His size (in the novels he is 6'8", or 2 m and over 300 lbs, or 140 kg) and strength make him an imposing figure, though he is not quite as large as his brother Gregor. Before he leaves King's Landing, he offers to take Sansa north to Winterfell, which she refuses. That said, Sandor was also one o… His eyes are deathly grey and frightening. Ser Gregor Clegane, also known as the Mountain That Rides, or simply the Mountain, was a Lannister bannerman. the Mountain, battle it … What a lot of people don't know is there was another Clegane, a girl who died young in mysterious circumstances. Oh, but he wanted to become a knight. Clegane is first introduced in the pilot episode when he accompanies the royal court on Robert Baratheon's visit to Winterfell. When Sandor Clegane puts the facts together, he assumes (correctly) that the tall knight is his undead brother, and that Cersei hired Qyburn to turn his brother into a zombie. Clegane joins Jon, Daenerys, and Davos as they sail to King's Landing. Called "The Hound," Sandor is the younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane and the fiercely loyal bodyguard of Prince Joffrey. Ser Gregor Clegane is the head of House Clegane, a landed knight vassal to House Lannister, and is the older brother of Sandor Clegane.His enormous size and strength make him a fearsome warrior (in the novels he is nearly 8 feet tall, and weighs over 400 lbs. The Hound's return comes courtesy of Brother Ray (Ian McShane), a devout man who nursed Sandor back to physical and spiritual … The Hound was one of the most renowned fighters in the Seven Kingdoms of his time. (IV: 470) Later, he says, "the Hound is Dead". [2], Sandor Clegane is not a point of view character in the novels, so his actions are witnessed mainly through the eyes of Sansa and Arya Stark, with some narrations from other characters such as Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister.[3]. While initially appearing brutal and fatalistic, he later proves to be more sympathetic and compassionate, particularly through his relationships with Sansa and Arya Stark. Character description. They were both on separate kill-missions: Arya wanted Queen Cersei, and Sandor wanted to kill his older brother who had abused him as a boy. The Hound talks to Arya about his brother Gregor Cleganegame of thrones s04e07 While being transported to their stronghold, he meets other members of the Brotherhood who are traveling with Arya Stark and tells them her true identity. The Clegane sigil is three black dogs on a … He was also scornful of knight's vows, as his brother was a knight who nonetheless is a sadist who indulged in rape and murder. However, just as they arrive, the Red Wedding happens and the Freys begin slaughtering the Starks. Gregor is known for his massive size and brutal nature. Clegane later captures Arya, intending to ransom her to King Robb Stark at the wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey at The Twins. Clegane assists Ray and his followers in building a sept, but one day, after a brief journey into nearby woods to chop wood, Clegane returns to the community to find everyone slaughtered by rogue members of the Brotherhood Without Banners. He threatens her but then calms down after she sings him a song about mercy, before fleeing the capital on his own. Sandor is portrayed by Scottish actor Rory McCann in the HBO television adaptation. The Hound was an extremely skilled warrior, and was the only man alive truly brave enough to stand up to his older brother, the Mountain. Remorseful, Clegane digs them a grave with Thoros's help. His face is marked by gruesome facial burns he received when his brother shoved his face into a brazier as children; ever since he has retained a crippling fear of fire. He has thin black hair that only grows on one side of his face, but he often wears it to cover the other half. the Hound, and his brother Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The Hound urges Arya to leave as he goes to find his brother. At this time we don't have much information. During their journey, Arya reveals to Clegane that she has not forgiven him for killing Mycah and has vowed to kill him. Gregor is momentarily disarmed after the Hound stabs him through the head, and the Hound tackles him off a stairway into the inferno below, resulting in both of their deaths. Clegane hunts down Arya Stark's friend Mycah, and leads the Lannister attack on Eddard Stark's men in the Tower of the Hand during the purge of the Starks. When Arya refuses to go with Brienne, Brienne and Clegane engage in single combat that