Victarion Greyjoy

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Victarion Greyjoy
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Victarion Greyjoy by Amoka©
Victarion Greyjoy by Amoka©


Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet

Master of the Iron Victory
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Culture Ironborn
Born At Pyke

A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons

Victarion Greyjoy is a brother of Balon Greyjoy and Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, his flagship is Iron Victory. He is a capable commander and a fierce warrior in battle, but has a calm demeanor outside of it, thinking of enemies with great respect. He is a religious man and wears full plate armor while sailing because he has no fear of drowning.


Victarion is a large and powerful man, wearing plate armor in combat and wielding a cruel axe. He wears a helm in the shape of a kraken.[1]


Victarion recognized the greatness of his older brother Balon and followed him loyally. He commanded the Iron Fleet during the Greyjoy Rebellion. During the rebellion, using a plan Euron had concocted, they sailed into Lannisport and burned the Lannister fleet at anchor.[2] After the rebellion's end, he continued to serve as Lord Captain faithfully. His brother, Euron, seduced and impregnated his second wife, which drove Victarion to beat her to death to retain his honor. Only the taboo against kinslaying kept Victarion from killing Euron. He has not married since, nor has he forgiven Euron.[3][4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Victarion is sent with the main strength of the Iron Fleet to take Moat Cailin by his King and brother Balon Greyjoy.[2] Moat Cailin falls to the Ironborn's surprise assault.

A Storm of Swords

Upon hearing of his brother Balon's death and the return of his hated brother, Euron, Victarion leaves a token force to defend Moat Cailin under the command of Ralf Kenning and returns to the Iron Islands with his fleet to decide on the succession of the next Iron King.[4]

A Feast for Crows

Victarion makes a claim to the Seastone Chair as Balon's brother and second-in-command. Victarion makes a strong claim, but the crowd ultimately favors Euron.[5] Despite his hatred for Euron, Victarion's obedient and dutiful nature keeps him following Euron's orders. He leads the assault on the Shield Islands, slaughtering unarmored sailors and winning a duel with a lord's son. After his victory, he watches helplessly as Euron steals many of his trusted comrades away from him by giving them titles on the Shield Islands. He also deplores the cruelty Euron displays toward the slain lords' women.

Apparently oblivious to Victarion's hatred, Euron summons Victarion to a private meeting and asks him to find Daenerys Targaryen and deliver Euron's marriage proposal. Victarion agrees, but secretly plans on courting Daenerys for himself.

A Dance with Dragons

Victarion Greyjoy by Wouter Bruneel.

Victarion's Iron Fleet of over ninety ships splits into three squadrons and sets sail for Meereen. Victarion loses nearly half his ships, though he also gains some ships back by capturing and seizing several trading vessels and their cargo. Victarion's wounded hand continues to trouble him, and he suspects that Maester Kerwin, the maester that Euron sent to accompany him, is poisoning him. During the voyage, a Red Priest of R'hllor named Moqorro is discovered clinging to wreckage out at sea. The crew wants him killed, but Moqorro manages to cure Victarion's wounded hand with magic. Moqorro then has Victarion kill the maester to bring the ship good winds.[6] Moqorro, like Melisandre, can see the future in the flames, and uses the magic to aid Victarion in his quest. Victarion's crew live in great fear of the man and call him "Black Flame". Victarion now makes offerings to both the Drowned God and R'hllor. Moqorro also alerts Victarion that he has seen Daenarys married in the flames, but Victarion is unconcerned by this as he has stated "she would not be the first woman I made a widow."[7]

Black Flame next plans to make Victarion the master of the Dragon Horn so he can bind the dragons to his will.


"Come!" he roared back. "Come kill me, if you can." - Victarion upon boarding the Serry vessel.[1]

"Euron's gifts are poisoned" - Victarions opinion of his hated brother.[1]

Some of Victarion's crew at the Iron Victory


Lady Stonetree
Lady Piper
Lady Sunderly
Alannys Harlaw
3 wives

References and Notes