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Alias(es) Fat Tom[1]
Title(s) Captain of the guard
Allegiance House Stark
Culture(s) Northmen
Born In 249253 AC[2]
Died In 298 AC, at King's Landing
Issue TomToo[3]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Phil Dixon
TV series Season 1

Tomard, better known as Fat Tom, is a guard sworn to House Stark. He has a son, TomToo.[3]

Appearance and Character

Tomard is fat with ginger-colored whiskers. Near fifty years old,[4] he is the slowest guard of Lord Eddard Stark.[5]

Tom is affable, loyal, tireless, and capable in a limited way.[4]


When Mance Rayder visited Winterfell with Lord Commander Qorgyle, Robb Stark and Jon Snow dropped a mountain of snow on Tomard from a gate. Tom chased the youths around until all three were red-faced.[5]

Tom gave Arya Stark the nickname "Arya Underfoot".[1]

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 Alyn's departure with Lord Beric Dondarrion.[4]

When the Wind Witch is to return Sansa and Arya Stark to the north, Ned tasks Tomard with personally delivering a letter to Lord Stannis Baratheon at Dragonstone.[6] Before the ship sets sail, however, Tom is slain by the City Watch of King's Landing in the throne room of the Red Keep when Eddard is arrested.[7]


Fat Tom was always easy to fool.[1]

—thoughts of Arya Stark


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  2. See the Tomard calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 4, Bran I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 45, Eddard XII.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
  6. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
  7. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.