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!!!Hedge Knights and Sellswords

[[folder: Ser Bronn of the Blackwater]]
!!Ser Bronn of the Blackwater
-->''"I sell my sword, I don't give it away. I'm not your bloody brother."''

A skilled mercenary and canny opportunist who first entered the series as a thug hired by Catelyn Stark to arrest Tyrion and take him to his execution. Bronn soon swaps loyalties and becomes Tyrion's paid enforcer and assassin for the first three books of the series; once his star rises even higher, he leaves Tyrion behind. Five books in (out of seven), Bronn is thus far the only character other than Littlefinger to end each book in a better position than he started.
* AscendedExtra: Comes out of the woodwork during the first book.
* [[AffablyEvil Affably Amoral]]: He may be [[PunchClockVillain on the clock]], but that's no reason to be unreasonable or abrasive unless he's being paid to be exactly that. Decent work ethic, sense of humor and social skills, that man.
* BadAss: His sword is not just decoration and his armor is utilitarian rather than flashy for a reason.
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Invoked and rather well subverted. Bronn will happily crack jokes, make observations, drink with and get into the head of the boss and his co-workers, at the very least. However, there's always a wall beyond which he just won't go, and that's made plain. It's just that we have yet to see anything much of what's on the other side, as we've only ''ever'' seen his work face, even when he seems to be boozing it up. Lollys might be a hint to something else. Or not.
* [[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes of Amorality]]: Bronn's eyes are jet black, and he's one of the most ruthlessly amoral characters around, a fact that the series constantly calls attention to.
* CombatPragmatist: Bronn fights completely without chivalry, often gaining the advantage on knights who expect him to fight in the style of jousts and melees. Oh, and he ''will'' use anything as weapons. Including the armor and horse you brought with you.
* ConsummateProfessional: He'll do anything within his capabilities as long as the price is enough to offset the difficulty and/or social stigma.
* CrazyPrepared: Tyrion comes across him watching some knights practicing their swordwork, so he can pick out flaws in case he ever has to fight them in future.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can give as good as he gets... from Tyrion or anybody else. Now, that says something.
* TheDragon: To Tyrion.
* {{Foil}}: Compare and contrast with Shae. [[spoiler: Where she pretended to something that wasn't there in a bid to emotionally manipulate and deceive to get her ends, he was always upfront about what he was after and why. Which got more admiration from Tyrion, eh?]]
* HiddenDepths: Bronn takes this trope and plays hard with it. He's not simply the low-born, hired thug in serviceable armor he looks like at first blush, being very StreetSmart, GenreSavvy about what kind of world he's in and capable of CuttingTheKnot to solve problems to the point where holding the SmartBall doesn't look out of place when he gets it, as, for all he's no bookworm, he's not thick. Yet, he is also ''exactly'' the kind of man he tells you he is.
* [[HiredGuns Hired Swords]]: And, makes no bones about it. Ever.
* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: This is practically his second mantra -- after all, a sellsword who doesn't live up to his word doesn't generally live for very long. Expect it to come with flavors of BrutalHonesty and a complimentary side of sardonic wit.
* HyperAwareness: He goes out of his way to cultivate this by drinking in details about other people he might end up fighting against ahead of time. Even when thrown into a surprise fight, he ''very'' quickly adapts his tactics to account for the environment the fight occurs in and what his opponent is bringing to bear. He's also quite the dab hand at picking up on the general atmosphere and politics around him, so even a "surprise" fight is unlikely to be a total surprise for him.
* IronicEcho: In ''A Clash Of Kings,'' Tyrion, having been asked to attend dinner with Lady Tanda who hopes to wed her daughter Lollys to the dwarf, sardonically asks Bronn to attend in his stead and wed Lollys himself. Guess what happens in the next book.
* ItsAllAboutMe: So subverted, you can hear it squeak. Yes, he prioritizes himself, his position and his job above other considerations. This doesn't mean he forgets that others are part of the equation (after all, to get ahead, you need to keep an eye on your boss and potential future employment options, as well as keeping tabs on the competition). He also seems to be under no grand delusions as to his relative position in Westerosi society, even while he busily sets about climbing the ladder and proving himself to have worth beyond his original label.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: When he first meets Tyrion and enters his service, he tells him up front that he's only in it for the money and that he's not his friend. Since Tyrion comes from a filthy rich family and is willing to meet any price Bronn may be offered, their relationship gets along swimmingly until Tyrion's trial by combat for [[spoiler:King Joffrey's assassination]]. Tyrion turns to his trusty right hand man, the man he elevated from a lowly sellsword, surely grateful for all Tyrion has done for him, and asks him to represent him in battle against Ser Gregor. Bronn, flush with a knighthood thanks to Lord Tywin and a noble title thanks to Cersei's bumbling maneuvering, turns him down, subverting ThePowerOfFriendship by doing exactly what he said he'd do when he and Tyrion first met: Serve him until he got a better offer. Tyrion, despite being in a very dire situation, doesn't hold it against Bronn at all.
-->'''Tyrion:''' Sorry for what? That Bronn's an insolent, black-hearted rogue? I knew he was an insolent, black-hearted rogue. That was one of the things I liked about him.
