History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseBaratheon

23rd Jul '16 3:46:59 AM SorPepita
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--> '''Catelyn''': ''Let the three of you call for a Great Council...Let the assembled lords of the Seven Kingdoms choose who shall rule them.''
--> '''Renly''': ''... tell me, my lady, do direwolves vote on who should lead the pack?..the time for talk is done. Now we see who is stronger.''

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--> '''Catelyn''': ''Let the three of you call for a Great Council... Let the assembled lords of the Seven Kingdoms choose who shall rule them.''
--> '''Renly''': ''... tell Tell me, my lady, do direwolves vote on who should lead the pack?..the pack?... The time for talk is done. Now we see who is stronger.''
23rd Jul '16 3:44:08 AM SorPepita
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* FlawExploitation: He tried to foist Margaery Tyrrell onto Robert as a mistress by trying to convince him she looked like his Lady Lyanna.

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* FlawExploitation: He tried to foist Margaery Tyrrell Tyrell onto Robert as a mistress by trying to convince him she looked like his Lady Lyanna.



--> '''Renly''': ''...tell me, my lady, do direwolves vote on who should lead the pack?..the time for talk is done. Now we see who is stronger.''

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--> '''Renly''': ''... tell me, my lady, do direwolves vote on who should lead the pack?..the time for talk is done. Now we see who is stronger.''
19th Jul '16 11:28:17 PM damus2300
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[[folder: Lord Lyonel Baratheon]]
!!Lord Lyonel Baratheon
!!!The Laughing Storm

See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireNobleHousesInTalesOfDunkAndEgg Noble Houses In Tales Of Dunk And Egg]]
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* CharacterDeath: He was among the first major Westerosi commanders to fall in the War of the Ninepenny Kings, being slain by Maelys the Monstrous.
19th Jul '16 10:05:45 PM damus2300
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[[folder: Lord Lyonel Baratheon]]
!!Lord Lyonel Baratheon
!!!The Laughing Storm
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-->"''There has not been a Trial of Seven for more than a hundred years. I was not about to miss a chance to fight the Kingsguard knights, and tweak Prince Maekar's nose in the bargain."''

Called the Laughing Storm, Lyonel Baratheon was a knight from House Baratheon who participated in the Ashford Tourney during ''The Hedge Knight.'' He was noted for his skill in jousting and his booming laugh. When Ser Duncan was on trial, Lyonel supported him during the Trial of the Faith. He knighted Raymun Fossoway so that he might help Duncan as well.

Later in life he rose in rebellion against King Aegon V, outraged that Prince Duncan had broken his marriage contract to his daughter. The rebellion ended when Ser Duncan the Tall defeated Lyonel in a duel and another marriage pact (between Lyonel's heir, Ormund, and Aegon V's daughter, Rhaelle) was brokered.

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[[folder: Lord Lyonel Ormund Baratheon]]
!!Lord Ormund Baratheon

Son and heir of
Lyonel Baratheon
!!!The Laughing Storm
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-->"''There has not been a Trial
Baratheon. Lord of Seven for more than a hundred years. I was not about Storm's End and Hand to miss a chance to fight King Jaehaerys II, Lord Ormund commanded the Kingsguard knights, and tweak Prince Maekar's nose in the bargain."''

Called the Laughing Storm, Lyonel Baratheon was a knight from House Baratheon who participated in the Ashford Tourney during ''The Hedge Knight.'' He was noted for his skill in jousting and his booming laugh. When Ser Duncan was on trial, Lyonel supported him
Westerosi army during the Trial War of the Faith. Ninepenny Kings. He knighted Raymun Fossoway so that was married to Rhaelle Targaryen (sister to Jaehaerys II), with whom he might help Duncan as well.

Later in life he rose in rebellion against King Aegon V, outraged that Prince Duncan
had broken his marriage contract to his daughter. The rebellion ended when Ser Duncan the Tall defeated Lyonel in a duel and another marriage pact (between Lyonel's heir, Ormund, and Aegon V's daughter, Rhaelle) was brokered.son, Steffon.



