Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AS SEEN ON TV: THE GREYJOY SIBLINGS


THEON AND YARA GREYJOY


CREATED BY:
George R.R. Martin

PORTRAYED BY:
Alfie Allen as Theon
Gemma Whalen as Yara

AS SEEN IN:
'Game Of Thrones'

TV LOCATION:
Theon - The Iron Islands, Winterfell
Yara - The Iron Islands
Both - Westeros, Mondas

From the "Game Of Thrones Wiki":

THEON GREYJOY

Theon Greyjoy is a major character in 'Game of Thrones'. He is played by starring cast member Alfie Allen and d├ębuts in the first episode of the first season. Theon Greyjoy is the heir of Lord Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands. He has been a hostage of House Stark since his father's failed uprising against King Robert Baratheon. Despite his status he is a close friend to Robb Stark.

Theon is the only surviving son of Lord Balon Greyjoy, the ruler of the Iron Islands. The Iron Islands rose in rebellion against the Iron Throne and were crushed in a war led by King Robert Baratheon and Lord Eddard Stark. The ironborn surrendered and Balon was allowed to remain lord paramount of the isles on the condition that Theon remain a hostage and ward of Eddard Stark. Despite his status as a hostage at Winterfell, Theon has been treated well by the Starks. He and Robb Stark are best friends. Theon is a skilled archer.
YARA GREYJOY

Yara Greyjoy is a recurring character in 'Game of Thrones'. She is played by guest star Gemma Whelan and debuts in the second episode of the second season. Yara Greyjoy is an ironborn, Theon Greyjoy's elder sister and his only surviving sibling. Yara was raised at the Greyjoy stronghold of Pyke. She is a fierce warrior and commands her own longship.

Yara is Theon Greyjoy's elder sister and his only surviving sibling; his two older brothers were killed during the Greyjoy Rebellion. Whilst Theon has been a ward and hostage of the Starks to guarantee his father's good behaviour, Yara has been raised at the Greyjoy stronghold of Pyke. She is a fierce warrior and commands her own longship, to the disquiet of some of the ironborn who hold that women should not fight or command men in battle. 
With the introduction of Yara in the second episode of Season Two, we now have another difference between Toobworld and BookWorld:

In the books Yara is called Asha Greyjoy, but her name was changed in the TV series; possibly to prevent confusion with Osha.

BCnU!

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