Moon Boy

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Moon Boy
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Allegiance House Baratheon of King's Landing
Varys (unconfirmed)
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Slanderous Lies. © FFG

Moon Boy is a royal jester and fool at court in the Red Keep during the reigns of kings Robert I, Joffrey I and Tommen I Baratheon.[1] His given name is unknown.


See also: Images of Moon Boy

Moon Boy is pie-faced, and wears the motley clothing common to fools.[2][3] He is a simpleton, though Sansa Stark and Dontos Hollard suspect him of not being as simple as he seems.[2][4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

He performs during the royal feast during the Tourney of the Hand, making witticisms about the various nobles in attendance and walking on stilts. Sansa wonders if he truly is the simpleton he claims to be, his song about the High Septon even makes Septa Mordane laugh.[2]

A Clash of Kings

When Dontos Hollard is made a fool, he claims to Sansa Stark that Moon Boy is in the employment of Varys. Dontos claims to hear all sorts of things as a fool he never heard when he was a knight and claims Moon Boy is not as simple as he appears.[4]

A Storm of Swords

He performs at King Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell.[5]

After Jaime Lannister confesses to his younger brother Tyrion that Tysha was never in fact a whore, Tyrion becomes furious and reveals to Jaime some of the men he knows Cersei Lannister has been having sex with. To the confirmed list he sarcastically adds "... and Moon Boy for all I know."[6] This obvious exaggeration has a strong effect on Jaime going forward. The words continue to haunt him during his subsequent missions through the Riverlands.[7][8][9]

A Feast for Crows

At Darry, Jaime Lannister confronts his cousin Lancel about Cersei. Lancel admits that he had sex with her, and Jaime wonders how many more men his sister has slept with. He then wonders if Tyrion's comment about Moon Boy was just a gibe.[10] Jaime later has a dream where he found his sister having sex with Moon Boy, after which he kills the fool and smashes Cersei’s teeth to splinters.[11]

When King Tommen Baratheon is permitted to name the last five of Cersei's dromonds, he chooses Moon Boy for one - but is dissuaded by the master of ships, Aurane Waters.[12]

Moon Boy dubbes the new High Septon, the High Sparrow.[13]

Moon Boy is present when Cersei Lannister hears that the Faith of the Seven have arrested Margaery Tyrell. He appears dumbstruck.[14]

Quotes about Moon Boy

The Spider pays in gold for any little trifle. I think Moon Boy had been his for years.[4]

The king's own fool, the pie-faced simpleton called Moon Boy, danced about on stilts, all in motley, making mock of everyone with such deft cruelty that Sansa wondered if he was simple after all.[2]

Cersei is a lying whore, she's been fucking Lancel and Osmund Kettleblack and probably Moon Boy for all I know. [7]

—Tyrion to Jaime

A fool he may be, but he wears his folly honestly.[14]

Cersei Lannister's thoughts

Was the part about Moon Boy just a gibe?[10]

Jaime Lannister's thoughts while confronting Lancel Lannister