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| Character_name= [[File:House_Tyrell.svg|43px]][[File:Loras Tyrell COA.png|40px]] Loras Tyrell [[File:Rainbow Guard.PNG|40px]][[File:Kingsguard.svg|40px]]
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| Character_name = [[File:House_Tyrell.svg|50px]][[File:House_Tyrell_(Loras).svg|50px]] Loras Tyrell [[File:Rainbow_Guard.svg|50px]][[File:Kingsguard.svg|50px]]
| image = [[File:MKomarck Ser Lorasface.png‎‎|300px]]
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| image = [[File:MKomarck Ser Lorasface.png‎‎|300px]]
| image_caption = by Michael Komarck ©
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| image_caption = Loras Tyrell - by Michael Komarck ©
| Alias = The Knight of Flowers<br>Knight o’ Pansies<br>Ser Daisy
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| Alias = The Knight of Flowers{{Ref|aGoT|29}}<br>Knight o' Pansies{{Ref|aCoK|30}}<br>Ser Daisy{{Ref|aGoT|59}}<br>Renly's little rose{{ref|ASOS|38}}
| Title = [[Knight|Ser]]<br>[[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] of the [[Rainbow Guard]]
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| Title = [[Knight|Ser]]<br>[[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] of the [[Rainbow Guard]] (formerly)
| Allegiance = [[House Tyrell]]<br>[[Rainbow Guard]]<br>[[Kingsguard]]
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| Allegiance = [[House Tyrell]]<br>[[Rainbow Guard]] (formerly)<br>[[Kingsguard]]
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| Culture = [[Reach]]
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| Culture = [[Reach]]
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| Place_of_Birth= [[Highgarden]]{{ref|AWOIAF}}
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| Place_of_Birth = [[Highgarden]]{{Ref|AWOIAF| Loras Tyrell}}
| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|282}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Loras Tyrell|Loras Tyrell]] calculation.''</ref>
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|282}}<ref name=cal>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Loras Tyrell|Loras Tyrell]] calculation.''</ref>
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| Books = ''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
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| Books = ''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
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| coat-of-arms = Three golden roses on green<br>''(Vert three roses Or)''
| Played_by = [[w:Finn Jones|Finn Jones]]
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| Played_by = [[w:Finn Jones|Finn Jones]]
| TV_series = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 3|Season 3]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 5|Season 5]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 6|Season 6]]
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| TV_series = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 3|Season 3]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 5|Season 5]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 6|Season 6]]
 
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Ser '''Loras Tyrell''' is a [[knight]] of [[House Tyrell]] and the third son of Lord [[Mace Tyrell]]. Known as '''the Knight of Flowers''', he is a highly skilled knight and jouster. His [[Tourney|tournament]] successes, dazzling good looks, and ostentatious showmanship have made him a celebrated figure in the courts of the [[Seven Kingdoms]]. In the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' Loras is portrayed by [[w:Finn Jones|Finn Jones]].
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Ser '''Loras Tyrell''', also known as '''the Knight of Flowers''',{{Ref|aGoT|59}} is a [[knight]] from [[House Tyrell]] and the third son of Lord [[Mace Tyrell]] of [[Highgarden]] and his wife, Lady [[Alerie Hightower]]. He is a highly skilled knight and jouster. His [[Tourney|tournament]] successes, dazzling good looks, and ostentatious showmanship has made him a celebrated figure in the courts of the [[Seven Kingdoms]]. In the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' Loras is portrayed by [[w:Finn Jones|Finn Jones]].
  
His personal coat of arms is three golden roses on a field of green, indicating his position as a third son.<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Other/2/ The Citadel: Heraldry - Personal Arms]</ref>{{Ref|ACOK|22}}
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His personal coat of arms is three golden roses on a field of green, indicating his position as a third son.<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Other/2/ The Citadel: Heraldry - Personal Arms]</ref>{{Ref|aCoK|22}}
  
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Loras Tyrell|Images of Loras Tyrell]]''
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Loras Tyrell|Images of Loras Tyrell]]''
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Loras is exceptionally handsome.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}{{Ref|aCoK|22}} His hair is a mass of lazy brown curls{{Ref|aGoT|29}} and ringlets{{Ref|aFfC|12}} which tumble over his eyes,{{Ref|aGoT|44}} which have been described as brown,{{Ref|aSoS|67}} liquid gold,{{Ref|aGoT|29}} big,{{Ref|aFfC|12}} and intelligent and lively.{{Ref|aCoK|22}} [[Tyrion Lannister]] thinks Loras is beautiful and already a legend, and that half the girls in the [[Seven Kingdoms]] want to bed him and all the boys want to be him.{{Ref|aSoS|12}} [[Sansa Stark]] also thinks Loras is beautiful, and that he is lithe and graceful with wonderful eyes.{{Ref|aSoS|6}}
  
Ser Loras is exceptionally handsome with long, flowing brown hair and golden eyes. [[Tyrion Lannister]] thinks Loras is beautiful and already a legend, and that half the girls in the [[Seven Kingdoms]] want to bed him and all the boys want to be him.{{Ref|aSoS|12}} [[Sansa Stark]] also thinks Loras is beautiful, and that he is lithe and graceful with wonderful eyes.{{Ref|aSoS|6}}
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Loras is beloved by the [[smallfolk]], especially women. While courteous he is still thirsty for glory and can be short-tempered and impetuous. Tyrion finds him a prickly lad.{{Ref|aSoS|12}} [[Oberyn Martell]] does not believe that Loras is as good a warrior as he is a [[tourney]] jouster.{{Ref|aSoS|38}} According to semi-canon source, Loras is in love with [[Renly Baratheon]],<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/To_Be_Continued_Chicago_IL_May_6_8/ To Be Continued (Chicago, IL; May 6-8], May 6, 2005</ref> and Loras's father, [[Mace Tyrell|Mace]], and grandmother, [[Olenna Tyrell|Olenna]], are aware of his sexuality.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/2761 Loras, Robert Arryn, the Clegane Sister, and a Sword], April 14, 2008</ref> Loras is Mace's favorite son.{{Ref|aDwD|Epilogue}}
  
