Smiling Knight

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The Smiling Knight
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The infamous Smiling Knight - Sir-Heartsalot ©

Allegiance Kingswood Brotherhood
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)

The Smiling Knight was an infamous outlaw of the equally infamous Kingswood Brotherhood. He was thought to be insane, but was also a deadly swordsman.


Ser Jaime Lannister recounts that the Smiling Knight was his generation's Ser Gregor Clegane in terms of men's eagerness to best him in combat.[1] According to Jaime, [t]he Smiling Knight was a madman, cruelty and chivalry all jumbled up together, but he did not know the meaning of fear.[2] At some point during his career he killed Ser Victor Tyrell, cousin of Lord Mace Tyrell of Highgarden.

Ultimately the Smiling Knight was killed in a clash with the Kingsguard. During the combat, the Smiling Knight briefly crossed swords with Jaime Lannister, but Jaime held him off. Arthur Dayne next fought an extended exchange with him until the Smiling Knight's sword broke. Dayne paused the fight and allowed the outlaw to take a fresh sword. The Smiling Knight did so, but remarked that it was Dayne's famous sword Dawn that he truly desired. Dayne replied "Then you shall have it, ser." In their second exchange, the Smiling Knight was slain.[2]


The Mountain of my boyhood. Half as big but twice as mad. [1]
- Jaime Lannister

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