Tommen Baratheon

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Tommen Baratheon
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Biographical Information
Reign 300 AC - Current ruler
Full Name

Tommen of House Baratheon

the First of His Name
Titles King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Born in 291 AC
Family
Predecessor Joffrey I
Heir Myrcella Baratheon
Queen Margaery Tyrell
Father Jaime Lannister
Mother Cersei Lannister
References
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
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

King Tommen Baratheon, the First of his Name, is known to the realm as the youngest child of King Robert I and Queen Cersei Lannister, though like all of Cersei's children his father is in truth Cersei's brother Jaime. He is crowned King following the death of his brother Joffrey at the feast following Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell and later marries Margaery in Joffrey's place. Due to his young age and meek, tractable personality, actual governance of the realm falls to his mother, the Queen Regent.

Appearance and personality

Tommen is plump, with curly golden hair. He opens the series as a child of seven years. Tommen unlike his brother is regarded as a good hearted lad who always tries his best, Although Tommen is not as strong willed as Joffrey many other characters (except his mother) think that he will be a much better king then his brother ever was.

History

Tommen once adopted a fawn as a pet but his elder brother Joffrey later killed and skinned the animal [1]. It was also implied Joffrey bullied Tommen [2].

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tommen in the TV series

Tommen is part of King Robert's entourage that journeys to Winterfell following the death of Jon Arryn, where he spars with Bran Stark using wooden swords.

A Clash of Kings

With both internal rioting and external armies making King's Landing increasingly unsafe, Cersei 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 Jacelyn Bywater to intercept the party 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.

After Bywater is killed in the Battle of the Blackwater, Cersei is able to have Tommen retrieved and brought back to King's Landing, sending the Kettleblack brothers.

A Storm of Swords

Acting of his own accord while Hand of Stannis Baratheon, Alester Florent attempts to settle a peace agreement with Tywin Lannister that involves a promise of marriage between Tommen and Stannis' daughter Shireen, but his plans do not come to pass.[3]

Tommen is crowned King in the aftermath of King Joffrey's death, and plans are made for him to wed Margaery Tyrell in Joffrey's stead.

A Feast for Crows

After the death of Tywin Lannister, with his mother Cersei acting as Queen Regent, 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.

King Tommen placing the royal stamp on a document- by Pojypojy ©

After his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, however, Margaery begins to influence Tommen to resist his mother's commands. Margaery Tyrell gives Tommen three black kittens. Tommen also takes an interest at 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 his Master-at-Arms. Ironically, when Tommen stands up to his mother and shows assertiveness when she threatens his wife, Cersei's response was to have Ser Boros Blount, again of the Kingsguard, force Tommen to beat his whipping boy Pate till he bleeds from both cheeks.

Following Cersei's arrest for treason and adultery, Tommen continues to do the bidding of the small council.[4]

Tommen playing with his kittens - by Sir-Heartsalot ©

A Dance with Dragons

Tommen is kept hidden away in the Red Keep when his mother completes her penance walk, as his great-uncle Lord Regent Kevan Lannister felt no son should see his mother like that.

Tommen has dinner with his newly released mother and his great-uncle Kevan. He entertains his uncle with the exploits of his kittens and Kevan thinks Tommen a sweet lad.

Tommen's Kittens

Quotes

When I'm King in my own right, I'm going to outlaw beets.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormund
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Robert I
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Renly I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[5]
 
Stannis I
 
Selyse
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[5]
 
Tommen I
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
Shireen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
Bella
 
Gendry
 
Edric
Storm
 
Barra
 
Unknown
twins
 
9 Others
 

References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 25, Davos III.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen