HOUSE BARATHEON: Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane)
Also Known As: King Stannis, Lord of Dragonstone
Family Relations: Elder Brother: Robert Baratheon (Deceased); Younger Brother: Renly Baratheon; Wife: Selyse (It’s unclear whether his daughter from the novels, Shireen, will have a role in the TV series.)
Likes: Asceticism, religion, the crown
Dislikes: Dragonstone, ostentatiousness of any kind, the Lannisters
Weapon: A sharp knife
Stern and severe, Stannis Baratheon is the brother of the deceased King Robert and crowns himself Robert’s successor and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne after he learns of Joffrey’s illegitimacy (and the fact that he’s actually the product of incest between Cersei and Jaime Lannister) from Ned Stark. (He had previously suspected that Robert’s golden-haired children were not his.) Recently, he’s fallen under the influence of Melisandre and has become a follower of the red god, R’hllor, turning his back on the gods of his ancestors, The Seven.