Game of Thrones
Today’s countdown character is Tormund Giantsbane. Tormund is second in command to Mance Rayder, King of the Wildling-free peoples. Tormund is described as a blowhard, who’s tall-tells get larger and better with each telling.
Tormund is known by many names, although it would seem some of these names are self-proclaimed. Some of the many names Tormund is known by are: Husband of Bears, Horn-blower, The Mead King of Ruddy Hall, and Breaker of Ice.
In season 3, Jon Snow and Ygritte accompany Tormund with a detachment of Wildlings, sent by Mance Rayder as an advance scouting party, to the Wall. Another Wildling named Orell, constantly challenges Jon Snow’s new-found loyalty to the Wildlings, but both Tormund and Ygritte defends his allegiance.
South of the Wall, in an area called The Gift, the group of Wildlings come across an old man who raises horses for the Night’s Watch. At Orell’s urging, Tormund commands Jon to kill the old man, but ultimately he cannot. Seeing that Jon has been lying the entire time, Tormund orders Jon’s death, but Jon is able to escape.
What do you think will happen to Tormund in season 4? Let me know in the comments below, and while you’re there, tell me who you would like to see as the next countdown character of the day.
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