* AnAxeToGrind: This was his weapon of choice when fighting at melees and tournaments.
* BoisterousBruiser: And, funny with it. Some of his outrageous behaviour is for intimidation's sake. But, mostly... you get the impression he's greatly enjoying himself by getting stuck in.
* TheChampion: To Dunk.
* TheCharmer: He is known for his friendly and engaging personality.
* DramaticIrony: Aegon V had promised Prince Duncan to Lyonel's daughter. After Prince Duncan refused the match and married Jenny of Oldstones instead, Lyonel was furious, breaking all ties with the Iron Throne and naming himself Storm King. Lyonel returned to the fold after he was beaten in single combat by a member of Aegon V's Kingsguard. That member? Ser Duncan the Tall.
* TheDreaded: A light hearted example. At a jousting tournament Lyonel had developed the habit of laughing the entire time he faced lesser foes and then tossing his defeated opponents expensive decorative helm pieces to his adoring fans as a souvenir. After a string of these victories most high born knights were terrified of challenging him to a joust lest they be made a fool of.
* {{Foil}}:
** Lyonel Baratheon can be compared, ironically enough, to both Robb Stark and Walder Frey. He rebels against the Targaryens and secedes the Stormlands from the Seven Kingdoms and revives the pre-Targaryen title of "The Storm King" much like Robb Stark, however his motivations is that Prince Duncan Targaryen broke a marriage contract to his daughter who would have been Queen, like Walder Frey. Where the Freys were famous for being opportunistic and petty, the Baratheons were the oldest and most loyal supporters of the Targaryens, and likewise Lyonel went into open rebellion and conducted himself with honor whereas Walder Frey broke the laws of SacredHospitality.
** When Robert Baratheon made his mark as a great tourney knight, supporters, as per Maester Yandel, saw him as the second coming of the Laughing Storm. He's a BoisterousBruiser in the same fashion of his descendant and also rebelled against the Targaryen crown for legitimate reasons. Robert was a direct beneficiary of Lyonel's rebellion since the peace offering made by Aegon V involved the hand of Princess Rhaelle, which, years down the line, gave Robert a claim to the Iron Throne.
* InSeriesNickname: The Laughing Storm.
* TheGadfly: Oh, yes. Not just one to leave the puffed-up and pointless looking embarrassed on the field. He's quite capable of making them openly trip over their own misdeeds, words, oaths and promises, too. Can be oddly [[BrutalHonesty Brutally Honest]], about it: a prince may be a prince, but if he's also a little snot, he'll be called out for that.
* TheJuggernaut: He was pretty much unstoppable in the tourneys he took part.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He championed Ser Duncan against Prince Aerion during the Trial of the Seven in order to save Dunk from losing a foot and a hand for attacking Aerion in defence of a commoner.
* OurFounder: He can be seen as this, in light of the recent turn in fortunes for the Baratheons. His unsuccessful rebellion gave them a claim to the Iron throne, which they made good on in Robert's Rebellion.
* ThePrankster: When jousting any challenger he felt was unworthy to face him, he proceeded to laugh until he'd unhorsed them. In many instances instead of aiming to knock his challengers off their horses, he often aimed for his opponent's decorative pieces to knock them off or simply chopped them off afterwards with his sword and flung them into the crowd.
* SignatureLaugh: His laugh earned him his nickname.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He inherited the trademark Baratheon black hair and good looks.
* TrialByCombat: Participated in the Trial of the Seven in favor of Ser Duncan the Tall against Prince Aerion. Later he fought against Ser Duncan in a trial to determine the outcome of Lord Lyonel's rebellion against Aegon V.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Aegon V and Lyonel were such close friends that they sought to cement their friendship formally by betrothing their children to one another, uniting the two houses. Unfortunately, Aegon's son Prince Duncan had other plans, and ran off to wed his lover in a secret marriage. Lyonel was so outraged at this affront that he renounced his pledge of loyalty and rose up in revolt. Thankfully, he and Aegon were able to patch things up again eventually.

