21 Facts About Sandor Clegane


Sandor Clegane subsequently appeared in Martin's A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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Sandor Clegane is portrayed by Scottish actor Rory McCann in the HBO television adaptation.

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Sandor Clegane, known as The Hound, is the younger brother of Gregor Clegane, and was a retainer to House Lannister.

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Sandor Clegane was regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros.

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Sandor Clegane's visage is distinguished by gruesome burn scars that he received as a child, when his brother forced his head into a brazier.

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Sandor Clegane is not a point of view character in the novels, so his actions are witnessed mainly through the eyes of Sansa and Arya Stark, with some narrations from other characters such as Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister.

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Sandor Clegane is named Joffrey's Kingsguard towards the end of A Game of Thrones, but always refuses to become a Knight.

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Sandor Clegane saves Sansa's life when Joffreys entourage is set upon by his own impoverished citizens, in the streets of King's Landing.

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Sandor Clegane becomes disillusioned during the Battle of the Blackwater and abandons his duty as Joffrey's guard due to the widespread use of wildfire.

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Sandor Clegane offers to help Sansa flee King's Landing, and is agitated when she refuses.

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Sandor Clegane takes her to the Twins, where Robb is attending the wedding of his uncle.

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Sandor Clegane is provoked while drunken and kills Polliver in the ensuing altercation, but is seriously injured.

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Sandor Clegane becomes critically ill when his wounds begin to fester, so Arya abandons him under a tree to await his apparent death.

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Sandor Clegane is mentioned a few times in A Feast for Crows, because stories are spreading that somebody using the Hound's helmet is committing atrocities.

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Sandor Clegane is first introduced in the pilot episode when he accompanies the royal court on Robert Baratheon's visit to Winterfell.

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Sandor Clegane continues to defend Sansa, covering her after Joffrey has her humiliated and stripped in front of the assembled royal court.

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Sandor Clegane takes up an ax to hunt down those responsible and kills four of them before discovering the remaining three about to be hanged by Lord Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr, who inform him that the group were acting independently of the Brotherhood.

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Lord Beric allows Sandor Clegane to help hang two of the outlaws, followed by an offer to join the Brotherhood in their journey north to help Jon Snow and the Night's Watch fight the White Walkers.

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

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Sandor Clegane learns that Arya is alive and with her family, prompting a rare smile.

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Sandor Clegane brings out the trunk containing the wight, revealing to Cersei and Jaime Lannister the threat that lies beyond the wall.

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