Rickon Stark is a recurring character in the first, second and third seasons. He is played by guest star Art Parkinson and debuts in the series premiere. Rickon is the youngest son of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Stark and lives with his family in Winterfell until the Fall of Winterfell. Rickon adopted the direwolf Shaggydog and they have forged a strong connection. He traveled to find safety at Last Hearth with the wildling Osha after being separated from his brother, Bran, Hodor, Meera and Jojen Reed. He is six when the series begins.