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| image_caption  = Sandor Clegane Portrait by Amok©
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| image_caption  = Sandor Clegane © 2012 Miguel Regodón Harkness
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| Date_of_Death  = {{Date|300}} (supposedly)
 
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| Books          = ''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (Appears)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (Appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (Appears)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (Appears)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (Mentioned)
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| Played_by      = [[List of actors of the televised series#Rory McCann,Sandor Clegane|Rory McCann]]
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| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 3|Season 3]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]]
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| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 3|Season 3]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 6|Season 6]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 7|Season 7]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 8|Season 8]]
 
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'''Sandor Clegane''' is a member of [[House Clegane]]. He is the younger brother of the current head, Ser [[Gregor Clegane]]. He is nicknamed '''the Hound''' for his savage nature and unquestioning obedience to his masters and for the three dogs featured in his family's arms. He is considered one of the most dangerous fighters in [[Westeros]], though he frequently drinks himself into stupors. As a child, Sandor received gruesome facial burns when Gregor shoved his face into a brazier.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} He came to loathe fire, his brother, and the hypocrisy of [[Knight|knighthood]] in general.
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'''Sandor Clegane''' is a member of [[House Clegane]]. He is the younger brother of the current head, Ser [[Gregor Clegane]]. He is nicknamed '''[[Hound|the Hound]]''' for his fierce nature and unquestioning obedience to his masters and for the three dogs featured in his family's arms. In the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' he is played by [[w:Rory McCann|Rory McCann]].
  
==Appearance==
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The Hound is considered one of the most dangerous fighters in [[Westeros]]. As a child, Sandor received gruesome facial burns when Gregor shoved his face into a brazier.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} He came to loathe fire, his brother, and the hypocrisy of [[knight]]hood in general.
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==Appearance and Character==
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Sandor Clegane|Images of Sandor Clegane]]''
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Sandor Clegane|Images of Sandor Clegane]]''
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Sandor is a huge and heavily-muscled man.{{ref|agot|7}} The right side of his face is gaunt, with sharp cheekbones and a heavy brow, while the left side is a burned ruin of scars.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}{{Ref|aSoS|74}}<ref group="N">''[[A Clash of Kings]]'', [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 32|Sansa III]] incorrectly states that it is the right side of his face which is burned.</ref> Slick black flesh is pocked with craters and deep cracks that ooze red and wet, his left ear is only a hole{{Ref|aGoT|29}} with a stump,{{ref|asos|47}} and a hint of bone shows on his jaw.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} The scars extend down to his throat.{{ref|ACOK|32}} There is a twisted mass of scars around his left eye, which is still good, not harmed by the fire,{{Ref|aGoT|29}} but he has no lips on the left side.{{ref|asos|47}} Sandor has grey eyes, his nose is large and hooked, and his hair is dark and thin. He grows it long and brushes it so that it covers his left side, since no hair grows there.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}
  
Sandor is a huge and heavily-muscled man. The right side of his face is gaunt, with sharp cheekbones and a heavy brow. His nose is large and hooked, his long hair is dark and thin and brushed so that it covers the left side since no hair grows there. The left side of his face is a ruin with no ear but only a hole. There is a twisted mass of scar around his good left eye. Slick black flesh is pocked with craters and deep cracks that ooze red and wet. His eyes are grey. On his jaw, bone shows.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} He regularly wears plain armor and a distinctive helm sculpted into the shape of a snarling dog's head.
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Sandor speaks in a rough, rasping voice,{{ref|AGOT|9}}{{ref|acok|2}} and has a laugh "like the snarling of dogs in a pit."{{Ref|aGoT|29}} The burnt corner of his mouth twitches when he speaks.{{ref|acok|2}} He has a temper,{{ref|AGOT|9}} but is dutiful.{{ref|AGOT|15}} Sandor hates and fears fire,{{ref|acok|41}}{{ref|acok|52}}{{ref|acok|61}}{{ref|acok|62}}{{ref|asos|34}}{{ref|asos|47}} but will carry a torch{{Ref|aGoT|29}} or light a campfire when needed.{{ref|asos|47}} Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] regards Sandor Clegane as one of the strongest living men in Westeros, when thinking of who could match him in a fight.{{ref|ASOS|21}} According to [[George R.R. Martin]], Sandor is taller than [[Robert Baratheon]], [[Brienne of Tarth]], [[Renly Baratheon]], and Jaime Lannister, but shorter than [[Hodor]] and [[Greatjon Umber]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1147/ "Brienne of Tarth", January 31, 2001]</ref>
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The Hound regularly wears an olive-green cloak over plain, soot-dark armor,{{ref|AGOT|30}} and a distinctive helm sculpted into the shape of a [[Hound|snarling dog's head]].{{ref|AGOT|9}} He also sometimes wears a brown roughspun tunic and studded leather jerkin.{{ref|ACOK|2}} He also has worn a red woolen tunic with a leather dog's head sewn on the front.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} When wearing the white woolen cloak of the [[Kingsguard]], he fastens it with a jeweled brooch.{{ref|ACOK|2}} Sandor wields a longsword,{{ref|ACOK|52}} a warhammer,{{ref|AGOT|51}} and a dagger,{{ref|ACOK|62}} and can wield an axe.{{ref|asos|52}} His stallion is a heavy courser named [[Stranger (horse)|Stranger]].{{ref|ASOS|49}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Sandor's childhood appears to have been overshadowed by his older brother Gregor's brutality and martial prowess. Aged seven, his father explained away the burns inflicted by Gregor by claiming his bedding caught fire.{{Ref|aGoT|29}} There are rumours of a sister who died young in mysterious circumstances, and their father was killed in a hunting accident shortly after [[Robert Baratheon|King Robert]] came to the throne, which is also implied to have been suspicious, leaving the family estates to Gregor.{{Ref|aGoT|30}}
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Sandor's childhood appears to have been overshadowed by his older brother [[Gregor Clegane|Gregor's]] brutality and martial prowess. When Sandor was seven years old, a woodcarver in the village by the family keep gifted toys to the Cleganes to buy favor. Sandor desired Gregor's gift, a jointed wooden [[knight]], and took it to play with, though he was afraid of what Gregor might do. When Gregor found him, he shoved the side of Sandor's face into the burning coals of a brazier and held him there while he screamed, until three grown men were able to drag him off. The Cleganes' [[maester]] attempted to heal the burns with ointments.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}
  
Sandor left to join the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] household the same day Gregor came into his inheritance.{{Ref|aGoT|30}} He claims to have killed a man when he was twelve years old,{{Ref|aGoT|7}} possibly during [[Robert's Rebellion]].
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Sandor's [[Clegane (father of Gregor and Sandor)|father]] explained the burns by claiming that his bedding caught fire,{{Ref|aGoT|29}} though there are still rumors that Gregor was involved.{{Ref|aGoT|30}} There are also rumors of a sister who died young in mysterious circumstances, and their father was killed in a hunting accident, which is also implied to have been suspicious, leaving the family estates to Gregor.{{Ref|aGoT|30}}
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Sandor left to join the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] household the same day Gregor came into his inheritance.{{Ref|aGoT|30}} He claims to have killed a man when he was twelve years old,{{Ref|aGoT|7}} possibly during [[Robert's Rebellion]], as he was part of [[Tywin Lannister]]'s host during the [[Sack of King's Landing]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1369/ US Signing Tour (Madison, WI)], November 14, 2005</ref> Sandor has never taken a [[knight]]'s vows.{{Ref|aCoK|2}}
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At some point Sandor was assigned as [[Cersei Lannister]]'s [[sworn shield]], who later assigned him to Prince [[Joffrey Baratheon]].{{ref|agot|15}}
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Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] unhorsed Sandor during a [[tourney]] in {{date|297}}.{{ref|AGOT|25}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
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[[File:Cristi Balanescu Lashing Out II.png|350px|thumb|The [[Hound]] vs the [[Gregor Clegane|Mountain]] - by Cristi Balanescu ©]]
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===''A Game of Thrones''===
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
Clegane acted for a time as bodyguard and servant of Prince [[Joffrey Baratheon]], who regularly called him "Dog". [[Cersei]] suggests that he looked to the Hound as a surrogate father. En route from [[Winterfell]] to King's Landing, he earned the enmity of [[Arya Stark]] by acting on Lannister orders to kill her friend [[Mycah]], the son of a butcher, believed to have harmed Joffrey.
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Sandor is the bodyguard and servant of Prince [[Joffrey Baratheon]], who regularly calls him "Dog". Queen [[Cersei Lannister]] suggests that he looks to the [[Hound]] as a surrogate father. En route from [[Winterfell]] to King's Landing, Sandor earns the enmity of [[Arya Stark]] by acting on [[House Lannister|Lannister]] orders to kill her friend [[Mycah]], the son of a butcher, who is believed to have harmed Joffrey.{{ref|AGOT|16}}
[[File:Cristi Balanescu Lashing Out.png|350px|left|thumb|The Hound vs The Mountain - by Cristi Balanescu ©]]
 
The first night of the [[Tourney of the Hand]], after the feast, Joffrey has him escort Sansa back to the castle. Drunk, despite the final jousts the next day, Sandor becomes enamored with [[Sansa Stark]]. Angry that she can't look him in the eye due to his disfigurement, he mocks her for her polished manners, calling her a "little bird" who chirps on command. He won the tourney after saving Ser [[Loras Tyrell]] from Gregor's wrath. He fights heatedly with his brother; however when [[King Robert]] commands them to stop, the Hound takes a knee.
 
