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House Baratheon
House Baratheon

"Go home, pup. And tell your mother that the Lord of Storm's End is not some dog that she can whistle up at need to set against her foes."
―Borros Baratheon, to Lucerys Velaryon[src]

Lord Borros Baratheon is the head of House Baratheon during the late reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, and also during the Dance of the Dragons.

Biography[]

Background[]

Borros was born in 89 AC.[a] He is a knight[4] and the son of Lord Boremund Baratheon. He has four daughters: Cassandra, Maris, Ellyn, and Floris.[2]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

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Borros during the Heir's Tournament.

Borros participates in the Heir's Tournament, where both he and his father are defeated by Ser Criston Cole. Despite his defeat, he is given a chance to joust against Daemon Targaryen, but Daemon rides past him and chooses Gwayne Hightower instead.[5]

Borros succeeds his father as Lord of Storm's End[1] by 132 AC.[c]

At a meeting of the Small Council, Ser Tyland Lannister claims that they may not assume the loyalty of Lord Borros, though perhaps he can be persuaded by arranging marriages for his daughters.[1] When the Dance of the Dragons starts, Rhaenyra Targaryen expects to sway Lord Borros to her side due to their shared blood through Rhaenys Targaryen, and sends Lucerys Velaryon to remind him of his father's oath of fealty to her.[2]

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Borros receives Rhaenyra's message.

Before Lucerys's arrival, Borros first receives Aegon's younger brother Aemond, and arranges his marriage to his daughter Floris, thereby sealing their families. When Lucerys later arrives with his mother's message, Borros summons his maester to read it to him. Borros is exasperated by Rhaenyra's insistence of his father's oath, noting that Aegon at least offered him a marriage pact. Borros then asks Lucerys which of his daughters he will marry, but Lucerys is already betrothed to Rhaena Targaryen, so Borros dismisses him back to his mother, instructing him to tell her that he cannot be "whistled up" like "some dog." When Aemond then provokes a fight with Lucerys, Borros commands both to stand down, proclaiming he will not have the blood of an envoy spilled under his roof, and orders his guards to escort Lucerys out.[2]

Personality[]

Borros, in contrast to his father, places what serves his own interests before loyalty.[6] He is illiterate[2] and is said to be "dumb as thunder."[7] That said, he is not without scruples, as he still respects guest right, refusing to let Aemond harm Lucerys because the latter is an envoy.

Quotes[]

Spoken by Borros[]

"Which is it? King or queen? The House of the Dragon does not seem to know who rules it."
―Borros Baratheon[src]
"Not here. Not in my hall! The boy came as an envoy. I'll not have bloodshed beneath my roof."
―Borros stops Aemond and Lucerys from fighting inside his castle[src]

Family[]

 
 
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Boremund
Baratheon

Deceased
 
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Lady
Baratheon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Borros
Baratheon


 
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Elenda
Caron[d]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cassandra
Baratheon


 
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Maris
Baratheon


 
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Ellyn
Baratheon


 
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Floris
Baratheon



Behind the scenes[]

Borros is portrayed by an unidentified stunt performer in "The Heirs of the Dragon." In "The Black Queen," he is portrayed by Roger Evans.

The script for the first episode includes an extended piece of dialogue between Rhaenyra and Alicent at the tourney in which they mention Borros by name, right after his father Boremund is introduced. This would have established that Borros actually was the unidentified (and helmeted) Baratheon knight that Daemon passed over to fight Gwayne Hightower. In these deleted lines, Rhaenyra says she heard Borros hasn't learned to read even by the age of 23, to which Alicent remarks she's heard Boremund's attendants call Borros "dumb as thunder." These lines were not included in the final cut, in which the only remaining indication that Boremund's son also participated is Harrold's line that Criston unhorsed both Baratheons.[7]

A behind-the-scenes video reveals the contents of the letter written by Rhaenyra to Borros:[8]

To Borros Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End,
from Rhaenyra Targaryen, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms
and Protector of the Realm:

I write as I am in need of your friendship. My half brother has chosen to betray
our erstwhile king, and usurp my throne and birthright. Your father swore
to me his loyalty when I was but a child. I pray that with you I may still find
that bond as yet strong. Your allegiance and devotion remain foremost in my heart
and will not go unrewarded.

Rhaenyra

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Borros Baratheon was married to Lady Elenda Caron, with whom he had five children - daughters Cassandra, Maris, Ellyn, and Floris; and a son, Royce. He was illiterate, as well as a seasoned warrior, more temperamental and belligerent than his stoic father, Lord Boremund Baratheon. He was in conflict with Dornishmen on many occasions. He is not known to have been a knight.

Appearances[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Borros Baratheon is stated to be 23 years old in the script for "The Heirs of the Dragon," which takes place in 112 AC; therefore, he born in 89 AC.
  2. In "A Son for a Son," Daemon Targaryen and Otto Hightower mention that days have passed since Viserys Targaryen and Lucerys Velaryon's deaths. Unlike the first season, no major time jumps are expected; therefore, House of the Dragon: Season 2 takes place in 132 AC.
  3. "The Green Council" picks up only hours after the events of "The Lord of the Tides," which takes place in 132 AC.
  4. Conjecture based on information from Fire & Blood; may be subject to change.

External links[]

Preceded by Lord of Storm's End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands Incumbent
Heiress presumptive:
Cassandra Baratheon


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