Game Of Thrones: The Lannisters, Ranked From Worst To Worst | Pretty Reel

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The moral gray area in which the Targaryen characters roam in the first season of House of the Dragon is something Game of Thrones expertly showed with several houses at its peak, most notably House Lannister. If House Stark was the good guys, House Lannister was the bad guys and had at least two of the show’s most evil characters.

However, not everyone in House Lannister is evil. Despite the pompous idiots and power-hungry villains, there are several innocent children and a few complex heroes who have managed to save their family’s legacy from being tarnished by showing that their home is also capable of showing off the best parts of humanity.

The least – Myrcella Baratheon

Perhaps the most tragic figure in the Lannister family is Cersei and Jaime’s daughter, Myrcella. She turns out to be nothing but a benevolent soul and a genuinely decent and innocent person, far removed from her mother.

To be killed so unfairly and so brutally is unfair to Myrcella, who was happy living her life in Dorne, away from the dramas of the Seven Kingdoms. She wasn’t exactly the most fleshed out character on the show, but whenever fans encountered her, she was gentle and showed no cruelty, self-interest or hatred towards anyone, setting her apart from the rest. most other family members.

Tommen Baratheon

Undoubtedly the nicest and least evil of the Lannister monarchs (or even just Lannisters in positions of power in general) is Tommen – a young man pushed into power and manipulated by everyone around him.

Tommen’s suicide is one of the most shocking and saddening deaths in the entire series. Although he sided with the rather obnoxious Faith Militant, Tommen was young and everyone used him for their own gain, so he can’t really be blamed. Tommen never had that Lannister ruthlessness, that ambition to climb on anyone to grab more power, even if necessary; he was just a boy.

Tyrion Lannister

For the first four seasons of Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister is arguably the show’s most fascinating individual. A big part of that is that he’s not evil, despite public opinion in Westeros.

Tyrion is definitely capable of evil, for example, when he choked Shae to death and fought for the wrong side on multiple occasions. However, he had a moral compass absent from other members of his family. Look at the kindness he shows Sansa after they get married or the compassion he shows Jon Snow, or even something as simple as the way he treats his young niece and nephew. Tyrion shows bravery when fighting for others, and while he makes plenty of mistakes, he’s also proven to be less evil than all the other adults in Lannister.

Jaime Lannister

Until the moment he departed to return to Cersei’s arms, Jaime Lannister might well have been Game of Thrones’ most complex and intricate character, constantly distinguishing between good and evil. Deep down, he’s far from being evil.

Jaime may have done heinous things and been a pompous jerk for most of his life, but he was also burdened with expectations and reputations, which didn’t fairly respect the man he could be. Whether it’s his selflessness in battling the North against the Night King, his protection of Brienne, or his treatment of Tyrion, Jaime just about makes up for the brutal murder of his cousin or the attack on Ned Stark.

Jason/Tyland Lannister

House of the Dragon has some Lannister influence through the twins, with Jason being a particularly unlikable addition to the series and an ally of the Greens. However, they have yet to show Game of Thrones-Lannister level evil.

The Lannister’s shameless pride and arrogance is there for everyone to see from the first moment, and there’s no debating that he’s a villain. Outside of conspiring against Rhaenyra and trying to bolster her family’s reputation, neither twin has done enough to consider them more evil than the worst Lannisters of Thrones. Although Tyland has already claimed Aegon II, so for black fans he’s automatically bad.

Kevan Lannister

One of, if not the least memorable, Lannister of Game of Thrones is Kevan, who didn’t reside in power for long but took advantage of his short stint in the Little Council, proving to be a capable but not overwhelmingly powerful Hand of the King. . .

Aside from being a Lannister, putting a modicum of trust and power in the Faith Militant, and generally fighting for Lannister causes, Kevan doesn’t do much harm on the show. He’s not the friendliest guy, but he doesn’t do anything wild like murder/torture people, nor does he come across as totally insufferable like the other members of his family.

Lancel Lannister

It’s awe-inspiring that despite being in the company of crafty hands, dumb kings, and one of the most hated characters in television history, Lancel Lannister is able to be so insufferable.

Calling him evil is hard, especially early in the series, he’s just a tool used by people like Cersei. He does, however, play a role in the death of Robert Baratheon, as well as being a prominent member of the Faith Militant when they caused religion-fueled chaos in the capital. His self-righteousness was intolerable, and while he wasn’t as deliberately evil as the other Lannisters, he was far from good, especially in the end.

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister, patriarch of House Lannister and deplorable mastermind of a man, is arguably the best hand king/queen seen on screen so far and one of Game of Thrones’ most captivating characters.

Tywin doesn’t care about anything outside of his family’s legacy and reputation and will even be downright awful with his family to achieve these goals. His treatment of Tyrion is heinous, his opinion of Jaime is unfair, and the way he operates is so utterly selfish – albeit brilliant. He will do anything, however disgusting or evil, to create a lasting dynasty for House Lannister. All that keeps him from being the baddest is his intelligence and superior political ability; he knows the right actions to take and examines the possible consequences. He is rarely as cruel as Joffrey or Cersei.

Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister could so easily be considered not only the most evil Lannister, but also the most evil character period in Game of Thrones. Her cruelty and selfishness were unwavering, and with those traits and more, she crafted a legacy as one of television’s greatest villains.

Whether it’s in her viciousness when dealing with enemies – like everyone else in the Seven of Baelor – or the fact that she constantly does everything out of self-interest – like not helping the North during the Battle of Winterfell – Cersei is rarely anything other than evil in the show.

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon may not have had as much time as his mother to show just how evil he can be, but he still manages to be one of pop culture’s most hateful figures with three seasons and a bit. with which to work.

It’s not just that Joffrey is bad (as evidenced by his endless bitterness, his violence towards his “subjects” like Sansa, and his general viciousness), but it’s that he’s a total coward; a whiny one-boy mess that has viewers screaming in frustration at their screens. In the eyes of many, Joffrey is Game of Thrones’ most evil character, and the only other contenders are his mother and Ramsay Bolton.

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