Season 6 Episode 5 Spoilers

I believed kin-slaying in Game of Thrones is a big sin in the North. And all the Northerners respect guest right and see kin-slaying as a big crime. However in Season 6 Episode 5 ("The Door"), Euron publicly accepts that he killed his brother, still he got selected as King by Kingsmoot and after that he says "lets kill my niece and nephew".

Shouldn't the other Iron Islanders have opposed him? Or are Iron Islanders' customs different from the rest of the North in that regard?

Update:- Kin-slaying means killing your own kin/family. Not to be confused with kingslaying means killing your useless king.

  • Perhaps Euron will fill the roll Quentyn did in the books..... – Skooba May 24 '16 at 13:03
  • @Skooba why not just the role that Victarion plays? – kuhl May 24 '16 at 15:07
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    Small point of contention. The Iron Islands are a distinct kingdom, NOT a part of the North. – kuhl May 24 '16 at 15:08
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    @EricTowers Jamie Lannister fits both those titles :P – David Pilkington May 25 '16 at 9:48
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    No need for "-' in Kinslaying – Ankit Sharma May 25 '16 at 11:05

The Ironlanders are a little different than the rest of the westerners in that they believe to truly deserve something, you need to have paid "the iron price".

In this case, the Ironlanders would have responded positively for a few reasons:

  • The current king was not really doing anything special and they were being viewed as weak which would have been insulting to them.
  • Euron saw this and did what he thought needed to be done, hence paying "the iron price" by seeing something that he wanted and seizing it.
  • The other 2 options for "king" were not really seen to be desirable, one being a woman and the other someone they viewed as a weak, traitorous eunuch.
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    On the other hand, Euron suggests they hand a zillion ships to Daenerys without her ever having to pay an iron price - something perhaps even more humiliating than bending the knee, and gets a lot of applause. Hmmph. – einpoklum May 24 '16 at 16:13
  • @einpoklum They are not complete oafs I think. They acknowledge the power dragons have. Isn't that why the Targaryens were the first house to which the Ironborn bent the knee? – goelakash May 24 '16 at 17:59
  • @einpoklum I'd say fire and blood is the ultimate iron price. – kuhl May 24 '16 at 18:24
  • Westerners? Who are those? Did you mean "Westerosi"? – svick May 24 '16 at 18:35
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    I think it is completely out-of-cultural-character for the Iron-Born to: 1. Use other people to do their fighting for them 2. Put their ships at the disposal of other people 3. Base their political plans on offering dowries for marriage. 4. View a political alliance with a distant ruler in Essos, even if it results in a conquest of Westeros, as an exciting achievement. – einpoklum May 25 '16 at 8:50

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