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This article is about the character after the Riot of King's Landing. For the title see High Septon (title).
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The High Septon
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Season(s) 3, 4, 5
First seen "Second Sons"
Appeared in 5 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in "Valar Morghulis"
Titles High Septon
Status Alive
Allegiance The Faith of the Seven
Portrayed by Paul Bentley
"Your Grace, Your Grace, my lords, my ladies, you stand here in the sight of gods and men to witness the union of man and wife. One flesh, one heart, one soul... now and forever!"
―The High Septon[src]

The High Septon is a recurring character in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. He is played by guest star Paul Bentley and debuts in "Second Sons".

"High Septon" is the title given to the head of the Faith of the Seven, the dominant religion of the Seven Kingdoms. It is a position of supreme authority within the Faith, but the holder has little power outside of the religion. This High Septon was appointed after his predecessor was killed in the riots of King's Landing.


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The High Septon, at the wedding of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark

Season 2Edit

This High Septon was appointed after his predecessor was killed in the riots of King's Landing.[1] Pycelle reports consulting the High Septon about King Joffrey Baratheon setting aside his betrothal to Sansa Stark.[2]

Season 3Edit

The High Septon talks about an orphanage in Flea Bottom to Margaery Tyrell. Margaery then stops by the orphanage while travelling from a sept to the Red Keep to talk with the orphans and give them some toys, surprising her betrothed Joffrey Baratheon.[3]

The High Septon conducts the wedding of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark at the Great Sept of Baelor.[4]

Season 4Edit

The High Septon conducts the marriage of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell.[5]

He is present in the Great Sept of Baelor after King Joffrey's funneral, when Cersei Lannister, Tommen Baratheon and Tywin Lannister are privately mourning the death of the King before his body. After Tywin takes Tommen away, Jaime Lannister arrives and asks the High Septon to give the Queen a moment alone with her dead son, prompting them all to leave. The High Septon quickly complies and leads the attendant servants out of the Sept.[6]

During Tommen's coronation in the Throne Room, the High Septon places the crown upon his head, officially announcing him as the new King.[7]

Season 5Edit

The High Septon later stands outside the Sept of Baelor immediately preceding the funeral of Lord Tywin. He suggests to Cersei that they start soon, since lords and ladies have come from all over Westeros, but she says they will wait a little longer while she has a moment alone with Jaime and Tywin's corpse.[8]

Appearances Edit

Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
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
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

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the preceding High Septon was killed in the riot of King's Landing. Tyrion influences the Most Devout to choose this High Septon to replace him. Unlike his corrupt and fat predecessor, the new High Septon is considered to be a good man personally, but weak-willed, quietly obeying the Lannisters' political dictates. Tyrion scornfully describes the new High Septon as "a trained seal who barks prettily on command".

When a new High Septon assumes office, he renounces his given name and ever after becomes known simply as "the High Septon", so the name of this particular High Septon, like those of his predecessors, is never revealed.

See alsoEdit


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