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Who Is Jason Lannister? House Of The Dragon’s Lord Of Casterly Rock Is Worse Than Queen Cersei

Jason Lannister: The House of Dragon

Fans have met the royal families of HBO’s House of the Dragon, including the prominent houses first introduced in Game of Thrones. The House Lannister is indeed one of the most well-known and powerful clans in the series, and we have already met one of their ancestors.

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Jefferson Hall as Jason Lannister from House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister is portrayed as the cunning and ruthless queen from King’s Landing, but two hundred years ago, Jason Lannister was way worse than her. Sure, both characters lived in different eras, and although they share the same name and wealth of their house, they differ in many ways.

The House Lannister stands on the platform representing power, prestige, wealth, and influence. It’s easy to notice how they differ from the rest of the houses in the series, even in House of the Dragon. While they were deemed the antagonists of the original show, they were a great ally in the prequel.

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House Of The Dragon’s Lord Of Casterly Rock

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Jason Lannister and Rhaenyra Targaryen

One thing most viewers would remember of Jason Lannister was his arrogance and ignorance that not only vexed the audience but also made Rhaenyra Targaryen roll her eyes in annoyance. Fans could recall King Viserys I Targaryen once convinced the Lord of Casterly Rock to persuade the princess into joining their houses by marriage. That scene proved Jason’s self-importance and narcissism.

Cersei was, indeed, more genuinely cruel than Jason, as evident in her actions in Game of Thrones, but the latter is far worse in a non-brutal yet still vexing way. His patriarchal mindset and misogynistic views only highlight his true nature – all title and money. Even the Targaryens know how vain and proud he is. From his insensitive joke about women not going to wars because they take too long to prepare to making a fool of himself when he volunteered to marry the princess to compensate her “loss of station.”

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The Difference Between Cersei And Jason

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones

Certainly, Cersei was a well-written character with depth and motives, whereas Jason was a shallow persona popping here and there for the purpose of vexing everyone with his presence. Cersei might even have a biting comeback at his ancestor’s sexist joke.

Indeed, none of them are worthy of sympathy, but, out of all the Lannisters we know, Jason is the most undeserving of the title and wealth of their family. Cersei was a queen who ruled Westeros, and her entire family in the original series held high positions and participated in the game of thrones. Jason is only famous in the show because he is the only Lannister introduced.

Hopefully, the Lord of Casterly Rock will have a more significant role in the upcoming episodes of House of the Dragon.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.