culminates in Brienne's knocking Clegane off a cliff, gravely wounding him. Like his brother, Sandor is regarded as one of the fiercest and strongest fighters in the Seven Kingdoms. With the rest of House Stark believed dead and the Riverlands now under the rule of House Frey, Clegane decides to ransom Arya to her aunt Lysa Arryn in the Vale. On Game of Thrones, Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane hates his older brother Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane. On the way back to King's Landing, Joffrey falsely accuses a butcher's boy, Mycah, of having attacked him, and Clegane kills the boy, attracting the hatred of Mycah's friend Arya Stark. In the TV series, he was portrayed by actors Conan Stevens, Ian Whyte, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. He is easily recognized because half of his face was severly burned by Gregor when the was six years old, and his scars have stayed with him his whole life. Arya thanks him, calling him by his true name for the first and only time, and bids him farewell. Sandor serves as King Joffrey Baratheon's personal bodyguard. The former head of the family was Ser Gregor Clegane, known as "The Mountain That Rides," who has since been named to the Kingsguard. The #CleganeBowl, a fan theory that the Clegane brothers Gregor and Sandor would one day face off, has been hinted at for years. His father married but she does die but we are not informed of the how. Sandor Clegane is a member of House Clegane, sworn to House Lannister.He is the younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane, whom men call the Mountain that Rides.He is nicknamed The Hound for his savage nature and unquestioning obedience to his masters and for the three dogs featured in his family's arms. He secretly goes to see Sansa and offers to escape King's Landing with her, and gets unpredictable when she refuses. During the Tourney of the Hand, Sandor's sadistic elder brother Gregor tries to kill Ser Loras Tyrell after Tyrell has unhorsed him, but Sandor defends Loras from Gregor until Robert orders the men to stop fighting. Sandor Clegane heard of rumors that Qyburn can bring dead people back to life. They are more commonly known … Returning from the Bloody Gate, they encounter the sworn sword to Arya's mother Catelyn, Brienne of Tarth, who had promised to take the Stark children to safety. ), and he has earned a reputation for violence and brutality. Sandor's youth was spent living in his brothers shadow, both figuratively and literally as Sandor was a large boy but his brother was so big he earned the nickname of "The Mountain." As for the Hound's helmet, it is after revealed to Brienne and Podrick that it was Rorge and his criminal band who took it. Sandor Clegane is a huge man of massive strength, one of the fiercest men in all of Westeros. They later encounter three of Gregor's men — Polliver, Tickler and a pimply squire from House Sarsfield — at the Crossroad Inn. He later kidnaps Arya and hopes to ransom her to her brother Robb Stark at Riverrun in order to earn a place in Robb's service. "Sandor had been hard and brutal, yes, but it was his big brother who was the real monster in House Clegane." During the summit in the Dragon Pit outside King's Landing, Clegane confronts his brother and asks what they did to him then cuts off the answer and tells him he always knew who would come for him. Finally, when Brienne discusses Sandor Clegane with the Elder Brother, she dejectedly remarks that Sandor Clegane is dead, to which he responds, "He is at rest." He even saves Sansa's life when the king is attacked on the streets of King's Landing by his hungry people. List of references to Game of Thrones in other media, The Rains of Castamere (Histories & Lore), Telltale video game navigation sub-portal, Miguel Sapochnik - co-showrunner/director, Servants and retainers of House Baratheon of King's Landing, https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Sandor_Clegane?oldid=444247. Although Clegane slays him, Lord Beric is immediately resurrected by the Red Priest Thoros of Myr. Clegane, Beric, and Thoros are released to accompany Jon, Jorah, Gendry, and the wilding Tormund Giantsbane beyond the Wall. Although Clegane begs Arya to kill him, she leaves him to die.