Shireen Baratheon

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Shireen Baratheon
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Shireen Baratheon by Amok©
Shireen Baratheon by Amok©

Title Princess
Allegiance House Baratheon of Dragonstone
Born In 289AC
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Kerry Ingram
TV series Season 3 | Season 4

Shireen Baratheon is the daughter and only child of Lord Stannis Baratheon and Lady Selyse Florent.[1]

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Character and Appearance

Shireen is regarded as a sweet child, but she is not considered very pretty. She has blue eyes, but inherited both her father's square, jutting jaw and her mother's large ears.[2] The greyscale caused half of her left cheek and most of her neck to be covered in gray and black dead skin. She is nine years old.[3]

History

When Shireen was an infant, she suffered from an infection called greyscale. The disease, which almost killed her, left the left portion of her cheek and neck stiff, dead, and flaky, mottled black and grey and hard to the touch.

As the daughter and heir of Stannis, Shireen resides in Dragonstone and is educated by Maester Cressen. She is usually seen in the company of Patchface, their mad, broken fool she calls "Patches", though his ravings sometimes frighten her.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Shireen playing with Patches - by M.Luisa Giliberti ©

Shireen is on Dragonstone with her father and mother. Maester Cressen pities the sad looking child.

Princess Shireen - by Sara Biddle ©

In retaliation for Stannis writing a letter to the lords of the Seven Kingdoms informing them that Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon are the offspring of incest between Cersei and Jaime Lannister, the small council under Tyrion Lannister discusses schemes to spread rumors that Shireen is not Stannis's child, expecting that this would hurt Stannis's sense of honor. These schemes involve attempts to make use of Shireen's looks. While Tyrion proposes that Axell Florent could be claimed to be the father of his niece Selyse's daughter because she has big Florent ears, Petyr Baelish prevails with his suggestion that Patchface being the father of Shireen would make for a more juicy tale, referring to them looking somewhat alike with their speckled, half-frozen faces and also to the fool being close to the girl. The rumor, strongly supported by Cersei, is meant to be spread via prostitutes in Petyr Baelish's brothels and with the help of Varys through alehouses and pot-shops.[4]

A Storm of Swords

Shireen Baratheon © FFG

Shireen often plays with her cousin, Edric Storm, in Aegon's Garden and grows very fond of him. Davos Seaworth notes Shireen is much happier around Edric.

Stannis's army and retinue leaves for the Wall to respond to the wildling threat. He leaves Shireen at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea with her mother, while his army marches to Castle Black.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Shireen and her mother, Selyse, are eventually brought to Castle Black. The girl is intrigued by the giant Wun Wun. Val is frightened of Shireen due to her appearance with greyscale and tells Lord Commander Jon Snow the child is not clean and should be killed. Jon is horrified by Val's statement and is grateful that Selyse and her Queen's Men did not hear it.

Family

 
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Aegon V
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser
{Harbert}
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
{Rhaelle
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Jaehaerys II}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Steffon
Baratheon}
 
{Cassana
Estermont}
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Aerys II}
 
{Rhaella
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
{Robert I}
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Stannis
 
Selyse
Florent
 
{Renly I}
 
 
{Rhaegar
Targaryen}
 
{Elia
Martell}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
 
{Joffrey I}
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shireen
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Viserys
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edric
Storm
 
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daenerys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gendry
 
 
Tommen I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Others
 
 

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