Despite his youth and slender frame, Loras is a capable warrior, using swords, axes, and morningstars to deadly effect. He is beloved by [[smallfolk]], especially women. While courteous he is still thirsty for glory and can be short-tempered and impetuous. Tyrion finds him a prickly lad.{{Ref|aSoS|12}} Prince [[Oberyn Martell]] does not believe that Loras is as good a warrior as he is a [[tourney]] jouster.{{Ref|aSoS|38}}
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Despite his youth and slender frame, Loras is a capable warrior, using axes, lances, morningstars, and swords to deadly effect.{{Ref|aCoK|22}}{{Ref|aFfC|39}} Loras's silver armor, which is decorated with sapphires and twining black vines,{{Ref|aGoT|30}} was made by [[Tobho Mott]].{{Ref|aGoT|27}} He also uses silver mail and a green shield.{{Ref|aCoK|22}} Golden roses decorate the crest of his helm.{{Ref|aCoK|22}} Loras wears a cloak of forget-me-nots sewn to a heavy woolen cape.{{Ref|aGoT|30}} His horses include a speedy grey mare{{Ref|aGoT|30}} and a tall white stallion.{{Ref|aCoK|22}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
As a youth, Loras was fostered at [[Storm's End]] and served as a page and squire to Lord [[Renly Baratheon]]. This was likely the start of their clandestine love affair. Although not widely known, their forbidden relationship is known to various others at court.{{ref|AFFC|24}}
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Loras was born at [[Highgarden]]{{Ref|awoiaf| Loras Tyrell}} in {{Date|282}}.<ref name=cal/> He has two older brothers, [[Willas Tyrell|Willas]] and Ser [[Garlan Tyrell|Garlan]], and one younger sister, [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]].
  
Loras defeated Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] in the [[tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day]].{{ref|AGOT|18}} Loras has bought his armor from [[Tobho Mott]].{{ref|AGOT|27}}
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Loras squired for Lord [[Renly Baratheon]] at [[Storm's End]],{{Ref|aSoS|67}}{{Ref|aFfC|24}} and grew close to him. According to a semi-canon source, he soon became Renly's lover.{{Ref|AWOIAF| Loras Tyrell}} At the young age of fifteen, Loras received his [[knight]]hood.{{Ref|AWOIAF|Loras Tyrell}}
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Loras purchased his armor from [[Tobho Mott]]'s shop in the [[Street of Steel]] in [[King's Landing]].{{Ref|aGoT|27}} During the [[tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day]] in {{Date|298}}, Loras defeated Ser [[Hosteen Frey]]{{Ref|aGoT|59}} and Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] of the [[Kingsguard]] in the joust.{{Ref|aGoT|18}} Renly's brother, King [[Robert I Baratheon]], won a [[Valyrian steel dagger]] from Loras's victory.{{Ref|aCoK|55}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
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[[File:Knight of Flowers.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Loras participating in the [[Hand's tourney]] in ''[[Game of Thrones]]''.]]
 
[[File:Knight of Flowers.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Loras participating in the [[Hand's tourney]] in ''[[Game of Thrones]]''.]]
  
Loras Tyrell participates in the [[Hand's tourney]], wearing armor wrought with jeweled flowers and a cape of woven roses. Amongst his victories are Ser [[Robar Royce]] and three members of the [[Kingsguard]]. With each victory, he hands a white rose to a pretty girl in the crowd. He then hands a red rose to [[Sansa Stark]], who is overwhelmed by his gallantry and is thereafter infatuated with him.{{ref|agot|29}}
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Ser Loras participates in the [[Hand's tourney]], wearing armor wrought with jeweled flowers and a cape of woven roses. Amongst his victories are Ser [[Robar Royce]] and three members of the [[Kingsguard]]. With each victory, he hands a white rose to a pretty girl in the crowd. He then hands a red rose to [[Sansa Stark]], who is overwhelmed by his gallantry and is thereafter infatuated with him.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} Although reputed to be gallant, Loras rides a mare in heat against Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], noted as an underhanded tactic by some. This inflames the huge knight's stallion, which bucks him, prompting Gregor to attack Loras. After [[Sandor Clegane]] comes to his rescue, Loras forfeits the final round to the [[Hound]].{{Ref|aGoT|29}}
  
Although reputed to be very gallant, Loras rides a mare in heat against Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], noted as an underhanded tactic by some. This inflames the huge knight's stallion, which bucks him, prompting Gregor to attack Loras. After [[Sandor Clegane]] comes to his rescue, Loras forfeits the final round to him.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}
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Lord [[Renly Baratheon]] and Loras secretly plot to have Renly's eldest brother, King [[Robert I Baratheon]], spurn Queen [[Cersei Lannister]] in favor of Loras's sister, [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]].{{Ref|aGoT|32}} Renly approaches Lord [[Eddard Stark]] with a painting of the girl in hopes that she resembles Eddard's late sister, [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna]], but this is not the case.{{Ref|aGoT|27}}
  
[[Renly Baratheon]] and Loras secretly plot to have Renly's eldest brother, King [[Robert Baratheon]], spurn Queen [[Cersei Lannister]] in favor of Loras's sister, [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]].{{ref|agot|32}} Renly approaches Lord [[Eddard Stark]] with a painting of the girl in hopes that she resembles Eddard's late sister, [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna]], but this is not the case.{{ref|Agot|27}}
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When Eddard, sitting the [[Iron Throne]] in Robert's stead as the [[Hand of the King]], sends a party led by Lord [[Beric Dondarrion]] to capture or kill Gregor Clegane, Loras is disappointed at not having been chosen instead of Beric.{{Ref|aGoT|43}}
  
When Eddard, sitting the [[Iron Throne]] in Robert's stead as the [[Hand of the King]], sends a party led by Lord [[Beric Dondarrion]] to kill Gregor Clegane, Loras is disappointed for not having been chosen instead of Beric.{{Ref|aGoT|43}}
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Loras is mentioned by Lord [[Petyr Baelish]] as a possible ally for Lord Stark against Cersei in the succession crisis after Robert's death, but Ned decides it is the [[City Watch of King's Landing|City Watch]] he must have. When Renly flees [[King's Landing]] after Lord Stark spurns his request for aid in seizing power, Loras rides south out of the city with him, along with fifty retainers. Lord [[Varys]] suspects they ride for either [[Storm's End]] or [[Highgarden]].{{Ref|aGoT|49}} After [[Joffrey Baratheon]] is crowned in the power struggle they fled from, both Loras and Renly are named among the nobles he demands must swear fealty to him or stand accused of treason.{{Ref|aGoT|57}}
  
