Monday, July 24, 2017
Game of Thrones 101: Theon Greyjoy’s Biggest Moments (Photos)
Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) begins “Game of Thrones” as the cocky ward to Ned Stark. When Ned dies and Robb Stark leaves Winterfell, Theon gets a bit too cocky, and it’s downhill from there. But we saw him get redeemed in a few ways at the end of season 5 and in season 6… but did things go south in season 7? Here’s the story of Theon Greyjoy so far.
At the beginning of the series, Theon lives at Winterfell with the Starks. That’s because his father, Balon Greyjoy, was defeated by Ned and Robert Baratheon in the rebellion. It’s custom in Westeros for children to ward to ensure that the losing side will stay in check.
Theon is a ladies’ man, and visits the local brothel regularly. He’s proud of his womanizing–but it gets him into trouble later.
Ned is a kind and honorable man, and treats Theon much as his true (and bastard) sons. He’s best friends with the eldest Stark Robb, pictured here at his right hand. Theon tells Robb that Ned raised him to be honorable, too. When Robb decides to go to war after Ned is killed, Theon encourages it and optimistically thinks his father will help Robb.
Theon goes back home for the first time in 10 years to try to convince his father to help Robb. But he finds that he hasn’t really been missed in the Iron Islands — his sister is the new heir to his father’s place and he is encouraged to abandon the Starks. It’s clear it’s difficult for him to betray the Starks–they’re more family to him than his father ever was–but in the end, he tries to win back his father’s favor.
Source: the wrap feed