Ser Patrek of King's Mountain is a knight from the stormlands in the service of King Stannis Baratheon. He is one of the queen's men.Appearance
Patrek is clean-shaven and windburnt. His knightly raiment are of white and blue and silver, his cloak a spatter of five-pointed stars.
Patrek's lands were lost to him when he went north with King Stannis.Recent Events A Dance with Dragons
Patrek stays with Queen Selyse at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea when Stannis Baratheon goes to take Deepwood Motte. When Selyse leaves Eastwatch to go to the Nightfort, Patrek accompanies her to Castle Black.  . He commands the fifty knights and men-at-arms left behind to guard Queen Selyse and Princess Shireen Baratheon. He thinks he would have made a better husband for Alys Karstark than Sigorn and he is smitten by Val. When Selyse suggests that Patrek should marry Val, Jon Snow states that wildling women must be stolen, showing the man's strength, to which Patrek replies, "No man has ever had cause to question my courage. No woman ever will."  He is later slain at Hardin's Tower, where Val is staying, killed by the giant, Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun.Behind the Scenes
Patrek of King's Mountain is named after a friend of George R. R. Martin, Patrick St. Denis of Montreal. Patrick is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team (whose logo is a blue star), while George supports the New York Giants. 
Game of Thrones is easily one of the most popular franchises around today. Although most people are familiar with it through the show, the books that inspired it are worth a read (Or a listen to, Audiobooks are great).
Prolific author George R. R. Martin has become somewhat notorious for hiding sneaky references to some of his favourite pieces of culture in the massive novels. From Comic Books to Rock Bands, it's time to unpack some of the elusive references hidden between the saga's 4228 pages.
Beware, this article is dark and full of spoilers.Ser Patrek
The most recent book in the Song of Ice and Fire saga has a character named Ser Patrek of King's Mountain.
This character, based on blogger Patrick St. Denis, was placed in the book after George R. R. Martin lost a bet to St. Denis about the year's Football season.
King's Mountain is named after St. Denis' hometown of Montreal, Quebec which translates to 'Royal Mountain' in English.Harry Potter.
When Brienne was accompanying Renly Baratheon, many of his knights continually mocked her. The knights jokingly wagered that they could each marry her and she challenged them by saying that whomever bested her in combat would wed her.
Two of the knights that she fought were Harry Sawyer and Robin Potter. She beat both of them and left Harry with a conspicuous scar on his forehead.J. R. R. Tolkien
Being the Godfather of modern fantasy writing, a reference to J.R.R. Tolkien is inevitable. But, unlike most of these references, the Lord of the Rings references are hardly subtle.
For example: Samwell Tarly is basically the same character as Samwise Gamgee. The loveable, rotund sidekick to our main hero that emotionally grounds them and helps them on their quest.H. P. Lovecraft.
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Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun was a Free Folk Giant who resided at Hardhome before being saved by Jon Snow and taken south of the Wall. He is more commonly referred to by the other Free Folk as "Wun Wun".Biography Background
Wun Wun is a Giant, the only one known to reside in Hardhome and possibly the last giant in Westeros following the deaths of Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg and Dongo during the Battle of Castle Black.
Wun Wun is present when Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane battle against the White Walkers. Wun Wun appears willing to support Tormund casting his vote simply by stating Tormund's name. Later, when the Night's Watch is gathering the dragonglass that Jon shared with the free folk, as it can kill the White Walkers, Wun Wun is holding a dragonglass arrowhead, and Eddison Tollett approaches to tell the giant to give it up, though he is too afraid to do so because of his intimidating size. Wun Wun gets annoyed by his inaction and asks "The fuck you looking at?" in the giants' rudimentary form of the Old Tongue, so Edd goes away quietly, without collecting the arrowhead, Wun Wun may still possess this piece of dragonglass.  When the Wights attack the village, Wun Wun single-handedly defeats about a dozen of them by ripping them apart, stomping on them, and defending himself with a large burning log. He then retreats into the sea with Jon and the remaining defenders. Being too large for the rowboats, he simply wades out into the bay for a long distance (not drowning due to his great height) to reach the larger ships waiting off shore. He is among the few free folk to escape the Massacre at Hardhome, and the fleet travels back to the Wall. 