Loras is mentioned by [[Petyr Baelish|Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] as a possible ally for Lord Stark against Cersei in the succession crisis after Robert's death, but Ned decides it is the [[City Watch of King's Landing|City Watch]] he must have. When Renly flees King's Landing after Lord Stark spurns his request for aid in seizing power, Ser Loras rides south out of the city with him, along with fifty retainers. [[Varys]] suspects they ride for either [[Storm's End]] or [[Highgarden]]. After [[Joffrey Baratheon]] is crowned in the power struggle they fled from, both Loras and Renly are named among the nobles he demands must swear fealty to him or stand accused of treason.{{Ref|aGoT|57}}
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Renly weds Margaery at Highgarden and claims the throne with the support of Lord [[Mace Tyrell]] and his sons.{{Ref|aGoT|69}}
  
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
[[File: Sir_Heartsalot_RenlyLoras.jpg‎‎|Renly and Loras - Sir-Heartsalot ©|thumb|250px|right]]
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[[File: Sir_Heartsalot_RenlyLoras.jpg‎‎|[[Renly Baratheon]] and Loras - by Sir-Heartsalot ©|thumb|250px|right]]
When Renly makes his claim for the [[Iron Throne]], Loras and the rest of [[House Tyrell]] back his claim and cement their support by marrying Loras's sister Margaery to Renly and making Lord Mace his Hand. His army gathers at Highgarden, and Renly makes Loras the head of his [[Rainbow Guard]], a fancifully ostentatious version of the traditional [[Kingsguard]]. The two remain inseparable even after Renly's wedding. During his march, Renly holds a great [[melee at Bitterbridge]] of 116 knights; wielding a longaxe, Loras is one of the final two combatants, losing to [[Brienne of Tarth]], who is given the last place in his Rainbow Guard.
 
  
After his failed parley with his elder brother [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]] at [[siege of Storm's End (299)|Storm's End]], Renly appoints Loras to lead the vanguard in the coming battle, choosing him over [[Randyll Tarly]], [[Guyard Morrigen]], and many other candidates. After Renly's assassination, Loras goes berserk, killing [[Emmon Cuy]] and [[Robar Royce]], the two Rainbow Guard in charge of protecting Renly that morning. He believes that Brienne perpetrated the assassination; he is unable to apprehend either her or [[Catelyn Stark]], who was also present when Renly died.  
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Ser Loras's father, Lord Mace Tyrell, serves as Hand to Renly Baratheon.{{Ref|aCoK|Appendix}} Their army gathers at Highgarden, and Renly makes Loras the head of his [[Rainbow Guard]], an ostentatious version of the traditional Kingsguard. The two remain inseparable even after Renly's [[wedding]]. During his march, Renly holds a great [[melee at Bitterbridge]] of one hundred sixteen knights. Wielding a longaxe, Loras is one of the final two combatants and Renly cheers for him, but he loses to [[Brienne of Tarth]], who is given the last place in his Rainbow Guard.{{Ref|aCoK|22}}
  
Loras returns to [[Bitterbridge]] with his family to plot the course of the Reach; there the Tyrells capture [[Parmen Crane]] and [[Erren Florent]], two knights Stannis sends to recruit Renly's infantry. When the Tyrells join the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] cause against Stannis, Loras fights beside his brother, Ser [[Garlan Tyrell|Garlan the Gallant]], who wears Renly's armor and impersonates the fallen king at the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] (Renly having been too large for the armor to fit Loras). Afterwards, Loras is granted a place in [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I]]'s Kingsguard.
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After his failed parley with his elder brother, [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]], at [[Siege of Storm's End (299)|Storm's End]], Renly appoints Loras to lead the vanguard in the coming battle, choosing him over Lord [[Randyll Tarly]], Ser [[Guyard Morrigen]], and many other candidates.{{Ref|aCoK|31}} When the bannermen leave Renly's pavilion, the king asks Loras to stay and help him pray.{{Ref|aCoK|33}} Later, after Renly's death at the hands of a [[shadow assassin]],{{Ref|aCoK|33}} Loras goes berserk, killing Ser [[Emmon Cuy]] and Ser [[Robar Royce]], the two Rainbow Guards in charge of protecting Renly that morning, as well as another guard. {{Ref|aCoK|36}} Loras later admits to Jaime that he concluded that since they had done nothing to stop Renly's death, and let the culprit escape, they must have aided the murder willingly .{{Ref|aSoS|67}}
  
===''A Storm of Swords''===
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With Renly dead, King Joffrey's [[small council]] expects Loras to return to Margaery at [[Bitterbridge]]. Lord Petyr Baelish is dispatched to Bitterbridge to seek an alliance.{{Ref|aCoK|36}} Stannis sends Ser [[Parmen Crane]] and Ser [[Erren Florent]] to recruit Renly's infantry at Bitterbridge,{{Ref|aCoK|42}} but they are captured by the [[House Tyrell|Tyrells]].{{Ref|aSoS|Appendix}}
Loras joins the [[Kingsguard]] at his father's behest (though [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] orchestrates this),{{Ref|aSoS|68}} to protect his sister Margaery when she becomes the queen. The appointment also allows Loras to avoid marriage, a prospect complicated by his ambiguous sexuality, and his continued mourning for Renly. He quickly becomes very popular with the citizens of [[King's Landing]]. Out of curiosity Tyrion asks him why he chose to join the Kingsguard at only seventeen, to which Loras answers,  
 
{{Quote|When the [[Renly Baratheon|sun has set]], no candle can replace it.{{Ref|aSoS|12}}}}
 
