History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseLannister

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18th Jul '16 3:50:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: "Explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner."
11th Jul '16 3:24:55 PM SorPepita
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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireTheFaithMilitant Faith Militant]] character page.

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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireTheFaithMilitant [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireFaithMilitant Faith Militant]] character page.
11th Jul '16 3:24:17 PM SorPepita
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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireTheFaithOfTheSeven Faith of the Seven]] character page.

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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireTheFaithOfTheSeven [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireTheFaithMilitant Faith of the Seven]] Militant]] character page.
11th Jul '16 12:20:17 AM JulianLapostat
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* {{Expy}}: To Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick, known as "The Kingmaker".
** In terms of personality, reputation and physique, Tywin resembles Edward Longshanks - tall, intimidating and ruthless. Longshanks' suppression of the Second Barons' War, which included the defeat of Simon de Monfort (who had a Silver Lion on Red Field sigil) at the Battle of Eversham and his reputation as the Hammer of the Scots (whose national sigil is the Lion Rampant - a Red Lion) both of which are combined in the suppression of House Reyne of Castamere (Red Lion on Silver Field). This is alluded to when Pycelle [[spoiler:at Tywin's funeral]] notes that while Tywin was never King, he was all a King should be.
** He also resembles [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi King Philip IV "le Bel"]], the French King famous for his ruthless purge of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar. King Philip IV was famous for being icy and unsmiling, for his relative celibacy for a French King. He took France to the cusp of greatness [[spoiler:only to die before his time in an undignified fashion]] and have his children (one of them, Queen Isabella of England, being a Cersei {{Expy}}) ruin all his gains and eventually spark UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. The books dealing with Philip IV and his descendents, ''Literature/TheAccursedKings'' was cited by WordOfGod as an influence for the whole series.



* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed:
** His original role in Robert's Rebellion is inspired by Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick, known as "The Kingmaker", i.e. a wealthy fence-sitter who decisively tilts the balance one way and is too valuable an ally to ignore altogether. In terms of personality, reputation and physique, Tywin resembles Edward Longshanks - tall, intimidating and ruthless. Longshanks' suppression of the Second Barons' War, which included the defeat of Simon de Monfort (who had a Silver Lion on Red Field sigil) at the Battle of Eversham and his reputation as the Hammer of the Scots (whose national sigil is the Lion Rampant - a Red Lion) both of which are combined in the suppression of House Reyne of Castamere (Red Lion on Silver Field). This is alluded to when Pycelle [[spoiler:at Tywin's funeral]] notes that while Tywin was never King, he was all a King should be.
** He also resembles [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi King Philip IV "le Bel"]], the French King famous for his ruthless purge of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar. King Philip IV was famous for being icy and unsmiling, for his relative celibacy for a French King. He took France to a position of great power in Europe [[spoiler:only to die before his time in an anti-climactic fashion]] and have his children (one of them, Queen Isabella of England, being a Cersei analogue) ruin all his gains and eventually spark UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. The books dealing with Philip IV and his descendents, ''Literature/TheAccursedKings'' was cited by WordOfGod as an influence for the whole series. [[invoked]]



* {{Expy}}:
** Disfigured, ugly, and a master-class player of the Game of Thrones despite those deficiencies, Tyrion is the (sorta) good guy version of UsefulNotes/RichardIII.
** He also has a lot in common with Jeanne "le Boiteuse" de Bourgogne, Philip VI's queen who ran the country while her husband was fighting in the Hundred Years' War. Both are very intelligent, love books, and are capable rulers, but due to their deformities, they get ''no'' thanks for it and are often {{Misblamed}} for things completely out of their control.
** Also of the Emperor Claudius, specifically as portrayed in ''Literature/IClaudius'', who made up for being the runt of the litter in a powerful family by exercising his intellect through study -- though Tyrion is far more personally involved in the game of thrones than Claudius ever was.


