Game of Thrones is full of bastards. And, their existence even drives the main plot.

How many known bastards have been shown on-screen in GoT?

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    books wiki, show wiki – Aegon Apr 10 at 15:52
  • @Aegon funny how show wiki exclude Jon Snow from the list – Kepotx Apr 10 at 16:05
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    @Kepotx Well it is correct by doing so. – TheLethalCarrot Apr 10 at 16:05
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    @Skooba I would imagine that is the difference they were going for. – TheLethalCarrot Apr 10 at 16:07
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    While he is not technically a bastard, this information is not revealed yet to everyone in-universe, so everyone considers Jon Snow as a bastard, same as everyone considered Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella as true born – Kepotx Apr 10 at 16:12

According to the Game of Thrones wiki there are 12-18 that we see on screen.

Jon Snow

A bastard in name and a bastard throughout the most of the show in Season 7 Episode 7 he is revealed to be true born and so may not count.

Ramsay Snow Bolton

A bastard throughout his introduction to the show but is later legitimised.


One of Robert Baratheon's bastards that Cersei has killed in Season 1.


The wiki makes mention of Craster as a bastard so I am including him here but I'm not sure if he is one or not.

Jafer Flowers

One of the rangers of the Night's Watch in Season 1 that accompanies Benjen Stark beyond the Wall and is brought back to Castle Black as a wight.


The master rower is one of Robert Baratheon's bastards who appears multiple times throughout the show but escapes Cersei's anger in Season 1.

Donnel Hill

A man of the Night's Watch who is killed under the Wall defending it from the giant in the Battle of Castle Black.

Ryger Rivers

One of Walder Frey's many bastards.

Walder Rivers

One of Walder Frey's many bastards.

Daemon Sand

Oberyn Martell's squire during his head popping ceremony.

Ellaria Sand

The leader of the Sand Snakes and Oberyn Martell's paramour.

Nymeria Sand

A Sand Snake.

Obara Sand

A Sand Snake.

Tyene Sand

A Sand Snake.

Samwell Stone

A knight in service of House Royce.

Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon

Whilst they are named the true born of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister they are actually Cersei and Jaime Lannister's children and so are bastards.

  • In the scene where the gold cloaks kill a bunch of children (S2E1?) couldn't they all be counted as well? I suppose we don't know for sure that they are Robert's bastards but it seems likely. – svenvo7 Apr 10 at 17:11

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