[7]. Jul 7, 2013 - Sandor Clegane, The Hound, disfiguired by brother Gregor Clegane, The Mountain The duo arrive in the Vale to find that Lysa has ostensibly committed suicide. During their journey north, the Brotherhood stops at a farm owned by a farmer Clegane had previously robbed. When Sandor was seven years old, a woodcarver in the village by the family keep gifted toys to the Cleganes to buy favor. {Ser Balon Swann}, 'Game of Thrones' Profile: Sandor Clegane. - Sandor Clegane Maddelein Stark is the first born of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn Stark, and on her tenth and eighth name day the royal family rides for Winterfell. Sandor desired Gregor's gift, a jointed wooden knight, and took it to play with, though he was afraid of what Gregor might do. He is a badass but hideously scarred warrior with a brutally cynical attitude, and he hates his brother Gregor more than anything else. My brother is a knight.” (A simple inquiry revealed the truth in this statement, as his brother was known as Ser Gregor Clegane.) Sandor Clegane, nicknamed the Hound, is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. It is revealed that Clegane survived; he had been discovered by Ray, a warrior turned septon. I think Sandor is going in the opposite direction - he will not become a knight, instead he will stop being a sword so he can deal with his demons. Sandor Clegane is a skilled warrior in the service of House Lannister, known primarily for the horrible facial scarring he bears on the right side of his face and for his fierce demeanor and lack of chivalry. Despite their previous brutal fight, they converse on civil terms. Game of Thrones Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. One dragon is killed and reanimated by the Night King, but Daenerys' group, minus Jon - who stays behind to fight back the White Walkers - is able to flee. During the battle, the Hound is triggered by the use of fire to destroy the wights and is close to giving up, but is convinced by Beric to keep fighting, indicating towards Arya who is relentlessly fighting beside them. Lord Beric sentences Clegane to a trial by combat, which Clegane wins to secure his freedom. He participates in the Battle of the Blackwater against Stannis Baratheon's forces but is visibly horrified when Tyrion Lannister uses wildfire to incinerate much of Stannis' fleet; he ultimately deserts after witnessing a man burning alive in the battle. Rory McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones and Michael "Lurch" Armstrong in Edgar Wright's crime-comedy Hot Fuzz.He also played Jurgen the Brutal, the main … It is during this season that Sandor Clegane admits to Sansa that he loves killing, saying "Killing is the sweetest thing there is". "HBO: Game of Thrones: Sandor Clegane ("The Hound"): Bio", "A psychologist diagnosed 'Game of Thrones' characters as if they were his patients — here's what he came up with", "A Read of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, Part 48", "Sandor Clegane: 'Game of Thrones' actor talks", "Rory McCann on The Hound and Brienne fighting dirty, and teaching Arya all too well", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sandor_Clegane&oldid=998891743, Fictional characters with post-traumatic stress disorder, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 14:28. Sandor becomes disillusioned during the Battle of the Blackwater and abandons his duty as Joffrey's guard due to the widespread use of wildfire (a fictional incendiary substance inspired by Greek fire) on Tyrion's orders. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A fight ensues between the Clegane brothers, and Sandor struggles to even injure his inhuman brother. Cleganebowl was the long-awaited fight between brothers Sandor Clegane (the Hound) and Gregor Clegane (The Mountain). The Hound and Arya make peace with one another before the dreaded Battle of Winterfell against the White Walkers. Clegane was described as a tormented man driven by anger and hate, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from his childhood trauma and aspiring only to kill his brother. Sandor is … This event spurred a fear of fire in … Soon afterward, Jon Snow, Davos Seaworth, Jorah Mormont, and Gendry arrive at Eastwatch, intending to capture a wight to present to Cersei (now Queen of the Seven Kingdoms) as evidence the White Walkers exist. Sandor Clegane, nicknamed the Hound, is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Sandor exchanges brief words with his brother, The Mountain, making sure to let him know that his time is soon to come. Sandor Clegane, popularly nicknamed the Hound, was the younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane and was the personal bodyguard of Prince Joffrey Baratheon.When Joffrey ascended the Iron Throne as King Joffrey I, Sandor was named into his Kings guard despite not being a knight himself, but