Game of Thrones Season 4 Spoilers: What Happens to Joffrey?
With Game of Thrones Season 3 a distant memory, it’s now time to turn our attention to what may lie ahead in Season 4. Since GoT is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF), we can make some good guesses about how the story will play out next season, at least in broad strokes. Here are our predictions about what's coming up for the king we love to hate, Joffrey Baratheon, based on the latter half of A Storm of Swords.
Warning: This article contains MAJOR spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Click away now if you don't want to know!
Disclaimer: Of course, the show may cut plot elements or even completely alter Joffrey's story. These are spoilers based on the books only.
Joff Gets Some Sweet Wedding Gifts. The wedding of Joffrey and Margaery is right around the corner, but what’s a wedding without gifts? Since Joffrey isn’t registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, his guests are on their own to find gifts for his big day. His grandfather, Tywin, has a Valyrian steel sword made for him, which Joffrey immediately becomes very attached to. Meanwhile, Uncle Tyrion gives Joff a very rare book chronicling the history of the kings of the Seven Kingdoms. Tyrion’s hope is that if Joffrey actually reads the book, he may gain a little wisdom and turn out to be a decent king. Instead, Joffrey uses his new sword to destroy his new book, and demands that his uncle get him a better gift. Irony, anyone?
Joff Gets Hitched. Joffrey and Margaery say their “I dos” and the Seven Kingdoms gain a new queen to go along with their boy king. The wedding is an absurdly lavish affair, with seventy-seven dishes served, seven singers performing... You get the idea. Cersei plans it to be a pious ceremony, in the sight of The Seven. It doesn’t hurt to have the Gods on your side, right?
Joff Has Some Interesting Entertainment. The final major performance at the wedding is a mock jousting tournament between two dwarves. The dwarves ride a pig and a dog, respectively, and are dressed up to represent the Stark and Baratheon families, Joff’s two main threats since he’s been king. Joffrey then demands that Tyrion mount one of the steeds and perform a tilt, but Tyrion says he’ll only do so if he’s facing off against Joffrey. Awkward...
Joffrey Dies! Joffrey is incredibly upset at his uncle’s insubordination, so he makes Tyrion be his cupbearer (Joffrey is also recklessly drunk, and we’re really excited to see Jack Gleeson just knock this performance out of the park). While Joffrey is mocking Tyrion and chugging wine, he begins to choke. His face turns purple and he starts wheezing for breath. Everybody goes nuts, and he drops dead. Finally, people will be able to begin to get some closure from the Red Wedding. Nothing like a “Purple Wedding” to make people smile again!
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