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Kingslaying is one of the great taboo in Westeros. When a sworn lord, lady or knight broke the vow and killed the king, crime to be processed. It is not related to killing a king who didn't accept his kingship and didn't make oath to him.
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Kingslaying is the act of killing one's own king, breaking their vows of allegiance to him. In Westeros, kingslaying is regarded as a exxtremely vile act, especially when commited by someone sworn to protect them, as is the case with the [[Kingsguard]]. It should not be confused with killing a king to which one has no affiliation.  
  
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==People accused of, or suspected of, having committed kingslaying==
  
==People accused of, or suspected of, having committed Kingslaying==
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*'''[[Euron Greyjoy]]''' is suspected of being involved in the death of his brother and king [[Balon Greyjoy]], which would also qualify as [[kinslaying]]. {{ref|aFfC|18}}
  
* '''[[Viserys II]]''': Suspected of having killed his nephew, [[Baelor I|Baelor the Blessed]].
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*'''[[Jaime Lannister]]''' killed his king [[Mad King|Aerys II]], despite being a sworn brother of the [[Kingsguard]] at the time. {{Ref|asos|11}}
  
*'''[[Jaime Lannister]]''': Killed his king [[Mad King|Aerys II]] , when he is sworn brother of [[Kingsguard]]. {{Ref|asos|11}}
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*'''[[Olenna Redwyne]]''' killed her king [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]] with the help of [[Petyr Baelish]] and managed not to be part of the suspects, while the blame fell to [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] and [[Sansa Stark|Sansa]]. {{Ref|asos|68}}
  
*'''[[Roose Bolton]]''': Killed his king [[Robb Stark]] at the [[Red Wedding]]. {{Ref|asos|51}}
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*'''[[Roose Bolton]]''' stabbed [[Robb Stark|his king]] through the heart at the [[Red Wedding]], which he planned alongisde [[Walder Frey]], who violated [[guest right]] with the same act. {{Ref|asos|51}}
  
*'''[[Walder Frey]]''': Killed his king [[Robb Stark]] at the Red Wedding, which he committed [[guest right]] violation too. {{Ref|asos|51}}
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*'''[[Viserys II]]''' suspected of having killed his nephew [[Baelor I|Baelor]].
 
 
*'''[[Petyr Baelish]]''': Killed his king [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]] with [[Olenna Redwyne|Olenna]]  at [[Purple Wedding]]. Which [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] and [[Sansa Stark|Sansa]] accused of. {{Ref|asos|68}}
 
 
 
*'''[[Olenna Redwyne]]''': Killed her king Joffrey with Petyr Baelish. {{Ref|asos|68}}
 
 
 
*'''[[Euron Greyjoy]]''': is suspected of being involved in the death of his king [[Balon Greyjoy]]. {{ref|aFfC|18}}
 
  
 
==Known or suspected victims of kingslaying==
 
==Known or suspected victims of kingslaying==
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* '''[[Maekar I]]'''
 
* '''[[Maekar I]]'''
  
==Quotes==
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==Quotes about kingslaying==
{{Quote|Our false [[Jaime Lannister|brother]]. {{Ref|agot|39|p 425}}}} - Ser [[Oswell Whent]]
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{{Quote|“When [[King’s Landing]] fell, Ser Jaime slew your king with a golden sword, and I wondered where you were.”
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“Far away,” Ser Gerold said, “or Aerys would yet sit the Iron Throne, and our false brother would burn in seven hells.{{Ref|agot|39|p 425}}}}
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- [[Eddard Stark]] and Ser [[Oswell Whent]], right before fighting to the death.
  
  
{{Quote|[[Jaime Lannister|The Kingslayer]]...The false knight who profaned his blade with the blood of the king he had sworn to defend.}} - [[Barristan Selmy]] {{Ref|aGoT|57}}
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{{Quote|“The Kingslayer,” Ser Barristan said, his voice hard with contempt. “The false knight who profaned his blade with the blood of the king he had sworn to defend.”{{Ref|aGoT|57}}}}
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- [[Barristan Selmy]]
  
  
{{Quote|[[Jaime Lannister]] sends his regards. {{Ref|agot|51}}}}
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{{Quote|“Jaime Lannister sends his regards.{{Ref|asos|51}}}}
 
- [[Roose Bolton]] when killing his king.
 
- [[Roose Bolton]] when killing his king.
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
 
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Revision as of 18:48, 3 September 2013

Kingslaying is the act of killing one's own king, breaking their vows of allegiance to him. In Westeros, kingslaying is regarded as a exxtremely vile act, especially when commited by someone sworn to protect them, as is the case with the Kingsguard. It should not be confused with killing a king to which one has no affiliation.

People accused of, or suspected of, having committed kingslaying

Known or suspected victims of kingslaying

Known

Suspected

Quotes about kingslaying

“When King’s Landing fell, Ser Jaime slew your king with a golden sword, and I wondered where you were.” “Far away,” Ser Gerold said, “or Aerys would yet sit the Iron Throne, and our false brother would burn in seven hells.[5]

- Eddard Stark and Ser Oswell Whent, right before fighting to the death.


“The Kingslayer,” Ser Barristan said, his voice hard with contempt. “The false knight who profaned his blade with the blood of the king he had sworn to defend.”[6]

- Barristan Selmy


“Jaime Lannister sends his regards.”[4]

- Roose Bolton when killing his king.

References and Notes