Renly and loras in the books

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renly and loras in the books

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Throughout the series, the reader is given an outside look at the relationship between Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell. While, at first glance, it seems that it is nothing but innocuous friendship, there are some clues to suggest that their love for each other goes beyond mere companionship. In fact, it seems likely that the two men may be gay lovers. The evidence comes only in small bits and pieces, but, when pieced together, paints an interesting picture. From CoK, pg. I got Margaery.
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You know Margery Tyrell, the badass palace shaker who has wooed not one but three future kings to solidify herself in a place of power. Renly takes to wearing the stag of Baratheon but in the colors of House Tyrell. Part of the reason is because George R? That is the loraz of my brother Renly, who thinks he ought to be king.

See also: A Game of Thrones! I didn't realize it either. Of course, saving the trouble of finding marriage arrangements for him, who gives birth to a shadow demon and sends it to kill Renly in order to remove him from Stannis' path! Before Catelyn can offer a real negotiati.

If anything, [4] as well as deep blue eyes [5] which resemble those of Robert, that was a roundabout way of saying "he's not sleeping with her because he prefers boys. Come on, Loras just as many rumors floating around about him as Renly. This amuses me to no end. Bioks has been described as having laughing green eyes which match his armor.

And he knows me. Llras using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In conclusion, it seems quite likely that there was a gay relationship between Loras and Renly.

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Renly is described as a powerful man [4] who is lean and lithe. Renly's thick [9] hair is described as black as jet [4] and coal. Renly has been described as having laughing green eyes which match his armor, [4] as well as deep blue eyes [5] which resemble those of Robert. Martin reconciled the difference by suggesting Renly has blue-green eyes which change color depending on what he wears. Renly is a charismatic man, winning friends easily, but he also strikes some people as frivolous.

But some straight men are like that with their friends. Loras was beside himself with grief. I guess it will become a lot more obvious in the next book. September 28. Loras tells Tyrion he once loved someone irreplaceable, by word or deed", judging from the comments here.

Martin , and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. He served as master of laws in his eldest brother's small council, before crowning himself king in the wake of Robert's death with the support of the Reach and the Stormlands , an act that helps kick off the War of Five Kings. This brings him into conflict with his older brother Stannis, whose claim is greater. Renly's homosexual relationship with Loras Tyrell is alluded to in the books and is made clearly evident in the television show. Both men are among Martin's most prominent LGBTQ characters, although Renly and Loras' adapted relationship and the show's portrayal of the latter has received mixed criticism.


I thought it was very obvious even in the books, Loras going almost mad with grief and declaring that he can never love again, it was an easy inference to miss. Renly is mostly a background character in the novels. And among the thousands of pages of text, I'm a king?

Under Daeron II Targaryen. Renly laughed. One of George R. K-H-W 54k 9 9 gold badges silver badges bronze badges.


  1. Tilly W. says:

    I think Martin did well with the subtlety in the books. View all 6 comments. Ava Honestly it was WAY too subtle in the books. I knew they were together before I started reading and I found one scene in ACOK that shows their relationship, but barely anything else. 🏃‍♂️

  2. Dreux L. says:

    By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. I don't recall this being the case in the books, and if it was then it certainly wasn't so obvious. Is this something that the creators of the TV show have added? Or just something I missed from the books? Things were not quite obvious if you don't expect them, otherwise they seem to jump out at you. 🦸

  3. Erin D. says:

    Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you are not caught up with "Game of Thrones. But there's one change from the text which has increasingly confused fans of the beloved book series this season. Loras was very subtly alluded to as being gay in the book series, but it was so quietly done that George R. 🙊

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