Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Theon is the youngest son and heir of Balon Greyjoy, taken as a hostage by Lord Eddard Stark following Balon's failed rebellion. Theon's complex and troubled relationship with both his family and his captors is central to the character's arc throughout the novels and its television adaptation.[1]

Theon Greyjoy
A Song of Ice and Fire character
Game of Thrones
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
First appearance
Last appearance
Created byGeorge R. R. Martin
Adapted byD.B. Weiss & David Benioff
(Game of Thrones)
Portrayed byAlfie Allen
In-universe information
  • Prince of Fools
  • Theon Turncloak
  • The Squid Prince
  • Reek
  • Theon Kinslayer
  • The Prince of Stink
  • Captain of Sea Bitch
  • Lord of Winterfell
  • Prince of Winterfell
FamilyHouse Greyjoy
House Stark (foster family)

Introduced in 1996's A Game of Thrones, Theon subsequently appeared in A Clash of Kings (1998) and A Dance with Dragons (2011), in which he is reintroduced as “Reek”, the tortured victim of Ramsay Bolton. He is one of the major third person points-of-view through which Martin narrates both books.

Theon is portrayed by English actor Alfie Allen in the HBO television adaptation.[2][3][4]

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