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Lady Lollys Stokeworth
Played By: Elizabeth CadwalladerA noble lady and second in line for the inheritance of Stokeworth.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: She's much thinner than her book counterpart, although still relatively plain.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Dark-haired in the books, blonde in the TV series.
- Adapted Out: She wasn't present for the riot in King's Landing, so she doesn't get raped by the mob and fall pregnant with a bastard son.
- Arranged Marriage: The Lannisters keep pimping her to other men for their own schemes. First to Bronn, then to a Ser Willys Bracken.
- Demoted to Extra: In the books she had a regular, though minor, presence from the second book onward. So far she's only had one appearance on the show.
- Dumb Blonde: She's blonde and extremely clueless.
- Eating the Eye Candy: She practically swoons when Jaime kisses her hand.
- Meal Ticket: Being old nobility is the transparent reason why an upstart like Bronn is interested in her.
- Motor Mouth: When discussing wedding plans. She barely even notices Bronn isn't even listening.
- Spare to the Throne: Her older sister is the heir of the family, but Bronn plans to remedy that with a shortcut.
- Woman Child: She has a rather childish way about her, babbling about her mean sister who pulls her hair.
Played By: Esmé Bianco
"It's not easy for girls like us to dig our way out."A popular prostitute at Winterfell, who later heads to King's Landing.
- Alone with the Psycho: With Joffrey in "The Climb". Though we only see the aftermath, she does not survive.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: In "The Night Lands", Littlefinger tells her to stop sobbing or bad things will happen.
- Ascended Extra: Hard to believe she started out as just "Redheaded Whore." The producers were so impressed by her performance (specifically how she didn't give any indication that freezing cold bothered her) they kept bringing her back.
- Break the Cutie: In Season 2. First Littlefinger hints that he'll kill her if she can't stop crying over the murder of Mhaegen's baby, and then Joffrey forces her to torture another prostitute. And then Cersei keeps her as a hostage for Tyrion's good behaviour, after having her roughed up a bit.
- Canon Foreigner: Not in the books.
- Chekhov's Gun: That Lannister necklace she's wearing was given to her by Tyrion. This is what leads Cersei to believe that she is the whore that Tyrion has fallen in love with.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Forced to perform it on the prostitute Daisy by Joffrey, under threat that she will get the same if she refuses.
- Composite Character: She seems to be based on a Winterfell girl named Kyra, and also takes the role of Chataya (being a madam) and Alayaya (being mistaken for Tyrion's lover and subsequently arrested) in Season 2.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Strung up to be tortured to death by a sadist.
- Drop Dead Gorgeous: While not being naked, her dress was still rather skimpy and torn in delicate places.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: We see her corpse briefly in a montage. There is no build up to this happening.
- Fan Disservice: Her final scene depicts her hanging half naked from a bed, after being riddled with crossbow bolts by Joffrey.
- Foreshadowing: In Season 2, Littlefinger threatens to sell her to some sadist if she turns out to be a "bad investment".
- Groin Attack: One of the crossbow bolts that Joffrey shoots her with is embedded in her crotch.
- Heroic Blue Screen of Death: Has a minor breakdown after seeing the Goldcloaks murder Mhaegen's baby.
- Hidden Depths: While most characters dismiss her as just a regular prostitute, it's frequently shown that she's actually quite on the ball and highly savvy. Both Littlefinger and Varys have noticed this and have respectively appointed her as their right hand woman by end of the second season. She warns Shae to keep an eye on Sansa, particularly around Littlefinger. In Season 3, we learn she can read, which as Varys points out, is rare for a woman who started off where she did.
- High-Class Call Girl: She aspired to be one when she was in the North, and eventually worked her way up to be one in King's Landing.
- Hope Spot: Things finally seem to be turning up a little for Ros after Littlefinger's horrible treatment of her in Season 2 when she becomes Varys's spy. Unfortunately, this hope spot is short lived since Littlefinger sells her off to Joffrey who proceeds to use her as target practice for his new crossbow and kills her.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: In "The Night Lands", her sincere crying after the assassination of baby Barra contrasts with the reactions coming from Cersei (it's bad but it had to be done), Tyrion (it's a bad political move), and Littlefinger (it's bad, but crying is bad for business too so shut up).