[[File:The hound by ammotu.jpg|thumb|250px|Sandor Clegane by Ammotu©]]
 
When [[Eddard Stark]] attempted to take Cersei and her illegitimate children into custody with the help of the [[City Watch of King's Landing|goldcloaks]] (unbeknownst to the fact that [[Janos Slynt]] had already been under the employ of the treacherous [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] all along and was plotting betrayal), Sandor Clegane participated in the widespread slaughter of Eddard's remaining household guard alongside his erstwhile allies, personally killing [[Cayn]].
 
  
After [[Barristan Selmy]] was dismissed from the [[Kingsguard]], Clegane was named as his replacement despite refusing to become a knight. In this capacity he was often assigned to watch over Sansa. Despite his loyalty to Joffrey, he strategically defended her from Joffrey's wrath several times and is the only Kingsguard who was never commanded to beat her. Instead he treated her with relative kindness and tried to spare her from Joffrey's sadism.
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Sandor rides well during the first day of the [[Hand's tourney]], unhorsing Lord [[Renly Baratheon]].{{ref|AGOT|29}} After that night's feast, Joffrey has Sandor escort [[Sansa Stark]] back to the [[Red Keep]]. Drunk, despite the final jousts the next day, Sandor becomes enamored with Sansa. Angry that she cannot look him in the eye due to his disfigurement, he mocks her for her polished manners, calling her a "little bird" who chirps on command.{{ref|AGOT|29}} Sandor defeats Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] to advance to the finals.{{ref|AGOT|30}} Sandor saves Ser [[Loras Tyrell]] from the wrath of his brother, Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], during their joust. He fights heatedly with his brother, but kneels when King [[Robert I Baratheon]] commands them to stop. Loras allows Sandor to be the champion without a final joust, and the Hound is cheered by Sansa and the [[smallfolk]].{{ref|AGOT|30}}
  
===''A Clash of Kings''===
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When Lord [[Eddard Stark]] attempts to take Cersei and her illegitimate children into custody with the help of the [[City Watch of King's Landing|gold cloaks]]—unbeknownst to the fact that Commander [[Janos Slynt]] is already under the employ of the treacherous [[Petyr Baelish]]—Sandor participates in the widespread slaughter of Eddard's remaining [[House Stark guards|household guard]] alongside his erstwhile allies, personally killing [[Cayn]].{{ref|AGOT|49}} The Hound also takes [[Jeyne Poole]] into custody, placing her in Sansa's room, after breaking down her door with a warhammer.{{ref|AGOT|51}}
Sandor is present for the [[Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day]] as [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]]'s bodyguard. He is dismissive of the competitors, calling them gnats, that it would be a waste of effort to compete himself, and that even Joffrey could beat them. When Joffrey suggests he should fight the champion to the death, the Hound replies “You’d be one knight the poorer.” Sandor has never taken a knight’s vows.{{Ref|aCoK|2}}
 
  
When Ser Dontos disgraces himself by turning up for the tournament drunk and improperly dressed, Sansa saves him from Joffrey's wrath, making up a story that it is bad luck to kill a man on one’s name day. Joffrey mocks the idea and suggests that she should be drowned in wine with Ser Dontos, but the Hound comes to her rescue by telling Joffrey “What a man sows on his name day, he reaps throughout the year.{{Ref|aCoK|2}}
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[[File:The Hound and Sansa.jpg|350px|thumb|Sandor Clegane wiping Sansa Stark's bloodied lip - by Arantza Sestayo ©]]
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After Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] is dismissed from the [[Kingsguard]], Sandor is named as his replacement despite refusing to become a [[knight]].{{ref|AGOT|57}} In this capacity he is often assigned to watch over Sansa, and despite his gruff manner, he treats her with kindness and tries to spare her from Joffrey's sadism. When Joffrey orders Ser [[Meryn Trant]] to beat her, Sandor dabs Sansa's bloody lip.{{ref|AGOT|67}}
  
Later, [[Tyrion Lannister]] arrives with the Lannister troops and the [[mountain clans]]. Sandor comments to Tyrion “They said you were dead,” to which Tyrion replies “I was speaking to the king, not to his cur.” After Joffrey leaves with his brother and sister, the Hound tells Tyrion “I’d guard that tongue of yours, little man.{{Ref|aCoK|2}}
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
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[[File:Luaprata91 sandor sansa eve of battle.JPG|thumb|right|350px|Sansa and Sandor on the eve of the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] - by Luaprata91 ©]]
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Despite his loyalty to the new king, [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I Baratheon]], Sandor strategically defends [[Sansa Stark]] from Joffrey's wrath many times and is the only [[Kingsguard]] who is never commanded to beat her.{{ref|ACOK|2}} Sandor is present for the [[tourney on King Joffrey's name day]] as Joffrey's bodyguard. He is dismissive of the competitors, calling them gnats, that it would be a waste of effort to compete himself, and that even Joffrey could beat them.{{Ref|aCoK|2}}
  
When returning from the [[Godswood]] after meeting with [[Dontos Hollard]] for the first time, [[Sansa Stark|Sansa]] runs into a drunk Sandor as he lurches out of a hidden doorway on the serpentine stairs. He grabs her roughly and questions her about where she has been. He does not believe her lie that she has been praying for her father and the king, but backs her up when Ser [[Boros Blount]] asks the same questions: “You expect her to sleep with all the noise?” He admires her blooming womanhood, but sees her as still a “stupid little bird […] singing all the songs they taught you”. He asks her to sing “some song about knights and fair maids”, and mocks Sansa's admiration of “''true'' knights”. Sansa is frightened by him during this encounter, but though he hurts her by grabbing her wrist, he takes her back unharmed to the Red Keep.
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When returning from the Red Keep's [[godswood]] after meeting for the first time with Ser [[Dontos Hollard]], Joffrey's new [[fool]], Sansa runs into a drunk Sandor. He admires her blooming womanhood, but sees her as still a "stupid little bird […] singing all the songs they taught you". He asks her to sing "some song about knights and fair maids", and mocks Sansa's admiration of [[true knight]]s, but she says she will sing for him gladly. Sansa is frightened by him during this encounter, but though he hurts her by grabbing her wrist to stop her from falling, he is also gentle when he protects her from Ser [[Boros Blount]], and she asks Sandor why he does not let anyone call him a knight. When he takes her back unharmed to the Red Keep, he warns her she is surrounded by liars.{{Ref|aCoK|18}}
[[File:Luaprata91 sandor sansa eve of battle.JPG|thumb|left|350px|Sansa and Sandor on the eve of the Battle of the Blackwater - by Luaprata91 ©]]
 
When they arrive at the drawbridge, Ser [[Boros Blount]] is there and Sansa is alarmed (“the worst of the Kingsguard”, she thinks). The hound tells her “That one is nothing to fear, girl. Paint stripes on a toad, he does not become a tiger,” and to Ser Boros: “Fuck your ''ser'', Boros. You’re the knight, not me. I’m the king’s dog, remember?” Blount tells Sandor that the noise was caused by “fools at the gate” protesting [[Tyrek Lannister]]'s wedding feast, and that Joffrey led a sortie against them. Clegane remarks “A brave boy,” his mouth twitching.
 
