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Margaery Tyrell by Elia Fernandez©
|Alias|| The Little Queen|
|Spouse|| Renly I 1st|
Joffrey I 2nd
Tommen I 3rd
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
|Played by||Natalie Dormer|
|TV series||Season 2 | Season 3|
Character and Appearance
She is very beautiful, with softly curling brown hair, brown eyes and a slender yet shapely figure. See also this collection of images. She is an intelligent, shrewd and political savvy young woman, very much the protégé of her cunning grandmother, Lady Olenna Redwyne. She is sixteen years old.
Game of Thrones
Renly Baratheon takes Eddard Stark aside to show him a picture of Margaery, pestering Ned to say that Margaery looks like Lyanna; Ned insists she looks nothing like his late sister. Ned believes this is ironic, that perhaps Renly, a young Robert look-a-like, believes he has fallen in love with a Lyanna look-a-like. Instead, it seems to be part of a Tyrell plot to get rid of Cersei and put Robert in Margaery's path. Indeed, moments later, Robert tells Ned that Renly has been telling him about Loras's sister.
A Clash of Kings
Margaery was first married to Renly Baratheon, as a pledge of the Tyrell's support for his claim to the Iron Throne. She rode with him to Bitterbridge, where they encountered Lady Catelyn Tully. When Renly was killed, the Tyrells allied with the Lannisters by planning to wed Margaery to King Joffrey I.
A Storm of Swords
Margaery arrived in the city greeted by cheering throngs of smallfolk, she was well loved by the populace of the city as Tyrell men had been giving out wagons of food to the starving population in her name before her arrival (the populace did not seem to remember that Margaery's father had closed the Roseroad when the war started thus starting the famine in King's Landing in the first place). Margaery and her family had supper with Sansa Stark and discovered the truth about Joffrey's nature, Margaery treated Sansa kindly. They planned to wed Sansa to Willas Tyrell but once this plot was discovered by the Lannisters, Lord Tywin wed Sansa to Tyrion Lannister. Margaery was present at the wedding feast afterwards and took pity on Sansa.
At her own wedding to Joffrey, the king was poisoned at the wedding feast. It was implied that her grandmother Olenna poisoned Joffrey but it also stands to reason that Margaery knew of the plot since the poison was placed in the wedding chalice that both were drinking from.
A Feast for Crows
In the months after their marriage, Cersei Lannister schemed to dispose of Margaery and the Tyrells, taking advantage of Margaery's claim to still be a maid despite her marriage to Renly. This claim may or may not be true as Renly Baratheon was gay and Joffrey died before his bedding; Margaery's maidenhead was confirmed to have been ruptured by a Septa who inspected her, but Cersei noted that highborn girls often have their maidenheads broken by horseback-riding. Cersei had Osney Kettleblack try and seduce Margaery but she only ever responded to his advances with nothing but teasing.
While Tommen's queen, Margaery did much to curry favor with the populace. She visited local markets to buy fresh fruits, breads and fish, ordered dresses from many local seamstresses, and made great public shows of charity, all while travelling with a bright and colorful retinue.
Margaery suggested several activities for Tommen in an effort to shape him into a successful ruler, such as riding in sight of his subjects and observing sessions of the small council. Cersei forbade all of Margaery's suggestions. Later, Margaery recognized the military threat created by the ironmen invasion of the Shield Islands, and was incredulous at Cersei's lack of understanding.
Cersei accused Margaery of adultery and treason, lining up an impressive, if untrue, array of conspirators and evidence; Margaery was arrested and imprisoned to await trial by the Faith at the Great Sept of Baelor.
While in custody, she confronted Cersei, revealing that she knew that Cersei was behind the accusations and wanted to remove her from a position of influence, perhaps by arranging for her death. Later, one of Cersei's key witnesses revealed her plots under torture, and Cersei soon found herself sharing Margaery's plight under similar but this time accurate charges.
A Dance with Dragons
Since the evidence against Margaery and her cousins is extremely weak, the Faith released Margaery and her cousins to the custody of Randyll Tarly until the day of her trial. Margaery choose to be tried by judges of the Faith instead of trial by battle.
Margaery was accompanied by a train of ladies when she arrived in King's Landing to become Joffrey's queen consort, most of whom are either her relatives, or the daughters of her father's bannermen, some of whom would be her ladies-in-waiting.
- Septa Nysterica
- Alysanne Bulwer - the daughter of her Tyrell cousin, Victaria Tyrell
- Alla Tyrell
- Elinor Tyrell
- Megga Tyrell
- Alyce Graceford
- Meredyth Crane
The accused lovers of Margaery Tyrell
When Cersei Lannister began to build up a case for Margaery's execution she had the Blue Bard (under torture) create a fictitious list of false lovers against Margaery. The accused are:
|Osney Kettleblack||Jalabhar Xho||Bayard Norcross|
|Ser Tallad the Tall||Hugh Clifton||Hamish the Harper|
|Lambert Turnberry||Mark Mullendore||The Blue Bard|
References and Notes
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at House Tyrell. The list of authors can be seen in the page history of House Tyrell. As with A Wiki of Ice and Fire, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.