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Lord of Darry (formerly)
House Lannister of Casterly Rock|
House Lannister of Darry
Noble and Puissant Order of the Warrior's Sons
|Born||In 282 AC|
|Spouse||Lady Amerei Frey (dissolved)|
The World of Ice & Fire (appendix)|
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 | Season 5 | Season 6|
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Lancel Lannister
A young, strong, handsome blond-haired youth, Lancel is said to closely resemble his cousin, Ser Jaime Lannister of the Kingsguard. He has green eyes and sandy hair. Lancel is humorless, self-assured, arrogant, and impatient.
A Game of Thrones
Alongside his cousin Tyrek, Lancel serves as squire to King Robert I Baratheon, and is directly responsible for his death. On the request of another cousin, Queen Cersei Lannister, Lancel provides the king with a large dose of strongwine as Robert tracks an enormous boar while hunting in the kingswood. The boar mortally wounds 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. Cersei's brother, Tyrion Lannister, suspects the affair and gets Lancel to admit to it, blackmailing him into spying on Cersei for him. Lancel 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, which Cersei believes is a sop to his brother and Lancel's father, Ser Kevan Lannister.
A Storm of Swords
Lancel recovers from the injuries he sustained at the Blackwater, 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, the head of House Lannister of Darry, reluctantly 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 I 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 reformed Warrior's Sons, an order 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 atonement.
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.—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?—Tyrion Lannister to Lancel
—Cersei Lannister's thoughts
He may be Kevan's son, but he has milk in his veins. Tyrion was lying to me. His words were meant to wound.—Jaime Lannister's thoughts
—Jaime Lannister's thoughts
- See the Lancel Lannister calculation.
- A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- 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.