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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed:
** Alongside [[DecompositeCharacter Stannis, Ned Stark and Theon]] Tyrion is a version of UsefulNotes/RichardIII, with his DeadpanSnarker rhetoric and angst about his disability and flirtations with ThenLetMeBeEvil coming from Shakespeare's Theatre/RichardIII. In addition, there is a ShowWithinAShow play made of his exploits, called "The Bloody Hand" which submits Tyrion to a HistoricalVillainUpgrade analogous to the posthumous reputation of the Duke of Gloucester as a result of Shakepeare.
** He also has a lot in common with Jeanne "le Boiteuse" de Bourgogne, Philip VI's queen who ran the country while her husband was fighting in the Hundred Years' War. Both are very intelligent, love books, and are capable rulers, but due to their deformities, they get ''no'' thanks for it and are often {{Misblamed}} for things completely out of their control.
** Also of the Emperor Claudius, specifically as portrayed in ''Literature/IClaudius'', who made up for being the runt of the litter in a powerful family by exercising his intellect through study.
5th Jul '16 7:34:52 PM damus2300
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* SingleLineOfDescent: The Lannisport Lannisters were set apart precisely to achieve a single line of descent to inherit Casterly Rock, so they have little to no claim on it unless they marry with the main line.


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* TangledFamilyTree: The Lannisport Lannisters were created to simplify the inheritance chain of House Lannister. However, they have dozens of offshoots of their own, various petty nobles with last names starting with "Lan": Lannys, Lantells, Lansters etc. are found in abundance in Lannisport.


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!!House Lannister of Lannisport
[[folder: Rosamund Lannister]]
A LadyInWaiting to Princess Myrcella Baratheon when the princess went to Dorne.
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* BitCharacter: Aside from her name and presence, she's just there to function as a decoy. She has no spoken lines in the books.
* DistinguishingMark: She has straight hair, unlike Myrcella.
* {{Doppelganger}}: Chosen by Tyrion to accompany Myrcella to Dorne because they look very much alike in order to protect the princess.
* IdentityImpersonator: Arianne Martell does try to pass off Rosamund as Myrcella in order to storm the princess away.
* PlayingSick: Arianne dresses her up like Myrcella and convinces everyone that she has redspots so that they keep away from her.
* RegalRinglets: Subverted. Her hair is straight, unlike Myrcella.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She can easily pass off as Myrcella.
4th Jul '16 8:23:26 PM damus2300
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!!!Household

[[folder: Pia]]
!!Pia
-->''"Pia was often seeing things in the buttery. Usually they were men."''
--->'''--Arya's narration'''

Pia was a servant at Harrenhal before joining Jaime Lannister's party in ''A Feast For Crows''.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: A tragic example. Pia has had a crush on Jaime Lannister since girlhood when she saw him knighted at Harrenhal, and even used this to cope with being raped. He lets her down gently, and feels terrible about it.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Gregor Clegane punched her in the face, breaking her nose and half her teeth.
* BreakTheCutie: She was abused and raped by the soldiers in Tywin's army while he occupied Harrenhal. Later, Roose Bolton puts her in the dungeons for any man to use.
* BrokenBird: The result, after she's released.
* CharacterTics: Covering her mouth with her hand when she speaks, to hide her ruined teeth.
* TheChick: Of Jaime's group.
* TheDitz: Sweet, but not very bright.
* EthicalSlut: What she apparently used to be until CrapsackWorld reality kicked in. Still has some shades of this, giving the squire who has a crush on her the time of the day.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: She admits that when the soldiers were raping her, she would try to pretend they were Jaime Lannister.
* ManChild: Jaime describes her as a five year old girl in a woman's body.
* MoralityPet: One of the people taken under Jaime's wings since he's started improving his morals, and definitely the one who owes him the most.
%%* NiceGirl
* ReallyGetsAround: Sometimes consensually, sometimes not.
* SlutShaming: Bonifer Hasty more or less kicks her out of Harrenhal because he thinks she'll corrupt his men. Averted with Jaime, who not only is kind to her, but also tells Peck to treat her the way he would treat his wife.
* SurprisePregnancy: Inverted. Everyone is surprised that she ''didn't'' get pregnant considering she "spread her legs for half of [Tywin's] army". Jaime concludes that she must be barren [[ShipperOnDeck and encourages Peck to get together with her]], since he's unlikely to sire a bastard on her.
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[[folder: Tysha]]

A crofter's daughter in the Westerlands, Tysha became the first wife of Tyrion Lannister.