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* AnAxeToGrind: This CharacterDeath: He was his weapon among the first major Westerosi commanders to fall in the War of choice when fighting at melees and tournaments.
the Ninepenny Kings, being slain by Maelys the Monstrous.
* BoisterousBruiser: And, funny with it. Some DiedInYourArmsTonight: He perished in the arms of his outrageous behaviour is for intimidation's sake. But, mostly... you get son and heir, Steffon.
* FrontlineGeneral: He personally led
the impression he's greatly enjoying himself by getting stuck in.
* TheChampion: To Dunk.
* TheCharmer: He is known for his friendly and engaging personality.
* DramaticIrony: Aegon V had promised Prince Duncan to Lyonel's daughter. After Prince Duncan refused the match and married Jenny
forces of Oldstones instead, Lyonel was furious, breaking all ties with the Iron Throne and naming himself Storm King. Lyonel returned to the fold after he was beaten in single combat by a member of Aegon V's Kingsguard. That member? Ser Duncan the Tall.
* TheDreaded: A light hearted example. At a jousting tournament Lyonel had developed the habit of laughing the entire time he faced lesser foes and then tossing his defeated opponents expensive decorative helm pieces to his adoring fans as a souvenir. After a string of these victories most high born knights were terrified of challenging him to a joust lest they be made a fool of.
* {{Foil}}:
** Lyonel Baratheon can be compared, ironically enough, to both Robb Stark and Walder Frey. He rebels against the Targaryens and secedes the Stormlands from
the Seven Kingdoms and revives the pre-Targaryen title of "The Storm King" much like Robb Stark, however his motivations is that Prince Duncan Targaryen broke a marriage contract to his daughter who would have been Queen, like Walder Frey. Where the Freys were famous for being opportunistic and petty, the Baratheons were the oldest and most loyal supporters of the Targaryens, and likewise Lyonel went into open rebellion and conducted himself with honor whereas Walder Frey broke the laws of SacredHospitality.
** When Robert Baratheon made his mark as a great tourney knight, supporters, as per Maester Yandel, saw him as the second coming of the Laughing Storm. He's a BoisterousBruiser in the same fashion of his descendant and also rebelled against the Targaryen crown for legitimate reasons. Robert was a direct beneficiary of Lyonel's rebellion since the peace offering made by Aegon V involved the hand of Princess Rhaelle, which, years down the line, gave Robert a claim to the Iron Throne.
* InSeriesNickname: The Laughing Storm.
* TheGadfly: Oh, yes. Not just one to leave the puffed-up and pointless looking embarrassed on the field. He's quite capable of making them openly trip over their own misdeeds, words, oaths and promises, too. Can be oddly [[BrutalHonesty Brutally Honest]], about it: a prince may be a prince, but if he's also a little snot, he'll be called out for that.
* TheJuggernaut: He was pretty much unstoppable in the tourneys he took part.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He championed Ser Duncan against Prince Aerion during the Trial of the Seven in order to save Dunk from losing a foot and a hand for attacking Aerion in defence of a commoner.
* OurFounder: He can be seen as this, in light of the recent turn in fortunes for the Baratheons. His unsuccessful rebellion gave them a claim to the Iron throne, which they made good on in Robert's Rebellion.
* ThePrankster: When jousting any challenger he felt was unworthy to face him, he proceeded to laugh until he'd unhorsed them. In many instances instead of aiming to knock his challengers off their horses, he often aimed for his opponent's decorative pieces to knock them off or simply chopped them off afterwards with his sword and flung them
into the crowd.
* SignatureLaugh: His laugh earned him his nickname.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He inherited
Stepstones to defeat the trademark Baratheon black hair and good looks.
Ninepenny Kings.
* TrialByCombat: Participated in the Trial of the Seven in favor of Ser Duncan the Tall against Prince Aerion. Later he fought against Ser Duncan in a trial to determine the outcome of Lord Lyonel's rebellion against Aegon V.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Aegon V and Lyonel were such close friends that they sought to cement their friendship formally by betrothing their children to one another, uniting the two houses. Unfortunately, Aegon's son Prince Duncan had other plans, and ran off to wed his lover in a secret marriage. Lyonel was so outraged at this affront that he renounced his pledge of loyalty and rose up in revolt. Thankfully, he and Aegon were able to patch things up again eventually.
NumberTwo: To King Jaehaerys II.



