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* [[BigBrotherInstinct BigSisterInstinct]]: She's prepared to play along with the Faith Militant if it means she can save Loras.

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* [[BigBrotherInstinct BigSisterInstinct]]: BigSisterInstinct: She's prepared to play along with the Faith Militant if it means she can save Loras.


* AmbiguouslyEvil: Judging by her dialogue with Renly and Littlefinger, as well as her later willingness to marry [[PsychopathicManChild Joffrey]], her main motivation is [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]]: she wants to be Queen. The only reason she doesn't come off as villainous in the show is because the manner she pursues her goal doesn't directly hurt anyone and the targets of her manipulation tend to be [[AssholeVictim much worse people]]. On the other hand, supporting Joffrey over Stannis allows Joffrey's cruelty to continue and for the Lannisters to continue committing atrocities that the austere and principled Stannis wouldn't have allowed.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Judging by her dialogue with Renly and Littlefinger, as well as her later willingness to marry [[PsychopathicManChild Joffrey]], her main motivation is [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]]: she wants to be Queen. The only reason she doesn't come off as villainous in the show is because the manner in which she pursues her goal doesn't directly hurt anyone and the targets of her manipulation tend to be [[AssholeVictim much worse people]]. On the other hand, supporting Joffrey over Stannis allows Joffrey's cruelty to continue and for the Lannisters to continue committing atrocities that the austere and principled Stannis wouldn't have allowed.



* TheVamp: To Cersei, she's indeed a manipulative seducer who uses the persona of a beautiful, graceful, loving, kind lady. Ironic, Cersei is a person of average intelligence, if not stupidity, and a poor judge of people but she's able to see through Margaery's calculating nature.



* BullyingADragon: Her constant PassiveAggressiveKombat with Cersei catches up to her when Cersei gets her arrested by the Faith Militant for denying Loras's homosexuality. It puts her in a position where she has no way out and it ultimately killed by Cersei's wildfire.

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* BullyingADragon: Her constant PassiveAggressiveKombat with Cersei catches up to her when Cersei gets her arrested by the Faith Militant for denying Loras's homosexuality. It puts her in a position where she has no way out and it is ultimately killed by Cersei's wildfire.



* EthicalSlut: Unlike in the books, it's clear that Series!Margaery has gotten some and then some in her lifetime and has a pretty no-nonsense approach to having sex with two of her husbands (one gay and one a fourteen-years old boy). But she doesn't judge Renly for his homosexuality and is apparently ready to stand side-by-side with him as his political partner. And while it's rather clear that she manipulates Tommen, it's also clear that she doesn't mean him any harm and being manipulated by Margaery is probably the best thing that has ever happened to him.

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* EthicalSlut: Unlike in the books, it's clear that Series!Margaery has gotten some and then some in her lifetime and has a pretty no-nonsense approach to having sex with two of her husbands (one gay and one a fourteen-years old fourteen-years-old boy). But she doesn't judge Renly for his homosexuality and is apparently ready to stand side-by-side with him as his political partner. And while it's rather clear that she manipulates Tommen, it's also clear that she doesn't mean him any harm and being manipulated by Margaery is probably the best thing that has ever happened to him.


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* TheVamp: To Cersei, she's indeed a manipulative seductress who uses the persona of a beautiful, graceful, loving, kind lady. Ironically, Cersei is a person of average intelligence at best and a poor judge of people, but she's able to see through Margaery's calculating nature.


* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: It's probably not a coincidence that Olenna's fashion sense, behavior, and mastery of {{Realpolitik}} harkens a lot to portrayals of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine]], MagnificentBitch matriarch of UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet (all during her husband King Henry II's rule, and even as regent to her kingly sons, Richard I and John). Olenna's outfit even echoes [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Church_of_Fontevraud_Abbey_Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_effigy.jpg/1200px-Church_of_Fontevraud_Abbey_Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_effigy.jpg Eleanor's tomb effigy]] quite a bit.

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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: It's probably not a coincidence that Olenna's fashion sense, behavior, and mastery of {{Realpolitik}} harkens a lot to portrayals of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine]], MagnificentBitch matriarch of UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet (all during her husband King Henry II's rule, and even as regent to her kingly sons, Richard I and John). Olenna's outfit even echoes [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Church_of_Fontevraud_Abbey_Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_effigy.jpg/1200px-Church_of_Fontevraud_Abbey_Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_effigy.jpg Eleanor's tomb effigy]] quite a bit.


*** After the marriage is cancelled, and Sansa is forced to marry Tyrion, Margaery comforts her and helps her despite at this point gaining nothing from it, sjhowing that their fruendship by now has become genuine.

