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* AloofBigBrother: To Theon.

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* AloofBigBrother: AloofBigSister: To Theon.
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** Averted with Theon. In the books he's noted many times to be [[HotGuysAreBastards a tall, dark and handsome]] [[TheBeautifulElite guy]] with a long list of admirers. In the show he's more of a [[CasanovaWannabe ratty guy who can only have sex if he pays for it]].

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** Averted Inverted with Theon. In the books he's noted many times to be [[HotGuysAreBastards a tall, dark and handsome]] [[TheBeautifulElite guy]] with a long list of admirers. In the show he's more of a [[CasanovaWannabe ratty guy who can only have sex if he pays for it]].
25th Jul '16 2:27:11 AM SventheCrusader
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[[folder:Prince Theon Greyjoy[=/=]Reek]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheonGreyjoy_6463.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You know what it's like to be told how lucky you are to be someone's prisoner? To be told how much YOU owe THEM?"'']][[labelnote:Click to see Reek]][[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reek_1255.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BrainwashedAndCrazy I know who I am! I'm Reek! Reek! Loyal Reek! Good Reek! I've always been Reek!]]"'']][[/labelnote]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/AlfieAllen

->''"I'm a Greyjoy. I can't fight for Robb and my father both."''

Ned Stark's hostage and ward. Theon was technically a Stark hostage to [[IHaveYourWife guarantee his father Balon's good behavior]]. Due to his friendship with Robb Stark, his position in the Stark household became significantly more voluntary after Ned Stark's death. Theon betrayed the Starks, however, after Robb sent him to obtain Greyjoy support for the Starks in the War of the Five Kings, when Theon learned that his father intended to attack the North. Theon reluctantly sided with his father and joined the Greyjoy campaign, during which he managed to seize Winterfell with a handful of men. His seizure eventually failed when the Boltons (led by Ramsay Snow) besieged and retook Winterfell (allegedly on behalf of the Starks, though Ramsay actually sacked and burned Winterfell, which they blamed on Theon and the Ironborn), in the course of which Theon was captured. He has two older brothers ("Maron" and "Rodrik" in the books), both slain, and an older sister, Yara. [[labelnote:From the books...]]"Asha" in the books, but changed due to the OneSteveLimit and the presence of the similarly-named Osha on the Starks' side; this was perhaps inevitable after Theon lampshaded it in a later book.[[/labelnote]]

Since his capture, he has been extensively tortured by Ramsay Snow into adopting a second personality called Reek, serving as TheIgor to Ramsay. Theon-Reek tells Ramsay and Roose that the two Stark Princes are NotQuiteDead, casting a SpannerInTheWorks of their plans to usurp the North. Nonetheless, Ramsay keeps him as his personal pet and slave, appearing for all the world like ''one'' physical person is in fact ''two'' characters. Eventually Theon returns when he and Sansa escape.

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[[folder:Prince Theon Greyjoy[=/=]Reek]]

[[folder:Queen Yara Greyjoy]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheonGreyjoy_6463.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1d347d51e68ce2299b36aed28ec00373.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You know what it's like to be told how lucky you are to be someone's prisoner? To be told how much YOU owe THEM?"'']][[labelnote:Click [[caption-width-right:350:''"So good to see Reek]][[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reek_1255.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BrainwashedAndCrazy I know who I am! I'm Reek! Reek! Loyal Reek! Good Reek! I've always been Reek!]]"'']][[/labelnote]]
you, brother. This is a homecoming [[IronicEcho I'll tell my grandchildren about]]."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/AlfieAllen

Creator/GemmaWhelan

->''"I'm a Greyjoy. I can't fight for Robb going to march on the Dreadfort, I'm going to find my little brother, and my father both."''

Ned Stark's hostage and ward. Theon was technically a Stark hostage
'''I'm going to [[IHaveYourWife guarantee his father Balon's good behavior]]. Due to his friendship with Robb Stark, his position in the Stark household became significantly more voluntary after Ned Stark's death. Theon betrayed the Starks, however, after Robb sent bring him to obtain Greyjoy support for the Starks in the War of the Five Kings, when Theon learned that his father intended to attack the North. Theon reluctantly sided with his father and joined the Greyjoy campaign, during which he managed to seize Winterfell with a handful of men. His seizure eventually failed when the Boltons (led by Ramsay Snow) besieged and retook Winterfell (allegedly on behalf of the Starks, though Ramsay actually sacked and burned Winterfell, which they blamed on Theon and the Ironborn), in the course of which Theon was captured. He has two older brothers ("Maron" and "Rodrik" in the books), both slain, and an home.'''"''

Theon's
older sister, Yara. [[labelnote:From the books...]]"Asha" trained by her father as his actual heir in the books, but changed due to the OneSteveLimit and the presence his son's absence. In Season 6, she [[spoiler: declares herself Queen of the similarly-named Osha on the Starks' side; this was perhaps inevitable after Theon lampshaded it in a later book.[[/labelnote]]

Since his capture, he has been extensively tortured by Ramsay Snow into adopting a second personality called Reek, serving as TheIgor to Ramsay. Theon-Reek tells Ramsay
Iron Islands, steals most of Euron's fleet, and Roose that the two Stark Princes are NotQuiteDead, casting a SpannerInTheWorks of their plans to usurp the North. Nonetheless, Ramsay keeps him as his personal pet and slave, appearing sets sail for all the world like ''one'' physical person is in fact ''two'' characters. Eventually Theon returns when he and Sansa escape.
Mereen to make an alliance with Queen Daenerys.]]



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When he seizes Winterfell, ''none'' of the Northerners are favourably inclined toward him. His subsequent actions pretty much results in every single Northerner wanting to kill him.
* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: After having broken him completely, Ramsay finally brutally beats him into accepting "Reek" as his new name.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: The show puts more emphasis on Theon's ConflictingLoyalty to his two families and [[DudeWheresMyRespect his desire to be respected]]. His torture from Ramsay's hands are also showcased directly (and a lot) compared to the books.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Averted with Theon. In the books he's noted many times to be [[HotGuysAreBastards a tall, dark and handsome]] [[TheBeautifulElite guy]] with a long list of admirers. In the show he's more of a [[CasanovaWannabe ratty guy who can only have sex if he pays for it]].
** Book!Theon had fingers and toes removed, his hair had turned white and since Ramsay tortured him by keeping him in a cell covered in feces, he was constantly filthy as opposed to the more grubby servant garb he wears. He is unrecognizable from the earlier Theon Greyjoy to such an extent that when Asha/Yara sees him she doesn't recognize him at all whereas in Season Four, she easily recognizes Theon at once.
* AdaptationExpansion: His captivity and torture are only given mention after the fact in the books.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When he seizes Winterfell, ''none'' of ActionGirl: She commands her late brother's ship and is about the Northerners are favourably inclined toward him. His subsequent actions pretty much results equivalent to an admiral in every single Northerner wanting to kill him.
* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: After having broken him completely, Ramsay finally brutally beats him into accepting "Reek" as his new name.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: The show puts more emphasis on Theon's ConflictingLoyalty to his two families and [[DudeWheresMyRespect his desire to be respected]]. His torture from Ramsay's hands are also showcased directly (and a lot) compared to
the books.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Averted with Theon. In the books he's noted many times to be [[HotGuysAreBastards a tall, dark and handsome]] [[TheBeautifulElite guy]] with a long list of admirers. In the show he's more of a [[CasanovaWannabe ratty guy who can only have sex if he pays for it]].
** Book!Theon had fingers and toes removed, his hair had turned white and since Ramsay tortured him by keeping him in a cell covered in feces, he was constantly filthy as opposed to the more grubby servant garb he wears. He is unrecognizable from the earlier Theon
Greyjoy fleet. And she has killed already.
** DarkActionGirl: Yara is this by default, considering she's an Ironborn.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Black hair and dark eyes in the books, light brown hair and blue eyes in the TV series.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Asha
to such an extent Yara, because the producers thought viewers would get her confused with Osha.
* AdaptationalBadass: Asha is badass in the books, but not to the point
that when Asha/Yara sees him she is in the show. In the books, she doesn't recognize him at all whereas in have the UndyingLoyalty of the Ironborn and it's made clear that she [[StayInTheKitchen wouldn't inherit the Seastone Chair]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: At the end of
Season Four, 3, she easily recognizes finds out that Theon at once.
* AdaptationExpansion: His captivity
is Ramsay's prisoner, and torture are only given mention against her father's wishes decides to take a ship, 50 good men, and go rescue him. In the books, she does no such thing. In Season 6, after her bid for the fact Seastone Chair fails at the Kingsmoot, she and Theon steal nearly half the Iron Fleet and sail to Meereen to pledge themselves to Dany's cause before Euron does, knowing that he will most likely use her to conquer Westeros and then kill her once the Iron Throne is his. In the books, Asha just quietly drops out of prominence once Euron is crowned king, and Victarion sails to Meereen to pledge himself to Dany--on Euron's orders.
* AdaptationalSexuality: Although she is quite kinky
in the books.books, she has not been depicted sleeping or having relationships with women. She has thus far ''only'' been depicted having sex with a woman in the show, though it's still entirely possible she's bisexual, as [[WordOfSaintPaul Gemma herself]] suspects.



