"Our orders were to track the wildlings. We tracked them. They won't trouble us no more."
―Gared to Waymar Royce.

Gared was a ranger of the Night's Watch. Having many scars and being a veteran of many rangings despite his age, Gared was present as part of the unit led by Ser Waymar Royce that ventured beyond the Wall to chase down a wildling group sighted in the Haunted Forest. They find the group, and are shortly ambushed by the Others. In the books, Gared is the survivor of the attack, where he flees behind the Wall, and captured by Stark men and executed for desertion. In the show, Gared flees after Ser Waymar is killed, only for a White Walker to catch up, grab him by the head and decapitate him.