deserted from his post at the Battle of the Blackwater. The Brotherhood attempts to cross the Wall via Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, but are intercepted by wildling scouts manning the castle and are locked in the ice cells. In the Riverlands, Clegane is arrested by the Brotherhood Without Banners, a group of knights and soldiers sent by Eddard Stark to kill Gregor and restore order to the Riverlands. He also had a sister who died but I'm unsure if she was older or younger. His face was distinguished by gruesome burn scars, which he received as a child when his brother pushed his head into a brazier. According to Jaime Lannister, Sandor was deceptively fast, much more so than a man of his size should have been. The group soon captures a wight but is surrounded by the White Walkers and their army of wights, although not before Gendry flees to Eastwatch to request Daenerys Targaryen's aid. Or put it another way, the Hound (who is dead) was the sword, Sandor is the man who was always trying to break out - I'm hoping the Elder Brother's 'healing hands' can do their work. Clegane is often assigned to guard Sansa, and becomes protective over her, calling her "little bird." At the Brotherhood's hideout, their leader Lord Beric Dondarrion accuses Clegane of being a murderer; although Clegane asserts that the murders were committed in order to protect Joffrey, Arya testifies that Clegane had killed Mycah despite the boy's not having harmed Joffrey. Sandor Clegane, better known as the Hound, has consistently been one of the most interesting characters to appear in Game of Thrones. The Broken Speech. Sandor is named Joffrey's Kingsguard towards the end of A Game of Thrones, but always refuses to become a Knight. In his youth, Gregor nearly burned off half of Sandor's face because h… He is mentioned a few times in A Feast for Crows (2005), because stories are spreading that somebody using the Hound's helmet is committing atrocities. Impersonating Sandor, after his assumed death. Scottish actor Rory McCann[1] has received acclaim for his portrayal[5] of Sandor Clegane in the television adaptation of the series of books.[6]. ... monstrous older brother, Gregor Clegane… Daenerys arrives with her dragons before the group can be overrun. He takes her to the Twins, where Robb is attending the wedding of his uncle. In A Storm of Swords, the lordless Sandor gets drunk and is captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners, who sentences him to a trial by combat on charge of murder accused by Arya. Sandor Clegane traveled to King's Landing with Arya Stark. As a child, Sandor received gruesome facial burns when Gregor shoved his face into a brazier. Sandor Clegane continues to defend Sansa, including by covering her after Joffrey orders her stripped in front of the assembled court and rescuing her from being gang-raped during the King's Landing riots. Sandor Clegane, also nicknamed The Hound is the brother of Gregor Clegane. However, the appearance of a mute gravedigger who matches Sandor physically and the Elder Brother's refusal to confirm if Sandor is dead imply that he may still be alive. The gravedigger at the monastery is a large man, bigger than Brienne. Ser Gregor Clegane is an antagonist in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, as well as Game of Thrones.He is the elder brother of Sandor Clegane and the head of House Clegane, which are knights for House Lannister. When Gregor found him, he shoved the side of Sandor's face into … Supporting Evidence. The Hound then travels to King's Landing to kill his brother along with Arya, who intends to kill Cersei. [1], Sandor Clegane, known as The Hound, was the younger brother of Gregor Clegane, and was a retainer to House Lannister. In the aftermath, Clegane sails to White Harbor with Daenerys' forces with the intention of travelling to Winterfell to aid Jon and Daenerys against the Night King. He was known for his large size, great strength and skill with the sword. He becomes critically ill when his wounds begin to fester, so Arya abandons him under a tree to await his apparent death.