  
[[Sansa Stark]] thinks Loras looks even finer in the white of the Kingsguard than in the greens and golds of [[House Tyrell]]. The only spot of colour on him now is a brooch that clasps his cloak, the rose of [[Highgarden]] wrought in soft yellow gold, nestled in a bed of delicate green jade leaves. The grip of his sword is white leather and its pommel is a rose in alabaster.{{Ref|aSoS|6}} During her wedding celebrations with [[Tyrion Lannister]], Sansa is asked to dance by Loras's brother, Garlan. He draws her close and tells her that he has seen the way she looks at Loras; that Loras is handsome and valiant, and that they all love him dearly, but that Tyrion will make her a better husband. This suggests that he and perhaps the rest of the family are aware of Loras’s sexual orientation, and may have been for quite some time.
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Petyr travels to Bitterbridge and then Highgarden, where he negotiates an alliance between the Tyrells and [[House Baratheon of King's Landing|Baratheons]].{{Ref|aSoS|68}} Meanwhile, riders from Bitterbridge inform Lord [[Tywin Lannister]], who rendezvouses with Mace's army.{{Ref|aSoS|14}} Loras participates in the defeat of Stannis by the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] and Tyrells in the [[Battle of the Blackwater]].{{Ref|aCoK|64}} Afterward, Joffrey agrees to wed Renly's widow, Margaery, and Loras is granted a place in the Kingsguard.{{Ref|aCoK|65}}
  
When Ser [[Jaime Lannister]], absentee Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, returns to [[King's Landing]], Loras recognizes [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]] among his companions and confronts her immediately about Renly's death. At his request, Jaime has Brienne arrested.{{Ref|aSoS|62}}  
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===''A Storm of Swords''===
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Ser Loras joins the Kingsguard at the behest of his father, Lord Mace, to protect his sister, Margaery, when she becomes queen.{{Ref|aSoS|16}} The appointment also allows Loras to avoid marriage, a prospect complicated by his ambiguous sexuality, and his continued mourning for Renly. Loras quickly becomes popular with the citizens of King's Landing. When Tyrion asks him why he chose to join the Kingsguard at only seventeen, Loras explains that he is a third son and that "When the [[Renly Baratheon|sun has set]], no candle can replace it".{{Ref|aSoS|12}}
  
During the Kingsguard meeting in the White Sword Tower Ser Loras places the blame for [[Purple Wedding|Joffrey's poisoning]] at Sansa’s feet. He tells Jaime that his sister was drinking for the same chalice as Joffrey and that Sansa was the only person in the hall who had reason to want Margaery dead, as well as the king. By poisoning the wedding cup, she would hope to kill both of them. He asks Jaime why else did she run afterwards, unless she was guilty.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}
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Sansa Stark thinks Loras looks even finer in the white of the Kingsguard than in the greens and golds of House Tyrell. The only spot of color on him now is a brooch that clasps his cloak, the rose of Highgarden wrought in soft yellow gold, nestled in a bed of delicate green jade leaves. The grip of his sword is white leather and its pommel is a rose in alabaster.{{Ref|aSoS|6}} During her wedding celebrations with [[Tyrion Lannister]], Sansa is asked to dance by Loras's brother, Ser [[Garlan Tyrell|Garlan]]. Although Sansa is unhappy to marry the Imp, Garlan tells her Tyrion would be a better husband than Loras.{{Ref|aSoS|28}}
  
After the other Kingsguard members take their leave Jaime is left alone with the Knight of Flowers. Jaime observes Loras. He sees that Loras is as slim as a sword, lithe and fit. He wears a snowy linen tunic and white wool breaches, with a gold belt around his waist and a gold rose clasping his fine silk coat. His hair is a soft brown tumble, and his eyes are brown as well, and bright with insolence. Jaime thinks to himself,
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Loras attends the wedding of King Joffrey and his sister, Margaery Tyrell. After Joffrey dies from [[poison]] during his [[Purple Wedding|wedding feast]], Queen Cersei Lannister orders the Kingsguard to arrest Tyrion.{{Ref|aSoS|60}}
{{Quote|He thinks this is a tourney, and his tilt has just been called.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}}}
 
He questions Loras, and finds the Knight of Flowers as arrogant as he himself was in his youth. Jaime asks Loras about the supposed ghost of [[Renly Baratheon]] that fought at the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] at the van of his father's forces, obtaining an admission that it was Loras' older brother inside the armor. The arrogance goes out of Loras the moment he begins to speak of Renly. Loras tells Jaime he buried Renly in a place they knew from when he was a squire at Storm's End. Jaime ponders to himself,
 
{{Quote|He answered truly. He is proud and reckless and full of piss, but he is not false. Not yet.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}}}
 
Jaime then confronts Loras about Brienne, and discusses the circumstances of Renly’s death. He commands him to go to her cell, ask his questions and hear her answers. Jaime commands him to judge Brienne fairly, on his honour as a [[knight]], Ser Loras agrees.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}
 
  
Loras maintains a close relationship with his sister, who suggests that he train the young King [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen]] in the ways of an armed knight. Queen [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] flatly refuses, using veiled innuendo regarding his manhood as a reason.
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When Ser [[Jaime Lannister]], absentee [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard]], returns to the King's Landing, Loras recognizes Brienne of Tarth among his companions and confronts her immediately about Renly's mysterious death. At his request, Jaime has Brienne arrested.{{Ref|aSoS|62}} During the Kingsguard meeting in the [[White Sword Tower]], Loras blames Sansa, who has disappeared from the capital, for Joffrey's poisoning.{{Ref|aSoS|67}} Loras reveals to Jaime that his brother, Garlan the Gallant, wore Renly's famous armor and impersonated the fallen king at the Battle of the Blackwater, since Renly's armor was too large to fit Loras.{{Ref|aSoS|67}} Loras also reveals he buried Renly in a place they knew from when he was a [[squire]] at Storm's End. Loras agrees to question and judge Brienne fairly.{{Ref|aSoS|67}} Loras confronts Brienne and becomes more accepting of her innocence in the death of Renly.{{Ref|aSoS|72}} Loras laughs during the trial of Tyrion.{{Ref|aSoS|70}}
  
Loras finally confronts Brienne and is convinced of her innocence in the death of Renly.{{Ref|aSoS|72}}
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At the [[Drearfort|Fingers]], Petyr Baelish tells Sansa that during his negotiations with the Tyrells at Highgarden, he planted the idea of Loras joining the Kingsguard.{{Ref|aSoS|68}}
  
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
[[File:Felicia Cano Loras.jpg|350px|thumb|The Knight of Flowers - by Felicia Cano ©]]
 
[[File:Felicia Cano Loras.jpg|350px|thumb|The Knight of Flowers - by Felicia Cano ©]]
Ser Loras stands vigil with Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] over the corpse of Lord [[Tywin Lannister]]. Jaime thinks privately that the Knight of Flowers is still half a boy, arrogant and vain, but he has it in him to be great, to perform deeds worthy of the [[White Book]].{{Ref|aFfC|8}} He tells Cersei that Loras would not have been his choice but Loras will do well enough, as once a man puts on the white cloak of the [[Kingsguard]] it changes him.
 
