Hugo Wull

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Hugo Wull
Big Bucket
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  • Big Bucket[1]
  • Big Bucket Wull[2]
Allegiance House Wull
Culture Northern mountain clans
Born North[3]

Hugo Wull, called Big Bucket and the Wull, is the clan chief of House Wull in the north.[4] He commands the most men of the northern mountain clans.[1]

Appearance and Character

Big Bucket is said to have the biggest belly in the northern mountains.[1] He believes in the old gods.[2] His shield displays the buckets of his house.[5]


Bran Stark saw Hugo when he once came to Winterfell to swear fealty to the Starks and talk with Lord Eddard Stark.[5]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, suggests to King Stannis Baratheon that he visit Hugo and Torghen Flint to win the allegiance of the northern mountain clans, instead of marching on the Dreadfort.[1]

Big Bucket and other clan chiefs swear allegiance to Stannis when the king marches to the northern mountains from Castle Black. The chiefs insist that Lord Roose Bolton cannot be suffered to hold Winterfell and that "Arya Stark" (actually Jeyne Poole) needs to be rescued from Roose's bastard son, Ramsay.[2]

Big Bucket joins Stannis's march on Winterfell from Deepwood Motte.[2] Many of Stannis's southron knights are fearful of winter, but the hill clansmen are better prepared for the harsh weather.[2][6]


This is no winter. Up in the hills we say that autumn kisses you, but winter fucks you hard. This is only autumn's kiss.[2]

—Hugo to Corliss Penny

Robin: I am starting to suspect you have been Bolton's creature all along. Is that the way of it? Did he send you to us to whisper poison in the king's ear?
Hugo: Lord Pea Pod. If you were a man, I would kill you for that, but my sword is made of too fine a steel to besmirch with craven's blood. Aye, men are dying. More will die before we see Winterfell. What of it? This is war. Men die in war. That is as it should be. As it has always been.[2]

Robin Peasebury and Hugo

Corliss: Do you want to die, Wull?
Hugo: I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again. When I was six-and-twenty I could fight all day and fuck all night. What men want does not matter. Winter is almost upon us, boy. And winter is death. I would sooner my men die fighting for the Ned's little girl than alone and hungry in the snow, weeping tears that freeze upon their cheeks. No one sings songs of men who die like that. As for me, I am old. This will be my last winter. Let me bathe in Bolton blood before I die. I want to feel it spatter across my face when my axe bites deep into a Bolton skull. I want to lick it off my lips and die with the taste of it on my tongue.[2]

Corliss Penny and Hugo

Behind the Scenes

Big Bucket Wull may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to the Scottish comic strip Oor Wullie, which features a character named Wullie who is often depicted sitting on a bucket.