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Todder: "Lord Commander!"
Jon Snow: "Get them to the ship and come back for me!"
Todder: "But you'll never make..."
Jon Snow: "Now!"
— Todder and Jon Snow during the massacre at Hardhome.[src]

Todder, nicknamed Toad, is a Builder of the Night's Watch.



Season 1

Toad is present during the speech Lord Commander Jeor Mormont gave to the "graduating" recruits. He is assigned to the Builders.[1]

Season 3

Todder alerts other members of the Watch of Jon Snow's return.[2]

Season 5

Todder accompanies Jon on his expedition to Hardhome. During the battle that ensues after the arrival of the Night King, he attempts to dissuade Jon from staying behind to fight off the White Walkers, but Jon orders him to keep transporting wildlings to the ships.[3] After the Night King summons a new host of wights, Toad pulls back to shore to allow Jon, Edd, Tormund, and the last few fighters to jump aboard and escape the oncoming hoard and row away. Todder is then seen returning to Castle Black with Jon, Edd, Tormund, and the rescued wildlings.


Game of Thrones: Season 1 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
Game of Thrones: Season 3 appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
Game of Thrones: Season 5 appearances
The Wars to Come The House of Black and White High Sparrow Sons of the Harpy Kill the Boy
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken The Gift Hardhome The Dance of Dragons Mother's Mercy



"Halt! Halt!"
―Todder as Jon Snow returns to Castle Black.[src]

Behind the scenes

Todder was first mentioned in Season 1's episode "You Win or You Die", but he didn't appear on-screen until Season 3's episode "Mhysa". Even then, the actor wasn't identified by name to be playing Todder until Season 5's episode "Hardhome".

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Todder is the son of a winesink owner. He is described as a short, ugly boy with an unpleasant voice. He has pig eyes, small and shiny. Instead of a Builder, Toad is made a Ranger. He is among the friends that prevent Jon from abandoning the Night's Watch and joining Robb Stark.

In A Dance with Dragons, Toad complains about Melisandre's preaching, that she calls the Seven and the old gods false gods, and made the wildlings burn weirwood branches. Later, Jon sends him to serve at the Shadow Tower.

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