The Tickler, by TheMico
|Died||In 300 AC, 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|
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of the Tickler
He has medium height and build, with a face so ordinary that it's difficult to establish his age.
A Clash of Kings
The Tickler is one of Gregor Clegane's men-at-arms, 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 Gregor, trying to gain information on the whereabouts of Lord Beric Dondarrion and any food and valuables they might know the locations of. For this, Arya adds him to her list.
The Tickler later participates in the Battle of the Fords under 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 Edmure Tully counter-attacks with his reserve.
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.
The Tickler continues to be religiously included in Arya's list, though as time goes on she struggles to remember his face as well as the other marked members of Gregor's men-at-arms. His face in particular proves elusive, due to his ordinary looks.
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 coming across Sandor Clegane and Arya. A fight ensues, the Tickler armed with a shortsword in one hand and a dagger in the other. The three are killed, with the Tickler being slain by Arya with multiple stabs to his back when he was distracted by Sandor. As she stabs him repeatedly, Arya screams the questions he asked the smallfolk when interrogating them.
Quotes by the Tickler
|“||Is there gold hidden in the village? Silver, gems? Is there food? Where is Lord Beric? Which of you village folk helped him? Where did he go? How many men did he have with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many were horsed? How are they armed? How many wounded? Where did they go, did you say?||”|
Quotes about the Tickler
|“||Tickler makes them howl so hard they piss themselves.||”|