  
After departing his father’s funeral procession, Jaime trots through the castle gates and sees a dozen [[knight]]s riding at a quintain in the outer yard. He stops to watch for a while he notes that Ser Loras rides superbly, and handles a lance as if he were born holding one. He observes that Loras puts the point just where he means to put it, and seems to have the balance of a cat. Jaime admits to himself that perhaps it was not such a fluke when Loras unhorsed him at the Hand’s tourney.
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Ser Loras stands vigil with Ser Jaime over the corpse of Lord Tywin Lannister.{{Ref|aFfC|8}} Jaime later notices Loras skillfully training and tries to educate the youth about historical members of the Kingsguard.{{Ref|aFfC|8}} Cersei objects to Loras's offer to train young King [[Tommen I Baratheon]] in the ways of an armed knight.{{Ref|aFfC|24}} When Jaime departs to bring order to the [[riverlands]], he wants Loras to command in his stead in King's Landing, which upsets Cersei.{{Ref|aFfC|27}} King Tommen is impressed with Loras's actions and demeanor, and the knight spends much of his time with his sister, Queen Margaery.{{Ref|aFFC|28}}
  
After the invasion of the [[Reach]] via the [[Battle of the Shield Islands|Shield Islands]] by the [[ironmen]], Cersei uses Loras's recklessness to manipulate him into attempting to quickly end the [[siege of Dragonstone]], hoping that he will endanger himself in the process to free up [[Paxter Redwyne]]'s fleet to defend the Reach. Loras departs the city amid throngs of admiring onlookers, mostly women.{{ref|AFFC|32}}
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After the [[taking of the Shields]] by the [[ironborn]], Cersei refuses to allow the [[Redwyne fleet]] to depart the [[siege of Dragonstone]] and deal with [[Euron Greyjoy]], [[King of the Isles and the North]]. Loras volunteers to take command and hasten the siege.{{Ref|aFfC|32}} Three thousand [[smallfolk]], mostly women, see Loras off when he sails to [[Dragonstone (island)|Dragonstone]] aboard the [[Cersei's dromonds|new dromonds]] of the [[grand admiral]], Lord [[Aurane Waters]].{{Ref|aFfC|36}}
  
[[Aurane Waters]] later tells Cersei that Loras has taken Dragonstone. After Stannis's castellan, [[Rolland Storm]], declined Loras's offer of single combat, Loras led the assault on the castle. The reported victory is said to have been needlessly bloodthirsty and true to Cersei's hopes, it is reported that Loras was horribly injured by quarrels, maces, and boiling oil in the battle. His status is so far unconfirmed.{{ref|AFFC|36}}
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Aurane tells Cersei that Loras has taken Dragonstone. After Stannis's [[castellan]], Ser [[Rolland Storm]], declined Loras's offer of single combat, Loras led the assault on the castle. The reported victory is said to have been needlessly bloodthirsty and true to Cersei's hopes, it is reported that Loras was horribly injured by quarrels, maces, and boiling oil in the battle.{{Ref|aFfC|36}}
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
Ser Loras is reportedly gravely injured at [[Dragonstone]]. The last report that the imprisoned Cersei received was that he had been dying of his wounds received whilst taking the castle.{{ref|ADWD|54}} [[Mace Tyrell]] tells [[Kevan Lannister]], Tommen's Lord Regent, that his son's men searched Dragonstone and did not find a speck of gold, a single gemstone, or the fabled hoard of [[dragon egg]]s.{{Ref|aDwD|72}}
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Ser Loras is reportedly gravely injured at [[Dragonstone]]. The last report that the imprisoned Cersei received was that he had been dying of his wounds received whilst taking the castle.{{Ref|aDwD|54}} Lord Mace Tyrell tells Ser [[Kevan Lannister]], King Tommen's [[Regent|Lord Regent]], that his son's men searched Dragonstone and did not find gold, gemstones, or [[dragon egg]]s.{{Ref|aDwD|72}}
  
 
==Quotes by Loras==
 
==Quotes by Loras==
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{{Quote|'''Loras:''' Lord Eddard, what of me?<br>
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'''Eddard:''' No one doubts your valor, Ser Loras, but we are about [[Law and justice|justice]] here, and what you seek is vengeance.{{ref|aGoT|43}}|Loras and [[Eddard Stark]]}}
  
{{quote|'''Loras''': Lord Eddard, what of me?<br>
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{{Quote|I will defend King [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen]] with all my strength, I swear it. I will give my life for his if need be. But I will never betray [[Renly Baratheon|Renly]], by word or deed. He was the king that should have been. He was the best of [[War of the Five Kings|them]].{{Ref|aSoS|67}}|Loras to [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
'''Eddard''': No one doubts your valor, Ser Loras, but we are about justice here, and what you seek is vengeance.{{ref|AGOT|43}}}} - Loras and [[Eddard Stark]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|I will defend King [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen]] with all my strength, I swear it. I will give my life for his if need be. But I will never betray [[Renly Baratheon|Renly]], by word or deed. He was the king that should have been. He was the best of [[War of the Five Kings|them]].{{ref|asos|67}}}} - Loras to [[Jaime Lannister]]
 
 
 
  
{{quote|Give me the command, Your Grace. [[Siege of Dragonstone|The castle]] will be yours within a fortnight if I have to tear it down with my bare hands.{{ref|AFFC|32}}}} - Loras to [[Cersei Lannister]]
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{{Quote|Give me the command, Your Grace. [[Siege of Dragonstone|The castle]] will be yours within a fortnight if I have to tear it down with my bare hands.{{Ref|aFfC|32}}|Loras to [[Cersei Lannister]]}}
  
