Main Character: Theon Greyjoy
Theon Greyjoy is the heir to Pyke, the ancestral home of House Greyjoy. House Greyjoy staged a rebellion against King Robert Baratheon’s rule a few years after Robert was crowned King; though they had some victories, the Rebellion was eventually crushed by King Robert and Lord Eddard Stark. The head of House Greyjoy, Balon Greyjoy, was allowed to remain the overlord of the Iron Islands; however, his only surviving son, Theon, was sent to Winterfell, as a hostage and ward to Eddard Stark. Theon grew up with the Starks, and despite being a hostage to help ensure his father’s good behavior, Lord Eddard and the Stark treated Theon well. Theon considered Robb Stark a close friend, almost like a brother. When Robb was crowned King in the North by the northmen, Theon eagerly followed Robb into battle. However, when Robb sends him to Pyke to treat with his father Balon, Theon sees an opportunity for glory and decides to seize it for himself. Theon has a streak of arrogance in him, one that has caused Catelyn Stark to mistrust him on more than one occasion. He is a skilled archer and takes great pride in his ability to make incredibly accurate shots.