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'''Biter''' is a recurring character in the [[Season 2|second season]]. He is played by [[Gerard Jordan]] and debuts in the "[[The Night Lands]]." Biter is a criminal forcibly recruited into the [[Night's Watch]].
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{{Dialogue a-b|Arya|They don't scare me.|Gendry|Well, then you're stupid: They scare me.|Arya and Gendry discussing Rorge, Biter, and Jaqen|The Night Lands}}
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'''Biter''' is a recurring character in the [[Season 1|first]], [[Season 2|second]] and [[Season 4|fourth]] seasons. He is played by [[Gerard Jordan]] and debuts in "[[The Night Lands]]," though he was also portrayed by an unidentified extra in "[[Fire and Blood]]". Biter is a menacing criminal forcibly recruited into the [[Night's Watch]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Biter is a criminal from [[King's Landing]] with filed teeth. Along with [[Rorge]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]], he was fished out of the dungeons by [[Yoren]] and forcibly recruited into the [[Night's Watch]]. He is accompanying the rest of Yoren's new recruits northwards to [[the Wall]].
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Biter is a mute criminal from [[King's Landing]] with filed teeth. Along with [[Rorge]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]], he was fished out of the dungeons by [[Yoren]] and forcibly recruited into the [[Night's Watch]]. He is accompanying the rest of Yoren's new recruits northwards to [[the Wall]].
   
 
===[[Season 2]]===
 
===[[Season 2]]===
Biter, alongside [[Rorge]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]] are kept inside a cage for their trip to [[the Wall]]. When Jaqen asks "Arry" (actually [[Arya Stark]]) for water, Rorge demands beer and insults Arya, who says that he should have asked nicely and hits Rorge's hand with a stick hit his hand. He recoils and then tries to grab Arya through the cage. Biter moves up behind Rorge and hisses as Rorge threatens Arya again.<ref>"[[The Night Lands]]"</ref>
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Biter, alongside [[Rorge]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]] are kept inside a cage for their trip to [[the Wall]]. When Jaqen asks "Arry" (actually [[Arya Stark]]) for water, Rorge demands beer and insults Arya, who says that he should have asked nicely and hits Rorge's hand with a stick. He recoils and then tries to grab Arya through the cage. Biter moves up behind Rorge and hisses as Rorge threatens Arya again.<ref>"[[The Night Lands]]"</ref>
   
 
The group is resting in a barn when they are roused to arms by Yoren and told they are being attacked. As they rush outside one man trips and drops his torch, setting a fire near the prisoner wagon. They are met by Ser [[Amory Lorch]] and a force of men loyal to [[House Lannister]]. Lorch points out the Gold Cloaks with him and says that they have come for [[Gendry]], a royal bastard. Lorch orders Yoren and the recruits to drop their weapons. Yoren remains defiant and Lorch orders him shot.<ref name="E13">"[[What is Dead May Never Die]]"</ref>
 
The group is resting in a barn when they are roused to arms by Yoren and told they are being attacked. As they rush outside one man trips and drops his torch, setting a fire near the prisoner wagon. They are met by Ser [[Amory Lorch]] and a force of men loyal to [[House Lannister]]. Lorch points out the Gold Cloaks with him and says that they have come for [[Gendry]], a royal bastard. Lorch orders Yoren and the recruits to drop their weapons. Yoren remains defiant and Lorch orders him shot.<ref name="E13">"[[What is Dead May Never Die]]"</ref>
   
Seeing their leader killed Gendry and many of the other recruits join the fight. Arya is distracted by Jaqen calling for help as the flames lick the bars of the cage. She hands him an axe before rushing to join the fray. They use it to escape the wagon. Gendry is overwhelmed and knocked down. As Arya runs round a corner she is knocked over and taken prisoner along with the other survivors.<ref name="E13"/>
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Seeing their leader killed Gendry and many of the other recruits join the fight. Arya is distracted by Jaqen calling for help as the flames lick the bars of the cage. She hands him an axe before rushing to join the fray. They use it to escape the wagon. Gendry is overwhelmed and knocked down. As Arya runs round a corner she is knocked over and taken prisoner along with the other survivors.<ref name="E13" />
   
 
Rorge, Biter and Jaqen are inducted into the Lannister army. They serve at Harrenhal, where their former fellow recruits are also taken as captives. Arya approaches Rorge and Biter looking for Jaqen. Rorge repeats his earlier threats and shows no acknowledgement of her saving his life.<ref>"[[The Prince of Winterfell]]"</ref>
 
