As we continue moving through the month of June, Game of Thrones fans have begun salivating. Because in just a month's time, HBO's fantasy drama series will finally return for Season 7, after the premiere was pushed back due to issues while shooting. And with just a handful of episodes left before the conclusion of Westeros' story, Game will likely have to deliver in a big way in order to conclude all the various plot points. One of thew new characters introduced last season is Theon's villainous uncle Euron Greyjoy, and apparently he's going to be even more detestable than Ramsay Bolton. How? By using more mind games.
Actor Pilou Asbæk was introduced in Season 6 as Euron Greyjoy, and quickly established himself as a horrifying villain. And with Ramsay out of the way, he and Cersei are some of the only true blue villains still in the series. But Asbæk maintains that his character will make Ramsay seem like nothing in comparison, telling The Independent:
This certainly does seem chilling. While Ramsay Bolton was a vicious torturer, we always knew where the little bastard's head was. But Euron Greyjoy will be playing by all new rules, including psychological.
In his short introduction in Season 6, it was clear that Euron Greyjoy was a crazy asshole. He showed up to kill his brother and take the Salt Throne, while also verbally assaulting Theon and Yara in the process. And after being drowned in the Iron Islands' ceremony, he emerged from the water to try and kill his niece and nephew. This guy was clearly a bad dude, although he didn't make any other appearances in Season 6.
But all that will change with Season 7, as we see Queen Cersei Lannister surrounded by enemies at all sides. She'll need to find some type of ally, and smart money says that she turns to Euron Greyjoy and his fleet of ships. Euron is clearly thirsty for power, and Theon and Yara probably killed any chances he had with Dany. So the next step logical step would be the lady on the Iron Throne. And after Cersei's Sept of Baelor explosion, the duo of villains could end up encouraging each other's immoral actions.
I'm actually quite eager to see the different personalities and sides of Euron. Until this point, Joffrey and Ramsay have been the biggest villains in the show. But they were both just kids, and Euron is a fully grown man. He's seen some stuff in his pirate travels, and I can't wait to see what type of atrocities he commits to this season.
Game of Thrones will return for Season 7 on July 17th. In the meantime, check our summer premier list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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