* {{Knighting}}: He is knighted after the Battle of the Blackwater for his command and defense of the winch tower that pulled the chain across the bay, cutting off the escape of King Stannis Baratheon's fleet. He takes the name Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, and his sigil is a fiery green chain on a field of smokey grey.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Implied to have sabotaged Lady Tanda's stirrup; she broke her hip on falling off her horse, and later died of 'natural causes', allowing Bronn to become Lord Protector of Stokeworth. Cersei encourages another member of the family to make Bronn die of a HuntingAccident -- he decides to [[HonorBeforeReason joust Bronn instead]], thinking a sellsword won't be experienced with the lance. Bronn sends his lance [[CombatPragmatist into the knight's horse]] and finishes off the poor idiot as he's pinned beneath the dead horse.
* MealTicket: Tyrion was very much this for him (particularly as working for him got Bronn away from a life on the road and paid a regular income afterwards), alongside anything else he got out of the relationship. He also marries arguably the worst marriage prospect in King's Landing just for her title and lands as soon as his fighting skills get him enough recognition and clout to do so. Strangely for poor Lollys, this could be one the better things to happen to her, as he has a vested interest in keeping her and her son healthy for the foreseeable future. Her other relatives, however, not-so-much.
* MeaningfulName: He was Tyrion's "brawn" but is smarter than people think.
* MysteriousPast: The only thing known about his past is that he killed for the first time before being twelve.
* NothingPersonal: He might fight and kill you, or turn around and leave you, but... this trope is in full effect. He's just doing his job or living up to his word. Even when it might be a little personal on the other person's end, he only really directly reacts to others trying to kill him, nothing more. This includes pre-emptively cutting them off at the pass (it doesn't take a genius to work out how Lolly's extended family would most likely react to his marrying her). If you start it, you'd better be prepared for how it'll finish, that's all.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: May as well be his personal motto, as he trots the sentiment out enough times.
* OpportunisticBastard: Bronn intends to rise in the world anyway he can, and attaches himself to anybody who can do that for him. Starting out as a simple sellsword, he first latches onto Catelyn Stark's revenue transporting Tyrion Lannister to the Vale, for the possibility of a reward. He then proceeds to quickly switch sides from Catelyn to Tyrion, championing him in a [[DuelToTheDeath Trial by Combat]], thus becoming the right-hand man of one of the richest and most powerful men in the Seven Kingdoms. He stays on for a while, accumulating riches, titles and a knighthood, before eventually refusing Tyrion's request to [[spoiler:champion him again in the trial over Joffrey's murder]] because Cersei Lannister offered him a marriage into a powerful noble house with no risk to himself. Seizing any opportunity that came his way, Bronn went from an ordinary mercenary all the way to the Lord Protector of House Stokeworth.
* PetTheDog: Towards Lollys Stokeworth. There's partially the stuff he has to gain, but he has genuinely kind moments towards her. He's also protective of her son.
** There's also the fact that he names his son Tyrion (possibly a sign of respect for his former boss), despite the huge political ramifications that would come from it. Albeit, given the child is a ChildByRape (not Bronn's), it's also probable there's an element of BlackHumor.
* PunchClockVillain: Pretty much completely amoral but with money being his only concern he's still much better than the psychopaths employed by some characters.
** Heck, he's not picky: he'll play PunchClockHero if that's what the boss wants. It's basically what he did at Blackwater. Either way: as long as he gets paid.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Is one. Of the ConsummateProfessional kind.
* ProfessionalKiller: And a very good one.
* RefugeInAudacity: At a time when it would be political suicide to do so, the newly ennobled Bronn names his son Tyrion. And gets away with it.
** Whether you read this as acknowledging where he got his major leg-up from, a sign that he really did like Tyrion despite business being business, or just him trolling Cersei for underappreciating him (heck: this lone reason would not be something Tyrion would actually ''complain'' about, either -- and, Bronn would damn well know it) is very much up for debate.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Mostly abandons Tyrion after the Battle of the Blackwater, due to gaining a knighthood, a keep and a noble wife while his ex-boss was out for the count.
** He does give Tyrion a chance to make good on his offer to double the price of anyone trying to buy Bronn out from under him. Unfortunately, Tyrion doesn't have two wives or two castles handy at the time.
* SelfMadeMan: And, awesomely so. See RefugeInAudacity and MealTicket.
* TheSociopath: For all his affable banter and ability to get on with most people you drop him near, Bronn is very likely one of these. He's [[MoralSociopathy found a way to make it pay]], though, and fully explains the code he has. But, it's hard to argue that he [[LackOfEmpathy feels much beyond "getting on" with others]], even if he can obviously see their viewpoint and where the lines are -- and, even seems to have a somewhat soft spot for those unjustifiably disadvantaged by others (won't stop him prioritizing his position, though). His code involves doing the job (whatever it might entail, including killing people he knows from previous jobs) and getting paid and/or advancing without getting killed while maintaining a good enough reputation to get hired again elsewhere: everything else is peripheral, however enjoyable it might be at the time. If you can't meet his price and/or a better one comes along, well... that's goodbye. NothingPersonal. Number One is always first and foremost.
* WildCard: Bronn has many of the features of one. And, when he's on your side, the chances of your success do, in fact, go up simply because he's a damn fine sellsword. But, that's the rub: no pay, no way, good day.
* WouldHurtAChild: Tyrion, somewhat disgusted after learning a member of the goldcloaks killed [[spoiler:one of Robert's infant bastards]], asks Bronn if he would kill a baby without question. Bronn firmly replies that he would ''not''; he'd make sure to negotiate a good price for it first.

