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King {Robert Baratheon} - father
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"She looks like him, don't she, m'lord?"
Mhaegen to Eddard Stark[src]

Barra is a minor character in Game of Thrones. The young actor or actress playing her has not been identified. She only appears in the fifth episode of the first season and the first episode of the second season. She is the bastard child of King Robert Baratheon and Mhaegen.



Barra is an infant, the bastard child of King Robert Baratheon and Mhaegen. Mhaeghen is a prostitute working for Petyr Baelish in King's Landing. Barra lives with Mhaeghen in one of his brothels. Her name may be a reference to her father's noble House, Baratheon.

Season 1Edit

Lord Baelish brings Eddard Stark to see Mhaegen at his brothel. She tells him that her daughter Barra is Robert Baratheon's child, one of his many bastards. Jaime Lannister and his men ambush Eddard while he is leaving the brothel where Barra lives.[1]

Season 2Edit

During a purge of the late King Robert's bastard children carried out by the Gold Cloaks, Barra is killed by Lord Janos Slynt before the eyes of her mother and several prostitutes, including Ros.[2]


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

Family treeEdit

Steffon Baratheon
Cassana Baratheon
née Estermont
Unknown tree
Various women
Robert tree

Robert Baratheon

Cersei tree
Cersei Lannister Lannister-small
100px-Jaime tree
Jaime Lannister Lannister-small
Stannis Tree
Stannis Baratheon
Selyse Baratheon tree
Selyse Baratheon
née Florent Florent-small
Loras Tree
Loras Tyrell Tyrell-small
Renly Tree

Renly Baratheon Renly icon

Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell Tyrell-small
Gendry tree
Unknown tree
other bastards
KL baratheon sigil
Unnamed son Joff icon
Died in infancy
Joffrey tree

Joffrey Baratheon KL Baratheon mini shield

Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell Tyrell-small
Myrcella Baratheon Family Tree
Myrcella Baratheon Joff icon
Trystane Martell Martell-small
Tommen Baratheon family tree
Tommen Baratheon Joff icon
Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell Tyrell-small
Tommard tree
Three stillborn sons Stannis icon
Shireen tree
Shireen Baratheon Stannis icon

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Barra is identified as an infant with thin, dark hair. Her mother is 15 years old and her name is never mentioned. When Lord Eddard sees baby Barra he thinks of how much she resembles her half-sister, the eldest of Robert's bastards Mya Stone (who Robert fathered at a young age when they were fostered by Jon Arryn at the Eyrie, and who has not appeared in the TV series so far).

Cersei Lannister accuses Eddard of being drunk after a night of debauchery in the brothel, when he attacked Jaime Lannister in the street. Lord Eddard tells Robert he had only gone there to see the baby, Barra. When a dying Robert makes Eddard swear that he will protect and be a second father to his children, it is Barra, Gendry, and Mya Stone that Eddard thinks of when he takes the oath. However, by telling Robert why he was at the brothel while Cersei could hear, he also told Cersei of the baby's existence (though Cersei could also have been informed about Barra from her spies, so it is uncertain if Ned indirectly caused the baby's death).

Afterwards, Barra is ordered to be killed - though in the books, no mention is made that a string of other bastard children are also killed (though it is said that Cersei has had some of Robert's bastards secretly murdered in the past). It is one of the gold cloaks, Allar Deem instead of Janos Slynt himself who kills the baby, and her mother as well who tries to protect the child. When Janos Slynt is made Lord of Harrenhal, he recommends Allar Deem to replace him as commander of the Gold Cloaks. However, Tyrion Lannister orders that Deem be sent to the Wall with Janos Slynt. Tyrion also sends the captain of the ship that is taking them there a message that if a wave washes Deem overboard it would not be amiss.

When Tyrion discusses Barra's death with Varys, Varys says, looking grief-stricken "There was another bastard, a boy, older. I took steps to see him removed from harm's way... but I confess, I never dreamed the babe would be at risk. A baseborn girl, less than a year old, with a whore for a mother. What threat could she pose?". Tyrion answers bitterly "She was Robert's. That was enough for Cersei, it would seem". While Tyrion genuinely grieves for Barra, it is unclear if Varys is really sorry for her.

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