Eddard Stark: "The butcher's boy – you rode him down?"
Sandor Clegane: "He ran. Not very fast."
The Hound returns with Mycah's corpse.[src]

Mycah was a butcher's son who befriended Arya Stark.


Season 1

He travels the Kingsroad with his father as part of King Robert Baratheon's retinue.

When he is encountered by Joffrey Baratheon practicing sword-fighting with Arya Stark, Joffrey bullies him for 'pretending to be a knight'. Despite his protests that the weapon he was using was only a stick, Joffrey forces him to pick it up. Joffrey sadistically and slowly slashes the boy's cheek with his sword, prompting Arya to attack him, throwing his sword into the stream. Mycah manages to escape but later is killed by the Hound under the orders of the prince much to Ned Stark's horror.[1]

Season 3

The Brotherhood Without Banners sentences the Hound to trial by combat for Mycah's murder after Arya accuses him.[2]

Season 4

He is mentioned by the Hound when he is trying to convince Arya to kill him. He says that Mycah "begged for mercy", that he killed him anyways, and that his saddle "smelled like butcher boy for weeks".[3]


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


Varys: "I was grievously sorry to hear of your troubles on the Kingsroad. We are all praying for Prince Joffrey's full recovery."
Eddard Stark: "A shame you didn't say a prayer for the butcher's son."
— Varys greeting Eddard Stark.[src]
Arya Stark: "He's a liar and a coward and he killed my friend."
Sansa Stark: "The Hound killed your friend."
Arya Stark: "The Hound does whatever the prince tells him to do."
Sansa Stark: "You're an idiot."
Arya Stark: "You're a liar, and if you told the truth, Mycah would be alive."
Arya and Sansa fight.[src]
Sandor Clegane: "Looks like their god likes me more than your butcher's boy."
Arya Stark: "Burn in hell!"
— Sandor and Arya after he wins the trial by combat.[src]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Mycah is thirteen years old. He falls in with King Robert Baratheon's party as it returns to King's Landing from Winterfell and befriends Arya Stark.

After the Hound defeats Beric Dondarrion, he teases Arya by telling her (without the slightest remorse or regret) "I rode him [Mycah] down and cut him in half, and laughed".

Sansa does not care at all about Mycah's death. On the contrary, on one accasion she teases Arya by telling that Mycah attacked Joffrey (contradicting her previous lies that she didn't remember what happened, because the event occurred too fast). 

According to Jeyne Poole, Mycah has been cut up in so many pieces that his body was brought back to his father in a bag; at first the poor man had thought it was a slaughtered pig.

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