A Song of Ice and Fire Theories: Euron Apotheosis | When The Kraken Weds the Dragon

  • Published: 14 September 2019
  • In this video we will discuss evil in A Song of Ice and Fire and the many ways it manifest, and try and understand the mind, the goals, and the motivation of perhaps the evilest character in the entire series, Euron Greyjoy. Evil is characterized by profoundly wicked and immoral behavior. Some think that evil emanates from an unseen realm and spreads out like some miasma of wicked intention and it is this which causes men to be lead astray. And there are those that say that evil is borne from within, that it is at the core of the very nature of some, and perhaps even all humans.

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Comments • 349

  • Nehan Khan
    Nehan Khan  3 days back

    Ngl I would ship Danny and euron in the books.... Definitely a power couple...I would love to see the direction it would go in.

    • MrArmystrong85
      MrArmystrong85  3 weeks back

      And Cersei may very well be the Mad Kings bastard, thus having the blood of the dragon

      • Jonny2Hotty
        Jonny2Hotty  4 weeks back

        Someone knows when winds of winter is supposed to be released?

        • Steven Irizarry
          Steven Irizarry  1 months back

          Lightbringer was the first dragon, and azor-hai was the first dragonrider...5:58-6:27 really lays that forshadowing down there.

          • Matthias Maier
            Matthias Maier  1 months back

            what if euron is just a mad, deluded man, who has gone crazy through the year-long consumption of shad of the evening?

            • Yellowisk Sheppard
              Yellowisk Sheppard  1 months back

              Awesome video

              • Victoria Harley
                Victoria Harley  1 months back

                Thank you for reigniting my love for ASOIAF, your videos are incredible 🖤

                • Kayla Riddell
                  Kayla Riddell  2 months back

                  Wheres obsidian nights !!!!!

                  • Azathothian Dude
                    Azathothian Dude  2 months back

                    What if the shadow woman represents all three? Maybe Euron will subjugate/trick each of them in his grand scheme.

                    • Freezer Boi
                      Freezer Boi  2 months back

                      I still think Dragonbinder is for controlling people, not dragons. A horn that could assert control on the minds of others would be exactly the type of thing a magical slave society would produce and it also would mean Euron sounding it at the kingsmoot wasn’t just for show. A dragon is not a slave

                      • KingNazaru
                        KingNazaru  2 months back

                        We could've had this awesome character . Instead we got a worthless frat boy of a villain. Thanks Dumb and Dumber.

                        • KingNazaru
                          KingNazaru  2 months back

                          Are you going to do a review of IT chapter 2 or narrate more IT chapters? I'd like one where Bill has his first battle in the Macroverse.

                          • AlcGmn
                            AlcGmn  2 months back

                            Euron has no capacity for true sacrifice because of his psychopathy. The sacrifices with power behind them must come from oneself. A man who feels nothing for anyone else has nothing to give.

                            • Max L
                              Max L  2 months back

                              A lot of people seem to neglect the magical aspects in Cersei's plot as well, though I don't think it's analogous to Euron she delves into mysticism quite a bit. Between her obsession with the Maggy the Frog prophecy and now relying on Qyburn more and more, I think it's a distinct possibility she and Euron may start hanging in the same circles at some point in the future. Also, I believe the women in the vision has to be someone who can produce A WORTHY HEIR for Euron, so it needs to be a high birth noblewoman, ruling out Melisandre. Entirely possible this isn't the case but I think there is some evidence in favor of Cersei.

                              • Erik Eng
                                Erik Eng  2 months back

                                Hey, you got a message

                                • Fifson Whoresbane
                                  Fifson Whoresbane  2 months back

                                  Is that an alien behind Mel?

                                  • fuzzygreenturtle _
                                    fuzzygreenturtle _  2 months back

                                    Maybe he gets with all 3 of them. His own harem of dragon riding ladies

                                    • Game of thrones The great war is here

                                      I hope dany kills him cuz he’s a fucking pig

                                      • professore
                                        professore  2 months back

                                        Are you taking Epicureanism, Hedonism, and Stoicism?

                                        • marcos bengochea
                                          marcos bengochea  2 months back

                                          i love watching all of your videos, but watching you monologue into the camera is just not doing it for me? why can you just add pictures to set the mood like you used to. cant get past the awkward stares into the camera, love you dude but this new format is not working for our channel. maybe if it was a political Chanel but its syfi just put pictures from the books please!!! no one wants to see you talk into your fancy camera all day. Sorry :(

                                          • Watcher on the Wall
                                            Watcher on the Wall  2 months back

                                            My heart is so heavy with the lost opportunity that HBO let slip away. If only we would have got all this in the show 😭.

                                            • s1w1b me
                                              s1w1b me  2 months back

                                              I dont know what it is but i love your voice. Especially when you are doing videos about Dune. Love all your content really.

                                              • Ser   Lt Giles
                                                Ser Lt Giles  2 months back

                                                Bravo Quinn Bravo!!

                                                • GuyInkognito
                                                  GuyInkognito  2 months back

                                                  Very good video. Euron is the ultimate badass!

