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* TagalongKid: Tags along with Catelyn Stark to the Eyrie, as part of his WanderingMinstrel job.

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* TagalongKid: Tags along with Catelyn Stark to the Eyrie, as part of his WanderingMinstrel job. He gets the chance to pick on Tyrion.
-->'''Marillion''': ''(singing)'' ''On that eve, the captive Imp, downwards from his horse did limp, no longer will he preen and primp, in garb of red and gold''



* CastingGag: Dotrice read most of the ''[=aSoIaF=]'' audiobooks (and several stories for Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Dreamsongs'' audiobook), and reprises the voices he used for this character whilst recording them.
8th Sep '17 6:20:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* SolitarySorceress: She lives in an isolated cabin in the forests near Casterly Rock.
13th Aug '17 8:43:28 PM DrakeClawfang
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[[folder:Gendry]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I've never had a family."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Joe Dempsie

->''"When I hit that steel it sings. Are you gonna sing when I hit you?"''

An unacknowledged bastard son of King Robert Baratheon who works as an armourer's apprentice. Befriends Arya when they both have to flee King's Landing in Yoren's group of Night's Watch recruits.

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[[folder:Gendry]]
[[folder:Hot Pie]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I've never had a family."'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[BlatantLies "I ain't afraid of no battles."]]'']]
->'''Played By:''' Joe Dempsie

->''"When I hit that steel it sings. Are you gonna sing when I hit you?"''

Ben Hawkey

->'''Anguy:''' Half the country's starving and look at this one.\\
'''Thoros of Myr:''' Maybe he's the reason half the country's starving.

An unacknowledged bastard son of King Robert Baratheon who works as an armourer's apprentice. Befriends Arya when they both have to flee orphan living in King's Landing in Yoren's group of recruited by Yoren to join the Night's Watch recruits. Watch. A former baker's apprentice and later travelling companion of Gendry and Arya Stark.



