FC(s): Lotte Verbeek, Tyler Hoechlin, Imogen Poots
Name(s): Princess Katya Baratheon, Prince Elian Baratheon, Princess Alys Baratheon
Gender: female, male, female
General Appearance: the oldest three children of the Baratheon-Martell marriage and Danaerys Targaryen’s heirs are varied in appearance. Princess Katya has taken a Tyrell coloring from her mother, with light auburn hair and dark eyes. She is a tall, stately woman, her form thin and willowy. She is considered attractive, but not no true beauty. Prince Elian is a Martell son, his coloring dark and sun-kissed, with the Baratheon dark midnight hair and eyes. He’s broad-shouldered and sturdy, and as handsome as his father. Princess Alys, the third of seven, is considered the true prize of the children, with her wheat-blonde hair and bright blue eyes. She’s also the smallest of the children, standing a head below her oldest brother.
Personality: Princess Katya is referred to as the Ice from Dorne. She’s known through her family’s kindgom for her icy reserve and biting words. She’s not known for her patience or forgiveness having sent a number of ladies home from court. She demands perfection, expects it, of herself and others.
Prince Elian possesses a Baratheon nature, quick to anger, impulsive and passionate. He likes arguing and fighting, but doesn’t have much taste for politics, an unfortunate thing since he’s heir to the Iron Throne. He would much rather go riding up and down the King’s Road, visiting the Wall, interested in the strange going ons beyond it.
Princess Alys is the songbird of the King’s Landing, sweet and gentlenatured. There is a six year age gap between Alys and her next youngest sibling and was considered the baby of the family for a long time, settled and protected by both her mother and father, older sister and older brother. Priness Alys is considered the marriage prize of the family, but ironically enough Alys wants little to do with husbands and children. She would spent her time dreaming of far-flung places and magic.
Special Talent: Katya’s keen and intellectual mind makes her an excellent player of the game of thrones. Her witticisms are unparalleled in King’s Landing, save for the parries she exchanges with Petyr Baelish—perhaps the only man of her equals. Unlike some of her other siblings who have learned the game of thrones as a matter of survival, Katya enjoys playing it and takes pride in out maneuvering those who oppose them. Ruthless as any blade, Katya will not hesitate to cut anyone down.
More interested in tourneys and fighting, Prince Elian typically leaves the thinking to his sister. His true skill is his unfaltering loyalty to those he loves, and his willingness to fight no matter how grim the odds.
Princess Alys has a talent for making people at home, putting them at ease. She lacks the ruthless mind of her sister, and tries to believe in the best in anyone—she’s not sure if life works like the songs, but she is convinced anyone can be happy if they try hard enough. Alys also possesses a beautiful singing voice, considered the best in King’s Landing.
Who They Like Better: the Baratheon family is surprisingly tight-knit. Learning from his brother and predecessor’s example, Killian has a loving and close relationship with all of them. Alys is a daddy’s girl, spending her youngest days content on his knee, or trailing after him through the gardens. Alys idealizes her mother and strives to be as ladylike as Aurora, copying her mannerisms and way of speaking. She is also known to be a favorite of Danaerys Targaryen, who sees Alys as a verision of herself before she married the Khal and became queen.
Elian has a warm and caring relationship with Aurora, which has turned into a protective streak as he’s grown older. He gets along well with his father, but his feelings for his father are tangled up in his duty to his king. There’s a sort of enforced distance as Elian has grown older. Like Alys,
Katya had a close relationship with her father, but as she’s grown into womanhood she has grown distant from him, closed off. Katya has always had amiable relationship with Aurora, but Katya has harbored secret fears that she is unable to live up to the expectations of her mother, and feels inadequate when next to who, which has caused tension between them in recent years.
Who They Take After More: Katya is more like her Tyrell great-grandmother the Queen of Thorns, though between her parents she is more like her reserved mother than her passionate, outspoken father. Elian is every inch the Baratheon son, there’s no question that takes after his father. Alys is her mother’s child, sweet and well intentions, though she’s not developed Aurora’s keen political mind as of yet.
Personal Headcanon: Danaerys Targaryen took the Iron Throne with the help of Martells, who had gained the strength of the Baratheon army through Aurora Martell’s marriage to the legitimized bastard Killian Baratheon. Unable to have children, it was agreed that Killian and Aurora’s children would inherent the throne from Danaerys. Upon ascension, the oldest son Elian will style himself a Targaryen to continue the line. The Martell-Baratheons summer in Dorne and spend the rest o the year in King’s Landing, learning how to play the game of thrones. So far it seems that Katya Baratheon is the best political mind, and her close relationship with Petyr Baelish has made Danaerys grown suspicious in recent years.