Alongside the other wildlings, he passes the Wall and leaves Castle Black to settle in the Gift. Many brothers of the Night's Watch are intimidated by him, having never seen a giant before. 
Wun Wun at the Battle of the Bastards.
Wun Wun and Tormund lead the free folk in an attack on Castle Black, this time to save Jon's body and his few loyalists from the mutineers. Wun Wun breaks down the gates and intimidates the brothers into quickly surrendering, only killing one black brother after he foolishly (and futilely) shoots the giant in the back with a crossbow. After Tormund orders the brothers to stand down, Wun Wun witnesses Ser Alliser and Olly being taken into custody for their role in the mutiny and the murder of Jon Snow. 
When Jon, Sansa and Tormund attempt to recruit the wildlings, Wun Wun is present and is the first to cast his vote by saying 'Snow'. 
Wun Wun is on the front lines of Jon's army fighting against Ramsay Bolton and his forces at Winterfell. During the battle, after Jon's cavalry enters the fight and Ramsay's archers stop, Davos leads Wun Wun and his archers in a charge, as they cannot fire from their current position without hitting their own men. Wun Wun fights until they are surrounded by Smalljon Umber and the Bolton army. Wun Wun uses his colossal strength to try and tear through the infantry line, but despite making a few noteworthy kills, he is outmatched by the rows of enemy pikes. He appears significantly weakened by his injuries. However, Petyr Baelish arrives with the Knights of the Vale, his aid having been finally accepted by Sansa.
Wun Wun, moments before his death.
Ramsay's forces are decimated by the Vale cavalry and he retreats to Winterfell, reassuring his men that the opposing army lacks the resources to lay siege. Moments later, being in the vanguard to reach Winterfell, Wun Wun uses the last of his strength to breach the fortress's wooden doors with his bare hands, and then is riddled with arrows by the few remaining Bolton archers. At that point, the Starks and Arryns reach Winterfell and proceed to clear out the remaining Boltons. Wun Wun falls to his knees, bloodied, injured and exhausted from the battle, as yet more bolts and arrows are fired into him. As he looks at Jon, who reaches out to him, he is shot in the eye by Ramsay Bolton, killing him, as Jon and Tormund watch helplessly. Enraged, Jon furiously beats Ramsay to a pulp but stops after noticing Sansa standing over them. Wun Wun is avenged when Ramsay is taken prisoner, and after a barbed exchange with Sansa, he is fed to his own starving hounds. 
It is currently unknown if Wun Wun was the last of his kind, or if giants still exist somewhere beyond the Wall. In the opening episode of Season 7, Dragonstone, a horde of wights led by White Walkers, includes a few giants who have been converted to wights.Appearances Image gallery Behind the scenes
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun is at least fourteen feet tall, even larger than Mag the Mighty, and possesses the strength of twelve men. Whilst typically passive and quiet, he will lash out if provoked. Unlike the savage giants in Old Nan's stories, he is vegetarian. He speaks the Old Tongue.
Along with some wildlings, Wun Wun is discovered by Jon Snow when he leads new recruits to the weirwood grove in the Haunted Forest. With the help of some diplomacy by the new wildling recruit Leathers, they avoid a fight and manage to convince the wildlings and the giant to return with them to Castle Black.
Wun Wun does not take part in the battle at Hardhome. It is unknown if he ever was there at all.
Shortly after Jon announces he intends to travel to Winterfell and kill Ramsay Bolton, he hears a commotion at Hardin’s Tower. He rushes there and sees Wun Wun smashing the head of a knight named Ser Patrek of King’s Mountain. Jon commands the gathering people to keep back and put away their weapons, and tries to calm the giant down. It is then that Jon is attacked and stabbed by his own men. Wun Wun smashing Ser Patrek against the wall is incorporated into the series in Season 6 when the Wildlings, Wun Wun, and Edd Tollett take back Castle Black from Alliser Thorne's mutineers. One foolish man shoots the giant in the back with a crossbow, and in retaliation Wun Wun grabs the man by the leg and whips him into the wall, just as he did to Ser Patrek in A Dance With Dragons.
The Associated Press reports:
Patrick Stewart says he’s applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump. The British actor said on Thursday’s episode of “The View” that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about Trump. He said the only answer was to “fight” and “oppose” Trump, but he can’t do that because he’s not a citizen. The 76-year-old Stewart stars in “X-Men” and “Star Trek.” He reprises his role as X-Men founder Professor X in the Wolverine tale, “Logan,” which opens Friday.
