Rickon Stark is Eddard Stark‘s youngest child and is three years old in A Game of Thrones. His age makes it difficult for him to cope with the terrible changes brought by war. He is naturally aggressive, strong-willed, and has a violent temper, traits reflected in his direwolf companion Shaggydog. He has not trained Shaggydog, and the direwolf has become savage as a result. When Theon Greyjoy captures Winterfell in A Clash of Kings, Rickon hides in the crypts. After Winterfell is sacked and burned in A Clash of Kings, he and the wildling woman Osha travel through the North.In A Dance with Dragons, he is said to be on the island of cannibals, called Skagos.Rickon Stark is portrayed by Art Parkinson in the HBO adaptation of the novels.