Sandor Clegane - otherwise known as The Hound - is a skilled and ruthless fighter. The right side of his face is disformed by scars that were caused in childhood, when his brother shoved his face in a burning brazier. And although he has been plagued with a fear of fire every since, the scars only add to his fearsome and intimidating presence.
Sandor hates the knights of the Seven Kingdoms, who he considers to be hypocrites. However, he possesses his own ideal of knighthood - a code of honor known only to him that manifests itself in curious ways.