So as usual when Fearless Admin and I get to thinking, we come up with some interesting ideas. And this idea had its basis in the fact that some – more than a few, actually – of Mr. Malahide’s characters die in the course of their stories, and in many different ways. So we got to thinking about which deaths were the most interesting in various ways. As it turns out, there were a lot of deaths to think about, so this will likely run to more than one post. It sounds a bit morbid – okay, it is a bit morbid – but we did have a lot of fun thinking up the categories and which characters would fit into them. And some characters might fit into more than one.
So, let’s begin, shall we? 😉
Balon Greyjoy | Lord Glendenning | Mark Binney | Mr. Hasymite | Cradoc |
John Francis | Claude Howlett
(“Game of Thrones“, 2012 – 2016)
How Does He Die?
Balon Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke
RF: Balon Greyjoy had a surprising amount of longevity for a “Game of Thrones” character, probably because he was way out in the Iron Islands and was mostly ignored by the heavy hitters, like the Lannisters. So while Balon was fomenting rebellion (again) and doing lots of sulking about Kids These Days, he mostly went unnoticed – except for Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), who went to all the trouble of having him cursed (note: Stannis ended up dying first anyway, HAAAA haaa!).
A rather ignominious end
Despite the fact he actually came out the winner among the Five Kings, Balon is killed one very stormy evening by his brother Euron (Pilou Asbæk), who turns up at Pyke uninvited. Actually, Balon had banished Euron years before, because Euron was too sociopathic even for the Greyjoys, which says something. There’s a brief struggle (Balon certainly doesn’t go quietly; he puts up a heck of a fight and shouts in anger all the way down), but Euron manages to throw him off of one of Pyke’s very slippery, swaying bridges onto the rocks below.