Game of Thrones
The Knight of Flowers, Ser Loras Tyrell, is our countdown character of the day. Loras is the 3rd son of Lord Mace Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden who is also High Marshall of the Reach, and Warden of the South.
Loras is described as a lithe, handsome young man, with long curly brown hair, and golden eyes. Despite his youth and slim build, the Knight of Flowers is an exceptionally skilled knight and equestrian, which allows him to unseat many other experienced knights in tournaments.
In the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, Loras’ sexual ambiguity is hinted at, through whispers and rumors from other characters. His rumored lover is Renly Baratheon, the now deceased Lord of Storm’s End, and pretender to the Iron Throne.
When King Robert Baratheon dies from his wounds received in a hunting accident, Renly (his younger brother) flees King’s Landing and gathers his army, which is bankrolled by House Tyrell. Loras followed Renly and became the Lord Commander of Renly’s Rainbow Guard. (The Rainbow Guard was the antithesis of The King’s Guard)
How do you think Loras’ story will play out in season 4? Let me know in the comments below and while you’re there, tell me who you would like to see as the next countdown character.
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