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Euron Greyjoy: Game of Thrones' newest leading psychopath

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Can we just talk about Euron Greyjoy for a second? For those of us who need a recap: Euron first appeared in season 6. While that might be considered late in the game, Euron wasted no time and after arriving in Pyke during a storm was able to make short work of Balon Greyjoy, his older brother and King of the Iron Isles.

After pushing Balon to his death from atop a rickety bridge, there became a new vacancy on the Salt Throne. Euron quickly won the favor of the people on the Iron Island during the Kingsmoot, and was baptized in the sea (“What is dead may never die”). However, during his coronation as the new Salt King, his niece and nephew – Yara and Theon respectively – made off with all the best ships and sailed to Mereen where they formed an alliance with the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. This did little to damper Euron’s spirits, however. Still wet from seawater and wearing a driftwood crown, he commanded every one of his subjects to get to work and build him 1,000 ships.

Now in Season 7 (SPOILERS AHEAD), Euron and the Iron Fleet have both undergone some serious makeovers. The Iron Islanders have done as their new king commanded and then some, not only building an impressive quantity of ships in a very short amount of time (and from what trees – let’s not ask), but also built them up to be bigger and stronger than any Yara and Theon took with them.

But the fleet wasn’t the only thing looking fresh. When Euron sauntered into the Iron Throne Room, it was with a slick new haircut and some pirate-rock star duds (reminiscent to some of us of an ex-lover who might still text us every so often at 2 in the morning). In season 6 Euron was largely forgettable, but now that Joffrey and Ramsay are both dead and gone, Euron is quickly staking his claim as the newest psychopathic villain on the block. He even got in a few good one-liners as he non-chalantly courted Queen Cersei and mocked Jaime Lannister.

While Cersei may have rejected his proposal for marriage and an alliance, Euron vowed to obtain a great gift that might change her mind. There are a few theories out there as to what this gift might be. But first – who exactly is Euron Greyjoy? And what was he doing all that time he was away from the Iron Isles?

First, it’s important to note that the Euron Greyjoy, as so many characters are, is very different from his counterpart in the books. Played by actor PilouAsbæk, we haven’t seen very much of him on screen yet.

Euron “Crow’s Eye” Greyjoy is the son of Quellon Greyjoy. He adopted his own coat of arms – notably different from the traditional kraken – with two black crows above a black iron crown and a red and black eye. With black hair and beard, he wears a dark patch over his left eye which is said to hide a black eye which shines with malice. Like the warlocks of Qarth he drinks Shade of the Evening, so his lips are stained an inky blue.

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During the Greyjoy Rebellion, it was Euron who came up with a plain to sail the Iron Fleet to the Westerlands and burn the Lannister ships at Lannisport. His younger brother Victarion commanded that fleet, and the plan was successful. However, the victory was short-lived, and King Robert Baratheon used his superior army to crush the uprising. Balon Greyjoy, now King of the Iron Isles, bent the knee and surrendered his only surviving son Theon into the care of Lord Eddard Stark as insurance for his cooperation. Thus, the Rebellion was squashed, and a state of peace was reached. For a time.

Euron’s brother Victarion had taken a salt wife (In Ironborn culture a salt wife is taken by force during a raid and bound with her captor in a religious ceremony. An Ironborn may have several salt wives – in fact, it’s basically encouraged – but only one rock wife, and rock wives hold a higher status). It is unclear whether this salt wife was seduced or raped, but either way had become pregnant with Euron’s child. Furious, Victarion beat her to death with his own hands. He would have killed Euron too, but the killing of a family member was a major taboo. Instead Euron was banished from the Iron Islands for as long as Balon lived. (In the show, Euron implies to Cersei that he was exiled instead due to the Greyjoy’s defeat after the Rebellion.)

