Shireen Baratheon

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Shireen Baratheon
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Shireen Baratheon by Amoka©
Shireen Baratheon by Amoka©

Title Princess
Allegiance House Baratheon of Dragonstone
Born In 289 AC
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Kerry Ingram
TV series Season 3

Shireen Baratheon is the daughter of Stannis Baratheon and his only child. Her mother is Lady Selyse Florent.

Character and Appearance

Shireen is regarded as a sweet child. She is not not very pretty; she has blue eyes but inherited both her father's square, jutting jaw and her mother's large ears.[1] The greyscale caused half of her left cheek and most of her neck to be covered in gray and black dead skin. She is nine years old.[2]


Shireen is Stannis Baratheon and Selyse Florent only child and daughter. When she was an infant, she suffered from an infection called greyscale. The disease, which almost killed her, left the left portion of her cheek and neck stiff, dead, and flaky, mottled black and grey and hard to the touch.

As daughter and heir of Stannis, she resides in Dragonstone and is educated by Maester Cressen. She is usually seen in the company of Patchface, their mad, broken fool she calls "Patches" though his ravings sometimes frighten her.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Shireen is on Dragonstone with her father and mother. Maester Cressen pities the sad looking child.

In retaliation for Stannis writing a letter to the lords of the Seven Kingdoms informing them that Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon are the offspring of incest between Cersei and Jaime Lannister, the small council under Tyrion discusses schemes to spread rumors that Shireen is not Stannis' child, expecting that this would hurt Stannis' sense of honor. These schemes involve attempts to make use of Shireen's looks. While Tyrion proposes that Axell Florent could be claimed to be the father of his niece Selyse's daughter because she has the big Florent ears, Littlefinger prevails with his suggestion that Patchface being the father would make for a more juicy tale, referring to them looking somewhat alike with their speckled, half-frozen faces and also to the fool being close to the girl. The rumor, strongly supported by Cersei, is meant to be spread via prostitutes in Littlefinger's brothels and with the help of Varys through alehouses and pot-shops.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Shireen plays with her cousin Edric Storm often in Aegon's Garden and grows very fond of him. Davos Seaworth notes Shireen is much happier around Edric.

When her father Stannis left for the Wall, to respond to the wildling threat, he brought Shireen with him and left her at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea with her mother, while his army marched to Castle Black. [4]

A Dance with Dragons

Shireen and her mother are eventually brought to Castle Black. Val is frightened of Shireen due to her appearance with greyscale and tells Jon Snow the child is "unclean" and should be killed. Jon is horrified by Val's statement and is grateful that Queen Selyse and her Queen's Men did not hear Val make it.


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References and Notes

  1. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 75, Samwell IV.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen