Beric Dondarrion

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Beric Dondarrion
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The Lightning Lord

The Lord of Corpses
Title Lord of Blackhaven

House Dondarrion

Brotherhood Without Banners
Born In +/- 276 AC
Died In 300 AC (His seventh & final death), at the Riverlands

A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons

Played by David Michael Scott
TV series Season 1

Beric Dondarrion is Lord of Blackhaven. He became the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners after he was sent out to the Riverlands by Eddard Stark to bring the king's justice to Ser Gregor Clegane. He is almost twenty-two years old.[1] He is betrothed to Lady Allyria Dayne.[2]


He is handsome and has red-gold hair.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

He came to King's Landing to fight in the tourney celebrating Eddard Stark's appointment as Hand of the King.[3] During the tournament he lost a horse in a tilt with a hedge knight and was unhorsed by Thoros of Myr shortly thereafter.[4] After the conclusion of the tournament, he remained in King's Landing. This led him being appointed to lead an expedition to arrest Ser Gregor Clegane, who had been raiding the Riverlands after the capture of Tyrion Lannister.[5] That led to the Battle at the Mummer's Ford, where he was killed for the first time by Gregor Clegane's lance and defended by his squire Edric Dayne. [2] By the time that Robb Stark and his allies were fighting the Lannister armies near the Trident, Beric's group was continually raiding the Lannisters' foraging parties.[6], [7], [8], [9]

A Clash of Kings

Rumors have Beric as missing or perhaps dead.[6] [10] He is still raiding the Lannister foraging parties[9] and Ser Gregor Clegane's group is actively seeking him[11], as are Tywin Lannister's forces stationed at Harrenhal[12] His group meets smallfolk plagued by the ravage of Lannister forces but does not trouble them, and attempts to pay for the food they take[12]

A Storm of Swords

After being slain by Ser Gregor at the Mummer's Ford, he was resurrected by Thoros of Myr[13] and became the leader of the outlaw band, the Brotherhood Without Banners. He was killed several more times, but was brought back to life each time, although each time he was brought back he came back with fewer memories of his life before the war. He was captured near the Gods Eye and hanged by Lannisters, but was cut down before he could die.[14] He was slain by Ser Burton Crakehall, hung by Ser Amory Lorch at Rushing Falls. Ser Gregor put a dirk through his eye and Sandor Clegane killed him during his trial by battle.[15] By the end Beric became a scarecrow of a man, his battered body bearing all the wounds of his previous deaths.

He truly died when he gave his life to bring back Catelyn Stark, whose body had been found by the outlaws after the Red Wedding.[16]

Beric Dondarrion by Wouter Bruneel.

The Seven Deaths of Dondarrion

David Michael Scott as Beric Dondarrion (TV series)

References and Notes