The mountain in the service of the Lannisters
Gregor Clegane is a character from the series Game Of Thrones and the novels A Song Of Ice And Fire” by George Martin. Although he is often mentioned, the character appears very little in the novels as in the series and no chapter is written from his point of view. The Clegane family was originally a modest family in the service of the Lannisters, elevated to the nobility for their services to them. Gregor, nicknamed the Mountain for his impressive physique, first appeared in season 1 when he narrowly lost a tournament to the much more frail Loras Tyrell. In anger, he then decapitates his horse with a single sword stroke. This scene immediately introduces the character, of unparalleled violence and cruelty. He earned his reputation by fighting for the Lannisters and by executing the worst missions that were entrusted to him without a qualm. We will learn that he massacred and raped Elia of Dorne, wife of the Targaryen crown prince, as well as his two young children. His relations with his family are not very good either since we learn that when they were children, he burned the face of his brother Sandor for having taken one of his toys. At the end of season 4, he fights Oberyn, Elia’s brother. He wins the fight, but not before being wounded by Oberyn’s deadly poison-coated spear.