Banished from his home, Euron sailed East on the Silence, a ship which boasts such a dramatic name due the crew that mans it: mutes who have all had their tongues ripped out to ensure Euron’s secrets (mostly his freaking out during a storm) would never be revealed. It is said that the deck of this ship was painted red to better hide all the blood that has soaked into the wood. And it is also said that Euronsailed all over the world on the Silence. “I don’t mock the drowned god, I am the drowned god,”Euron said to Balon on the show.“From Oldtown to Quarth, when men see my sails they pray.”

At some point the Silence is said to have intercepted a galley carrying four warlocks of Qarth who were seeking Daenerys. It was there that Euron found and took into his possession Dragonbinder, a six-foot-long black horn decorated with strange glyphs and Valyrian steel. An ancient relic from Old Valyria, the Dragonbinder is said to make the sound of a thousand screams, kill the person who blows it, and – most importantly – control dragons.

Euron himself claimed to have once owned a dragon egg, but threw it into the sea in a rage. With a temper as fiery and a personality as wild and unpredictable as dragons, his interest in them makes sense. And with a goal to not only sit on the Salt Throne, but the Iron Throne, he knows that having dragons under his control would make him nearly unstoppable.

Euron returned to the Iron Islands, conveniently a day or so after Balon tragically fell to his death. In the books, Euron did not admit to killing Balon as he did so brazenly on the show. In fact, it could have been an assassin or faceless man (or extremely coincidental timing!).In order to win the seat on the Seastone Chair (Salt Throne in the show) he promised the use of the Dragonbinder to bring the dragons to Westeros and have them do his bidding. This is what turned the tide in his favor, and the people voted for him over his brother Victarion and niece Asha (Yara on the show) in the Kingsmoot.

Either way, Euron planned to court the Dragon Queen. In the books it was with the Dragonbinder. In the show it was with a horn of a different sort.

Now that Yara and Theon are team Targaryen and marrying Daenerys is out of the picture, Euron has set his sight closer to home. Queen Cersei is the obvious choice for an alliance. If Euron desires to sit on the Iron Throne, well, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

But what is the gift that Euron will bring her in an effort to woo her? Is it the Dragonbinder? If so, just imagine Cersei’s satisfied smile as Dany’s dragons turn against her as she brings a glass of wine to her lips. Or is such an epic and ancient artifact too complicated a device to introduce this late in the show?

If not the Dragonbinder, then what? Cersei does have many enemies. And a great number of them are currently grouped rather conveniently together on Dragonstone. Will he bring her a Sand Snake or two as retribution for the death of Myrcella? Will he bring Yara or Theon so they can bond over some familial murder? Or perhaps after Euron’s suggestion of killing a brother in the throne room, Tyrion will be the one who is presented to the Queen.

Either way, while the show leaves out so much wonderful backstory, Season 7’s revamped Euron is off to an electric start, and we can’t wait to see what kind of trouble he causes.

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Turns out The Simpsons predicted the fate of King's Landing two years ago

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Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 5, “The Bells” embraced a big character arc for one of its biggest characters. Daenerys Targaryen became the Mad Queen, and unleashed fury on Cersei Lannister and her capital, King’s Landing. It turns out that The Simpsons actually predicted it a while ago. Read on.

In “The Bells” we saw Daenerys spare no mercy for the arguably morally dirty city of King’s Landing. Even after the city surrendered, and the bells were rung, Daenerys went on a rampage to burn them all. Turns out, the loved animated sitcom, which is also famous for predicting just all kinds of events, also predicted the fate of King’s Landing, back in 2017.

In the first episode of The Simpsons Season 29, which was titled The Serfsons, we saw The Simpsons set in an alternate reality that was pretty much a parody of Game of Thrones. There are White Walkers, magic necklaces, and of course, dragons. The trope is that in the end, we see the Simpsons look, as the dragon burns the city to the ground. Very much like Drogon razed King’s Landing to the ground.

Check out the clips in this video montage:

What do you guys think? Is there anything The Simpsons cannot predict? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

We have launched the Wiki Of Thrones app, which allows Game Of Thrones fans to read news, chat with other fans and also scroll through memes in a single place, with more features that will be released in the coming days. It’s still in beta and is currently live only on Android as we are waiting for Apple to approve it. Please support us by installing the app and do share it with your friends.

