King Tommen I Baratheon is the legal son of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister, but is actually the offspring of Cersei and her brother, Ser Jaime Lannister. He is the heir of his older brother, Joffrey I Baratheon, and rises to the throne after Joffrey's murder. He is the third husband of Queen Margaery Tyrell.
Appearance and Character Edit
Tommen is a soft-looking and plump boy, with his mother's bright green eyes and curly golden hair. He has a notably gentle and transigent disposition, and enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching plays. Although he does not favour martial skills nor enjoy combat to begin with, he has a stubborn and even wilful streak which arises on occasion. When confronted by a problem he seems to be unhappy unless he can overcome it.
On account of the fact that he is so young, and was never trained to be a king by his mother or anyone else, Tommen is extremely naïve and susceptible to influence from other people. While there seems to be a genuinely good relationship between Tommen and Margaery, Cersei only loves her son to the extent that he looks like her, but otherwise considers him little more than a poor replacement for Joffrey. Tommen was lonely during the War of the Five Kings because his greatest companion was his sister Myrcella. He claimed that he tended to 'go away inside' whenever Joffrey would torment him.
Tommen hates beets, once proclaiming that when he comes of age he will ban them. He was terrified of the Hound.
Tommen was born in the Red Keep, in King's Landing, 291 years after Aegon's Conquest. His older brother Joffrey apparently physically abused Tommen, and mentally, by bullying him and killing his pets.
A Game of Thrones Edit
Tommen rides north with his legal mother and father when Robert heads to Winterfell. He is presented to Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn Tully upon his arrival at the castle. He is escorted into the evening's feast by Arya Stark.
He attends a training session in the Winterfell courtyard hosted by Ser Rodrik Cassel. He is beaten in a duel by Bran Stark. Arya thinks that he looks positively round as a result of all the protective layers that he wears. Tommen worries about Bran after his fall from the abandoned tower.