[[folder: Ser Creighton Longbough]]
!!Ser Creighton Longbough
-->''"I have the honour to be Ser Creighton, of whom the singers sing … you will have heard of my deeds on the Blackwater, mayhaps."''

A hedge knight who travels with Ser Illifer the Penniless. He encounters Brienne of Tarth during her search for Sansa Stark. His coat of arms is a green field with a brown chief.
* KnightErrant: It's not much of a pension plan, but it's the result of years being in the game and the vagaries of life.
* MilesGloriosus: He is quite happy to tell you about how he slew Ser Herbert Bolling and fought valiantly against the "Knight of the Red Chicken" at the Battle of the Blackwater, but never provides actual proof of his deeds.
* NiceGuy: Despite his boasting, he is a rather pleasant individual.
* SmallNameBigEgo: PlayedForLaughs.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ser Illifer. They're of an age and know each other well. It shows.

[[folder: Ser Illifer the Penniless]]
!!Ser Illifer the Penniless

A hedge knight who travels with Ser Creighton Longbough. His coat-of-arms is a gold and ermine gyronny pattern.
* KnightErrant: His name says it all as to his reasons.
* OldSoldier: He is around 60 years old.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ser Creighton. And, their dynamic suggests they've been this way for a while.

[[folder: Ser Shadrich of the Shady Glen]]
!!Ser Shadrich of the Shady Glen
-->''"Your common mouse will run from blood and battle. The mad mouse seeks them out."''

