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23rd May '16 10:00:53 PM AnneOfCleves
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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. They are of First Men origin, though they don't follow neither the Old Gods nor the customs of the heritage anymore since the Andal Invasion. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and blonde hair, and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.

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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. They are of First Men origin, though they don't follow neither the Old Gods nor the customs of the heritage anymore since the Andal Invasion. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and blonde hair, and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.
20th May '16 9:35:35 AM Morgenthaler
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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. They are of First Men origin, though they don't follow neither the Old Gods nor the customs of the heritage anymore since the Andal Invasion. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blonde hair]], and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.

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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. They are of First Men origin, though they don't follow neither the Old Gods nor the customs of the heritage anymore since the Andal Invasion. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blonde hair]], hair, and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.



* BlondesAreEvil: Subverted: most members of House Lannister are not evil, but many people view them all by the actions of Tywin, Cersei, and Jaime and unjustly Tyrion.
18th May '16 8:19:00 PM damus2300
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* TheFarmerAndTheViper: The Mad King ordering Jaime to kill Tywin was the last straw which lead to his infamous kingslaying. Tywin, in turn, had Prince Rhaegar's family murdered. This act still haunts Jaime's dreams.
11th May '16 2:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** He also resembles [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi King Philip IV "le Bel"]], the French King famous for his ruthless purge of 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.

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** He also resembles [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi King Philip IV "le Bel"]], the French King famous for his ruthless purge of TheKnightsTemplar.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.
7th May '16 9:23:37 AM Beiahnu
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* TheReliableOne: Up until Jaime's arrival, Daven was practically the highest authority on the Riverlands, though he acted mainly as the middleman between the Crown, the Freys and the Riverlords alongside Lady Genna. He's practically the whole reason they're all not killing each other, though the Freys are at an odds end when Jaime reveals that the POWs will be transported to King's Landing, leaving them with their asses on the air.

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* TheReliableOne: Up until Jaime's arrival, Daven was practically the highest authority on the Riverlands, though he acted mainly as the middleman between the Crown, the Freys and the Riverlords alongside Lady Genna. He's practically the whole reason they're all not killing each other, though the Freys are at an odds end when Jaime reveals that the POWs [=POW=]s will be transported to King's Landing, leaving them with their asses on the air.
7th May '16 9:23:00 AM Beiahnu
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* TheReliableOne: Up until Jaime's arrival, Daven was practically the highest authority on the Riverlands, though he acted mainly as the middleman between the Crown, the Freys and the Riverlords alongside Lady Genna. He's practically the whole reason they're all not killing each other, though the Freys are at an odds end when Jaime reveals that the POWs will be transported to King's Landing, leaving them with their asses on the air.
7th May '16 1:20:04 AM Milarqui
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** Even this gets [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. A good part of his work was to dismantle Aegon V's pro-smallfolk reforms, which did, indeed, make him popular among the nobility, but few smallfolk ever liked him.
1st May '16 9:26:03 PM Vox
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** He tells Tyrion that when soldiers act out of line, the fault always lies with their commander. Yet when his own troops do the same, Tywin insists that [[NeverMyFault he can't possibly be held responsible]]. For example, he claims that he had nothing to do with the rape and murder of Elia Martell because [[InsaneTrollLogic he didn't tell Gregor Clegane NOT to do it.]]

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** He tells Tyrion that when soldiers act out of line, the fault always lies with their commander. Yet when his own troops do the same, Tywin insists that [[NeverMyFault he can't possibly be held responsible]]. For example, he claims that he had nothing to do with the rape and murder of Elia Martell because [[InsaneTrollLogic he didn't tell specifically order Gregor Clegane NOT to do it.]]
27th Apr '16 5:32:08 PM Beiahnu
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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blonde hair]], and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.

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The [[OldMoney richest]] house in Westeros. They control the Westerlands, with its hills and rich gold mines, and claim to descend from [[TricksterArchetype Lann the Clever]], who is said to have stolen sunlight for his hair and winkled Casterly Rock from House Casterly using only his wits. They are of First Men origin, though they don't follow neither the Old Gods nor the customs of the heritage anymore since the Andal Invasion. The Lannisters are powerful and controlling, and completely merciless to those they view as weak. They are effectively the royal house and become the nemesis of the Starks early on. They have notable similarities to the historical Borgia dynasty, as well as drawing some inspiration from various members of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. They have a second, unofficial motto -- "A Lannister always pays his debts" -- which is an invitation to {{Good Samaritan}}s and a warning to [[BadSamaritan Bad ones]]. Their members are beautiful, with [[GreenEyes Green Eyes]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blonde hair]], and their sigil is a [[KingOfBeasts golden lion]] on a red field.
27th Apr '16 7:00:10 AM outlander2012
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* BigBrotherInstinct: To Genna certainly, and Kevan as well, most likely. Genna notes that she loved him for being the only one to protest at their father [[spoiler: marrying her off to Walder's Frey's second son]].
-->'''Genna Frey''': [[spoiler: I was seven when Walder Frey persuaded my lord father to give my hand to Emm. His second son, not even his heir. Father was himself a thirdborn son, and younger children crave the approval of their elders. Frey sensed that weakness in him, and Father agreed for no better reason than to please him. My betrothal was announced at a feast with half the west in attendance. Ellyn Tarbeck laughed and the Red Lion went angry from the hall. The rest sat on their tongues. Only Tywin dared speak against the match. A boy of ten. Father turned as white as mare's milk, and Walder Frey was quivering. How could I not love him after that? That is not to say I approved of all he did, or much enjoyed the company of the man he became ... but every little girl needs a big brother to protect her. Tywin was big even when he was little.]]
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