History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseGreyjoy

1st Jan '18 7:46:11 AM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: Oh, so very much. But, she's also a deconstruction of the trope. If she weren't one, she'd never get a say in anything important in her life at all. And, as it is, it's pretty dicey: see that unwanted, absentee wedding of hers, for starters. No matter how much Action she piles on, in the Iron Isles, she's still just a Girl.



* CatchPhrase: "Here's my husband ''(hefts axe)'' and here's my suckling babe!" ''(produces dirk from her cleavage)'' said [[SurvivalMantra whenever someone questions her role]] as an ActionGirl in a [[StayInTheKitchen traditionally patriarchal society]].

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* CatchPhrase: "Here's my husband ''(hefts axe)'' and here's my suckling babe!" ''(produces dirk from her cleavage)'' said [[SurvivalMantra whenever someone questions her role]] as an ActionGirl a WarriorPrincess in a [[StayInTheKitchen traditionally patriarchal society]].



* {{Foil}}: To Arianne Martell, during AFFC. Sure, they have a lot of differences -- ActionGirl vs. FemmeFatale being the most obvious -- but as many similarities, for all that. They are both fiercely independent princesses who seek to boldly rise above the Westerosi glass ceiling and become ruling queens of their respective cultures. [[spoiler: This doesn't happen for either of them since they both get ambushed and imprisoned before their plots can gain any momentum.]] They each look down on their younger brothers who appear to be trying to show them up or take what is theirs, only to later deeply regret the way they left things with them. They act as confidants to their fathers, who they appear to think very little of despite the advantages they provided. Both were awkward children, yet grew up to be very attractive. And they both really like sex. A lot.

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* {{Foil}}: To Arianne Martell, during AFFC. Sure, they have a lot of differences -- ActionGirl WarriorPrincess vs. FemmeFatale being the most obvious -- but as many similarities, for all that. They are both fiercely independent princesses who seek to boldly rise above the Westerosi glass ceiling and become ruling queens of their respective cultures. [[spoiler: This doesn't happen for either of them since they both get ambushed and imprisoned before their plots can gain any momentum.]] They each look down on their younger brothers who appear to be trying to show them up or take what is theirs, only to later deeply regret the way they left things with them. They act as confidants to their fathers, who they appear to think very little of despite the advantages they provided. Both were awkward children, yet grew up to be very attractive. And they both really like sex. A lot.



* OddFriendship: She and Alysane Mormont seem to be, if not exactly becoming friends, then certainly forming some bond. And, it's decidedly odd for Krakens and Bears to mix well, even though these two are both [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] with a distaste for burning people alive and with MamaBear tendencies when it comes to family members they care about. [[spoiler: Yet, when it comes to Asha's plan to try convincing Stannis to move to execute Theon under a weirwood tree, if he won't spare him outright, well... there's definitely evidence of the hand of ''somebody'' who knows far more about Northern traditions than Asha would have known before getting caught. Even with her tendency to value knowledge more than most Ironborn do. Alysane and her could seem to be getting a bit closer than guard and prisoner should, perhaps, be.]]

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* OddFriendship: She and Alysane Mormont seem to be, if not exactly becoming friends, then certainly forming some bond. And, it's decidedly odd for Krakens and Bears to mix well, even though these two are both [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] with have a distaste for burning people alive and with MamaBear tendencies when it comes to family members they care about. [[spoiler: Yet, when it comes to Asha's plan to try convincing Stannis to move to execute Theon under a weirwood tree, if he won't spare him outright, well... there's definitely evidence of the hand of ''somebody'' who knows far more about Northern traditions than Asha would have known before getting caught. Even with her tendency to value knowledge more than most Ironborn do. Alysane and her could seem to be getting a bit closer than guard and prisoner should, perhaps, be.]]



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Oh, so very much. But, she's also a deconstruction of the trope. If she weren't a raider, she'd never get a say in anything important in her life at all. And, as it is, it's pretty dicey: see that unwanted, absentee wedding of hers, for starters. No matter how much she piles on, in the Iron Isles, she's still just a girl.



* BadassGrandpa: Insisted on leading the attack on the Reach during Robert's Rebellion even though he was no longer young.
27th Dec '17 11:06:48 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: After he kills Balon and takes control of the Iron Islands, he becomes yet another contender for the role. He is also far more competent and dangerous then his brother, And if he is to be believed, and he really does wield dark magic and can control dragons he could potentially be this for the remainder of the series.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: After he kills Balon and takes control of the Iron Islands, he becomes yet another contender for the role. He is also far more competent and dangerous then his brother, And and if he is to be believed, and he really does wield dark magic and can control dragons he could potentially be this for the remainder of the series.]]
27th Dec '17 11:05:39 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: After he kills Balon and takes control of the Iron Islands, he becomes yet another contender for the role. He is also far more competent and dangerous then his brother, And if he is to be believed, and he really does wield dark magic and can control dragons he could potentially be this for the remainder of the series.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: After he kills Balon and takes control of the Iron Islands, he becomes yet another contender for the role. He is also far more competent and dangerous then his brother, And if he is to be believed, and he really does wield dark magic and can control dragons he could potentially be this for the remainder of the series.]]
27th Dec '17 11:05:09 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: After he kills Balon and takes control of the Iron Islands, he becomes yet another contender for the role. He is also far more competent and dangerous then his brother, And if he is to be believed, and he really does wield dark magic and can control dragons he could potentially be this for the remainder of the series.
20th Dec '17 8:42:06 AM oforiousmic
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* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler: Ramsay's brutal torture systematically strips away everything by which Theon once defined himself, including his archery skills, his smiles, his sexual prowess, and even his name, leaving nothing behind, except Reek. His internal journey to reclaim something of his lost identity despite the destruction of his ego as well as his ongoing abuse is at the heart of his ADwD arc.]]

