Character Summary – Theon Greyjoy

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We continue on Day 2 of our Character Summaries and Countdown to the Season 2 premiere of A Game of Thrones with Theon Greyjoy.

Theon Greyjoy, son of Balon Greyjoy, became ward of Eddard Stark after he was taken hostage after the Greyjoy Rebellion, which took place before the start of the when the series takes place.  He became the only surviving son of Balon after the rebellion as well, making him the heir to his house. Despite being a hostage, he seems to have been well looked after in the Stark house and was taught and trained with the Stark children.  He thus became a very close friend of Robb Stark, but not so much with Jon Snow.   He even assumed the position of Hand during Ned Stark’s absence.

He apparently is very good with a bow and arrows.  He was able to use his ability to save Bran Stark’s life during an encounter with some wildings (outsiders) in the woods, but was reprimanded by Robb for his carelessness, seeing as Theon’s arrow could’ve also killed Bran in the process.

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Theon is quite the arrogant one, often commenting to others (not the Starks, of course) of his rightful place as heir to the throne of the Greyjoy House.  He’s considered a very handsome man and definitely has a strong sexual appetite, even trying to make advances towards Osha, one of the wildings that attacked Bran and the only wildling left alive.

In the Season 1 finale, he claims has become even more loyal to Robb Stark, proclaiming him along with the other followers as “King of the North.”

Alfie Allen plays Theon Greyjoy on the show.  You can see he understands the character as a bit of a pompous boy trying to make a name for himself, yet feeling a bit out of place.  You kind of feel sorry for him at times, until he starts off on one of his rants about his lineage and his little arguments with Jon Snow, whom, he probably takes his character to think of as someone in a worse position than himself, someone beneath him because there is no place in the Stark House for a bastard son.  Alfie has done a fine job so far with Theon – allowing me to like some traits about him as much as I don’t like other traits about him.

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