** In the books, aside from Robb most of the Northmen don't care about him (and the feeling being mutual for the most part) and his position as a hostage is very clear. He certainly isn't part of the family. Therefore the morality of his betrayal is a gray issue. In the show he is accepted as part of their family making the morality of his choice a black and white issue. Being on better terms with the Starks emphasizes the wrongness of his betrayal.
** When Sansa begs his help in escaping, he betrays her confidence to Ramsay, resulting in Sansa's serving woman ally being flayed to death. Book!Theon never sold out Jeyne Poole in anything like that manner.
* AdaptationalWimp: Book!Theon actually is [[TallDarkAndHandsome attractive]], [[BatmanGambit occasionally clever]], a good fighter and [[TheCasanova a ladies man]]. Show!Theon... [[ButtMonkey not so much]].
* AFriendInNeed: With Sansa Stark. At the end of Season 5 and the outset of Season 6, he takes several extreme risks just to protect Sansa and help her escape from the Boltons.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: He has a very severe and noticeable limp, no doubt a permanent reminder of having a drill very slowly cranked through his left foot, [[{{Understatement}} and, of course, the castration]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Abusive of Jon Snow, a lech, an oathbreaker, and a murderer of children, but damn if Ramsay Snow's torture doesn't make you pity Theon.
* AndZoidberg: Bran prays for the safety of his brothers and friends "and Theon too, I suppose."
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Yara.
* ArchEnemy: As far as he's concerned, that ''fucking hornblower''. That "fucking hornblower" turns out to be Ramsay Snow, who proves himself to be so very, '''very''' much nastier an archenemy than just an irritating musician.
* TheArcher: Makes a point of saying that the Greyjoys are famed for their archery. His skills with bow and arrow are excellent and he puts them to good use saving Bran from the Wildlings and later killing the Ravens at the Twins to ensure that Tywin Lannister would not get any news until a treaty was formed.
** Really, it's suffice to say that his skill as an archer is the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass one thing]] that Theon ''doesn't'' screw up! Tragically, given how Ramsay Snow's been treating his fingers, Theon might not even have ''that'' anymore.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: On the receiving end of one from Bran: "Did you always hate us?"
* TheAtoner: Sincerely regrets betraying the Starks, and officially starts to try and make amends for what he did by saving Sansa's life and helping her escape from the Boltons.
* AttemptedRape: Saved by [[BadBoss Ramsay Snow,]] of all people. Later becomes victim of MindRape and castration.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: While it may have no particular meaning in-universe, the creators would have known that Theon is Greek for ''{{God}}''. And Greyjoy is at least a bit foreboding, even without the history attached to it. (Whether or not he's as awesome as his name is another matter...) [[labelnote:From the books...]] There was, curiously enough, an ancient King of the North named Theon Stark, known as "the Hungry Wolf" due to his warlike reputation. That Theon carries a historic Stark name might actually play further into his issues with his adoptive family.[[/labelnote]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
** Despite the bickering and vicious mocking, he and Yara care about each other deeply. Yara even openly defies their father to set a rescue mission for him when he's the Boltons' prisoner.
** Despite his resentment over being a glorified hostage, he cares deeply for the Starks. So much that this affection is what allows him to finally break out of the "Reek" persona that Ramsay's tortures forced upon him.
* BadBoss: His employees are not any better.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Theon's decision to betray the Starks haunted him for much of the series. After helping her escape from the Boltons, Theon plans to take Sansa to the gates of Castle Black so she could be reunited with Jon. She then suggests Theon to join the Night's Watch so his crimes would be erased. Theon's not having it.
-->'''Sansa:''' We just have to make it to Castle Black. Once we're with Jon, Ramsay won't be able to touch us.\\
'''Theon:''' Jon would have me killed the moment I stepped through the gate.\\
'''Sansa:''' I won't let him. I'll tell him the truth about Bran and Rickon.\\
'''Theon:''' And the truth about the {{farm boy}}s I killed in their place? And the truth about Sir Rodrick who I [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]? And the truth about Robb [[TheOathBreaker who I betrayed]]?\\
'''Sansa:''' When you take the Black, all your crimes are forgiven.\\
'''Theon:''' I don't want to be forgiven. I can't even make amends to your family for the things I've done.
* BeardOfSorrow: In Season 3. Justified, given that his captors haven't allowed him to shave.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. It's not until after his horrific torture at the hands of Ramsay that he becomes sympathetic again, and starts truly regretting his past actions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It's suggested that his feelings for Ros go a little beyond wanting her for her body. Nothing ever comes of this, though, considering Ros is skewered with crossbow bolts and Theon...well, Theon's fate makes Ros look lucky.
* BigBadWannabe: Theon manages to easily take over Winterfell but that's because every able-bodied man is out fighting with Robb Stark. It quickly becomes apparent that he's in over his head.
* BloodKnight: Always smirking when there is the prospect of violence going on.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Sold to the enemy by his fellow Ironborn right after exhorting them to die fighting alongside him.
* BrainBleach: After realizing that the woman he was groping and tried to seduce was actually his ''sister''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: To the point that he denies his very name and identity to his own sister. Mostly as a result of his conditioning from Ramsay's TrickedIntoEscaping gambit. It turns out that he remembers perfectly well who he is but it takes Sansa and his own guilt for him to reclaim himself.
* BreakTheHaughty: His adult life, basically. In Season 3, however, it gets so very much worse though, with pretty much everything he holds dear being (literally in some horrible, horrible cases) ripped away from him.
** His skill with the bow is almost certainly taken away from him along with at least one finger.
** His sexual prowess is taken away in probably the most horrifying possible way when Ramsay Snow castrates him.
** His status as a Lord and his place in the Greyjoy family is taken away in two tragic ways, with him being tortured to accept "Reek" as his new name by Ramsay after Ramsay decided Theon was "too noble" a name for someone like him, and his own father utterly disowning him due to him "not being a man anymore" and abandoning him to his fate.
* BrokenPedestal: Spends most of his life believing that all Ironborn are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who [[DefiantToTheEnd fights to the bitter end]]. He realized how wrong he was the hard way when his men sold him to the Boltons.
* ButtMonkey: Distrusted and treated like dirt by pretty much everyone except Robb.
** This becomes even more pronounced in Season 2, where not only do his own people treat him with contempt, but he manages to make a fool of himself even after taking Winterfell. Remaining a ButtMonkey while you're the leader of a conquering army is quite an achievement.
** Nearly all of his scenes in Season 3 are him being tortured. By Season 4, he's utterly broken.

