Thoros

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Thoros of Myr
Thoros of Myr by Amok©
Thoros of Myr by Amok©

Alias The red wizard
The Ember
Allegiance Brotherhood without banners
Culture Myr
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Paul Kaye
TV series Season 3

Thoros of Myr is a red priest of R'hllor from the Free City of Myr, and a member of the court at King's Landing. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Paul Kaye.

Appearance

See also: Images of Thoros of Myr

At King's Landing, Thoros is a tall, fat, bald man in loose red robes.[1]

History

Thoros was born in the Free City of Myr, the youngest of eight children, and he was given to the red priests of R'hllor at a young age. He earned his priesthood but was never overly pious due to his tastes for fighting, drinking and women.[2]

Thoros was sent to King's Landing in hopes he could convert the fire-obsessed King Aerys II Targaryen, but he was unsuccessful and started to question his own faith. He was present in court when Tywin Lannister presented the corpses of Aegon and Rhaenys to Robert Baratheon, clothed in red Lannister cloaks to hide their grotesque deaths; Thoros would never forget Gregor Clegane's unrestrained brutality.[3]

After Robert's Rebellion, Thoros became a frequent drinking companion of the new king, Robert.[2] During Greyjoy's Rebellion, he earned recognition for being the first over the wall at Pyke.[4] He was a frequent tourney mêlée champion, using a sword set aflame with wildfire to spook the other combatants' horses. Three times he defeated Sandor Clegane in the mêlées.[3] At the tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day, he was defeated by Lord Yohn Royce with a common mace after the fire of his sword had guttered out.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Thoros of Myr before joining the Brotherhood - by Matt Olson ©

Thoros takes part in the Hand's tourney, unhorsing Lord Beric Dondarrion.[4] After winning the mêlée at the tourney, Thoros joins Beric Dondarrion's party charged by Eddard Stark as Hand to seek out Ser Gregor Clegane and bring him to the king's justice. He is later named among those who must swear fealty to the newly-crowned Joffrey Baratheon or be adjudged a traitor.

A Storm of Swords

Gregor Clegane ambushed their party, however, and Beric was killed. While performing a traditional burial ritual of his faith, Thoros inadvertently resurrected him. The two men founded an outlaw group, the brotherhood without banners, to protect the smallfolk from soldiers foraging in the riverlands. As an outlaw, Thoros experiences a spiritual reawakening, and continues to be able to resurrect Beric through means beyond his understanding. After some time spent in the brotherhood, he becomes loose-skinned and grey-haired, wearing faded robes and piecemeal armor.[3]

Thoros succeeds at many of the feats he had failed to achieved as a red priest, such as seeing visions in flame and lighting swords on fire with blood and prayer.[3][2]

A Feast for Crows

Thoros does not take a leadership position in the brotherhood, and he allows Lady Stoneheart to take control of the group despite his disapproval of her motives. The changes she makes in the brotherhood lower Thoros's spirits and self-confidence.[6]

Quotes by Thoros

Justice. I remember justice. It had a pleasant taste. Justice was what we were about when Beric led us, or so we told ourselves. We were king’s men, knights, and heroes... but some knights are dark and full of terror, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.[6]
– Thoros, to Brienne of Tarth

Quotes about Thoros

The red wizard. I've heard tell he has strange powers.[7]
Sharna, to Jaime Lannister

References and Notes

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Brotherhood Without Banners.
The list of authors can be seen in the page history of Brotherhood Without Banners.
As with the A Wiki of Ice and Fire - A Song of Ice and Fire & Game of Thrones, the content of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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