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Lead Kingsguard: "Give the order and we'll clear out this rabble."
Tommen Baratheon: "You mean...kill them? Here in the Sept?"
Lead Kingsguard: "We'll be sending them to meet the gods that they love."
— The lead Kingsguard to King Tommen Baratheon[src]

A Lead Kingsguard is a minor character in the fifth season who first appears in the episode "Sons of the Harpy". He is portrayed by Paddy Wallace.


Season 5

He is one one of the five Kingsguard who guard King Tommen on his way to the High Sparrow. When the present members of the Faith Militant deny Tommen entrance to the Great Sept of Baelor because the High Sparrow is praying, the Lead Kingsguard asks for permission to kill the fanatics. However, Tommen is clearly hesitant about shedding blood on holy ground. Adding to this, some of the smallfolk gathered outside the Sept proceed to insult Tommen, calling him a "bastard" and an "abomination". Seeing that they are hopelessly outnumbered, Tommen tactfully declines to give the order and says they will find another way to free his brother-in-law.[1]


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, Tommen Baratheon never goes to meet with the High Sparrow. The name of this Kingsguard is not mentioned, but the candidates, by cross-referencing the events of the episode with the established background Kingsguard in the show, are: Preston Greenfield (who was established to be alive in Season 4 unlike his book counterpart), Boros Blount (even though in the Histories & Lore he's referred to as "the Fat" and isn't young), Arys Oakheart, Balon Swann, and Osmund Kettleblack.


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