All members of House Baratheon from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin and the HBO show Game of Thrones. House Baratheon is a prominent house of Westeros. Their coat of arms depicts a crowned stag and their motto is “Ours is the Fury.” Three members of the House Baratheon fought to be king in the War of the Five Kings.
Who is the most prominent member of the House Baratheon? Robert Baratheon is the king of Westeros and husband of Cersei Lannister. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Mark Addy on Game of Thrones. King Robert rises to power after winning Robert's Rebellion and killing the crown prince Rhaegar Targaryen. He later dies as the result of a drunken hunting accident after Cersei instructs a squire to give Robert a very potent wine.
After King Robert dies, his brother Stannis Baratheon joins the War of the Five Kings to try and claim the Iron Throne. Stannis often uses dark magic to help advance his quest. Their younger brother Renly Baratheon also joins the War of the Five Kings in an attempt to claim the Iron Throne. He's killed by black magic at the request of his brother Stannis.
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Robert Baratheon is the king of Westeros and husband of Cersei Lannister. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Mark Addy on the HBO show Game of Thrones.
King Robert rises to power after leading a rebellion, slaying crown prince Rhaegar Targaryen. Cersei eventually instructs Robert's squire to give the king a very potent wine during a hunting expedition, and he's mortally wounded.
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Cersei Lannister is the daughter of Tywin Lannister, sister of Jaime and Tyrion and mother of Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen Baratheon. She appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Lena Heady on the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Cersei is married to King Robert Baratheon, but her children are secretly fathered by her twin brother, Jaime. After Eddard Stark learns of this secret and confronts the queen, Cersei aids in the passing of her husband Robert and labels Ned Stark, Robert's friend and hand of the king, a traitor.
Cersei is imprisoned by the religious order the Sparrows after they seize control of King's Landing. She is slated to go on trial before the Sparrows, but arranges for the eruption of the Great Sept, where the trial was to be held, eliminating the Sparrows and her enemies. She then ascends to the Iron Throne as queen.
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Joffrey Baratheon is the son of Cersei Lannister and heir of Robert Baratheon. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Jack Gleeson on the HBO show Game of Thrones.
After King Robert's passing, Joffrey claims the Iron Throne as his heir. He is evil, sadistic, and short-tempered. He's poisoned on the day of his wedding to Margaery Tyrell and perishes.
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Myrcella Baratheon is the daughter of Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime Lannister. She appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Aimee Richardson and Nell Tiger Free on the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Myrcella is beautiful and kind. In a deal made by her uncle Tyrion, Myrcella is betrothed to Trystane Martell, the youngest son of the prince of Dorne, and journeys to Dorne to be with him. However, her father, Jaime, fears for her safety and attempts to bring her back home to King's Landing. Before she can return home, she is poisoned by Ellaria Sand.