History Characters / GameOfThronesNightsWatch

27th May '17 12:53:08 PM wdfan
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* Irony: Alliser Thorne was sent to the Wall for being a Targaryen supporter and a staunch follower of Rhaegar Targaryen. [[spoiler: He ends up leading a mutiny, and personally kills Jon,]][[spoiler: who revealed to the audience as Rheagar's son with Lyanna Stark]],[[spoiler: and ends up being executed by his leader's son for this mutiny.]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Alliser Thorne was sent to the Wall for being a Targaryen supporter and a staunch follower of Rhaegar Targaryen. [[spoiler: He ends up leading a mutiny, and personally kills Jon,]][[spoiler: who revealed to the audience as Rheagar's son with Lyanna Stark]],[[spoiler: and ends up being executed by his leader's son for this mutiny.]]



* OutOfFocus: In Season 6, where he only appears in three episodes and only has a major role in one of them.



* RealityEnsues: Sam killed a White Walker and a Thenn; impressive accomplishments, but ultimately the product of luck. His actual fighting ability is demonstrated in ''The Gift'', where he gets the living shit beaten out of him by a couple of sworn brothers attempting to rape Gilly. He still retains his badass status, though, because even beaten to a pulp, he ''gets back up''.

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Sam killed a White Walker and a Thenn; impressive accomplishments, but ultimately the product of luck. His actual fighting ability is demonstrated in ''The Gift'', where he gets the living shit beaten out of him by a couple of sworn brothers attempting to rape Gilly. He still retains his badass status, though, because even beaten to a pulp, he ''gets back up''.up''.
** Also, when faced with his abusive father he quickly reverts back to a crying mess. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he is ultimately able to defy his father by escaping with Gilly and stealing his precious sword.]]
4th May '17 6:56:26 AM k410ren
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* KilledMidSentence: "Unhand her. I shall have your head-''(Rast stabs him InTheBack)''


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* BloodKnight: Karl loves a good fight with his knives and never backs down if given the opportunity, as shown when Lord Commander Mormont draws a sword on him and he comes face to face with Jon Snow.


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* {{Fingore}: Why else do you think he's called Halfhand?
23rd Apr '17 8:46:34 AM Eievie
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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.

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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 nowadays--in addition to the few nobles and noble-born bastard sons who voluntarily join ó it join--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.
23rd Apr '17 2:19:08 AM cherrychels
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* KarmicDeath: He tries to be insubordinate to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He ends up beheaded by Jon Snow, an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate child]] -- like the illegitimate children Slynt slayed on Joffrey's orders -- and Jon is also the son of the man Slynt betrayed. Like Jon's father, Slynt gets his head lopped off with a blade made of Valyrian steel.

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* KarmicDeath: He tries to be insubordinate to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He ends up beheaded by Jon Snow, an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate child]] son]] -- like the illegitimate children Slynt slayed on Joffrey's orders -- and Jon is also the son of the man Slynt betrayed. Like Jon's father, Slynt gets his head lopped off with a blade made of Valyrian steel.



** He does this again in Season 5, when he is insubordinate to the new Lord Commander Jon Snow and is sentenced to death. As Janos is dragged away, he shouts about how his powerful friends in King's Landing won't stand for this. Apparently, Janos is still unaware that Tywin is dead and that the Lannisters never liked him to begin with, having probably forgotten that Janos exists by now.

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** He does this again in Season 5, when he is insubordinate to the new Lord Commander Jon Snow and is sentenced to death. As Janos is dragged away, he shouts about how his powerful friends in King's Landing won't stand for this. Apparently, Janos is still unaware that Tywin Lannister is dead and that the Lannisters never liked him to begin with, having probably forgotten that Janos exists by now.
22nd Apr '17 11:50:59 PM cherrychels
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* YouKilledMyFather: Tells Arya a story about how a man named Willem killed his brother, and how he nursed the desire for vengeance for so long, that he'd recite the man's name every night before going to bed. When he finally kill Willem, he ended up burying an axe into his skull so deeply that it was unable to be removed.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Tells Arya a story about how a man named Willem killed his brother, and how he nursed the desire for vengeance for so long, that he'd recite the man's name every night before going to bed. When he finally kill killed Willem, he ended up burying an axe into his skull so deeply that it was unable to be removed.
22nd Apr '17 11:44:11 PM cherrychels
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* CoolBigBro: Though not related by blood, Jon seems to on this role for Olly, looks out for Olly, and often has a hand on his shoulder to help him out. While Jon is training Olly, Jon gives him the exact same advice that Jon's father Ned gave to his younger brother Benjen in the training yard. Grenn also takes a shine to him, promising to go hunting with him. Not that any of it stops Olly from betraying Jon.

