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Dagmer Cleftjaw by Rafal Hrynkiewicz . © Fantasy Flight Games.

Alias Dagmer Cleftjaw
Title Captain of Foamdrinker
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Culture Ironborn
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Played by Ralph Ineson
TV series Season 2
Dagmer Cleftjaw leading a large crew of House Greyjoy warriors – by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games
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Dagmer, better known as Dagmer Cleftjaw, is the ironborn captain of the longship Foamdrinker. He is remembered fondly by Theon Greyjoy.[1] Ralph Ineson plays Dagmer Cleftjaw in the TV series.



Dagmer has snow white hair and a hideous scar. A longaxe blow had nearly killed him as a child, splintering his jaw, smashing his front teeth and left him four lips instead of two. He wears a shaggy beard, but the hair does not grow where the scar is.[2]


In his youth, Dagmer Cleftjaw was the most dreaded warrior of the Iron Isles. He may have been master-at-arms of Pyke, as he is noted to have trained young Theon in arms. Theon gets on well with the old raider, whom he calls "Uncle" on account of his having a female Greyjoy ancestor four or five generations back.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lord Balon Greyjoy sends Dagmer to Old Wyk to raise the Stonehouses and the Drumms. After Dagmer is successful raising the houses, he is then ordered to accompany Theon on a raid to harry the Stony Shore.[3] During the raid on the Stony Shore, Theon orders Dagmer to stay behind and defend the ships, which Dagmer laughs at.[2]

When Theon returns from the scene of the massacre, Theon convinces Dagmer to follow his plan to take Winterfell. Dagmer would begin by attacking Torrhen's Square and drawing out the garrison from Winterfell. Then Theon would slip in and take the under-manned castle while the garrison was away.[2]

Dagmer besieges Torrhen's Square, but is defeated by Ser Rodrik Cassel in the Battle of Torrhen's Square.[4]

According to Asha Greyjoy, Dagmer returned to Torrhen's Square and took the castle after the Stark forces returned to free Winterfell.

A Dance with Dragons

Dagmer continues to hold Torrhen's Square with his force of ironborn.

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