History Characters / GameOfThronesNightsWatch

24th Jan '17 3:32:45 PM GaryKing95
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a pretty good commander.¸

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a pretty good commander.¸



* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler:By all outward appearances he would seem to be the absolute last person destined to inherit the mantle of Lord Commander. But after Throne's betrayal, Pyp, Grenn and Aemon's deaths, and Sam leaving for the Citadel, he is literally the only person left in the Watch that Jon not just trusts to be his successor--but trusts ''period'']].

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler:By all outward appearances he would seem to be the absolute last person destined to inherit the mantle of Lord Commander. But after Throne's Thorne's betrayal, Pyp, Grenn and Aemon's deaths, and Sam leaving for the Citadel, he is literally the only person left in the Watch that Jon not just trusts to be his successor--but trusts ''period'']].
20th Jan '17 3:58:10 PM HighCrate
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* BadassInCharge: During Watchers on the Wall.

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* %%* BadassInCharge: During Watchers on the Wall.
20th Jan '17 12:22:59 PM Tropervilliara
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* BadassInCharge: During Watchers on the Wall.
4th Jan '17 8:53:08 PM trixus
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* NoodleIncident: It's not said how he got arrested and sent to the Wall but given his comment on knights and steel plates, he bit off more than he could chew.
2nd Jan '17 6:10:11 PM shawn_allen
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** Since the Oath specifies "until death," it never considers [[spoiler:the possibility of what happens when a brother dies and is resurrected. When the traitorous members of the Watch kill him and he is brought back, Jon Snow determines his "watch is over" and leaves to reclaim Winterfell for the Stark family.]]
18th Dec '16 6:55:36 AM cherrychels
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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Specially in the latest decades, in which only few nobles join the Night's Watch on their own choice. While still seen as a noble calling in the North, many Watch members now were once criminals, disgraced nobles, or ex-knights who fought on the side of the Mad King during Robert's Rebellion who were either exiled or and chose to serve, rather than be jailed or executed. This fills the ranks with haphazard members prone to [[TheMutiny mutinies]], a risk which is [[RealityEnsues not dispelled]] by taking and oath of honor.

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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Specially in the latest decades, in which only few nobles and noble-born bastard sons join the Night's Watch on their own choice. While still seen as a noble calling in the North, many Watch members now were once criminals, disgraced nobles, or ex-knights who fought on the side of the Mad King during Robert's Rebellion who were either exiled or and chose to serve, rather than be jailed or executed. This fills the ranks with haphazard members prone to [[TheMutiny mutinies]], a risk which is [[RealityEnsues not dispelled]] by taking and oath of honor.
18th Dec '16 6:52:47 AM cherrychels
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The Nightís Watch is a sworn brotherhood who defends a giant wall of ice against supernatural and unknown threats beyond the Wall. It is described as a cross between an ancient monastic order and a special forces brigade. It was once considered a noble calling by the entire realm but now, it is only considered a noble and honorable calling by those in the North, from where many second sons or highborn illegitimate sons of Northern noble houses voluntarily join for the sake of honor and duty. Because the [[SealedEvilInACan army-of-the-dead threat]] is considered to be long gone, most realms donít hold it in high esteem anymore and nowadays ó in addition to the few nobles and noble-born bastard sons who voluntarily join ó it is also manned by individuals who were once criminals, fugitives, and disgraced ex-knights. Any man joining the Night's Watch is given amnesty for all his previous crimes and is beyond the reach of the Kings of Westeros. At the beginning of the series, [[GreaterScopeVillain the Others]] are shown to have returned.

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The Nightís Watch is a sworn brotherhood who defends a giant wall of ice against supernatural and unknown threats beyond the Wall. It is described by the series' show-runners as a cross between an ancient monastic order and a special forces brigade. It was once considered a noble calling by the entire realm but now, it is only considered a noble and honorable calling by those in the North, from where many second sons or highborn illegitimate sons of Northern noble houses voluntarily join for the sake of honor and duty. Because the [[SealedEvilInACan army-of-the-dead threat]] is considered to be long gone, most realms donít hold it in high esteem anymore and nowadays ó in addition to the few nobles and noble-born bastard sons who voluntarily join ó it is also manned by individuals who were once criminals, fugitives, and disgraced ex-knights. Any man joining the Night's Watch is given amnesty for all his previous crimes and is beyond the reach of the Kings of Westeros. At the beginning of the series, [[GreaterScopeVillain the Others]] are shown to have returned.
18th Dec '16 6:49:59 AM cherrychels
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An order of volunteers, convicted criminals, and fugitives that defends the northern frontier of the Seven Kingdoms. This is marked by the Wall, the biggest man-made structure in the world. Any man joining the Night's Watch is given amnesty for all his previous crimes and is beyond the reach of the Kings of Westeros.

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An The Nightís Watch is a sworn brotherhood who defends a giant wall of ice against supernatural and unknown threats beyond the Wall. It is described as a cross between an ancient monastic order and a special forces brigade. It was once considered a noble calling by the entire realm but now, it is only considered a noble and honorable calling by those in the North, from where many second sons or highborn illegitimate sons of volunteers, convicted Northern noble houses voluntarily join for the sake of honor and duty. Because the [[SealedEvilInACan army-of-the-dead threat]] is considered to be long gone, most realms donít hold it in high esteem anymore and nowadays ó in addition to the few nobles and noble-born bastard sons who voluntarily join ó it is also manned by individuals who were once criminals, fugitives, and fugitives that defends the northern frontier of the Seven Kingdoms. This is marked by the Wall, the biggest man-made structure in the world. disgraced ex-knights. Any man joining the Night's Watch is given amnesty for all his previous crimes and is beyond the reach of the Kings of Westeros.
Westeros. At the beginning of the series, [[GreaterScopeVillain the Others]] are shown to have returned.



* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Specially in the latest decades, in which only few nobles join the Night's Watch on their own choice. Most of the Watch members are criminals such as rapists, murderers, or thieves, or knights who fought on the side of the Mad King during Robert's Rebellion and were exiled to the Wall to keep their heads. This fills the ranks with haphazard members prone to [[TheMutiny mutinies]], a risk which is [[RealityEnsues not dispelled]] by taking and oath of honor.
* ArchEnemy: The Night's Watch and the Wildlings have been locking horns for generations. Not only that, but the [[HumanoidAbomination White Walkers]] are also regarded as the ancient enemies of the Night's Watch.
* BadassDecay: In-universe; they used to be a highly regarded [[TheOrder order]], attractive to the Westerosi elite and capable of operating nineteen border fortifications and castles during their heyday. In the present day they can hardly man three outposts and noble, quality volunteers are a rarity. Despite this, however, they manage to repel the first wave of Wildlings who attack the Wall.

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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Specially in the latest decades, in which only few nobles join the Night's Watch on their own choice. Most of While still seen as a noble calling in the North, many Watch members are criminals such as rapists, murderers, now were once criminals, disgraced nobles, or thieves, or knights ex-knights who fought on the side of the Mad King during Robert's Rebellion and who were either exiled or and chose to the Wall to keep their heads.serve, rather than be jailed or executed. This fills the ranks with haphazard members prone to [[TheMutiny mutinies]], a risk which is [[RealityEnsues not dispelled]] by taking and oath of honor.
* ArchEnemy: The Night's Watch and the Wildlings have been locking horns for generations. Not only that, but the [[HumanoidAbomination White Walkers]] are also regarded as the ancient and true enemies of the Night's Watch.
* BadassDecay: In-universe; they used to be a highly regarded [[TheOrder order]], attractive to the Westerosi elite and capable of operating nineteen border fortifications and castles during their heyday. In the present day day, they can hardly man three outposts and noble, quality volunteers are a rarity. Despite this, however, they manage to repel the first wave of Wildlings who attack the Wall.
18th Dec '16 6:33:39 AM cherrychels
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* TooDumbToLive: Karl totally had Jon at his mercy after battling him, but after getting stabbed in the back by one of Craster's daughters, he then pays full attention to her and clearly intends to kill her; but he doesn't even think that '''maybe,''' with his back turned, Jon would shove a sword to the back of his head when Karl is menacing the girl. While paying attention to the person who just stabbed you in the back is usually smart, Karl takes his time -- as if he completely forgot Jon was still there.

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* TooDumbToLive: Karl totally had Jon at his mercy after battling him, but after getting stabbed in the back by one of Craster's daughters, he then pays full attention to her and clearly intends to kill her; but he doesn't even think that '''maybe,''' with his back turned, Jon would shove a sword to into the back of his head when Karl is menacing the girl. While paying attention to the person who just stabbed you in the back is usually smart, Karl takes his time -- as if he completely forgot Jon was still there.
18th Dec '16 6:31:04 AM cherrychels
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* CharacterDevelopment: His pessimism and snarky nature dropped after the battle with the Wildings where he is the OnlySaneMan who tries to stop the White Walkers even when Jon gave up and tried to move South.

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* CharacterDevelopment: His pessimism and snarky nature dropped drop after the battle with the Wildings Jon's resurrection, where he is plays the part of the OnlySaneMan who tries to stop [[ShellShockedVeteran Jon]] from giving up fighting, citing the White Walkers even when Walkers, while Jon gave up feels there's nothing he can do to help the Watch anymore, as he was just killed by his own men. Jon [[RelativeButton comes back]] [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive into the fight]] by the end of the episode and tried then passes [[YouAreInCommandNow command to move South.Edd.]]



* AdaptationalVillainy: While he's a jerkass rapist in the books, in the show he betrays and murders the Lord Commander. And in Season 4 he does just like Craster and keeps sacrificing babies to the White Walkers, albeit reluctantly.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: While he's a jerkass rapist in the books, in the show show, he betrays and murders the Lord Commander. Commander Mormont. And in Season 4 4, he does just like Craster and keeps sacrificing babies to the White Walkers, albeit reluctantly.



* IgnoredEpiphany: When sacrificing Craster's baby, Rast appears extremely uncomfortable and for a fleeting moment it looks like he might not go through with it... but then he just covers up the child's face so he won't have to look at him before going on his way.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: When sacrificing Craster's baby, Rast appears extremely uncomfortable and for a fleeting moment moment, it looks like he might not go through with it... but then he just covers up the child's face so he won't have to look at him before going on his way.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Rast was in the battle against the Wights, and seems rather affected by it.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Rast was in the battle against the Wights, wights, and seems rather affected by it.



* TooDumbToLive: Karl totally had Jon at his mercy after battling him, but after getting stabbed in the back by one of Craster's daughters, he then pays full attention to her and clearly intends to kill her; but he doesn't even think that '''maybe''' Jon would use this to his advantage when he was distracted, and thus is rewarded with a sword to the back of his head. And while paying attention to the person backstabbing you is usually smart, he takes a lot of time as if he completely forgot Jon was still there.

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* TooDumbToLive: Karl totally had Jon at his mercy after battling him, but after getting stabbed in the back by one of Craster's daughters, he then pays full attention to her and clearly intends to kill her; but he doesn't even think that '''maybe''' '''maybe,''' with his back turned, Jon would use this to his advantage when he was distracted, and thus is rewarded with shove a sword to the back of his head. And while head when Karl is menacing the girl. While paying attention to the person backstabbing who just stabbed you in the back is usually smart, he Karl takes a lot of his time -- as if he completely forgot Jon was still there.
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