Warning: Spoilers are approaching faster than Euron’s ship
After the latest episode of Game of Thrones, it’s pretty clear that Euron Greyjoy is one of the craziest SOB’s in the whole of Westeros.
What you might not know, if you don’t read the books, is the reason why Euron’s boat is called The Silence, and why he cuts the tongues out of his enemies.
Well thankfully a Redditor is here to save the day – as always.
In the Game of Thrones subreddit, user ‘BrySighz’ has shed some light on the cryptic name of the ship.
For those that don’t know, Euron’s ship, the Silence, is crewed by men he’s spared during his pirate raids and taken from other crews, but he takes their tongues from their mouths so that they can not speak, communicate with each other, talk back, or mutiny against him.
In the scene where Yara is being held hostage, and Theon is looking around, you can see Euron’s men cutting the tongues from the crew.
I figured to most people this just looked like pointless torture, but he’s actually taking their tongues to replace the men that died during the raid.
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Wow, that is pretty dark. The best thing about it is that it actually sheds some much needed light on an otherwise mysterious character.
Fellow redittors were mighty impressed with the explanation, and strangley with Euron too.
One redditor commented:
The thought of being on a silent ship for weeks or even months at a time is enough to send anyone mad, also, it absolutely confirms Euron as being a sadistic shit.
I think Yara is in for a rough ride, the rest of the people on the boat probably got out of it easy.
I think I would’ve done the same thing as Theon, absolutely no judgement from here anymore.
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