Ser Meryn Trant © Fantasy Flight Games
|Allegiance|| House Trant|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
|Played by||Ian Beattie|
|TV series||Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5|
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Meryn Trant
A Game of Thrones
Ser Meryn Trant accompanies King Robert I to Winterfell to name his new Hand of the King, Lord Eddard Stark. He participates in the Tourney of the Hand, defeating Harwin. He is defeated in the tourney by Ser Loras Tyrell. He is sent to apprehend Arya Stark when Lord Eddard Stark is arrested, but is prevented from doing so by Syrio Forel. Joffrey Baratheon uses him to beat Sansa Stark into obedience. He is present in the throne room when Barristan Selmy is dismissed, and laughs at his former sworn brother's shame.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Meryn rides in the joust during the Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day. There he breaks two lances with Ser Hobber Redwyne, unhorsing him on the second pass. Ser Meryn survives the Riot of King's Landing, when the royal procession is attacked on its return to the Red Keep after seeing Princess Myrcella off to Dorne. He guards King Joffrey I during the Battle of the Blackwater. After the battle, Ser Meryn and the other remaining Kingsguard spend hours knighting more than six hundred men.
A Storm of Swords
Ser Meryn is ordered by Queen Cersei to bring Sansa Stark to the sept to marry Tyrion Lannister. He is later encountered guarding the Red Keep by Lord Commander Jaime Lannister during the latter's return to King's Landing, and is criticised for failing to protect two monarchs in Jaime's absence.
During the trial of Tyrion for the death of King Joffrey, Ser Meryn recounts the story of Tyrion beating King Joffrey after the riot and tells the judges of more episodes where Tyrion threatened the life of King Joffrey. Upon his return, the new Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Jaime Lannister, berates Trant for his willingness to beat Sansa on Joffrey's orders, pointing out that nowhere in the White Book do the Kingsguard swear to beat women and children. When Trant protests that the Kingsguard are sworn to obey, Jaime counters that their first role is to protect the King, which includes protecting the monarch from themselves, and that he expects the knight to use common sense when his king gives him a questionable command.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Ser Meryn is present at the Red Keep when Queen Cersei completes her walk of penance. He guards the Hand of the King's apartments in Maegor's Holdfast on the night of Ser Kevan Lannister's death.
Quotes about Ser Meryn
|“||You are no true knight, Ser Meryn.||”|
|“||You are slow for a knight.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 50, Arya.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 67, Sansa.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.