Rorge, Biter and Jaqen are inducted into the Lannister army. They serve at Harrenhal, where their former fellow recruits are also taken as captives. Arya approaches Rorge and Biter looking for Jaqen. Rorge repeats his earlier threats and shows no acknowledgement of her saving his life.<ref>"[[The Prince of Winterfell]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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Arya and The Hound come across a homestead recently burned and pillaged by Rorge and Biter. After granting a [[Dying man (Mockingbird)|mortally wounded peasant]] a merciful death, the Hound is suddenly ambushed from behind by Biter who sinks his teeth into his flesh. The Hound quickly overpowers Biter and snaps his neck, killing him. Rorge then attempts to accost them before being recognized and slayed by Arya.<ref>"[[Mockingbird]]"</ref>
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Later, the bite wound inflicted by Biter begins to fester due to the Hound's fear of cauterizing it with fire.<ref>"[[The Mountain and the Viper]]"</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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==Image gallery==
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:520px-Biter.png|thumb|The character speculated to be Biter in "Fire and Blood", next to the alleged Rorge]]
 
[[File:520px-Biter.png|thumb|The character speculated to be Biter in "Fire and Blood", next to the alleged Rorge]]
Fans have speculated that the three prisoners in Yoren's wagon in the [[Fire and Blood|final episode]] of the [[Season 1|first season]] of the series were meant to be Rorge, Biter and (in a cloak with his face hidden) Jaqen H'ghar. However, these three roles were played by extras, with full-time actors for the roles not hired until filming of Season 2 was underway. Whether these were indeed the same characters and have been recast, or another explanation will be found for the discrepancy, is unclear.
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Fans have speculated that the three prisoners in Yoren's wagon in the [[Fire and Blood|final episode]] of the [[Season 1|first season]] of the series were meant to be Rorge, Biter and (in a cloak with his face hidden) Jaqen H'ghar. However, these three roles were played by extras, with full-time actors for the roles not hired until filming of Season 2 was underway.
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]''novels, Biter is a mindless, mute thug from King's Landing, an associate of Rorge. According to semi-canon source, Rorge ran several fighting pits where dogs and bears would fight one another and also people. Biter fought in these pits and developed a reputation for savage cruelty. He has no tongue and only speaks through hisses. His teeth have been filed to points.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]] ''novels, Biter is a mindless, mute thug from King's Landing, an associate of Rorge. According to semi-canon source, Rorge ran several fighting pits where dogs and bears would fight one another and also people. Biter fought in these pits and developed a reputation for savage cruelty. He has no tongue and only speaks through hisses. His teeth have been filed to points.
   
 
Rorge and Biter helped [[Arya Stark]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]] to free the Northern prisoners at [[Harrenhal]]. Afterwards they join the Brave Companions, the notorious sellsword company led by [[Locke|Vargo Hoat]].
 
Rorge and Biter helped [[Arya Stark]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar]] to free the Northern prisoners at [[Harrenhal]]. Afterwards they join the Brave Companions, the notorious sellsword company led by [[Locke|Vargo Hoat]].
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Biter is known for his bestial savagery. He tears flesh out of his victims' bodies with his sharpened teeth. According to Rorge, Biter once chewed the breasts of a septa sometime during their pillaging.
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While Vargo Hoat becomes delirious due to his festering head injury, many of the Brave Companions leave Harrenhal, among them Rorge and Biter. They and five more form a gang that sacks [[Saltpans]]. They never encounter Arya and the Hound.
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Rorge and Biter have nothing to do with the [[dying man]] that Arya and the Hound find. He was injured by a [[Bolton]] soldier.
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Rorge's gang encounters [[Brienne]] near the [[Inn at the Crossroads]]. Brienne fights Rorge and kills him, but Biter tackles her down, overcomes her and savagely chews her face. Eventually [[Gendry]] intervenes and kills Biter by driving a spear through the back of his neck, but not before Brienne's face is horribly disfigured.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Biter Biter at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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* {{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
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Arya: "They don't scare me."
Gendry: "Well, then you're stupid: They scare me."
— Arya and Gendry discussing Rorge, Biter, and Jaqen[src]

Biter is a recurring character in the first, second and fourth seasons. He is played by Gerard Jordan and debuts in "The Night Lands," though he was also portrayed by an unidentified extra in "Fire and Blood". Biter is a menacing criminal forcibly recruited into the Night's Watch.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Biter is a mute criminal from King's Landing with filed teeth. Along with Rorge and Jaqen H'ghar, he was fished out of the dungeons by Yoren and forcibly recruited into the Night's Watch. He is accompanying the rest of Yoren's new recruits northwards to the Wall.

