Margaery’s grandmother (played by Diana Rigg) may not be a key player when it comes to the war between houses but she is definitely one of the more likable characters. Her sharp tongue and carefree attitude certainly warrant her title of “Queen of Thorns”. Here are some of her most quick-witted and brutal moments in the series.
The Worst Person..?
Olenna has a profound hatred for Cersei Lannister and eventually questions whether she truly is the worst.
“I wonder if you’re the worst person I’ve ever met. At a certain age it’s hard to recall, but the truly vile do stand out through the years.”
Her Self-Deprecating Humour
Olenna’s conversations with Varys
“Are you here to seduce me? Oh no, please seduce away. It’s been so long. Though I rather think it’s all for naught. What happens when the nonexistent bumps against the decrepit?”
When She Gets Tired Of Input From The Sand Snakes
After everything she has been through, Olenna sees no reason to hide her contempt when others are irritating her.
“Anything from you? No? Good. Let the grown women speak.”
Putting The Powerful Men Around Her In Their Place
Unless your Cersei Lannister, it pretty much sucks to be a woman living in King’s Landing. Olenna has no problem standing up to the obnoxious men she is surrounded by though.
“I’ve known a great many clever men. I’ve outlived them all. You know why? I ignored them.”
When She Calls Cersei A Tart
There are definitely worse things to call the awful Cersei Lannister but Olenna’s quick wit is admirable.
Cersei Lannister: Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns. Olenna Tyrell: And the famous tart, Queen Cersei.
What’s your favorite Olenna Tyrell moment?