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* CoolBigBro: Though not related by blood, Jon seems to take on this role for Olly, looks out for Olly, and often has a hand on his shoulder to help him out. While Jon is training Olly, Jon gives him the exact same advice that Jon's father Ned gave to his own younger brother Benjen in the training yard. Grenn also takes a shine to him, promising to go hunting with him. Not that any of it stops Olly from betraying Jon.
22nd Apr '17 9:55:21 PM cherrychels
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All Nightswatchmen are required to wear black clothing and armor. The reason for this is that by convention, solid black is considered a rejection of any heraldic symbol -- reflecting their vow that they have abandoned all prior allegiances to any noble Houses.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All Nightswatchmen Night's Watchmen are required to wear black clothing and armor. The reason for this is that by convention, solid black is considered a rejection of any heraldic symbol -- reflecting their vow that they have abandoned all prior allegiances to any noble Houses.



* TheCorrupter: To Alliser Thorne. Slynt urges Thorne to consider himself a candidate for the Lordship Commander, but it clearly hadn't occurred to him before that, and he doesn't seem to keen on the idea. Slynt also gives him the idea to send Jon to Craster's Keep, in hope Jon will die while dealing with the mutineers.

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* TheCorrupter: To Alliser Thorne. Slynt urges Thorne to consider himself a candidate for the Lordship Commander, but it clearly hadn't occurred to him before that, and he doesn't seem to keen on the idea. Slynt also gives him the idea to send Jon to Craster's Keep, in hope hopes Jon will die be killed while dealing with the mutineers.



* ThanatosGambit: He probably had an inkling he would not be treated well by his wildling captors knowing his reputation, so he engineered a [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Watch-Brother]], also serving to help sell Jon Snow's [[FakeDefetor fake defection]].

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* ThanatosGambit: He probably had has an inkling he would not be treated well by his wildling captors knowing who know of his reputation, reputation and believed he would be killed, so he engineered engineers a [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Watch-Brother]], also serving to help sell Jon Snow's [[FakeDefetor [[FakeDefector fake defection]].
22nd Apr '17 9:43:47 PM cherrychels
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All Nightswatchmen are required to wear black clothing and armor. The reason for this is that by convention, solid black is considered a rejection of any heraldic symbol - reflecting their vow that they have abandoned all prior allegiances to any noble Houses.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All Nightswatchmen are required to wear black clothing and armor. The reason for this is that by convention, solid black is considered a rejection of any heraldic symbol - -- reflecting their vow that they have abandoned all prior allegiances to any noble Houses.



** [[spoiler: After Jon's death by the hands of Thorne, he and the other loyal brothers plan to strike against Thorne and the ones who helped him to take revenge for Jon's murder, even if it means death]].

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** [[spoiler: After Jon's death by the hands of Thorne, he and the other loyal Watch brothers plan to strike against Thorne and the ones who helped him to take revenge for Jon's murder, even if it means death]].



Maester serving as a member of the Night's Watch. Extremely old, blind, and awesome. When most of the Night's Watch's commanding officers get killed off in the expedition beyond the Wall, he steps up to help lead the remaining garrison, while supporting Alliser Thorne's position as Acting Lord Commander until a new election can be held (a maester can't be a Lord Commander). Before completing his maester's chain, he was Prince Aemon Targaryen, the son of King Maekar. When the succession passed to him, he stepped aside for his younger brother Aegon V and completed his very long life in the Citadel and then the Wall. Aegon V's son (in the TV continuity) was Aerys II, the Mad King - making Aemon Daenerys's great-uncle.

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Maester serving as a member of the Night's Watch. Extremely old, blind, and awesome. When most of the Night's Watch's commanding officers get killed off in the expedition beyond the Wall, he steps up to help lead the remaining garrison, while supporting Alliser Thorne's position as Acting Lord Commander until a new election can be held (a maester can't be a Lord Commander). Before completing his maester's chain, he was Prince Aemon Targaryen, the son of King Maekar. When the succession passed to him, he stepped aside for his younger brother Aegon V and completed his very long life in the Citadel and then the Wall. Aegon V's son (in the TV continuity) was Aerys II, the Mad King - -- making Maester Aemon Daenerys's great-uncle.the great-uncle of Daenerys Targaryen.



