The War of the Five Kings is set to explode during the "Game of Thrones" season premiere, and we'll be here all week to familiarize you with the key players in the fight. We kicked off yesterday with cruel boy king Joffrey Baratheon, one of the vilest, most loathsome characters in the entirety of "Thrones." Today, we'll examine someone considerably more likable...
Know Your King
King in the North and Lord of Winterfell, Robb Stark represents everything that Joffrey does not: honor, loyalty and mercy -- to those who deserve it at least. With his father dead, Robb has been forced to grow up well beyond his years to wage war against the Lannisters... but even he has his boyish weaknesses.
"Game of Thrones" returns for its second season next Sunday (April 1), bringing a big mess of a war along with it. No fewer than five individuals have crowned themselves king in the great fantasy world of Westeros, each of them with their eye on the Iron Throne. All week long, we'll look at each of these would-be kings and catch you up on everything you need to know about them going into season two.
To kick things off, who better than the
man boy currently ruling in King's Landing?
Know Your King
You know him well by now: the cruel boy king Joffrey Baratheon. (Though he has no real claim to that last name, as you also know.) He sits upon the Iron Throne and rules King's Landing with ruthless, reckless abandon. Despite being surrounded by very capable (and very shady) advisors, Joffrey subscribes to the great Eric Cartman's "whatever, I do what I want" philosophy; he is the king, after all, and if he wants heads to roll, roll they shall.