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24th May '16 7:43:40 PM damus2300
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[[folder: Ser Raymont Baratheon]]
!!Ser Raymont Baratheon
Ser Raymont Baratheon was a knight from House Baratheon and a younger son of Lord Baratheon. He was a member of Aenys I Targaryen's Kingsguard. Ser Raymont saved the life of his king when Poor Fellows attempted to murder him in his bed after scaling the walls of the Red Keep.
--> See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHistoricalKingsguard Historical Kingsguard character page]]
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22nd May '16 8:02:26 PM damus2300
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* BigGood: Renly's followers see him as this. They seem mostly unaware of what nasty piece of work he really was.



* {{Expy}}: To George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of King Edward IV and Richard of Gloucester. His conflicts with Robert (based on Edward IV) and Stannis (Richard of Gloucester[=/=]UsefulNotes/RichardIII) is based on his constant disputes and feuds with his brothers. In actual history though, it was Edward IV (aka Robert) who had George killed and not Richard III (Stannis). Like Renly, George, Duke of Clarence had a reputation for good looks, charm and a witty socialite, but proved to be vain, vacillating and backstabbing.
* {{Foil}}: To Maegor the Cruel, who declared himself King after his brother's death even thought this blatantly went against the laws of succession, seized the Iron Throne by source, and dies in mysterious circumstances. However, Renly is much better with PR.
** To Aegon V, a youngest son who ended up as King even though the laws of succession didn't really favor them, however was elected in by a Great Council of Lords and is thought of as TheGoodKing. Renly basically just tries to steal the IT with the armed might of a large number of Lords and turns down Catelyn's idea of a Great Council. Also, while Aegon helped the smallfolk with his reforms and sent food North, Renly tries to starve King's Landing to weaken his enemies, which badly effects the Smallfolk.



* ICouldaBeenAContender: Renly's followers still believe he could have been a great king. Whether or not this is true is debatable.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Renly is remembered as a kind and heroic Lord who came back from the dead to save the Seven Kingdoms from his brother even though he was really just a vain and scheming figure who was impersonated after his death. Brienne still thinks of him as a good King, overlooking his unpleasant qualities. It's so successful the writers in the TV series think he's the Good King.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Renly is remembered as a kind and heroic Lord who came back from the dead to save the Seven Kingdoms from his brother even though he was really just a vain and scheming figure who was impersonated after his death. Brienne still thinks of him as a good King, overlooking his unpleasant qualities. It's so successful the writers in the TV series think he's the Good King.qualities.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Like most Westerosi, Renly has OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions and dismisses Melisandre's power. Boy, was he wrong.
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** However it is theorised that Renly was aware of Joffrey's illegitimacy, which makes him more of a Hypocrite.



* TheEvilPrince: Puts on the facade of being a kind, generous and ideal King, which makes people overlook the fact he is basically usurping the IT with force.



** It's theorized by some fans that Renly knew about Joffrey's illegitimacy, as his plan to make Margaery Queen doesn't make sense unless he could find a way to disinherit Cersei's children. This makes his claims Stannis is just the same as him in trying to seize the IT out of ambition incredibly hypocritical, as he knows Stannis is Robert's rightful heir.
** He allies himself with the Tyrells, the very people that held Storm's End in siege for the greater part of a year during Robert's Rebellion and almost starved him and Stannis to death.



* NiceToTheWaiter: One of his better qualities and reasons for his in-universe popularity. Though ultimately he's not half as meritocratic as Stannis is when it comes to actual opportunities given to outsiders.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: One of his better qualities and reasons for his in-universe popularity. Though ultimately he's not half as meritocratic as Stannis is when it comes to actual opportunities given to outsiders.



* TheResenter: Perhaps not as much as Stannis, but it figures into his motivation nonetheless.



** However, he actually turns down the offer of calling a Great Council to determine legitimacy, showing he's basically just using force. Also, he's starving King's Landing into submission.



* UngratefulBastard: He argues that he holds no loyalty towards Stannis, nor anyone should either, even when Stannis almost died keeping him alive during the Siege of Storm's End... that very siege that was held by the Tyrells.

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* UngratefulBastard: He argues that he holds owes no loyalty towards Stannis, nor anyone should either, even when Stannis almost died keeping him alive during the Siege of Storm's End... that very siege that was held by the Tyrells.



** Which probably didn't help to improve Stannis' standing with Robert.
** Renly never really acts as a Yes Man to Robert, with him having no problem subtly critiquing Robert and Robert's less favorable traits.
6th May '16 9:27:48 AM Beiahnu
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!!!Precursors to House Baratheon
* See the House Durrandon section at the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireStormlandsHouses Stormlands Character page]].
28th Apr '16 6:52:40 AM Beiahnu
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* WhatBeautifulEyes: All Baratheons share the characteristic striking blue eyes of Argella Durrandon, the first Lady Baratheon.
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