Who is King Robert in Game of Thrones?

Last Modified Feb 21, 2024 08:26 GMT
Who is King Robert in Game of Thrones?
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King Robert or Robert Baratheon is a fictional character from the epic Game of Thrones series and is played by actor Mark Addy.


Game of Thrones is a Medieval fantasy saga which has become one of the greatest series in entertainment history. Directed by directors like Mark Mylod, Alex Graves, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik, among others, the show has aired a total of 8 seasons with 73 episodes winning over millions of fans. The show is noted to be an adaptation of the book by the same name which is the first book in the series "A Song of Ice and Fire".


Who is King Robert in Game of Thrones?


Who is King Robert in Game of Thrones?
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In Game of Thrones, King Robert is the King of all 7 Kingdoms of Westeros. Also known as The Usurper, and The Stag King, Robert was the seventeenth ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and the first king of the Baratheon dynasty. In the series, Robert was portrayed to have been a great warrior with amazing charisma, who took over the 7 Kingdoms through a conquest in the war known as Robert's Rebellion.


His conquest was because the Prince of Dragonstone, Rhaegar Targaryen, allegedly abducted Robert's betrothed, Lyanna Stark. Killing Rheagaer during the Battle at the Trident, turned things in Robert's favor and eventually made him the King. After avenging Lyanna, Robert married Cersei Lannister to form a strong bond with the Lannister to uphold the seven kingdoms. By the end of Season 1 of the series, King Robert was declared dead after being fatally wounded by a boar.


Who Played King Robert in Game of Thrones?


Who Played King Robert in Game of Thrones?
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English actor Mark Addy played King Robert Baratheon. The actor has worked in various British television series and has received love and respect from his fans around the world. Apart from Game of Thrones, the actor's most notable works in British television shows include roles like Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line, Andy Richmond in Trollied, and Hercules in the fantasy drama series Atlantis.


Born on 14th January 1964, Addy started his career back in 1987 with the television show The Ritz, followed by A Very Peculiar Practice in 1988. After starring as Robert Baratheon in the Game of Thrones series, Mark received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and also received the Merit - Honorary Award at the CinEuphoria Awards.


Did King Robert have a brother?


King Robert Baratheon had a total of 2 brothers in the Game of Thrones series. While Robert was the eldest out of all three, Stannis Baratheon was the middle brother and Renly Baratheon was the youngest brother. Stannis Baratheon was the ruler /King of Dragonstone and was married to Selyse of House Florent.


He was famed for being a skilled commander and a just ruler, which made him believe that he was the rightful ruler of the Iron Throne rather than his brother Renly. On the other hand, Renly Baratheon was the King in Highgarden and was also known as the King in the South. He was married to Margaery Tyrell but had a gay affair with Loras Tyrell.

FAQs on King Robert in Game of Thrones

Q. Who was titled Kingslayer during King Robert's reign?

A. Jaime Lannister was known as the Kingslayer during King Robert's reign.

Q. How did King Robert die in the Game of Thrones?

A. King Robert died after sustaining a fatal wound while he was gone for a hunt.

Q. Who was King Robert's wife in the Game of Thrones?

A. King Robert was married to Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones 

Q. How many kids did Robert have?

A. Robert had three kids with Cersei who were Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen Baratheon. While under the name, the three were Baratheons but by blood, they were Cersei and Jaime Lannister's kids.