History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseGreyjoy

5th Mar '17 7:26:10 AM JackG
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* HiddenBackupPrince: An accidental version; his sister was defeated at the kingsmoot, but it's pointed out that Theon (who was a prisoner elsewhere at the time) can argue that the decision to elect Crows Eye was invalid because Theon wasn't present to argue his claim to the throne.
28th Feb '17 9:03:39 PM ScottMarshall
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* SpareToTheThrone: Balon was actually the fourth son of Quellon Greyjoy, and served as a spare to his half-brother Harlon. He wasn't this for terribly long, however, as Harlon succumbed to a childhood case of greyscale.



* PragmaticVillainy: During the Ironborn's Kingsmoot, Asha's platform was a promise to [[KnowWhenToFoldEm bring an end to Ironborn's involvement in the war]]. She made the point that quitting would let them consolidate their gains and allow them to live one the prosperous western shore. On the other hand, keeping up the war, would bring down the wrath of King's Landing and Stannis, which was almost certain to cost them everything they gained; and the North was simply too much land to conquer with too little to gain for their trouble. She almost convinces them, until Euron plays his trump card.

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* PragmaticVillainy: During the Ironborn's Kingsmoot, Asha's platform was a promise to [[KnowWhenToFoldEm bring an end to Ironborn's involvement in the war]]. She made the point that quitting would let them consolidate their gains and allow them to live one the prosperous western shore. On the other hand, keeping up the war, would bring down the wrath of King's Landing and Stannis, which was almost certain to cost them everything they gained; and the North was simply too much land to conquer with too little to gain for their trouble. She almost convinces them, until Euron plays his "President" trump card.
3rd Feb '17 12:21:18 PM bravo104
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* DeathByOriginStory: He exists mainly to affect Aeron's character, first by sending him on his hedonistic spree of binge-drinking and womanizing, and then by turning him to the faith.
27th Jan '17 3:30:20 PM Eievie
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!!!This is a listing of members of House Greyjoy who appear in the {{Fantasy}} series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Visit [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire here]] for the main character index.
!!!For the main Iron Islands entry, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireIronIslandsHouses see here]].

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!!!This is a listing of members of House Greyjoy who appear in the {{Fantasy}} series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Visit [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire here]] for ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
!!!For
the main character index.
index, see [[AC:[[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire here]]]]
!!!For the main Iron Islands entry, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireIronIslandsHouses see here]].
[[AC:[[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireIronIslandsHouses here]]]]
21st Jan '17 5:39:19 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* BlingOfWar: Forget Jaime, Tywin or Renly's flashy suits of armour, Euron has them all beat. He has a suit of scale armour made of [[spoiler:Valyrian steel]].
21st Jan '17 5:18:46 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:He has murdered three of his brothers, two of them when he was a young boy, the first one he murdered was already dying when Euron murdered them. It is widely believed by many, such as Asha, that he had murdered Balon, possibly using a faceless man. In a chapter GRRM read for Balticon, Euron confirms that he indeed ordered Balon's death and seems regretful that he didn't do it personally. He also rapes, abuses and tortures Urri and Aeron, along with tormenting Victarion (and is maybe even manipulating Victarian into getting killed), and seems to be planning to sacrifice Aeron in a blood sacrifice ritual]].

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:He has murdered three of his brothers, two of them when he was a young boy, the first one he murdered was already dying when Euron murdered them. It is widely believed by many, such as Asha, that he had murdered Balon, possibly using a faceless man. In a chapter GRRM read for Balticon, Euron confirms that he indeed ordered Balon's death and seems regretful that he didn't do it personally. He also rapes, abuses and tortures Urri Urrigon and Aeron, along with tormenting Victarion (and is maybe even manipulating Victarian into getting killed), and seems to be planning to sacrifice Aeron in a blood sacrifice ritual]].
21st Jan '17 5:11:54 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: By Ironborn standards, as he doesn't care about their native religion or taboos against slavery [[spoiler:and, possibly, kinslaying]].

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: By Ironborn standards, as he doesn't care about their native religion or taboos against slavery [[spoiler:and, possibly, [[spoiler:and kinslaying]].
21st Jan '17 5:09:50 AM RedRoverRedRover
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The Greyjoys have had kingship over the Iron Islands before, as there were Greyjoy rulers chosen via kingsmoot, and have produced numerous rulers behind only the Greyirons and the Goodbrothers in terms of the amount of kings seated in the Seastone Chair. In more recent years, the Ironmen chose the Greyjoys as their leaders after Aegon The Conqueror cooked Harren The Black of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseHoare House Hoare]] in his newly finished castle of Harrenhal. They were stripped of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireRiverlandsHouses The Riverlands]], [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseMormont Bear Island]] and [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireReachHouses The Arbor]]. As such, the Greyjoys have had to lead the Ironborn with considerably less resources and power, making them specially resentful of the ''Green Landers''[[note]]-The Ironborn term for people of the continent-[[/note]] and they have grown increasingly rebellious under the rule of Balon Greyjoy, the current Lord of Pyke.

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The Greyjoys have had kingship over the Iron Islands before, as there were Greyjoy rulers chosen via kingsmoot, and have produced numerous rulers behind only the Greyirons and the Goodbrothers in terms of the amount of kings seated in the Seastone Chair. In more recent years, the Ironmen chose the Greyjoys as their leaders after Aegon The Conqueror cooked Harren The Black of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseHoare House Hoare]] in his newly finished castle of Harrenhal. They were stripped of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireRiverlandsHouses The Riverlands]], [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseMormont Bear Island]] and [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireReachHouses The Arbor]].Riverlands]]. As such, the Greyjoys have had to lead the Ironborn with considerably less resources and power, making them specially resentful of the ''Green Landers''[[note]]-The Ironborn term for people of the continent-[[/note]] and they have grown increasingly rebellious under the rule of Balon Greyjoy, the current Lord of Pyke.
1st Jan '17 5:28:53 AM bwburke94
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: They... uh... [[{{Understatement}} don't like each other very much]]. [[DysfunctionJunction As a general rule]]. Also, there are quite a few of them. There would actually be ''a lot'' more as they seem to think bigger is better when it comes to numbers of children. However, their sudden mortality rate from being infants to adults is shockingly and consistently high across all branches of the Family. Very, very few make it to being old enough to dodder -- and, regularly, it's by the hands of other members of the Family (mainly accidental, indirectly via getting others into sticky situations... or, upon occasion, "[[PlausibleDeniability convincingly]] [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental]]"). If you're a Greyjoy and TooDumbToLive, you probably won't make it far beyond your teens.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: They... uh... [[{{Understatement}} don't like each other very much]]. much. [[DysfunctionJunction As a general rule]]. rule.]] Also, there are quite a few of them. There would actually be ''a lot'' more as they seem to think bigger is better when it comes to numbers of children. However, their sudden mortality rate from being infants to adults is shockingly and consistently high across all branches of the Family. Very, very few make it to being old enough to dodder -- and, regularly, it's by the hands of other members of the Family (mainly accidental, indirectly via getting others into sticky situations... or, upon occasion, "[[PlausibleDeniability convincingly]] [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental]]"). If you're a Greyjoy and TooDumbToLive, you probably won't make it far beyond your teens.
23rd Dec '16 8:08:19 AM RoyFlowers
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* DeadpanSnarker: He's often got some clever remark, even in dire situations. Has undertones of ServileSnarker [[spoiler: after he distances from his Reek persona and starts reclaiming his identity.]]
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