Game of Thrones
Today’s Countdown Character is the Blackfish, Brynden Tully. Ser Brynden Tully is the younger brother of Hoster Tully, the now deceased Lord of Riverrun. He is Catelyn Stark, Edumre Tully, and Lysa Arryn’s uncle. Although he and his older brother often argued over his refusal to marry, Brynden Tully is known for holding family above all else.
In the War of the Ninepenny Kings, Ser Brynden earned a reputation as an excellent commander and strategist. When he returned home, to Riverrun, he and his brother had their falling out, and Brynden accompanied his niece, Lysa, to the Eyre where she married Lord Jon Arryn. For his years of loyal service to House Arryn, he was appointed Knight of the Gate, a position of high honor.
Ser Brynden took the name Blackfish when his brother called him the black goat of the family. Brynden pointed to the House Tully sigil, and said he was a Blackfish instead. Soon after, he replaced the house sigil with a black fish, and took it as his own.
In season 3, Brynden is seen at his brother’s funeral with Hoster’s children. After, he begins to serve his nephew, Robb, as a trusted advisor. The last we see of The Blackfish, he is at the Twins, for the Red Wedding, but avoids the massacre because he stepped outside to relieve himself.
What do you think season four will hold for The Blackfish? Let me know in the comments below, and while you’re at it, tell me who you would like to see as the next Countdown Character.
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