Lets keep in mind that this is not a full breakdown of everything GOT, but more a primer of what has happened and what you need to know moving forward. (Example, the whole Drago storyline and Viserys? Not really needed since that’s a dead thread and everyone involved is dead.)
There are also a ton of minor players who will get their treatment.
Again, keep in mind, David has read the books, and Earl just read them waiting for Season Seven, and don’t be that asshole that spoils the series for no reason but evil glee. What the hell is wrong with you? So if we miss something IN THE SHOW, by all means let us know.
The only daughter of Balon Greyjoy, Yara is a capable fighter and even has her own ship for the Iron Islands. When Theon took Winterfell in the name of her father, betraying the Starks, Yara didn’t think he had it in him. After his capture by the Boltons, Yara defied her father to mount a rescue, but Theon’s brainwashing had taken root and he betrayed her. Theon was finally freed from Roose Bolton’s control, and reunited with his sister. After Balon Greyjoy was killed, Yara declared for the leadership of the Iron Islands, but lost to her uncle, Euron Greyjoy. Fleeing to Meereen, Yara and Theon Greyjoy pledge support to Daenerys in return for an independent Iron Islands.
When they Greyjoy’s revolted against King Robert, he was taken into Winterfell and raised alongside the Starks own children. Theon became friends with Robb and Jon. Tyrion poisons his mind against the Starks, and is sent back to his father to try and gain him for the North. After making a pass at his SISTER (He didn’t know it was her) he is brought to his father, who rejects him as not a true son of the Ironborn. His father gives him a chance to regain his respect and he is sent to raid the shoreline of the North. Theon decides he wants the whole thing and conquers Winterfell. He quickly is in over his head, and is forced to kill Ser Cassel when he helps the two youngest Stark boys escape- witch turns him into a laughingstock. He fakes their deaths, but that only buys him a little time. When the counterattack comes, his men are offered clemency, and they turn Theon in. Ramsey Snow still flays the men alive, but this does give him the Bolton name. Theon was held prison by Ramsey Snow. Snow enjoyed torturing Theon, and has cut off his manhood, sending it to his father to get him to leave the North completely. Theon has been named Reek in a Kunte Kinte moment by Snow. This brainwashing is so complete that Reek rejects his sister when she comes to rescue him, and betrays Sansa when she comes to him for help, and Ramsey forces Reek to watch as he rapes Sansa on her wedding night. Reek finally breaks when Ramsey’s lover threatens Sansa after telling Sansa that Ramsey is going to kill her as soon as she has his baby. Reek kills Myranda, and the pair jump from the wall of Winterfell and escape. Sansa and Theon make for the Wall, meeting up with Brienne and Podrick on the way. At the Wall, Theon goes home in time to find out his father is dead, and refuses to try and take the crown, letting his sister Yara take charge. When his uncle Euron Greyjoy emerges as the victor, he flees with her to Meereen, to gain the Targaryen support in exchange for her ships..
Brother of Balon Greyjoy, and uncle of Theon and Yara. A pirate who has been gone for years, but returned and killed his brother, and took over the kingdom after being chosen as leader over Yara. The pair fled before he could have them killed, and Euron chose to declare for Cersei Lannister and join her on the Iron Throne using his navy to woo her.
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