All across the Seven Kingdoms, people are getting burned. And not just by dragons. Insults fly across the realm, whether your mother was a whore or you have no honor. No one is safe from a verbal lashing or quick put down. What are the best insults ever thrown down on Game of Thrones or in A Song of Ice and Fire?
Some characters are known for their sharp wit and frequent barbs. Tyrion Lannister is the most prolific insulter in Westeros. He can take it just as well as he can dish it out and is never wanting for a great comeback. Insults must run in the Lannister blood, as Cersei can also be relied upon for an epic burn. However, she usually lacks the wordplay and artistry of Tyrion, choosing instead to hurt her target as deeply as possible.
Many GoT insults focus on the target's birth. Was your mother a whore? Get ready to hear about it for the rest of your life. But nothing is off limits and there's no shortage of classic jabs at another person's looks, pointed statements about one's talents (or lack thereof) on the battlefield, and sarcastic mentions of a man's lack of honor.
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Cersei: You know that you're not half as clever as you think.S2E1, "Valar Dohaeris"
Tyrion: That still makes me twice as clever as you.
Tyrion: I'm not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I'm denying its existence.S2E2, "The Night Lands"
Cersei: It's all fallen on me...S2E2, "The Night Lands"
Tyrion: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.
Cersei: “Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns."
Olenna: “And the famous tart, Queen Cersei."
Cersei: “As for your veiled threats…"S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Olenna: “What veil?"
Tit for Tyrion’s Tat
Varys: “Cersei has offered a lordship to the man who brings her your head."S5E2, “The House of Black and White”
Tyrion: “She ought to offer her c—t. Best part of her for the best part of me."
Margaery puts the smackdown on Cersei.
“Can we bring you anything to eat or drink? I wish we had some wine for you, it’s a bit early in the day for us.”
Episode: “The High Sparrow”
Bronn: There's no cure for being a c*nt.S2E4, "Garden of Bones"
Cersei: If it weren't for my children, I would have thrown myself from the highest tower in the Red Keep. They're the reason I'm alive.S3E10, "Mhysa"
Tyrion Lannister: Even Joffrey?
Jaime: Three victories don't make you a conqueror.S2E1, "The North Remembers"
Robb: It's better than three defeats.
Tyrion (to Cersei): Grand Maester Pycelle made the same joke. You must be proud to be as funny as a man whose balls brush his knees.S3E1, "Valar Dohaeris"
Tywin: Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king.S3E10, "Mhysa"
A Burn They Could Smell in HighgardenMargaery to Cersei: “What’s the proper way to address you now: Queen Mother or Dowager Queen? In any event, judging from the king’s enthusiasm, the Queen Mother will be a Queen Grandmother soon.”
S5E3, “High Sparrow”
The B Word
Ramsay: “I’ve been naturalized by a royal degree."S5E7, “The Gift”
Sansa: “By Tommen Baratheon? Another bastard.”
Badge of Honor
Robert: *slaps Cersei*S1E6, "A Golden Crown"
Cersei: "I shall wear this as a badge of honor"
Robert: "Wear it in silence or I'll honor you again"
Tyrion to Daenerys: “You want revenge against the Lannisters? I killed my mother, Joanna Lannister, on the day I was born. I killed my father, Tywin Lannister, with a bolt to the heart. I am the greatest Lannister killer of our time.”S5E8, “Hardhome”
Tyrion: We have our differences, Jaime and I. He is braver; I am better looking.S1E8, "The Pointy End"
Brynden Tully: I've seen wet sh*ts I liked better than Walder Frey.S3E7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"
Cersei (about Pycelle): The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3
Sandor Clegane: F**k the Kingsguard. F**k the city. F**k the king.S2E9, "Blackwater"
Tyrion (to Cersei): You love your children. It's your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones.S2E2, "The Night Lands"
Renly: Born amidst salt and smoke... Is he a ham?S2E4, "Garden of Bones"
PreachOlenna to Margaery: “If they arrested all the pillow biters in King’s Landing, there’d be no room left in the dungeons for anyone else.”
S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Ancestry Dot Naw
Loboda the thenn chieftain: “My ancestors would spit on me if I broke bread with a Crow.” Karsi the wildling chieftain: “So would mine. But f*ck ‘em, they’re dead.”
The Size of Sam's Dragon Glass
"I killed a White Walker, I killed a Thenn, I’ll take my chances with you."S5E7, “The Gift”