                                                  • Nienna
                                                    Nienna  2 months back

                                                    I really like your idea that Dany will enter Westeros by going East and that is the reason why she has to fight the white walkers before Kingslanding. Euron is so worthy being the final great villain.

                                                    • Shade of the Evening
                                                      Shade of the Evening  2 months back

                                                      I'm changing my channel name to Shade of the Evening 😁 Seriously. NO WAY DANY WILL JOIN EURON!!! Unless she can kill him🐲🔥 Totally agree that Euron is the valonquar. I've also thought it could be Arya. Jaime and Tyrion are WAY too obvious for GRRM📚

                                                      • Shade of the Evening
                                                        Shade of the Evening  2 months back

                                                        If you consider Morality subjective, anyone can choose their own moral compass. We do need it written. Whether it's religious or law. Like the Constitution. Euron Greyjoy is a textbook psychopath

                                                        • Shade of the Evening
                                                          Shade of the Evening  2 months back

                                                          I have to say , I totally agree with Jung. I've done immoral stuff. I think most humans do at some point. I've never tried to project it on others. I know it came from me. Raised Catholic and taught all the morality one can stomach, I changed for a while. Drugs. Started stealing, lying. All those things I regret now, but only thought of myself when I did those things. Without dark, there can't be light. Great video Quinn😍👏👏👏

                                                          • KellieSand04
                                                            KellieSand04  2 months back

                                                            3:34 love this artwork ✨💫

                                                            • Henbot
                                                              Henbot  2 months back

                                                              The theory I loved chatting with this dude was that the Doom of Valyria was birthing of the Red God. I never understand though why they went with Euron like they did who felt he was from completely different show and universe.

                                                              • L0Lasaurus
                                                                L0Lasaurus  2 months back

                                                                Preliked this video, cannot wait to see what's going to happen to Euron. Truly the most terrifyingly ominous and mysterious character in the book.

                                                                • T Chy
                                                                  T Chy  2 months back

                                                                  I thought the Red God had an equal in the Great Other? Isn't that religion dualistic?

                                                                  • Caligula's Love Boat
                                                                    Caligula's Love Boat  2 months back

                                                                    Love your vids, bro... But what is with that costume!? Hahahaha! It looks like you should have a katana and say "Nothin' personal, kid."

                                                                    • Emilce Diaz
                                                                      Emilce Diaz  2 months back

                                                                      I HATE the Greyjoys 😧😧
                                                                      I only hope he doesn't control a dragon, that will be horrible but entertaining as well😏

                                                                      • booknerd Lover
                                                                        booknerd Lover  2 months back

                                                                        Any more Obsidian Nights episodes coming? I really enjoyed the ones released so far

                                                                        • Adam Glenen
                                                                          Adam Glenen  2 months back

                                                                          my god did they ruin this character in the show. I'm kind of glad D&D just omitted Victarion entirely; their version probably would have been shit

                                                                          • Огнян Станчев

                                                                            You're really eloquent but this is a lot of speculation lol

                                                                            • Wade Cooper
                                                                              Wade Cooper  2 months back

                                                                              Morality is much like the realm something we agree to keep telling ourselves over and over until we forget that it is a lie..

                                                                              • lenacat17
                                                                                lenacat17  2 months back

                                                                                *gets through just the intro and am already giddy* Ohh I'm gonna love this one! I'm too excited!

                                                                                • Pamela Bezerra
                                                                                  Pamela Bezerra  2 months back

                                                                                  I am really upset by the idea of Euron conquering a dragon. I think Euron is just a red herring. He seems like this all formidable danger but why would GRRM say that Dany is slayer of lies and daughter of death and bride of fire if she’s gonna eventually loose and have to make a deal with Euron? The fact is we don’t know if Euron has in fact made it to Valyria and I find that hard to believe based on what happened to Balerion. And WHY is a dragon not a slave if you can just bind it to you with a horn? I know we hear the valyrians first conquered their dragons with sorcery but that is what the maesters and books say and we know how often wrong they are. Nobody really knows what happened in Valyria, but Dany feels inside her that a dragon is not a slave and I believe her. I think the bond between dragons and riders is way more complex than sorcery and horns otherwise the Targaryens wouldn’t have been able to have dragons. They had no horns. Also I can’t recall any dragon riders with no valyrian blood as The World Book says Nettles was a dragonseed. If Dany is bride of fire and all that I just think she will slay Euron and his Kraken although I don’t think there is any Kraken. Somebody would’ve seen it somewhere in time. There are only two books left and there is still Faegon and Cersei and Marwyn and Tyrion and Melisandre and Quaith and Asshai and Jon Snow and The 3 Eyed Crow and Bran to cross Dany’s path and lets not forget that winter is coming and that is the only war that matters. There is no time in two books, no matter how big they are, for this Euron bs, he must be a red herring that will serve to prepare Dany for the ones who will lust for her children, to try and solidify her bond with them, especially her ride Drogon, and grant her the ships to get to Westeros. I get really anxious when I hear you guys talking about Euron. I just want him to die, but maybe he is already dead. Maybe he died in Valyria and, like Patchface, is probably a lunatic prophetic zombie now. I just wish to see the Dragon burning the Kraken because there is no way in hell that Daenerys will marry this blue lipped psycho, especially after what happened to her the last time she saw blue lipped people.

