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A fool, is a court jester used to entertain nobles and their guests at court. Fools are sometimes lackwits and simpletons.

They often wear brightly coloured motley. They use storytelling, japes, juggling, music, acrobatics and other skills to entertain their audiences.

Known Fools

Legendary Fools

Dunk and Egg

A Song of Ice and Fire


I hear all sorts of things as a fool that I never heard when I was a knight. They talk as though I am not there.[1]

- Dontos Hollard to Sansa Stark

All men are fools, if truth be told, but the ones in motley are more amusing than the ones with crowns.[2]

- Olenna Redwyne to Sansa Stark

References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 52, Sansa IV, p 548.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I, p 67.