Ser Loras Tyrell is an anointed knight of House Tyrell and the third son of Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Hightower. He is the younger brother of Willas Tyrell, Garlan Tyrell and Margaery Tyrell. He serves as a member of the Kingsguard under King Renly Baratheon, Joffrey I Baratheon and Tommen I Baratheon.
Appearance and CharacterEdit
Loras is described as exceptionally handsome, with golden eyes and long, flowing brown hair. Sansa Stark believes him to be lithe with gorgeous eyes. He is also described as having a slender frame. It is often remarked that Loras and Margaery look more like twins than Cersei and Jaime, to the extent that even as adults it is easy to mistake them. Loras is considered one of the most handsome young men in the Seven Kingdoms.
While courteous he is still thirsty for glory and can be short-tempered and impetuous, as recognised by Jaime. Tyrion finds him a prickly lad. Prince Oberyn Martell does not believe that Loras is as good a warrior as he is a tourney jouster.
Loras was sent to Storm's End as a child, serving as a page and squire to Lord Renly Baratheon, and it is possible that this is where they began their clandestine love affair. Loras purchases his armour from Tobho Mott in King's Landing. He unhorsed Ser Jaime Lannister during a tourney, causing Petyr Baelish to hand a valyrian steel dagger over to King Robert Baratheon.
A Game of Thrones Edit
With each victory he wins at the Hand's Tourney, Loras gives a white rose to a pretty girl among the crowd. He gives a red rose instead to Sansa Stark, which makes her later on infatuated by him.
Riding against Gregor Clegane, Loras chooses to ride a mare, this outrages the Mountain's stallion and makes him fall. Ser Gregor gets angry and attacks Loras, but Sandor Clegane comes to his aid. Afterwards, Loras forfeits at the final round against the Hound, in order to thank him.
A Feast for CrowsEdit
Ser Loras and Ser Balon Swann offer to stand vigil over the corpse of Tywin so that Jaime can get some rest, as they believe he needs sleep. Loras begins to argue with the Lord Commander, but Balon escorts him away before he can.