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** Because Theon in the show is more sympathetic than his book counterpart was at that point, Yara comes across as more of a jerkass, as opposed to Asha, who comes across as a KarmicTrickster in terms of her baiting him. Yara is also presented as (largely) following in the footsteps of her father, compared to Asha, who while likewise Balon's favorite, has more pronounced WhiteSheep tendencies. That being said, her crueler tendencies are heavily implied to be an act to force Theon to get his shit together, since she's far more willing to defend Theon to Balon when he's not around, shifting her back into KarmicTrickster territory.
** Her plan in the Kingsmoot is to revive and rebuild the Iron Fleet to never before seen heights implying designs of conquest on a large scale.
In the books, aside from Robb most of the Northmen don't care about him (and the feeling being mutual for the most part) and his position as a hostage is very clear. He certainly isn't part of the family. Therefore the morality of his betrayal is a gray issue. In the show he is accepted as part of their family making the morality of his choice a black and white issue. Being on better terms she made it clear that she has different intentions, she wants to seek allies with the Starks emphasizes the wrongness of his betrayal.
** When Sansa begs his help in escaping, he betrays her confidence to Ramsay, resulting in Sansa's serving woman ally being flayed to death. Book!Theon never sold out Jeyne Poole in anything like that manner.
* AdaptationalWimp: Book!Theon actually is [[TallDarkAndHandsome attractive]], [[BatmanGambit occasionally clever]], a good fighter
mainland, abandon superficial conquest and [[TheCasanova a ladies man]]. Show!Theon... [[ButtMonkey not so much]].
* AFriendInNeed: With Sansa Stark. At the end of Season 5 and the outset of Season 6, he takes several extreme risks just to protect Sansa and help her escape from the Boltons.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: He has a very severe and noticeable limp, no doubt a permanent reminder of having a drill very slowly cranked through his left foot, [[{{Understatement}} and, of course, the castration]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Abusive of Jon Snow, a lech, an oathbreaker, and a murderer of children, but damn if Ramsay Snow's torture doesn't make you pity Theon.
* AndZoidberg: Bran prays for the safety of his brothers and friends "and Theon too, I suppose."
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Yara.
* ArchEnemy: As far as he's concerned, that ''fucking hornblower''. That "fucking hornblower" turns out to be Ramsay Snow, who proves himself to be so very, '''very''' much nastier an archenemy than just an irritating musician.
* TheArcher: Makes a point of saying that the Greyjoys are famed for their archery. His skills
parlay peace with bow and arrow are excellent and he puts them to good use saving Bran from the Wildlings and later killing the Ravens at the Twins to ensure that Tywin Lannister would not get any news until a treaty was formed.
** Really, it's suffice to say that his skill as an archer is the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass one thing]] that Theon ''doesn't'' screw up! Tragically, given how Ramsay Snow's been treating his fingers, Theon might not even have ''that'' anymore.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: On the receiving end of one from Bran: "Did you always hate us?"
* TheAtoner: Sincerely regrets betraying the Starks, and officially starts to try and make amends for what he did by saving Sansa's life and helping her escape from the Boltons.
* AttemptedRape: Saved by [[BadBoss Ramsay Snow,]] of all people. Later becomes victim of MindRape and castration.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: While it may have no particular meaning in-universe, the creators would have known that Theon is Greek for ''{{God}}''. And Greyjoy is at least a bit foreboding, even without the history attached to it. (Whether or not he's as awesome as his name is another matter...) [[labelnote:From the books...]] There was, curiously enough, an ancient King of
the North named Theon Stark, known as "the Hungry Wolf" due in exchange for some land to his warlike reputation. settle, and convert the Ironborn from reaving to trade. That Theon carries being said, the fact that Yara eventually agrees to give up piracy and rein her people in under Dany's rule displays that, while more of a historic Stark name might actually play further into his issues with his adoptive family.[[/labelnote]]
traditionalist than her book counterpart, she's still open-minded enough to commit to change.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
AloofBigBrother: To Theon.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
** Despite the bickering and vicious mocking, he she and Yara Theon care about each other deeply. Yara She even openly defies their her father to set in organizing a rescue mission for him Theon immediately after receiving his castrated penis. When Theon returns to Pyke again in Season 6, Yara - already on edge and a bit paranoid after Balon's death - is furious at first, but when Theon tearfully confesses that he's there purely to support her as the Boltons' prisoner.
new ruler of the Iron Islands, she is stunned and untenses at once. All the bravado leaves her, and she nearly hugs him on the spot.
** Yara also isn't terribly fond of her father, but still swears gruesome, bloody vengeance when [[spoiler: Euron murders him]].
* {{An Axe to Grind}}/{{Dual Wielding}}: As displayed in "The Laws of Gods and Men", Yara's weapons of choice are a pair of tomahawks, utilized both for melee and for throwing.
* BadassBoast: See the quote at the top of the page. The end result might have been [[TheWorfEffect a total failure]], but it's still pretty badass.
* BadassGay: As a battle-hardened ironborn raider who is very much into pretty ladies, Yara is about as helpless as she is heterosexual.
* BadassLongcoat: Yara wears the ubiquitous longcoat and breastplate of the Ironborn. Suffice it to say, she pulls it off with aplomb.
* BigSisterBully: The second season sees Yara more or less treat Theon as TheChewToy. That being said...
* BigSisterInstinct:
Despite his resentment everything, Yara does make it clear over being a glorified hostage, he cares deeply for the Starks. So much that this affection is what allows him to finally break out course of the "Reek" persona following seasons that Ramsay's tortures forced upon him.
* BadBoss: His employees are not any better.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Theon's decision to betray the Starks haunted him
she does, in fact, care for much of the series. After helping her escape from the Boltons, Theon plans to take Sansa to the gates of Castle Black so she could be reunited with Jon. She then suggests little brother. When Balon leaves Theon to join the Night's Watch so his crimes would be erased. Theon's not having it.
-->'''Sansa:''' We just have to make it to Castle Black. Once we're with Jon, Ramsay won't be able to touch us.\\
'''Theon:''' Jon would have me killed the moment I stepped through the gate.\\
'''Sansa:''' I won't let him. I'll tell him the truth about Bran and Rickon.\\
'''Theon:''' And the truth about the {{farm boy}}s I killed in their place? And the truth about Sir Rodrick who I [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]? And the truth about Robb [[TheOathBreaker who I betrayed]]?\\
'''Sansa:''' When you take the Black, all your crimes are forgiven.\\
'''Theon:''' I don't want to be forgiven. I can't even make amends to your family for the things I've done.
* BeardOfSorrow: In Season 3. Justified, given that his captors haven't allowed him to shave.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. It's not until after his horrific torture
die at the hands of Ramsay that he becomes sympathetic again, the Boltons, Yara opts to go rogue and starts truly regretting his past actions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It's suggested that his feelings for Ros go
run a rescue mission. Though it amounts to little beyond wanting her for her body. Nothing ever comes of this, though, considering Ros is skewered with crossbow bolts and Theon...well, Theon's fate makes Ros look lucky.
* BigBadWannabe: Theon manages to easily take over Winterfell but that's because every able-bodied man is out fighting with Robb Stark. It quickly becomes apparent that he's in over his head.
* BloodKnight: Always smirking when there is the prospect of violence going on.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Sold to the enemy by his fellow Ironborn right after exhorting them to die fighting alongside him.
* BrainBleach: After realizing that the woman he was groping and tried to seduce was actually his ''sister''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: To the point that he denies his very name and identity to his own sister. Mostly as a result of his conditioning from Ramsay's TrickedIntoEscaping gambit. It turns out that he remembers perfectly well who he is but it takes Sansa and his own guilt for him to reclaim himself.
* BreakTheHaughty: His adult life, basically. In Season 3, however, it gets so very much worse though, with pretty much everything he holds dear being (literally in some horrible, horrible cases) ripped away from him.
** His skill with the bow is almost certainly taken away from him along with at least one finger.
** His sexual prowess is taken away in probably the most horrifying possible way when Ramsay Snow castrates him.
** His status as a Lord and his place
in the Greyjoy family is taken away end, it does a lot to cast her in a better light.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Daenerys, as strong-willed women looking to make their mark in a patriarchal society. The admiration between the
two tragic ways, with him being tortured to accept "Reek" as his new name by Ramsay after Ramsay decided when they first meet is instant and obvious - [[LesYay and perhaps not entirely platonic, either...]]
* BrotherSisterIncest:
Theon was "too noble" a name for really should verify who someone like him, and is before his own father utterly disowning him due fingers start wandering...
* ButchLesbian: Yara is revealed
to him "not being a man anymore" and abandoning him to his fate.
* BrokenPedestal: Spends most of his life believing that all Ironborn are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who [[DefiantToTheEnd fights to
be either this or BiTheWay in "The Broken Man". [[WordOfSaintPaul Her actress]] reckons it's the bitter end]]. He realized how wrong he was the hard way when his men sold him to the Boltons.
* ButtMonkey: Distrusted and treated like dirt by pretty much everyone except Robb.
** This becomes even more pronounced in Season 2, where
latter. In any case, she is very definitely not only do his own people treat him with contempt, but he manages to make a fool of himself even after taking Winterfell. Remaining a ButtMonkey while you're the leader of a conquering army is quite an achievement.
** Nearly all of his scenes in Season 3 are him being tortured. By Season 4, he's utterly broken.
straight.



** In "What is Dead May Never Die", after putting up with the constant abuse from his father, for the ''horrific'' "crime" of being the price Balon had to pay for losing his sorry little war a decade prior, he snaps with the quote below. He gets a smack across the face for his trouble. Sadly, he still decides to forsake the Starks and join the Greyjoy cause at the end of the episode. That said, it did seem to break through Balon's skull for a short time. That or it just made him think back to the deaths of his other two sons.
--->'''Theon''': You act as if I ''volunteered'' to go! You ''gave me away'', if you remember?! The day you bent the knee to Robert Baratheon! After he ''[[CurbStompBattle crushed]]'' you! Did you "[[IronicEcho take what was yours]]", then?!
** It was possibly both, that Theon's words made Balon think about his dead sons, and for like a few seconds he understood the truth: that it was ultimately his own foolish pride and ambition that got his sons killed, not Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark. He lashed out at Theon rather than face the unpalatable truth.
* CareerEndingInjury: It is heavily implied that the injuries he suffered from Ramsay's tortures ended his career as a warrior. His limp in particular permanently damaged his maneuverability. [[spoiler: That said, he shows in Season 6 that he's still able to hold and use a sword.]]
* CharacterTics: As a result of his indoctrination, Reek has great difficulty making eye contact; also, perhaps as a physical side-effect of all the torture, he's also prone to twitching during times of stress. Unfortunately, this still remains to some extent after he rediscovers himself as Theon Greyjoy.
* ChildOfTwoWorlds: A {{Deconstruction}}, he's too Northern for the Iron Islands and too Ironborn for the North. His failure to resolve that identity crisis leads to tragedy for him and everyone else. He eventually becomes Reek, a mindless puppet broken of will, neither Ironborn or Northern. He finally snaps out at the end of Season 5.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After being sold out by the Ironborn, he's revealed in Season 3 to be a prisoner being subjected to it by his captors. Despite asking him questions, they don't actually seem to be interested in his answers.
* CombatPragmatist: He has shades of this. Though he's not really that pragmatic in other ways, from what we see, Theon actually has a fair measure of success in combat because he's sneaky and doesn't fight fairly.
** In Season 1, he rescues Bran and ends the standoff between Robb and the wildlings by shooting their leader in the back.
** In Season 2, he lures Ser Rodrik and the guards remaining in Winterfell away with a feint attack on Torrhen's Square. He then sends his men over the walls and takes the castle as it sleeps. He also successfully unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatDown on Black Lorren by exploiting the element of surprise.
** Finally, in Season 5, he saves Sansa Stark from a world of hurt by chucking Myranda to her DisneyVillainDeath, a feat that he accomplishes by attacking from behind and subverting her expectations that he's totally Ramsay's creature (though that may not have factored in his decision to do it).
** At the start of Season 6, [[spoiler: he and Sansa are surrounded by Bolton soldiers and about to be dragged back to Winterfell, but suddenly Brienne and Podrick ambush the soldiers. During the ensuing fight, Pod is knocked off his horse and finds himself outmatched by the soldier he fights on foot. Before the soldier can deliver the killing blow, however, Theon gets his hands on a dropped sword and thrusts it into the back of Pod's attacker.]]
* ConflictingLoyalty: His biological family versus the one that raised him. He ultimately chooses his biological family, neatly summed up by his entry and image quotes, above.
* CoveredWithScars: Though Reek's face has been left mostly unmarked, during the bath scene it's revealed that the rest of his body is covered with dozens of painful-looking scars.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In spite of all his other failings, Theon is an amazing archer and helped Robb win several of his initial battles. Everything went downhill for him after his FaceHeelTurn, and thanks to Ramsay Snow, he hasn't even got the archery anymore.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: He's introduced in Season 3 as bound to an X-shaped cross and being subjected to torture. He spends a lot of time this way.
* DemotedToExtra: In a way similar to Catelyn in Season 2. In the books the story at Winterfell is told from his perspective and a lot of focus is put on him gradually reclaiming his former identity, with Ramsay's bride almost being a background figure. The show focuses more on the bride's experiences and her repeated attempts to reach Theon. Justified by Theon's story from the books being mostly internal and thus impractical to film.
* DespairEventHorizon: He's already past this during his torture by Ramsay and the news that Robb Stark is dead and Ramsay's own father murdered him probably killed any bits of hope he had left. He later dives even further when he meets Sansa and admits his guilt into betraying the Starks and outright admits he deserves to be tortured for killing children.
* TheDogBitesBack: Theon kills Myranda when she threatens to torture Sansa out of jealousy, He then grabs Sansa and jumps from Winterfell's walls with her, stealing Ramsay's prize.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** He expects a grand welcome during his homecoming. He doesn't get it.
** He also expects the people of Winterfell to at least show him a ''little'' respect, considering he invaded it with armed soldiers and occupied it. ''Noooooooope.'' Everyone from crippled children to helpless old men gives him lip and snark.
* EunuchsAreEvil: Averted. The horrific torture and mind-breaking he suffers alongside castration by Ramsay's hands gets some sympathy he lost when he went off the rails to please his father.

