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The Tickler
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The Tickler, by TheMico

Alias the Tickler
Allegiance House Clegane
Died In 300AC, at Inn at the Crossroads
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Played by Anthony Morris
TV series Season 2
The Tickler as played by Anthony Morris in the TV series

The Tickler is a man-at-arms in service to Ser Gregor Clegane.


Appearance and Character

He has medium height and build, with a face so ordinary that it's difficult to establish his age.[1]

He earned the name Tickler from his role and reputation as a torturer.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Tickler is one of Ser Gregor Clegane's men at arms and is part of the group that captures Arya Stark, Gendry and Hot Pie in the Riverlands. The Tickler tortures the smallfolk of the Riverlands on the orders of Ser Gregor, trying to gain information on the whereabouts of Lord Beric Dondarrion and any loot they might know the location of.[2] For this, Arya adds him to her prayer kill list.[2]

The Tickler departs Harrenhal alongside Tywin Lannister as part of Gregor Clegane's vanguard, unknowingly putting himself out of Arya's reach to choose him as her next target for Jaqen H'ghar.[3]

The Tickler later participates in the Battle of the Fords under Ser Gregor Clegane's command, managing to cross the trident as one of his best men. He survives the battle at Stone Mill and successfully retreats when Ser Edmure Tully counter-attacks with his reserve.[4]

A Storm of Swords

The Tickler's atrocities are recalled by Arya, who informs Harwin and the Brotherhood Without Banners of his actions when his group captured her and Gendry near the God's Eye and his interrogation and torturing of the smallfolk on the way to Harrenhal.[5]

The Tickler continues to be religiously included in Arya's death prayer list, though as time goes on she struggles to remember his face as well as the other marked members of Ser Gregor's men-at-arms. His face in particular proves elusive, due to his ordinary looks.[6]

After securing Harrenhal under The Mountain's command, The Tickler, Polliver and a Sarsfield squire visited the Inn at the Crossroads to "tickle" the inkeep before running into Sandor Clegane and Arya. A fight ensued, the Tickler armed with a shortsword in one hand and a dagger in the other. The three were killed, with The Tickler being slain by Arya with multiple stabs to his back while being distracted by Sandor.[1] During his death, Arya screamed his repeated interrogation dialogue:

"Is there any gold hidden in the village?! Silver?! Gems?! Where is Lord Beric?!"

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