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Cotter Pyke
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Season(s) 1
Mentioned in "Fire and Blood"
Status Alive. Commander of Eastwatch.
Origin Iron Islands
Allegiance The Night's Watch

Cotter Pyke is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. Cotter Pyke is an officer of the Night's Watch and the commander of Eastwatch.

Biography

Background

Cotter Pyke is a senior member of the Night's Watch. He serves as commander of Eastwatch, the eastern-most castle on the Wall. He is a bastard, born on the Iron Islands.

Season 1

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont tells Jon Snow that Cotter Pyke's rangers found four wights outside of Eastwatch and wisely burned their corpses.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Cotter Pyke is the bastard son of a tavern wench. He betrays his common origins by being plain, even rough-speaking, with a broken nose. Despite his origins, Cotter Pyke is also considered to be a highly effective and able commander, and stands high in the ranks of the Night's Watch. He holds a level of disdain for, and is essentially the opposite to, Ser Denys Mallister, the commander of The Shadow Tower, who is a highborn knight.

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