‘House of the Dragon’: Who is Borros Baratheon? Roger Evans' character is Rhaenys Targaryen's cousin
Calling all 'GOT' fans -- it looks like the 'House of the Dragon' series is finally here. Based on George RR Martin's 'Fire & Blood' the show is set 200 years before the events of 'Game of Thrones' and tells the story of House Targaryen. Although the Baratheon reign didn't last for too long in the 'Game of Thrones' TV series, it introduced fans to an array of memorable characters, and these characters, in one way or another kickstarted the events seen across the series.
It was no secret that the bad blood between Robert Baratheon and the Targaryens ran deep, owing to the fact that he blamed Rhaegar Targaryen for the death of his betrothed, Lyanna Stark. But, before the complicated love story and quest for power, the Baratheon and Targaryens shared a rather amicable relationship. Continue reading to find out.
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Who is Borros Baratheon?
Borros Baratheon is the son of Boremund Baratheon and the Lord of Storm's End and the head of House Baratheon during the reign of kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen. Borros is directly related to House Targaryen, seeing that he is the cousin of Rhaenys Targaryen, who is the granddaughter of Jaehaerys. For those of you wondering how exactly Borros and Rhaenys are cousins, it is because Borros' aunt, Jocelyn (Boremund's sister) was married to Aemon Targaryen, making Borros and Rhaenys cousins.
Unfortunately, as per the 'Song of Fire and Ice' storyline, Borros and Rhaenys don't share a good relationship, with Borros not too keen on supporting his niece Rhaenyra's claim to the throne, claiming that she had taken House Baratheon for granted. He also didn't seem to know his exact relation to his own cousin Rhaenys, assuming that one of his great aunts married her father when it was actually his father's sister.
With regard to his own family, Borros married Lady Elenda Caron and had five children with her Cassandra, Maris, Ellyn, and Floris, and a son, Royce. His son was born seven days after his father died, on account of the Battle of Kingsroad. While Borros had planned for his son to be named Aegon, his wife named him after her own father, Lord Royce Caron.
Who plays Borros in ‘House of the Dragon’?
Roger Evans is all set to take on the role of Borros in the upcoming series. Evans' body of work includes 'Angela Black', 'The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family', and 'The Pembrokeshire Murders', among others.
‘House of the Dragon’ premieres exclusively on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, August 21.