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"I know that's tempting, but if you're trapped inside Summer for too long you'll forget what it was to be human."
Jojen Reed to Bran Stark[src]

Summer is one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Summer is adopted and raised by Bran Stark.

Biography Edit

Season 1Edit


Summer, bloody after saving Bran.

Summer was adopted as a pup with the rest of his siblings when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Bran names his direwolf Summer.[1]

Summer followed Bran around wherever he climbed until one day while climbing a broken tower Bran witnesses Queen Cersei having sex with her twin brother Ser Jaime Lannister. When the twins see the boy, Jaime runs over to Bran and grabs him. He pokes his head out the window and upon seeing there is nobody except Summer, he pushes Bran out the window, leaving him a cripple.[2] After Bran is bedridden, an assassin tries to kill Bran, but Summer saves him by jumping on the assassin and ripping out his throat, killing him.[3]

Season 2Edit

Summer is kept inside the godswood of Winterfell. Bran is experiencing Summer's actions and movements in his dreams.[4] After Theon has taken Winterfell, Summer is seen fleeing through the Godswood with Osha, Bran, Rickon, Hodor and Shaggydog.[5]

Season 3Edit

Summer 3x02 2

Summer protects Bran from an unknown boy.

Summer attacks Wildling

Summer attacks a wildling.

Summer follows Bran on his journey to the Wall. Bran's group are encountered by Jojen and Meera Reed. When Meera puts a knife to Osha's throat, Summer gets angry but Jojen calms him down.[6] Later, Bran wargs into Summer and uses him, acompanied by his pack brother Shaggydog, to kill some wildlings while Bran and his companions hide from them in a nearby mill. Then, Summer is separated from Shaggydog, as he follows his master Rickon to Last Hearth and Summer follows Bran to the Wall and beyond.[7] While spending the night at the Nightfort, they are met by Samwell Tarly and Gilly, and the former recognizes Bran Stark due to Summer's presence. Afterwards, Summer continues following Bran, along with Hodor, Meera and Jojen Reed to the lands beyond the Wall.[8]

Season 4Edit

Summer 4x02

Summer shows Bran a weirwood tree.

Summer is hunting in the Haunted Forest, with Bran having warged into him. Bran is awakened after Summer kills a deer and is about to feast. Minutes later, Summer shows Bran a weirwood tree, where Bran experiences a vision guiding him to the Three-eyed raven.[9]
Beyond - Cave 4x10

Summer, Bran and the rest of the group arrive at the cave of the three-eyed raven.

When Bran hears a baby crying, Bran wargs into Summer to have a look. While heading towards the baby he gets distracted by the cry of another direwolf. He goes to have a look and sees that it is Ghost locked up in a cage. Summer runs over to Ghost but falls into a trap. Bran refuses to leave Summer and Ghost behind. Bran and his companions are captured by the mutineers at Craster's Keep attempting to free Summer. They later escape when the keep is raided by loyal members of the Night's Watch led by Jon Snow.[10]

Bran and his companions are attacked by numerous wights outside the weirwood tree of the Three-eyed raven. Summer saves Bran from one of the wights that was right on top of him. After the group is saved by a mysterious child, Summer follows Bran into the cave beneath the weirwood tree.[11]

Appearances Edit

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
Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
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

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Family treeEdit

(Jon's direwolf)
(Arya's direwolf)
(Bran's direwolf)
Shaggydog logo
(Rickon's direwolf)
Grey Wind
(Robb's direwolf)
(Sansa's direwolf)

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Summer is fiercely defensive of Bran, but is arguably the most playful of the five pups. He is colored silver and smoky grey, with yellow eyes. Bran names him after waking up from his coma and later mentions, ".... he was the smartest of the litter"

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