  
After crossing the drawbridge, Sansa asks the hound why he lets people call him dog but not knight. He replies by telling the story of [[House Clegane|his house]]'s founding. “I like dogs better than knights. […] A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he’ll look you straight in the face. And that’s more than little birds can do, isn’t it?” Before he leaves her he says “Pretty thing, and such a bad liar. […] They’re all liars here … and every one better than you.”{{Ref|aCoK|18}}
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After the [[battle of Oxcross]], Joffrey summons Sansa, and Sandor warns her Joffrey is not pleased with her brother, [[Robb Stark]]. Sansa says she had no part Robb's treasons, at which Sandor snorts, "They trained you well, little bird." Angry at Ser [[Stafford Lannister]]'s defeat, Joffrey orders Sandor to beat Sansa, but Dontos interrupts and hits the girl with a melon. Joffrey instead has Boros punch Sansa and strike her with the flat of his sword. When Sandor objects, Joffrey orders Boros to strip Sansa naked, but he is stopped by the arrival of [[Tyrion Lannister]] with [[Bronn]] and [[Timett]]. Tyrion asks for someone to give the half-nude girl something to cover herself, so Sandor tosses his cloak to Sansa.{{Ref|aCoK|32}}
[[File:Sandor and stranger by Giliberti.jpg|thumb|300px|Sandor flees King's Landing on Stranger by M.Luisa Giliberti ©]]
 
After the [[Battle of Oxcross]], Sandor brings Sansa before King Joffrey. She protests that she had no part in her brother's treasons, at which Clegane snorts: “They trained you well, little bird.Joffrey orders the three Kingsguard present to beat her, but Sandor does not obey, being interrupted by Ser Dontos. The beating is only stopped by the arrival of [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] with [[Bronn]] and [[Timett]]. Tyrion asks for someone to give Sansa something to cover herself, and Sandor undoes his cloak and tosses it to Sansa.{{Ref|aCoK|32}}
 
  
During the [[Riot of King's Landing]], Sandor comes to the aid of [[Sansa Stark]] when the girl is nearly dragged from her horse by the angry mob. Sandor's savage fury and sword fighting drives the mob away from her in fear, saving her from rape and possible murder.
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During the [[riot of King's Landing]], Sandor comes to the aid of Sansa when she is nearly dragged from her horse by the angry mob. Sandor's savage fury and sword fighting drives the mob away from her in fear, saving her from rape and possible murder.{{ref|ACOK|41}} Sansa later thanks him, and he tells her "a dog doesn't need courage to chase off rats." When [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s men burn the [[kingswood]], Sandor tells Sansa "only cowards fight with fire."{{ref|ACOK|52}}
  
He fought heroically during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]], but eventually deserted after refusing [[Tyrion]]'s command to return to the fiery battlefield.{{Ref|aCoK|59}} Before fleeing, he waited for Sansa Stark in her chambers and drunkenly offered to take her with him, but instead settled for a song elicited at knifepoint.{{Ref|aCoK|62}} Sansa [[UnKiss|believes that he kissed her]], and kept the bloodied Kingsguard cloak he left behind.
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Sandor fights heroically during the [[battle of the Blackwater]], leading the defense against a group of Stannis's archers who land on the shores of the [[Blackwater Rush]].{{ref|ACOK|60}} Frightened by [[wildfire]], however, he eventually deserts after refusing Tyrion's command to return to the fiery battlefield.{{Ref|aCoK|59}} Before fleeing King's Landing, Sandor waits for Sansa in her chambers and drunkenly offers to take her with him, but instead settles for a song elicited at knifepoint.{{Ref|aCoK|62}}
  
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
 
[[File:MKomarck_Beric_v_Hound.jpg‎‎|Sandor Clegane vs [[Beric Dondarrion]] - by Michael Komarck  ©|thumb|350px|right]]
 
[[File:MKomarck_Beric_v_Hound.jpg‎‎|Sandor Clegane vs [[Beric Dondarrion]] - by Michael Komarck  ©|thumb|350px|right]]
As a vagabond, he was arrested in the Riverlands by the [[brotherhood without banners]], who also had [[Arya Stark]] in their custody. Taken to the [[hollow hill]], the brotherhood put Sandor on trial for various atrocities committed by Lannister soldiers, but no crime could be attributed to him personally until Arya testified to his killing of Mycah the butcher's boy. Since there was not enough evidence for a court trial, the brotherhood's leader [[Beric Dondarrion]] decreed that Sandor would face him in a [[trial by combat]]. A follower of [[R'hllor]], Beric fought with a magic flaming blade, but Sandor managed to [[Beric Dondarrion#The Seven Deaths of Dondarrion|defeat]] him despite his hangover and fear of fire.{{Ref|aSoS|34}}
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With Ser [[Mandon Moore]] drowning at the Blackwater and Sandor fleeing the battle, Ser [[Loras Tyrell]] joins the [[Kingsguard]] and Ser [[Boros Blount]] is restored to the white cloaks.{{ref|ASOS|6}}{{ref|ASOS|12}}
 
 
  
{{Quote|Please, I’m burned. Help me. Someone. Help me. Please.{{Ref|aSoS|34}}}}
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Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] considers [[Brienne of Tarth]] to be "the Hound with teats".{{ref|ASOS|1}} [[Arya Stark]] includes Sandor in her list of those she wants to die.{{ref|ASOS|3}} [[Sansa Stark]] wishes Sandor was still there and keeps his bloodied Kingsguard cloak hidden in a chest,{{ref|ASOS|6}} and she [[UnKiss|believes that he kissed her]] the night of the Blackwater.{{ref|ASOS|16}} When Sansa is forced to marry [[Tyrion Lannister]], she considers the Imp to be uglier than the Hound.{{ref|ASOS|28}}
– Sandor's fear of fire
 
  
The brotherhood stripped him of most of his possessions, including the remains of his winnings from the [[Tourney of the Hand]], and set him free, though he was allowed to keep his arms, armor and warhorse [[Stranger (horse)|Stranger]]. When several of the brotherhood stated that Sandor should be killed, Lord Beric said [[R'hllor]] must have a purpose for the Hound.{{Ref|aSoS|39}} Clegane soon returned to try to reclaim his gold by force, upon which he stumbled across Arya as she was escaping. He kidnapped her instead{{Ref|aSoS|43}} and intended to ransom her her back to her brother [[Robb Stark]]{{Ref|aSoS|47}} at the [[Twins]],{{Ref|aSoS|50}} but arrived just as the [[Red Wedding]] massacre was taking place.{{Ref|aSoS|51}}{{Ref|aSoS|52}}
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The [[Mad Huntsman]] captures the vagabond Sandor and brings him to [[Stoney Sept]] in the [[riverlands]]. The Hound is taken into custody of the [[brotherhood without banners]], who also have Sansa's younger sister, Arya.{{ref|ASOS|29}} In the [[hollow hill]], the brotherhood put Sandor on trial for various atrocities committed by Lannister soldiers, but no crime can be attributed to him personally until Arya testifies to his killing of [[Mycah]], the butcher's boy. Since there is not enough evidence for a court trial, the brotherhood's leader, Lord [[Beric Dondarrion]], decrees that Sandor will face him in a [[trial by combat]]. A follower of [[R'hllor]], Beric fights with a magic flaming blade, and Sandor's left arm is burned when his shield catches fire. Despite his fear of fire, Sandor manages to [[Beric Dondarrion#The Seven Deaths of Dondarrion|defeat Beric]].{{Ref|aSoS|34}}
  
Clegane stole Arya off again in the hopes of finding another relative to whom he could ransom her. With [[Riverrun]] besieged by the Lannisters and the [[Eyrie]] inaccessible,{{Ref|aSoS|65}} the prospect of the ransom faded and they spent some time living rough and moving from village to village. Arya continued to name the Hound every night among the people she wanted to kill.
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The brotherhood strip Sandor of most of his possessions, including the remains of his winnings from the [[Hand's tourney]], and set him free, though he is allowed to keep his arms, armor and warhorse, [[Stranger (horse)|Stranger]]. When several of the brotherhood state that Sandor should be killed, Beric says R'hllor must have a purpose for the Hound.{{Ref|aSoS|39}} Sandor soon returns to try to reclaim his gold by force, upon which he stumbles across Arya as she tries to escape. He kidnaps her instead{{Ref|aSoS|43}} and intends to ransom her back to her brother, [[Robb Stark]], the [[King in the North]], who is going to attend the wedding of Lord [[Edmure Tully]] and [[Roslin Frey]] at the [[Twins]].{{Ref|aSoS|47}}{{Ref|aSoS|50}}
[[File:The Hound gets no Mercy Mike S Miller.jpg|325px|thumb|[[Arya]] refuses Sandor the [[gift of mercy]] - by Mike S Miller ©]]
 
Seeking shelter at the [[inn at the crossroads]], they ran afoul of two of Gregor's men and their squire. When the two groups came to blows, Sandor killed [[Polliver]] and held off the [[Tickler]] but was seriously injured in the fight due to inebriation and hunger. The two were victorious, and though Arya dressed his wounds, they quickly became infected; still hating him, Arya refused to grant him the mercy of a quick death. She abandoned Sandor to die under a tree by the Trident, and his fate becomes uncertain after this point.{{Ref|aSoS|74}}
 
  
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Sandor and Arya cross the [[Trident]] at flooded [[Lord Harroway's Town|Harroway]], where the Hound pays outraged ferrymen with a promissory note from Beric instead of gold.{{ref|ASOS|47}} They arrive at the Twins{{ref|ASOS|50}} shortly before the [[Red Wedding]] massacre takes place, however.{{Ref|aSoS|51}} Amidst the fighting, Sandor kills several men—possibly including [[Tytos Frey]] and [[Garse Goodbrook]]—and incapacitates Arya to prevent her from running into the massacre.{{Ref|aSoS|52}}{{ref|ASOS|Epilogue}}
[[Rorge]], [[Biter]], and some of the remaining [[Brave Companions]] travel east to the town of [[Saltpans]] where [[Rorge]] recovers and dons Sandor Clegane's snarling dog helm from his purported grave site, and embarks upon a brutal spree of banditry across the region, culminating in the vicious [[Sack of Saltpans]].
 