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*** After the marriage is cancelled, and Sansa is forced to marry Tyrion, Margaery comforts her and helps her despite at this point gaining nothing from it, sjhowing showing that their fruendship friendship by now has become genuine.

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* TheVamp: To Cersei, she's indeed a manipulative seducer who uses the persona of a beautiful, graceful, loving, kind lady. Ironic, Cersei is a person of average intelligence, if not stupidity, and a poor judge of people but she's able to see through Margaery's calculating nature.


* PaperTiger: [[spoiler: They are surprisingly revealed to be one. Despite their renowned and eventually unmatched wealth, which in turns allows them to support a large army, Olenna concedes that they are militaryly worthless after their former vassal House Tarly and a combined Lannister host manage to take Highgarden with ease.]]

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* PaperTiger: [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They are surprisingly revealed to be one. Despite their renowned and eventually unmatched wealth, which in turns allows them to support a large army, Olenna concedes that they are militaryly militarily worthless after their former vassal House Tarly and a combined Lannister host manage to take Highgarden with ease.]]



* TangledFamilyTree: With two Tyrells marrying Lannisters Olenna points out how they will become this, with Loras technically becoming his own sister's stepfather-in-law.

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* TangledFamilyTree: With two Tyrells marrying Lannisters Olenna points out how they will become this, with Loras Loras, who is arranged to marry Cersei, technically becoming his own sister's stepfather-in-law.



* AdaptationalWimp: TV!Mace is much more fawning and eager-to-please than his oafish, yet ambitious and demanding Book!Mace

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* AdaptationalWimp: TV!Mace is much more fawning and eager-to-please than his oafish, yet ambitious and demanding Book!MaceBook!Mace.



* FatalFlaw: Olenna never listened to anyone and only did things her way while rarely sharing her thoughts, even hiding her role in Joffrey's poisoning from Margaery, this ends up costing her [[spoiler: house's extinction and death. As she didn't even bother sharing info on Casterly Rock being dried, came back to Highgarden herself to mobilize her troops.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Olenna never listened to anyone and only did things her way while rarely sharing her thoughts, even hiding her role in Joffrey's poisoning from Margaery, this ends up costing her [[spoiler: house's [[spoiler:house's extinction and death. As she didn't even bother sharing info on Casterly Rock being dried, came back to Highgarden herself to mobilize her troops.]]



* NeverBareheaded: She’s always seen wearing some sort of head covering.



** [[spoiler: One could argue that she had a hand in Tyrion's poor choice to have the Unsullied invade Casterly Rock as an opening gambit to Danerys' war with Cersei. See Teeth-Clenched Teamwork below.]]

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** [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One could argue that she had a hand in Tyrion's poor choice to have the Unsullied invade Casterly Rock as an opening gambit to Danerys' war with Cersei. See Teeth-Clenched Teamwork below.]]

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*SexGod: Olenna is stated to be (possibly violent) one during her youth to the point of making her husband unable to walk for days.


* {{Irony}}: One spanning centuries. House Tyrell (as noted in the notes at FeudingFamilies above) came to power after the former King of Highgarden burned to death against Aegon's dragons at the Field of Fire. Their main line family members (and thus their stable, clean succession) also burned to death by wildfire at the Green Trial, the next-best thing to dragon-breath at this point).

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* {{Irony}}: One spanning centuries. House Tyrell (as noted in the notes at FeudingFamilies above) came to power after the former King of Highgarden burned to death against Aegon's dragons at the Field of Fire. Their main line family members (and thus their stable, clean succession) also burned to death by wildfire at the Green Trial, the next-best thing to dragon-breath at this point).point.


** Pompous, overconfident, attractive knight, Lord Commander of a family member's Kingsguard, brother of the queen, hiding ([[OpenSecret barely]]) a socially unacceptable romantic relationship? He's Jaime 20 years younger. Loras is a KnightInShiningArmour who is widely admired by the smallfolk, while Jaime is a BloodKnight whom everyone (accurately) reviles as an [[TheOathbreaker oathbreaker]] and ([[NotWhatItLooksLike inaccurately]]) a [[OpportunisticBastard self-serving opportunist]]. Loras is recognized as one of the saviours of King's Landing after he helped to end Stannis' siege, but Jaime's greatest heroic deed (i.e. saving the city's population from being consumed by the Mad King's wildfire) is known by no one else besides Brienne. By Season 4, the youthful Loras is a rising star in the world of knights, whereas the middle-aged Jaime is regarded as a has-been now that he has lost his sword hand. Also see Loras's GoodCounterpart entry for more comparisons between the two characters.