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* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler: Ramsay's brutal torture systematically strips away everything by which Theon once defined himself, including his archery skills, his smiles, his sexual prowess, and even his name, leaving nothing behind, except Reek. His internal journey to reclaim something of his lost identity despite the destruction of his ego as well as his ongoing abuse is at the heart of his ADwD ADWD arc.]]
20th Dec '17 8:22:22 AM oforiousmic
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* UndyingLoyalty: To Aegon, for the simple reason that no sane mane would fight the Targaryen's dragons.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Aegon, for the simple reason that no sane mane man would fight the Targaryen's dragons.
17th Dec '17 1:42:56 PM MadAnthony94
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* TheRedBaron: "Crow's Eye" holds special significance to the ironborn, since they regard crows as animals of the Storm God, who's basically their version of Satan.
19th Nov '17 7:02:44 PM Apocrypha
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* CharacterDevelopment: The smug, arrogant, womanizing archer [[spoiler:goes through a bout of truly horrific torture, leaving his mind fracture and his identity in shambles, before gradually reclaiming it piece by piece. He emerges still snarky, but with remorse for what he's done, a more noble streak, and a greatly humbled/self-deprecating attitude.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: The smug, arrogant, womanizing archer [[spoiler:goes through a bout of truly horrific torture, leaving his mind fracture fractured and his identity in shambles, before gradually reclaiming it piece by piece. He emerges still snarky, but with remorse for what he's done, a more noble streak, and a greatly humbled/self-deprecating attitude.]]
19th Nov '17 7:02:02 PM Apocrypha
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* CharacterDevelopment: As mentioned below, he is too much Greyjoy to be a Stark and too much Stark to be a Greyjoy. [[spoiler: He is caught between trying to live up to the Greyjoy name and wanting to be a respected and loved (rather than a feared) ruler like Ned Stark.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: The smug, arrogant, womanizing archer [[spoiler:goes through a bout of truly horrific torture, leaving his mind fracture and his identity in shambles, before gradually reclaiming it piece by piece. He emerges still snarky, but with remorse for what he's done, a more noble streak, and a greatly humbled/self-deprecating attitude.]]
* ChildOfTwoWorlds:
As mentioned below, he is too much Greyjoy to be a Stark and too much Stark to be a Greyjoy. [[spoiler: He is caught between trying to live up to the Greyjoy name and wanting to be a respected and loved (rather than a feared) ruler like Ned Stark.]]


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even Theon recoils in disgust when he realizes he's been flirting with his sister, incest apparently being one of the lines he won't cross.


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* HatesBeingTouched: [[spoiler:After his torture from Ramsay, Theon seems to have an aversion to touch, yanking his arm away from Jeyne and generally flinching at the notion of physical contact. He's able to overcome this a little by the end, enough for ''him'' to initiate contact with Jeyne when fleeing Winterfell, but who knows how permanent that is.]]


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* SkepticNoLonger: [[spoiler:He believes in the Old Gods after hearing the weirwood trees whisper his name.]]


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* SurvivorsGuilt: [[spoiler:In ADWD, when Theon thinks about Robb, it's how he should have been at the Red Wedding with him. May also be a bit of a MyGodWhatHaveIDone, considering the part his betrayal played in the events leading to it.]]
8th Nov '17 6:28:10 AM gnarlynyarly2
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* DealWithTheDevil: In his panicked desperation to hold Winterfell, prove himself to his family, and abate his barely submerged feelings of inferiority, Theon finds himself relying upon [[DevilInPlainSight Reek's]] advice and assistance. Whenever Theon is at the crossroads, Reek always appears and tempts him with a solution that will best serve his immediate interests, but that will also impose a steep cost on his soul. [[spoiler: Notably, Reek lends his poisonous aid to Theon on three occasions. First, he provides a way to save face when it becomes clear that Theon will not find Bran and Rickon, which leads to the murder of the miller's sons. Second, at Theon's behest, he silences the Ironborn who know that Bran and Rickon were never captured. Finally, he returns after being sent to find reinforcements to defeat Ser Rodrik's forces and lift the siege on Winterfell, apparently saving Theon from his fate at the last moment. After this last service, though, Reek reveals himself to be Ramsay and collects his due, punishing Theon in a form of hell and ultimately transforming him into Reek.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: In his panicked desperation to hold Winterfell, prove himself to his family, and abate his barely submerged feelings of inferiority, inadequacy, Theon finds himself relying upon [[DevilInPlainSight Reek's]] advice and assistance. Whenever Theon is at the crossroads, Reek always appears and tempts him with a solution that will best serve his immediate interests, but that will also impose a steep cost on his soul. [[spoiler: Notably, Reek lends his poisonous aid to Theon on three occasions. First, he provides a way to save face when it becomes clear that Theon will not find Bran and Rickon, which leads to the murder of the miller's sons. Second, at Theon's behest, he silences the Ironborn who know that Bran and Rickon were never captured. Finally, he returns after being sent to find reinforcements to defeat Ser Rodrik's forces and lift the siege on Winterfell, apparently saving Theon from his fate at the last moment. After this last service, though, Reek reveals himself to be Ramsay and collects his due, punishing Theon in a form of hell and ultimately transforming him into Reek.]]



* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, he's seen as crossing it when [[spoiler: he murders the miller's sons and passes them off as the Stark boys. Even Asha is appalled.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, he's seen as crossing it when [[spoiler: he murders the miller's sons and passes them off as the "the Stark boys. boys." Even Asha is appalled.]]
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