 
==Quotes about Loras==
 
==Quotes about Loras==
{{Quote|Have you seen [[Mace Tyrell]]’s boy? The Knight of Flowers, they call him. Now there’s a son any man would be proud to own to. [[Tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day|Last tourney]], he dumped [[Jaime Lannister|the Kingslayer]] on his golden rump, you ought to have seen the look on Cersei’s face. I laughed till my sides hurt.{{Ref|agot|30}}}}
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{{Quote|Have you seen [[Mace Tyrell]]'s boy? The Knight of Flowers, they call him. Now there's a son any man would be proud to own to. [[Tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day|Last tourney]], he dumped the [[Jaime Lannister|Kingslayer]] on his golden rump, you ought to have seen the look on [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei's]] face. I laughed till my sides hurt.{{Ref|aGoT|30}}|[[Robert I Baratheon]] to [[Eddard Stark]]}}
[[Robert Baratheon]] to [[Eddard Stark]]
 
  
 +
{{Quote|He's me. I am speaking to myself, as I was, all cocksure arrogance and empty chivalry. This is what it does to you, to be too good too young.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}|[[Jaime Lannister]]'s thoughts}}
  
{{Quote|He's me. I am speaking to myself, as I was, all cocksure arrogance and empty chivalry. This is what it does to you, to be too good too young. {{ref|asos|67}}}}
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{{Quote|Under all his flowers and finery, Ser Loras is as hot tempered as [[Jaime Lannister]]. Toss [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]], [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]] and Loras into a pot, and you've got the makings for Kingslayer stew.{{Ref|aSoS|68}}|[[Petyr Baelish]] to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
[[Jaime Lannister]]'s thoughts
 
  
 +
{{Quote|Ser Loras might be as pretty as a maiden's dream, but underneath his [[Kingsguard|white cloak]] he was [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] to the bone.{{Ref|aFfC|3}}|[[Cersei Lannister]]'s thoughts}}
  
{{Quote|Under all his flowers and finery, Ser Loras is as hot tempered as Jaime Lannister. Toss [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]], [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]] and Loras into a pot, and you've got the makings for Kingslayer stew.{{Ref|aSoS|68}}}}
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{{Quote|The Knight of Flowers was still half a boy, arrogant and vain, but he had it in him to be great, to perform deeds worthy of the [[White Book]].{{Ref|aFfC|8}}|[[Jaime Lannister]]'s thoughts}}
[[Petyr Baelish]] to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
 +
{{Quote|'''Cersei:''' Ser Loras is so [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] he pisses rosewater. He should never have been given a [[Kingsguard|white cloak]].<br>
 +
'''Jaime:''' He would not have been my choice, I'll grant you. No one troubled to consult me. Loras will do well enough, I think. Once a man puts on that cloak, it changes him.{{Ref|aFfC|24}}|[[Cersei Lannister]] and [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
  
{{Quote|Ser Loras is so [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] he pisses rosewater. He should never have been given a [[Kingsguard|white cloak]].{{Ref|affc|24}}}}
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{{Quote|'''Cersei:''' Oh, how sad. [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen]] will be heartbroken. He did so admire our gallant Knight of Flowers.<br>
[[Cersei Lannister]] to [[Jaime Lannister]]
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'''Aurane:''' The [[smallfolk]] too. We'll have maidens weeping into their wine all across [[Seven Kingdoms|the realm]] when Loras dies.{{Ref|aFfC|36}}|[[Cersei Lannister]] and [[Aurane Waters]]}}
  
 
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==Family==
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House Tyrell.svgHouse Tyrell (Loras).svg Loras Tyrell Rainbow Guard.svgKingsguard.svg
MKomarck Ser Lorasface.png
Loras Tyrell - by Michael Komarck ©

Alias The Knight of Flowers[1]
Knight o' Pansies[2]
Ser Daisy[3]
Renly's little rose[4]
Title Ser
Lord Commander of the Rainbow Guard (formerly)
Allegiance House Tyrell
Rainbow Guard (formerly)
Kingsguard
Culture Reach
Born In 282 AC[5], at Highgarden[6]
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)
Personal Arms Three golden roses on green
(Vert three roses Or)

Played by Finn Jones
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6

Ser Loras Tyrell, also known as the Knight of Flowers,[3] is a knight from House Tyrell and the third son of Lord Mace Tyrell of Highgarden and his wife, Lady Alerie Hightower. He is a highly skilled knight and jouster. His tournament successes, dazzling good looks, and ostentatious showmanship has made him a celebrated figure in the courts of the Seven Kingdoms. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones Loras is portrayed by Finn Jones.

His personal coat of arms is three golden roses on a field of green, indicating his position as a third son.[7][8]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Loras Tyrell

Loras is exceptionally handsome.[1][8] His hair is a mass of lazy brown curls[1] and ringlets[9] which tumble over his eyes,[10] which have been described as brown,[11] liquid gold,[1] big,[9] and intelligent and lively.[8] Tyrion Lannister thinks Loras is beautiful and already a legend, and that half the girls in the Seven Kingdoms want to bed him and all the boys want to be him.[12] Sansa Stark also thinks Loras is beautiful, and that he is lithe and graceful with wonderful eyes.[13]

Loras is beloved by the smallfolk, especially women. While courteous he is still thirsty for glory and can be short-tempered and impetuous. Tyrion finds him a prickly lad.[12] Oberyn Martell does not believe that Loras is as good a warrior as he is a tourney jouster.[4] According to semi-canon source, Loras is in love with Renly Baratheon,[14] and Loras's father, Mace, and grandmother, Olenna, are aware of his sexuality.[15] Loras is Mace's favorite son.[16]

Despite his youth and slender frame, Loras is a capable warrior, using axes, lances, morningstars, and swords to deadly effect.[8][17] Loras's silver armor, which is decorated with sapphires and twining black vines,[18] was made by Tobho Mott.[19] He also uses silver mail and a green shield.[8] Golden roses decorate the crest of his helm.[8] Loras wears a cloak of forget-me-nots sewn to a heavy woolen cape.[18] His horses include a speedy grey mare[18] and a tall white stallion.[8]

History

Loras was born at Highgarden[6] in 282 AC.[5] He has two older brothers, Willas and Ser Garlan, and one younger sister, Margaery.