to:

** In "What is Dead May Never Die", True to sibling fashion, she finally lets Balon have it in "Mhysa" after putting up with the constant abuse from his father, for the ''horrific'' "crime" of being the price Balon had to pay for losing his sorry little war a decade prior, he snaps with the quote below. He gets a smack across the face for his trouble. Sadly, he still decides to forsake leave Theon to be tortured to death, ceaselessly degrading and dehumanizing him in the Starks and join process. The result is pretty fantastic.
---> '''Yara:''' He's your '''''son!'''''
** She demonstrates this again in
the Greyjoy cause at sixth season, giving her father a blunt dressing-down for the end outrageous stupidity of their continued involvement in the war.
* TheCaptain: Already the de facto commander
of the episode. That said, Iron Fleet (well, most of it did seem anyway...), she becomes the commander of Dany's armada after she and Theon swear themselves to break through support her cause.
* CompositeCharacter: As her post-Kingsmoot story in the books was wrapped up with Stannis, who'd already been killed on the show, she instead takes over the role of her AdaptedOut uncle Victarion.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice is deep and quite raspy, basically making her a female GutturalGrowler.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Is clearly much more favoured than her brother by their father and is similarly eager to aid his efforts in attacking the North. However, both are awesomely averted in the finale of Season 3 where
Balon's skull for disgustingly cruel dismissal of Theon as [[GroinAttack "not being a short time. That or it just made man anymore"]] and his desire to leave him think back to his nightmarish fate at the deaths hands of Ramsay Snow cause her to openly disobey his other two sons.
--->'''Theon''': You act as if I ''volunteered''
command and sail off with her own team to go! You ''gave me away'', if save her brother.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her sarcasm is so dry
you remember?! The day you bent the knee to Robert Baratheon! After he ''[[CurbStompBattle crushed]]'' you! Did you "[[IronicEcho take what was yours]]", then?!
** It was possibly both, that
can practically hear it snap. Theon's words made Balon think about his dead sons, and for like often her target.
-->'''Yara''': ''[to Theon]'' You're
a few seconds he understood the truth: that it was ultimately his own foolish pride and ambition that got his sons killed, not Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark. He lashed out at Theon rather than face the unpalatable truth.
* CareerEndingInjury: It is heavily implied that the injuries he suffered from Ramsay's tortures ended his career as a
great warrior. His limp in particular permanently damaged his maneuverability. [[spoiler: That said, he shows in Season 6 that he's still able to hold and use a sword.]]
* CharacterTics: As a result of his indoctrination, Reek has great difficulty making eye contact; also, perhaps as a physical side-effect of all
I saw the torture, he's also prone to twitching during times of stress. Unfortunately, this still remains to some extent after he rediscovers himself as Theon Greyjoy.
* ChildOfTwoWorlds: A {{Deconstruction}}, he's too Northern for
bodies above your gates. Which one gave you the Iron Islands and too Ironborn for the North. His failure to resolve that identity crisis leads to tragedy for him and everyone else. He eventually becomes Reek, a mindless puppet broken of will, neither Ironborn or Northern. He finally snaps out at the end of Season 5.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After being sold out by the Ironborn, he's revealed in Season 3 to be a prisoner being subjected to it by his captors. Despite asking him questions, they don't actually seem to be interested in his answers.
* CombatPragmatist: He has shades of this. Though he's not really that pragmatic in other ways, from what we see, Theon actually has a fair measure of success in combat because he's sneaky and doesn't fight fairly.
** In Season 1, he rescues Bran and ends the standoff between Robb and the wildlings by shooting their leader in the back.
** In Season 2, he lures Ser Rodrik and the guards remaining in Winterfell away with a feint attack on Torrhen's Square. He then sends his men over the walls and takes the castle as it sleeps. He also successfully unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatDown on Black Lorren by exploiting the element of surprise.
** Finally, in Season 5, he saves Sansa Stark from a world of hurt by chucking Myranda to her DisneyVillainDeath, a feat that he accomplishes by attacking from behind and subverting her expectations that he's totally Ramsay's creature (though that may not have factored in his decision to do it).
** At the start of Season 6, [[spoiler: he and Sansa are surrounded by Bolton soldiers and about to be dragged back to Winterfell, but suddenly Brienne and Podrick ambush the soldiers. During the ensuing
tougher fight, Pod is knocked off his horse and finds himself outmatched by the soldier he fights on foot. Before cripple or the soldier can deliver the killing blow, however, Theon gets his hands on a dropped sword and thrusts it into the back of Pod's attacker.]]
six year old?
* ConflictingLoyalty: His biological family versus the DeathGlare: Levels one that raised him. He ultimately chooses his biological family, neatly summed up by his entry and image quotes, above.
* CoveredWithScars: Though Reek's face has been left mostly unmarked, during the bath scene it's revealed that the rest of his body is covered
bristling with dozens TranquilFury on Balon when the two learn of painful-looking scars.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In spite of all his other failings, Theon is an amazing archer
Theon's capture and helped Robb win several of his initial battles. Everything went downhill for him after his FaceHeelTurn, torture and thanks Balon refuses to Ramsay Snow, he hasn't even got the archery anymore.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: He's introduced in Season 3 as bound to an X-shaped cross and being subjected to torture. He spends a lot of time this way.
do anything about it.
* DemotedToExtra: In a way similar to Catelyn in Season 2. In 3, only appearing in the books the story at Winterfell finale. In Season 4 she only appears in one episode as well (though it's a memorable appearance), and is told entirely absent from his perspective and a lot of focus is put on him gradually reclaiming his former identity, with Ramsay's bride almost being a background figure. The show focuses more on Season 5. However, come Season 6, she reaches POV character status as the bride's experiences and her repeated attempts to reach Theon. Justified by Theon's story from star of the books being mostly internal and thus impractical to film.
Ironborn plotline.
* DespairEventHorizon: He's already past TheDragon: Is effectively this during his torture by Ramsay and to her father's BigBad in the news that Robb Stark is dead and Ramsay's own father murdered him probably killed any bits of hope he had left. He later dives even further when he meets Sansa and admits his guilt into betraying the Starks and outright admits he deserves to be tortured for killing children.
* TheDogBitesBack: Theon kills Myranda when she threatens to torture Sansa out of jealousy, He then grabs Sansa and jumps from Winterfell's walls with her, stealing Ramsay's prize.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** He expects a grand welcome during his homecoming. He doesn't get it.
** He also expects the people of Winterfell to at least show him a ''little'' respect, considering he invaded it with armed soldiers and occupied it. ''Noooooooope.'' Everyone from crippled children to helpless old men gives him lip and snark.
* EunuchsAreEvil: Averted. The horrific torture and mind-breaking he suffers alongside castration by Ramsay's hands gets some sympathy he lost when he went off the rails to please his father.
second season's Stark[=/=]Greyjoy storyline.



