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"You know how to spot a liar. If I could pick any girl here, I would pick you."
Tyrion Lannister to Clea[src]

Clea is a prostitute and a slave.

Biography

Background

Clea was a slave and at some point she was made a bedslave at a brothel in the Long Bridge of Volantis. Like all bedslaves in Volantis, she was branded with a slave tattoo shaped like a tear on her cheek. She speaks the Common Tongue.

Season 5

Tyrion Lannister approaches her at a brothel and they take an interest in each other. Despite the fact that he has no money, she offers to have sex with him. He however finds himself unable to perform, thinking of Shae.[1]

Appearances

Season Five appearances
The Wars To Come The House of Black and White High Sparrow Sons of the Harpy Kill the Boy
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken The Gift Hardhome The Dance of Dragons Mother’s Mercy

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no character by the name of Clea.

Tyrion does encounter a Westerosi-looking prostitute in Selhorys, a town under Volantene rule. Her real name is unknown; the propertier refers to her as "sunset girl". Contrary to the scene depicted in the TV series, however, Tyrion does not befriend her but does have sex with her, noticing that she just lies there, unmoving. Her back is severely scarred and her eyes look dead, indicating she was forced to become a prostitute. Too drunk to care, Tyrion retches on the carpet and has sex with her again, then leaving ashamed with himself.

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