A hedge knight who fought for Stannis Baratheon at the Battle of the Blackwater but was captured. He ruined himself financially to buy his freedom, and is seeking to restore his fortune by finding Sansa Stark and bringing her back to King's Landing. His coat of arms is a large white mouse with red eyes on a bendy brown and blue pattern.
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Sword Fighting Guy]]: Brienne of Tarth notes that he has "the sort of easy arrogance that comes with skill at arms".
* BountyHunter: Straightforward case.
* ChekhovsGunman: Reappears at the end of ''A Feast For Crows'' in Littlefinger's employ, briefly meeting Sansa herself. Time will tell if he's cottoned on to who she is.
* [[HiredGuns Hired Swords]]: For Littlefinger, along with Ser Byron "the Beautiful" and Ser Morgarth "the Merry".
* InSeriesNickname: "The Mad Mouse".
* {{Jerkass}}: He could use a few lessons in charm school, yes.
* SherlockScan: Immediately sees through Brienne's admittedly flimsy cover story and knows exactly who she is and what she's doing.

!!!Hedge Knights and Sellswords - Historical

[[folder: Ser Perkin the Flea]]
!!Ser Perkin the Flea

A hedge knight living in King's Landing during the Dance of the Dragons. He attempted to install his squire Trystane Truefyre as king when Rhaenyra fled King's Landing.
* {{Knighting}}: He would knight anyone who swore their service to Trystane.

[[folder: Ser Trystane Truefyre]]
!!Ser Trystane Truefyre

The squire of Ser Perkin the Flea, he was briefly installed as king in the Red Keep in chaos following Rhaenyra fleeing King's Landing. Ser Perkin claimed Trystane was the natural son of King Viserys I.
* CharacterDeath: He was put to death by Aegon II when he retook King's Landing.
* {{Knighting}}: Before being put to death, he had one request: to be knighted. Aegon II granted this request before executing Trystane.
* MyNaymeIs


[[folder: Shae]]
-->''"My mother called me Shae. Men call me...often."''

A beautiful prostitute that Bronn finds for Tyrion [[PreClimaxClimax before the Battle of the Green Fork]]. He ends up taking her to King's Landing despite the express command of his father; unfortunately this means Tyrion has to conceal her existence from his enemies.
* AbusiveParents: Was molested by her own father.
* AffectionateNickname: Shae enjoys calling Tyrion her "Giant of Lannister". [[spoiler:She later humiliates Tyrion at his trial by claiming he insisted on being called by this name. The next time she calls Tyrion this, he strangles her to death.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: [[spoiler:Tyrion to Cersei to Tywin.]]
* CampFollower: How Tyrion originally meets her; she's a prostitute with the Lannister army in the Riverlands.
* [[spoiler:CharacterDeath: Tyrion strangles Shae after finding her in his father's bed.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Daario Naharis. They are both the lovers of two of the most influencing people in the books (Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen), both against their lovers' better judgement. Both Tyrion and Daenerys admit that they are better off without them, but still keep them close out of lust.
* GirlNextDoor: Isn't one in her mannerisms, but Tyrion finds it appealing that she looks like one.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:When Bronn sells out to Cersei for a kick up the social ladder, Tyrion accepts it with cynical resignation. When Shae gives testimony at his trial, Tyrion is driven to fury.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: She has no real reason to [[spoiler:be loyal to Tyrion. While lying at the trial was a dick move he had at that point taken back most of her payment and appeared doomed regardless, requiring her to seek a new sponsor. And when the Queen Regent tells you to do something, it's usually a smart thing to do it.]]
** For all she knew [[spoiler:Tyrion and Sansa ''did'' conspire to assassinate Joffrey, leaving her in the air with nothing to grasp; due to this, she returned to her trade, a trade that brought her to Kings Landing to court the most powerful men available.]]
* LadyMacbeth: Can't understand why Tyrion doesn't just kill the sister he hates. [[spoiler:This is ironic given the script Cersei gives her for Tyrion's trial, in which he's plotting to kill ''all'' his relatives and make himself King.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: Molested by her father.
* SecondLove: Shae is Tyrion's ReplacementGoldfish for Tysha, or what he believes anyway, [[spoiler:it turns out that he was wrong about Tysha and that she was not a prostitute while Shae definitely is]].
* SecretRelationship: Tywin forbids that Tyrion take Shae to court, when Tyrion has to serve as Hand of the King. Tyrion takes her anyway.
* SculleryMaid: Is not impressed when Tyrion suggests this as her cover, as she'd run away to become a whore to avoid it.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Things might have turned out better if Tyrion had just obeyed his father this once...
* SpotTheThread: Isn't fooled by Varys' disguise; she indicates prostitutes need to be able to recognize a man regardless of how he's disguised if they're to survive.
* SurpriseWitness: The final witness at Tyrion's trial, [[spoiler:she claims that Sansa and Tyrion conspired to kill Joffrey and seize power after killing the rest of Cersei's children too.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:At Tyrion's trial she pretends he had her fiancé killed then took her as a SexSlave in order to gain the court's sympathy]].