I assume this is about that mess the loons tried to start on twitter using this visual?
OMG, that was AWESOME!
My favorite of the responses:
And the problem with that is ?
It’s what diversity looks like. Hell, you could ride a Toronto subway and see variations on the theme every day.
Seems to work for us…
That could have been th #1IRT B’dway Local, except the seats aren’t blue.
it would be 6 train in NYC but there’s so many damned people that you can’t get a seat, it’s always late, there’s not too much air to breathe, there’s always someone asking for money/directions/if you know Jesus (“sure; I did him last night!”), the doors never close because somebody’s bag is stuck in the door, but hey! it’s still a lot better than anything envisioned by conservatives– ever.
“And the problem with that is ?”
Their Madonna-Whore obsession—and hating women for being Either/Both.
ETA: looking again, perhaps also the “whores” lack a second X chromosome?
“Oh no! People different than me! They must be a threat!” says the right-winger, clutching his Bible and smothering himself in his eternally baseless fears.
It’s the city/neighborhood I’ve got, and I love it!
That would be great– especially if I can have legs like that. Damn! Those are flawless!
This is America, honey. I’m not putting on all that hajib–especially in the summer.
Rawr. In the famous scene where he is tortured by the Whatstherefacians (I can’t remember their name), and he is bound with his arms above his head. I knew it was wrong to lust over him because of the torture and everything, but …. Yeah, I still lusted. Just ‘rawr’.
In a time of Drumpfian Gaslighting, I’ve been using this meme a bunch lately:
Cardassians (not to be confused w/ the equally torturous Kardashians!). He’s being tortured by Cardassians. [The ep is “Chain of Command, Pt2”]
Curse you, JCF! Curse you for feeding my baser drives with this very delicious photo of a very hunky Patrick Stewart.
Or, as the nickname he mentioned on Graham Norton this week, “Beef Stew”.
i really like this guy, and his embrace of us (his friendship of Ian Mckellen is fucking awesome).
Wait, he’s not one of us? He really is a great actor!
I quote this scene far too often:
One of my favorite movies.
I saw him nekkid once.
He was in a Broadway show..nekkid..fleetingly..but still nekkid.
I like Patrick Stewart!!
Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj234d:
On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
I think you can never quote anything from this movie too often. If anything, we don’t use it enough.
may i remind you that mckellen is british as well.
I already knew that.
No church growing up and little parental supervision meant I needed a role model as a kid. And I chose Captain Jean Luc Picard, as someone to mold my ethics and morals around.
So I endorse any move that brings Sir Patrick Stewart closer to my home. It’s to bad I never met Gene, though.
He was spotted at the national gallery of art. I hope he moves into my neighborhood!
Bets on how soon Sir Patrick will now be placed on ICE’s “no entry” list?
In all seriousness: Do they have a list like that for EU citizens? I have lots of friends who have ties to the US, go there regularly, or live there.
The Dunny is screwed now, because Captain Picard can’t lose.
He was on Graham Norton last week with Jack Hughman and Sir Ian McKellen and it was a delight to watch them cutting up.
Jack Hughman? I know it’s Friday, but it’s still a little early to be drinking. 🙂
I was never good at multi tasking.
That’s Huge Ackman to you.
Speaking of Sir Ian, have you watched ‘Vicious’?
It’s enjoyable, but the writing isn’t all that, which is a shame. The one that impressed me most was Iwan Rheon seeing him going from Ramsay Bolton to playing Ash just cemented what a talent he is.
Yes I did love Iwan in it.
He probably should have become a citizen first. In Trumpland, that application will never see the light of day – perpetually “lost”.
Btw, did you guys see him on the Graham Norton show talking about not being circumcised – LOL!
I missed it. Do you have pictures? Asking for a friend.
YouTube will probably block it soon but here’s the video. I
Not the pictures I had in mind, but thanks anyway!
Yes. Most amusing. A testimony that he is truly ditsy — but in a good way.
It was hysterical! The whole episode was great. Even the part where Graham read James Blunt’s tweets has me in stitches.
