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"My son's a hunter. It helps him forget he's never been within a mile of a real battle."
―Olenna Tyrell[src]

Mace Tyrell is a so-far unseen character, though he has been confirmed to debut in the fourth season.[1] Mace Tyrell is the Lord of Highgarden and head of House Tyrell. He initially supported Renly Baratheon's claim on the Iron Throne in the War of the Five Kings.



Mace Tyrell is the Lord of Highgarden and head of House Tyrell, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. He is the Warden of the South. The Tyrells are one of the most powerful and richest families in Westeros (only the Lannisters are richer, but less militarily powerful). He is not a noted strategist or general himself, but has shown good judgement in delegating such tasks to trusted, skilled subordinates, such as the famous general Randyll Tarly, who often commands Mace's forces in battle.

Mace has one son, Loras, and a daughter, Margaery, arguably the most eligible woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Mace hopes to make a good match for her to increase the already considerable power and influence of his family.[2][3][4]

Season 1

Ser Loras tells Renly that his father would support Renly's claim to the Iron Throne. Renly rejects the notion, pointing out he is fourth in line to the throne, but Loras explains that he could fight for Renly and his father would bankroll their armies. Renly seems more intrigued by the notion[5] and later accepts the plan, though he fails to win the support of Lord Eddard Stark.[6] Along with Loras, Renly flees the city of King's Landing and heads south towards the Tyrell homelands.[7] It is later reported that Renly has been crowned king, with the full support of Lord Mace Tyrell and his forces.[8]

Season 2

Davos Seaworth mentions to Stannis Baratheon that Lord Mace is amongst the many lords that have declared for Renly Baratheon.[9]

Season 3

Lord Mace is mentioned by his mother, Lady Olenna Tyrell, in conversation with Sansa Stark. She describes him as "a ponderous oaf" who rushed into a treasonous alliance with Renly and a dangerous one with the Lannisters just to see his daughter become queen.[10]

Lady Olenna mentions him again some weeks later when in the Great Sept of Baelor with Cersei. She says that Mace enjoys hunting because it hides the fact that he's never been in a real battle. Cersei expresses surprise, as Lord Mace is well known to have besieged Storm's End for over a year during Robert's Rebellion. Lady Olenna dismisses her son's role, as "all he laid siege to was the banquet table in the command tent."[11]

Family tree

Luthor Tyrell
Family tree Olenna
Olenna Tyrell
née Redwyne Redwyne shield icon
Mace tree
Mace Tyrell
Alerie Tyrell
née Hightower
Joffrey tree
Joffrey Baratheon KL Baratheon shield icon
Margaery's 2nd husband
Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell
Renly Tree
Renly Baratheon Renly shield icon
Loras's lover
Margaery's 1st husband
Loras Tree
Loras Tyrell
Tommen Baratheon family tree
Tommen Baratheon KL Baratheon shield icon
Joffrey's younger brother
Margaery's 3rd husband

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Lord Mace Tyrell is described as hungry for power and something of a braggart, claiming the victory of Randyll Tarly over Robert Baratheon in the Battle of Ashford as his own, even though the battle was over before he even arrived. Mace is not particularly intelligent - his own mother describes him as an oaf - and may be more of a figurehead for the more intelligent and scheming members of his family (usually his mother). He is handsome and a once powerful looking man, but has since turned to fat. Nonetheless, he is a kind ruler and loving father, resulting in him being well-liked and respected by his children and his subordinates in the Reach.

During the early stages of the War of the Five Kings, Mace Tyrell is named Hand of the King by Renly Baratheon.

See also


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Lord: Lord Mace Tyrell Heir: Ser Loras Tyrell
Seat: Highgarden Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Reach · Lord of Highgarden · Warden of the South
Ancestors:Garth Gardener · Harlen Tyrell · Lyonel Tyrell
Current members:Olenna Tyrell · Alerie Tyrell · Margaery Tyrell · Tyrell lady
Deceased members:Luthor Tyrell
Household:Mira Forrester · Sera Durwell
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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