See the ''Westerlands Smallfolk'' section of the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireOtherWesterosi Other Westerosi]] character page.
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[[folder: Pia]]
!!Pia
-->''"Pia was often seeing things in the buttery. Usually they were men."''
--->'''--Arya's narration'''

Pia was a servant at Harrenhal before joining Jaime Lannister's party in ''A Feast For Crows''.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: A tragic example. Pia has had a crush on Jaime Lannister since girlhood when she saw him knighted at Harrenhal, and even used this to cope with being raped. He lets her down gently, and feels terrible about it.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Gregor Clegane punched her in the face, breaking her nose and half her teeth.
* BreakTheCutie: She was abused and raped by the soldiers in Tywin's army while he occupied Harrenhal. Later, Roose Bolton puts her in the dungeons for any man to use.
* BrokenBird: The result, after she's released.
* CharacterTics: Covering her mouth with her hand when she speaks, to hide her ruined teeth.
* TheChick: Of Jaime's group.
* TheDitz: Sweet, but not very bright.
* EthicalSlut: What she apparently used to be until CrapsackWorld reality kicked in. Still has some shades of this, giving the squire who has a crush on her the time of the day.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: She admits that when the soldiers were raping her, she would try to pretend they were Jaime Lannister.
* ManChild: Jaime describes her as a five year old girl in a woman's body.
* MoralityPet: One of the people taken under Jaime's wings since he's started improving his morals, and definitely the one who owes him the most.
%%* NiceGirl
* ReallyGetsAround: Sometimes consensually, sometimes not.
* SlutShaming: Bonifer Hasty more or less kicks her out of Harrenhal because he thinks she'll corrupt his men. Averted with Jaime, who not only is kind to her, but also tells Peck to treat her the way he would treat his wife.
* SurprisePregnancy: Inverted. Everyone is surprised that she ''didn't'' get pregnant considering she "spread her legs for half of [Tywin's] army". Jaime concludes that she must be barren [[ShipperOnDeck and encourages Peck to get together with her]], since he's unlikely to sire a bastard on her.
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[[folder: Tysha]]

A crofter's daughter in the Westerlands, Tysha became the first wife of Tyrion Lannister.

See the ''Westerlands Smallfolk'' section of the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireOtherWesterosi Other Westerosi]] character page.
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4th Jul '16 5:57:13 AM Idarak
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Oldest child and only son of Stafford Lannister and his wife Myranda Lefford; cousin to Tywin, Kevan and Genna and cousin once removed to Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion. Much more competent than his father. He took command of the his father's remaining forces and later laid siege to Riverrun. [[spoiler:After Tywin Lannister's death, he is named Warden of the West.]]

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Oldest child and only son of Stafford Lannister and his wife Myranda Lefford; cousin to Tywin, Kevan and Genna and cousin once removed to Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion. Much more competent than his father. He took command of the his father's remaining forces and later laid siege to Riverrun. [[spoiler:After Tywin Lannister's death, he is named Warden of the West.]]
4th Jul '16 3:06:27 AM damus2300
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[[folder: Shae]]
!!Shae
-->''"My mother called me Shae. Men call me...often."''
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A beautiful prostitute that Bronn finds for Tyrion [[PreClimaxClimax before the Battle of the Green Fork]] on the Riverlands. He ends up taking her to King's Landing despite the express command of his father; unfortunately this means Tyrion has to conceal her existence from his enemies.

