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    Who Killed King Joffrey Baratheon In ‘Game Of Thrones’?

    Game of Thrones’ is known for its brutal deaths, heartbreaking backstabs, and breathtaking graphics. With the passing of each season, the showrunners keep killing off characters. There are few characters who are fated for betrayal and death, but these characters deserve so. One among them is King Joffrey Baratheon.

    King Joffrey is the eighteenth king to rule from the Iron Throne and the second king of the Baratheon dynasty. Joffrey’s foolhardy decision to execute Ned Stark on false charges of treason started the War of the Five Kings. The real reason for Joffrey’s sociopathic, borderline-insane behavior might be due to his incestuous parentage, much like some of the earlier Targaryen kings He also lacked a good role model and guidance.

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    Who Killed King Joffrey Baratheon?

    The result of his neurotic behavior and sociopathic personality was very well known to others. During his own wedding feast, the young king dies in the arms of his mother Cersei Lannister. Initially, Tyrion Lannister was assessed for the King’s murder by Cersei Lannister. Since it was he who served King Joffrey Baratheon the wine, because of which he met with an unfortunate fate. Due to this accusation, poor Tyrion was arrested by the Kings guard.

    But later revealed in The Queen Justice, that the killer was someone else, someone close. Jamie Lannister learns that it was  Lady Olenna who had poisoned the wine that killed Joffrey. Until then, it was regarded that Tyrion Lannister was the one who killed the young King. Lady Olenna had an arrangement with Petry Baelish a.k.a Littlefinger to end Joffrey’s life and use Sansa Stark as bait in the process. And she also promised Margaery Tyrell that she will not have to marry that beast.

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    How Did Lady Olenna Kill Joffrey?

    Lady Olenna removes one of the stones from Sansa Stark’s necklace without her knowledge. The stone consists of a deadly poison called the strangler. While everyone was distracted by the pigeons coming out of the pie, Olenna slips the poison into Joffrey’s cup. The outcome of this poison was deadly and dangerous. Panic erupts amongst the guests at the feast

    His coughs become violent closing his throat, unable to breathe. Margaery notices and shouts for help. Lurching forward, Joffrey falls to the ground, desperately gasping for breath and convulsing so violently that it causes him to vomit. Cersei rushes to his side to aid him, but he continues to gag, as blood runs out of his nose and his face turns grotesquely purple. With his last strength, he attempts to point accusingly at his uncle Tyrion Lannister, believing him to be the culprit. Tyrion. The scleras of Joffrey’s eyes turn red and begin to bleed and gasps out of his last breath, and he dies.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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