"Our orders were to track the wildlings. We tracked them. They won't trouble us no more."

Gared was a ranger in the Night's Watch. He was killed by a White Walker while on a ranging north of the Wall.



Gared is a ranger in the Night's Watch.

Season 1

Waymar Royce, Gared & Will

Rangers Gared, Ser Waymar Royce and Will departing Castle Black on a ranging beyond the Wall.

Gared is a ranger of the Night's Watch. He is an older, more experienced ranger and a capable soldier. He is beheaded by the White Walkers while on a scouting mission beyond the Wall in the Haunted Forest with Will and Ser Waymar Royce.[1]


Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Gared is past fifty and has lost both ears, his left little finger and three toes to frostbite. His brother died to the frostbite while he were on duty. He has been on the Wall for over forty years. Gared dosen't like his commander Sir Waymar Royce because he flattens him. Gared has watched many insignificant lords come and go at the Wall in his past forty years as a ranger. Gared is a veteran amongst the rangers. He has over one hundred scouting missions beyond the Wall at the Haunted Forest.

Some of Gared and Will's roles have been switched around from the books; in the book it is Gared who escapes and is executed for desertion. 

In the book, Theon kicks Gared's severed head and laughs. Jon disapproves of that.

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