34 Facts About Davos Seaworth


Davos Seaworth is a prominent point of view character in the novels.


Davos Seaworth comes from humble means and was a successful smuggler, who slipped through Targaryen loyalists' blockade to bring a shipful of much-needed supplies to Stannis and his starving forces defending the castle Storm's End during Robert's Rebellion.


Davos Seaworth considers the treatments fair and is stubbornly loyal to Stannis but fears the growing influence of the Red Priestess, Melisandre.


Davos Seaworth is portrayed by Irish actor Liam Cunningham in the HBO television adaptation.


Davos Seaworth is of low birth, being born to the life of a poor commoner in King's Landing's Flea Bottom.


Davos Seaworth married a woman named Marya, with whom he had seven sons: Dale, Allard, Matthos, Maric, Devan, Stannis and Steffon.


At the time of Robert Baratheon's rebellion, Davos Seaworth evaded the blockade of Shipbreaker Bay and smuggled a shipment of onions and salted fish into Storm's End to Stannis Baratheon and his men, who were starving under siege by Mace Tyrell and the Redwynes.

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The food that Davos Seaworth brought allowed Stannis's men to hold on for almost a year until Eddard Stark arrived to relieve the siege.


However, as a punishment for his years of criminal activity as a smuggler, Stannis personally "shortened" Davos Seaworth's left hand, cutting off the first joint from each finger.


Davos Seaworth is humble but very loyal to Stannis, due to the life and opportunities that Stannis' knighting him presented to Davos Seaworth and his family, despite sometimes disagreeing with Stannis's methods.


Davos Seaworth is a devout believer in the Faith of the Seven, which puts him at odds with the Red Priestess, Melisandre, and the Queen's Men, who worship the eastern religion of R'hllor.


Davos Seaworth tries to always be honest with Stannis, speaking his mind instead of saying what Stannis wants to hear, which earns him Stannis' silent respect in return.


Davos Seaworth is sent to deliver letters declaring Queen Cersei's children were born of incest, so they cannot claim the Iron Throne.


Davos Seaworth advises attacking King's Landing before taking Storm's End, but Stannis fears that the stormlords will not follow him if he appears defeated.


Davos Seaworth is given command of a ship at the Battle of the Blackwater, though he disagrees with their commander, Stannis's brother-in-law Ser Imry Florent.


However, Melisandre foresees it and Davos Seaworth is imprisoned by Stannis' uncle-in-law Ser Axell Florent, who threatens to kill Davos Seaworth if he does not help Axell become Stannis's Hand of the King.


Stannis releases Davos Seaworth to hear his counsel on attacking Claw Isle, and Davos Seaworth claims that it would be unjust to attack despite Lord Celtigar bending the knee to Joffrey, as its people are innocent and only following their Lord.


Davos Seaworth is kept imprisoned in the Wolf's Den but treated well, and is later released and taken to meet with Wyman in secrecy by Robett Glover, who is Wyman's secret guest.


Wyman apologizes to Davos Seaworth for the earlier reception and explains that he cannot publicly defy the Lannisters while his only surviving son and heir Ser Wylis is a captive at Harrenhal, but the fake execution has worked and Wylis is being returned home.


Davos Seaworth references having multiple sons, but only one is seen or included in the story.


When Renly refuses to surrender to Stannis, Davos Seaworth is ordered to sail with Melisandre beneath Storm's End.


Davos Seaworth is revealed to have survived by swimming to a rock, and is rescued by his friend, the pirate Salladhor Saan, who reveals that Matthos died during the Battle of the Blackwater.


Grief-stricken by the death of his son, Davos Seaworth blames Melisandre for Stannis's defeat and unsuccessfully tries to assassinate her before being thrown into the dungeons.


Davos Seaworth arranges a meeting with Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos, and persuades him to give their financial backing to Stannis instead.


Davos Seaworth uses the money to hire ships and sellswords and the Baratheon army travels to the Wall, defeating the wildling army besieging it.

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Davos Seaworth is sent back to the Wall to ask for more supplies, unaware that Stannis plans to sacrifice Shireen to assure his victory.


Davos Seaworth realises that Stannis has been defeated and Shireen is dead, though Melisandre does not reveal her role.


Davos Seaworth is the first to discover Jon Snow's body after his assassination, and barricades his body in a storeroom with the help of Jon's loyalists.


Davos Seaworth accompanies him, and is able to convince the young Lady Lyanna Mormont to offer House Mormont's support, though few other houses do the same.


Davos Seaworth initially keeps this revelation to himself, instead participating in the Stark loyalists' victory over the Bolton forces.


Davos Seaworth is later among the Northern and Vale lords who crown Jon as the King in the North.


Davos Seaworth joins Jon, Daenerys, and Sandor Clegane as they journey to King's Landing.


Davos Seaworth survives the Battle of Winterfell, during which he helps command the Northern army.


Davos Seaworth is last seen as a member of King Bran's Small Council, tasked with the rebuilding of fleets and forts.