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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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1,172 138
BAM! is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Honor is listed (or ranked) 4 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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868 110
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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Margaery puts the smackdown on... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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1,496 266
Uncurable Disease is listed (or ranked) 7 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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737 119
The B Word is listed (or ranked) 8 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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1,016 199
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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1,101 229
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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1,133 240
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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1,080 233
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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618 106
Bragging is listed (or ranked) 14 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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636 118
Badge of Honor is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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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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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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Tyrion Writes Jorah’s Tinder P... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Sarcasm is listed (or ranked) 22 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"

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Mmm... Ham is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Preach is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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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590 173
Literacy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Literacy

Shireen (to Davos): You won't be a very good hand if you see the word 'knight' and say "ka-niggit."

S4E3, "Breaker of Chains"

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353 81
Saints & Sinners is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Saints & Sinners

Littlefinger to Lancel: “We both peddle fantasies, Brother Lancel, mine just happen to be entertaining.” 

S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” 

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346 80
No Balls Necessary is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
No Balls Necessary

Daario about Grey Worm: “He’s the toughest man with no balls I ever met.”  

S5E10, “Mother’s Mercy” 

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638 215
Who Cares? is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Who Cares?

Loras: My father once told me...
Cersei: Nobody cares what your father once told you. 

S3E8, "Second Sons"

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323 71
The Size of Sam's Dragon G... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
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”

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Tyrion on the Tyranny of Evil ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Tyrion on the Tyranny of Evil Men Tyrion to Hizdahr: “You’re an eloquent man. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong. In my experience, eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.” 
 
S5E9, “The Dance of Dragons”

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
JudeERoi added A lot of people name their sword.  The Hound - A lot of cunts name their sword.

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Snap is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Snap

Arya Stark to Meryn Trant: “You know who I am. I’m Arya Stark. Do you know who you are? You’re no one. You’re nothing.”  

S5E10, “Mother’s Mercy” 

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Renly Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones

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466 159
Compelling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Compelling

Brynden Tully: The laws of my fist are about to compel your teeth!

S3E6, "The Climb"

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Body Image is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Body Image

Ned: Your Grace.
King Robert: You got fat.

S1E1, "Winter Is Coming"

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346 106
I Said Biiiiiitch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
I Said Biiiiiitch

Sansa to Myranda: “I’m Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home and you can’t frighten me.” 

S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

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Regret is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Regret

Roose Bolton: Don't make me rue the day I raped your mother.

A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32 (Reek III)

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Absolutely Nothing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Absolutely Nothing Ygritte: You know nothing Jon Snow.

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Sisterhood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Sisterhood

Cersei (to Margaery Tyrell): If you ever call me sister again, I'll have you strangled in your sleep.

S2E8, "Second Sons"

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Tyrion’s Take is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Tyrion’s Take

Tyrion Lannister to Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont about Daenerys Targaryen: “You love her, don’t you? How could you not? Of course it’s hopeless for the both of you, a sellsword from the fighting pits and a disgraced knight. Neither one of you is fit consort for a queen, but we always want the wrong woman.”   

S5E10, “Mother’s Mercy” 

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Shade From the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Shade From the Crypt Margaery: "Lies come easily to you, everyone knows that. But innocence, decency and concern, you’re not very good at those, I’m afraid." 
 
S5E7, “The Gift” 

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Back-Handed Compliment is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Back-Handed Compliment

Tyrion: “It’s easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor.” 

Hizdahr: “It’s an unpleasant question, but what great thing has ever been accomplished without killing or cruelty?” 

Tyrion: “My father would have liked you.”  

S5E9, “The Dance of Dragons”

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A Grandfather's Love is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
A Grandfather's Love

Walder Frey: My granddaughter, Waltha? Walra? Waldina.
Mary: I'm Mary.
Walder Frey: Fine.

S3E9, "The Rains of Castamere"

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228 64
Old Gs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Old Gs

Olenna: “You should have the decency to stand when you speak to a lady.” 
High Sparrow: “You should have the decency to kneel before the gods.”  
Olenna: “Don’t spar with me, little fellow.”  

Olenna: "Spare me the homilies, I can smell a fraud from a mile away." 
High Sparrow: “Useful talent.”   

High Sparrow: "A lifetime of wealth and power has left you blind in one eye." 

S5E7, “The Gift” 

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Whore's Honor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Whore's Honor

Ser Rodrik: You have less honor than a back alley whore.

S2E6, "The Old Gods and the New"

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Chores is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Chores

Ser Jorah: Viserys could not sweep a stable with ten thousand brooms.

A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36 (Daenerys IV)

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338 131
Pretty Colors is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Pretty Colors

Sansa: Loras likes green and gold brocade.
Shae: I bet he does.

S3E6, "The Climb"

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397 167
Boredom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Boredom

Jamie (to Brienne): Has anyone ever told you you're as boring as you are ugly?

S2E8, "The Prince of Winterfell"

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Elder Slam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones
Elder Slam

Shireen Baratheon to Gilly on reading: “I taught Ser Davos and old people are terrible at learning new things.”   

S5E2, “The House of Black and White”