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"I still remember seeing my father's fleet burn in Lannisport. I believe your uncles were responsible."
Tyrion Lannister to Theon Greyjoy[src]

Victarion Greyjoy is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He has only appeared in the first season House Greyjoy family tree issued by HBO.[1] He is an uncle of Theon Greyjoy.



Victarion Greyjoy is the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy, Head of House Greyjoy and the Lord Reaper of Pyke. Victarion is the Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet. His other brothers are Euron Greyjoy and Aeron Greyjoy.[2]

Season 1Edit

Tyrion Lannister tells Theon about his memories of witnessing the Raid on Lannisport which Tyrion says was caused by Theon's uncles.[3]

Family treeEdit

Balon Tree
Balon Greyjoy
Alannys Greyjoy
née Harlaw
Euron Greyjoy Promo
Euron Greyjoy
Victarion Greyjoy
Aeron Tree
Aeron Greyjoy
Rodrik tree
Rodrik Greyjoy
Maron Greyjoy
Yara Greyjoy
Theon Tree
Theon Greyjoy

Behind the scenesEdit

Victarion appears in the first season House Greyjoy family tree issued by HBO.[1] He was not included when the Greyjoy family tree was reissued for the second season.[1]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Victarion is Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, his flagship is Iron Victory. He is a fierce warrior and capable commander in battle, though otherwise he is not very intelligent. Outside of combat he has a calm demeanor, 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. He believes it is honorable to kill a foe, but shameful to humiliate a captive.

In his childhood, Victarion was often made fun of by his brothers Euron and Aeron. Their mockery often came disguised as praise, and sometimes Victarion had not even realized he was being mocked, but until he heard the laughter, then he'd explode in rage. As a result, he has grown to be humorless person that mistrusts laughter. The sound of it always leaves him with the uneasy feeling that he is the butt of some jape he does not understand.

Victarion has claimed many victories, and was defeated only once by Stannis Baratheon at the Battle of Fair Isle during the Greyjoy Rebellion

Victarion has been married three times, none of which produced any children. His first wife died giving birth to a stillborn daughter. His second wife died from a pox.

Several years ago, Euron seduced - perhaps raped - and impregnated Victarion's third wife, which drove Victarion to beat her to death so he would not be put to shame as a cuckold. Only the taboo against kinslaying kept Victarion from killing Euron too, or rather, Victarion was so enraged that he would have killed Euron, but Balon would not have kinslaying within their family, so he made Victarion grudgingly promise not to harm Euron. As a punishment, Balon exiled Euron from the Iron Islands. Victarion deeply hates Euron ever since and wishes him dead.

During the ironborn invasion of the North in the War of the Five Kings, Victarion commands the attack on Moat Cailin, but leaves the stronghold and returns to the Iron Isles after learning of Balon's death, which happens much earlier in the timeline of the novels. Thus, he's absent when Moat Cailin falls to Ramsay Snow.

For a ship captain, Victarion is surprisingly ignorant in geography: he thinks that the Dothraki Sea is actually a sea.

See alsoEdit


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Lord: Heir: Princess Yara Greyjoy/Prince Theon Greyjoy (disputed)
Seat: Pyke, Pyke Lands: The Iron Islands
Title(s): King of the Iron Islands · Lord Reaper of Pyke · King of Salt and Rock · Son of the Sea Wind · Lord of the Iron Islands
Ancestors:The Grey King · Vickon Greyjoy
Current members:Aeron Greyjoy · Queen Alannys Greyjoy · Euron Greyjoy · Victarion Greyjoy
Deceased members:Balon Greyjoy · Rodrik Greyjoy · Maron Greyjoy
Household:{Dagmer} · {Lorren} · {Drennan} · {Gelmarr} · {Stygg} · {Aggar} · {Wex} · {Urzen}

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