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Alias Pyp
Mummer's Monkey[1]
Allegiance Night's Watch
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Jozef Altin
TV series Season 1 | Season 3 | Season 4

Pypar, more commonly known as Pyp, is a member of the Night's Watch. He is also known as Monkey. He is in the same novice class as Jon Snow. In the TV series he is played by Jozef Altin.


See also: Images of Pypar

He is small and has large ears.[2]


Before coming to the Wall, Pyp had traveled the Seven Kingdoms with a mummers' troupe. Supposedly he can tell where you are from by your accent.[3] He can imitate a hundred different voices and loves to act.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

A mummers' boy, Pypar joined the Watch at the same time as Jon Snow. During sword practice, Jon thinks he uses his sword like a dagger.[4] He befriends Jon and helps defend Samwell Tarly when he arrives at the Wall. He is named to the rangers when Ser Alliser Thorne believes him ready to man the Wall.[5] He is among the group of friends who stop Jon from abandoning the Night's Watch and forswearing himself.[6]

Pyp beyond the Wall - by Amok ©

A Storm of Swords

He is one of the many fighters atop the Wall when Mance Rayder's army assaults the Watch.

A Feast for Crows

Pypar becomes resentful towards Jon Snow after Jon becomes Lord Commander of the Night's Watch because Jon turns distant, avoiding the very friends who aided his rise to power.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Pypar makes jests about the rituals of R'hllor. Jon Snow orders him to stop and is grateful none of the Queen's Men heard the japes.

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