Alton Lannister as portrayed by Karl Davies in the Tv series
|Played by||Karl Davies|
|TV series||Season 2|
Alton Lannister is the cousin of Ser Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister and Queen Cersei Lannister. The character has never been mentioned in the books, but in the HBO Serial TV he is seen in the first episode of the second season.
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Alton Lannister is a cousin to Jaime Lannister. Their family ties are so distant, however, that Jaime did not recognize him at first when they reunited while in the Stark army's prison, and Alton stated that at Willem Frey's wedding his family sat at "a table so far on the edge of the feast you could barely even see the bride." His mother is Cinda. Alton squired for Jaime at the wedding after the previous squire got drunk, an experience that he later described as "the best day of my life".
Robb Stark tasked him with sending his peace terms to Królewska Przystań. Those terms involve the safe deliverance of his father's bones and of his sisters Arya and Sansa, as well as the recognition of the reestablishment of the Kingdom of Północ. Alton Lannister presented Stark's demands to the Mała Rada, but Queen Cersei rejected them. He returned to prison, where due to lack of space he was placed into the same cell as Jaime. Jaime killed him and Torrhen Karstark, their guard, as part of his unsuccessful attempt to escape.
While Alton Lannister is established as a Lannister and a cousin to Tywin Lannister's sons, it has not been specified as of his first appearance whether he is a member of the main Casterly Rock branch or of the lesser known and far less influential cadet branch, Ród Lannisterów of Lannisport.
- Cleos Frey, a character that has remarkable role similarities to Alton Lannister
- See also the Alton Lannister article on the Gra o Tron, Serial TV wiki.