[[folder: Lord Ormund Baratheon]]
!!Lord Ormund Baratheon

Son and heir of Lyonel Baratheon. Lord of Storm's End and Hand to King Jaehaerys II, Lord Ormund commanded the Westerosi army during the War of the Ninepenny Kings. He was married to Rhaelle Targaryen (sister to Jaehaerys II), with whom he had a son, Steffon.

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[[folder: Lord Ormund Steffon Baratheon]]
!!Lord Ormund Steffon Baratheon

Son and heir of Lyonel Baratheon. Lord of Storm's End and Hand to King Jaehaerys II, Lord Ormund commanded the Westerosi army during the War of the Ninepenny Kings. He was married to and Rhaelle Targaryen (sister to Jaehaerys II), with whom he had a son, Steffon.Targaryen, husband of Cassana Estermont, and father of Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon.



* CharacterDeath: He was among the first major Westerosi commanders to fall in the War of the Ninepenny Kings, being slain by Maelys the Monstrous.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: He perished in the arms of his son and heir, Steffon.
* FrontlineGeneral: He personally led the forces of the Seven Kingdoms into the Stepstones to defeat the Ninepenny Kings.
* NumberTwo: To King Jaehaerys II.

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* CharacterDeath: He was among TheCaptain: Of the first major Westerosi commanders to fall in ''Windproud''.
* ChildhoodFriend: Of King Aerys II (his cousin) and Twyin Lannister. They all met at court while young and fought alongside each other during
the War of the Ninepenny Kings, being slain by Maelys although their friendships became strained later in life.
* CynicismCatalyst: His and his wife's deaths soured Stannis towards
the Monstrous.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: He perished in the arms of his son and heir, Steffon.
* FrontlineGeneral: He personally led the forces
Faith of the Seven Kingdoms into Seven.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: His sons witnessed his ship sink in a storm. They also probably helped recover their bodies.
* GoodParents: Stannis remembers him fondly, and his sudden and tragic death within sight of Storm's End had a major effect on his personality. As recounted by Maester Cressen, one of
the Stepstones reasons why he bought Patchface's freedom was because he thought he could teach Stannis how to defeat the Ninepenny Kings.
* NumberTwo: To King Jaehaerys II.
laugh.



[[folder: Lord Steffon Baratheon]]
!!Lord Steffon Baratheon

Son of Lord Ormund and Rhaelle Targaryen, husband of Cassana Estermont, and father of Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon.
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* TheCaptain: Of the ''Windproud''.
* ChildhoodFriend: Of King Aerys II (his cousin) and Twyin Lannister. They all met at court while young and fought alongside each other during the War of the Ninepenny Kings, although their friendships became strained later in life.
* CynicismCatalyst: His and his wife's deaths soured Stannis towards the Faith of the Seven.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: His sons witnessed his ship sink in a storm. They also probably helped recover their bodies.
* GoodParents: Stannis remembers him fondly, and his sudden and tragic death within sight of Storm's End had a major effect on his personality. As recounted by Maester Cressen, one of the reasons why he bought Patchface's freedom was because he thought he could teach Stannis how to laugh.
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19th Jul '16 10:11:19 AM SorPepita
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[[folder:Tropes Related to King Robert's Bastards.]]

