Gendry

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Gendry
Gendry Amoka.png
by Amok ©

Alias The Bull
Ser Gendry of the Hollow Hill
Title Ser
Allegiance Brotherhood Without Banners
Born In 284AL[1], at King's Landing
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)

Played by Joe Dempsie
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

Gendry is a blacksmith apprentice for master Tobho Mott in King's Landing. When Gendry was old enough, an unknown lord paid his apprentice fee so he could learn to be a blacksmith; he does not know he is a bastard son of King Robert I.[2]

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Character and Appearance

Gendry is of a similar age as Robb Stark. Tall and very muscled, he has blue eyes and thick, black hair.[2]

History

Gendry - by Henning Ludvigsen ©

Gendry was born in King's Landing not knowing who his father was. His mother was a worker at an alehouse who died when he was still a young boy. All he remembers of her was that she had blonde hair. Tobho Mott, a master smith, took him on as an apprentice after being paid double the customary fee by a man who concealed his identity. It is possible that this man was Varys, using one of his disguises.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Eddard Stark recognizes that Gendry is Robert Baratheon's bastard. © FFG

When Eddard Stark investigates the death of Jon Arryn, he meets several people who had met with Arryn shortly before his death, including Gendry. At once he sees the similarity with Robert Baratheon and recognizes that Gendry is his bastard. Eddard tells the smith, that if Gendry ever shows interest in wielding a sword, to send him to Eddard. Gendry shows promise as a smith and makes a helmet in the shape of a bull, Eddard compliments the helmet, offering to purchase it, but Gendry refuses, to the shame of the master smith.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Joe Dempsie as Gendry (TV series)

After Eddard Stark's fall and eventual execution, arrangements are made for Yoren of the the Night's Watch to take Gendry back to the Wall with him. Gendry travels north with Yoren and thirty other recruits, including a disguised Arya Stark, Lommy Greenhands, Hot Pie, Jaqen H'ghar, Rorge, Biter, and others.[3] Not far from King's Landing they are stopped by several Goldcloaks, who demand that Yoren give up Gendry as he is wanted by the Queen. Yoren refuses, and with his recruits chases the Goldcloaks off.[4]

Later, near an abandoned keep around God's Eye, the recruits are attacked by soldiers led by Ser Amory Lorch. Yoren is killed and Gendry is one of the few to escape, along with Arya, Lommy, and Hot Pie. Whilst on reconnaissance with Arya, Gendry confronts her about being a girl. He eventually has the truth out of her and is embarrassed by how crass he had spoken to her when she was in fact a lady. Gendry is captured later by soldiers led by Ser Gregor Clegane. The soldiers spare his life, since a smith is useful.[5] After Raff the Sweeting kills Lommy, they are taken to Harrenhal, where Gendry works as a smith. When Arya decides to escape from Harrenhal, however, she persuades Gendry and Hot Pie to join her.

A Storm of Swords

While traveling in the direction of Riverrun, Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie are captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners.[6] Gendry is impressed with Thoros of Myr's description of the ideals of the brotherhood, and decides to join them. He is knighted by Lord Beric Dondarrion, thus becoming Ser Gendry, knight of the hollow hill.[7]

A Feast for Crows

While questing to find Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth encounters Gendry working as a smith at the Inn at the Crossroads, and is shocked by his striking resemblance to Renly Baratheon. At the inn, Brienne duels with Rorge and slays him, only to be savaged by Biter. Gendry saves Brienne's life by driving a spear through Biter's neck.[8]

Quotes about Gendry

Ned studied the shape of the jaw, the eyes like blue ice. Yes, he thought, I see it.

References and Notes

  1. Being 15 in 299AL leaves his only possible birth year as 284AL, since Gendry could not have been conceived until after the Rebellion ended in 283AL
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 1, Arya.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 5, Arya.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 19, Arya.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 13, Arya.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne.
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