  
With reports identifying the culprit only by the helm, [[Rorge]]'s crimes have been attributed to Sandor,{{Ref|aFfC|12}}{{Ref|aFfC|31}} which results in rumors of Sandor Clegane’s alleged atrocities spreading throughout the region. {{ref|affc|30}}
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Sandor hopes to find another relative to whom he can ransom Arya, possibly her aunt, [[Lysa Arryn]], in the [[Vale of Arryn|Vale]]. While traveling away from the Twins, Sandor gives the [[gift of mercy]] to a [[House Piper|Piper]] archer who was wounded by [[House Bolton|Boltons]] during the Red Wedding.{{ref|ASOS|65}} Sandor and Arya stay at a village in the foothills of the [[Mountains of the Moon]] for a few weeks, but the village elder turns them away after work is finished on a palisade. With the [[high road]] to the Eyrie closed, Sandor decides to bring Arya to Ser [[Brynden Tully]], her great-uncle at [[Riverrun]].{{ref|ASOS|65}}
  
Just prior to King [[Tommen]]’s nuptials [[Kevan Lannister]] comes over to Cersei and mentions that Sandor Clegane was reported to have joined [[Beric Dondarrion]]'s outlaws.  The queen is already aware of this, having read a report that outlaws had pillaged [[Saltpans]] and savagely raped the townswomen.  The report had come from a septry on an island hard by the mouth of the [[Trident]]; she read that included in the band of outlaws was a roaring brute in a hound's head helm.{{Ref|aFfC|12}} Cersei suggests that [[Lancel Lannister]] hunt down the Hound, but her uncle is displeased by this insolent comment and answers that his son is not the man to deal with Sandor Clegane. When she then suggests that he go after Clegane, Ser Kevan responds, "When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master."{{Ref|aFfC|12}}
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Seeking shelter at the [[inn at the crossroads]], Sandor and Arya encounter two of [[Mountain's men|Gregor's men]] and [[Sarsfield squire|their squire]], who inform them of the [[siege of Riverrun]] by [[House Frey]]. When the two groups come to blows, Sandor kills [[Polliver]] and holds off the [[Tickler]] until the torturer is killed by Arya, who also kills the squire. The hungry and inebriated Sandor is seriously injured, receiving wounds on his thigh, ribs, neck, and face, and the stump of his burned ear is sliced off. Though Arya dresses his wounds, they quickly became infected during their journey to [[Saltpans]]. Conflicted about her feelings after she leaves him off her list, Arya refuses to grant Sandor the gift of mercy despite his pleas. She rides off, leaving him under a tree by the Trident.{{Ref|aSoS|74}}
  
[[Rorge]] is later killed by [[Brienne of Tarth]]{{Ref|aFfC|37}} at the [[Inn at the Crossroads]]. The snarling dog’s helm came to be in the possession of [[Lem|Lem Lemoncloak]] when the [[brotherhood without banners|brotherhood]] arrived. [[Thoros of Myr]] advised Lem to abandon the helm, seeing it as a symbol of Sandor's rage, but the bitter Lem refused.{{Ref|aFfC|42}}
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===''A Feast For Crows''===
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[[File:The Hound gets no Mercy Mike S Miller.jpg|325px|thumb|[[Arya Stark]] refuses Sandor the [[gift of mercy]] - by Mike S Miller ©]]
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Reports spread of the [[Hound]] leading a pack of outlaws in a brutal spree of banditry near the Trident,{{ref|AFFC|14}} and there is confusion whether he has joined [[Beric Dondarrion]]'s [[brotherhood without banners|brotherhood]].{{ref|AFFC|12}} Witnesses state a roaring brute in a hound's head helm led the vicious [[raid on Saltpans]]. Ser [[Bonifer Hasty]], Ser [[Kevan Lannister]], and Lord [[Randyll Tarly]] intend to bring outlaws like Sandor to justice near [[Darry]], [[Harrenhal]], and [[Maidenpool]].{{ref|AFFC|16}}{{ref|AFFC|25}}{{ref|AFFC|27}}
  
Prior to [[Rorge]]’s death, [[Brienne]] acts on information that she received from [[Timeon]] that [[Sansa Stark]] had been stolen and carried away by [[the Hound]]. Her travels with Septon [[Meribald]] take her to a monastery on the [[Quiet Isle]]. On the isle she speaks privately to the [[Elder Brother]] of the monastery and tells him of her quest and her past. The [[Elder Brother]] informs her that it was the other sister that Sandor made off with, the younger one, [[Arya Stark]].
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During dinner at Darry, Ser [[Lyle Crakehall]] claims to have been moved by the distress of [[Mariya Darry]] and [[Amerei Frey]], and gives them his word that once [[Riverrun]] has fallen he shall return to hunt down the Hound and kill him for them, adding that dogs do not frighten him.{{ref|AFFC|30}}
[[File:Asiulus_SC&alittlebird.png|thumb|right|Sandor Clegane with a little bird - Artwork by Asiulus ©|300px]]
 
[[Brienne]] is shocked by this news as she believed [[Arya]] to be dead. [[Elder Brother]] goes on to tell her that he is certain that [[Arya]] was with Sandor at the inn beside the crossroads, the one old [[Masha Heddle]] used to keep.  He knows that they were headed for the [[Saltpans]] but beyond that he tells her that all he knows for a certainty is that he is dead, "by the sword, as he had lived". Elder Brother buried him personally and left his dog helm as a marker — a mistake, as someone else found and claimed it, and went on, with others, to rape and kill at Saltpans. “I will not call them wolves. Wolves are nobler than that … and so are dogs, I think.{{ref|affc|31}}
 
  
The [[Elder Brother]] tells Brienne what he knows of Sandor Clegane:
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Seeking [[Sansa Stark]], [[Brienne of Tarth]] acts on information that she received from [[Timeon]] of the [[Brave Companions]] that Sansa had been carried away by the Hound. Her travels with Septon [[Meribald]] take her to a [[septry]] on the [[Quiet Isle]]. The [[Elder Brother (Quiet Isle)|Elder Brother]] of the monastery informs her that it was the younger sister that Sandor made off with, [[Arya Stark]]. The Elder Brother knows they were headed for [[Saltpans]], but he states the Hound is dead, "by the sword, as he had lived" and he buried him personally and left his hound helm as a marker — a mistake, as someone else found and claimed it, and went on, with others, to rape and kill at Saltpans. The Elder Brother tells Brienne she would have pitied Sandor if she had seen him at the end, crying in pain and begging for the [[gift of mercy]]. He tells her the Hound died in his arms, and Sandor Clegane is at rest. He also tells her Sandor's big black stallion, [[Stranger (horse)|Stranger]] is in their stables.{{Ref|aFfC|31}}
{{Quote|''I know a little of this man Sandor Clegane. He was [[Joffrey Baratheon|prince Joffrey's]] sworn shield for many a year, and even here we would hear tell of his deeds, both good and ill.  
 
