanded by Amory Lorch.

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Lannister is overweight, although in his youth he was a strong mercenary.

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Lannister bought Tyrion Lannister, Penny, and Jorah Mormont from the slavers, and gives them to the charge of his henchman, Nurse.

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