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[[folder:Tropes Related to King Robert's Bastards.]]Bastards]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Subverted. Robert not involved in the lives of most of his bastards (he doesn't even know about most of them), but not Edric.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Subverted. Robert not wasn't involved in the lives of most of his bastards (he doesn't even know about most of them), but not Edric.
19th Jul '16 7:00:44 AM damus2300
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* {{Badass}}: Led from the front during his part in Aegon The Dragon's conquest of the Stormlands. He even personally slew King Argilac The Arrogant in single combat during the Battle of the Last Storm. Argilac had outnumbered Orys' forces two to one and the wind and rain were blowing in their face, and yet he still crushed the last Storm King beneath his boot



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-->"''There has not been a Trial of Seven for more than a hundred years. I was not about to miss a chance to fight the Kingsguard knights, and tweak Prince Maekar's nose in the bargain."''



* {{Badass}}: Like the rest of his family, he is well-known for his fighting ability.
18th Jul '16 9:09:11 PM damus2300
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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:He is assassinated by one of Melisandre's shadow-assassin-baby things]].



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of TheCharmer. His charisma leads the Stormlords and Reachmen to support his claim based on superficial reasons, rather than following the law or assessing his competence as a war leader or administrator. The result is that the war against the Lannisters is fatally undermined because the Stormlands and Reach are riven by factionalism.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Of TheCharmer. His charisma leads the Stormlords and Reachmen to support his claim based on superficial reasons, rather than following the law or assessing his competence as a war leader or administrator. The result is that the war against the Lannisters is fatally undermined because the Stormlands and Reach are riven by factionalism.


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* FlawExploitation: He tried to foist Margaery Tyrrell onto Robert as a mistress by trying to convince him she looked like his Lady Lyanna.
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* {{Badass}}: Not always, but the most notable members have been proud and powerful warriors.

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* {{Badass}}: BadassFamily: Not always, but the most notable members have been proud and powerful warriors.



-->''"The Targaryens called Robert [[TheUsurper usurper]]. He seemed to be able to bear the shame. So shall I."''

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-->''"The Targaryens called Robert [[TheUsurper usurper]].usurper. He seemed to be able to bear the shame. So shall I."''



* ElCidPloy: Another man wore his armor and led the charge against Stannis at the Blackwater.



* {{Jerkass}}: He based his claim to the Iron Throne on mere technicalities and by having a sharp tongue. Also, acts unpleasantly in private, mocking Brienne of Tarth behind her back, and in his negotiations with Stannis spends a lot of time mocking him.


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* StartMyOwn: Created the Rainbow Guard to rival the Kingsguard.
11th Jul '16 12:34:52 AM JulianLapostat
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** Robert is compared to the true steel (moreso before his loveless marriage and incompetent stint on the throne however, which left him somewhat rusty). Renly is compared to copper: flashy, shiny, but not much use. Stannis is compared to iron: hard and inflexible, but also brittle.
** Silver is still marked with the Baratheon stag to remind everyone they're still second fiddle to House Targaryen whose dragon sigil is stamped on gold.

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** Robert is compared to As noted by Donal Noye, former blacksmith at Storm's End:
--> '''Donal Noye''': ''Robert was
the true steel (moreso before his loveless marriage and incompetent stint on the throne however, which left him somewhat rusty). Renly is compared to copper: flashy, shiny, but not much use. steel. Stannis is compared to iron: pure iron, black and hard and inflexible, strong, yes, but also brittle.
brittle, the way iron gets. He'll break before he bends. And Renly, that one, he's copper, bright and shiny, pretty to look at but not worth all that much at the end of the day.''
** Silver is coins are still marked with the Baratheon stag to remind everyone they're still second fiddle to House Targaryen whose dragon sigil is stamped on gold.gold coins.


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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Robert is based on Edward IV, Stannis on UsefulNotes/RichardIII with Renly as the analogue to George, Duke of Clarence, a resentful, spoiled brother overshadowed and resentful of the prestige and reputation of his brothers, and finally rising in rebellion against the family by marrying into an enemy house, and who is wrongfully lionized as a hero by the new regime.
7th Jul '16 11:15:40 PM Doug86
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House Baratheon characters are yet to be featured as [[PointOfView POV characters]] in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', though they are prominently featured in the story.

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House Baratheon characters are yet to be featured as [[PointOfView POV characters]] in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', though they are prominently featured in the story.
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