[[folder: Chataya]]

A woman from the Summer Islands who owns one of the more popular whorehouses in King's Landing.
* OnlyOneName
* MissKitty: Although, she'd argue not in the way most expect the trope. People in the Seven Kingdoms might consider her lifelong profession a soiled one, yet she sees it as exactly that: a calling to a profession. She is of the Summer Islands, and they have a [[ValuesDissonance completely different take on sexual matters]]. Doesn't stop everybody else seeing her as this trope, though. Still a looker. And, a remarkably good business woman under difficult conditions.

[[folder: Alayaya]]

Chataya's daughter and one of the most popular prostitutes at her whorehouse.
* DistressedDamsel: Cersei imprisons her, believing that she is Tyrion's pet whore. She hopes doing so will help bend Tyrion to her will, but it only infuriates him, both for the attempt to manipulate him and the fact that his actions put Alayaya in danger, since she had been helping him to meet his actual mistress in secret. She is eventually freed, but Tywin has her whipped before being let go, [[CoveredInScars permanently scarring her back]].
* ForeignFanService: In-universe.
* HighClassCallGirl: Very classy in many senses of the word, very professional even under extreme duress... and very, very expensive. Naturally, she is this.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: She quite happily assists Tyrion in meeting with Shae by pretending to be his favorite prostitute that he visits frequently, but he is really using a secret tunnel in her room to reach Shae's manse.
* NeverLearnedToRead: A fact she is trying to correct, using the time she is supposedly spending with Tyrion learning how to read.
* OnlyOneName
* PlatonicProstitution: Her arrangement with Tyrion.


[[folder: The Shepherd]]
!!The Shepherd

A one-handed unknown man who preached during the Dance of the Dragons that dragons were demons who would bring doom to King's Landing and rallied the common folk of King's Landing into storming the Dragonpit.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: His true name is lost to history.
* KnightTemplar
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He seemed to be a religious agitator employed by the Faith of the Seven; this is suggested by one of the dragon-slayers' behavior while striking the dragon, which he did seven times while reciting each of the Seven's names.]]
* OneThingLedToAnother: A non-sexual example. The people he roused against Rhaenyra Targaryen were just common folk armed with whatever they had in their hands at the time; [[spoiler:the men that stormed the Dragonpit knew how to kill dragons (aim to the eyes), wore armor and were surprisingly well armed.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: His origins are completely unknown, with some speculating he was a poor begger, and others suggesting he was a member of the Poor Fellows.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is unknown, but he may have died in the Storming of the Dragonpit.

[[folder: Tobho Mott]]
!!Tobho Mott

A master armorer in King's Landing from Qohor. He is the master of Gendry and is able to forge weapons of Valyrian steel.
* TheAce: He is acknowledged as the best smith in King's Landing.
* TheBlacksmith
* TheMentor: To Gendry.
* SecretKeeper: He knows Gendry is one of King Robert's bastards, and does his best to protect him and hide his identity.
* UltimateBlacksmith: One of the few master blacksmiths in the world who can craft Valyrian steel weapons. Tywin Lannister has him repurpose "Ice", the Stark family greatsword into two Lannister longswords - ''Widow's Wail'' and ''Oathkeeper''.

[[folder: Hot Pie]]
!!Hot Pie
-->''"I truly didn't kick no one to death, Arry. I just sold my Mommy's pies."''

Hot Pie is an orphan baker's boy of King's Landing, collected by Yoren and bound for the Wall with Arya Stark. He is described as plump with straw-colored hair.
* LovableCoward
* MilesGloriosus
* PutOnABus: Becomes a baker's apprentice at some inn.

