Tommen Baratheon

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Tommen Baratheon
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Biographical Information
Reign 300 AC - Current ruler
Full Name Tommen Baratheon the First of His Name
Alias The Boy King[1]
Other Titles King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Born in 291 AC[2]
Family
Predecessor Joffrey I Baratheon
Heir Myrcella Baratheon
Queen Margaery Tyrell
Father Robert I Baratheon (legally)
Jaime Lannister (biologically)
Mother Cersei Lannister
References
Books A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Played by Callum Wharry ~ Seasons 1-2
Dean-Charles Chapman ~ 4-6
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6

Prince Tommen Baratheon is known to the Seven Kingdoms as the youngest child of King Robert I Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister. A member of House Baratheon of King's Landing, his siblings are Prince Joffrey and Princess Myrcella. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones, he is played by Callum Wharry in seasons 1 and 2 and by Dean-Charles Chapman in seasons 4, 5 and 6.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Tommen Baratheon

Tommen is plump, with white blond hair.[3] At the beginning of A Song of Ice and Fire he is seven years old. Tommen, unlike Joffrey, is regarded as a good-hearted lad who always tries his best.[4] Although Tommen is not as strong willed as his brother, many other characters (except his mother)[5] think that he would be a much better king than Joffrey.[6]

History

Tommen once adopted a fawn as a pet but his elder brother, Prince Joffrey, later killed and skinned the animal.[7] It is also implied Joffrey bullies and abuses Tommen physically.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tommen is part of the entourage of his father, King Robert I Baratheon, which journeys to Winterfell following the death of Lord Jon Arryn. At Winterfell Tommen spars with Bran Stark using wooden swords.[9]

In King's Landing, Lord Eddard Stark, the new Hand of the King, discovers that Tommen and his siblings are not the biological children of Robert, but actually Cersei's twin brother, Ser Jaime Lannister.[10] Tommen's older brother, Prince Joffrey, becomes king after Robert dies from being gored. Tommen is present when Eddard is arrested in the throne room.[11]

A Clash of Kings

Tommen playing with his kittens - by Sir-Heartsalot ©

With both internal rioting and external armies making King's Landing increasingly unsafe, Queen Cersei Lannister plots to sneak Tommen out of the city to Rosby under the protection of Lord Gyles Rosby, disguised as a page. However, Tommen's uncle, Tyrion Lannister, the acting Hand of the King, learns of the plot, and sends Ser Jacelyn Bywater to intercept the party on the Rosby road and take Tommen to Rosby himself, thereby under Tyrion's control and not Cersei's.[7] Tyrion then threatens that any harm inflicted on Alayaya, a prostitute believed to be Tyrion's lover and arrested under the Queen's orders, will be visited upon Tommen as well. The Kingsguard knight who allows Bywater to take Tommen, Ser Boros Blount, is stripped of his white cloak.[12]

A Storm of Swords

After Jacelyn is killed in the Battle of the Blackwater, Cersei is able to have Tommen retrieved and brought back to King's Landing by the Kettleblack brothers.[13]

Acting of his own accord while the Hand of Stannis Baratheon, Lord Alester Florent attempts to settle a peace agreement with Lord Tywin Lannister, Tommen's grandfather, that involves a promise of marriage between Tommen and Stannis's daughter, Princess Shireen, but his plans do not come to pass.[14]

King Tommen I - by Amok ©

Tommen is crowned king in the aftermath of King Joffrey I's death at his own royal wedding, and plans are made for him to wed Margaery Tyrell in Joffrey's stead.[15] Ser Jaime Lannister, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and Tommen's biological father, orders Boros to serve as the boy king's taster of food.[16]

A Feast for Crows

Cersei is Queen Regent after the death of her father, Tywin. Tommen acts as king, his primary and favorite activity being to place the royal stamp on any document put in front of him.[17] Cersei frowns upon his meek and tractable nature, frequently comparing him with disfavor to his willful, headstrong brother, Joffrey.[5]

King Tommen placing the royal stamp on a document- by Pojypojy ©

After his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, however, Margaery begins to influence Tommen to resist his mother's commands. Margaery gives Tommen three black kittens, Ser Pounce, Lady Whiskers, and Boots.[18] Tommen also takes an interest in knighthood and jousting, and reacts with anger when Cersei refuses to honor his "command" that Ser Loras Tyrell, now of the Kingsguard, be named as the Red Keep's master-at-arms.[18] When Tommen stands up to his mother and shows assertiveness when Cersei threatens his wife, Cersei's response is to have Boros force Tommen to beat his whipping boy, Pate, till he bleeds from both cheeks.[18][19]

Following Cersei's arrest for treason and adultery, Tommen continues to do the bidding of the small council, now controlled by Ser Harys Swyft and Grand Maester Pycelle.[20]

A Dance with Dragons

Tommen is kept hidden away in the Red Keep when his mother completes her walk of atonement, as his great-uncle Ser Kevan Lannister, now Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm, feels no son should see his mother like that.[21]

Tommen has dinner with his newly-released Cersei and Kevan. He entertains his great-uncle with the exploits of his kittens and Kevan thinks Tommen a sweet lad. Following the meal, Varys has Kevan murdered in support of Aegon Targaryen's attempt to take the Iron Throne from Tommen.[22]

Quotes by Tommen

When I'm king in my own right, I'm going to outlaw beets.[18]
- Tommen to Cersei Lannister

Quotes about Tommen

He was a sweet boy, not like his brother.[23]
– thoughts of Tyrion Lannister


If only Tommen were the elder instead of Joffrey. I wouldn't mind marrying Tommen.[24]
– thoughts of Sansa Stark


He will be a better king than Joffrey.[6]
Arys Oakheart to Arianne Martell


He will never have a wife you don't hate.[20]
Margaery Tyrell to Cersei Lannister


The two queens are squabbling over Tommen like bitches with a juicy bone.[25]
Obara Sand to Nymeria Sand


Tommen has been taught that kingship is his right. Aegon knows that kingship is his duty, that a king must put his people first, and live and rule for them.[22]
- Varys to Kevan Lannister

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyonel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormund
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
a daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Robert I
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Renly I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[26]
 
Stannis I
 
Selyse
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[26]
 
Tommen I
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
Shireen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
Bella
 
Gendry
 
Edric
Storm
 
Barra
 
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twins
 
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