Joffrey Baratheon
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King Joffrey Baratheon may be long dead, but his evil, sadistic actions and speech will remain immortalised in the brains of "Game of Thrones" fans. The man who brilliantly brought out that very evil on TV, Jack Gleeson, turns 23 on Wednesday, 20 May.

Even when his evil got unbearable, it is his interaction with his uncle Tyrion Lannister that made the scenes interesting and fun to watch.

In celebration of Gleeson's 23rd birthday, here are some of the best conversations between the cruel king and his witty uncle:

The Kingsroad (season 1 episode 2)

Tyrion Lannister: Before you go, you will call on Lord and Lady Stark and offer your sympathies. Joffrey Baratheon: What good will my sympathies do then?
Tyrion Lannister: None. But it is expected of you. Your absence has already been noted.
Joffrey Baratheon: The boy means nothing to me. And I can't stand the wailing of women.
[Tyrion slaps Joffrey]
Tyrion Lannister: One word and I hit you again.
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm telling mother!
[Tyrion slaps Joffrey again]
Tyrion Lannister: Go! Tell her. But first you will get to Lord and Lady Stark, and you will fall on your knees and tell them how very sorry you are, that you are at their service and that all your prayers are with them. *Do you understand?*
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't!
[Tyrion slaps Joffrey again]
Tyrion Lannister: Do you understand? [Joffery leaves angrily]

Garden of Bones (season 2 episode 4)

Tyrion Lannister: Someone get the girl something to cover herself with. [Sandor Clegane gives Sansa his cloak]
Tyrion Lannister: [to Joffrey] She's to be your queen! Have you no regard for her honor?
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm punishing her.
Tyrion Lannister: For what crimes? She's not fighting her brother's battle, you halfwit.
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't talk to me like that. The king can do as he likes!
Tyrion Lannister: The Mad King did as he like. Has your uncle Jaime ever told you what happened to him?
Meryn Trant: No one threatens his grace in the presence of the Kingsguard!
Tyrion Lannister: I'm not threatening the king, Ser, I'm educating my nephew.
[Tyrion speaks to Bronn] Tyrion Lannister: Bronn, the next time the Ser Meryn speaks, kill him. [Tyrion turns to Ser Meryn] Tyrion Lannister: THAT was a threat. See the difference?

The Old Gods and the New (Season 2 Episode 6)

Joffrey Baratheon: [during a vicious riot] Traitors! I'll have their heads!
Tyrion Lannister: Oh you blind, bloody fool!
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't insult me!
Tyrion Lannister: We've had vicious kings, and we've had idiot kings, but I don't think we've ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king!

Second Sons (Season 3 episode 8)

Joffrey Baratheon: Time for the bedding ceremony! [the guests respond excitely. Joffrey grabs Sansa by her hand and drags her to the middle of the room]
Tyrion Lannister: There will be no bedding ceremony.
Joffrey Baratheon: Where's your respect for tradition, uncle? Come, everyone! Pick her up and carry her to her wedding bed. Get rid of her gown. She won't be needing it any longer. Ladies, attend to my uncle. He's not heavy.
Tyrion Lannister: There will be no bedding ceremony.
Joffrey Baratheon: There will be if I command it! [Tyrion thrusts his dagger in the table. The thud makes Joffrey turn back to face his uncle]
Tyrion Lannister: [threateningly] Then you'll be f**ing your own bride with a wooden cock!

Mhysa (Season 3 episode 10)

Joffrey Baratheon: Everyone is mine to torment! You'd do well to remember that, you little monster.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, "monster". Perhaps you should speak to me more softly then. Monsters are dangerous and, just now, kings are dying like flies.