* AgeLift: Like the other older teenagers, he's 17/18, rather than 14/15 as in the books.
* TheApprentice: To Tobho Mott.
* BadassBeard: Grows one in Season 3.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He wishes he'd have a family. Then, Melisandre takes him to his closest biological relatives... and bad stuff starts happening.
* TheBerserker: After Yoren is killed in "What is Dead May Never Die", he charges at the Lannister soldiers armed only with his [[DropTheHammer smith's hammer]].
* TheBlacksmith: What he was before leaving King's Landing.
* BigBrotherInstinct: From the start he is rather protective of Arya.
* BullyHunter: Is introduced defending Arya from Hot Pie and Lommy, and calls them out for picking on the smaller "boy".
* TheBusCameBack: After a four season absence, Gendry returns in Season 7 to join Jon Snow.
* ChekhovsGun: His helmet.
* TheChosenOne: Melisandre's trying to sell this explanation to him for why she abducted him. Then again, she was (ostensibly) instructed by R'hllor to find him and bring him back to Dragonstone.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: His hair color is decidedly Baratheon Black. It's what clued Ned in to him being one of Robert's many bastards, and later (collectively with all the other bastards) clued Ned in to Joffrey not being Robert's at all.
* CompositeCharacter: In the show, Melisandre targets him as a potential HumanSacrifice so he's spirited away in order to avoid this. In the books, this happened to his AdaptedOut half-brother Edric Storm.
** In the books, at least two of Robert's other bastards survived: Edric Storm (sent to the Free Cities) and Mya Stone (in the Vale with Sansa). The TV series never introduced the others and seems to treat Gendry as the ''only'' surviving bastard.
* CoolHelmet: It's shaped like a bull's head.
* DropTheHammer: He uses his blacksmith hammer as a weapon. It must run in the family. When he joins Jon Snow, he uses a warhammer he forged himself.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in his talks with Arya, when he starts calling her 'milady'. And later with Davos, when he's imprisoned.
-->'''Gendry:''' So how'd you become a lord?\\
'''Davos Seaworth:''' Oh, that's a long story.\\
'''Gendry:''' Better not, then. I'm a bit busy.
* EtTuBrute: In Season 3, he enthusiastically joins the Brotherhood without Banners, claiming that they'll be the closest thing to a family he'll ever have... only to be sold by them to Melisandre the next episode.
* FireForgedFriends: His shared experiences with Arya (both on the run from Lannister forces, their imprisonment at Harrenhal and travelling together for months) develops into this trope.
* FishOutOfWater: Almost literally when Davos puts him on a boat and he doesn't know which side to sit on to row, because he's never been in one before.
* {{Foil}}: To Joffrey, in pretty much everything, including paternity, morality, upbringing, amount of badass, and even clothing. They're both bastards connected to House Baratheon, but apart from that they're polar opposites.
*** Also regarding their relationship with the Stark girls. Joffrey relentlessly abuses and bullies Sansa while Gendry befriends Arya, keeps her secrets and mutually has her back against the hell they go through.
** A more subtle one to Jon Snow: HeroicBastard? Check. Close brotherly relationship with Arya? Check. Clueless about their SecretLegacy? Check. [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Their Kind]] ''Definitely'' check (in Jon's case, it's the male kind).
*** As we find out in the Season 6 finale, Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen -- meaning that Gendry is in fact Jon's third cousin (Robert's grandmother was a Targaryen). Bonus for Robert and Rhaegar being [[{{Archenemy}} archenemies]] and yet fathering two boys that foil each other.
* GenerationXerox: Tall, strong, and handsome like his father, and his best friend is -- just like his father's was -- a Stark. Ned even realizes that he's Robert's bastard for certain when he stubbornly insists that his bull helmet's not for sale, even though slighting the Hand of the King could get his tongue ripped out. See "Strong Family Resemblance" below. They also both prefer to use warhammers in combat. That said he's managed to escape on a lot of his father's worst traits such as his bloodthirstiness, arrogance, impulsiveness and whoring, and is generally much kinder and more serious than Robert ever was.
* GroinAttack: Melisandre places several leeches on Gendry, including his penis, to draw his powerful blood.
* HeroicBastard: Though he doesn't know of his royal lineage until Melisandre tells him, he's one of the unambiguously heroic characters.
* HiddenBackupPrince: Averted. In a perfect world, he'd be King Gendry I Baratheon right now, but as it stands he's just a royal bastard. Though it's not impossible that he will end up playing some important role, given that save for him, House Baratheon is extinct.
* HoneyTrap: Falls for one set by Melisandre.
-->'''Davos:''' If you mistrust fancy people so much, why were you in such a hurry to trust her?\\
'''Gendry:''' You're me. Never been with a woman. Never ''talked'' to a woman, really. And then she comes at you with big words, no clothes.\\
'''Davos:''' She does know her way around a man's head, I'll give her that.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Huge guy to Arya's tiny girl.
* HyperAwareness: First and only recruit of the Night's Watch who realizes that Arya is a girl. Lampshaded by himself. [[FreezeFrameBonus He's also the first one]] to wake up when the Lannisters come to attack Yoren's party, before Yoren wakes up the rest.
* IAmWho: Gendry's naturally surprised when Melisandre tells him he's the son of King Robert.
* IChooseToStay: In the Brotherhood without Banners. It doesn't end well.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Highlighted to an extreme after he's picked up by Melisandre.
* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler: When Davos comes to get him in Fleabottom he's expecting a long-winded speech to convince Gendry to leave his shop. Gendry goes with nary a word of protest, pulling out a pre-made bug-out bag and grabbing up a warhammer he made himself. According to him, he's sick of making weapons for the men that killed his father and has been prepping for this day for years.]]
* LastOfHisKind: He's the last of the Baratheon bastards after Joffrey's purge. And the only Baratheon-blooded person in the world after Stannis's family line is extinguished.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Robert Baratheon is mentioned as favoring a warhammer and wearing a horned helmet in combat. Gendry is first introduced wielding a [[VisualPun blacksmith's hammer]] to forge a [[ChekhovsGun horned helmet]]. He later uses the hammer in combat, too. Lampshaded by Melisandre. She says it's InTheBlood, along with his strength. He also seems to share his Dad's taste in women, as he's hinted to have feelings for Arya -- who shares her looks and character with Lyanna Stark -- who Robert spent most of his life "in love" with.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Ned Stark, Jon Arryn and the Lannister government know who he is. He has no idea until Season 3.
* FamilyOfChoice: Well he's trying to find one at any rate, as he joins the Brotherhood Without Banners in the hopes they'll become one. Arya also tells him he can be her family although he believes it's impossible due to her higher social status.
* MrFanservice: In-universe, for Arya.
* NiceGuy: Gendry's an unambiguously heroic person.
* NotSoDifferent: A rare positive example, which is even rarer given the series. Ser Davos bonds with him: "Two boys from [[WretchedHive Flea Bottom]] in the castle of a king."
* PowerTrio: With Arya and Hot Pie, of the TwoGuysAndAGirl variety. He's TheLancer to Arya's [[TheHero hero]].
* PutOnABus: Is freed by Davos Seaworth in "Mhysa", and hasn't been seen or heard from since. [[spoiler: Finally stops rowing and comes back into the picture in Season 7's "Eastwatch", ready to join Jon Snow's raid beyond the Wall.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The quieter, calmer blue to Arya's outgoing, hot-tempered red. (Ironically this actually inverts the dynamic between their fathers as Robert was red to Ned's blue).
* SecretKeeper: Aside from Jaqen, he's the only one who knows that Arya is actually ''Arya Stark''.
* SecretLegacy: Had no idea who his father was until Season 3.
* ShipTease: With Arya during Seasons 2 and 3, including her checking him out shirtless and offering to be his family.
* ShirtlessScene: In "The Ghost of Harrenhal". Incidentally, it's also a ForgingScene. And obviously FanService of the [[FemaleGaze less]] [[MaleGaze prevalent]] sort.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: TallDarkAndHandsome, like a true Baratheon. Ned Stark immediately realizes upon seeing him for the first time that he is Robert's son. So does Stannis, when they meet in "Second Sons".
** In the books, it is said that Gendry resembles a young Robert so closely that it is blatantly obvious to anyone who meets him that also knows Robert (Eddard, Stannis) that Gendry is Robert's son. Given that Renly also resembles his older brother in his youth, people also remark on how much Gendry looks like Renly.
* TrueCompanions: Initially with Arya and Hot Pie and he later joins the Brotherhood Without Banners for this reason.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Arya out on her usage of Jaqen's three offered assassinations, claiming that she could have picked anyone of importance to the Lannister war effort, like Lord Tywin or King Joffrey.
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[[folder:Hot Pie]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[BlatantLies "I ain't afraid of no battles."]]'']]
->'''Played By:''' Ben Hawkey