[[folder: Lommy]]
!!Lommy Greenhands
-->''"If they come back, I say we yield."''

Lommy Greenhands was a tanner's apprentice turned thief recruited for the Night’s Watch in King’s Landing.
* DirtyCoward
* JerkAss
* TheLoad: Why he is killed.

[[folder: Pia]]
->''"Pia was often seeing things in the buttery. Usually they were men."''
-->'''--Arya's narration'''

Pia was a servant at Harrenhal before joining Jaime Lannister's party in ''A Feast For Crows''.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: A tragic example. Pia has had a crush on Jaime Lannister since girlhood when she saw him knighted at Harrenhal, and even used this to cope with being raped. He lets her down gently, and feels terrible about it.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Gregor Clegane punched her in the face, breaking her nose and half her teeth.
* BreakTheCutie: She was abused and raped by the soldiers in Tywin's army while he occupied Harrenhal. Later, Roose Bolton puts her in the dungeons for any man to use.
** BrokenBird: The result, after she's released.
* CharacterTics: Covering her mouth with her hand when she speaks, to hide her ruined teeth.
* TheChick: Of Jaime's group.
* TheDitz: Sweet, but not very bright.
* EthicalSlut: What she apparently used to be until CrapsackWorld reality kicked in. Still has some shades of this, giving the squire who has a crush on her the time of the day.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: She admits that when the soldiers were raping her, she would try to pretend they were Jaime Lannister.
* MoralityPet: One of the people taken under Jaime's wings since he's started improving his morals, and definitely the one who owes him the most.
* NiceGirl
* ReallyGetsAround: Sometimes consensually, sometimes not.
* SlutShaming: Bonifer Hasty more or less kicks her out of Harrenhal because he thinks she'll corrupt his men. Averted with Jaime, who not only is kind to her, but also tells Peck to treat her the way he would treat his wife.
* SurprisePregnancy: Inverted. Everyone is surprised that she ''didn't'' get pregnant considering she "spread her legs for half of [Tywin's] army". Jaime concludes that she must be barren [[ShipperOnDeck and encourages Peck to get together with her]], since he's unlikely to sire a bastard on her.
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Jaime describes her as a five year old girl in a woman's body.

[[folder: Tysha]]
--> "[[TrueLoveIsExceptional I love you, Tyrion.]] I love your lips. I love your voice, and the words you say to me, and [[{{Irony}} how you treat me gentle]]..."

A crofter's daughter in the Westerlands, Tysha became the first wife of Tyrion Lannister. Their marriage lasted for a fortnight and was genuinely happy until Tywin Lannister found out forcing him to annul it with extreme prejudice. Her memory haunts Tyrion years and years later.
* BreakTheCutie
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Jaime Lannister is ordered by Tywin to tell Tyrion that Tysha was a prostitute that he had set up as Tyrion's first time, only to annul the marriage and order her gang rape and have Tyrion to participate in it. The revelation of the truth makes Tyrion furious, needless to say]].
* TheGhost: She isn't seen on screen and as per Tywin, is implied to still be alive somewhere.
* HappilyMarried: For a fortnight, Tyrion and Tysha were genuinely happy living in a cottage. Even when Tyrion believed that she was a whore this was the happiest he had ever been, [[spoiler:the revelation that she was not a prostitute, made them even more bitter]].
* InnocentBlueEyes
* {{Leitmotif}}: The song she sang for Tyrion
--> "I loved a maid as far as summer/with sunlight in her hair".
* TheLostLenore: For Tyrion, especially after [[spoiler:learning that she truly loved him]].
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: In a roundabout way, but Tywin fearing that a relationship between his son and Tysha would sully the Lannister name forces [[spoiler:Jaime to lie about her and discrediting her to Tyrion. Years later, when Tyrion, accused of regicide is freed by Jaime, the latter tells him the truth driving Tyrion to fury. He then confronts Tywin and upon hearing him confirm the truth, he murders him, the Hand of the King, plunging Westeros into instability after a terrible war, all for an innocent girl whose [[DeliberateValuesDissonance treatment]] few in the seven kingdoms would bat an eye against]].
* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:In Tywin's eyes the only reason any girl would want to marry Tyrion was for his gold so to him all common born girls are whores, but he went the extra distance and had Jaime give a FalseConfession to slander Tysha before his son's eyes.]]
* NiceGirl
* RapeAsBackstory: One of the most cruel examples. Upon learning that his son, a Lannister, a scion of the richest family in Westeros, married a crofter's daughter, Tywin had his household guard gang-rape her and then forced Tyrion to rape her as well.
* RescueRomance: Though technically it was Jaime who saved her.
* UnkemptBeauty
* WalkingTheEarth: Tywin cruelly taunts Tyrion about this, noting that she's gone "Wherever whores go" and that Tyrion will likely never find her. [[spoiler:Tyrion kills his father for this]].