- Killed Offscreen: In "The Climb", we find out that Littlefinger sold her to Joffrey as target practice for his crossbow. Although the actual death was offscreen, the immediate aftermath was not.
- Kill the Cutie: A Cutie killed by Joffrey.
- Miss Kitty: By the second season, she has become Littlefinger's right hand woman and trains the new prostitutes.
- The Mole: After her miserable experiences with both Joffrey and Littlefinger near the end of the second season, she jumps at the opportunity to become Varys's mole in Littlefinger's camp when he offers it to her.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the first season, at least. Since then, she's kept her (still quite flattering and occasionally Stripperiffic) clothes on.
- Rags to Riches: She's worked her way up from being a prostitute in the north to Littlefinger's righthand woman and a prized and respected employee of Varys as well.
- Servile Snarker: She doesn't hesitate to put Tyrion and Theon in their place.
- Sherlock Scan: Is immediately able to figure out that Shae, posing as Sansa's handmaiden at the time, used to be a whore.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After spending most of the season being traumatized, threatened, abused, and held hostage, Ros' situation finally starts looking up in "Valar Morghulis", when Varys offers her a business partnership. Too bad it doesn't last.
- Trauma Conga Line: Ros has a hard time at King's Landing. Witnessing infanticide, being threatened by Littlefinger to be sold to a deviant, being stuck in a room with Joffrey, and kidnapped by Cersei to keep Tyrion in line. Canon Foreigner or no, it's hard not to feel a bit sorry for her. This is all capped off in Season 3's "The Climb" when Ros is sold off by Littlefinger to Joffrey, who then brutally kills her by using her as target practice.
- Really Gets Around: Well, Cast Bicycle by now. In a way that makes her sort of like Forrest Gump, if Gump slept with a lot of famous people. She has been a lover to Theon and Tyrion, was going to be Jon Snow's "first time", and gets to listen to a very plot-important monologue from Littlefinger while he has her practice with another prostitute. She's also "hired" by Pycelle. Plays neatly into her other role on the show:
- The Watson: She gives several characters someone to explain things to without resorting to As You Know. This method of Info Dump has become so prevalent that reviewers have started describing it as "sexposition", and Ros seems to be its main victim (perpetrator?).
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Littlefinger finds out about her espionage and has her brutally killed.
- You Have Failed Me: When Littlefinger discovers Ros revealed his plans to Varys, he decides to sell her to Joffrey, who as it happens, has got a new crossbow he's been dying to try out.
Played By: Will TudorA male prostitute of Littlefinger's who is eventually placed in charge of the brothel while his boss is away.
- All Gays Are Promiscuous: He gives Loras the impression that he enjoys casual sex with men, although the audience later discovers that it's part of his job description. In "Breaker of Chains", it's confirmed that he is more than just "gay for pay" after all.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ultimately betrays Loras to the High Sparrow.
- Canon Foreigner: He doesn't appear in the books.
- Even the Guys Want Him: The bisexual Oberyn finds him so desirable that he isn't at all deterred when Olyvar informs the prince that he's "wildly expensive."
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Or at least, Loras and Oberyn do.
- Femme Fatale Spy: Despite being a male character, he fits this trope, at least when it comes to Loras. Although given his comment about having shared the beds of many unhappy husbands at court and being an employee of Littlefinger's, he's probably played Honey Trap to others.
- Foil: Much like Shae, he sells out his lover at a trial and gets him imprisoned, as well as driving him into a crazy rage.
- Gender Flip: In "Two Swords", he becomes the "blonde whore" that Oberyn and Ellaria want to fool around with in the novels.
- Honey Trap: His actual job in practice.
- Incompatible Orientation: When Ellaria kisses him on the lips in "Breaker of Chains", he apologizes and says he has no taste for women.
- Instant Seduction: It doesn't take long for him to worm his way into Loras' bed.
- Is That What They're Calling It Now?: He tells Loras, "I should like to see you spar with a proper partner, ser." They end up "sparring" in Loras' bed shortly afterwards.
- Klingon Promotion: How he got his job as the brothel's acting manager. He assisted Littlefinger in a scheme that among other things blew the cover of his predecessor Ros, who subsequently got punished by death for her espionage. Given how open Littlefinger is about his treatment of "bad investments", Olyvar must have been well aware of these consequences.
