HBO's 'Game of Thrones': Tyrion and Cersei take sibling rivalry to new levels with the former often getting the better
While 'Game of Thrones' may be one of the most series dramas out there, Tyrion knows just how to cut the tension in the air, and at Cersei's expense
Gore, sex, backstabbing, and a sprinkle of mystical creatures, these are some of the things 'Game of Thrones' (GOT) is more famously known for, but they've also thrown quite a few memorable one-liners in and these fun little tidbits are just buried within all the drama and are marvelous if you're able to catch them.
'Game of Thrones' has some of the best showrunners and screenwriters in the biz, and our favorite retorts come from the sibling rivalry shared between Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister. We've compiled a small list of the most memorable 'GOT' zingers exchanged between Cersei and Tyrion over the seven seasons.
Tyrion and Cersei are one of the best examples of the subtle humor existing in the 'Game of Thrones' universe. The exchanges between Tyrion and Cersei are simply remarkable if not rib-tickling. Their dislike for each other is never hidden, and it's always a pleasure to see this sibling rivalry taken to another level.
In season 2 episode 2, 'The Night Lands', When Tyrion was the Hand of the King, he was doing his duty by helping advise Cersei on ruling the kingdom, but Cersei, being as despicable as ever, gives him a piece of her mind, and Tyrion retorts by playing the incest card against Cersei.
Cersei: "I don't care what you think! You've never taken it seriously (referring to protecting her family); you haven't, Jaime hasn't! It's all fallen on me."
Tyrion: "As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon."
Tyrion doesn't stop there, and he's got a few more jabs up his sleeve and shows his disdain for Joffery, Cersei's son and one of the cruelest kings to rule Westeros. His dislike for Joffery and his confusion as to why Cersei supports her son's ruthless behavior is also pretty notable in their exchanges in season 3 episode 10, 'Mhysa'.
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: "Even Joffrey?"
Even though Cersei becomes queen, that still doesn't stop Tyrion from insulting the horrible tyrant and in season 3, episode 1, 'Valar Dohaeris', Tyrion absolutely spews some venom at Cersei.
Cersei: (referring to Tyrion's new quarters) "A bit of a comedown from chamber of the Hand. But then I don't suppose you need much room" (referring to Tyrion's dwarfish height).
Tyrion: "Grand Maester Pycelle made the same joke. You must be proud to be as funny as a man whose balls brush his knees."
Ah, there's nothing like a good brother and sister rivalry, and the screen time shared between Tyrion and Cersei is usually filled with witty comebacks from our favorite dwarf, and one of our favorite comebacks so far came from Season 2 Episode 5, 'The Ghost of Harrenhal', where we see a crying Cersei try to get Tyrion to sympathize with her, but Tyrion's quick wit doesn't stop him from hurling an insult at Cersei whenever the opportunity arises.
Cersei: "So clever, aren't you? Always so clever with your schemes and plots."
Tyrion: (Holding his breath before saying) "Schemes and plots are the same thing..."
With such tasteful off the cuff humor, caked in layers of drama and action, surely fans can't wait for "Game of Thrones" season 8 to arrive this April 15, only on HBO.