Season 2Edit

Biter, alongside Rorge and Jaqen H'ghar are kept inside a cage for their trip to the Wall. When Jaqen asks "Arry" (actually Arya Stark) for water, Rorge demands beer and insults Arya, who says that he should have asked nicely and hits Rorge's hand with a stick. He recoils and then tries to grab Arya through the cage. Biter moves up behind Rorge and hisses as Rorge threatens Arya again.[1]

The group is resting in a barn when they are roused to arms by Yoren and told they are being attacked. As they rush outside one man trips and drops his torch, setting a fire near the prisoner wagon. They are met by Ser Amory Lorch and a force of men loyal to House Lannister. Lorch points out the Gold Cloaks with him and says that they have come for Gendry, a royal bastard. Lorch orders Yoren and the recruits to drop their weapons. Yoren remains defiant and Lorch orders him shot.[2]

Seeing their leader killed Gendry and many of the other recruits join the fight. Arya is distracted by Jaqen calling for help as the flames lick the bars of the cage. She hands him an axe before rushing to join the fray. They use it to escape the wagon. Gendry is overwhelmed and knocked down. As Arya runs round a corner she is knocked over and taken prisoner along with the other survivors.[2]

Rorge, Biter and Jaqen are inducted into the Lannister army. They serve at Harrenhal, where their former fellow recruits are also taken as captives. Arya approaches Rorge and Biter looking for Jaqen. Rorge repeats his earlier threats and shows no acknowledgement of her saving his life.[3]

Season 4Edit

Arya and The Hound come across a homestead recently burned and pillaged by Rorge and Biter. After granting a mortally wounded peasant a merciful death, the Hound is suddenly ambushed from behind by Biter who sinks his teeth into his flesh. The Hound quickly overpowers Biter and snaps his neck, killing him. Rorge then attempts to accost them before being recognized and slayed by Arya.[4]

Later, the bite wound inflicted by Biter begins to fester due to the Hound's fear of cauterizing it with fire.[5]

AppearancesEdit

Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

Image galleryEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

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The character speculated to be Biter in "Fire and Blood", next to the alleged Rorge

Fans have speculated that the three prisoners in Yoren's wagon in the final episode of the first season of the series were meant to be Rorge, Biter and (in a cloak with his face hidden) Jaqen H'ghar. However, these three roles were played by extras, with full-time actors for the roles not hired until filming of Season 2 was underway.

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Biter is a mindless, mute thug from King's Landing, an associate of Rorge. According to semi-canon source, Rorge ran several fighting pits where dogs and bears would fight one another and also people. Biter fought in these pits and developed a reputation for savage cruelty. He has no tongue and only speaks through hisses. His teeth have been filed to points.

Rorge and Biter helped Arya Stark and Jaqen H'ghar to free the Northern prisoners at Harrenhal. Afterwards they join the Brave Companions, the notorious sellsword company led by Vargo Hoat.

Biter is known for his bestial savagery. He tears flesh out of his victims' bodies with his sharpened teeth. According to Rorge, Biter once chewed the breasts of a septa sometime during their pillaging.

While Vargo Hoat becomes delirious due to his festering head injury, many of the Brave Companions leave Harrenhal, among them Rorge and Biter. They and five more form a gang that sacks Saltpans. They never encounter Arya and the Hound.

Rorge and Biter have nothing to do with the dying man that Arya and the Hound find. He was injured by a Bolton soldier.

Rorge's gang encounters Brienne near the Inn at the Crossroads. Brienne fights Rorge and kills him, but Biter tackles her down, overcomes her and savagely chews her face. Eventually Gendry intervenes and kills Biter by driving a spear through the back of his neck, but not before Brienne's face is horribly disfigured.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Ancestors:Lann the Clever · Loren Lannister · Damon Lannister
Current members:Kevan Lannister · Tyrion Lannister · Jaime Lannister · Dorna Lannister · Lancel Lannister · Cynda Lannister · Sansa Stark
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