Game of Thrones
Lancel Lannister is the son of Ser Kevan Lannister, and is Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion’s cousin. Lancel is described as looking very much like Jaime, which may be one of the reasons that Cersei takes him to her bed. In the first season of Game of Thrones, Lancel is King Robert Baratheon’s squire. On orders from Cersei, Lancel accompanied King Robert on his hunting trip, and provided the king win strongwine. Their scheme worked, as Robert was gored by a giant boar.
For his services to Cersei, she had Lancel anointed a knight, and took him as her paramour, in Jaime’s absence. Their relationship continued, even after Tyrion found out about them, and he used this information to blackmail Lancel into spying on the Queen Regent. Lance fought in the battle of Blackwater Bay, and was grievously wounded. For his participation in the battle, he was awarded title and land in the Riverlands, and named Ser Lancel, Lord of Dary.
Because of his injuries, Lancel’s appearance changed greatly, and he became a shadow of his former self. His hair turns brittle and white, and he becomes quite emaciated, as he spends days upon days fasting and praying to the Seven. Lancel eventually helps to reform the Faith Militant, a military branch of the Faith, and becomes a member of the Warrior’s Sons, a branch of the Faith Militant, meant for noble lords.
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