!!!Outlaws and Rebels

[[folder: Harren the Red]]
!!Harren the Red

Claiming to be the grandson of Harren the Black, Harren the Red troubled the reign of King Aenys I when he and his men entered Harrenhal and killed Lord Gargon Qoherys. His band was later put down by Hand of the King Lord Alyn Stokeworth.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: He claimed the titles Lord of Harrenhal and King of the Rivers, but he was little more than a common bandit.
* {{Badass}}: He managed to cause significant trouble for Aenys, killing the entire garrison of Harrenhal and raiding throughout the Riverlands and Crownlands. Harren even managed to kill Lord Alyn Stokeworth, but was killed in turn by Lord Alyn's squire.
* {{Outlaw}}: Never truly started a rebellion against the Iron Throne, as most of his attacks were simple bandit raids.

[[folder: The Vulture King]]
!!The Vulture King

A Dornishman, the Vulture King raised an army of thirty thousand commoners in revolt against King Aenys I. He was hunted down and killed by Lord Orys Baratheon and the Marcher Lords in a campaign known as the Vulture Hunt.
* {{Badass}}: He won many victories early in his revolt, making it seem as if the Targaryen dynasty was threatened under only its second monarch.
* LetsSplitUpGang: At its peak, his army had thirty-thousand men. He then made the mistake of splitting it up, knowing that he lacked the supplies to keep such a large army running and hoping that each group would be able to find supplies and keep the battle going. Instead, each group was taken out individually and the Vulture King was hunted down and killed.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His true name is unknown.
* RebelLeader: Unlike Harren the Red, the Vulture King did try to start a revolution against the Targaryens.


On the islands of Dragonstone and Driftmark, the Targaryens and Valeryons practice [[DroitDuSeigneur the right of first night]], resulting in bastard children with the potential to be [[DragonRider dragon riders]]. Such children are revered on the island, and they played a huge role in the [[CivilWar Dance of the Dragons]].

[[folder: Hugh Hammer]]
!!Hugh Hammer

A blacksmith's bastard on Dragonstone during the time of the Dance of the Dragons.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His downfall began when he crowned himself king.
* TheBigGuy[=/=]TheBrute: Hugh was tall and huge, with hands strong enough to twist steel bars.
* BloodKnight: He wasn't a really a knight, but he loved battle.
* CharacterDeath: Hugh was betrayed and slain by Ser Jon Roxton during the Second Battle of Tumbleton, when Hugh crowned himself king and tried to kill Prince Daeron Targaryen.
* DragonRider: He rode Vermithor, who once belong to King Jaehaerys I.
* DropTheHammer
* HeroicBastard[=/=]BastardBastard: At first it could be argued either way, but after betraying Queen Rhaenyra, he's definitely the latter.
* InSeriesNickname: Hard Hugh. He's also one of The Betrayers.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ulf the White.
* {{Turncoat}}: He initially fought for the blacks, but turned to the greens when he and Ulf the White started the First Battle of Tumbleton. Together, he and Ulf the White are known as The Betrayers.