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!!Shae
-->''"My mother called me Shae. Men call me...often.
Pia]]
!!Pia
-->''"Pia was often seeing things in the buttery. Usually they were men.
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A beautiful prostitute that Bronn finds for Tyrion [[PreClimaxClimax
--->'''--Arya's narration'''

Pia was a servant at Harrenhal
before the Battle of the Green Fork]] on the Riverlands. He ends up taking her to King's Landing despite the express command of his father; unfortunately this means Tyrion has to conceal her existence from his enemies.joining Jaime Lannister's party in ''A Feast For Crows''.



* AbusiveParents: Was molested by her own father.
* AffectionateNickname: Shae enjoys calling Tyrion her "Giant of Lannister". [[spoiler:She later humiliates Tyrion at his trial by claiming he insisted on being called by this name. The next time she calls Tyrion this, he strangles her to death.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: [[spoiler:Tyrion to Cersei to Tywin.]]
* CampFollower: How Tyrion originally meets her; she's a prostitute with the Lannister army in the Riverlands.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Tyrion strangles Shae after finding her in his father's bed.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Daario Naharis. They are both the lovers of two of the most influencing people in the books (Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen), both against their lovers' better judgement. Both Tyrion and Daenerys admit that they are better off without them, but still keep them close out of lust.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:There are hints showing that Shae and Tywin knew each other from before]].
* GirlNextDoor: Isn't one in her mannerisms, but Tyrion finds it appealing that she looks like one.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:When Bronn sells out to Cersei for a kick up the social ladder, Tyrion accepts it with cynical resignation. When Shae gives testimony at his trial, Tyrion is driven to fury.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: She has no real reason to [[spoiler:be loyal to Tyrion. While lying at the trial was a dick move he had at that point taken back most of her payment and appeared doomed regardless, requiring her to seek a new sponsor. And when the Queen Regent tells you to do something, it's usually a smart thing to do it.]]
** For all she knew [[spoiler:Tyrion and Sansa ''did'' conspire to assassinate Joffrey, leaving her in the air with nothing to grasp; due to this, she returned to her trade, a trade that brought her to King's Landing to court the most powerful men available.]]
* LadyMacbeth: Can't understand why Tyrion doesn't just kill the sister he hates. [[spoiler:This is ironic given the script Cersei gives her for Tyrion's trial, in which he's plotting to kill ''all'' his relatives and make himself King.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: Molested by her father.
* SecondLove: Shae is Tyrion's ReplacementGoldfish for Tysha, or what he believes anyway, [[spoiler:it turns out that he was wrong about Tysha and that she was not a prostitute while Shae definitely is]].
* SecretRelationship: Tywin forbids that Tyrion take Shae to court, when Tyrion has to serve as Hand of the King. Tyrion takes her anyway.
** [[spoiler:It's implied that she had a relationship with Tywin too. Whether it was personal or professional is up for grabs]].
* SculleryMaid: Is not impressed when Tyrion suggests this as her cover, as she'd run away to become a whore to avoid it.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Things might have turned out better if Tyrion had just obeyed his father this once...
* SpotTheThread: Isn't fooled by Varys' disguise; she indicates prostitutes need to be able to recognize a man regardless of how he's disguised if they're to survive.
* SurpriseWitness: The final witness at Tyrion's trial, [[spoiler:she claims that Sansa and Tyrion conspired to kill Joffrey and seize power after killing the rest of Cersei's children too.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:At Tyrion's trial she pretends he had her fiancé killed then took her as a SexSlave in order to gain the court's sympathy]].
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[[folder: Pia]]
!!Pia
-->''"Pia was often seeing things in the buttery. Usually they were men."''
--->'''--Arya's narration'''

Pia was a servant at Harrenhal before joining Jaime Lannister's party in ''A Feast For Crows''.
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* LesCollaborateurs: Twice (against the Andals then the Targaryens) the Lannisters first fought then collaborated with great enemies.

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* LesCollaborateurs: Twice (against Twice, against the Andals then the Targaryens) the Lannisters first fought then collaborated with great enemies.Targaryens. When they couldn't beat them they joined them.
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