Apr 02 2012

Game of Thrones: Some Minor Characters You Should Not Over Look

We have complied a list of a few minor characters that we feel are important to the story. Maybe not immediately, but they should not be over looked.The following list is spoiler free, even to those who have not watched season 1. It’s tough to really say who is minor or even less in this show because there are so many characters to keep track of. However, if you feel we have missed someone that you cannot live without let us know in the comments below and we will gladly add them. Hit the Jump to see the list.

Amory Lorch

Amory Lorch is a bannerman of House Lannister. He serves as the leader of a raiding party pillaging the riverlands.

Arys Oakheart

Ser Arys Oakheart is a knight of the Kingsguard for King Robert Baratheon, and later for his son Joffrey Baratheon Oakheart was one of the kinder members of the Kingsguard under Joffrey Baratheon.

Beric Dondarrion

Beric Dondarrion is Lord of Blackhaven, described as a handsome, gallant young lord with great martial skill. Dondarrion enters King’s Landing looking to prove himself in the Hand’s Tourney. As Hand, Eddard Stark gives him command of a party sent out to arrest Ser Gregor Clegane and bring peace to the Riverlands.


Bronn is a mercenary and sellsword of great skill.  He won the duel that freed Tyrion from the Arryns, In King’s Landing, Bronn was Tyrion’s right hand man and at times almost a friend.

Gregor Clegane

Ser Gregor Clegane, head of House Clegane and Sandor Clegane’s older brother, is a retainer to House Lannister. Gregor is “close to eight feet tall” and weighs over 30 st (190 kg), nearly all of which is muscle, causing him to possess enormous strength. He is nicknamed “The Mountain That Rides” or simply “The Mountain”. The plate armour he wears is so thick and heavy that no other man would be able to wear it and move, let alone fight effectively. He’s the guy that chopped off the head of a horse in one blow, during the Hand of the King Tourney.


Hodor is a simple-minded half-giant who works as a stableboy at Winterfell. He is Old Nan’s great-grandson. Though his true name is Walder, he is usually called “Hodor” because that is the only word he ever says. After Bran Stark became crippled, Hodor carried him around in a sling on his back.

Ilyn Payne

Ser Ilyn Payne began the series as the King’s executioner (headsman) to King Robert Baratheon. He is mute as King Aerys II Targaryen once ordered his tongue cut out after remarking that Tywin Lannister was truly the ruler of Westeros. When King Joffrey sentenced *spoiler* to death it was Ser Ilyn who executed him.

Jaqen H’ghar

Jaqen met Arya Stark while being escorted to the Wall to join the Night’s Watch.

Jojen Reed

Howland Reed’s younger child, Jojen is barely an adolescent when he arrives at Winterfell, but his gravity and mature personality make him seem older. Jojen has greensight, the power of prophetic dreams. When Jojen is introduced into the story, his powers of prophecy impress Bran Stark. However Jojen surprises Bran by saying that Bran’s powers are far stronger than his own, but he is not trained to use them.

Mance Rayder

Mance was once a man of the Night’s Watch before breaking his vows and abandoning his post. He has since become extremely influential among the wildlings, and called “The King Beyond the Wall”.

Meera Reed

Howland Reed’s daughter and oldest child. She is a skilled huntress, particularly in her use of a small net and a small trident/frog spear. Meera and Jojen met Bran Stark at the harvest feast at Winterfell.

Podrick Payne

A distant cousin to Ser Ilyn, Podrick is the squire to Tyrion Lannister. Podrick is a very shy, stuttering nervous boy but also a capable and loyal squire.

Ramsay Snow

Ramsay is the bastard son of Lord Roose, known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort. Ramsay’s mother was a miller’s wife and was raped by Roose Bolton, as Roose Bolton illicitly practiced the banned tradition of the ‘first night’, where a commoner’s lord has the right to the commoner bride’s wedding night.

Roose Bolton

Lord Roose is the current Lord of the Dreadfort, and a retainer of Lord Eddard Stark. He receives regular leechings, which he believes to improve his health, prompting some to call him the Leech Lord. Though mild-mannered and courteous, he is cold and capable of great cruelty. He speaks softly, forcing others to listen closely.

Walder Frey

Lord Walder Frey, a man in his nineties, is the current head of House Frey and Lord of the Crossing. Though infirm, he still maintains an active hand in the running of his house. He is vain, prickly, ambitious, and untrustworthy. Lord Walder is famous for siring many children and surviving many wives. He is currently married to his eighth wife and has over a hundred descendants, both base and trueborn. He places a great emphasis on family loyalty, though his descendants jockey ruthlessly for his favor.

Myrcella Baratheon

The second oldest of the royal Baratheon children, Myrcella Baratheon is delicate, beautiful and courteous; she is described as having all of her mother’s beauty, but none of her nature. For her age, she displays courage, a strong will, and high intelligence. She is eight at the beginning of the series

Tommen Baratheon

The youngest of the royal Baratheon children, Tommen, is seven years old at the beginning of the series. His plumpness, sweet disposition, and weak will are all marked contrasts to his sociopathic older brother Joffrey.

Balon Greyjoy

Lord of the Iron Islands, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, Lord Reaper of Pyke, captain of the Great Kraken. A harsh and fierce man, he led a rebellion against King Robert Baratheon, which failed. Balon’s youngest son Theon was taken hostage by Lord Stark.

Kevan Lannister

Kevan is Tywin’s younger brother and most trusted captain, known for his reliability and loyalty. Kevan recognized the superiority of his brother at an early age and is comfortable doing his duty to realize his brother’s wishes, though this means perpetually living in his shadow. It is said that Kevan never had a thought that Tywin hadn’t had first.

Lancel Lannister

Lancel is the oldest son of Ser Kevan. At King’s Landing, he served as squire to King Robert. He is described as sandy-haired, with a wisp of a mustache and emerald green eyes, looking much like a younger Jaime.

Rickon Stark

Eddard’s youngest child, only three years old when the series begins. Rickon is a naturally aggressive and strong-willed child. However, his youth makes it difficult for him to cope with the terrible changes that are brought upon his life and family by war. His direwolf companion is named Shaggydog.

Hoster Tully

Lord of Riverrun and Lord paramount of the Trident, Hoster Tully is an old, sick man.

Edmure Tully

Hoster’s third child, only son, and heir, Edmure is a dutiful but rash young man, known more for his large heart than his sound head. He wishes to earn the respect of his father and protect his smallfolk.

Brynden Tully

Ser Brynden Tully, also known as Ser Brynden the Blackfish, is a member of House Tully and younger brother by five years to Lord Hoster and the uncle of Catelyn, Lysa and Edmure. His personal coat of arms consists of the traditional Tully colors, but with a black fish.

Salladhor Saan

is a self-styled Prince of the Narrow Sea, is a freesail of Lys. He commands a fleet of ships that fights for coin and the highest bidder.

Most of this information was taken from here, However, it has been made spoiler free. I warn you that the site mentioned is not spoiler free. As well, if you feel we have missed someone please feel free to leave a comment below.

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  1. Ester

    careful not to give too much away, but thanks for this list spoiler free. I am going to have my friends take a look at this, because they ask me all the time

  2. Adeci

    Keep this list updating as the season goes. I like how it is spoiler free

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