->'''Anguy:''' Half the country's starving and look at this one.\\
'''Thoros of Myr:''' Maybe he's the reason half the country's starving.

An orphan living in King's Landing recruited by Yoren to join the Night's Watch. A former baker's apprentice and later travelling companion of Gendry and Arya Stark.
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13th Aug '17 8:15:01 PM portaljumper339
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* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler: When Davis comes to get him in Fleabottom he's expecting a long-winded speech to convince Gendry to leave his shop. Gendry goes with nary a word of protest, pulling out a pre-made bug-out bag and grabbing up a warhammer he made himself. According to him, he's sick of making weapons for the men that killed his father and has been prepping for this day for years.]]

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* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler: When Davis Davos comes to get him in Fleabottom he's expecting a long-winded speech to convince Gendry to leave his shop. Gendry goes with nary a word of protest, pulling out a pre-made bug-out bag and grabbing up a warhammer he made himself. According to him, he's sick of making weapons for the men that killed his father and has been prepping for this day for years.]]
13th Aug '17 7:57:54 PM portaljumper339
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* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler: When Davis comes to get him in Fleabottom he's expecting a long-winded speech to convince Gendry to leave his shop. Gendry goes with nary a word of protest, pulling out a pre-made bug-out bag and grabbing up a warhammer he made himself. According to him, he's sick of making weapons for the men that killed his father and has been prepping for this day for years.]]



* PutOnABus: Is freed by Davos Seaworth in "Mhysa", and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

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* PutOnABus: Is freed by Davos Seaworth in "Mhysa", and hasn't been seen or heard from since. [[spoiler: Finally stops rowing and comes back into the picture in Season 7's "Eastwatch", ready to join Jon Snow's raid beyond the Wall.]]
13th Aug '17 7:25:17 PM lrrose
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* TheBusCameBack: After a four season absence, Gendry returns in Season 7 to join Jon Snow.



* DropTheHammer: He uses his blacksmith hammer as a weapon. It must run in the family.

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* DropTheHammer: He uses his blacksmith hammer as a weapon. It must run in the family. When he joins Jon Snow, he uses a warhammer he forged himself.



* GenerationXerox: Tall, strong, and handsome like his father, and his best friend is -- just like his father's was -- a Stark. Ned even realizes that he's Robert's bastard for certain when he stubbornly insists that his bull helmet's not for sale, even though slighting the Hand of the King could get his tongue ripped out. See "Strong Family Resemblance" below. That said he's managed to escape on a lot of his father's worst traits such as his bloodthirstiness, arrogance, impulsiveness and whoring, and is generally much kinder and more serious than Robert ever was.

