Wendel by TheMico ©
|Born||In 252–264 AC, at White Harbor|
|Died||In 299 AC, at the Twins|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
|Played by||Oddie Braddell|
|TV series||Season 3|
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Wendel Manderly
Wendel has a large walrus mustache and is bald. He is not quite as fat as his father, Lord Wyman, and older brother, Ser Wylis, but he is still considered immense. His face is shaped like the moon.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Lord Wyman considers marrying Wendel to Lady Donella Hornwood in order to claim the Hornwood lands following the deaths of her husband, Lord Halys, and son, Daryn. Donella is abducted by Ramsay Snow, however.
Wendel is one of Catelyn's escorts after she leaves Riverrun to meet with Renly Baratheon, and he offers to hunt quail for her during the journey south. Wendel is entertained by the melee at Bitterbridge. They continue on to Storm's End after Renly learns his castle is under attack by his brother, Stannis Baratheon.
At a sept near Storm's End, the quiet Ser Robar Royce and the loud Wendel discuss the upcoming battle between Renly and Stannis. Renly is assassinated by a shadow in his pavilion, however, and Robb's envoys flee Storm's End. Since Brienne of Tarth discards her clothing stained with Renly's blood, Wendel gives some of his spare garb to the woman.
A Storm of Swords
After Robb breaks his marriage contract with House Frey by wedding Jeyne Westerling, Wendel offers to marry a daughter of Lord Walder Frey as part of an apology to the Freys. Catelyn does not believe that Walder would be placated by a second son like Wendel, however.
Wendel commands Robb's baggage train during the journey from Riverrun to the Twins for the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully to Roslin Frey. Wendel eagerly eats a leg of lamb during the wedding feast, and Walda Frey tells him of her own marriage to Lord Roose Bolton. When the Freys and Boltons betray Robb with the Red Wedding, Wendel is killed by a crossbow quarrel to his mouth.
A Dance with Dragons
Wendel's bones are returned to his father by a trio of Freys—Rhaegar, Jared and Symond—who also come to ensure White Harbor bends the knee to King Tommen I Baratheon. Wendel's remains are interred in the Sept of the Snows. Jared tells the Merman's Court that Wendel saved Lord Walder Frey from the warg Robb Stark, at which Lord Davos Seaworth scoffs. In private, however, Lord Wyman Manderly confides in Davos that he seeks vengeance against the Freys for his son's death.
Quotes by Wendel
Wendel: There are birds in this grass. Would you fancy a roast quail to break your fast this morning?
Catelyn: Oats and bread are sufficient ... for all of us, I think. We have many leagues yet to ride, Ser Wendel.Wendel: As you will, my lady. Oats and bread, and what could be better?
—Wendel and Catelyn Stark
—Wendel to Martyn Rivers
Quotes about Wendel
A valiant boy, and jolly.
He was one of the fattest men Catelyn had ever known, but howevermuch he loved his food, he loved his honor more.—thoughts of Catelyn Stark
Wendel was always a brave boy. I was not surprised to learn he died a hero.
My son Wendel came to the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder's bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables.
- See the Wendel Manderly calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Wendel Manderly.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 63, Catelyn X.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 28, Bran IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 15, Davos II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.