Game of Thrones Season 4 Spoilers: What Happens to Loras Tyrell?
With Game of Thrones Season 3 a distant memory, it’s now time to turn our attention to what lay 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 Cersei’s betrothed, Ser Loras Tyrell, based on the latter half of A Storm of Swords and beyond.
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 Loras's story. These are spoilers based on the books only
A Knight of the Kingsguard? In A Storm of Swords, Ser Loras is already a Knight of the Kingsguard by now, but so far the show has kept him from enlisting. Tywin threatened to make him a member to Lady Olenna last season when she objected to Loras’s betrothal to Cersei, but in the end she agreed to allow the wedding to happen. This never happens in the book. Instead, Tywin tries to set up Cersei with Loras’s brother Willas, who doesn’t exist in the show’s universe, but the Tyrells aren’t interested. We suspect that through some turn of events, Loras will eventually end up a Knight of the Kingsguard next season, but it will be of his own choosing (after all, we know he doesn’t want to marry a woman, and the Kingsguard would provide a valid excuse for that).
Loras, meet Brienne. Brienne, Loras. Now that Jaime and Brienne are in King’s Landing, they’re going to bump into Ser Loras, and he’s going to remember Brienne. If you recall, Loras was in love with King Renly, and since Brienne was in Renly’s tent with him when he was murdered and then disappeared, he thinks that she killed him. So he flies into a rage and tries to attack her on sight, but Jaime steps in and rescues her. (He’s getting good at that, isn’t he?)
No wedding bells for Loras One thing we’re pretty confident about is that Loras will not marry Cersei. It’s a little tricky, since we already mentioned they’re never engaged in the book, but we suspect their engagement will end some time next season. How? Our best guess is that once Lord Tywin is murdered, Cersei realizes she’s the boss now, and she will promptly kick Ser Loras to the curb. Not that he’ll be too upset about that.
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