** Yara is disgusted when she finds out that Theon has apparently killed Bran and Rickon in the second season, because it was both morally wrong and [[PragmaticVillainy robbed them of two valuable hostages]].
---> '''Yara:''' The little boy prisoners made you a promise and you got mad when they broke it? Are you the ''[[WhatAnIdiot dumbest cunt alive?]]''
** Likewise, Balon's disregard for Theon's torture and mutilation at the hands of the Boltons leaves Yara visibly livid, despite her own poor relationship with her brother.
* EurekaMoment: The moment she sees her uncle Euron Greyjoy at the Kingsmoot, she immediately realizes that he killed her father and openly accuses him of this.
* HeirClubForMen: Despite having the well-deserved UndyingLoyalty of her own men, Yara's claim to the Seastone Chair is immediately thrown into doubt by Euron's sudden reappearance. The Ironborn vote for Euron even after he admits to killing Balon.
* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children. Later, in making her alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, she agrees to Dany's condition that the Ironborn forswear their culture of piracy in exchange for the Iron Isles' independence. While she hesitates initially, she acknowledges that the world has moved on and it's time to leave their people's old ways behind if they want to truly prosper.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Does not appear in the series until Season 2.
* IcyBlueEyes: Yara has remarkably piercing eyes, particularly when she's angry. This is demonstrated nicely by the DeathGlare archived above.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Between her [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral boundaries]] and the loyalty and relative affection she shows for her family, Yara shows enough heart throughout the series to set herself apart from the rest of the Ironborn, despite being a hard and ruthless raider herself.
* TheLadette: Yara dresses as the other Ironborn do and is just as hard a drinker and tough a fighter as any of them.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Pretends to be a common woman on the Iron Islands to gauge what sort of threat Theon is to her position. She isn't impressed.
* OneOfTheBoys: The other Ironborn consider her to be this, much preferring her companionship to Theon's.
* OneSteveLimit: The character is named Asha in the books. The TV series changed it to avoid possible confusions with Osha.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the other Ironborn leaders including her own father, she's seemingly the only one with a basic grasp of large-scale political and military strategy. Balon's "plan" was to opportunistically attack the North purely because they were an easy victory while their army was away - then keep fighting to hold the towns and castles they'd captured long after that war in the south ended. TV-Yara even gives a variation on book-Asha's famous "pinecones and rocks" speech, pointing out that attacking ''the North'' of all places has brought them absolutely nothing - as opposed to say, trying to capture the mines of the Westerlands or the farms of the Reach (after all, winter is coming). She outright berates her father for trying to fight mainland armies when their strength is ''at sea''. Only Theon also brought up these concerns - that the North was their natural ally and they should have teamed up against the Lannisters - but he caved because he wanted to impress his father.
* OutnumberedSiblings: Balon's only daughter.
* ParentalFavoritism: Yara has earned her father's favor. She's the only person he seems to show any affection for.
* PirateGirl: It comes with being an Ironborn.
* PutOnABus: Barely appears after her major introduction in Season 2; only a brief 3 minute scene in Season 3, another brief 3 minute scene in Season 4 (which wasn't well received), then not at all in Season 5.
** TheBusCameBack: Her primary storyarc from the novels, the Kingsmoot, ultimately wasn't omitted from the TV series but simply pushed back to Season 6. Yara went from being a character casual viewers barely remembered in Season 5 to one of the standout parts of Season 6, widely praised by critics.
* ReplacementGoldfish: With two sons dead and the third one hostage, Balon considers her his heir.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: She sets out to find Theon and kill his captors, but it's quickly subverted. When she finds him, Theon is brainwashed to the point that he doesn't even want to be rescued, and Ramsay shows up and butchers most of her men before forcing her to flee.
* RousingSpeech: As fantastic a speech Theon gave in "Valar Morghulis", Yara [[RuleOfSymbolism delivers one about ten times more moving and passionate]] in "The Laws of Gods and Men".
-->'''Yara:''' They ''skinned'' our countrymen, and they ''mutilated'' my brother. Your prince! ''Your prince!'' ''Everything'' they've done to him, they've also done to you! As long as they can hurt our prince with impunity, ''the word "Ironborn" means '''NOTHING!'''''
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: [[spoiler: After Euron wins the Kingsmoot, she and Theon go into exile rather than stay at the mercy of their murderous uncle, and a sizeable portion of dissident Ironborn follow them in taking the best Ironborn ships with them.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Introduced to the series during the second episode of Season 2.
* SheIsTheKing: [[spoiler: She's vying to be the first female Ironborn ruler, and almost becomes one had it not been for her EvilUncle Euron. She later sails to Mereen and ally with Daenerys to take the Salt Throne.]]
* SiblingRivalry: With Theon, although she doesn't consider him a serious rival.
* SmugSmiler: Yara's default expression is a self-assured, cocksure smirk. Theon is frequently on the receiving end, at least in the second season.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: She truly loves Theon, but when he still has PTSD when they're in Volantis in Season 6, she tells him that if he doesn't want to live he should just kill himself, or he should keep going - though she does apologize for being a little insensitive. This might seem kind of blunt to us, but in the behind-the-scenes videos, the showrunners directly explained that "Yara isn't a trained psychotherapist", most people in Westeros don't really know about PTSD and the ironborn in particular are more blunt than others, so they felt that it would be untrue to her background if she wasn't kind of blunt in this scene.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only prominent female Ironborn shown onscreen (exactly as in the novels, in which the ironborn are very misogynistic and her status as a tomboyish warrior is quite unusual).
* {{Tomboy}}: Yara can drink and fight with the best of them.
* WorthyOpponent: Shows shades of this when calling Theon out on apparently murdering Bran and Rickon, noting that the boys' continued resistance of Theon and his Ironborn was a mark of bravery.
** Ramsay also considers her as one during their encounter at the Dreadfort.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: After the death of her father, Yara loses her bid for the crown to her uncle Euron. Euron's first decree is to have Yara and Theon killed, forcing the two to flee.]]
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[[folder:Prince Theon Greyjoy[=/=]Reek]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You know what it's like to be told how lucky you are to be someone's prisoner? To be told how much YOU owe THEM?"'']][[labelnote:Click to see Reek]][[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reek_1255.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BrainwashedAndCrazy I know who I am! I'm Reek! Reek! Loyal Reek! Good Reek! I've always been Reek!]]"'']][[/labelnote]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/AlfieAllen

->''"I'm a Greyjoy. I can't fight for Robb and my father both."''

Ned Stark's hostage and ward. Theon was technically a Stark hostage to [[IHaveYourWife guarantee his father Balon's good behavior]]. Due to his friendship with Robb Stark, his position in the Stark household became significantly more voluntary after Ned Stark's death. Theon betrayed the Starks, however, after Robb sent him to obtain Greyjoy support for the Starks in the War of the Five Kings, when Theon learned that his father intended to attack the North. Theon reluctantly sided with his father and joined the Greyjoy campaign, during which he managed to seize Winterfell with a handful of men. His seizure eventually failed when the Boltons (led by Ramsay Snow) besieged and retook Winterfell (allegedly on behalf of the Starks, though Ramsay actually sacked and burned Winterfell, which they blamed on Theon and the Ironborn), in the course of which Theon was captured. He has two older brothers ("Maron" and "Rodrik" in the books), both slain, and an older sister, Yara. [[labelnote:From the books...]]"Asha" in the books, but changed due to the OneSteveLimit and the presence of the similarly-named Osha on the Starks' side; this was perhaps inevitable after Theon lampshaded it in a later book.[[/labelnote]]

