Joffrey Baratheon, king of cruelty
Joffrey Baratheon is one of the main characters of the novels A Song Of Ice And Fire” and of the series “Game Of Thrones”. Although there are no chapters told from his point of view in the books, he still has a determining role in some events of the series. Joffrey is officially the son of King Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister, but it will soon be discovered that he is in fact the fruit of incest between the queen and her brother Jaime. In season 1, an agreement is made for Joffrey to marry Sansa Stark, daughter of Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell and new hand of the king. But following the death of the king, when Ned discovers the real identity of Joffrey’s father and threatens to reveal it publicly, Cersei has him imprisoned for treason and makes a deal with him so that he can join the Night’s Watch. But to everyone’s surprise, when Ned is forced to come and “confess” his faults, Joffrey, now king, has him beheaded. He thus triggers a war in the whole kingdom. Joffrey is probably the most hated character of the series, he is cruel, perverse, not very intelligent and rather cowardly, counting on his guard to protect him. Sansa remains engaged to him and he takes pleasure in torturing her physically and psychologically. Later, he will break their engagement and will be promised to Margaery Tyrell in gratitude for the Tyrells’ help in the battle of the Nera against Stannis Baratheon. Finally, during his wedding, he will be poisoned and will die suffocated by unfairly pointing the finger at his uncle Tyrion, who was one of the only ones to oppose his cruelty.
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