* ConflictingLoyalty: He knows far better than Jon Snow the problems of conflicting loyalties. He also shares this later to Sam, noting that while he knows fully well that "Love is the death of duty", as a young man he had known love himself and was seriously tempted to accept his birthright.

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* ConflictingLoyalty: He knows far better than Jon Snow understands the problems of conflicting loyalties. loyalties that Jon is facing between his love for his family vs. Watch oaths, knowing what Jon is going through, as Maester Aemon reveals he is actually Aemon Targaryen, whose family was almost entirely killed off during Robert's Rebellion. He also shares this later to his experiences with Conflicting Loyalty with Sam, noting that while he knows fully full well that "Love "love is the death of duty", as a young man duty," he had known love himself as a young man and was seriously tempted to accept his birthright.



* NotSoDifferent: He tells Jon that he knows what it's like to have ConflictingLoyalty to the Night's Watch and the desire to save your family. The Targaryens were entirely slaughtered, ''even the children'', while he was powerless to stop them, being too old and blind by then to desert his post and fight at their side.

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* NotSoDifferent: He sympathizes with Jon's love for his family and tells Jon that he knows what it's like to have ConflictingLoyalty to the Night's Watch and the desire to save your his family. The Targaryens Maester Aemon's family, the Targaryens, were entirely slaughtered, ''even the children'', while he was powerless to stop them, being too old and blind by then to desert his post and fight at their side.



* ConflictingLoyalty: He is supposed to obey his Lord Commander but when his Lord Commander starts doing thing that in his mind would destroy the Watch he starts doubting as he also made an oath to give his life to the Watch. After a while he decides to go with his guts and [[spoiler: kill Jon Snow in order to save the Watch.]]

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* ConflictingLoyalty: He is supposed to obey his Lord Commander but when his Lord Commander starts doing thing that that, in his mind Thorne's mind, would destroy the Watch he starts doubting as he also made an oath to give his life to the Watch. After a while he decides to go with his guts and [[spoiler: kill Jon Snow in order to save the Watch.]]



* FreudianExcuse: WordOfGod has it that the series Ser Alliser was a Targaryen loyalist who was sent to the Wall by Robert Baratheon for his service. His distaste for Jon Snow is due to the fact Ned Stark was, and always has been, a traitor in his eyes.

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* FreudianExcuse: WordOfGod has it that the series Ser Alliser was a Targaryen loyalist who was sent to the Wall by Robert Baratheon for his service. His distaste for Jon Snow is due to the fact that Jon's father Ned Stark was, and always has been, a traitor in his eyes.



* Irony: Alliser Thorne was sent to the Wall for being a Targaryen supporter and a staunch follower of Rhaegar. [[spoiler: He ends up leading a mutiny, and personally kills Jon,]][[spoiler: who is in fact, Rheagar's son himself]],[[spoiler: and ends up getting killed by his leader's son/]]

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* Irony: Alliser Thorne was sent to the Wall for being a Targaryen supporter and a staunch follower of Rhaegar. Rhaegar Targaryen. [[spoiler: He ends up leading a mutiny, and personally kills Jon,]][[spoiler: who is in fact, revealed to the audience as Rheagar's son himself]],[[spoiler: with Lyanna Stark]],[[spoiler: and ends up getting killed being executed by his leader's son/]]son for this mutiny.]]



** He really enjoys rubbing Jon's face in the fact he's not only a bastard, but also the bastard son of a traitor.

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** He really enjoys rubbing Jon's face in the fact he's not only a bastard, bastard son, but also the bastard son of a traitor.



* TookALevelInKindness: While still not the nicest guy in the world when the Wildling attack is about to happen he goes through this, even admitting to Jon that Jon's advice to seal the tunnels was right and he (Ser Alliser) was wrong. He also becomes a more effective leader to his men. When Jon's heroic acts are listed by Sam (leading his fellow brothers against the mutineers, killing Styr, dealing with Mance Rayder) Thorne simply says he can't argue with his deeds, subtly giving him credit where credit's due. Later, he even admits that Jon is a good man with a good heart. Unfortunately he slides right back into his old {{Jerkass}} ways in Season 5, ultimately becoming even ''worse'' after he murders Jon.

