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"I'm the rightful king!"
―The dwarf as "Stannis Baratheon"[src]

dwarf is an unnamed minor character in the fourth season. He is played by guest star Max Laird and only appears in "The Lion and the Rose".



A dwarf, he makes a living by performing for other peoples' amusement.

Season 4

He is one of five dwarfs hired by King Joffrey to re-enact the War of the Five Kings during the Purple Wedding. He dresses as Stannis Baratheon and rides a mount resembling Melisandre. Tyrion Lannister and many other guests find the spectacle in poor taste, and he instructs his squire Podrick Payne to pay each of the dwarves 20 Gold Dragons afterwards.[1]


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

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there are only two dwarfs jousting. They ride live animals, a dog and a sow. Their real names are revealed in A Dance with Dragons - Oppo (aka Groat) and his sister Penny.

The one meant as a mockery of Stannis bears a shield depicting the black stag on yellow of House Baratheon. Stannis is also vilified in a song by Galyeon of Cuy, which depicts Stannis as an envious and evil man, bordering on an stereotypical fantasy evil overlord, planning on usurping the Seven Kingdoms.

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