"Rangers, with me!"
―Jaremy to the new Rangers[src]

Ser Jaremy Rykker is an officer in the rangers of the Night's Watch.



Ser Jaremy Rykker is an officer in the rangers of the Night's Watch and a member of House Rykker. He is acting First Ranger when Benjen Stark is away from the Wall.

Season 1

Ser Jaremy attends the induction of new recruits into the Night's Watch. He is the acting first ranger in the absence of Benjen Stark and summons the recruits assigned to the rangers after the Lord Commander's speech. He leads an escort for Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly when they go north of the Wall to take their vows in the Godswood. He embraces his newly sworn brothers after they take their vows. They discover the bodies of rangers Othor and Jafer Flowers near the Godswood and return them to Castle Black. The dead men had accompanied Benjen on his scouting mission beyond the Wall.[1]

Season 7

Following the Breaching of the Wall, Jaremy's fate remains unknown.[2]


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, Ser Jaremy is an officer in the rangers of the Night's Watch. Ser Jaremy attends the officers meeting with Tyrion Lannister and recalls being sent to the Wall by Tywin Lannister after fighting for House Targaryen in the Sack of King's Landing during Robert's Rebellion. It is Ser Jaremy rather than Ser Alliser who challenges Sam about his decision to take his vows in the Godswood. He is not named as being part of the escort to the Godswood. He identifies the bodies when they are returned to Castle Black.

Ser Jaremy and four other men were killed by the wight Jafer Flowers. Jaremy managed to hack the wight's head off, but was killed when the headless corpse pulled his own dagger from its sheath and buried it in his bowels.

Give that Ser Jaremy is not shown to be killed in the episode, it is possible that he simply wasn't killed in the TV continuity.

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