Even at 76, Patrick Stewart is one hot man I’d do in a minute. Provided of course he disposes of the wife. No matter how hot, married is off limits!
Ian is first in line. They absolutely adore each other.
Mamma taught me to share. I share good!
Ian looks like he would cut you though.
A moot point as Patrick still has that pesky wife.
YAY. Where’s my fuckin’ crown?
Total class act, I love Patrick Stewart.
But I thought he already was a director in the CIA? After such a long career, with so many roles, I still love his character in American Dad and hearing him voicing rather risque lines such as these:
Don’t you just love it? Great dialog, great scene.
This is one of my favorite Patrick Stewart roles. So campy.
“Angelique is going to remove her penis.”
If anyone has not seen (it vanished rather quickly and was not discussed much) the remake of ‘Lion in Winter’ with Stewart….he is the best thing in it by far. Superb as usual, completely different from O’Toole in every way, and looks great with a rug as well! Who knew? 😀
In 2016, all our favorite celebrities died and King Shitler was elected President.
In 2017, the Power Rangers are back and Professor X becomes a U.S. Citizen.
HELP IS ON THE WAY AMERICA!
He’s an adorable Yorkshireman born in 1940 in the West Yorkshire town of Mirfield, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Sunny Ozell.
The replies to his tweet are quality
Sir Patrick Stewart: I’m Becoming A US Citizen So That I Can Better “Fight And Oppose” Trump
O captain, my captain!
Remember, Joe also showed us this of his work:
Prime Minister Sir Patrick Stewart sticks it to Theresa May (and dRump) as he asks ‘what has the European Convention for Human Rights ever done for us?’ Quite a lot actually.
That was great. Thanks
I’ll bet the feds refuse him. 🙂
Oh, yeah, right, because Stewart (estimated net worth $60-70 million) doesn’t pay any taxes on the fortune he makes from American films, television, and Broadway appearances. He is also the owner of a home in Park Slope, Brooklyn (where presumably he pays property taxes), and he is married to an American citizen. The Feds just hate people like that.
We’ll see, right? They don’t seem to like people who don’t like Trump. Well, the ones in power don’t. It depends on who works the file, doesn’t it. If it’s a traditional government worker, he’ll be let in.
If dissent is to be forbidden in future, then he won’t be allowed to become a citizen for some ‘reason’ or another.
Captain Picard saves the day again! I love it! Now we just need Gandalf!
Well, easy words from yet another illegal alien who makes money off of jobs that Americans won’t take.
# Build That Wall
#Blockade of Britain!
What an awful reason. So you think being an American is a stunt.
I know several Europeans who think they should be allowed to vote in our presidential elections because our president’s policies have such an effect on THEIR daily lives. They’re only partly kidding. Sir Patrick has apparently decided to act on his belief.
I don’t get the sense that it’s a stunt at all. He has strong ties to this country and the current situation has pushed him into becoming directly involved.
I love the man to pieces but I’m a little skeptical of his reasons. I’m thinking more about likely upcoming UK tax rises and additional visa problems with Brexit on the horizon.
Stay in the EU with us, Patrick, we will need you soon enough.
Welcome to the show, Wun-Wun! SPOILERS for "Hardhome."
Posted on Jun 1, 2015, 3:39:11 PM GMTSPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 5, episode 8: "Hardhome." A LOT went down on Game of Thrones last night, especially for Jon Snow and the wildlings of Hardhome. But while the battle raged, book-readers were treated to a subtle introduction of everyone's favorite giant: Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun!
Yeah, everyone just calls him Wun-Wun.In the books, Wun-Wun ends up staying at Castle Black after Jon finds him in the forest. They become buddies, with Wun-Wun teaching Jon about the Giants' language and culture. Wun-Wun is also noted for being the only canon vegetarian in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series. He's really into turnips. Wun-Wun's character also has mythic status among fans for being an in-joke between author George R.R. Martin and his friend Patrick St. Denis.
Martin, a fan of the New York Giants, made a bet with Denis, a Dallas Cowboys supporter: If the Cowboys ever had a better season than the Giants then George would write Denis as a character into his books. and kill him violently.
When George lost the bet, he wrote a character called Ser Patrek of King's Mountain, designed his heraldry to resemble the Dallas Cowboys' logo. and had Wun-Wun (a GIANT, get it?) tear the character apart!
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