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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. He later becomes an influential member of the Brotherhood Without Banners.

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Appearance

See also: Images of Thoros of Myr

At King's Landing, Thoros is a tall, fat, bald man in loose red robes. After some time spent in the Brotherhood, he becomes loose-skinned and grey-haired, wearing faded robes and piecemeal armor.[1]

History

Thoros was born in the Free City of Myr, the youngest of eight children and 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]

He was sent to King's Landing in hopes he could convert the fire-obsessed King Aerys II, however 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, clothed in red Lannister cloaks to hide their grotesque deaths; Thoros would never forget Gregor Clegane's unrestrained brutality.[1]

After Robert's Rebellion, he became a frequent drinking companion of King Robert.[3] During the Greyjoy 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.[5] At the Tourney for Prince Joffrey's 12th Name Day, he was defeated by Lord Yohn Royce with a common mace after the fire of his sword had guttered out.[6]

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A Game of Thrones

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

He took part in the Tourney of the Hand, unhorsing Lord Beric Dondarrion.[7] After winning the mêlée at the tourney, Thoros joined Beric Dondarrion's party charged by Eddard Stark as Hand to seek out 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 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 they called the Brotherhood Without Banners to protect the smallfolk from soldiers foraging in the Riverlands. As an outlaw, Thoros experienced a spiritual reawakening, and continued to be able to resurrect Beric through means beyond his understanding.

He also succeeded 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. [8][9]

A Feast for Crows

Thoros never took a leadership position in the Brotherhood, and allowed Lady Stoneheart to take control of the group despite his disapproval of her motives. The changes she made in the Brotherhood once again lowered Thoros's spirits and self-confidence.[10]

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.[11]

– Thoros, to Brienne of Tarth

Quotes about Thoros

The red wizard. I've heard tell he has strange powers.[12]

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, the content of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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