Game of Thrones
Dontos Hollard is a former knight from the now decimated House Hollard. He served as a knight in King’s Landing, and is part of the royal court. Dontos is a drunk, who is described as a portly, average looking man. In his youth, Dontos lived in Duskendale, where his house, House Hollard, was a vassal to house Darklyn. During the Defiance of Duskendale, both Houses were obliterated by King Aerys II Targaryen, and Hollard would have been killed too, but for Ser Barristan Selmy’s interference on Dontos’ behalf.
Dontos was sent to King’s Landing, were he squired, and later was knighted. During the tournament for Joffrey Baratheon’s name day, Dontos showed up to ride in the joust, drunk, and missing most of his clothes and armor. Seeing this as disrespect, Joffrey ordered the Kingsguard to hold Dontos down, and pour wine down his throat, until he drown. However, Sansa Stark pleaded for Dontos to be pardoned by Joffrey, and after some convincing, Joffrey allows Dontos to live, but stripped him of his knighthood, and made him the court jester.
Because Sansa interceded on his behalf, Dontos becomes loyal to her, and begins to plot to secret her away from King’s Landing, and the cruel grasp of King Joffrey. In season 4, we should see Dontos again, as he continues to work, in secret, with Sansa. What do you think will happen to Dontos in season 4? Let me know in the comments below.
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