Garth the Harelip

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Garth the Harelip, as depicted by Marc Simonetti in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias Garth the Harelip
the Harelip
Title Ser
Captain of the City Watch
Allegiance Blacks
City Watch of King's Landing
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Garth the Harelip was a captain of the City Watch of King's Landing during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. He commanded the Dragon Gate.[1]


Garth the Harelip was among the gold cloaks that went over to the blacks when Rhaenyra Targaryen seized King's Landing.[2]

During the riots of King's landing, Ser Garth led the men of the Dragon Gate garrison against the rioters and managed to restore some semblance of order to the streets north and east of Rhaeny's Hill.[1]

When the Shepherd's flock marched to storm the Dragonpit, Rhaenyra sent riders to Ser Garth and Ser Balon Byrch, commanding them to lead their respective garrisons to disperse the lambs, seize the Shepherd and protect the dragons, but it is uncertain if the riders even reached their destination.[3]

After Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen fled the capital, Ser Garth was charged with defense of the Red Keep. However, not half a day passed before Ser Garth struck Rhaenyra's banners and opened his gates to Ser Perkin the Flea and his gutter knights, trusting to his mercy. Ser Garth was dragged before the Flea and beheaded, along with twenty knights still loyal to the queen.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.