House of the Dragon is a series that follows Game of Thrones in the sense that there are a lot of different characters that have their own preferences in life. Of course, we saw this in Laenor Velaryon, who obviously had different preferences in terms of who he wanted to spend time with. That was where Joffrey Lonmouth entered as someone who was important in Laenor’s life. So, who is Joffrey Lonmouth in House of the Dragon?
Ser Joffrey Lonmouth is Ser Laenor Velaryon’s lover and is a knight that is pledged to House Velaryon. He seems to care a lot for Ser Laenor, as he actually confronted Ser Criston Cole regarding their status as the “lovers” of both Laenor and Rhaenyra. This eventually led to Ser Criston killing Ser Joffrey.
Even though he plays a minor role in House of the Dragon, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth is a person that allowed us to get a deeper understanding of who Ser Laenor Velaryon is and how his relationship with Rhaenyra will turn out to be in the future, especially after their marriage to one another. So, with that said, let’s get to know more about Ser Joffrey Lonmouth in House of the Dragon.
Who Is Joffrey Lonmouth In House Of The Dragon?
The last time we left things in House of the Dragon, episode 4 allowed us to see a confrontation between King Viserys and Princess Rhaenyra as they were talking about the young girl’s impending marital status and the rumors surrounding her and Prince Daemon. In the end, Viserys commanded his daughter to marry Ser Laenor Velaryon to put an end to all of the rumors surrounding her and to unite the two most powerful houses in the Seven Kingdoms once and for all.
In episode 5, both Viserys and Rhaenyra were on their way to Driftmark, which is the seat of power of House Velaryon, so that they could propose the marriage between the princess and the Laenor Velaryon. Of course, it was King Viserys and Lord Corlys Velaryon who talked about the details regarding the marriage proposal between their children, as they came to an agreement regarding what would happen in relation to the succession to the Iron Throne.
Of course, while the fathers were talking about the details behind the marriage, Rhaenyra and Laenor were seen walking the beaches of Driftmark while discussing their own arrangements regarding their marriage. They were talking about their preferences between duck and goose, as Laenor mentioned that he preferred goose while Rhaenyra thought that it was too greasy for her taste. In the end, they both agreed to perform their duties as a married couple and to “dine” separately as they saw fit.
Obviously, Rhaenyra and Laenor were both talking about their preferences in relation to who they wanted to love and be with. That’s because we all know that they had their own sexual preferences and that they weren’t exactly interested in one another. In that regard, theirs was a marriage of convenience so that they could shut their fathers up and come up with a solution to the many different political problems surrounding their houses.
After that, we saw Laenor together with a male companion, who mentioned that he dreaded the day that the heir to House Velaryon would one day marry. This male companion was Joffrey Lonmouth, who was quite close with Ser Laenor. But who exactly is Joffrey Lonmouth?
Ser Joffrey Lonmouth is a knight that’s pledged to House Velaryon. In fact, while he didn’t have a large role to play, he did appear in episode 3 of House of the Dragon when he was with the Velaryons during the war council in relation to what they were planning to do to bait the Crabfeeder out of the caves.
Of course, as we saw in episode 5, it was clear that Ser Joffrey Lonmouth was Ser Laenor Velaryon’s lover, as they shared a passionate kiss together while they were lying on the grass in Driftmark. This was what Rhaenyra was talking about when she said that she and Laenor both had their own preferences in life. And when Rhaenyra told Laenor that they should dine as they saw fit, she was obviously talking about being okay with Laenor being in the company of men during their marriage.
What Happened To Joffrey Lonmouth?
After the agreement between Rhaenyra and Joffrey and been settled, the princess and the rest of the royal family departed Driftmark to return to King’s Landing. That was when Rhaenyra and Ser Criston Cole had a moment wherein the knight told her that they should be together. However, Rhaenyra implied that she was going to marry Laenor for convenience and that she and Ser Criston would still continue with what they had. Of course, Ser Criston wasn’t okay with that because he was a sworn knight of the Kingsguard, and he didn’t want to dirty his white cloak anymore by being Rhaenyra’s “whore” during her marriage with Laenor.
Back in King’s Landing, a banquet was held in honor of the betrothal and the upcoming wedding between Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Laenor Velaryon. Of course, when House Velaryon entered the hall, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth was with them. And during the banquet, he actually noticed that Ser Criston Cole wasn’t exactly happy with what was going on, and that made him believe that he was Rhaenyra’s lover.
Joffrey approached Criston and told him that he knew that he was Rhaenyra’s lover and that he cared for her. At the same time, he also revealed himself to be Laenor’s lover and protector. He also proposed to Criston that he was going to stay by Laenor’s side during his marriage with Rhaenyra while also implying that Criston should do the same with the princess.
Of course, Criston wasn’t exactly happy with what Joffrey Lonmouth was saying because he was already emotionally unstable at this point. Agreeing to what Joffrey was saying would be tantamount to admitting that he had broken his vows as a knight of the Kingsguard.
In what was a scene that was never revealed, it appeared that, while Laenor and Joffrey were having fun together during the banquet, Criston snapped and began attacking the Velaryon heir’s lover. He and Joffrey were seen fighting during a huge scuffle that broke out in the banquet hall.
Ser Criston, being in his armor, had the upper hand against Ser Joffrey as he began bashing the Lonmouth knight’s head into the ground with his fist until the skull caved in. Laenor Velaryon was visibly stricken with grief while holding his dead lover in his arms as it was clear that Joffrey Lonmouth’s machinations got the better of him. Shortly after, Rhaenyra and Laenor pushed through with their wedding while Joffrey’s blood was still fresh on the banquet floor.