For the infobox on this page, and in character infoboxes such as for Ser Beric...the HBO Viewer's Guide invented a patchwork, not-really-a-banner "banner" for the Brotherhood Without Banners, as an icon for linking to members of the organization. On the other hand, they are "without banners" in the books.
This page states that the brotherhood was indirectly created by Ned Stark when he sent away some of his men. But in S01E03, Jaime Lannister states that his first kill was an outlaw in 'the Brotherhood'. So were they not already established? No book spoilers please. 18.104.22.168 13:58, May 30, 2015 (UTC)illum503