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The teaser trailer to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is finally here! As we reported earlier, the teaser trailer was supposed to drop within the next two weeks, and hence the prediction checks out. The full trailer might be here right before Christmas, but for the moment let’s enjoy the epicness of the teaser trailer launched by HBO Max earlier this week.

The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. It was watched by over 10 million viewers in less than three days of its launch!

It’s amazing how fans are so excited about the upcoming prequel, despite being divided over the controversial ending to Game of Thrones. Hopefully, House of The Dragon will live up to the hype, and fans will get to watch an amazing series that’ll be even better than the original one.

What do you think of the teaser trailer? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving rather swiftly, and we might see George R. R. Martin’s prediction about the series’ release come to fruition. Various cast and crew members have been spotted by locals and reporters quite recently, despite HBO’s best efforts to keep the filming under the veil. The cast and the crew were spotted in Aldershot, and locals are leaking out quite a few details about the set.

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— rhaenyra (@RhaenyraDelight) September 30, 2021

In the most recent leaks from the set in Aldershot, fans have spotted a carriage bearing the sigil of House Strong. House Strong was already confirmed by HBO earlier last month when HBO released information about new additions to the cast, which included Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong played by Ryan Corr, Larys Strong played by Matthew Needham, and Lord Lyonel Strong played by Gavin Spokes.

Are you excited to see House Strong on House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.

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A few months ago, Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco filed a federal lawsuit against Marilyn Manson accusing him of rape and other acts of sexual violence. Marilyn Manson’s lawyers have denied all claims and said all the stories were forged by the actress. Recently, the court has denied the dismissal request put forward by Manson’s lawyers, meaning Bianco can move forward with the case.

Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha of the U.S. District Court of California denied Manson’s attempt to have Bianco’s claims dismissed based on the statute of limitations, court documents revealed Thursday. Manson has 14 days to respond to each of Bianco’s claims.

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A reasonable jury could find that the effects of Warner’s alleged unconscionable acts, including the perceived threat to Plaintiff’s safety, immigration status, and career, persisted years after her last contact with Warner,” Aenlle-Rocha wrote in his court address.

Bianco first came forward on Feb. 10, as more than a dozen other women also made allegations against Manson. The lawsuit lays out Bianco’s allegations in similarly shocking detail. She alleges that Manson — whose legal name is Brian Warner — raped her in May 2011. Bianco also alleges that he repeatedly used drugs, force and threats to coerce her into other sexual acts. She accuses him of spanking, biting, cutting and whipping her without her consent during sex acts.

What do you think of the case? Talk to us in the comments below!

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New House of The Dragon leaks might be showing the first look at Daemon Targaryen’s first wife

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, another rather unknown member of the House of The Dragon cast came into the limelight, via a leaked picture from the Aldershot set posted by Portal House of The Dragon Brasil.

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— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) September 28, 2021

One of the most common theories about the cast member in question is that she’s playing Prince Daemon Targaryen’s first wife Rhea Royce. This is how the character’s wiki describes her:

In 97 AC, Queen Alysanne Targaryen wed her grandson, Prince Daemon Targaryen, to Lady Rhea Royce, the heir to Runestone. Although the marriage was a fine, rich match, the marriage was not a success. Daemon found the Vale of Arryn little to his liking and grew bored. He soon developed a dislike for his wife, holding no love or affection toward Rhea, referring to her as his bronze bitch, a mocking reference to the ancient armour of the Royces. Rhea likewise had no love for Daemon, and they were soon estranged.”

Well, the armour certainly checks out, but other details about the character are currently under wraps. Who do you think the character from the recent leaks is? Tell us in the comments below!

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First Look at Daemon Targaryen’s fabled Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister from the set of House of The Dragon!

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans. Recently, a few more pictures from the production set were leaked. And we finally have a first look at Daemon Targaryen’s fabled Valyrian Steel sword the Dark Sister.

