- May 21, 2003
Theon is the son of Balon Greyjoy, ruler of the Iron Isles. He fought for independence in Robert's Rebellion, but got fucked by Robert and Ned. Balon lost all his sons except Theon who was sent the Winterfell as ward of the Starks. They treated him fairly well it seems, like a youngest brother in law, just below Jon probably.I dont really remember the details of Season 1, but I thought Theon living with the Starks was part of a treaty or something. But its not like the Starks abused him, and he turned on them. All the things that happened to him are a result of that. But the problem I have with the Theon storyline is the same I have with Sansa...enough with the abuse already. If they dont really have anything to say with those storylines, continue telling someone elses story.
During Robb's rebellion to save Ned, Theon went to his father to get ships for Robb's war. Balon convinced Theon to act for his family instead of an agent for the Starks and claimed independence for the Iron Isles again, Theon helped and sacked Wintefell as a result.