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** Pompous, overconfident, attractive knight, Lord Commander of a family member's Kingsguard, brother of the queen, hiding ([[OpenSecret barely]]) a socially unacceptable romantic relationship? He's Jaime 20 years younger. Loras is a KnightInShiningArmour who is widely admired by the smallfolk, while Jaime is a BloodKnight whom everyone (accurately) reviles as an [[TheOathbreaker oathbreaker]] and ([[NotWhatItLooksLike inaccurately]]) a [[OpportunisticBastard self-serving opportunist]]. Loras is recognized as one of the saviours of King's Landing after he helped to end Stannis' siege, but Jaime's greatest heroic deed (i.e. saving the city's population from being consumed by the Mad King's wildfire) is known by no one else besides Brienne. By Season 4, the youthful Loras is a rising star in the world of knights, whereas the middle-aged Jaime is regarded as a has-been now that he has lost his sword hand. Both characters suffer lengthy imprisonment, but whereas the idealistic Loras is broken by the experience, Jamie manages to survive it unbroken. Also see Loras's GoodCounterpart entry for more comparisons between the two characters.

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** She is what Cersei tried to be, but completely failed at The matriarch who rules a family by guiding and manipulating her children. Unlike Cersei, Olenna is intelligent enough to pull it off. Also, she has the advantage that her (grant)childfen are sane, and, at least in the case or Margaery, smart enough to listen to her.


* XanatosGambit: Her poisoning of Joffrey is one. As noted by George R.R. Martin in [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/13/george-r-r-martin-why-joffrey-killed/ this interview]], the manner in which it occurred could have made some believe that he simply choked on food and wine, something which Tywin {{Lampshades}} to Oberyn, noting that some argue that it was [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident simply an accident]] resulting from his own stupidity. However, in case people did conclude that it was poisoning, she had a ready-made FallGuy in Tyrion, whom Cersei immediately accuses without proof or evidence, and Sansa, who was an UnwittingPawn that Littlefinger had spirited away to safety, thereby making Tyrion look even more guilty. Had people believed that Joffrey choked, Margaery could have married Tommen, anyways. But with Tyrion being accused, the Lannister family are turned against each other, further precipitating their decline, and allowing the Tyrells to gain the upper hand of not only their alliance, but also the Iron Throne, all the while retaining their pristine image while the Lannisters sour theirs.
** Ultimately subverted when it leads to a chain of events that leads to Tywin's death, Margaery's death then after declaring war on the Lannisters, her own death.


** Ultimately subverted when it leads to a chain of events that leads to Tywin's death, Margaery's death then after declaring war on the Lannisters, her own death.



* BullyingADragon: Her constant PassiveAggressiveKombat with Cersei catches up to her when Cersei gets her arrested by the Faith Militant for denying Loras's homosexuality. Played With in the sense that Cersei [[NotSoDifferent starts bullying the tyrell dragon by having Margery arrested]] and therefore pissing off the house that's feeding her all the supplies needed.

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* BullyingADragon: Her constant PassiveAggressiveKombat with Cersei catches up to her when Cersei gets her arrested by the Faith Militant for denying Loras's homosexuality. Played With It puts her in the sense that Cersei [[NotSoDifferent starts bullying the tyrell dragon by having Margery arrested]] a position where she has no way out and therefore pissing off the house that's feeding her all the supplies needed.it ultimately killed by Cersei's wildfire.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: His flashy style is seen as rather gaudy to most and is part of the reason almost everyone knows he's gay, something problematic in a homophobic culture like Westeros. However he's a gifted fighter and one of the few knights who lives by his vows, so he's highly respected. Even Tywin describes him as "a skilled warrior who takes his vows seriously."


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* BunnyEarsLawyer: His flashy style is seen as rather gaudy to most and is part of the reason almost everyone knows he's gay, something problematic in a homophobic culture like Westeros. However he's a gifted fighter and one of the few knights who lives by his vows, so he's highly respected. Even Tywin describes him as "a skilled warrior who takes his vows seriously."

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* WhamLine: In "The Queen's Justice". [[spoiler:Her doing so makes you feel that despite Highgarden falling and her family being dead, Olenna still won.]]
---> '''Olenna:''' [[spoiler:I'd hate to die like your son. Clawing at my neck, foam and bile spilling from my mouth, eyes blood red, skin purple...must have been horrible for you. As a Kingsguard, as a father. It was horrible enough for me; a shocking scene...[[WhamLine not at all what I intended.]]]]

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* TheJester: Her acidic quips and one liners tend to point out the hypocrisy and fallacious thinking to whoever she's speaking to. She gets away with saying things that others would be beheaded for.


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* BunnyEarsLawyer: His flashy style is seen as rather gaudy to most and is part of the reason almost everyone knows he's gay, something problematic in a homophobic culture like Westeros. However he's a gifted fighter and one of the few knights who lives by his vows, so he's highly respected. Even Tywin describes him as "a skilled warrior who takes his vows seriously."

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