Things I Like: Ser Jorah Mormont (Game of Thrones)

Jorah Mormont Game of Thrones HBO

While not even close to being a “great lord” or a king, Jorah Mormont was one of the most important characters and beloved by most. Before the series began, Jorah was a knight and Lord of Bear Island. He had married a beautiful woman but she wanted an expensive life. Jorah rounded up poachers on his land and put them into slavery, in an effort to keep enough gold to for his wife to be happy. He exiles himself before Ned Stark found him. He soon meets the Targaryen siblings, claiming he wanted to see Prince Viserys on the throne. He was working with Lord Varys, helping the spymaster inform King Robert Baratheon of what was happening in exchange for a royal pardon.

Jorah Mormont holding poisoned wine Game of Thrones HBO

But he has a change of heart and saves Daenerys from drinking poisoned wine. Which helps her trust him and makes him one of her closest friends, though she had no idea that he had betrayed her in the past.

Jorah Mormont sees baby dragons birth Game of Thrones HBO

He is the only man of the west present when Daenerys becomes the Mother of Dragons. Jorah thought even Aegon’s dragons were myths, and but he became a believer in the magic creatures.

Jorah Mormont and barristan selmy Game of Thrones HBO

He advisers and guards her until Ser Barristan Selmy arrives to be part of her Queensguard.

Jorah Mormont exiled by queen Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones HBO

And it’s Barristan the Bold who informs Daenerys that Jorah had worked for Varys and King Robert. Which causes him to be exiled into whatever part of Essos that would take him in.

Jorah Mormont kidnaps Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones HBO

And he does many things to earn the Dragon Queen’s trust again. He takes Tyrion Lannister to be a “gift” to her, and ironically he’s still exiled by her. Until he saves her life again, and all is forgiven.

Jorah Mormont cured of greyscale Game of Thrones HBO

He suffered from greyscale until Samwell Tarley cured him of it. He is excited to serve his Khaleesi again.

Jorah Mormont holding longclaw family sword Game of Thrones HBO

And he goes with Jon Snow to capture a wight to prove to Cersei that the Night King and the Army of the Dead are real.

Jorah Mormont protecting queen Daenerys Targaryen during the long night against wights Game of Thrones HBO

He stays alive until near the end of the series. Dying after many brutal strikes from wights who tried to kill his Queen. While many fans were upset that he died, I thought it was a fitting end to a disgraced knight who died with honor.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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

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