  
If even half of what we heard was true, this was a bitter, tormented soul, a sinner who mocked both gods and men. He served, but found no pride in service. He fought, but took no joy in victory. He drank, to drown his pain in a sea of wine. He did not love, nor was he loved himself. It was hate that drove him. Though he committed many sins, he never sought forgiveness.
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While at the [[crossroads inn]], Brienne encounters a group of [[broken men]] led by [[Rorge]], who wears Sandor's [[hound]] helm.{{Ref|aFfC|37}} Prior to the [[capture of Harrenhal]], Rorge, [[Biter]], and other former Brave Companions had traveled east to seek ship at Saltpans. Rorge had taken Sandor's snarling dog helm from his grave site, and Rorge was responsible for Sandor's alleged atrocities, such as the raid on Saltpans. Rorge is slain in a duel with Brienne.{{ref|AFFC|37}}
  
Where other men dream of love, or wealth, or glory, this man Sandor Clegane dreamed of slaying his own [[Gregor Clegane|brother]], a sin so terrible it makes me shudder just to speak of it. Yet that was the bread that nourished him, the fuel that kept his fires burning. Ignoble as it was the hope of seeing his brother's blood upon his blade was all this sad and angry creature lived for...and even that was taken away when [[Oberyn Martell|Prince Oberyn]] of [[Dorne]] stabbed Ser Gregor with a poisoned spear.'' {{Ref|aFfC|31}}}}  
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When the brotherhood returns to the inn, [[Lem|Lem Lemoncloak]] takes Sandor's helm from Rorge's corpse. [[Thoros of Myr]] advises Lem to abandon the helm, seeing it as a symbol of Sandor's rage, but the bitter Lem refuses. This new Hound serves [[Lady Stoneheart]].{{Ref|aFfC|42}}
  
[[Brienne]] remarks that it sounds as if [[Elder Brother]] pitied him.  He replies that he did and that she would have pitied him as well if she had seen him at the end, crying in pain and begging for “the gift of mercy”. He says that the Hound died in his arms, leaving his big black stallion, [[Stranger (horse)|Stranger]], in their stables. “A blasphemous name. We prefer to call him Driftwood, as he was found beside the river. I fear he has his former master's nature.” Brienne’s thoughts turn to the black stallion she has seen, but she understands destriers are trained to kick and bite. “In war they were a weapon, like the men who rode them.  ''Like the Hound.''”{{Ref|aFfC|31}}
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With the [[siege of Riverrun]] ended, Lyle Crakehall tells Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] he is going to hunt down Beric and the Hound.{{ref|AFFC|44}}
  
Many readers of the series believe that there are hints in what [[Elder Brother]] has said about the Hound to [[Brienne]], that [[Elder Brother]] considers "the Hound" to be simply an aspect of Sandor's personality — the same way that “the Cobbler Above” is an aspect of the Smith, who in turn is an aspect of the one God — and that Sandor Clegane himself may have survived and is living as a novice on the [[Quiet Isle]] monastery. Readers have identified Sandor as the [[Gravedigger/Theories|novice gravedigger]] espied by Brienne.
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==Gravedigger==
 
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Many readers of the series believe that there are hints in what the [[Elder Brother (Quiet Isle)|Elder Brother]] has said about the Hound to [[Brienne of Tarth]], and that Sandor may have survived and is living as a novice on the [[Quiet Isle]]'s monastery.  The Elder Brother spoke of himself as having died on the [[Trident]], but reborn on the Quiet Isle. The Elder Brother may also consider "the [[Hound]]" to be simply an aspect of Sandor's personality — the same way that “the Cobbler Above” is an aspect of the [[Smith (the Seven)|Smith]], who in turn is an aspect of the [[Faith of the Seven|one God]]. Some believe Sandor is the [[Gravedigger/Theories|novice gravedigger]] espied by Brienne.{{ref|AFFC|31}}
Sometime later, while having dinner at [[Darry|Castle Darry]], [[Jaime Lannister]] hears of the rumors concerning Sandor Clegane from the other people at the dinner table.  He asks what makes them so certain it was the Hound at [[Saltpans]].  He thinks what the people at the dinner table are describing sounds more [[Gregor Clegane]]’s work than Sandor’s.  Jaime nurses doubts about the rumors and thinks privately to himself:
 
{{Quote|Sandor had been hard and brutal, yes, but it was his big brother who was the real monster in [[House Clegane]].{{ref|affc|30}}}}
 
During the dinner Ser [[Lyle Crakehall]] claims to have been moved by the distress of Lady [[Mariya Darry|Mariya]] and Lady [[Amerei Frey|Amerei]], and gives them his word that once [[Riverrun]] has fallen he shall return to hunt down the Hound and kill him for them, adding that dogs do not frighten him. [[Jaime]] thinks that to himself this one should:
 
{{Quote|Both men were large and powerful, but Sandor Clegane was much quicker, and fought with a savagery that [[Lyle Crakehall]] could not hope to match.{{ref|affc|30}}}}
 
  
 
==Quotes by Sandor==
 
==Quotes by Sandor==
[[File: MiguelRegodónHarkness_theHound.jpg‎|Sandor Clegane - © 2012 Miguel Regodón Harkness|thumb|300px]]
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[[File:Asiulus_SC&alittlebird.png|thumb|right|Sandor Clegane with a little bird - Artwork by Asiulus ©|300px]]
{{Quote|'''Eddard:''' You rode [[Mycah|him]] down.
 
'''Sandor:''' He ran. But not very fast.{{Ref|agot|16}}}}
 
– Sandor and [[Eddard Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|'''Eddard''': You rode him down.<br>
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'''Sandor''': He ran. But not very fast.{{Ref|agot|16}}|Sandor and [[Eddard Stark]] regarding [[Mycah]]}}
  
{{Quote|Spare me your empty little compliments, [[Sansa Stark|girl]] . . . and your ser’s. I am no [[knight]]. I spit on them and their vows. [[Gregor Clegane|My brother]] is a knight.{{Ref|agot|19}}}}
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{{Quote|Spare me your empty little compliments, girl ... and your ser's. I am no [[knight]]. I spit on them and their vows. [[Gregor Clegane|My brother]] is a knight.{{Ref|agot|29}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|I was younger than you, six, maybe seven. A woodcarver set up shop in the village under my father's keep, and to buy favor he sent us gifts. The old man made marvelous toys. I don't remember what I got, but it was Gregor's gift I wanted. A wooden knight, all painted up, every joint pegged separate and fixed with strings, so you could make him fight. Gregor is five years older than me, the toy was nothing to him, he was already a squire, near six foot tall and muscled like an ox. So I took his knight, but there was no joy to it, I tell you. I was scared all the while, and true enough, he found me. There was a brazier in the room. Gregor never said a word, just picked me up under his arm and shoved the side of my face down in the burning coals and held me there while I screamed and screamed. You saw how strong he is. Even then, it took three grown men to drag him off me. The septons preach about the seven hells. What do they know? Only a man who's been burned knows what hell is truly like.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|The septons preach about the seven hells. What do they know? Only a man who's been burned knows what hell is truly like.{{Ref|aGoT|29}}}}
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{{Quote|'''Sansa''': Why do you let people call you a dog? You won't let anyone call you a [[knight]].<br>
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
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'''Sandor''': I like dogs better than knights... A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he'll look you straight in the face.{{ref|acok|18}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
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{{Quote|Killing is the sweetest thing there is.{{ref|acok|52}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|Gods, too much wine. Do you like wine, [[Sansa Stark|little bird]]? ''True'' wine? A flagon of sour red, dark as blood, all a man needs. Or a woman.{{Ref|acok|18}}}}
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{{Quote|What do you think a [[knight]] is for, girl? You think it's all taking favors from ladies and looking fine in gold plate? Knights are for killing. I killed my first man at twelve. I've lost count of how many I've killed since then. High lords with old names, fat rich men dressed in velvet, knights puffed up like bladders with their honors, yes, and women and children too—they're all meat, and I'm the butcher.{{ref|acok|52}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|'''Sandor''': If there are gods, they made sheep so wolves could eat mutton, and they made the weak for the strong to play with.<br>
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'''Sansa''': [[True knight]]s protect the weak.<br>
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'''Sandor''': There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different.<br>
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'''Sansa''': You're awful.<br>
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'''Sandor''': I'm honest. It's the world that's awful.{{ref|acok|52}}|Sandor and [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|I like dogs better than [[knight]]s.{{ref|acok|18}}}}
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{{Quote|I could keep you safe. They’re all afraid of me. No one would hurt you again, or I’d kill them.{{Ref|acok|62}}|Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]}}
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|I've killed a lot more than him, I promise you. You think that makes me some monster. Well, maybe it does, but I saved [[Sansa Stark|your sister's]] life too. [[Riot of King's Landing|The day the mob pulled her off her horse]], I cut through them and brought her back to the [[Red Keep|castle]], else she would have gotten what [[Lollys Stokeworth]] got. And she sang for me. You didn't know that, did you? Your sister sang me a sweet little song.{{Ref|aSoS|47}}|Sandor, to [[Arya Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he’ll look you straight in the face.{{ref|acok|18}}}}
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{{Quote|Even a dog gets tired of being kicked.{{Ref|aSoS|47}}|Sandor, to [[Arya Stark]]}}
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|'''Archer''': You're [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey's]] dog.<br>
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'''Sandor''': My own dog now.{{Ref|aSoS|65}}|Sandor, to another survivor of the [[Red Wedding]], a dying bowman in service to [[Marq Piper]]}}
  
