Theon Greyjoy/Robb Stark

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Pairing: Theon Greyjoy/Robb Stark
Alternative name(s): Throbb
Gender category: Slash
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Common
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Theon Greyjoy/Robb Stark, also known as Throbb, is a slash pairing of Theon Greyjoy and Robb Stark in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms.

Robb is about the longest lasting healthy relationship that Theon ever had with anyone



Before the beginning of the series Theon is taken from his father Balon Greyjoy and given to Ned Stark as ward, he is raised among the Stark siblings, but has a strong friendship with Robb. Theon supports Robb when he calls the banners and travels south to fight the Lannisters. In Season 2 Robb sends Theon to his father Balon in hopes of gaining Balon's support, Balon has other plans, to reave and take from the North while the Northern Lords are distracted by the Southern war. Theon has to chose between his Greyjoy family and his loyalty to Robb, ultimately siding with Balon. Theon takes Winterfell, when Bran and Rickon Stark disappear he kills two orphan boys claiming that their bodies are the escaped Stark boys. Theon is eventually captured and tortured by Ramsay Bolton. Robb dies at the Red Wedding believing, not only did Theon betray him, but he had killed his brothers.



Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: Modern setting where Robb and Theon can explore their relationship.
  • Pastfic or Winterfell: Where Robb and Theon are in a relationship before or at the beginning of the series.
  • Robb lives: There is no Red Wedding or Robb survives, and is reunited with Theon later in the series.
  • PTSD: In which Robb helps Theon deal with the aftermath of his torture by Ramsay Bolton.
  • Canon Divergence where Robb doesn't die at the Red Wedding and rescues Theon from Ramsay.



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