Lord Gregor Forrester
Actor Robin Atkin Downes
Gender Male
Hair Grey
Age Early 50s
Occupation Lord of House Forrester
Family Thorren Forrester - Father (Deceased)
(Unnamed) - Ex-Lover
Josera Snow - Son
Elsera Snow - Daughter
Elissa Forrester - Former Wife (Deceased)
Malcolm Branfield - Brother-In-Law
Rodrik Forrester - Son
Asher Forrester - Son
Mira Forrester - Daughter
Ethan Forrester - Son (Deceased)
Talia Forrester - Daughter
Ryon Forrester - Son
First Appearance "Iron From Ice"
Last Appearance "The Lost Lords" (Corpse)
Death Episode "Iron From Ice"
Cause of Death Stabbed in the back with the sword by a Frey Soldier.
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Iron From Ice" to "The Lost Lords"
Ethnicity Northmen
IFI Gregor's Death
TLL (36)
TLL (188)
Gregor is stabbed through the back by Frey Soldiers. His corpse is found by the severely injured Lord Rodrik Forrester on Fegg's cart and is later burned on a pyre next to his son Ethan.
Lord Gregor Forrester Gallery
Tell your uncle... tell him 'the North Grove must never be lost'. Tell only him, do you understand?
— Gregor's last request to Gared Tuttle.

Lord Gregor Forrester is a main character and was the first head of House Forrester seen in Game Of Thrones. He was married to Lady Elissa Forrester and had eight children—Rodrik, Asher, Mira, Talia, Ethan and Ryon with his wife, and two bastards, Elsera and Josera, with an unnamed woman.

Character Edit

Gregor was a nice man who joked with his men and rewarded Gared Tuttle's hard work as his squire by promoting him. He was confident that Robb Stark will win the following battles. When Gregor is about to die, he reveals his stern side when he urges Gared to flee.

As a youth, Gregor Forrester famously arm-wrestled Galbert Glover for the privilege of becoming the man's squire. Glover later joked that it was the luckiest defeat of his life, for Gregor was a talented warrior. After Gregor's father died at the Trident, Gregor ascended to the lordship, marrying Lady Elissa Branfield, a daughter of Southron Targaryen loyalists, at the behest of King Robert. She bore him six healthy children: Rodrik, Asher, Mira, Ethan, Talia and Ryon, though Gregor was forced to send his second son, Asher, into exile after he fell in love Gwyn Whitehill, the eldest daughter of Gregor's bitter rival. Gregor privately named that event as his life's only true regret.

Game Of Thrones Edit

"Iron From Ice" Edit

Gregor is first seen in the camp of the Forresters at the Twins, stronghold of House Frey. He is celebrating with his men over the won battles. He also announces that House Forrester has been given the great honor to ride as the vanguard of Robb Stark in the planned battle for Casterly Rock.

Gregor promotes Gared Tuttle, who had been a squire of his for a long time, and tells him that he, Gared, will ride beside his eldest son Rodrik in the battle for Casterly Rock. He also requests for Gared to keep an eye out for Rodrik.

When the troops of the King of the North are riled up by the Frey soldiers, the Red Wedding breaks loose. Gregor is severely wounded multiple times. He attempts to flee with Gared, but finds that he cannot move anymore. He trusts Gared to bring the great sword of House Forrester back to Ironrath, and also asks Gared to relay a mysterious message to and only to Gared's uncle Duncan Tuttle, which is as follows: "The North Grove must never be lost." He then urges Gared to flee and is killed by two Frey soldiers soon afterward.

"The Lost Lords" Edit

Gregor's corpse appears in this episode. Gregor is cremated from an Ironwood pyre during a funeral ceremony that he shares with his son Ethan.

"The Sword in the Darkness" Edit

When Duncan visits the Wall, he tells Gared that Gregor's journals speak of the North Grove as if the old Lord had been there himself. He says that it was a borderline obsession.

"Sons of Winter" Edit

Gregor is mentioned by Ludd Whitehill, who says that Gregor, admiring its architecture, once named Highpoint "a keep for the Gods". This suggests that Gregor was on good terms with Ludd when he visited.

"The Ice Dragon" Edit

Gregor is mentioned numerous times in this episode by both Gared and Gregor's twin bastards, Josera and Elsera.

