Though he lived and died some years before the events of Game of Thrones, Arthur Dayne still retains his status as perhaps the greatest knight of all time.
A member of the Kingsguard for the Mad King, he wielded a magnificent great sword, Dawn, which was purportedly forged from a fallen star. Who needs valyrian steel, eh? We got a glimpse of Dayne's ability in Season 6, where it was revealed it took a sword in the back to defeat him, and that only scratched the surface of his talent. Ned's own words in the books speak volumes about his prodigious skill:
"The finest knight I ever saw was Ser Arthur Dayne, who fought with a blade called Dawn, forged from the heart of a fallen star. They called him the Sword of the Morning, and he would have killed me but for Howland Reed."
In the books, Dayne is repeatedly described as being the greatest knight of his generation. Indeed, even the legendary knight Barristan Selmy believes that the Mad Kings guard was his superior in every way. With a knight of Selmy's credentials giving this account of Arthur Dayne, it is safe to assume that the warrior whose deeds have not been forgotten in spite of his service to the Mad King could easily dispatch Gregor Clegane.
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