Since his capture, he has been extensively tortured by Ramsay Snow into adopting a second personality called Reek, serving as TheIgor to Ramsay. Theon-Reek tells Ramsay and Roose that the two Stark Princes are NotQuiteDead, casting a SpannerInTheWorks of their plans to usurp the North. Nonetheless, Ramsay keeps him as his personal pet and slave, appearing for all the world like ''one'' physical person is in fact ''two'' characters. Eventually Theon returns when he and Sansa escape.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When he seizes Winterfell, ''none'' of the Northerners are favourably inclined toward him. His subsequent actions pretty much results in every single Northerner wanting to kill him.
* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: After having broken him completely, Ramsay finally brutally beats him into accepting "Reek" as his new name.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: The show puts more emphasis on Theon's ConflictingLoyalty to his two families and [[DudeWheresMyRespect his desire to be respected]]. His torture from Ramsay's hands are also showcased directly (and a lot) compared to the books.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Averted with Theon. In the books he's noted many times to be [[HotGuysAreBastards a tall, dark and handsome]] [[TheBeautifulElite guy]] with a long list of admirers. In the show he's more of a [[CasanovaWannabe ratty guy who can only have sex if he pays for it]].
** Book!Theon had fingers and toes removed, his hair had turned white and since Ramsay tortured him by keeping him in a cell covered in feces, he was constantly filthy as opposed to the more grubby servant garb he wears. He is unrecognizable from the earlier Theon Greyjoy to such an extent that when Asha/Yara sees him she doesn't recognize him at all whereas in Season Four, she easily recognizes Theon at once.
* AdaptationExpansion: His captivity and torture are only given mention after the fact in the books.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** In the books, aside from Robb most of the Northmen don't care about him (and the feeling being mutual for the most part) and his position as a hostage is very clear. He certainly isn't part of the family. Therefore the morality of his betrayal is a gray issue. In the show he is accepted as part of their family making the morality of his choice a black and white issue. Being on better terms with the Starks emphasizes the wrongness of his betrayal.
** When Sansa begs his help in escaping, he betrays her confidence to Ramsay, resulting in Sansa's serving woman ally being flayed to death. Book!Theon never sold out Jeyne Poole in anything like that manner.
* AdaptationalWimp: Book!Theon actually is [[TallDarkAndHandsome attractive]], [[BatmanGambit occasionally clever]], a good fighter and [[TheCasanova a ladies man]]. Show!Theon... [[ButtMonkey not so much]].
* AFriendInNeed: With Sansa Stark. At the end of Season 5 and the outset of Season 6, he takes several extreme risks just to protect Sansa and help her escape from the Boltons.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: He has a very severe and noticeable limp, no doubt a permanent reminder of having a drill very slowly cranked through his left foot, [[{{Understatement}} and, of course, the castration]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Abusive of Jon Snow, a lech, an oathbreaker, and a murderer of children, but damn if Ramsay Snow's torture doesn't make you pity Theon.
* AndZoidberg: Bran prays for the safety of his brothers and friends "and Theon too, I suppose."
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Yara.
* ArchEnemy: As far as he's concerned, that ''fucking hornblower''. That "fucking hornblower" turns out to be Ramsay Snow, who proves himself to be so very, '''very''' much nastier an archenemy than just an irritating musician.
* TheArcher: Makes a point of saying that the Greyjoys are famed for their archery. His skills with bow and arrow are excellent and he puts them to good use saving Bran from the Wildlings and later killing the Ravens at the Twins to ensure that Tywin Lannister would not get any news until a treaty was formed.
** Really, it's suffice to say that his skill as an archer is the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass one thing]] that Theon ''doesn't'' screw up! Tragically, given how Ramsay Snow's been treating his fingers, Theon might not even have ''that'' anymore.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: On the receiving end of one from Bran: "Did you always hate us?"
* TheAtoner: Sincerely regrets betraying the Starks, and officially starts to try and make amends for what he did by saving Sansa's life and helping her escape from the Boltons.
* AttemptedRape: Saved by [[BadBoss Ramsay Snow,]] of all people. Later becomes victim of MindRape and castration.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: While it may have no particular meaning in-universe, the creators would have known that Theon is Greek for ''{{God}}''. And Greyjoy is at least a bit foreboding, even without the history attached to it. (Whether or not he's as awesome as his name is another matter...) [[labelnote:From the books...]] There was, curiously enough, an ancient King of the North named Theon Stark, known as "the Hungry Wolf" due to his warlike reputation. That Theon carries a historic Stark name might actually play further into his issues with his adoptive family.[[/labelnote]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
** Despite the bickering and vicious mocking, he and Yara care about each other deeply. Yara even openly defies their father to set a rescue mission for him when he's the Boltons' prisoner.
** Despite his resentment over being a glorified hostage, he cares deeply for the Starks. So much that this affection is what allows him to finally break out of the "Reek" persona that Ramsay's tortures forced upon him.
* BadBoss: His employees are not any better.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Theon's decision to betray the Starks haunted him for much of the series. After helping her escape from the Boltons, Theon plans to take Sansa to the gates of Castle Black so she could be reunited with Jon. She then suggests Theon to join the Night's Watch so his crimes would be erased. Theon's not having it.
-->'''Sansa:''' We just have to make it to Castle Black. Once we're with Jon, Ramsay won't be able to touch us.\\
'''Theon:''' Jon would have me killed the moment I stepped through the gate.\\
'''Sansa:''' I won't let him. I'll tell him the truth about Bran and Rickon.\\
'''Theon:''' And the truth about the {{farm boy}}s I killed in their place? And the truth about Sir Rodrick who I [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]? And the truth about Robb [[TheOathBreaker who I betrayed]]?\\
'''Sansa:''' When you take the Black, all your crimes are forgiven.\\
'''Theon:''' I don't want to be forgiven. I can't even make amends to your family for the things I've done.
* BeardOfSorrow: In Season 3. Justified, given that his captors haven't allowed him to shave.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. It's not until after his horrific torture at the hands of Ramsay that he becomes sympathetic again, and starts truly regretting his past actions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It's suggested that his feelings for Ros go a little beyond wanting her for her body. Nothing ever comes of this, though, considering Ros is skewered with crossbow bolts and Theon...well, Theon's fate makes Ros look lucky.
* BigBadWannabe: Theon manages to easily take over Winterfell but that's because every able-bodied man is out fighting with Robb Stark. It quickly becomes apparent that he's in over his head.
* BloodKnight: Always smirking when there is the prospect of violence going on.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Sold to the enemy by his fellow Ironborn right after exhorting them to die fighting alongside him.
* BrainBleach: After realizing that the woman he was groping and tried to seduce was actually his ''sister''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: To the point that he denies his very name and identity to his own sister. Mostly as a result of his conditioning from Ramsay's TrickedIntoEscaping gambit. It turns out that he remembers perfectly well who he is but it takes Sansa and his own guilt for him to reclaim himself.
* BreakTheHaughty: His adult life, basically. In Season 3, however, it gets so very much worse though, with pretty much everything he holds dear being (literally in some horrible, horrible cases) ripped away from him.
** His skill with the bow is almost certainly taken away from him along with at least one finger.
** His sexual prowess is taken away in probably the most horrifying possible way when Ramsay Snow castrates him.
** His status as a Lord and his place in the Greyjoy family is taken away in two tragic ways, with him being tortured to accept "Reek" as his new name by Ramsay after Ramsay decided Theon was "too noble" a name for someone like him, and his own father utterly disowning him due to him "not being a man anymore" and abandoning him to his fate.
* BrokenPedestal: Spends most of his life believing that all Ironborn are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who [[DefiantToTheEnd fights to the bitter end]]. He realized how wrong he was the hard way when his men sold him to the Boltons.
* ButtMonkey: Distrusted and treated like dirt by pretty much everyone except Robb.
** This becomes even more pronounced in Season 2, where not only do his own people treat him with contempt, but he manages to make a fool of himself even after taking Winterfell. Remaining a ButtMonkey while you're the leader of a conquering army is quite an achievement.
** Nearly all of his scenes in Season 3 are him being tortured. By Season 4, he's utterly broken.
* CallingTheOldManOut:
** In "What is Dead May Never Die", after putting up with the constant abuse from his father, for the ''horrific'' "crime" of being the price Balon had to pay for losing his sorry little war a decade prior, he snaps with the quote below. He gets a smack across the face for his trouble. Sadly, he still decides to forsake the Starks and join the Greyjoy cause at the end of the episode. That said, it did seem to break through Balon's skull for a short time. That or it just made him think back to the deaths of his other two sons.
--->'''Theon''': You act as if I ''volunteered'' to go! You ''gave me away'', if you remember?! The day you bent the knee to Robert Baratheon! After he ''[[CurbStompBattle crushed]]'' you! Did you "[[IronicEcho take what was yours]]", then?!
** It was possibly both, that Theon's words made Balon think about his dead sons, and for like a few seconds he understood the truth: that it was ultimately his own foolish pride and ambition that got his sons killed, not Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark. He lashed out at Theon rather than face the unpalatable truth.
* CareerEndingInjury: It is heavily implied that the injuries he suffered from Ramsay's tortures ended his career as a warrior. His limp in particular permanently damaged his maneuverability. [[spoiler: That said, he shows in Season 6 that he's still able to hold and use a sword.]]
* CharacterTics: As a result of his indoctrination, Reek has great difficulty making eye contact; also, perhaps as a physical side-effect of all the torture, he's also prone to twitching during times of stress. Unfortunately, this still remains to some extent after he rediscovers himself as Theon Greyjoy.
* ChildOfTwoWorlds: A {{Deconstruction}}, he's too Northern for the Iron Islands and too Ironborn for the North. His failure to resolve that identity crisis leads to tragedy for him and everyone else. He eventually becomes Reek, a mindless puppet broken of will, neither Ironborn or Northern. He finally snaps out at the end of Season 5.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After being sold out by the Ironborn, he's revealed in Season 3 to be a prisoner being subjected to it by his captors. Despite asking him questions, they don't actually seem to be interested in his answers.
* CombatPragmatist: He has shades of this. Though he's not really that pragmatic in other ways, from what we see, Theon actually has a fair measure of success in combat because he's sneaky and doesn't fight fairly.
** In Season 1, he rescues Bran and ends the standoff between Robb and the wildlings by shooting their leader in the back.
** In Season 2, he lures Ser Rodrik and the guards remaining in Winterfell away with a feint attack on Torrhen's Square. He then sends his men over the walls and takes the castle as it sleeps. He also successfully unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatDown on Black Lorren by exploiting the element of surprise.
** Finally, in Season 5, he saves Sansa Stark from a world of hurt by chucking Myranda to her DisneyVillainDeath, a feat that he accomplishes by attacking from behind and subverting her expectations that he's totally Ramsay's creature (though that may not have factored in his decision to do it).
** At the start of Season 6, [[spoiler: he and Sansa are surrounded by Bolton soldiers and about to be dragged back to Winterfell, but suddenly Brienne and Podrick ambush the soldiers. During the ensuing fight, Pod is knocked off his horse and finds himself outmatched by the soldier he fights on foot. Before the soldier can deliver the killing blow, however, Theon gets his hands on a dropped sword and thrusts it into the back of Pod's attacker.]]
* ConflictingLoyalty: His biological family versus the one that raised him. He ultimately chooses his biological family, neatly summed up by his entry and image quotes, above.
* CoveredWithScars: Though Reek's face has been left mostly unmarked, during the bath scene it's revealed that the rest of his body is covered with dozens of painful-looking scars.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In spite of all his other failings, Theon is an amazing archer and helped Robb win several of his initial battles. Everything went downhill for him after his FaceHeelTurn, and thanks to Ramsay Snow, he hasn't even got the archery anymore.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: He's introduced in Season 3 as bound to an X-shaped cross and being subjected to torture. He spends a lot of time this way.
* DemotedToExtra: In a way similar to Catelyn in Season 2. In the books the story at Winterfell is told from his perspective and a lot of focus is put on him gradually reclaiming his former identity, with Ramsay's bride almost being a background figure. The show focuses more on the bride's experiences and her repeated attempts to reach Theon. Justified by Theon's story from the books being mostly internal and thus impractical to film.
* DespairEventHorizon: He's already past this during his torture by Ramsay and the news that Robb Stark is dead and Ramsay's own father murdered him probably killed any bits of hope he had left. He later dives even further when he meets Sansa and admits his guilt into betraying the Starks and outright admits he deserves to be tortured for killing children.
* TheDogBitesBack: Theon kills Myranda when she threatens to torture Sansa out of jealousy, He then grabs Sansa and jumps from Winterfell's walls with her, stealing Ramsay's prize.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** He expects a grand welcome during his homecoming. He doesn't get it.
** He also expects the people of Winterfell to at least show him a ''little'' respect, considering he invaded it with armed soldiers and occupied it. ''Noooooooope.'' Everyone from crippled children to helpless old men gives him lip and snark.
* EunuchsAreEvil: Averted. The horrific torture and mind-breaking he suffers alongside castration by Ramsay's hands gets some sympathy he lost when he went off the rails to please his father.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:



