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Lord of Darry
|Allegiance||House Lannister of Casterly Rock|
|Born||In 283 AC|
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 Simons|
|TV series||Season 1, Season 2|
Lancel Lannister is the eldest son of Ser Kevan Lannister.
A young, strong, handsome blond-haired man, Lancel is said to closely resemble his cousin, Jaime Lannister. He has green eyes and sandy hair, and is sixteen years old. See also this collection of images.
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. The boar slays Robert.
A Clash of Kings
In payment for his service, Cersei has Lancel knighted and takes him into her bed. 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. Lancel is present for, and survives, the Riot of King's Landing
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.
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.
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. Jaime Lannister visits Lancel at Castle 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.
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.
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. 
Knighting him was a mistake, and bedding him was a bigger one.
- Cersei, contemplating Lancel
References and Notes
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 29, Tyrion VII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 53, Tyrion VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.