The Lannisters | 'Game of Thrones'

In HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones," House Lannister might take the crown for family dysfunction. After all, it's the relationship between brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and sister Cersei (Lena Headey) that introduced the term "twincest" to the common vernacular. If Jaime seems arrogant and Cersei seems calculating and power-hungry, blame dad -- Lord Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) is icily distant from his brood. He blames his youngest son, the diminutive Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), for the loss of his wife, who died giving birth. For his part, Tyrion is a frequenter of brothels and taverns, and a sharp-tongued thorn in his sister's side. Factor in cousins and other distant relatives, and the toxic Lannister family dynamic makes a recipe for havoc in Westeros.

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In HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones," House Lannister might take the crown for family dysfunction. After all, it's the relationship between brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and sister Cersei (Lena Headey) that introduced the term "twincest" to the common vernacular. If Jaime seems arrogant and Cersei seems calculating and power-hungry, blame dad -- Lord Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) is icily distant from his brood. He blames his youngest son, the diminutive Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), for the loss of his wife, who died giving birth. For his part, Tyrion is a frequenter of brothels and taverns, and a sharp-tongued thorn in his sister's side. Factor in cousins and other distant relatives, and the toxic Lannister family dynamic makes a recipe for havoc in Westeros.

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