All brothers of the Night's Watch from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and the HBO show Game of Thrones.The Night's Watch is a group of men dedicated to guarding the Wall and protecting the Seven Kingdoms from the second coming of the Long Night. They wear only black and take sacred vows that, if broken, could be punishable by death. They guard against wildling attacks and the White Walkers.
Who is the most prominent brother of the Night's Watch? Jeor Mormont was the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and well respected. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by James Cosmo on Game of Thrones. Jeor is a strong and fearless leader. He chooses Jon Snow as his personal steward. Jeor is killed by Night's Watch mutineers at Craster's Keep.
The next Lord Commander certainly had an impact with the whole being raised from the dead thing. Snow is the bastard son of Eddard Stark (maybe). He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire books and is played by Kit Harington on the HBO show Game of Thrones. Jon Snow was raised amongst the Stark children. When he comes of age, he takes the black and joins the Night's Watch.
He thrived in this environment although he is met with many challenges. Well, he thrived until he was stabbed by Alliser Thorne, Olly, and a few of his fellow crows. Then, Melisandre raised him from the dead and his watch ended. But probably not his relationship with the Night's Watch. It'll be all hands on deck when those White Walkers come for the rest of the realm.
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Jon Snow is the bastard son of Eddard Stark (maybe). He appears in several of the A Song of Ice and Fire books and is played by Kit Harington.
Jon Snow was raised amongst the Stark children. When he comes of age, he joins the Night's Watch, goes on a mission to infiltrate the wildlings, loses his virginity to his spear wife Ygritte who keeps telling him he knows nothing, watches Olly put an arrow through her, is betrayed by his own brothers, dies, is resurrected by a Red Priestess Melisandre at Davos Seaworth's request, freaks everyone out, makes Tormund crack jokes, and then quits the Night's Watch because his watch had ended, technically, when he died. Now, he faces foes on many fronts, not the least of which are those White Walkers, preparing to bring hell and the Long Night with them.
Status: Alive/Dead/Alive Again - His watch has ended.Jon considers the Wall a worthy way to spend one’s life due to the way his father talks about it and because his uncle Benjen is First Ranger there. Jon becomes the Lord Commander, gets stabbed by Brothers who oppose his alliance with the wildlings, and then is raised from the dead by Melisandre.
Why he took the black:
As Ned leaves for King’s Landing to become Robert’s Hand, Catelyn has made it clear she won’t share the household with Ned’s bastard. With Bran in fragile health after a fall/push and an assassination attempt on his life, Catelyn is more than a little on edge, unable to contain her hatred for Jon.
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Night's King (Books), Night King (Show)
The Night's King was the 13th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch who married a White Walker woman, went rogue, and declared himself and his wife king and queen. They controlled the Night's Watch through sorcery. He and the Night's Queen ruled from the Nightfort that was later abandoned and contains a mysterious magical door.
The King of Winter Brandon the Breaker and King-Beyond-the-Wall Joramun defeated the Night's King and freed the Night's Watch.
The Night's King is a legendary leader who is rumored to have been a member of the House Stark. He could have been Brandon the Builder or Brandon the Bloody Blade. It hasn't been revealed yet.
Status: Thought to have died, the Night King reveals himself to Jon Snow at Hardhome and demonstrates how he can turn the dead into wights. He's amassed a wight army.Why he took the black:
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Brynden Rivers (Three-Eyed Raven)Rivers, a legitimized Targaryen bastard of Aegon IV, was a Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch after many years of fighting in the Blackfyre rebellion.
Status: Deceased (Season 6) - Killed by the Night King as he transfer all of his knowledge to Bran, the next Three-Eyed Raven.
Why he took the black:
In the books, Rivers is accused of playing a part in Aenys Blackfyre’s beheading and chose the Wall instead of being held captive by King Aegon V indefinitely. Duncan the Tall escorted Brynden Rivers and several of the men from his fighting men called the Raven’s Teeth. He became the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch in 239 AC. He went ranging beyond the Wall and never returned.
That is, until we discover on the show that Rivers became the Three-Eyed Raven, known as the Bloodraven in the books. He was played by Struan Rodger in Season 4, and Max von Sydow in Season 6.
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Jeor Mormont is the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and was played by James Cosmo.
Jeor is a strong and fearless leader. He chooses Jon Snow as his personal steward. Jeor is killed by Night's Watch mutineers at Craster's Keep.
Status: Deceased (Season 3) - Killed by Karl at the mutiny at Craster's Keep.Why he took the black:
The Lord of Bear Island and the head of House Mormont fought on the side of Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon. Possibly weary from war and with his wife dead, he abdicated his title to his son, Ser Jorah Mormont, who disgraced the family name by slave trading. Jeor’s sister, Maege, ruled instead. He gives Jon the Mormont ancestral sword, Longclaw. He's the uncle of firecracker Lyanna Mormont who currently rules House Mormont.