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* TookALevelInKindness: While still not the nicest guy in the world when the Wildling attack is about to happen he goes through this, even admitting to Jon that Jon's advice to seal the tunnels was right and he (Ser Alliser) was wrong. He also becomes a more effective leader to his men. When Jon's heroic acts are listed by Sam (leading his fellow brothers against the mutineers, killing Styr, dealing with Mance Rayder) Thorne simply says he can't argue with his deeds, subtly giving him credit where credit's due. Later, he even admits that Jon is a good man with a good heart. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he slides right back into his old {{Jerkass}} ways in Season 5, ultimately becoming even ''worse'' after he murders Jon.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Downplayed, [[spoiler:but he's the only one of the four Jon hangs to show any regret for his actions.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Downplayed, [[spoiler:but he's the only one of the four mutineers Jon hangs executes to show any regret for his actions.]]



* BadassBookworm: He spends most of his spare time in the library, doing research. This pays off when he establishes precedent for someone as young as Jon to become Lord Commander, and he hopes to find further information on how to combat the White Walkers - something that King Stannis approves of.

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* BadassBookworm: He spends most of his spare time in the library, doing research. This pays off when he establishes precedent for someone as young as Jon to become Lord Commander, and he hopes to find further information on how to combat the White Walkers - -- something that King Stannis approves of.



* NumberTwo: Unofficially becomes this to Jon after the latter's election as Lord Commander. He's Jon's main confidant and, with Aemon passing away and Thorne being [[{{Jerkass}} Thorne]], his only source of trusted advice. Jon outright states that he's reluctant to send Sam to become a Maester primarily because of this reason.

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* NumberTwo: Unofficially becomes this to Jon after the latter's election as Lord Commander. He's He becomes Jon's main confidant and, with Maester Aemon passing away and Thorne being [[{{Jerkass}} Thorne]], his only source of trusted advice. Jon outright states that he's reluctant to send Sam to become a Maester primarily because of this reason.



* {{Protectorate}}: Jon Snow seems to have adopted him as this within seconds of meeting. He beats up anyone who tries to lay a finger on the new recruit, convinces all the other boys to leave him alone, and when one refuses to go along with it, sneaks into his room in the middle of the night and threatens him with his pet direwolf. Basically, hurting him is currently the quickest and most dangerous way to piss Jon off.

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* {{Protectorate}}: Jon Snow seems to have adopted him as this within seconds of meeting. He beats up defends Sam to anyone who tries to lay a finger on the new recruit, convinces all the other boys to leave him alone, and when one refuses to go along with it, sneaks into his room in the middle of the night and threatens him with his pet direwolf. Basically, hurting him is currently one of the quickest and most dangerous way ways to piss Jon off.



* TookALevelInBadass: First introduced as a completely hopeless fighter and a coward. By Season 3, he's able to lead Gilly and her baby all the way back to the Wall on his own, killing a White Walker along the way. Graduated to full on Badass as of "The Watchers on the Wall". He chooses to fight in the battle instead of hiding with Gilly - he recognizes that he is a terrible fighter and poor shot, but he still makes himself useful by reloading crossbows for the other men on the walls. He is also able to keep calm and collected during the fight, even when his friend Pypar dies, running through arrow-fire to go for reinforcements after Ser Alliser falls. Samwell even manages to kill a charging Thenn with a crossbow headshot. By Season 5, he's able to command enough respect from his fellow brothers to make a case to elect Jon as Lord-Commander of the Night's Watch.

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* TookALevelInBadass: First First, Sam is introduced as a completely hopeless fighter and a coward. By Season 3, he's able to lead Gilly and her baby all the way back to the Wall on his own, killing a White Walker along the way. Graduated to full on Badass as of "The Watchers on the Wall". He While he recognizes his true talents are book intelligence and he is a terrible fighter, Sam still chooses to fight in the battle instead of hiding with Gilly - he recognizes that he is a terrible fighter and poor shot, but he still makes Gilly, making himself useful by reloading crossbows for the other men on who are also defending the walls. Wall and encourages those who are afraid. He is also able to keep calm and collected during the fight, even when his friend Pypar dies, running through arrow-fire to go for reinforcements after Ser Alliser falls. Samwell even manages to kill a charging Thenn with a crossbow headshot. By Season 5, he's able to command Sam commands enough respect from his fellow brothers to make a case to elect Jon as Lord-Commander of the Night's Watch.



