|First seen||"The House of Black and White"|
|Appeared in||1 episode|
|Mentioned in||"The Wars to Come"|
House Mallister (by birth)
|Family||Jason Mallister - nephew
|Portrayed by||J.J. Murphy|
- "Ser Denys Mallister has commanded the Shadow Tower for 20 years and people say he's a good man."
- ―Samwell Tarly
Ser Denys Mallister is a character in the fifth season. He is played by guest star J.J. Murphy. Denys Mallister is a knight and the commander of the Shadow Tower, the westernmost of the three still operational castles of the Night's Watch. He is the uncle of Lord Jason Mallister of Seagard.
Following the death of Jeor Mormont, a choosing for the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch will take place. Samwell Tarly tells Gilly that Denys Mallister is running against Ser Alliser Thorne. He states that Denys is a good man and thinks that he wouldn't send Gilly away, which is what will probably happen if Alliser is chosen.
|Season Five appearances|
|The Wars to Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||The Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Behind the scenesEdit
Denys Mallister was played by J.J. Murphy, who died four days after filming his first scenes, at the age of 86. Co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have announced the character will not be recast as Murphy "was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended."
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ser Denys Mallister is an old man who has commanded the Shadow Tower for thirty-three years. Ser Denys was born at Seagard, a squire at twelve, a knight at eighteen, and a champion at twenty-two years old. He had been a candidate in the two last elections of Lord Commanders of the Night's Watch.
Ser Denys has blue-grey eyes and a long white beard. He has lost almost all his hair and his face is deeply lined though he still has his teeth and is graceful in his movement. In his communication with other people he is very courteous. He is considered cautious and chivalrous. He's also distrustful of ironborn, due to his upbringing at Seagard, which had been built as a defense against raiders from the Iron Islands.
|Lord:||Lord Jason Mallister||Heir:|
|Title(s):||Lord of Seagard|
|Current members:||Ser Denys Mallister|
|Deceased members:||Ser Jaremy Mallister|
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