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I know we've had our differences, Tormund. But just one time, before you die, you really ought to try... crow.
~ Styr to Tormund Giantsbane, referring to how he likes cannibalizing his fallen enemies.

Styr is a fearsome warrior and leader of the Thenns, a clan of the Free Folk (also known as wildlings). He leads one of the wildling groups brought together by the King-Beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder. He is the Magnar of the Thenn and joins forces with Tormund Giantsbane to climb the Wall and invade the Seven Kingdoms, starting by burning down Castle Black and the Night's Watch. Styr was cut from season 3 and replaced by Tormund. He serves as a main antagonist to Jon Snow and the Night's Watch during season 4 of the HBO Fantasy drama series, Game of Thrones, and the ASOIAF novel series it is based off of, written by Geroge R.R. Martin. 

Game of Thrones (T.V. Series)

In Season 4, Styr and his Thenns join Mance Rayder's army in assaulting the Wall, hoping to kill and eat as many "crows" as possible. He also leads the attacks on a small village and on Mole's Town, where he kills many people, including Olly's parents. During the Battle of Castle Black, Styr makes it his priority to kill Jon Snow. When the two come face to face, Styr nearly kills Jon, but he spits in his face before grabbing a hammer, knocking him down, and smashing his head in.


Styr and the Thenns are drastically changed in the TV series. In fact they are not cannibals or all bald, though Styr is still bald and scarred in the books as well.

Styr rules with an iron fist and commands absolute loyalty from his men. He climbs the Wall with Jon Snow, Ygritte, and other wildlings.

The Thenn consider themselves the last of the First Men. They speak the Old Tongue and most have only a few words of the Common Tongue. They are led by the Magnar, who is considered more a god than a man by his people. Because they have laws and lords in their valley, some consider the Thenns more sophisticated than other free folk and closer to the people south of the Wall. They have more dealings with giants than other men.

The Thenns are savage fighters, but because of their belief in the Magnar as their god they are absolutely obedient and more disciplined than other free folk. They are often better equipped than most free folk, with bronze helms, axes of bronze and a few of chipped stone, short stabbing spears with leaf-shaped heads, shirts sewn with bronze discs, and plain unadorned shields of black boiled leather with bronze rims and bosses.

Styr and his men died in the first attack of the Battle of Castle Black. Caught in a trap while climbing the stair of the Wall, he was seen falling as a portion of the Wall collapsed.

After his death, Styr's son, Sigorn becomes the new Magnar of Thenn. Later, after Stannis Baratheon officially allows the wildlings to live in the Gift, Sigorn marries Alys Karstark, Lord Rickard's daughter. Melisandre conducts the wedding, as the wildlings had to embrace officially R'hllor as their god (though they don't pray him). The first Free Folk noble house is born from the marriage: House Thenn.


A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Villains

Beyond the Wall
Craster | Mance Rayder | The Others | Rattleshirt | Night King | Styr | The Weeper | Tormund Giantsbane | White Walker Commander | Wights

The North
Arnolf Karstark | Arthor Karstark | Bowen Marsh | Cregan Karstark | Harald Karstark | Locke | Myranda | Night's King | Olly | Ramsay Bolton | Reek | Rickard Karstark | Roose Bolton | Smalljon Umber

The Vale of Arryn
Mord | Lysa Arryn | Petyr Baelish | Rast

Aenys Frey | Benfrey Frey | Big Walder Frey | Black Walder Frey | Edwyn Frey | Emmon Frey | Garse Goodbrook | Harys Haigh | Hosteen Frey | Jared Frey | Lady Stoneheart | Leslyn Haigh | Little Walder Frey | Lothar Frey | Lysa Arryn | Merrett Frey | Raymund Frey | Rhaegar Frey | Ryman Frey | Symond Frey | Walder Frey | Walder Rivers | Whalen Frey

Iron Islands
Balon Greyjoy | Dagmer Cleftjaw | Euron Greyjoy | Harren Hoare | Theon Greyjoy

Amory Lorch | Cersei Lannister | Gregor Clegane | Ilyn Payne | Jaime Lannister | Polliver | Rafford | Sandor Clegane | Tyrion Lannister | Tywin Lannister

Aegon II Targaryen | Aegon IV Targaryen | Aemond Targaryen | Aerys II Targaryen | Aerion Targaryen | Alliser Thorne | Baelor I Targaryen | Biter | Catspaw | Clayton Suggs | Daemon Targaryen | High Sparrow | Hugh Hammer | Joffrey Baratheon | Karl Tanner | Mad Targaryens | Maegor I Targaryen | Rhaenyra Targaryen | Rorge | Smiling Knight | Ulf the White | Viserys Targaryen

Meryn Trant | Renly Baratheon | Robert I Baratheon | Shadow Assassins | Smiling Knight | Stannis Baratheon

The Reach
Axell Florent | Mace Tyrell | Pycelle | Qyburn | Randyll Tarly | Selyse Florent

Ellaria Sand | Nymeria Sand | Obara Sand | Gerold Dayne | Tyene Sand

Westerosi Groups & Houses
Brave Companions | Brotherhood without Banners | Faith Militant | House Baratheon of Dragonstone | House Bolton | House Frey | Mountain's Men | Sand Snakes |


Free Cities
Doreah | Illyrio Mopatis | Vargo Hoat | Tyanna of the Tower | Varys | Waif

Dothraki Sea

Mirri Maz Duur

Slaver's Bay
Kraznys mo Nakloz | Malko | Sons of the Harpy

Pyat Pree | Xaro Xhoan Daxos

Far East Essos

Yi Ti
Bloodstone Emperor | Lo Bu

Asshai and Shadow Lands
Melisandre | Shadow Assassins

Video Games

Asher Forrester | Andros | Britt Warrick | Damien | Dezhor zo Raza | Gared Tuttle | Gryff Whitehill | Harys | Ludd Whitehill | Rickard Morgryn | Tazal

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