Game of Thrones has given us some truly evil villains over its six seasons.
Cersei Lannister, The High Sparrow, Joffrey Baratheon, the infuriating a-hole that was Ramsay Bolton. Well, season 7 will be giving us another character we’ll all love to hate: Euron Greyjoy.
Season six spoilers ahead…
Euron entered in big fashion in the second episode of season 6, taking out his brother King Balon after delivering him his final message: “I am the storm brother, the first storm and the last… and you’re in my way.”
The new King of the Iron Islands is readying to conquer Westeros, but he’ll have to take on Yara and Theon’s new buddy, Daenerys Targaryen, to do so. Until their showdown, or at least the showdown between their armies, Euron will have to deliver some truly dastardly acts for us to hate him as much as possible. And from the sounds of it, he’s going to be an oh-so detestable baddie.
“The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them,” actor Pilou Asbæk (A Hijacking, Ghost in the Shell) said in an interview with Empire magazine (via joe.co.uk). “So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show. ‘This scene I want to be charming.’ ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’”
How evil exactly?
“After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.”
Sorry, Ramsay. Perhaps you won’t be remembered as the evilest bastard in Game of Thrones after all.
Not long now: Game of Thrones season 7 will kick off on HBO on July 16.
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