- Love-Interest Traitor: After being in a relationship since Season 3, Olyvar sells Loras out to the High Sparrow to save his own skin (and/or to aid Petyr's scheme to pit the Lannisters and Tyrells against each other).
- Male Frontal Nudity: In "Kissed by Fire", "Breaker of Chains", and "The Wars to Come". Also accompanied by Male Back Nudity.
- Miss Kitty: By the time Season 4 begins, he has taken over Ros' role as Littlefinger's middle manager of the brothel.
- Mr. Fanservice: Let's just say that his Adonis-like physique leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination.
- Pretty Boy: Fresh-faced and clean-shaven.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He flees when The Sparrows conduct The Purge against King's Landing's sinners, particularly homosexuals.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Ros. After her death, he takes over the role of the show's main prostitute, provider of Fanservice, and receiver of Sexposition.
- The Squire: He pretends to be one in "Kissed by Fire".
- The Twink: It was unclear in Season 3 what his sexual orientation was, but it's confirmed in "Breaker of Chains" that he's gay.
Played By: Sahara KniteAnother prostitute at Littlefinger's brothel.
- Canon Foreigner: Nobody by her name appears in the books.
- Diamonds in the Buff: Her earrings.
- Fanservice Extra: She's played by a real porn star.
- Fauxreigner: She pretends to be foreign to look more exotic.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Ros tells Daisy that Armeca pretends not to speak the Common Tongue so her clients think she's exotic.
- The Quiet One: Though she does have some lines in "Blackwater".
- Scenery Censor: Very rare, but that fruit in her first episode deserves mention.
Played By: Maisie DeeA new prostitute at Littlefinger's brothel.
- Break the Cutie: Joffrey forces Ros to beat her, being the little sadistic prick that he is.
- Canon Foreigner: Not present in the books.
- Country Mouse: The first time we see her, Ros explains to the wide-eyed girl that "this is King's Landing, not Haystack Hall."
- Fan Disservice: Tyrion hires her and Ros as a belated "present" for Joffrey's name day. It... does not go well.
- Fanservice Extra: Like Aremca.
- Interrupted Intimacy: Her session with Pycelle was interrupted by Tyrion, Bronn, and Timett.
- Uncertain Doom: Something horrible happened to her for certain, but she might or might not still be alive.
Played By: Antonia ChristophersA prostitute established in King's Landing and mother of Barra, another of Robert Baratheon's bastards.
- Forced to Watch: In "The North Remembers", as Janos Slynt kills her baby.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Mhaegen is a very sweet girl and a loving mother. She doesn't even want money or anything else from Robert; she just wants him to know that Barra is healthy and happy.
- Mama Bear: She throws herself at the Gold Cloaks who kill Barra, crying and screaming. Unfortunately, this is Game of Thrones and Reality Ensues.
- Single Mom Stripper: Robert fathered a bastard with her and proceeded to forget about her existence.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the books, she dies trying to defend her baby.
Played By: Josephine GillanA prostitute in the King's Landing brothel owned by Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.
- Ascended Extra: Started out as an unnamed prostitute in the Season 2 premiere with no speaking lines. She went on to become the longest recurring prostitute character in the TV series, actually, returning every year through Season 6 — five seasons in a row. Ros appeared much more prominently earlier on — in many more episodes and with far more speaking lines — but she died after three seasons.
- Composite Character: Sort of odd case, in that there actually is a minor background prostitute named "Marei" in the books, but she's only really mentioned in passing. The TV character didn't even have a name in Season 2. Only retroactively, in Season 3, did they give her a name taken from a prostitute character in the books who also worked at the same brothel as Mhaegen — but the similarities end there. She also only got her first speaking line in Season 3.
- Interrupted Intimacy: When the Faith Militant storm Littlefinger's brothel, she's caught mid-coitus and dragged out naked into the street by her hair. Could have been worse, actually: the actress said that originally they were going to punch her in the face so hard that she had to spit out a lot of fake blood, but later the episode decided that this was needlessly graphic so he switched it to just dragging her out.
- Ms. Fanservice: Put it this way: she's the longest recurring prostitute character on the show by Season 6, and she has worn "clothes" in exactly one scene, in the Season 4 premiere (and even then she took her clothes off almost immediately).
- Situational Sexuality: Claims this when hired for Ellaria Sand. Only two characters have actually performed cunnilingus in the show: Marei and Jon Snow, and Jon's was a discretion shot.
