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Unnamed village, the Gift
{Guymon} - Father
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"Get me to the top. Your name's Olly, right? Listen to me Olly, get me to the top, and when we give the signal bring us back down. You hear me? You find a weapon Olly! Fight them!"
Samwell Tarly to Olly[src]

Olly is a recurring character in the fourth season. He is played by guest star Brenock O'Connor and first appears in "Breaker of Chains".



Olly lived with his mother and father in a village at the Gift.

Season 4Edit


Styr says he will eat Olly's father and mother.

When Olly and his father are on their way home for dinner, their village is attacked by a group of wildlings. When his father is killed by Ygritte, his mother tells him to hide. He flees, and she is killed by Styr. Olly hides under a cart, but is caught by the Thenn warg. The warg brings him to Styr, who holds a blade to his throat. Styr tells Olly that he is going to eat his dead parents, and orders him to tell the men of the Night's Watch at Castle Black in an attempt to draw them out into the open. He then releases Olly, who reaches Castle Black and informs the men of the approaching wildlings.[1]

Olly stays at Castle Black, living amongst the brothers of the Night's Watch and wearing the black clothes of the Night's Watch. He later trains with them for the upcoming fight against the wildlings. Olly brags to the brothers about his archery skills, though only Grenn says he believes him, as well as promising to take him hunting soon. [2]

Olly greets Jon Snow, Grenn and Eddison Tollett as they return to Castle Black after coming from Craster's Keep. Jon pats him on the head as he greets the brothers.[3]

Olly shot ygritte

Olly after shooting Ygritte with an arrow.

During the Battle of Castle Black, Olly is assigned to work the wooden lift system. As the battle rages on Samwell Tarly urges him to pick up a weapon and defend himself. Olly then spots Ygritte preparing to kill Jon Snow. Before she can shoot Jon, Olly uses a bow to kill Ygritte with an arrow through the heart, avenging his father in the process.[4] After the arrival of Stannis Baratheon and his forces, Olly is among the black brothers that attend when the fallen brothers are burned in Castle Black's courtyard.[5]


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 booksEdit

​In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no character by this name nor, so far, any parallel to him. 


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