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Alias Fat Tom
Allegiance House Stark
Culture northmen
Born In or between 249 AC and 253 AC[1]
Died In 298 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Tomard, better known as Fat Tom, is a guard sworn to House Stark. He is easy to fool. He gave Arya Stark the nickname "Arya Underfoot".[2] He has a son, TomToo.[3]


Tomard is fat with ginger-colored whiskers. He is affable, loyal, tireless and capable in a limited way. He is near fifty years old.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tomard accompanies Lord Eddard Stark south to King's Landing when he is named Hand of the King. He is named captain of the Stark guards in King's Landing after the death of Jory Cassel and after Alyn's departure with Lord Beric Dondarrion.[4] Tomard is slain by the City Watch of King's Landing in the throne room of the Red Keep when Eddard is arrested.[5]


  1. See the Tomard calculation.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 4, Bran I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 45, Eddard XII.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.