Things I Hate: Euron Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)

Euron Greyjoy Game of Thrones HBO

One of the worst bad guys in the show, Euron Greyjoy is out of the picture for most of the series. He’s the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy, King of the Iron Islands.

Euron Greyjoy kills balon Game of Thrones HBO

After Balon loses the War of the Five Kings by default, Euron shows up after years in exile and throws him off a bridge to his doom.

Euron Greyjoy vs yara voting Game of Thrones HBO

Then he shows up to beg the petty lords to vote him as King instead of his niece Yara. He even admits to killing Balon when Yara deduces it was him.

Euron Greyjoy crowned king of the Iron Islands Game of Thrones HBO

And somehow they crown him King, but Yara’s supporters (which are a lot) flee the Iron Islands with as many ships as they could take away.

Euron Greyjoy meets queen cersei Lannister Game of Thrones HBO

While Euron originally wanted to “ally” with Daenerys Targaryen, he instead allies with Cersei Lannister. He ends up killing the Sand Snakes, capturing Yara, and destroying a good majority of the Dragon Queen’s naval forces.

Euron Greyjoy kills a dragon Game of Thrones HBO

And her dragon Rhaegal is slain by one his giant arrows. Despite all these victories, they’re all rather lame or anti-climatic. Euron isn’t a villain you love to hate, he’s just stupid.

Euron Greyjoy killed by Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones HBO

And he dies against Jaime Lannister as the Kingslayer tries to get his sister out of King’s Landing. Which didn’t make much sense honestly. Euron proved himself to be a skilled fighter and beat many brave warriors, but he loses against a right-handed knight with no right hand.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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