Played By: Pixie Le Knot
"Kayla is famous here to Volantis... in certain circles. One of four women in the world who can perform a proper Meereenese Knot."A prostitute in the King's Landing brothel owned by Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.
— Tyrion Lannister
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.
- Age Lift: Like the other older teenagers, he's 17/18, rather than 14/15 as in the books.
- The Apprentice: To Tobho Mott.
- Badass Beard: Grows one in Season 3.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He wishes he'd have a family. Then, Melisandre takes him to his closest biological relatives... and bad stuff starts happening.
- The Berserker: After Yoren is killed in "What is Dead May Never Die", he charges at the Lannister soldiers armed only with his smith's hammer.
- The Blacksmith: What he was before leaving King's Landing.
- Big Brother Instinct: From the start he is rather protective of Arya.
- Bully Hunter: Is introduced defending Arya from Hot Pie and Lommy, and calls them out for picking on the smaller "boy".
- Chekhov's Gun: His helmet.
- The Chosen One: 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.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: 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.
- Composite Character: In the show, Melisandre targets him as a potential Human Sacrifice so he's spirited away in order to avoid this. In the books, this happened to his Adapted Out 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.
- Cool Helmet: It's shaped like a bull's head.
- Drop the Hammer: He uses his blacksmith hammer as a weapon. It must run in the family.
- Deadpan Snarker: 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.
- Et Tu, Brute?: 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.
- Fire-Forged Friends: 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.
- Fish out of Water: 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: Heroic Bastard? Check. Close brotherly relationship with Arya? Check. Clueless about their Secret Legacy? Check. 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 archenemies and yet fathering two boys that foil each other.
- Generation Xerox: 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.
- Groin Attack: Melisandre places several leeches on Gendry, including his penis, to draw his powerful blood.
- Heroic Bastard: Though he doesn't know of his royal lineage until Melisandre tells him, he's one of the unambiguously heroic characters.
- Hidden Backup Prince: 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.
- Honey Trap: 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.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge guy to Arya's tiny girl.
- Hyper Awareness: First and only recruit of the Night's Watch who realizes that Arya is a girl. Lampshaded by himself. He's also the first one to wake up when the Lannisters come to attack Yoren's party, before Yoren wakes up the rest.
- I Am Who?: Gendry's naturally surprised when Melisandre tells him he's the son of King Robert.
- I Choose to Stay: In the Brotherhood without Banners. It doesn't end well.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Highlighted to an extreme after he's picked up by Melisandre.
- Last of His Kind: 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.
- Like Father, Like Son: Robert Baratheon is mentioned as favoring a warhammer and wearing a horned helmet in combat. Gendry is first introduced wielding a blacksmith's hammer to forge a horned helmet. He later uses the hammer in combat, too. Lampshaded by Melisandre. She says it's In the Blood, 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.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Ned Stark, Jon Arryn and the Lannister government know who he is. He has no idea until Season 3.
- Family of Choice: 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.
- Mr. Fanservice: In-universe, for Arya.
- Nice Guy: Gendry's an unambiguously heroic person.
- Not So Different: A rare positive example, which is even rarer given the series. Ser Davos bonds with him: "Two boys from Flea Bottom in the castle of a king."
- Power Trio: With Arya and Hot Pie, of the Two Guys and a Girl variety. He's The Lancer to Arya's hero.
- Put on a Bus: Is freed by Davos Seaworth in "Mhysa", and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: 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).
- Secret Keeper: Aside from Jaqen, he's the only one who knows that Arya is actually Arya Stark.
- Secret Legacy: Had no idea who his father was until Season 3.
- Ship Tease: With Arya during Seasons 2 and 3, including her checking him out shirtless and offering to be his family.
- Shirtless Scene: In "The Ghost of Harrenhal". Incidentally, it's also a Forging Scene. And obviously Fanservice of the less prevalent sort.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Tall, Dark and Handsome, 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.
- True Companions: Initially with Arya and Hot Pie and he later joins the Brotherhood Without Banners for this reason.
- What the Hell, Hero?: 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.
Played By: Ben Hawkey
Anguy: Half the country's starving and look at this one.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.
Thoros of Myr: Maybe he's the reason half the country's starving.
Thoros of Myr: Maybe he's the reason half the country's starving.
- Badass Boast: All of them fake.
