11 Reasons Theon Greyjoy Is The Peter Pettigrew Of Westeros
As the fourth season of Game of Thrones swiftly approaches, let's take a moment to analyze the similarities between our favorite Greyjoy and one of the least-liked characters in Harry Potter. Spoilers for seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones and all of the Harry Potter books and movies.
Pettigrew helped restore Voldemort to his full power at the end of "Goblet of Fire" in a ritual that involved cutting off his hand, taking Harry Potter's blood, and throwing them in a pot alongside Creepy Baby Voldemort.
Theon Greyjoy participates in a good old-fashioned ironborn baptism to affirm his faith in the Drowned God and allegiance to the ironborn.
In the books, Pettigrew remembers he owes Harry a life debt and decides to spare him. However, his metallic hand strangles him for his disobedience to Voldemort.
When Winterfell is surrounded, Theon refuses to follow Maester Luwin's advice and flee to the Wall. Instead, he gives a rousing speech and intends to die alongside his men in a courageous battle.
We'll have to wait to find out if Theon Greyjoy will meet the same end as Peter Pettigrew, but if the similarities continue, the outlook isn't bright. However, with GRRM's history of playing with expectations, anything could happen.