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Rickon and Shaggydog, Art by Amoka©
|Born||In 295AL, at Winterfell|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
|Played by||Art Parkinson|
|TV series||Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3|
Rickon Stark is Eddard and Catelyn's youngest child, only three years old when the series begins. Rickon is a naturally aggressive and strong-willed child, but his youth makes it difficult for him to cope with the terrible changes that come to his family and life. He is usually accompanied by his direwolf, Shaggydog. In the TV series Rickon is played by Art Parkinson.
Appearance and Character
Rickon is very young, he has bright eyes and favors his mother in appearance. After his mother traveled south Rickon refused to have his hair cut. As a result he has long, unruly hair. His youth making it difficult for him to cope with the terrible changes that are brought upon his life and family by war, which are reflected in his direwolf companion named Shaggydog.
Rickon is the third son and fifth child of Lady Catelyn and Lord Eddard Stark, head of House Stark and Warden of the North. He was born and raised at Winterfell. Rickon has two older brothers Robb, and Bran. He has two older sisters, Sansa and Arya. He also has a bastard half-brother, Jon Snow. Rickon is three year old, but fierce and strong for his age.
A Game of Thrones
Rickon adopts one of the Direwolfs found by the Starks and names it Shaggydog. Shortly after Eddard's death in King's Landing, both Bran and Rickon share a vision of their father's spirit in the crypts.
A Clash of Kings
As the turmoil of Eddard's death shakes his family, Rickon becomes largely unsupervised as his eldest brother and mother leave to war, with his sisters are held captive at King's Landing. Alone with his crippled brother, Bran, at Winterfell, Rickon develops an unruly, often violent temper. His fear and rage are reflected in his direwolf, Shaggydog, who turns largely feral and attacks several people before being restrained. Several times, Bran's direwolf, Summer is forced to fight Shaggydog into submission. Rickon becomes friends with Big Walder and Little Walder Frey.
Rickon became a hostage of Theon Greyjoy when Theon takes Winterfell and later manages to escape and hide in the crypts bellow the castle with his brother Bran, Hodor, the Reed siblings, and the wildling woman Osha. After Winterfell is sacked and burned by Ramsay Snow, the group emerges to find Winterfell in ruins and a mortally wounded Maester Luwin, who tells them that Bran and Rickon need to be separated and taken into hiding. Osha agrees to look after Rickon and takes him and Shaggydog to parts unknown.
A Dance with Dragons
Most of Westeros believes him dead, but Wyman Manderly and Robett Glover learn from Wex Pyke, a survivor of the Sack of Winterfell, that Rickon Stark is alive. Wex tells them - via writing since he cannot speak - that Rickon and Osha fled to the island of Skagos. Lord Manderly sends Davos Seaworth to the island to retrieve him.