- Bad Liar: Arya sees through his attempts to lie. He does manage to grow out of this in Season 4, when he glibly dismisses the Starks as all traitors and denies any knowledge of them to Brienne and Podrick until he can be sure he can trust them.
- Boisterous Weakling: He's too confident for his own good at first. He gets better.
- The Bully: Briefly, to Arya. When shit gets real, Hot Pie gradually grows out of his old bullying tendencies and becomes a friend to Arya and Gendry.
- The Bus Came Back: 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.
- Butt Monkey: Becomes the butt of the joke many times.
- Bring My Brown Pants: See Staring Down Cthulhu below.
- Defeat Means Friendship: He is way more friendly to Arya and Gendry in the second season. Although some of that is probably fear.
- Dirty Coward/Lovable Coward: Hot Pie talks a big game, but he's quick to yell, "I yieeeeld!!!" at the first sign of danger. Any bravery he exhibits is usually luck.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: 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.
- Fat Bastard/Big Fun: Starts out the former, becomes the latter.
- Fat Idiot: While he does become a better person with time, he remains a dunce throughout.
- The Funny Guy: Hot Pie gradually becomes this.
- I Choose to Stay: In the inn the Brotherhood takes the trio after capturing them.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first glance he's a malicious bully, but a healthy overdose of trauma sets him right and he winds up becoming one of the nicest characters in the series. His bullying was really all bluster, presumably a method of survival in the dog-eat-dog world of Westeros.
- Kids Are Cruel: Originally, he was very nasty. He gets better once he is scared out of his bullying tendencies.
- The Load: Arya is clever and ruthless. Gendry is strong and level-headed. Hot Pie...knows how to bake. In his defense, he is pretty good at it. Also justified because he used to be a baker's poor apprentice. He has no training in combat, so you can't exactly expect him to be able to fight any better beyond throwing stale bread at people.
- Logical Fallacies: This magnificent exchange from "What Is Dead May Never Die".Hot Pie: I've seen lots of battles! I saw...
Hot Pie: I saw a man killing another at a tavern in Flea's Bottom. Stabbed right in the neck.
Lommy: Two men fighting is no battle.
Hot Pie: They got armour on.
Hot Pie: So if they got armour on, it's a battle.
Lommy: No, it isn't.
Hot Pie: What does a dyer's apprentice know about battles, anyway?
Arya: Gendry's an armourer's apprentice. Hot Pie, tell Gendry what makes a fight into a battle.
Hot Pie: It's, uh, when they've got armour on.
Gendry: And who told you that?
Hot Pie: A knight.
Gendry: How'd you know he was a knight?
Hot Pie: Wells, cause he's got a-armour on.
Gendry: You don't have to be a knight to have armour. Any idiot can buy armour!
Hot Pie: How'd you know?
Gendry: Because I sold armour!
- Nice Guy: Develops into this at the latter end of Season 3 where his interactions with Arya show he has completely shrugged off his former jerkassery, and in Season 4, he is depicted as a thoroughly good natured and loyal individual.
- Non-Action Guy: Hot Pie is hardly named for his fighting prowess. On the rare occasion he gets close to fighting himself, he gets steamrolled.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: We never learn his real name.
- Power Trio: With Arya and Gendry, of the Two Guys and a Girl variety. In contrast to the usual variation, however, Hot Pie is clearly The Chick.
- Put on a Bus: He chooses to stay and work at an inn baking instead of continuing on with Arya, Gendry, and the Brotherhood.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: A nonviolent example.
- Staring Down Cthulhu: One of the prisoners in Harrenhal tells him this is a sure way not to get picked for torture by the Mountain. Hot Pie lives to tell the tale. The other kid doesn't.
- Supreme Chef: Hot Pie's skill as a cook is his greatest — and perhaps only — talent, and it earns him the series' one and only legitimate happy ending.
- Those Two Guys: With Lommy Greenhands, until Lommy's death-by-Polliver.
- Too Dumb to Live: Averted; he's stupid but he actually manages to survive in spite of himself. Someone tells him that the way to avoid being chosen by the Mountain is to look straight at him; this is a lie with no evidence and clearly not worth the risk to find out, but Hot Pie does it anyway. The Mountain ends up choosing someone else out of pure chance.
