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Once a horse is broken to the saddle, any man can mount him. Once a beast’s been joined to a man, any skinchanger can slip inside and ride him. Orell was withering inside his feathers, so I took the eagle for my own. But the joining works both ways, warg. Orell lives inside me now, whispering how much he hates you. And I can soar above the Wall, and see with eagle eyes.
~ Varamyr to Jon Snow

Varamyr Sixskins is a minor antagonist in the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. He also serves as the protagonist villain in the prologue of the fifth book, A Dance with Dragons. He is a warg of the Free Folk who was part of the army of Mance Rayder.

Biography

Early Life

Varamyr was originally named Lump by his parents. When he was six, he skinchanged into a dog and killed his younger brother, Bump. His father killed the dogs and took Varamyr to a tribe of wargs, led by Haggon. Haggon taught him how to be a warg, and instructed him on the rules of being a warg, such as not to mate with animals while warging, and not to warg a human. Eventually, he took on the name Varamyr. When he wss known as Varamyr Theeskins, Haggon was dying. Haggon tried to have a second life in his wolf, Greyskin, but Varamyr stole the wolf. Varamyr had six animals and was called Varamyr Sixskins. He was known for riding a thirteen-foot tall snow bear. Varamyr become the lord of a free folk village. He would have his shadowcat stalk women and force them to have sex with him. If someone tried to rescue her, Varamyr would kill him. Some of the women became pregnant, though none of the children became wargs. Mance Rayder recruited Varamyr for his army.

A Storm of Swords

After Jon killed Orell, Varamyr took his eagle. Since Orell hated Jon, Orell hated Jon too. Varamyr knew Jon was a warg. he wanted to take Ghost from Jon, but Mance forbade him. Varamyr used the eagle to scout for Mance. When Stannis Baratheon attacked the Free Folk, Melisandre set the eagle on fire, causing Varamyr to go insane and lose control of his animals.

A Dance with Dragons

Varamyr had lost control of all of his animals except his three wolves, as wolves and wargs share a lifelong bond. He joined a group of other Free Folk and called himself Haggon. All of the others left except an old woman named Thistle. Varamyr had been stabbed and Thistle was treating his wounds. As he was dying, he tried to take control over Thistle, but he resisted. In the end, Varamyr died, but he managed to live a second life in one of his wolves. Later on, Bran, while warging Summer, took control of Varamyr's wolf pack.

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Westeros
Beyond the Wall
Free Folk
Mance Rayder | Tormund Giantsbane | Styr | Rattleshirt | Orell | Craster | Varamyr Sixskins | Harma Dogshead | The Weeper | Ygritte

Night's Watch
Night's King | Alliser Thorne | Bowen Marsh | Olly | Karl Tanner | Rast | Biter | Rorge

The Others
Night King | White Walker Commander | Viserion | Wights

The North
House Bolton
Roose Bolton | Ramsay Bolton | Locke | Myranda | Bastard's Girls | Reek | Smalljon Umber

House Karstark
Harald Karstark | Arnolf Karstark | Arthor Karstark | Cregan Karstark | Rickard Karstark

The Vale of Arryn
House Arryn
Lysa Arryn | Mandon Moore | Mord | Lyn Corbray | Petyr Baelish

Riverlands
House Frey
Walder Frey | Emmon Frey | Aenys Frey | Jared Frey | Hosteen Frey | Merrett Frey | Symond Frey | Raymund Frey | Lothar Frey | Whalen Frey Benfrey Frey | Walder Rivers | Aegor Rivers | Ryman Frey | Rhaegar Frey | Little Walder Frey | Big Walder Frey | Edwyn Frey | Black Walder Frey

Brotherhood without Banners
Lady Stoneheart

Others
Chett | Garse Goodbrook | Harys Haigh | Leslyn Haigh | Shagwell

Iron Islands
House Greyjoy
Balon Greyjoy | Euron Greyjoy | Theon Greyjoy | Dagmer Cleftjaw | Lorren

House Hoare
Harren Hoare

Westerlands
House Lannister
Tywin Lannister | Jaime Lannister | Cersei Lannister | Tyrion Lannister | Lancel Lannister | Amory Lorch | Ilyn Payne | Janos Slynt | Preston Greenfield | Rolph Spicer | Catspaw

House Clegane
Gregor Clegane | Sandor Clegane | Polliver | Rafford | The Tickler | Mountain's Men

Crownlands
Mad Targaryens
Aegon II Targaryen | Aegon IV Targaryen | Aemond Targaryen | Aerys II Targaryen | Aerion Targaryen | Baelor I Targaryen | Boros Blount | Daemon Targaryen | Maegor I Targaryen | Rhaenyra Targaryen | Viserys Targaryen | Daenerys Targaryen

House Blackfyre
Daemon I Blackfyre

House Kettleblack
Osfryd Kettleblack | Osmund Kettleblack | Osney Kettleblack

Faith Militant
High Sparrow | Septa Unella | Lancel Lannister

Others
Hugh Hammer | Smiling Knight | Ulf the White

Stormlands
House Baratheon of Storm's End
Robert I Baratheon | Renly Baratheon | Joffrey Baratheon | Meryn Trant

House Baratheon of Dragonstone
Stannis Baratheon | Melisandre | Richard Horpe | Clayton Suggs | Shadow Assassins

The Reach
House Florent
Axell Florent | Selyse Florent

Others
Mace Tyrell | Pycelle | Qyburn | Randyll Tarly |

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

Others
Brave Companions | Smiling Knight

Essos
Free Cities
Belicho Paenymion | Ben Plumm | Bloodbeard | Daario Naharis | Doreah | Illyrio Mopatis | Jaqen H'ghar | Maelys I Blackfyre | Mero | Tyanna of the Tower | Vargo Hoat | Varys | Waif

Dothraki Sea
Drogo | Mago | Moro | Qotho | Viserion

Lhazar
Mirri Maz Duur

Slaver's Bay
Hizdahr zo Loraq | Kraznys mo Nakloz | Malko | Old Empire of Ghis | Oznak zo Pahl | Prendahl na Ghezn | Razdal mo Eraz | Reznak mo Reznak | Sons of the Harpy | Vala

Qarth
The Pureborn | Pyat Pree | Xaro Xhoan Daxos

Far East Essos
Yi Ti
Bloodstone Emperor | Lo Bu

Asshai and Shadow Lands
Melisandre | Shadow Assassins | Viserion

Video Games
Asher Forrester | Andros | Britt Warrick | Damien | Dezhor zo Raza | Valarr HillGared Tuttle | Gryff Whitehill | Harys | Ludd Whitehill | Rickard Morgryn | Tazal

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