{{Quote|Killing is the sweetest thing there is.{{ref|acok|52}}}}
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{{Quote|Bugger that. Bugger him. Bugger you.{{Ref|aSoS|74}}|Sandor, to the [[Tickler]], before the fight at the [[inn at the crossroads]]}}
Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|What do you think a knight is for, girl? You think it's all taking favors from ladies and looking fine in gold plate? Knights are for killing. I killed my first man at twelve. I've lost count of how many I've killed since then. High lords with old names, fat rich men dressed in velvet, knights puffed up like bladders with their honors, yes, and women and children too- they're all meat, and I'm the butcher. Let them have their lands and their gods and their gold. Let them have their sers.{{ref|acok|52}}}}
 
– Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|If there are gods, they made sheep so wolves could eat mutton, and they made the weak for the strong to play with.{{ref|acok|52}}}}
 
– Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{quote|He is a dog, just as he says. A half-wild, mean-tempered dog that bites any hand that tries to pet him, and yet will savage any man who tries to hurt his masters.{{ref|ACOK|52}}|thoughts of [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different.{{ref|acok|52}}}}
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{{Quote|He is no [[true knight]], but he saved me all the same. Save him if you can, and gentle the rage inside him.{{ref|ACOK|57}}|[[Sansa Stark]], praying to [[Mother (the Seven)|the Mother]] during the [[battle of the Blackwater]]}}
– Sandor, to [[Sansa Stark]]
 
  
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{{Quote|I wish the [[Hound]] were here. The night of the battle, [[Sandor Clegane]] had come to her chambers to take her from the city, but Sansa had refused. Sometimes she lay awake at night, wondering if she’d been wise. She had his stained white cloak hidden in a cedar chest beneath her summer silks. She could not say why she’d kept it. The Hound had turned craven, she heard it said; at the height of the battle, he got so drunk the Imp had to take his men. But Sansa understood. She knew the secret of his burned face. It was only the fire he feared. That night, the wildfire had set the river itself ablaze, and filled the very air with green flame. Even in the castle, Sansa had been afraid. Outside… she could scarcely imagine it.{{ref|ASOS|16}}|thoughts of [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|[[hollow hill|This cave]] is dark too, but I’m the terror here.{{Ref|asos|34}}}}
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{{quote|Sandor Clegane would kill us all gladly, but not in our sleep.{{ref|ASOS|39}}|[[Beric Dondarrion]], to [[Watty]]}}
– Sandor, to [[Beric Dondarrion]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|Even a dog gets tired of being kicked.{{Ref|aSoS|47}}}}
 
– Sandor, to [[Arya Stark]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|'''Archer:''' You're [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey's]] dog.<br>
 
'''Sandor:''' My own dog now.{{Ref|aSoS|65}}}}
 
– Sandor, to another survivor of the [[Red Wedding]], the dying bowman in service to Ser [[Marq Piper]]
 
 
 
 
 
{{Quote|Bugger that.  Bugger him.  Bugger you.{{Ref|aSoS|74}}}}
 
– Sandor, to the [[Tickler]], before the fight at the [[inn at the crossroads]]
 
 
 
==Quotes about Sandor==
 
  
{{Quote|He is no [[true knight]], but he saved me all the same. Save him if you can, and gentle the rage inside him.{{ref|ACOK|57}}}}
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{{quote|When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.{{Ref|aFfC|12}}|[[Kevan Lannister]] to [[Cersei Lannister]]}}
[[Sansa Stark]], praying to [[Mother (the Seven)|the Mother]] during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]]
 
  
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{{Quote|Sandor had been hard and brutal, yes, but it was [[Gregor Clegane|his big brother]] who was the real monster in [[House Clegane]].{{ref|affc|30}}|thoughts of [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
  
{{quote|Sandor Clegane would kill us all gladly, but not in our sleep.{{ref|ASOS|39}}}}
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{{Quote|Both men were large and powerful, but Sandor Clegane was much quicker, and fought with a savagery that [[Lyle Crakehall]] could not hope to match.{{ref|affc|30}}|thoughts of [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
[[Beric Dondarrion]], to [[Watty]]
 
  
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{{Quote|As the boy's lips touched her own she found herself thinking of another kiss. She could still remember how it felt, when his cruel mouth pressed down on her own. He had come to Sansa in the darkness as green fire filled the sky.  He took a song and a kiss, and left me nothing but a bloody cloak.{{Ref|aFfC|41}}|thoughts of [[Sansa Stark]]}}
  
{{Quote|Sandor Clegane was a man in torment.{{Ref|ADWD|42}}}}
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{{Quote|Sandor Clegane was a man in torment.{{Ref|affc|42}}|[[Thoros of Myr]], to [[Brienne of Tarth]]}}
[[Thoros of Myr]]
 
  
 
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Sandor Clegane
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Sandor Clegane © 2012 Miguel Regodón Harkness

Alias The Hound
Dog
Allegiance House Clegane
House Lannister (formerly)
Kingsguard (formerly)
Culture Westermen
Born In 270 AC or 271 AC[1]
Died In 300 AC (supposedly)
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Rory McCann
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8

Sandor Clegane is a member of House Clegane. He is the younger brother of the current head, Ser Gregor Clegane. He is nicknamed the Hound for his fierce nature and unquestioning obedience to his masters and for the three dogs featured in his family's arms. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Rory McCann.

The Hound is considered one of the most dangerous fighters in Westeros. As a child, Sandor received gruesome facial burns when Gregor shoved his face into a brazier.[2] He came to loathe fire, his brother, and the hypocrisy of knighthood in general.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Sandor Clegane

Sandor is a huge and heavily-muscled man.[3] The right side of his face is gaunt, with sharp cheekbones and a heavy brow, while the left side is a burned ruin of scars.[2][4][N 1] Slick black flesh is pocked with craters and deep cracks that ooze red and wet, his left ear is only a hole[2] with a stump,[5] and a hint of bone shows on his jaw.[2] The scars extend down to his throat.[6] There is a twisted mass of scars around his left eye, which is still good, not harmed by the fire,[2] but he has no lips on the left side.[5] Sandor has grey eyes, his nose is large and hooked, and his hair is dark and thin. He grows it long and brushes it so that it covers his left side, since no hair grows there.[2]

Sandor speaks in a rough, rasping voice,[7][8] and has a laugh "like the snarling of dogs in a pit."[2] The burnt corner of his mouth twitches when he speaks.[8] He has a temper,[7] but is dutiful.[9] Sandor hates and fears fire,[10][11][12][13][14][5] but will carry a torch[2] or light a campfire when needed.[5] Ser Jaime Lannister regards Sandor Clegane as one of the strongest living men in Westeros, when thinking of who could match him in a fight.[15] According to George R.R. Martin, Sandor is taller than Robert Baratheon, Brienne of Tarth, Renly Baratheon, and Jaime Lannister, but shorter than Hodor and Greatjon Umber.[16]

The Hound regularly wears an olive-green cloak over plain, soot-dark armor,[17] and a distinctive helm sculpted into the shape of a snarling dog's head.[7] He also sometimes wears a brown roughspun tunic and studded leather jerkin.[8] He also has worn a red woolen tunic with a leather dog's head sewn on the front.[2] When wearing the white woolen cloak of the Kingsguard, he fastens it with a jeweled brooch.[8] Sandor wields a longsword,[11] a warhammer,[18] and a dagger,[13] and can wield an axe.[19] His stallion is a heavy courser named Stranger.[20]

History

Sandor's childhood appears to have been overshadowed by his older brother Gregor's brutality and martial prowess. When Sandor was seven years old, a woodcarver in the village by the family keep gifted toys to the Cleganes to buy favor. Sandor desired Gregor's gift, a jointed wooden knight, and took it to play with, though he was afraid of what Gregor might do. When Gregor found him, he shoved the side of Sandor's face into the burning coals of a brazier and held him there while he screamed, until three grown men were able to drag him off. The Cleganes' maester attempted to heal the burns with ointments.[2]

Sandor's father explained the burns by claiming that his bedding caught fire,[2] though there are still rumors that Gregor was involved.[17] There are also rumors of a sister who died young in mysterious circumstances, and their father was killed in a hunting accident, which is also implied to have been suspicious, leaving the family estates to Gregor.[17]

Sandor left to join the Lannister household the same day Gregor came into his inheritance.[17] He claims to have killed a man when he was twelve years old,[3] possibly during Robert's Rebellion, as he was part of Tywin Lannister's host during the Sack of King's Landing.[21] Sandor has never taken a knight's vows.[8]

At some point Sandor was assigned as Cersei Lannister's sworn shield, who later assigned him to Prince Joffrey Baratheon.[9]

Ser Barristan Selmy unhorsed Sandor during a tourney in 297 AC.[22]