- Took a Level in Badass: Staring down the Mountain is an act of incredible badassery, and also probably one of audacious stupidity. It's perhaps played a little straighter when he undergoes not inconsiderable risk to help Brienne and Pod. He faces no immediate danger, but it still took serious guts especially when there was no real benefit to him.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Formerly a childhood bully, he gets better after Arya snaps him out of it.
- Undying Loyalty: Eventually he becomes steadfastly loyal to Arya. When he appears in Season 4, he helps Brienne and Podrick despite knowing full-well how dangerous it is to help the Starks in the post-Red Wedding climate, with no hope of reward.
Played By: Emun ElliotA travelling troubadour and singer.
- Adaptational Heroism: His book counterpart tries to rape Sansa, and it's implied he's a Serial Rapist, judging by all the servants Lysa keeps dismissing for "telling lies" about him. Here, he's a Jerkass at the very worst.
- Asshole Victim: A non-fatal example. Marillion is a smug cockhead, but it is slightly satisfying to see him go through the trauma that comes with sticking close to the main characters.
- Butt Monkey: If it's bad, he's the victim of it.
- Composite Character: Marillion's mutilation at King Joffrey's orders for a song that ridicules King Robert happens to an unidentified troubadour in the books.
- Demoted to Extra: He's pivotal to the plot of A Storm of Swords's penultimate chapter, while he's never seen beyond Season 1 in the show.
- Exact Words: "I'll never sing it again, I swear!" No, Marillion, you certainly won't. As a side note, you may want to cancel your future gigs.
- Jerkass: Marillion is a smug wanker much of the time, although he hardly deserves some of the horrible things that happen to him.
- Sadistic Choice: One of his songs earns the wrath of King Joffrey because it ridicules the late King Robert's death, his mother and Joffrey himself. Joffrey forces him to choose between losing his tongue or his hands. After Marillion states that every man needs hands, Ser Ilyn Payne cuts out his tongue.
- Tagalong Kid: Tags along with Catelyn Stark to the Eyrie, as part of his Wandering Minstrel job.
- Tongue Trauma: He gets his tongue ripped out by Ser Ilyn Payne.
- Too Dumb to Live: Singing a song that insults both of the young king's parents and makes fun of his father's recent death, to the king? Really???
- Though to be fair, his demeanor implies that he'd been overheard somewhere singing that particular song, word had gotten to Joffrey, and the king had summoned him to the Red Keep to hear the song for himself. At that point the poor minstrel hardly had a choice.
- Wandering Minstrel: His main profession is to stick close to whatever drama is going on and write songs about it.
Played By: Eros VlahosAn orphan living in King's Landing recruited by Yoren to join the Night's Watch. A former dyer's apprentice arrested for thieving.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Despite being nasty and cruel, Arya was appalled at how he died, and avenged his death specifically when she confronted Polliver and killed him in the same way that he killed Lommy, even referring to him as "my friend".
- Blood from the Mouth: A result of being impaled through the neck, no less.
- The Bully: Of the "auxiliary" type. He threatens his victims with Hot Pie's hitting them, not himself.
- Fat and Skinny: He's the skinny to Hot Pie's fat, while they're Those Two Bad Guys.
- I Lied: After seeing that he has an arrow stuck on his leg, a Lannister swordsman named Polliver tells him that he'll carry him. Instead, he sticks Needle, which he had just stolen from Arya, through Lommy's throat.
- Infant Immortality: Averted. He's murdered by Polliver.
- Jerkass: It comes with being The Bully.
- Kids Are Cruel: Threatens Arya with Hot Pie's bullying of them.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: In the books, Lommy is injured in the first battle but escapes along with Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie. Many chapters later, they are captured and Lommy is killed. The show gets rid of the padding by injuring and killing Lommy right away.
- Street Urchin: Being an orphan, this is what he was before Yoren got him for the Night's Watch.
- Those Two Bad Guys: He was this with Hot Pie, the pair of them bullying other kids for fun and profit until Lommy's death.
Played By: Roy Dotrice
- Absentminded Professor: He's not always focused.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Hallyne is absent-minded, ranting and reclusive...he's also partially responsible for winning the Battle of the Blackwater. And to think he has the power to burn the whole capital city to the ground...