* BrokenPedestal: He greatly looks up to Jon as an older brother, but Jon's decision to save and ally with the wildlings upsets him deeply, since it was wildlings that killed his family and everyone else in his village. Worse, Jon goes off on a mission with Tormund, the one who led the raiding party. In the end, he betrays Jon for it.
* CanonForeigner: He has no counterpart in the books. However as he becomes Jon's steward in Season 5, he is apparently taking Satin's place. Satin never betrays Jon, however.

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* BrokenPedestal: He greatly looks up to Jon as an older brother, but Jon's decision to save and ally with the wildlings upsets him deeply, since it was wildlings that killed his family and everyone else in his village. Worse, Then Jon goes off on a mission with Tormund, the one who led the raiding party.party, to save the wildlings stranded at Hardhome. In the end, he betrays Jon for it.
* CanonForeigner: He has no counterpart in the books. However However, as he becomes Jon's steward in Season 5, he is apparently taking Satin's place. Satin never betrays Jon, however.



* CoolBigBro: Though not related by blood, Jon seems to on this role for Olly, looks out for Olly, and often has a hand on his shoulder to help him out. While Jon is training Olly, Jon gives him the exact same advice that Jon's father Ned gave to his younger brother Benjen in the training yard. Grenn also takes a shine to him, promising to go hunting with him. Not that any of it stops Olly from betraying Jon.



* ForcedToWatch: His father is killed before his eyes. Styr then forces him to look at his parents bodies a second time, [[EvilGloating telling him]] that he is [[IAmAHumanitarian going to eat them]], before [[SoleSurvivor sending him]] to Castle Black as lure.

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* ForcedToWatch: His father is killed before his eyes. Styr then forces him to look at his parents parents' bodies a second time, [[EvilGloating telling him]] that he is [[IAmAHumanitarian going to eat them]], before [[SoleSurvivor sending him]] to Castle Black as lure.



* MoralityPet: Jon seems to take an instant liking to him and often has a hand over his shoulder. Grenn also takes a shine to him, promising to go hunting with him. Not that any of it stops him from betraying Jon.



* CharacterDevelopment: He starts his run in the show as TheBully to Sam and a rather arrogant jerkass, but as Jon Snow proves himself and wins him over, Grenn becomes a loyal friend and trusted comrade.

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* CharacterDevelopment: He starts his run in the show as TheBully to Sam and a rather arrogant jerkass, but as Jon Snow proves himself himself, teaching him how to fight properly, and wins him over, befriends him, Grenn becomes a [[UndyingLoyalty loyal friend friend]] and trusted comrade.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Along with Edd, Grenn had an interesting time off-screen following the mutiny at Craster's Keep. He fights the mutineers, is defeated, imprisoned and tortured, is witness to Karl's rise to leadership and his subsequent atrocities, escapes and travels through Wildling-infected harsh environment to return to Castle Black.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Along with Edd, Grenn had an interesting time off-screen following the mutiny at Craster's Keep. He fights the mutineers, is defeated, imprisoned and tortured, is witness to witnesses Karl's rise to leadership and his subsequent atrocities, atrocities. Grenn finally escapes and travels through Wildling-infected Wildling territories and harsh environment to return environments before returning to Castle Black.



* UndyingLoyalty: He's the first man to volunteer for Jon's mission to Craster's Keep, both to aid his friend and avenge Mormont.

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* UndyingLoyalty: He's the first man to volunteer for Jon's mission to Craster's Keep, both to aid his friend Jon and avenge Mormont.Lord Commander Mormont, who was killed in a mutiny.



* TheCorrupter: To Alliser Thorne. Slynt urges Thorne to consider himself a candidate for the Lordship Commander, but it clearly hadn't occurred to him before that, and he doesn't seem to keen on the idea. Slynt also gives him the idea to send Jon to Craster's Keep to kill the mutineers with too few men so they'll get rid of him.

