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"Want you, wolf girl. Come here."
―Stableboy[src]

A stableboy was a lowborn servant attending the stables in the Red Keep.

Biography

Background

He's a lowborn servant attending the stables in the Red Keep.

Season 1

During the massacre of the Stark household, he tries to stop Arya Stark as she retrieves Needle from a baggage cart in the Red Keep. Arya asks him to leave her alone, promising her father will award him, but he exclaims that the queen will reward him, and grabs her. Arya turns to him and unintentionally stabs him in the belly, killing him.[1]

Appearance

Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the unnamed stableboy is the first person whom Arya kills.

The stableboy is armed with a fitchfork. Arya pleads him to help her saddle a horse, promising her father will reward him. He taunts Arya that her father is dead, and the queen will reward him. Arya grabs Needle and warns him to stay away, and when he grabs her, everything Syrio Forel has ever taught her vanishes in a heartbeat; caught in terror, the only lesson Arya can remember was the one Jon has given her - to stick with the pointy end.

Arya is shocked by the stableboy's death, although she acted in self-defence. She walks elsewhere, away from the stableboy's accusing eyes.

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