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In one of the photos, Matt Smith, who’s playing Daemon Targaryen on the show, can be seen walking on the beach, his platinum blonde wig blowing in the wind as he rests one of his hands on his belt buckle while carrying his sword behind him.

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Another image shows him in what looks like a melancholy state, kneeling in the sea with his shoulders hunched and his head bowed down as his sword stands upright in the sand.

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The last of the photos show him lying on the sand, while Dark Sister is still stuck in the sand while Matt talks to a crew member.

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This might be a soul-searching moment for Daemon Targaryen, since no other cast members are seen around him as he takes a stroll along the beach.

What do you think of the design of Dark Sister? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Fans have been wondering for a while about some of the key characters that have not been announced yet. Recently, a few more pictures were leaked, depicting a scene being filmed involving a young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon.

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We already know actress Milly Alcock is playing the younger version of Rhaenyra, as it was announced officially a while ago. However, this is the first time anyone has ever seen Laenor Velaryon in action, played by actor Theo Nate. Nate is a budding actor whose acting credits include Time (2021), a show starring Sean Bean.

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Rhaenyra and Laenor were married at a young age, so the leaked pictures that have been circulating on the internet must be from around that time. Also, Laenor dies young in the books, after the couple have their children. So maybe Rhaenyra is seeing him off for the last time at the beach?

What are your speculations about the scene being filmed? Talk to us in the comments below!

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It has recently been confirmed that the production for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has returned to Cornwall. Several photos of the shoot were leaked recently, which included what looked like a huge huge battle sequence as well as the first look at Rhaenys Velaryon, Laenor Velaryon and a young Rhaenyra Targaryen. Fans of the fantasy epic might be psyched, but the neighbours to the show’s production site not so much.

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A holiday park in Cornwall has complained that nearby filming for the Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon has driven away their guests. The owners of The Meadow Holiday Park, who are neighbours to the show’s production site, have now said that they have lost business on account of the noise from production, which took place between 5 am and 10 pm.

Every time the National Trust rent out their car park for a lot of money we get disturbed,” owner Krys Humphrey explained to Cornwall Live. “The car park is quite big and they could easily put the generators and lorries on the far side of the car park which would make things better.”

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She continued, “They are located next to the riverbank which is just a couple of metres from our holiday homes. We have asked them to move the generators but they say they can’t. The National Trust won’t reply to anything.”

Humphrey added that the House of The Dragon production team has offered to distribute gift baskets to those impacted by the noise, but that this will not suffice. “We have been told that it could continue for another three weeks,” she said, “I have some guests booked in who have a baby and others with a lady who is 94. It’s not fair.”

What do you think about the issue? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving rather swiftly, and we might see George R. R. Martin’s prediction about the series’ release come to fruition. Various cast and crew members have been spotted by locals and reporters quite recently, despite HBO’s best efforts to keep the filming under the veil. The cast and the crew have returned to Holywell beach, but this time, the scale of production seems to be much more massive, covering a lot more ground than previous leaks, as reported by Cornwall Live.

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The large scale filming and the shots that were being prepared looked as if they were preparing for a big battle sequence. Two boats followed by lines of smoke set the backdrop at Holywell Bay near Newquay. Well, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and fans can hope it is from the dragons we are so excited to see in the Game of Thrones prequel.

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Marshals wearing high-vis jackets and facemasks lead cast members across the desert-like sands at Holywell Bay. Not much can be seen considering the distance, but the actors wearing turbans and yellowish attire seem to be from Dorne. There are also some Targaryen soldiers on the set, possibly from Rhaenyra’s section.

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A huge part of the beach was shut off to locals, though they still flocked around the scene trying to get a first-hand glimpse of the shoot.

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An unidentified Targaryen soldier was also seen gazing at the sea in a scene being shot on what appears to be a hilltop, possibly trying to encompass the scale of destruction of the battle. There are also some props resembling shipwrecks, that also point towards the theory.

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Which important battle sequence from the Dance of the Dragons is being filmed here? Tell us in the comments below!

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.

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