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"Corruption! Yes, we are swollen, bloated, foul! Brother fornicates with sister in the bed of kings, and we're surprised when the fruit of their incest is rotten?! Yes, a rotten king!"
―the protestor to a crowd[src]

A protestor is an unnamed minor character in he second season. He is played by guest star Edward Tudor Pole and only appears in "The Ghost of Harrenhal." He spreads dissent against the rule of King Joffrey Baratheon and House Lannister.

Biography

Background

He is a resident of King's Landing.

Season 2

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Tryion and Bronn in the crowd listening to the Protestor in "The Ghost of Harrenhal".

The protestor is addressing a group of smallfolk on the streets of King's Landing. He says that the city is foul with corruption and blames Joffrey Baratheon as the product of incest between Queen Cersei and her brother Jaime Lannister. He also describes Joffrey as a puppet king to Tyrion Lannister, whom he refers as a "twisted demon monkey", causing his audience to erupt in laughter.[1]

Appearance

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

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire books a number of individuals, particularly 'begging brothers' - the lowest among the clergy of the Faith of the Seven - begin to speak out against King Joffrey, Queen Cersei and Tyrion, incensed by Stannis' letter and the growing famine in King's Landing due to House Tyrell closing off the Roseroad - through which most of the foodstuff reaches the capital.

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