[4]. With Joffrey's ascension to the throne, Clegane is named to the Kingsguard to replace the ousted Ser Barristan Selmy. The Elder Brother of the monastery, while speaking to Brienne of Tarth, seems to know much about the mind and soul of Sandor Clegane.Perhaps too much for having only briefly spoken to him as he died. Sandor knocks Arya unconscious to prevent her from running into the castle and fights his way out, killing three Frey knights. Thoros has Clegane look into the flames of the Brotherhood's campfire, and in them the skeptical Clegane sees the White Walkers and their forces marching towards the Wall. He subsequently appeared in Martin's A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000), and A Feast for Crows (2005). One of the many things Maddelein didn't expect from the royal visit was to find comfort in the Princes beast. When he was about six or seven years old a woodcarver set up shop close to his father’s keep. Consequently, Clegane feared fire and hated his brother. Sandor is considered one of the most dangerous fighters in Westeros, along with his brother Gregor. Lord Beric allows Clegane to help hang two of the outlaws, followed by an offer to join the Brotherhood in their journey north to fight the White Walkers. Sandor is provoked while drunken and kills Polliver in the ensuing fight, but gets seriously injured. At King's Landing, Clegane meets Brienne of Tarth. Sandor is the younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane, nicknamed \"the Mountain\", a monstrously huge knight and arguably the most feared man in Westeros. He was regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros. And when the two of them are captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners and Rorge's band is killed, Lem decides to keep the helmet for him, despite Thoros' opposition. And in the show’s eighth and final season, they finally fight to the death. While escorting Sansa home, he reveals to her how his face was scarred and expresses much resentment of his brutish older brother and towards the concept of knighthood in general. Sandor prevails against the Brotherhood leader Beric Dondarrion and is set free. Gregor's younger brother, Sandor Clegane, known as "The Hound," was the rightful lord of House Clegane. Clegane takes up an ax to hunt down those responsible and kills four of them before discovering the remaining three about to be hanged by Lord Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr, who inform him that the group were acting independently of the Brotherhood. In A Game of Thrones, he acts as bodyguard and servant to Crown Prince Joffrey Baratheon, who calls him "Dog" but is somewhat attached to him, as Joffrey lacks a father figure from King Robert. He tries to protect her from Joffrey's abuse in A Clash of Kings, and advises her to do whatever Joffrey tells her to do as the best way of staying alive. 1 Before Seeking Revenge, Dig Two Graves As the final season begins, Sandor, like many others, is preparing for the fights still to come. For years, many Game of Thrones fans have been clamoring to see Sandor Clegane, a.k.a. Inside, they find the bodies of the farmer and his daughter. We can assume only as to the reasons. ; The gravedigger, along with all the other novices, wears a scarf which covers his face. Introduced in 1996's A Game of Thrones, Sandor is the estranged younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane, from the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. But the Elder Brother mentions to Brienne of Tarth that he found Sandor moribund, and is now "at rest", so his helmet was doubtless stolen from his graveyard. Sandor Clegane (4) Jon Snow (4) Arya Stark (2) Brienne of Tarth (2) Thoros of Myr (2) Beric Dondarrion (2) Jorah Mormont (2) The Elder Brother (ASoIaF) (2) Brother Ray (Game of Thrones) (2) Include Relationships Sandor Clegane & The Elder Brother (4) Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark (3) Sandor Clegane & Beric Dondarrion (2) - Jaime Lannister. GRRM has previously stated that Sandor Clegane is taller than Brienne . The two infiltrate the Red Keep amongst a crowd of civilians Cersei is using as human shields, but Daenerys begins burning the city down and the Red Keep begins to crumble. When Ned Stark accuses Joffrey of being a bastard born of incest and orders his arrest, Clegane assists the Lannister soldiers in the subsequent purge of the Stark household and Sansa Stark's capture, although he later comforts Sansa when Joffrey orders her face slapped and advises how to avoid future pain. Clegane brings out the trunk containing the wight, revealing to Cersei and Jaime Lannister the threat that lies beyond the wall. The Hound joins Daenerys, Jon, and their retinues as they march to Winterfell, where he is reunited with Arya and Sansa. To buy favor with the lord he sent up gifts for the lord’s two boys, but Sandor doesn’t even recall what he got. Clegane learns that Arya is alive and with her family, prompting a rare smile. 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