Secondary Character: Gregor Clegane
Epithet: The Mountain that Rides
Gregor Clegane is Sandor Clegane’s elder brother and currently the head of House Clegane. His epithet is due to his freakish size – Gregor is almost eight feet tall, and almost all of that is pure muscle. Wielding a powerful sword larger than most men while carrying a shield and wearing heavy plate armor, it’s no wonder he’s known as The Mountain by small-folk and nobles alike. His height gives him incredible reach, while his massive physical strength means that he can easily cleave a horse in two with his sword. Throw in his fiery temper and his cruel, brutal nature, and you have one of the most feared men in all the Seven Kingdoms. Cersei summons Gregor to King's Landing in case her brother, Tyrion, decides to demand for trial by combat in order to prove his innocence in the murder of King Joffrey. Tyrion does indeed demand trial by combat, and Cersei happily announces Gregor Clegane as her champion. But Tyrion's champion offers more of a fight than many expect and even causes some problems for the freakishly strong knight.