Killed Victims Edit

  • Numerous Lannister soldiers
  • Numerous Frey soldiers

Death Edit

Killed By Edit

After escaping from the battle with Gared. Gregor falls to his knees from exhaustion, after realising that he is going to bleed out and that he won't make it very far. He gives Gared Ironrath lord sword and his message to Duncan and tells him to get to Ironrath. Two Frey soldiers begin to follow Gared and Gregor and so Gregor decides to hold them off in his last dying breath so Gared can escape. He grabs one of his enemy's swords and is about to swing his axe at him, but the second Frey soldier plunges his sword through Lord Forrester's back, killing him instantly.

Relationships Edit

It is assumed that Gregor has strong positive relationships with all of his family and house members.

Gared TuttleEdit

Gregor had a positive relationship with Gared. He trusted Gared when he gave him the mission to tell Duncan Tuttle the phrase "The North Grove must never be lost", phrase that nobody except him and Duncan knew.

Lady Elissa ForresterEdit

Lord Gregor was always kind to his wife. Although Lady Elissa didn't trust Gregor at first, after some time, she realized that he was always kind and respectful, and they began to have a positive and closer relationship.

Rodrik Forrester Edit

Rodrik and Gregor are assumed to have had a good relationship. As Rodrik was the firstborn, he was to be trained by Gregor for the position of lordship. It may be possible that Rodrik was the child with which Gregor spent the most time.

Asher ForresterEdit

Asher and Gregor had a good but rocky relationship, especially leading up to Asher's exile. Asher and Gregor would often fight, which gradually strained their relationship over time.

Mira ForresterEdit

Mira and Gregor had a good relationship, though Mira may have had spent more time with her mother, according to the Forrester family portrait.

Ethan ForresterEdit

Ethan and Gregor had a good relationship, though Gregor did not teach Ethan much about being Lord of the House, since he most likely assumed that Ethan would never have to take up the mantle.

Talia Forrester Edit

Gregor and Talia likely had a strong bond, but little is known of their relationship. Depending on your choices in Episode 1, Talia could focus her funeral song more on Gregor, showing respect for her father.

Ryon Forrester Edit

Ryon and Gregor had a good relationship. However, they may not have seen much of each other, as Gregor was likely focused on raising Rodrik to be a good lord and then went off to war.

Appearances Edit

Season One appearances
Iron From Ice The Lost Lords The Sword in the Darkness Sons of Winter A Nest of Vipers The Ice Dragon
  • Gregor appears in the Lost Lords as a corpse only.

Family Tree Edit

Gregor Forrester
Elissa Forrester
Rodrik Forrester
Elaena Glenmore
Asher Forrester
Mira Forrester
Ethan Forrester
Talia Forrester
Ryon Forrester

Trivia Edit

  • Gregor's appearance was leaked in a screenshot that was found without being released officially.
  • Gregor was Lord of House Forrester for sixteen years, following the demise of Thorren Forrester. This means Rodrik, Asher and possibly Mira were born before he became Lord.
  • Gregor is the first member of the Forrester family to die in the game.
  • Gregor has two bastards, Josera and Elsera, who were charged with the duty to protect the North Grove. No other Forrester seems to know about them.

References Edit

Game Of Thrones Characters
House Forrester GregorElissaJoseraElseraRodrikAsherMiraEthanTaliaRyonShadow
Ironrath Residents Gared • (FatherJenna) • DuncanRoylandOrtengrynMalcolmErikBowenNorren
House Whitehill LuddLady W.KarlEbbertTorrhenGwynGryff
Whitehill Garrison HarysWhitehill Soldier 1Whitehill Soldier 2Whitehill Soldier 3Whitehill Soldier 4Whitehill Soldier 5
House Glenmore ElaenaArthur
House Lannister CerseiTyrionLymanLucanDamien
House Tyrell Margaery
King's Landing Residents TomSeraAndrosMorgrynGaribald
The Night's Watch JonFrostfingerCotterFinnBrittCasperHughLoborErroldWendelDuff
Beyond The Wall Sylvi
Essos BeskhaTazalBezzaqCroftDezhor
House Targaryen DaenerysDrogonViserion
Pit Fighters AmayaBloodsongThe Beast
House Bolton Ramsay
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