- "I know I broke my oath. I know I'm a deserter. I should have gone back to the Wall and warned them, but...I saw what I saw. I saw the White Walkers."
- ―Will to Lord Eddard before his execution.
Will was a ranger in the Night's Watch. Good at scouting and a veteran of several rangings, Will 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 Others. In the books, Will is killed by Ser Waymar when he comes back as a wight. In the show, Will is the survivor of the attack, where he flees behind the Wall, and captured by Stark men and executed for desertion.