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Alias Clubfoot Karl
Allegiance Night's Watch
Died In 300 AC, at Beyond the Wall
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Burn Gorman
TV series Season 3 | Season 4

Karl, dubbed Clubfoot Karl, is a steward[1] of the Night's Watch.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Clubfoot Karl is a member of the Great Ranging, the force that left Castle Black in search of the wildlings. He is one of the conspirators who intend to kill Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He is to cut the tethers amongst the horse lines.[3] Karl survives the Battle of the Fist of the First Men. He supports Dirk during the mutiny at Craster's Keep.[4]

A Feast for Crows

Karl remains at Craster's Keep after the betrayal, along with a few other former members of the Night's Watch.[5]

A Dance With Dragons

Clubfoot Karl and the other betrayers wander in the Haunted Forest, planning to head south over the Wall. However, the traitors are killed by Coldhands and his ravens. Summer, Bran Stark's direwolf, finds the bodies and eats parts of the meat. [6]

TV Series

In the TV series a character appears that is named after Clubfoot Karl and based on him as well as Dirk, though in the series he is named Karl Tanner and is played by Burn Gorman.

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