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* TheCorrupter: To Alliser Thorne. Slynt urges Thorne to consider himself a candidate for the Lordship Commander, but it clearly hadn't occurred to him before that, and he doesn't seem to keen on the idea. Slynt also gives him the idea to send Jon to Craster's Keep to kill the mutineers Keep, in hope Jon will die while dealing with too few men so they'll get rid of him.the mutineers.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Slynt is filled with indignant fury when people don't respect him. He's outraged when Tyrion accuses him of lacking honor and again when Jon Snow tells him he must not have been good at his previous job as Commander of the City Watch. The trouble is, Slynt expects respect without doing a single thing to earn it. This crops back up in Season 5; his defiance of Jon's orders stems both from not wanting to take commands from him and his belief that his given assignment doesn't seem worthy of him. It was actually not a terrible fate; he was given command of his own castle (a ruin, but still) and charged with the important task of getting it ship-shape. It was probably a better assignment than Janos deserved, considering his desertion during the Battle of the Wall. Slynt still thinks he deserves more.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Slynt is filled with indignant fury when people don't respect him. He's outraged when Tyrion accuses him of lacking honor honor, revealing Slynt's betrayal of Ned Stark, and again when Jon Snow tells him he must not have been good at his previous job as Commander of the City Watch. The trouble is, Slynt expects respect without doing a single thing to earn it. This crops back up in Season 5; his 5 when Jon is elected Lord Commander. Slynt's defiance of Jon's orders stems both from not wanting to take commands from him and his belief that his given that the assignment he has been given doesn't seem worthy of him. It was actually not a terrible fate; he fine assignment -- Slynt was given command of his own castle (a ruin, but still) and charged with the important task of rebuilding it and getting it ship-shape. It was probably a better assignment than Janos deserved, considering his desertion during the Battle of the Wall. Slynt still thinks he deserves more.



* JustFollowingOrders: His reason for carrying out the purge of Robert's bastards.
* KarmicDeath: He tries to be insubordinate to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He ends up beheaded by Jon Snow, a bastard, like the children he slayed on Joffrey's orders, and the son of the man who Slynt betrayed. Like Jon's father, Slynt gets his head lopped off with a blade made of Valyrian steel.

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* JustFollowingOrders: His reason for carrying out the purge of Robert's bastards.
bastard children.
* KarmicDeath: He tries to be insubordinate to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He ends up beheaded by Jon Snow, a bastard, an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate child]] -- like the illegitimate children he Slynt slayed on Joffrey's orders, orders -- and Jon is also the son of the man who Slynt betrayed. Like Jon's father, Slynt gets his head lopped off with a blade made of Valyrian steel.



** Subverted with Jon Snow. While he attempted to send him to Greyguard to keep him out of the way, Janos was being given command of a castle and entrusted with the important task of restoring it to fighting condition.

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** Subverted with Jon Snow. While he attempted to send him to Greyguard to keep him out of the way, way and prevent him from scheming, Janos was being given command of a castle and entrusted with the important task of restoring it to fighting condition.



** He does this again in Season 5, when he is insubordinate to now-Lord Commander Jon Snow, who sentences him to death. As Janos is dragged away he shouts about how his powerful friends in King's Landing won't stand for this. Apparently he was still unaware that Tywin is dead and that the Lannisters never liked him to begin with and have probably forgotten that he exists by now.

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** He does this again in Season 5, when he is insubordinate to now-Lord the new Lord Commander Jon Snow, who sentences him Snow and is sentenced to death. As Janos is dragged away away, he shouts about how his powerful friends in King's Landing won't stand for this. Apparently he was Apparently, Janos is still unaware that Tywin is dead and that the Lannisters never liked him to begin with and have with, having probably forgotten that he Janos exists by now.



* TheBully: Against Samwell. It takes Jon's threats (as well as Ghost's intervention) to get him to lay off Sam. When Jon is with the Wildlings, he's back on bully mode. It takes Mormont's threat to get him to lay off again.

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* TheBully: Against Samwell. It takes Jon's threats (as well as Ghost's intervention) to get him to lay off Sam. When Jon is with the Wildlings, he's back on in bully mode. It takes Mormont's threat to get him to lay off again.



* EarlyBirdCameo: He is among the rapists taken by Benjen to the Wall when Jon joins.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: He is among the rapists taken by First Ranger Benjen Stark to the Wall when Jon joins.



* ThanatosGambit: He probably had an inkling he would not be treated well by his wildling captors knowing his reputation, so he engineered a [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Watch-Brother]], also serving to help sell Jon Snow's fake defection.

