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List Rules Vote up the best insults from Game of Thrones (series and books) or add an epic burn that isn't below.

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.

Vote up the absolute best insults from Game of Thrones - either the HBO series or the George R. R. Martin books. If your favorite put down isn't here, add it below.
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Cleverness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Cleverness

Cersei: You know that you're not half as clever as you think.
Tyrion: That still makes me twice as clever as you.

S2E1, "Valar Dohaeris"

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Incest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Incest

Cersei: It's all fallen on me...
Tyrion: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.

S2E2, "The Night Lands"

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Honor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Honor

Tyrion: I'm not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I'm denying its existence.

S2E2, "The Night Lands"

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1,368 162
BAM! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
BAM!

Cersei: “Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns." 
Olenna: “And the famous tart, Queen Cersei."   

Cersei: “As for your veiled threats…" 
Olenna: “What veil?"   

S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

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1,018 128
Tit for Tyrion’s Tat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Tit for Tyrion’s Tat

Varys: “Cersei has offered a lordship to the man who brings her your head." 
Tyrion: “She ought to offer her c—t. Best part of her for the best part of me."  

S5E2, “The House of Black and White” 

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Uncurable Disease is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Uncurable Disease

Bronn: There's no cure for being a c*nt.

S2E4, "Garden of Bones"

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Margaery puts the smackdown on... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
EmmettArmstrong added 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”

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1,165 217
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Comedy

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"

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The B Word is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
The B Word

Ramsay: “I’ve been naturalized by a royal degree."
Sansa: “By Tommen Baratheon? Another bastard.”    

S5E7, “The Gift” 

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1,260 254
Conqueror Burn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Conqueror Burn

Jaime: Three victories don't make you a conqueror.
Robb: It's better than three defeats.

S2E1, "The North Remembers"

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Royalty Loyalty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Royalty Loyalty

Tywin: Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king.

S3E10, "Mhysa"

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A Burn They Could Smell in Hig... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
A Burn They Could Smell in Highgarden
Margaery 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”  

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1,204 253
Really? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Really?

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.
Tyrion Lannister: Even Joffrey?

S3E10, "Mhysa"

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Badge of Honor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
DarklordofMC added Badge of Honor

Robert: *slaps Cersei*
Cersei: "I shall wear this as a badge of honor"
Robert: "Wear it in silence or I'll honor you again"

S1E6, "A Golden Crown"

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725 126
Bragging is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Bragging

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”

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Useless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Useless

Cersei (about Pycelle): The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.

A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3

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Handsomeness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Handsomeness

Tyrion: We have our differences, Jaime and I. He is braver; I am better looking.

S1E8, "The Pointy End"

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T.M.I. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
T.M.I.

Brynden Tully: I've seen wet sh*ts I liked better than Walder Frey.

S3E7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

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1,160 313
Hound Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Hound Out

Sandor Clegane: F**k the Kingsguard. F**k the city. F**k the king. 

S2E9, "Blackwater"

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623 133
Ancestry Dot Naw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
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.” 

S5E8, “Hardhome” 

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819 219
Mmm... Ham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Mmm... Ham

Renly: Born amidst salt and smoke... Is he a ham?

S2E4, "Garden of Bones"

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Tyrion Writes Jorah’s Tinder P... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Tyrion Writes Jorah’s Tinder Profile

Tyrion to Jorah Mormont: “Long, sullen silences and an occasional punch in the face: the Mormont Way.”   

S5E5, “Kill the Boy”

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Preach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Preach
Olenna 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”

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Beauty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Beauty

Tyrion (to Cersei): You love your children. It's your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones.

S2E2, "The Night Lands"

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Sarcasm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Sarcasm

Cersei (to Robert): I'm sorry your marriage to Ned Stark didn't work out. You seemed so good together.

S1E5, "The Wolf and the Lion"