Jeor Mormont: " His name was Bannen. He's a good man, good ranger. He came to us from... Where did he come from?"
Eddison Tollett: " Down White Harbor way"
Jeor Mormont: " He came to us from White Harbor. Never failed in his duty. Keep his vows best he could. He rode far, fought feircely. We shall never see his like again."
— Bannen's eulogy
Bannen is an unseen character in the third season. He's a member of the Night's Watch.
Bannen is a Ranger of the
Night's Watch, originally from White Harbor, the only city in the North. He takes part in the Great Ranging led by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont and survives the Battle of the Fist of the First Men, though he's injured.
Bannen perishes while at
and a funeral is held by his sworn brothers.
says he's surprised a broken foot could kill a man.
, however, points out that
functionally starved him to death by giving them as little food as possible.
In the books
novels, Bannen is wounded during the battle at the A Song of Ice and Fire Fist of the First Men. He dies of his injuries at Craster's Keep, much as he did in the TV series.