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* GenerationXerox: Tall, strong, and handsome like his father, and his best friend is -- just like his father's was -- a Stark. Ned even realizes that he's Robert's bastard for certain when he stubbornly insists that his bull helmet's not for sale, even though slighting the Hand of the King could get his tongue ripped out. See "Strong Family Resemblance" below. They also both prefer to use warhammers in combat. That said he's managed to escape on a lot of his father's worst traits such as his bloodthirstiness, arrogance, impulsiveness and whoring, and is generally much kinder and more serious than Robert ever was.
31st Jul '17 6:15:15 PM Gregzilla
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** A more subtle one to Jon Snow: HeroicBastard? Check. Close brotherly relationship with Arya? Check. [[spoiler:Clueless about their SecretLegacy? Check. [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Their Kind]] ''Definitely'' check (in Jon's case, it's the male kind).]]
*** As we find out in the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen -- meaning that Gendry is in fact Jon's third cousin (Robert's grandmother was a Targaryen). Bonus for Robert and Rhaegar being [[{{Archenemy}} archenemies]] and yet fathering two boys that foil each other.]]

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** A more subtle one to Jon Snow: HeroicBastard? Check. Close brotherly relationship with Arya? Check. [[spoiler:Clueless Clueless about their SecretLegacy? Check. [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Their Kind]] ''Definitely'' check (in Jon's case, it's the male kind).]]
kind).
*** As we find out in the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen -- meaning that Gendry is in fact Jon's third cousin (Robert's grandmother was a Targaryen). Bonus for Robert and Rhaegar being [[{{Archenemy}} archenemies]] and yet fathering two boys that foil each other.]]



* HiddenBackupPrince: Averted. In a perfect world, he'd be King Gendry I Baratheon right now, but as it stands he's just a royal bastard. [[spoiler: Though it's not impossible that he will end up playing some important role, given that save for him, House Baratheon is extinct.]]

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* HiddenBackupPrince: Averted. In a perfect world, he'd be King Gendry I Baratheon right now, but as it stands he's just a royal bastard. [[spoiler: Though it's not impossible that he will end up playing some important role, given that save for him, House Baratheon is extinct.]]



* LastOfHisKind: He's the last of the Baratheon bastards after Joffrey's purge. [[spoiler: And the only Baratheon-blooded person in the world after Stannis's family line is extinguished.]]

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* LastOfHisKind: He's the last of the Baratheon bastards after Joffrey's purge. [[spoiler: And the only Baratheon-blooded person in the world after Stannis's family line is extinguished.]]



* FamilyOfChoice: Well he's trying to find one at any rate, as he joins the Brotherhood Without Banners in the hopes they'll become one. Arya also tells him he can be her family [[spoiler: although he believes it's impossible due to her higher social status.]]

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* FamilyOfChoice: Well he's trying to find one at any rate, as he joins the Brotherhood Without Banners in the hopes they'll become one. Arya also tells him he can be her family [[spoiler: although he believes it's impossible due to her higher social status.]]
24th Jul '17 1:49:05 AM TheNerevarine
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* TheBusCameBack: Brienne and Pod happen to stop at the same inn, and upon hearing they're looking for Arya's sister he points them in the right direction. He's also gotten much better at making wolf-shaped bread.

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* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
** In Season 4,
Brienne and Pod happen to stop at the same inn, and upon hearing they're looking for Arya's sister he points them in the right direction. He's also gotten much better at making wolf-shaped bread.bread.
** He returns once again in Season 7 and reunites with Arya after she returned from Braavos and stops by the inn he is working.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: He goes through a ''lot'', along with Arya and Gendry, but in the end, he's one of the few characters to leave the story in a nonviolent manner, becoming a baker at a quiet, out-of-the-way inn. In Season 4, he's still there, still happy with his job, and still eager to discuss his craft with anyone who will listen. At this point, he is literally the only character in the series who has gained any sort of happy ending.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: He goes through a ''lot'', along with Arya and Gendry, but in the end, he's one of the few characters to leave the story in a nonviolent manner, becoming a baker at a quiet, out-of-the-way inn. In Season 4, 7, he's still there, still happy with his job, and still eager to discuss his craft with anyone who will listen. At this point, he is literally the only character in the series who has gained any sort of happy ending.
28th May '17 8:03:34 PM Snowsky
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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, he has "straw-colored" hair. Here it's dark brown.
23rd Apr '17 8:53:16 AM Eievie
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