22 Facts About Robert Baratheon


Robert Baratheon is a close friend to Ned Stark, both being wards of Lord Jon Arryn.


Robert Baratheon married Tywin Lannister's daughter Cersei to ensure political stability.


Robert Baratheon is unhappy in both his marriage to Cersei, whom he abuses, and his responsibilities as king, and lives a life of infidelity and wanton excess.


Robert Baratheon's death creates a power vacuum in which his brothers and Cersei's eldest son Joffrey fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms while Robb Stark and Balon Greyjoy fight for secession, known as the War of Five Kings.


Robert Baratheon was the oldest son and heir of Lord Steffon Baratheon and Lady Cassana Estermont.


Robert Baratheon was betrothed to Ned's younger sister Lyanna, with whom he was madly in love.


Robert Baratheon played a key role in the downfall of the Targaryen dynasty and killed Rhaegar in single combat.

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Robert Baratheon married Cersei Lannister to ensure House Lannister's support for his rule.


Robert Baratheon is in his mid-thirties when the events of the books begin.


Robert Baratheon is a very tall man, with Eddard estimating his height to be six and a half feet.


However, after he won the Iron Throne, Robert Baratheon becomes very obese due to excessive feasting and drinking, gaining at least eight stone of weight, and turns into an often red-faced man with dark circles underneath his eyes and appears half-drunk and sweating when walking, with a wild, thick, fierce beard that hides his double chin.


Robert Baratheon is a jovial man of huge appetites and knows to indulge in pleasures.


Robert Baratheon has never truly loved his wife and is unaware that none of his three children with her are his, but instead Jaime Lannister's.


Under his reign, the realm has been bankrupted, and Robert Baratheon is deeply in debt to his wife's family.


Tyrion Lannister considers Robert Baratheon to be "a great blustering oaf", while Varys describes him as a fool.


Robert Baratheon is not a point of view character in the novels, so his actions are mainly witnessed and interpreted through the eyes of Ned Stark.


Robert Baratheon only appears in the first book of the series A Game of Thrones, though he is mentioned numerous times in the later books by characters such as Cersei Lannister.


King Robert Baratheon has come to Winterfell to appoint his close friend Eddard Stark the Hand of The King, after the untimely death of Jon Arryn.


Robert Baratheon was unaware that Cersei's three children were fathered by her twin brother Jaime.


The kingdoms plunge into civil war known as the War of the Five Kings in which Robert's two brothers Renly and Stannis Baratheon both declare themselves the rightful kings.


Robert Baratheon's storyline is the same in the show as it is in the novels.


In seasons six and seven, Bran Stark's gift of vision as the Three-Eyed Raven reveals to him the truth of Rhaegar and Lyanna's relationship, that Lyanna willingly fled with Rhaegar and married him in secret, and states that "Robert Baratheon's Rebellion was built on a lie," even though it was the Mad King's crimes against House Stark that started the rebellion in the first place.