Banquo Banquo is Macbeth's best friend, and he has a son named Fleance. He is of average height and weight. He is known for being very loyal to his king. He is with Macbeth when the witches deliver the prophecy, and he demands them to reveal his fate as well: "To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak, then, to me, who neither beg nor fear your favors nor your hate." (Act 1 Scene 3). However, Banquo regrets this later when he is is troubled and confused by the prophecies; "A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, and yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers, restrain me in the curséd thoughts that nature gives way to in response." (Act 2 Scene 1).
Macbeth's Paranoia Macbeth fears Banquo because of the prophecy that was given to him. He suspects that Banquo will become too ambitious and kill him in order for his sons to rule the kingdom.