Lancel Lannister

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Lancel Lannister
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Title Ser
Lord of Darry
Allegiance House Lannister of Casterly Rock
House Lannister of Darry
Holy Order of the Warrior's Sons
Born In 283AC
Spouse Amerei Frey
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Eugene Simon
TV series Season 1 | Season 2
For the articles sharing the same title, please see this disambiguation page.Disambig.png

Ser Lancel Lannister is the eldest son of Ser Kevan Lannister.

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Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Lancel Lannister

A young, strong, handsome blond-haired man, Lancel is said to closely resemble his cousin, Ser Jaime Lannister. He has green eyes and sandy hair, and is sixteen years old.[1]

He is humourless, self-assured, arrogant, and impatient.[1][2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Alongside his cousin Tyrek, Lancel serves as squire to King Robert Baratheon, and is directly responsible for his death: on the request of Queen Cersei Lannister, he provides the king with a large dose of strongwine as Robert tracks an enormous boar while hunting in the Kingswood.[2] The boar slays Robert.[3]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Lancel Lannister - by Henning Ludvigsen ©

In payment for his service, Cersei has Lancel knighted and takes him into her bed.[4] Although the affair elicits strong emotions from Lancel, Cersei eventually grows bored and rebuffs him. Tyrion Lannister suspects the affair and gets Lancel to admit to it, blackmailing him into spying on Cersei for him.[2] Lancel is present for, and survives, the Riot of King's Landing.[5]

Lancel fights in the Battle of the Blackwater, though he is severely injured. For his services, Lancel's uncle and Hand of the King Lord Tywin Lannister names him the new Lord of Darry in the Riverlands, as a sop to his brother and Lancel's father, Ser Kevan Lannister.[6][7]

A Storm of Swords

Lancel recovers from the injuries he sustained in the battle, but his appearance is substantially changed in the process. No longer comely, he looks like a much older man and his hair has turned white and brittle. The High Septon is instrumental in his recovery and Lancel develops a new found piety to the Faith of the Seven. As part of the pact between Lord Tywin Lannister and Lord Walder Frey concerning the betrayal of Robb Stark, Lancel is wed to Amerei Frey, a granddaughter of Walder's.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Lancel takes his lordship of the lands of Darry and is ambivalent as to rumors of his new wife's promiscuity. Ser Jaime Lannister visits Lancel at Darry and, under questioning, Lancel admits to having slept with Cersei as well as to having supplied Robert Baratheon with the strongwine. Shortly afterwards, Lancel leaves his wife and castle in order to swear service as part of the newly reformed Faith Militant.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Lancel is seen having joined the Warrior's Sons, a division of highborn knights devoted to the Seven. Under the command of Ser Theodan the True, he makes up part of Cersei's escort in her walk of shame.[10]

Quotes about Lancel

Look at him. Not quite so tall, his features not so fine, and his hair is sand instead of spun gold, yet still … even a poor copy of Jaime is sweeter than an empty bed, I suppose.[2]
Tyrion Lannister's thoughts


Have you given any thought to what Joffrey will do when I tell him you murdered his father to bed his mother?[2]
Tyrion Lannister, to Lancel


Knighting him was a mistake, and bedding him was a bigger one.[7]
Cersei Lannister's thoughts


The Imp was lying. Cersei would sooner have Robert’s corpse between her legs than a pious fool like Lancel. Tyrion, you evil bastard, you should have lied about someone more likely. [11]
Jaime Lannister's thoughts

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