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* ThanatosGambit: He probably had an inkling he would not be treated well by his wildling captors knowing his reputation, so he engineered a [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Watch-Brother]], also serving to help sell Jon Snow's [[FakeDefetor fake defection.defection]].



* ForgottenFallenFriend: His disappearance is noted by the Watch but he's little missed compared to Benjen Stark whose disappearance was the first sign that something weird was going on. Years later, he's remembered by, of all people, Sansa Stark who reminds Lord Yohn Royce of meeting them when he escorted Waymar to the Wall.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Surprisingly, and definitiely not setting the tone for the rest of the series (especially when his comrade is gorily beheaded a moment later), the scene cuts away when Waymar turns around and is slain.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: His disappearance is noted by the Watch but he's little missed compared to Benjen Stark whose disappearance was the first sign that something weird was going on. Years later, he's remembered by, by -- of all people, people -- Sansa Stark Stark, who reminds Lord Yohn Royce of meeting them when he had escorted Waymar to the Wall.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Surprisingly, and definitiely definitely not setting the tone for the rest of the series (especially when his comrade is gorily beheaded a moment later), the scene cuts away when Waymar turns around and is slain.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: More or less, along with him being a knight, how he was able to command a ranging party. His father, Lord Yohn Royce, is a High Lord of the Vale. As fully stated in the books, Mormont was initially reluctant to give Waymar such an important task, but given who he was related to, he thus gave him the chance.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: More or less, along with him being a knight, how he was able to command a ranging party. His father, Lord Yohn Royce, is a High Lord of the Vale. As fully stated in the books, Mormont was initially reluctant to give Waymar such an important task, but given who he was related to, he thus Mormont gave him the chance.



* DemotedToExtra: He has a bigger role in the books - with actual lines - and even a HeroicSacrifice moment.

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* DemotedToExtra: He has a bigger role in the books - -- with actual lines - -- and even a HeroicSacrifice moment.



* YouKilledMyFather: Relates to Arya a story of how a man named Willem killed his brother, and how he nursed a desire for vengeance for so long that he'd recite the man's name every night before going to bed. When he finally killed Willem, he ended up burying an axe into his skull so deeply that it was unable to be removed.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Relates to Tells Arya a story of about how a man named Willem killed his brother, and how he nursed a the desire for vengeance for so long long, that he'd recite the man's name every night before going to bed. When he finally killed kill Willem, he ended up burying an axe into his skull so deeply that it was unable to be removed.
9th Apr '17 9:00:15 AM kuchiki222
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* TheOtherDarrin: An odd inversion. Fortune played a Night's Watch member in Season 1 who had speaking lines - prominent enough that he's the one who performed the swearing-in ceremony for Jon and Sam. His name was never stated in actual dialogue, and he was never ''formally'' credited, but the actor was told he was playing Bowen Marsh - the First Steward. Based on his actions in Season 1 he also ''seemed'' to be taking Marsh's role from the books. He didn't appear again in Seasons 2 or 3 because some Night's Watch members stayed behind at the Wall. In Season 4, however, Fortune returned...and was now stated to be playing First Builder Othell Yarwyck. The show even made it a point to prominently introduce him by name - in "Mockingbird", Thorne turns to him and formally asks "First Builder Yarwyck" what he thinks about the situation. So while it ''is'' a retcon of sorts, in-universe it was never definitively established that Fortune was playing Bowen Marsh -- we're now left to understand that Fortune was actually playing Othell Yarwyck the whole time, even in Season 1. This is probably because a different actor has been cast to play Bowen Marsh in Season 5.
29th Mar '17 5:49:06 AM TywinIsGod
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* BadassInCharge: Leads the defense against the wildings during 'Watchers on the Wall' and he's a most capable commander and warrior who kills at least half a dozen Wildlings at the Battle of Castle Black, and despite being bested, he gives the nigh-unstoppable Tormund Giantsbane a very worthy opponent. You don't become First Ranger by being a wuss.

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* BadassInCharge: Leads the defense against the wildings during 'Watchers on the Wall' and he's a most capable commander and warrior who kills at least half a dozen Wildlings at the Battle of Castle Black, and despite being bested, he gives the nigh-unstoppable Tormund Giantsbane a very worthy opponent. You don't become First Ranger a Master-At-Arms by being a wuss.
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