Recent Events

The Hound vs the Mountain - by Cristi Balanescu ©

A Game of Thrones

Sandor is the bodyguard and servant of Prince Joffrey Baratheon, who regularly calls him "Dog". Queen Cersei Lannister suggests that he looks to the Hound as a surrogate father. En route from Winterfell to King's Landing, Sandor earns the enmity of Arya Stark by acting on Lannister orders to kill her friend Mycah, the son of a butcher, who is believed to have harmed Joffrey.[23]

Sandor rides well during the first day of the Hand's tourney, unhorsing Lord Renly Baratheon.[2] After that night's feast, Joffrey has Sandor escort Sansa Stark back to the Red Keep. Drunk, despite the final jousts the next day, Sandor becomes enamored with Sansa. Angry that she cannot look him in the eye due to his disfigurement, he mocks her for her polished manners, calling her a "little bird" who chirps on command.[2] Sandor defeats Ser Jaime Lannister to advance to the finals.[17] Sandor saves Ser Loras Tyrell from the wrath of his brother, Ser Gregor Clegane, during their joust. He fights heatedly with his brother, but kneels when King Robert I Baratheon commands them to stop. Loras allows Sandor to be the champion without a final joust, and the Hound is cheered by Sansa and the smallfolk.[17]

When Lord Eddard Stark attempts to take Cersei and her illegitimate children into custody with the help of the gold cloaks—unbeknownst to the fact that Commander Janos Slynt is already under the employ of the treacherous Petyr Baelish—Sandor participates in the widespread slaughter of Eddard's remaining household guard alongside his erstwhile allies, personally killing Cayn.[24] The Hound also takes Jeyne Poole into custody, placing her in Sansa's room, after breaking down her door with a warhammer.[18]

Sandor Clegane wiping Sansa Stark's bloodied lip - by Arantza Sestayo ©

After Ser Barristan Selmy is dismissed from the Kingsguard, Sandor is named as his replacement despite refusing to become a knight.[25] In this capacity he is often assigned to watch over Sansa, and despite his gruff manner, he treats her with kindness and tries to spare her from Joffrey's sadism. When Joffrey orders Ser Meryn Trant to beat her, Sandor dabs Sansa's bloody lip.[26]

A Clash of Kings

Sansa and Sandor on the eve of the Battle of the Blackwater - by Luaprata91 ©

Despite his loyalty to the new king, Joffrey I Baratheon, Sandor strategically defends Sansa Stark from Joffrey's wrath many times and is the only Kingsguard who is never commanded to beat her.[8] Sandor is present for the tourney on King Joffrey's name day as Joffrey's bodyguard. He is dismissive of the competitors, calling them gnats, that it would be a waste of effort to compete himself, and that even Joffrey could beat them.[8]

When returning from the Red Keep's godswood after meeting for the first time with Ser Dontos Hollard, Joffrey's new fool, Sansa runs into a drunk Sandor. He admires her blooming womanhood, but sees her as still a "stupid little bird […] singing all the songs they taught you". He asks her to sing "some song about knights and fair maids", and mocks Sansa's admiration of true knights, but she says she will sing for him gladly. Sansa is frightened by him during this encounter, but though he hurts her by grabbing her wrist to stop her from falling, he is also gentle when he protects her from Ser Boros Blount, and she asks Sandor why he does not let anyone call him a knight. When he takes her back unharmed to the Red Keep, he warns her she is surrounded by liars.[27]

After the battle of Oxcross, Joffrey summons Sansa, and Sandor warns her Joffrey is not pleased with her brother, Robb Stark. Sansa says she had no part Robb's treasons, at which Sandor snorts, "They trained you well, little bird." Angry at Ser Stafford Lannister's defeat, Joffrey orders Sandor to beat Sansa, but Dontos interrupts and hits the girl with a melon. Joffrey instead has Boros punch Sansa and strike her with the flat of his sword. When Sandor objects, Joffrey orders Boros to strip Sansa naked, but he is stopped by the arrival of Tyrion Lannister with Bronn and Timett. Tyrion asks for someone to give the half-nude girl something to cover herself, so Sandor tosses his cloak to Sansa.[6]

During the riot of King's Landing, Sandor comes to the aid of Sansa when she is nearly dragged from her horse by the angry mob. Sandor's savage fury and sword fighting drives the mob away from her in fear, saving her from rape and possible murder.[10] Sansa later thanks him, and he tells her "a dog doesn't need courage to chase off rats." When Stannis Baratheon's men burn the kingswood, Sandor tells Sansa "only cowards fight with fire."[11]

Sandor fights heroically during the battle of the Blackwater, leading the defense against a group of Stannis's archers who land on the shores of the Blackwater Rush.[28] Frightened by wildfire, however, he eventually deserts after refusing Tyrion's command to return to the fiery battlefield.[29] Before fleeing King's Landing, Sandor waits for Sansa in her chambers and drunkenly offers to take her with him, but instead settles for a song elicited at knifepoint.[13]

A Storm of Swords

Sandor Clegane vs Beric Dondarrion - by Michael Komarck ©

With Ser Mandon Moore drowning at the Blackwater and Sandor fleeing the battle, Ser Loras Tyrell joins the Kingsguard and Ser Boros Blount is restored to the white cloaks.[30][31]

Ser Jaime Lannister considers Brienne of Tarth to be "the Hound with teats".[32] Arya Stark includes Sandor in her list of those she wants to die.[33] Sansa Stark wishes Sandor was still there and keeps his bloodied Kingsguard cloak hidden in a chest,[30] and she believes that he kissed her the night of the Blackwater.[34] When Sansa is forced to marry Tyrion Lannister, she considers the Imp to be uglier than the Hound.[35]

The Mad Huntsman captures the vagabond Sandor and brings him to Stoney Sept in the riverlands. The Hound is taken into custody of the brotherhood without banners, who also have Sansa's younger sister, Arya.[36] In the hollow hill, the brotherhood put Sandor on trial for various atrocities committed by Lannister soldiers, but no crime can be attributed to him personally until Arya testifies to his killing of Mycah, the butcher's boy. Since there is not enough evidence for a court trial, the brotherhood's leader, Lord Beric Dondarrion, decrees that Sandor will face him in a trial by combat. A follower of R'hllor, Beric fights with a magic flaming blade, and Sandor's left arm is burned when his shield catches fire. Despite his fear of fire, Sandor manages to defeat Beric.[14]

The brotherhood strip Sandor of most of his possessions, including the remains of his winnings from the Hand's tourney, and set him free, though he is allowed to keep his arms, armor and warhorse, Stranger. When several of the brotherhood state that Sandor should be killed, Beric says R'hllor must have a purpose for the Hound.[37] Sandor soon returns to try to reclaim his gold by force, upon which he stumbles across Arya as she tries to escape. He kidnaps her instead[38] and intends to ransom her back to her brother, Robb Stark, the King in the North, who is going to attend the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey at the Twins.[5][39]

Sandor and Arya cross the Trident at flooded Harroway, where the Hound pays outraged ferrymen with a promissory note from Beric instead of gold.[5] They arrive at the Twins[39] shortly before the Red Wedding massacre takes place, however.[40] Amidst the fighting, Sandor kills several men—possibly including Tytos Frey and Garse Goodbrook—and incapacitates Arya to prevent her from running into the massacre.[19][41]

Sandor hopes to find another relative to whom he can ransom Arya, possibly her aunt, Lysa Arryn, in the Vale. While traveling away from the Twins, Sandor gives the gift of mercy to a Piper archer who was wounded by Boltons during the Red Wedding.[42] Sandor and Arya stay at a village in the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon for a few weeks, but the village elder turns them away after work is finished on a palisade. With the high road to the Eyrie closed, Sandor decides to bring Arya to Ser Brynden Tully, her great-uncle at Riverrun.[42]

Seeking shelter at the inn at the crossroads, Sandor and Arya encounter two of Gregor's men and their squire, who inform them of the siege of Riverrun by House Frey. When the two groups come to blows, Sandor kills Polliver and holds off the Tickler until the torturer is killed by Arya, who also kills the squire. The hungry and inebriated Sandor is seriously injured, receiving wounds on his thigh, ribs, neck, and face, and the stump of his burned ear is sliced off. Though Arya dresses his wounds, they quickly became infected during their journey to Saltpans. Conflicted about her feelings after she leaves him off her list, Arya refuses to grant Sandor the gift of mercy despite his pleas. She rides off, leaving him under a tree by the Trident.[4]