Loras squired for Lord Renly Baratheon at Storm's End,[11][20] and grew close to him. According to a semi-canon source, he soon became Renly's lover.[6] At the young age of fifteen, Loras received his knighthood.[21]

Loras purchased his armor from Tobho Mott's shop in the Street of Steel in King's Landing.[19] During the tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day in 298 AC, Loras defeated Ser Hosteen Frey[3] and Ser Jaime Lannister of the Kingsguard in the joust.[22] Renly's brother, King Robert I Baratheon, won a Valyrian steel dagger from Loras's victory.[23]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Loras participating in the Hand's tourney in Game of Thrones.

Ser Loras participates in the Hand's tourney, wearing armor wrought with jeweled flowers and a cape of woven roses. Amongst his victories are Ser Robar Royce and three members of the Kingsguard. With each victory, he hands a white rose to a pretty girl in the crowd. He then hands a red rose to Sansa Stark, who is overwhelmed by his gallantry and is thereafter infatuated with him.[1] Although reputed to be gallant, Loras rides a mare in heat against Ser Gregor Clegane, noted as an underhanded tactic by some. This inflames the huge knight's stallion, which bucks him, prompting Gregor to attack Loras. After Sandor Clegane comes to his rescue, Loras forfeits the final round to the Hound.[1]

Lord Renly Baratheon and Loras secretly plot to have Renly's eldest brother, King Robert I Baratheon, spurn Queen Cersei Lannister in favor of Loras's sister, Margaery.[24] Renly approaches Lord Eddard Stark with a painting of the girl in hopes that she resembles Eddard's late sister, Lyanna, but this is not the case.[19]

When Eddard, sitting the Iron Throne in Robert's stead as the Hand of the King, sends a party led by Lord Beric Dondarrion to capture or kill Gregor Clegane, Loras is disappointed at not having been chosen instead of Beric.[25]

Loras is mentioned by Lord Petyr Baelish as a possible ally for Lord Stark against Cersei in the succession crisis after Robert's death, but Ned decides it is the City Watch he must have. When Renly flees King's Landing after Lord Stark spurns his request for aid in seizing power, Loras rides south out of the city with him, along with fifty retainers. Lord Varys suspects they ride for either Storm's End or Highgarden.[26] After Joffrey Baratheon is crowned in the power struggle they fled from, both Loras and Renly are named among the nobles he demands must swear fealty to him or stand accused of treason.[27]

Renly weds Margaery at Highgarden and claims the throne with the support of Lord Mace Tyrell and his sons.[28]

A Clash of Kings

Renly Baratheon and Loras - by Sir-Heartsalot ©

Ser Loras's father, Lord Mace Tyrell, serves as Hand to Renly Baratheon.[29] Their army gathers at Highgarden, and Renly makes Loras the head of his Rainbow Guard, an ostentatious version of the traditional Kingsguard. The two remain inseparable even after Renly's wedding. During his march, Renly holds a great melee at Bitterbridge of one hundred sixteen knights. Wielding a longaxe, Loras is one of the final two combatants and Renly cheers for him, but he loses to Brienne of Tarth, who is given the last place in his Rainbow Guard.[8]

After his failed parley with his elder brother, Stannis, at Storm's End, Renly appoints Loras to lead the vanguard in the coming battle, choosing him over Lord Randyll Tarly, Ser Guyard Morrigen, and many other candidates.[30] When the bannermen leave Renly's pavilion, the king asks Loras to stay and help him pray.[31] Later, after Renly's death at the hands of a shadow assassin,[31] Loras goes berserk, killing Ser Emmon Cuy and Ser Robar Royce, the two Rainbow Guards in charge of protecting Renly that morning, as well as another guard. [32] Loras later admits to Jaime that he concluded that since they had done nothing to stop Renly's death, and let the culprit escape, they must have aided the murder willingly .[11]

With Renly dead, King Joffrey's small council expects Loras to return to Margaery at Bitterbridge. Lord Petyr Baelish is dispatched to Bitterbridge to seek an alliance.[32] Stannis sends Ser Parmen Crane and Ser Erren Florent to recruit Renly's infantry at Bitterbridge,[33] but they are captured by the Tyrells.[34]

Petyr travels to Bitterbridge and then Highgarden, where he negotiates an alliance between the Tyrells and Baratheons.[35] Meanwhile, riders from Bitterbridge inform Lord Tywin Lannister, who rendezvouses with Mace's army.[36] Loras participates in the defeat of Stannis by the Lannisters and Tyrells in the Battle of the Blackwater.[37] Afterward, Joffrey agrees to wed Renly's widow, Margaery, and Loras is granted a place in the Kingsguard.[38]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Loras joins the Kingsguard at the behest of his father, Lord Mace, to protect his sister, Margaery, when she becomes queen.[39] The appointment also allows Loras to avoid marriage, a prospect complicated by his ambiguous sexuality, and his continued mourning for Renly. Loras quickly becomes popular with the citizens of King's Landing. When Tyrion asks him why he chose to join the Kingsguard at only seventeen, Loras explains that he is a third son and that "When the sun has set, no candle can replace it".[12]

Sansa Stark thinks Loras looks even finer in the white of the Kingsguard than in the greens and golds of House Tyrell. The only spot of color on him now is a brooch that clasps his cloak, the rose of Highgarden wrought in soft yellow gold, nestled in a bed of delicate green jade leaves. The grip of his sword is white leather and its pommel is a rose in alabaster.[13] During her wedding celebrations with Tyrion Lannister, Sansa is asked to dance by Loras's brother, Ser Garlan. Although Sansa is unhappy to marry the Imp, Garlan tells her Tyrion would be a better husband than Loras.[40]

Loras attends the wedding of King Joffrey and his sister, Margaery Tyrell. After Joffrey dies from poison during his wedding feast, Queen Cersei Lannister orders the Kingsguard to arrest Tyrion.[41]

When Ser Jaime Lannister, absentee Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, returns to the King's Landing, Loras recognizes Brienne of Tarth among his companions and confronts her immediately about Renly's mysterious death. At his request, Jaime has Brienne arrested.[42] During the Kingsguard meeting in the White Sword Tower, Loras blames Sansa, who has disappeared from the capital, for Joffrey's poisoning.[11] Loras reveals to Jaime that his brother, Garlan the Gallant, wore Renly's famous armor and impersonated the fallen king at the Battle of the Blackwater, since Renly's armor was too large to fit Loras.[11] Loras also reveals he buried Renly in a place they knew from when he was a squire at Storm's End. Loras agrees to question and judge Brienne fairly.[11] Loras confronts Brienne and becomes more accepting of her innocence in the death of Renly.[43] Loras laughs during the trial of Tyrion.[44]