- Casting Gag: Dotrice read most of the aSoIaF audiobooks (and several stories for George R.R. Martin's Dreamsongs audiobook), and reprises the voices he used for this character whilst recording them.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome/Demoted to Extra: Kind of. In the books he's present at the victory ceremony after the Battle of the Blackwater, in which he's awarded a Lordship (though no lands or keeps) for the wildfire trap — which was actually Tyrion's idea.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: During his discussion with Bronn he mentions that during the times of Aerys he wouldn't have been insulted. Of course, since burning things with fire was one of Aerys' favourite past-times, the two probably got on like a house on fire!
- Large Ham: It fits the Mad Scientist portrayal.
- Mad Scientist: During the Battle of Blackwater, he's laughing his arse off.
- Pride: He's extremely proud of his Order and his wildfire, and becomes highly offended when he's given less than his due.
- Pyromaniac: Hallyne is a little too enthusiastic about the properties of wildfire. For good measure, when the wildfire's finally used during the siege at King's Landing, while everyone else is staring at the resulting explosion in horror and amazement (except Joffrey), Hallyne is grinning and giggling to himself.
- Wizard Beard: He grows quite an impressive one.
Played By: Andrew WildeA master armourer and blacksmith living in the city of King's Landing.
- The Ace: A blacksmithing example:Thoros of Myr: That criminal...he charges twice as much as every other armourer in the city!
Gendry: That's because he's twice as good.
- The Blacksmith: He's a somewhat well-known and talented blacksmith in King's Landing.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Averted. After Joffrey orders all of Robert's bastards to be killed, he is threatened by the Gold Cloaks with burning his face on the embers if he doesn't reveal Gendry's whereabouts. He does and escapes unharmed.
- The Mentor: To Gendry. He trained the boy in smithing, and considering Gendry's talent, Mott did a damn good job of it.
- Parental Substitute: Again, to Gendry, who's a bastard of Robert with a Missing Mom.
- Shoo the Dog: Implied to have done this to protect Gendry.
Played By: Rhodri Hosking
Ned Stark: The butcher's boy...you rode him down?A butcher's son who befriended Arya.
The Hound: He ran. Not very fast.
The Hound: He ran. Not very fast.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: According to Sandor while he's trying to get Arya to mercy kill him.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Massively averted. Arya never forgets Mycah, and his unjust death at the hands of the Hound keeps her hatred for Sandor Clegane alive. She brings up Mycah at the Hound's 'trial' in "Kissed By Fire"; and Sandor even brings up Mycah's unjust demise at his hands as a means to taunt and provoke Arya to kill him off, in his wounded state in "The Children".
- Infant Immortality: Averted, sadly for Mycah.
- Only One Name: As is commonplace for most smallfolk.
Played By: Susie KellyThe innkeeper at the Crossroads Inn.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Looks like a normal old lady in the series. In the books, she's described in rather unflattering terms by Catelyn and her teeth are apparently stained red from chewing sourleaf (probably Westerosi tobacco).
- The Bartender: Just a simple innkeeper.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the books, she's hanged for letting Tyrion be kidnapped after Tywin's forces take the inn as a base of operations; whereas in the TV series the Lannister forces set up a base somewhere in the Riverlands east of the Trident.
Maggy the Frog
Played By: Jodhi May
Cersei Lannister: They said that you were terrifying with cat's teeth and three eyes. You're not terrifying. You're boring.A woods witch and reputed fortune teller living in a hut in the woods near Lannisport.
Maggy: You don't know what I am.
Maggy: You don't know what I am.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Maggy the Frog is described in the books as old, squat and warty, with crusty yellow eyes, no teeth, and pale green jowls. Here she's blond, young, and attractive despite her dirty appearance.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She sternly warns Cersei that she might not like what she hears. Cersei being Cersei, she doesn't heed that advice.
- Blood Magic: How she operates.
- Exact Words: Maggy tends to deal in this kind of fortune-telling. She'll tell you the truth, but it not might be the truth as you understand it.
- Hermit Guru: She lives alone in the woods, with her only visitors being those who want to make use of her powers.
- Hot Witch: Due to her Adaptational Attractiveness she's played by a conventionally attractive actress, albeit dirtied up.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: She takes slightly sadistic pleasure in telling Cersei her unpleasant future, but she had just threatened to have Maggy's eyes gouged out.
- Race Lift: In the books she's Essosi. The show make her a Westerosi
- Rule of Three: Spill some blood, and you can ask Maggy three questions.