[[folder:Queen Yara Greyjoy]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"So good to see you, brother. This is a homecoming [[IronicEcho I'll tell my grandchildren about]]."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/GemmaWhelan

->''"I'm going to march on the Dreadfort, I'm going to find my little brother, and '''I'm going to bring him home.'''"''

Theon's older sister, trained by her father as his actual heir in his son's absence. In Season 6, she [[spoiler: declares herself Queen of the Iron Islands, steals most of Euron's fleet, and sets sail for Mereen to make an alliance with Queen Daenerys.]]

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[[folder:Queen Yara Greyjoy]]
! Greyjoy household and retainers

[[folder:Dagmer "Cleftjaw"]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1d347d51e68ce2299b36aed28ec00373.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dagmer_4070.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"So good to see you, brother. This is a homecoming [[IronicEcho I'll tell my grandchildren about]]."'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They're all Iron Islanders. Do they do as they're told or do they do as they like?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/GemmaWhelan

->''"I'm going to march on the Dreadfort, I'm going to find my little brother, and '''I'm going to bring him home.'''"''

Creator/RalphIneson

A veteran Ironborn raider assigned as
Theon's older sister, trained by her father as his actual heir in his son's absence. In Season 6, she [[spoiler: declares herself Queen of second at the Iron Islands, steals most ''Sea Bitch''. He acts as a mentor of Euron's fleet, sorts to Theon reminding him that the Ironborn follow men, not orders, and sets sail for Mereen he must earn their respect if he wants to make an alliance with Queen Daenerys.]]lead them.



* ActionGirl: She commands her late brother's ship and is about the equivalent to an admiral in the Greyjoy fleet. And she has killed already.
** DarkActionGirl: Yara is this by default, considering she's an Ironborn.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Black hair and dark eyes in the books, light brown hair and blue eyes in the TV series.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Asha to Yara, because the producers thought viewers would get her confused with Osha.
* AdaptationalBadass: Asha is badass in the books, but not to the point that she is in the show. In the books, she doesn't have the UndyingLoyalty of the Ironborn and it's made clear that she [[StayInTheKitchen wouldn't inherit the Seastone Chair]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: At the end of Season 3, she finds out that Theon is Ramsay's prisoner, and against her father's wishes decides to take a ship, 50 good men, and go rescue him. In the books, she does no such thing. In Season 6, after her bid for the Seastone Chair fails at the Kingsmoot, she and Theon steal nearly half the Iron Fleet and sail to Meereen to pledge themselves to Dany's cause before Euron does, knowing that he will most likely use her to conquer Westeros and then kill her once the Iron Throne is his. In the books, Asha just quietly drops out of prominence once Euron is crowned king, and Victarion sails to Meereen to pledge himself to Dany--on Euron's orders.
* AdaptationalSexuality: Although she is quite kinky in the books, she has not been depicted sleeping or having relationships with women. She has thus far ''only'' been depicted having sex with a woman in the show, though it's still entirely possible she's bisexual, as [[WordOfSaintPaul Gemma herself]] suspects.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Because Theon in the show is more sympathetic than his book counterpart was at that point, Yara comes across as more of a jerkass, as opposed to Asha, who comes across as a KarmicTrickster in terms of her baiting him. Yara is also presented as (largely) following in the footsteps of her father, compared to Asha, who while likewise Balon's favorite, has more pronounced WhiteSheep tendencies. That being said, her crueler tendencies are heavily implied to be an act to force Theon to get his shit together, since she's far more willing to defend Theon to Balon when he's not around, shifting her back into KarmicTrickster territory.
** Her plan in the Kingsmoot is to revive and rebuild the Iron Fleet to never before seen heights implying designs of conquest on a large scale. In the books, she made it clear that she has different intentions, she wants to seek allies with the mainland, abandon superficial conquest and parlay peace with the North in exchange for some land to settle, and convert the Ironborn from reaving to trade. That being said, the fact that Yara eventually agrees to give up piracy and rein her people in under Dany's rule displays that, while more of a traditionalist than her book counterpart, she's still open-minded enough to commit to change.
* AloofBigBrother: To Theon.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
** Despite the bickering and vicious mocking, she and Theon care about each other deeply. She even defies her father in organizing a rescue mission for Theon immediately after receiving his castrated penis. When Theon returns to Pyke again in Season 6, Yara - already on edge and a bit paranoid after Balon's death - is furious at first, but when Theon tearfully confesses that he's there purely to support her as the new ruler of the Iron Islands, she is stunned and untenses at once. All the bravado leaves her, and she nearly hugs him on the spot.
** Yara also isn't terribly fond of her father, but still swears gruesome, bloody vengeance when [[spoiler: Euron murders him]].
* {{An Axe to Grind}}/{{Dual Wielding}}: As displayed in "The Laws of Gods and Men", Yara's weapons of choice are a pair of tomahawks, utilized both for melee and for throwing.
* BadassBoast: See the quote at the top of the page. The end result might have been [[TheWorfEffect a total failure]], but it's still pretty badass.
* BadassGay: As a battle-hardened ironborn raider who is very much into pretty ladies, Yara is about as helpless as she is heterosexual.
* BadassLongcoat: Yara wears the ubiquitous longcoat and breastplate of the Ironborn. Suffice it to say, she pulls it off with aplomb.
* BigSisterBully: The second season sees Yara more or less treat Theon as TheChewToy. That being said...
* BigSisterInstinct: Despite everything, Yara does make it clear over the course of the following seasons that she does, in fact, care for her little brother. When Balon leaves Theon to die at the hands of the Boltons, Yara opts to go rogue and run a rescue mission. Though it amounts to little in the end, it does a lot to cast her in a better light.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Daenerys, as strong-willed women looking to make their mark in a patriarchal society. The admiration between the two when they first meet is instant and obvious - [[LesYay and perhaps not entirely platonic, either...]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Theon really should verify who someone is before his fingers start wandering...
* ButchLesbian: Yara is revealed to be either this or BiTheWay in "The Broken Man". [[WordOfSaintPaul Her actress]] reckons it's the latter. In any case, she is very definitely not straight.
* CallingTheOldManOut:
** True to sibling fashion, she finally lets Balon have it in "Mhysa" after he decides to leave Theon to be tortured to death, ceaselessly degrading and dehumanizing him in the process. The result is pretty fantastic.
---> '''Yara:''' He's your '''''son!'''''
** She demonstrates this again in the sixth season, giving her father a blunt dressing-down for the outrageous stupidity of their continued involvement in the war.
* TheCaptain: Already the de facto commander of the Iron Fleet (well, most of it anyway...), she becomes the commander of Dany's armada after she and Theon swear themselves to support her cause.
* CompositeCharacter: As her post-Kingsmoot story in the books was wrapped up with Stannis, who'd already been killed on the show, she instead takes over the role of her AdaptedOut uncle Victarion.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice is deep and quite raspy, basically making her a female GutturalGrowler.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Is clearly much more favoured than her brother by their father and is similarly eager to aid his efforts in attacking the North. However, both are awesomely averted in the finale of Season 3 where Balon's disgustingly cruel dismissal of Theon as [[GroinAttack "not being a man anymore"]] and his desire to leave him to his nightmarish fate at the hands of Ramsay Snow cause her to openly disobey his command and sail off with her own team to save her brother.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her sarcasm is so dry you can practically hear it snap. Theon's often her target.
-->'''Yara''': ''[to Theon]'' You're a great warrior. I saw the bodies above your gates. Which one gave you the tougher fight, the cripple or the six year old?
* DeathGlare: Levels one bristling with TranquilFury on Balon when the two learn of Theon's capture and torture and Balon refuses to do anything about it.
* DemotedToExtra: In Season 3, only appearing in the finale. In Season 4 she only appears in one episode as well (though it's a memorable appearance), and is entirely absent from Season 5. However, come Season 6, she reaches POV character status as the star of the Ironborn plotline.
* TheDragon: Is effectively this to her father's BigBad in the second season's Stark[=/=]Greyjoy storyline.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Yara is disgusted when she finds out that Theon has apparently killed Bran and Rickon in the second season, because it was both morally wrong and [[PragmaticVillainy robbed them of two valuable hostages]].
---> '''Yara:''' The little boy prisoners made you a promise and you got mad when they broke it? Are you the ''[[WhatAnIdiot dumbest cunt alive?]]''
** Likewise, Balon's disregard for Theon's torture and mutilation at the hands of the Boltons leaves Yara visibly livid, despite her own poor relationship with her brother.
* EurekaMoment: The moment she sees her uncle Euron Greyjoy at the Kingsmoot, she immediately realizes that he killed her father and openly accuses him of this.
* HeirClubForMen: Despite having the well-deserved UndyingLoyalty of her own men, Yara's claim to the Seastone Chair is immediately thrown into doubt by Euron's sudden reappearance. The Ironborn vote for Euron even after he admits to killing Balon.
* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children. Later, in making her alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, she agrees to Dany's condition that the Ironborn forswear their culture of piracy in exchange for the Iron Isles' independence. While she hesitates initially, she acknowledges that the world has moved on and it's time to leave their people's old ways behind if they want to truly prosper.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Does not appear in the series until Season 2.
* IcyBlueEyes: Yara has remarkably piercing eyes, particularly when she's angry. This is demonstrated nicely by the DeathGlare archived above.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Between her [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral boundaries]] and the loyalty and relative affection she shows for her family, Yara shows enough heart throughout the series to set herself apart from the rest of the Ironborn, despite being a hard and ruthless raider herself.
* TheLadette: Yara dresses as the other Ironborn do and is just as hard a drinker and tough a fighter as any of them.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Pretends to be a common woman on the Iron Islands to gauge what sort of threat Theon is to her position. She isn't impressed.
* OneOfTheBoys: The other Ironborn consider her to be this, much preferring her companionship to Theon's.
* OneSteveLimit: The character is named Asha in the books. The TV series changed it to avoid possible confusions with Osha.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the other Ironborn leaders including her own father, she's seemingly the only one with a basic grasp of large-scale political and military strategy. Balon's "plan" was to opportunistically attack the North purely because they were an easy victory while their army was away - then keep fighting to hold the towns and castles they'd captured long after that war in the south ended. TV-Yara even gives a variation on book-Asha's famous "pinecones and rocks" speech, pointing out that attacking ''the North'' of all places has brought them absolutely nothing - as opposed to say, trying to capture the mines of the Westerlands or the farms of the Reach (after all, winter is coming). She outright berates her father for trying to fight mainland armies when their strength is ''at sea''. Only Theon also brought up these concerns - that the North was their natural ally and they should have teamed up against the Lannisters - but he caved because he wanted to impress his father.
* OutnumberedSiblings: Balon's only daughter.
* ParentalFavoritism: Yara has earned her father's favor. She's the only person he seems to show any affection for.
* PirateGirl: It comes with being an Ironborn.
* PutOnABus: Barely appears after her major introduction in Season 2; only a brief 3 minute scene in Season 3, another brief 3 minute scene in Season 4 (which wasn't well received), then not at all in Season 5.
** TheBusCameBack: Her primary storyarc from the novels, the Kingsmoot, ultimately wasn't omitted from the TV series but simply pushed back to Season 6. Yara went from being a character casual viewers barely remembered in Season 5 to one of the standout parts of Season 6, widely praised by critics.
* ReplacementGoldfish: With two sons dead and the third one hostage, Balon considers her his heir.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: She sets out to find Theon and kill his captors, but it's quickly subverted. When she finds him, Theon is brainwashed to the point that he doesn't even want to be rescued, and Ramsay shows up and butchers most of her men before forcing her to flee.
* RousingSpeech: As fantastic a speech Theon gave in "Valar Morghulis", Yara [[RuleOfSymbolism delivers one about ten times more moving and passionate]] in "The Laws of Gods and Men".
-->'''Yara:''' They ''skinned'' our countrymen, and they ''mutilated'' my brother. Your prince! ''Your prince!'' ''Everything'' they've done to him, they've also done to you! As long as they can hurt our prince with impunity, ''the word "Ironborn" means '''NOTHING!'''''
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: [[spoiler: After Euron wins the Kingsmoot, she and Theon go into exile rather than stay at the mercy of their murderous uncle, and a sizeable portion of dissident Ironborn follow them in taking the best Ironborn ships with them.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Introduced to the series during the second episode of Season 2.
* SheIsTheKing: [[spoiler: She's vying to be the first female Ironborn ruler, and almost becomes one had it not been for her EvilUncle Euron. She later sails to Mereen and ally with Daenerys to take the Salt Throne.]]
* SiblingRivalry: With Theon, although she doesn't consider him a serious rival.
* SmugSmiler: Yara's default expression is a self-assured, cocksure smirk. Theon is frequently on the receiving end, at least in the second season.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: She truly loves Theon, but when he still has PTSD when they're in Volantis in Season 6, she tells him that if he doesn't want to live he should just kill himself, or he should keep going - though she does apologize for being a little insensitive. This might seem kind of blunt to us, but in the behind-the-scenes videos, the showrunners directly explained that "Yara isn't a trained psychotherapist", most people in Westeros don't really know about PTSD and the ironborn in particular are more blunt than others, so they felt that it would be untrue to her background if she wasn't kind of blunt in this scene.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only prominent female Ironborn shown onscreen (exactly as in the novels, in which the ironborn are very misogynistic and her status as a tomboyish warrior is quite unusual).
* {{Tomboy}}: Yara can drink and fight with the best of them.
* WorthyOpponent: Shows shades of this when calling Theon out on apparently murdering Bran and Rickon, noting that the boys' continued resistance of Theon and his Ironborn was a mark of bravery.
** Ramsay also considers her as one during their encounter at the Dreadfort.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: After the death of her father, Yara loses her bid for the crown to her uncle Euron. Euron's first decree is to have Yara and Theon killed, forcing the two to flee.]]
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! Greyjoy household and retainers

