|Reign||300 AC - Current ruler|
|Full Name||Tommen Baratheon the First of His Name|
|Alias||The Boy King|
|Other Titles|| King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men|
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
|Born in||291 AC|
|Predecessor||Joffrey I Baratheon|
|Father|| Robert I Baratheon (legally)|
Jaime Lannister (biologically)
|Books|| A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
|Played by|| Callum Wharry ~ Seasons 1-2|
Dean-Charles Chapman ~ 4-6
|TV series||Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6|
Prince Tommen Baratheon is known to the Seven Kingdoms as the youngest child of King Robert I Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister. A member of House Baratheon of King's Landing, his siblings are Prince Joffrey and Princess Myrcella. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones, he is played by Callum Wharry in seasons 1 and 2 and by Dean-Charles Chapman in seasons 4, 5 and 6.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Tommen Baratheon
Tommen is plump, with white blond hair. At the beginning of A Song of Ice and Fire he is seven years old. Tommen, unlike Joffrey, is regarded as a good-hearted lad who always tries his best. Although Tommen is not as strong willed as his brother, many other characters (except his mother) think that he would be a much better king than Joffrey.
A Game of Thrones
Tommen is part of the entourage of his father, King Robert I Baratheon, which journeys to Winterfell following the death of Lord Jon Arryn. At Winterfell Tommen spars with Bran Stark using wooden swords.
In King's Landing, Lord Eddard Stark, the new Hand of the King, discovers that Tommen and his siblings are not the biological children of Robert, but actually Cersei's twin brother, Ser Jaime Lannister. Tommen's older brother, Prince Joffrey, becomes king after Robert dies from being gored. Tommen is present when Eddard is arrested in the throne room.
A Clash of Kings
With both internal rioting and external armies making King's Landing increasingly unsafe, Queen Cersei Lannister plots to sneak Tommen out of the city to Rosby under the protection of Lord Gyles Rosby, disguised as a page. However, Tommen's uncle, Tyrion Lannister, the acting Hand of the King, learns of the plot, and sends Ser Jacelyn Bywater to intercept the party on the Rosby road and take Tommen to Rosby himself, thereby under Tyrion's control and not Cersei's. Tyrion then threatens that any harm inflicted on Alayaya, a prostitute believed to be Tyrion's lover and arrested under the Queen's orders, will be visited upon Tommen as well. The Kingsguard knight who allows Bywater to take Tommen, Ser Boros Blount, is stripped of his white cloak.
A Storm of Swords
Acting of his own accord while the Hand of Stannis Baratheon, Lord Alester Florent attempts to settle a peace agreement with Lord Tywin Lannister, Tommen's grandfather, that involves a promise of marriage between Tommen and Stannis's daughter, Princess Shireen, but his plans do not come to pass.
Tommen is crowned king in the aftermath of King Joffrey I's death at his own royal wedding, and plans are made for him to wed Margaery Tyrell in Joffrey's stead. Ser Jaime Lannister, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and Tommen's biological father, orders Boros to serve as the boy king's taster of food.
A Feast for Crows
Cersei is Queen Regent after the death of her father, Tywin. Tommen acts as king, his primary and favorite activity being to place the royal stamp on any document put in front of him. Cersei frowns upon his meek and tractable nature, frequently comparing him with disfavor to his willful, headstrong brother, Joffrey.
After his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, however, Margaery begins to influence Tommen to resist his mother's commands. Margaery gives Tommen three black kittens, Ser Pounce, Lady Whiskers, and Boots. Tommen also takes an interest in knighthood and jousting, and reacts with anger when Cersei refuses to honor his "command" that Ser Loras Tyrell, now of the Kingsguard, be named as the Red Keep's master-at-arms. When Tommen stands up to his mother and shows assertiveness when Cersei threatens his wife, Cersei's response is to have Boros force Tommen to beat his whipping boy, Pate, till he bleeds from both cheeks.
A Dance with Dragons
Tommen is kept hidden away in the Red Keep when his mother completes her walk of atonement, as his great-uncle Ser Kevan Lannister, now Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm, feels no son should see his mother like that.
Tommen has dinner with his newly-released Cersei and Kevan. He entertains his great-uncle with the exploits of his kittens and Kevan thinks Tommen a sweet lad. Following the meal, Varys has Kevan murdered in support of Aegon Targaryen's attempt to take the Iron Throne from Tommen.
Quotes by Tommen
|“||When I'm king in my own right, I'm going to outlaw beets.||”|
Quotes about Tommen
|“||He was a sweet boy, not like his brother.||”|
|“||If only Tommen were the elder instead of Joffrey. I wouldn't mind marrying Tommen.||”|
|“||He will be a better king than Joffrey.||”|
|“||He will never have a wife you don't hate.||”|
|“||The two queens are squabbling over Tommen like bitches with a juicy bone.||”|
|“||Tommen has been taught that kingship is his right. Aegon knows that kingship is his duty, that a king must put his people first, and live and rule for them.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ See the Tommen Baratheon calculation.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 9, Tyrion I.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 45, Eddard XII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 25, Davos III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime VII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei II.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen