A young Ranger of the Night’s Watch, Will was originally a commoner in the riverlands until the day he was caught poaching by Lord Mallister’s mens. Given the choice between losing a hand or taking the black on the Wall, he chose the latter. He has been a ranger for four years, and is a veteran a hundred ranging expeditions beyond the Wall. No one can move as silently through the woods as he can.
On the show, the character’s name and and background is never given.