[[folder: Ser Ulf the White]]
!!Ser Ulf the White
A man-at-arms on Dragonstone during the time of the Dance of the Dragons.
* TheAlcoholic
* AmbitionIsEvil: He was offered the position of Lord of Bitterbridge, but he refused to accept any castle worth less than Highgarden.
* CharacterDeath: He died from poisoned wine.
* DragonRider: He rode Silverwing, who once belonged to Queen Alysanne.
* FatalFlaw: His vices, specifically his drinking.
* TheHedonist: He had the thing for wine and whores.
* HeroicBastard[=/=]BastardBastard: At first it could be argued either way, but after betraying Queen Rhaenyra, he's definitely the latter.
* InSeriesNickname: Ulf the White, Ulf the Sot, or one of The Betrayers.
* {{Knighting}}: He was knighted by Queen Rhaenyra herself for his role in the Battle of the Gullet.
* NeverLearnedToRead
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: He spent the Second Battle of Tumbleton asleep in a tavern.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hugh Hammer
* {{Turncoat}}: He initially fought for the blacks, but turned to the greens when he and Hugh Hammer started the First Battle of Tumbleton. Together, he and Hugh Hammer are known as The Betrayers.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He was known for his white hair, hence his nickname, and his vices.

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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseVelaryon House Velaryon]] page

[[folder: Nettles]]
!!Nettles aka "Netty"

A common girl who accepts the call for dragonriders during the CivilWar between King Aegon II and Queen Rhaenyra. She's able to tame a feral dragon nicknamed Sheepstealer, rides it against an invading Tyroshi fleet, and later teams up with Prince Daemon in his search for Prince Aemond Targaryen and his dragon Vhagar.
* ActionGirl: Rode her dragon in the Battle of the Gullet.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She was dark-skinned, brown-eyed, and black-haired, and though she lived on Dragonstone, her origins are otherwise unknown.
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: The chronicles make no mention of how Daemon and Nettles spent their last night together, although the general assumption is that they were lovers.
* DragonRider: Of Sheepstealer.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: She was born a simple peasant girl. Taming a dragon expanded her career opportunities quite drastically.
* GuileHeroine: She tames a ''[[Awesome/ASongOfIceAndFire feral, adult dragon!]]'' Everyone else who tried that did it by [[WhatAnIdiot marching into the dragon's lair]] and trying to ''force'' it to obey them. ([[SarcasmMode Spoiler alert]]: they died horribly.) But Nettles is too smart for that -- she gets a [[YourFavorite butchered sheep and takes it to the dragon]], every day, until it recognizes her and trusts her. That's it. Simple ''logic'' elevates this [[TwoferTokenMinority bastard peasant girl]] to a DragonRider and major player in the war.
* HeroicBastard: One of the "dragonseeds" who accepted the challenge of taming a dragon, though it's not known if she does actually have Targaryen blood in her.
* InSeriesNickname: "Netty;" an affectionate nickname given to her by Daemon.
* IntergenerationalFriendship[=/=]MayDecemberRomance: Daemon is in his forties, Nettles is sixteen. Although it's commonly believed they were lovers, the nature of their relationship was rather ambiguous. The InUniverse author of ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' does seem to subscribe to the theory, but that's just his opinion.
* TheLadette: She was described as "skinny, foul-mouthed, filthy and fearless".
* MoralityPet: Prince Daemon is the one who sent assassins to kill Queen Helaena's son before her eyes, an act that drove her insane, but he ''refuses'' to allow Nettles to be executed.
* [[PutOnABus Put On A Dragon]]: Prince Daemon helps Nettles saddle Sheepstealer, then the girl and her dragon fly away and are never seen again.
* ShroudedInMyth: Given that they NeverFoundTheBody of Prince Daemon, the singers claim he found Nettles again and the two of them lived out their days together.
** A cryptic reference in ''The World of Ice and Fire'' suggests she may have hid in the Mountains of the Moon, where the native clan called the Burned Men were formed around worship of a mysterious fire witch and her dragon living in a cave.
* UptownGirl: Inverted. A skinny, [[HatesBaths dirty]], [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]] commoner, Nettles is accused of taking Prince Daemon Targaryen as a bedmate, [[WomanScorned for which she's condemned to death by Queen Rhaenyra]] after all the bastards serving under her come under suspicion.
* WrongfullyAccused: Suspected of treason after two of the other dragonseeds turn their cloaks, and condemned to death. Averted thanks to the decency of the Lord of Maidenpool and his maester, who tipped Prince Daemon off about the queen's order rather than violate SacredHospitality by murdering a guest/child under their roof.