                                                                                  • Pamela Bezerra
                                                                                    Pamela Bezerra  2 months back

                                                                                    Max L let us hope! Also if blowing the horn burns you I can only see a Targaryen surviving it. I still don’t believe any of this will be solved with horns. Valyrians or Joramuns. I mean I really don’t know what to think anymore, there are so many theories out there I’m kinda lost. I have to read the books again and regain my train of thoughts.

                                                                                  • Max L
                                                                                    Max L  2 months back

                                                                                    Oh and although I think Dany/Starks will eventually best Euron I think Bran is the one to take Euron down, at least that's my tinfoil. Euron's magic is gonna look cute compared to Greenseer Bran's when Bloodraven's done with him.

                                                                                  • Max L
                                                                                    Max L  2 months back

                                                                                    I can totally see where you're coming from and I DO think the horn won't work the way Euron expected. The way I see it playing in my head, donning my tinfoil, is the dragon (probably Rhaegal but I'm guessing it'll actually be both) WILL travel to Euron, probably burning Victarion to death in the process. There will be some complication however; Euron has no Valyrian blood, so I don't think either dragon will willingly let him ride them. HOWEVER, if Euron is a warg, as some have though and I personally believe, he may be able to tragically take the dragon by force. I don't see this happening to Rhaegal; in the books he is definitely described as more fierce and independent, but Viserion is a possibility. Anyways, either he is able to take control of a dragon through warging or not, Oldtown, which is where he'll be at this point, will burn. THEN, when Dany finally meets Moqorro in Volantis, he will have the horn with him, perform the secret ritual HE knows that Victarion refuses, and bind the horn to Dany instead of Euron. Moqorro is impervious to flame it seems so will blow the horn for Dany and bind her Dragons to her, bringing her children back across the sea to her side again. THAT is my long and convoluted theory that no doubt will be proven completely wrong, but the takeaway is Euron will run into some roadblocks with Dragonriding and either won't be able to control them or won't have them for very long since Moqorro knows how to rebind it.

                                                                                • MrBeenReady.
                                                                                  MrBeenReady.  2 months back

                                                                                  Great video as always sir.

                                                                                  • Kathkere
                                                                                    Kathkere  2 months back

                                                                                    Got to give you credit for the awesome editing. Makes it really interesting to watch and listen to :)

                                                                                    • Elricson
                                                                                      Elricson  2 months back

                                                                                      Daenerys is often referred to as a dragon. I know this is a stretch, but instead of controlling an actual dragon it controls Daenerys instead. Is it really a dragon binder? There are metaphors out the ass in this story. Who gave us information that this would control dragons. If it was Euron should we trust he is telling the truth and not lying, omitting something, or giving half truths? If he controls Dany he would by extension have all 3.

                                                                                      • Pipboy 5000
                                                                                        Pipboy 5000  2 months back

                                                                                        The woman is a white walker

                                                                                        • bluegent7
                                                                                          bluegent7  2 months back

                                                                                          What if God is love, omnipotent, but can't destroy evil while respecting man's free will and without turning his creation against Him? What if He needs to let evil play out for a sufficient time and reveal it's nature so that humanity turns away from it volountarily and give God the mandate to destroy those who will not cease with evil? And then God can recreate everything and make the human body resistant to damage and pain (which would've been counterproductive before). All will then be in harmony, spiritually, mentally, physically, without force having been used to those who willingly turned away from evil and cruelty.

                                                                                          • efffvss
                                                                                            efffvss  2 months back

                                                                                            Because that wouldn't be omnipotence. That's the point of it, there can be no qualifiers, no 'can't'. A kind omnipotent God by definition has the power to maintain 'free will' while still destroying/not creating evil, because that's what omnipotence means. You could potentially get around this issue by having either an apathetic God (doesn't care about the little people) or an ignorant God (has the power to change things, but lacks the knowledge of what needs changing). However the traditional problem of evil doesn't only refer to omnipotence, but the trio of omnipotence, omniscience and omnibenevolence. If God is omniscient does 'Free Will' even exist in the first place? If Gods knows all, it follows that the future is set (so God will know what will happen), so choice would just be an illusion of the present.

                                                                                        • Zachary Todd
                                                                                          Zachary Todd  2 months back

                                                                                          Nice hat....

                                                                                          • Tech2k1
                                                                                            Tech2k1  2 months back

                                                                                            Euron as character is so intriguing to me, the TV show really messed up not using the book version of him. I would have love seeing this version of him on the show....smh

                                                                                            • Nicolas Carnot
                                                                                              Nicolas Carnot  2 months back

                                                                                              Obsessed with ASOIAF but have relied on only two YouTubers for my analysis fix. Glad YouTube suggested your channel bro. Thought provoking shit superbly produced. Thanks for sharing.