Total Nerd

The Best Members of House Lannister  

Ranker of Thrones
386 votes 67 voters 19 items

List Rules Vote up the best examples of House Lannister

Who is the best, or most interesting, Lannister of the primary members of House Lannister and their loyal household and sworn men? There may be differences between the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and the HBO show Game of Thrones, but what defines House Lannister is the same. With a coat of arms depicting a golden lion and the motto “Hear me roar,” the Lannisters are a formidable enemy and unforgettable characters.

Which of these residents of Westeros is the most Lannister of House Lannister? Queen Cersei's lust for power puts her near the top of the list and her horrifically cruel son Joffery reflects his double Lannister heritage. They both clearly learned from the once head of House Lannister, Tywin, who was calculatingly ruthless.

A combination of writing and memorable performances fills House Lannister with some of the most interesting characters in Game of Thrones. Even though they all represent House Lannister, which member of the House does it best?

Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Members of House Lannister
Photo:  HBO

"I am the god of tits and wine"
-Season 3, Episode 8

Actor: Peter Dinklage

Do they best represent House Lannister?
see more on Tyrion Lannister
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Members of House Lannister
Photo:  Game of Thrones/HBO

"Fighting bravely for a losing cause is admirable. Fighting for a winning cause is far more rewarding."
-Season 4, episode 8

Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Do they best represent House Lannister?
see more on Jamie Lannister
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Members of House Lannister
Photo:  Game of Thrones/HBO

"It won't be murder, it will be justice."
-Season 4, episode 6

Actor: Charles Dance

Do they best represent House Lannister?
see more on Tywin Lannister
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Members of House Lannister
Photo:  HBO

“The only way to keep your people loyal is to make certain they fear you more than they do the enemy.”
-Season 2, episode 9

Actor: Lena Headey

Do they best represent House Lannister?
see more on Cersei Lannister