A Feast For Crows

Arya Stark refuses Sandor the gift of mercy - by Mike S Miller ©

Reports spread of the Hound leading a pack of outlaws in a brutal spree of banditry near the Trident,[43] and there is confusion whether he has joined Beric Dondarrion's brotherhood.[44] Witnesses state a roaring brute in a hound's head helm led the vicious raid on Saltpans. Ser Bonifer Hasty, Ser Kevan Lannister, and Lord Randyll Tarly intend to bring outlaws like Sandor to justice near Darry, Harrenhal, and Maidenpool.[45][46][47]

During dinner at Darry, Ser Lyle Crakehall claims to have been moved by the distress of Mariya Darry and Amerei Frey, and gives them his word that once Riverrun has fallen he shall return to hunt down the Hound and kill him for them, adding that dogs do not frighten him.[48]

Seeking Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth acts on information that she received from Timeon of the Brave Companions that Sansa had been carried away by the Hound. Her travels with Septon Meribald take her to a septry on the Quiet Isle. The Elder Brother of the monastery informs her that it was the younger sister that Sandor made off with, Arya Stark. The Elder Brother knows they were headed for Saltpans, but he states the Hound is dead, "by the sword, as he had lived" and he buried him personally and left his hound helm as a marker — a mistake, as someone else found and claimed it, and went on, with others, to rape and kill at Saltpans. The Elder Brother tells Brienne she would have pitied Sandor if she had seen him at the end, crying in pain and begging for the gift of mercy. He tells her the Hound died in his arms, and Sandor Clegane is at rest. He also tells her Sandor's big black stallion, Stranger is in their stables.[49]

While at the crossroads inn, Brienne encounters a group of broken men led by Rorge, who wears Sandor's hound helm.[50] Prior to the capture of Harrenhal, Rorge, Biter, and other former Brave Companions had traveled east to seek ship at Saltpans. Rorge had taken Sandor's snarling dog helm from his grave site, and Rorge was responsible for Sandor's alleged atrocities, such as the raid on Saltpans. Rorge is slain in a duel with Brienne.[50]

When the brotherhood returns to the inn, Lem Lemoncloak takes Sandor's helm from Rorge's corpse. Thoros of Myr advises Lem to abandon the helm, seeing it as a symbol of Sandor's rage, but the bitter Lem refuses. This new Hound serves Lady Stoneheart.[51]

With the siege of Riverrun ended, Lyle Crakehall tells Ser Jaime Lannister he is going to hunt down Beric and the Hound.[52]

Gravedigger

Many readers of the series believe that there are hints in what the Elder Brother has said about the Hound to Brienne of Tarth, and that Sandor may have survived and is living as a novice on the Quiet Isle's monastery. The Elder Brother spoke of himself as having died on the Trident, but reborn on the Quiet Isle. The Elder Brother may also consider "the Hound" to be simply an aspect of Sandor's personality — the same way that “the Cobbler Above” is an aspect of the Smith, who in turn is an aspect of the one God. Some believe Sandor is the novice gravedigger espied by Brienne.[49]

Quotes by Sandor

Sandor Clegane with a little bird - Artwork by Asiulus ©

Eddard: You rode him down.
Sandor: He ran. But not very fast.[23]

—Sandor and Eddard Stark regarding Mycah

Spare me your empty little compliments, girl ... and your ser's. I am no knight. I spit on them and their vows. My brother is a knight.[2]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

I was younger than you, six, maybe seven. A woodcarver set up shop in the village under my father's keep, and to buy favor he sent us gifts. The old man made marvelous toys. I don't remember what I got, but it was Gregor's gift I wanted. A wooden knight, all painted up, every joint pegged separate and fixed with strings, so you could make him fight. Gregor is five years older than me, the toy was nothing to him, he was already a squire, near six foot tall and muscled like an ox. So I took his knight, but there was no joy to it, I tell you. I was scared all the while, and true enough, he found me. There was a brazier in the room. Gregor never said a word, just picked me up under his arm and shoved the side of my face down in the burning coals and held me there while I screamed and screamed. You saw how strong he is. Even then, it took three grown men to drag him off me. The septons preach about the seven hells. What do they know? Only a man who's been burned knows what hell is truly like.[2]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

Sansa: Why do you let people call you a dog? You won't let anyone call you a knight.
Sandor: I like dogs better than knights... A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he'll look you straight in the face.[27]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

Killing is the sweetest thing there is.[11]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

What do you think a knight is for, girl? You think it's all taking favors from ladies and looking fine in gold plate? Knights are for killing. I killed my first man at twelve. I've lost count of how many I've killed since then. High lords with old names, fat rich men dressed in velvet, knights puffed up like bladders with their honors, yes, and women and children too—they're all meat, and I'm the butcher.[11]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

Sandor: If there are gods, they made sheep so wolves could eat mutton, and they made the weak for the strong to play with.

Sansa: True knights protect the weak.
Sandor: There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different.
Sansa: You're awful.

Sandor: I'm honest. It's the world that's awful.[11]

—Sandor and Sansa Stark

I could keep you safe. They’re all afraid of me. No one would hurt you again, or I’d kill them.[13]

—Sandor, to Sansa Stark

I've killed a lot more than him, I promise you. You think that makes me some monster. Well, maybe it does, but I saved your sister's life too. The day the mob pulled her off her horse, I cut through them and brought her back to the castle, else she would have gotten what Lollys Stokeworth got. And she sang for me. You didn't know that, did you? Your sister sang me a sweet little song.[5]

—Sandor, to Arya Stark

Even a dog gets tired of being kicked.[5]

—Sandor, to Arya Stark

Archer: You're Joffrey's dog.
Sandor: My own dog now.[42]

—Sandor, to another survivor of the Red Wedding, a dying bowman in service to Marq Piper

Bugger that. Bugger him. Bugger you.[4]

—Sandor, to the Tickler, before the fight at the inn at the crossroads

Quotes about Sandor

He is a dog, just as he says. A half-wild, mean-tempered dog that bites any hand that tries to pet him, and yet will savage any man who tries to hurt his masters.[11]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark

He is no true knight, but he saved me all the same. Save him if you can, and gentle the rage inside him.[53]

I wish the Hound were here. The night of the battle, Sandor Clegane had come to her chambers to take her from the city, but Sansa had refused. Sometimes she lay awake at night, wondering if she’d been wise. She had his stained white cloak hidden in a cedar chest beneath her summer silks. She could not say why she’d kept it. The Hound had turned craven, she heard it said; at the height of the battle, he got so drunk the Imp had to take his men. But Sansa understood. She knew the secret of his burned face. It was only the fire he feared. That night, the wildfire had set the river itself ablaze, and filled the very air with green flame. Even in the castle, Sansa had been afraid. Outside… she could scarcely imagine it.[34]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark

Sandor Clegane would kill us all gladly, but not in our sleep.[37]

When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.[44]

Sandor had been hard and brutal, yes, but it was his big brother who was the real monster in House Clegane.[48]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister

Both men were large and powerful, but Sandor Clegane was much quicker, and fought with a savagery that Lyle Crakehall could not hope to match.[48]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister

As the boy's lips touched her own she found herself thinking of another kiss. She could still remember how it felt, when his cruel mouth pressed down on her own. He had come to Sansa in the darkness as green fire filled the sky. He took a song and a kiss, and left me nothing but a bloody cloak.[54]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark

Sandor Clegane was a man in torment.[51]

Family

 
 
 
 
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Ser Clegane
 
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Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Sansa III incorrectly states that it is the right side of his face which is burned.

References

  1. See the Sandor Clegane calculation.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 74, Arya XIII.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 32, Sansa III.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 9, Tyrion I.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 52, Sansa IV.
  12. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 61, Tyrion XIV.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 62, Sansa VII.
  14. 14.0 14.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
  15. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  16. So Spake Martin: "Brienne of Tarth", January 31, 2001
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 51, Sansa IV.
  19. 19.0 19.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 52, Arya XI.
  20. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 49, Catelyn VI.
  21. So Spake Martin: US Signing Tour (Madison, WI), November 14, 2005
  22. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 25, Eddard V.
  23. 23.0 23.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard III.
  24. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
  25. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  26. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 67, Sansa VI.
  27. 27.0 27.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
  28. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
  29. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 59, Tyrion XIII.
  30. 30.0 30.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
  31. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
  32. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 1, Jaime I.
  33. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 3, Arya I.
  34. 34.0 34.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
  35. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
  36. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
  37. 37.0 37.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
  38. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
  39. 39.0 39.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 50, Arya X.
  40. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
  41. A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 65, Arya XII.
  43. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
  44. 44.0 44.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  45. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  46. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 25, Brienne V.
  47. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
  49. 49.0 49.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
  50. 50.0 50.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne VII.
  51. 51.0 51.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 42, Brienne VIII.
  52. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
  53. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  54. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.

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