An interesting character, who was, before the events of Season 1 begins, a knight and had a wife. Unfortunately, because of his attempts to keep his wife happy, he used up all his funds and ended up selling poachers to slavers. This act led him and his wife to flee Westeros, and eventually led his wife to flee him.
He ends up being in the service of the Targaryens, Viserys and Daenerys, and became very useful to Daenerys after her marriage to Khal Drogo. Unbeknownst to the Targaryens, Jorah was still seeking a pardon from his slaving activity in the hopes of returning to Westeros, and thus was informing the spymaster, Lord Vys, of the Targaryens and Dothraki’s activity.
But when Daenerys tests her immunity to fire by entering the pyre that burned her husband’s body, he knelt down in loyal service to Daenerys in the aftermath, seeing that she not only survived the fire, but brought out with her the three dragon hatchlings from the eggs that were gifted to her.
Jorah Mormont is played by Iain Glen in the series. As with many of the characters, you get the feeling there’s more to him than the show lets on. He seems to have a decent and courageous heart, which obviously helped him attain knighthood, but it’s not until the attempt on the Khaleesi’s life do you realize he has reservations about where his loyalties lie.
Only when Daenerys comes out of the fire unscathed, along with her dragons, does he decide to pledge all his loyalty to her. Of course, it doesn’t do him well for a pardon that he seems to have a fondness for Daenerys. I like that Iain has a kind face, as it plays well with keeping him likeable even though he obviously has some issues.