[[folder:Dagmer "Cleftjaw"]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"They're all Iron Islanders. Do they do as they're told or do they do as they like?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RalphIneson

A veteran Ironborn raider assigned as Theon's second at the ''Sea Bitch''. He acts as a mentor of sorts to Theon reminding him that the Ironborn follow men, not orders, and he must earn their respect if he wants to lead them.
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-->'''Yara:''' ''[to Dany]'' Euron's offer is also an offer of marriage, you see. You won't get one without the other.
-->'''Dany:''' And I imagine your offer is free of any marriage demands?
-->'''Yara:''' I never demand... but I'm up for anything, really.
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-->'''Yara:''' ''[to Dany]'' Euron's offer is also an offer of marriage, you see. You won't get one without the other.
-->'''Dany:''' And I imagine your offer is free of any marriage demands?
-->'''Yara:''' I never demand... but I'm up for anything, really.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: At the end of Season 3, she finds out that Theon is Ramsay's prisoner, and against her father's wishes decides to take a ship, 50 good men, and go rescue him. In the books, she does no such thing.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: At the end of Season 3, she finds out that Theon is Ramsay's prisoner, and against her father's wishes decides to take a ship, 50 good men, and go rescue him. In the books, she does no such thing. In Season 6, after her bid for the Seastone Chair fails at the Kingsmoot, she and Theon steal nearly half the Iron Fleet and sail to Meereen to pledge themselves to Dany's cause before Euron does, knowing that he will most likely use her to conquer Westeros and then kill her once the Iron Throne is his. In the books, Asha just quietly drops out of prominence once Euron is crowned king, and Victarion sails to Meereen to pledge himself to Dany--on Euron's orders.
23rd Jul '16 10:37:08 PM Aerro
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* BrokenPedestal: Spends most of his life believing that all Iron Born are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who [[DefiantToTheEnd fights to the bitter end]]. He realized how wrong he was the hard way when his men sold him to the Boltons.

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* BrokenPedestal: Spends most of his life believing that all Iron Born Ironborn are {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who [[DefiantToTheEnd fights to the bitter end]]. He realized how wrong he was the hard way when his men sold him to the Boltons.



* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children. Later, in making her alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, she agrees to Dany's condition that the Iron Born forswear their culture of piracy in exchange for the Iron Isles' independence. While she hesitates initially, she acknowledges that the world has moved on and it's time to leave their people's old ways behind if they want to truly prosper.

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* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children. Later, in making her alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, she agrees to Dany's condition that the Iron Born Ironborn forswear their culture of piracy in exchange for the Iron Isles' independence. While she hesitates initially, she acknowledges that the world has moved on and it's time to leave their people's old ways behind if they want to truly prosper.
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* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children.

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* HiddenDepths: She shows genuine concern for Theon after his actions at Winterfell put him in serious danger of being killed unless he were to come back to Pyke with her. She's also, as seen above, outraged that Theon would stoop so low as to murder children. Later, in making her alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, she agrees to Dany's condition that the Iron Born forswear their culture of piracy in exchange for the Iron Isles' independence. While she hesitates initially, she acknowledges that the world has moved on and it's time to leave their people's old ways behind if they want to truly prosper.
22nd Jul '16 9:14:07 PM Rosebunse
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[[folder:Princess Yara Greyjoy]]

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[[folder:Princess [[folder:Queen Yara Greyjoy]]



Theon's older sister, trained by her father as his actual heir in his son's absence.

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Theon's older sister, trained by her father as his actual heir in his son's absence. In Season 6, she [[spoiler: declares herself Queen of the Iron Islands, steals most of Euron's fleet, and sets sail for Mereen to make an alliance with Queen Daenerys.]]
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