Todder

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Todder
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Alias Toad
Allegiance Night's Watch
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Todder, nicknamed Toad by his peers, is a recruit of the Night's Watch. His father owned a winesink, where Toad learned bawdy drinking songs.[1]

Appearance

Toad is a short, ugly boy with an unpleasant voice. He has pig eyes, small and shiny.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Toad is in the same novice class as Jon Snow. Fed up with being beaten daily during sword practice, he is among the recruits who confront Jon after practice. The fight is put to an end by Donal Noye.[2] Jon tells Todder and other recruits to stop bullying Samwell Tarly.[3]

When Gueren is reported to be coming up the kingsroad with new recruits, Toad is among those chosen to graduate from the novice class,[4] and he is named to the rangers.[5] He is eager to see Longclaw when Jon receives the Valyrian steel sword from from Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.[6] Toad is among the group of friends who stop Jon from abandoning the Night's Watch and forswearing himself.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Todder remains at Castle Black during the great ranging.[8] To celebrate Grenn's first ranging, he is purchased a prostitute at Mole's Town by Pypar, Halder, and Toad.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Samwell mentions Toad to Gilly and tells her that he looks like a toad and has an awful voice.[9]

Toad is presumably one of the defenders against the Thenns during the Battle of Castle Black.[10] Later, he celebrates Jon's election as the new Lord Commander.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Toad is one of the friends present in the new common hall who try to invite Lord Commander Snow to sit with them, to no avail. He complains about Melisandre's preaching about R'hllor. Jon decides to separate his friends and transfers Toad west to the Shadow Tower.[12]

Quotes by Todder

I heard of a man who had a razor made of Valyrian steel. He cut his head off trying to shave.[6]
- Todder to Jon Snow

Quotes about Todder

The Watch has need of every man it can get. Even men like Toad. You won't win any honors killing him.[2]
- Donal Noye to Jon Snow


Toad sometimes sings too, if you call it singing. Drinking songs he learned in his father's winesink. Pypar says his voice is piss poured over a fart.[1]
- Jon Snow to Samwell Tarly

References and Notes

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