At the Fingers, Petyr Baelish tells Sansa that during his negotiations with the Tyrells at Highgarden, he planted the idea of Loras joining the Kingsguard.[35]

A Feast for Crows

The Knight of Flowers - by Felicia Cano ©

Ser Loras stands vigil with Ser Jaime over the corpse of Lord Tywin Lannister.[45] Jaime later notices Loras skillfully training and tries to educate the youth about historical members of the Kingsguard.[45] Cersei objects to Loras's offer to train young King Tommen I Baratheon in the ways of an armed knight.[20] When Jaime departs to bring order to the riverlands, he wants Loras to command in his stead in King's Landing, which upsets Cersei.[46] King Tommen is impressed with Loras's actions and demeanor, and the knight spends much of his time with his sister, Queen Margaery.[47]

After the taking of the Shields by the ironborn, Cersei refuses to allow the Redwyne fleet to depart the siege of Dragonstone and deal with Euron Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North. Loras volunteers to take command and hasten the siege.[48] Three thousand smallfolk, mostly women, see Loras off when he sails to Dragonstone aboard the new dromonds of the grand admiral, Lord Aurane Waters.[49]

Aurane tells Cersei that Loras has taken Dragonstone. After Stannis's castellan, Ser Rolland Storm, declined Loras's offer of single combat, Loras led the assault on the castle. The reported victory is said to have been needlessly bloodthirsty and true to Cersei's hopes, it is reported that Loras was horribly injured by quarrels, maces, and boiling oil in the battle.[49]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Loras is reportedly gravely injured at Dragonstone. The last report that the imprisoned Cersei received was that he had been dying of his wounds received whilst taking the castle.[50] Lord Mace Tyrell tells Ser Kevan Lannister, King Tommen's Lord Regent, that his son's men searched Dragonstone and did not find gold, gemstones, or dragon eggs.[51]

Quotes by Loras

Loras: Lord Eddard, what of me?
Eddard: No one doubts your valor, Ser Loras, but we are about justice here, and what you seek is vengeance.[25]

—Loras and Eddard Stark

I will defend King Tommen with all my strength, I swear it. I will give my life for his if need be. But I will never betray Renly, by word or deed. He was the king that should have been. He was the best of them.[11]

—Loras to Jaime Lannister

Give me the command, Your Grace. The castle will be yours within a fortnight if I have to tear it down with my bare hands.[48]

—Loras to Cersei Lannister

Quotes about Loras

Have you seen Mace Tyrell's boy? The Knight of Flowers, they call him. Now there's a son any man would be proud to own to. Last tourney, he dumped the Kingslayer on his golden rump, you ought to have seen the look on Cersei's face. I laughed till my sides hurt.[18]

He's me. I am speaking to myself, as I was, all cocksure arrogance and empty chivalry. This is what it does to you, to be too good too young.[11]

Jaime Lannister's thoughts

Under all his flowers and finery, Ser Loras is as hot tempered as Jaime Lannister. Toss Joffrey, Margaery and Loras into a pot, and you've got the makings for Kingslayer stew.[35]

Ser Loras might be as pretty as a maiden's dream, but underneath his white cloak he was Tyrell to the bone.[52]

Cersei Lannister's thoughts

The Knight of Flowers was still half a boy, arrogant and vain, but he had it in him to be great, to perform deeds worthy of the White Book.[45]

Jaime Lannister's thoughts

Cersei: Ser Loras is so Tyrell he pisses rosewater. He should never have been given a white cloak.
Jaime: He would not have been my choice, I'll grant you. No one troubled to consult me. Loras will do well enough, I think. Once a man puts on that cloak, it changes him.[20]

Cersei: Oh, how sad. Tommen will be heartbroken. He did so admire our gallant Knight of Flowers.
Aurane: The smallfolk too. We'll have maidens weeping into their wine all across the realm when Loras dies.[49]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luthor
 
Olenna Redwyne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gormon
 
 
 
 
 
Garth
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
Moryn
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mace
 
Alerie Hightower
 
Janna
 
Jon Fossoway
 
Mina
 
Paxter Redwyne
 
Garse Flowers
 
Garrett Flowers
 
Luthor
 
Elyn Norridge
 
Leo "the Lazy"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willas
 
 
Garlan
 
Leonette Fossoway
 
 
 
 
Horas Redwyne
 
Hobber Redwyne
 
Desmera Redwyne
 
Lia Serry
 
Theodore
 
Olene
 
Leo Blackbar
 
Medwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loras
 
Renly Baratheon
 
Margaery
 
 
Joffrey Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elinor
 
Luthor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tommen Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quentin
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
Normund
 
 
 
 
 
Victor
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olymer
 
Lysa Meadows
 
 
 
Jon Bulwer
 
Victaria
 
 
 
 
 
Leo
 
Alys Beesbury
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raymund
 
Rickard
 
Megga
 
 
 
Alysanne Bulwer
 
Lyonel
 
Alla
 
Lucas
 
Lorent
 
Leona
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 59, Catelyn IX.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  5. 5.0 5.1 See the Loras Tyrell calculation.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Loras Tyrell.
  7. The Citadel: Heraldry - Personal Arms
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  10. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
  13. 13.0 13.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
  14. So Spake Martin: To Be Continued (Chicago, IL; May 6-8, May 6, 2005
  15. So Spake Martin: Loras, Robert Arryn, the Clegane Sister, and a Sword, April 14, 2008
  16. A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  21. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Loras Tyrell.
  22. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  23. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 55, Catelyn VII.
  24. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 32, Arya III.
  25. 25.0 25.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
  26. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
  27. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  28. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
  29. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  30. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
  31. 31.0 31.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
  32. 32.0 32.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 36, Tyrion VIII.
  33. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 42, Davos II.
  34. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  36. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  37. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
  38. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  39. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
  40. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
  41. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  42. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime VII.
  43. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
  44. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  46. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  47. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  48. 48.0 48.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  50. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.
  51. A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  52. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.