A few weeks ago, I have just watched the last episode of season 3 for Game of Thrones. It was a brilliant season and I am glad to have finally watched it but it just angers me so much that I have to wait a whole year until the next season for this beloved series to begin. Just for the record: no, I have never read the books, and no, I am not planning to despite a lot of people, I know, insisting me to. I love this series so much that I want to experience the shock and horror of the story by watching it first on my TV screen.
I absolutely love the series Game of Thrones. A series based off of the books by George RR Martin, Game of Thrones is an amazing fantasy series that creates a cruel and inhumane world where every single person is fighting to claim power and kingship just like a strategic chess game. A world were loyalties are lost, family members are being killed by family members, honor not meaning anything, people fighting beyond the wall and swearing an oath and so on; Game of Thrones basically tells a story about how far people will go to gain true power. In Game of Thrones you either win or you die……and it doesn’t matter if you deserve it or not.
Game of Thrones has the cast of some of the most varied and diverse cast of characters I have ever seen in a Television series ever. A show where there is no good guy or bad guy, just characters with real goals and needs in the series with a good side and bad side to them. Characters that are not so much black and white but characters with hints of grey in between the good and bad spectrum. I am just going to give it a go and say what my top favorite Game of Thrones characters from Seasons 1-3 of the TV series are. There is likely going to be another list of my favorite characters in a few seasons so this list is just for now. This series is the kind of series that can change your mind on characters really quickly so it’s always good to go back and make another list later. I have not read the books so I insist on no spoilers in comments, but please say what your favorite characters are or just stuff about the series in general. This is a series were anyone can make an argument for any character being the best or the worst. There are spoilers for those who have not watched season 1-3 or read the books so be warned.
30. Ramsay Snow
The one character that makes Joffrey look like a sweet innocent kid; Ramsay Bolton is easily the most despicable and evil character in the entire series by far. Ramsey Bolton is just a plain evil sadist who enjoys causing other people pain. In season 3 he tortures Theon Greyjoy in some of the most inhumane ways I have ever seen in a story. Despite his absolutely despicable and evil behavior, I have to at least give props to the actor Iwan Rheon for playing this character brilliantly in the series. Iwan Rheon seems to make me absolutely hate Ramsay Snow but he also brings so much charisma and evil energy to the show that his scenes are just memorable as well as disturbingly troubling.
“Let’s play a game: which body part do you need the least?…’Please’ is not a body part.”
29. Joffrey Lannister
The most hated character in Game of Thrones for most people, (For me it’s Ramsay…. but Joffrey is a close second) Joffrey is the evil, whiny, and completely incapable king of King’s Landing. Joffrey is known for starting some of the most surprising and outrageous events the series has ever known and probably the most famous moment is when he orders Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) to be killed at the end of Season 1. Even though Sean Bean is kind of a living spoiler through his many deaths in movies, I was still so surprised in this moment and hated Joffrey so much for killing off a great character and starting the entire war in the story to begin.
There are so many reasons to hate Joffrey: He treats Sansa badly, he is a completely incapable king, he disrespects Tywin and Tyrion, and he executes and tortures people for no real reason, as well as whines a lot. I hope that he gets punished for all of the bad deeds he has done. At least Tyrion slaps him alot throughout the series. I know this has been kind of a rant on the character but that is really the reason why I like the character. Not many characters can generate so much hate from people and I give actor Jack Gleeson for making the character so hateful and despicable.
“I am the king. Everyone is mine to torment.”
28. Roose Bolton
Another character I hate yet there is no denying he is a great character. Roose Bolton is another vile and double crossing jerk in the series for betraying the Starks and having no sense of honor or sense of loyalty in the series. I absolutely hated him during the Rains of Castamere episode for betraying the Starks. Even though Roose Bolton has a pretty kick ass and awesome low voice, that still doesn’t excuse him for all of the bad things he does in the series. He is the father of the sadist Ramsay Bolton and even though some people may think Ramsay is a lot worse than Roose, I will have to disagree. I think both are quite evil it’s just they show it in different ways. Roose Bolton is clearly doing things just for himself and he has no sense of loyalty, honor, or any type of conscience.
“The Lannisters send their regards.”
27. Robert Baratheon
Another character I am not really fond of. Robert is a drunk king of the seven realms who is completely incapable of leadership. I like him for his friendship with Eddard Stark and a few funny lines here and there………….. but that’s about it. Robert proves a case where kings don’t have to be great leaders or smart and caring at all, they just have to be charismatic and a symbol of kingship for the people. Maybe this is the case and kings really don’t have much power or skills to lead in the world of Game of Thrones, as Tywin says in season 3: “Do you really believe having a crown gives you power?”
“I’m not trying to honor you, I’m trying to get you to run my kingdom while I eat, drink, and whore my way into an early grave.”
26. Syrio Forell
A pretty small character only seen in the first season. Syrio Forell is the sword instructor of Arya Stark at King’s Landing. He is quite a skilled swordsman and pretty charismatic giving Arya some pretty insightful and interesting quotes. A likable character in my book, as well as charismatic and entertaining.
“The First Sword of Braavos does not run.”
Not many characters in Game of Thrones are as shady or as skilled in combat as Bronn. Bronn is known as a body guard for Tyrion Lannister from season 1 and a major soldier in the battle of Blackwater of Season 2. Not much is known of Bronn except, from an amusing drinking game with Tyrion, he has killed a woman in self defense before he was twelve, his parents beat him, and he has been outside of the wall. Bronn is quite a fearsome fighting opponent by using fast speed and agility to fight others instead of just plain strength.
“I sell my sword, I don’t give it away.”
24. Jaqen H’ghar
A character with barely any screen time, yet somehow, left quite a great impression in the series. Jaqen H’ghar was a prisoner released by Arya in season 2 before she was kidnapped in Harenthel by the Lannisters. While in Harrenthel, Jaqen H’ghar disquises as a Lannister and tells Arya that he will execute any three people she chooses. Of course he follows through on Arya’s requests and is able to kill any person she wants dead.
It is quite amazing how this guy is so skilled as an assassin. He is able to kill any person no matter what. It turns out this guy is a part of the faceless men of Braavos which is a feared order of mysterious assassins able to change their faces at will. It is proven this is the case when he changes his face to Arya when she escapes from Harenthel.
“Help was not promised, lovely girl. Only death.”
(“Jaqen is dead”)
Davos Seaworth is one of Stannis Baratheon’s most loyal and reliable vassals. Davos Seaworth is someone who cares and supports Stannis’ claims to the thrones yet gets treated bad by Stannis himself, especially with fighting and disagreeing with Melisandre. A guy who is very loyal despite the way Stannis treats him sometimes. For me, I find him a very likable character.
“I’ve never known bells to mean surrender. They want to play music with us, let’s play. Drums!”
22. Stannis Baratheon
One thing to absolutely love Stannis Baratheon for is just how confident he is to his right on the Iron Throne. My favorite scene of him is definitely in the Blackwater battle where he is the the first person to land in King’s Landing to lead his army and fight the Lannisters. Stannis is a badass but he does make some pretty stupid decisions like letting himself be manipulated by Melisandre all the time; But there is no denying that he is still a badass.
“The Iron Throne is mine by right. All those that deny that are my foes.”
21. Sansa Stark
Alot of people hate Sansa Stark! Being a hopeless whiny romantic who wants to marry Joffrey in season 1, and someone who wouldn’t stand up to Joffrey after her sister almost gets sliced in half by him, it is easy to see why she gets a bad reputation. However I am going to defend Sansa Stark’s character, especially because of her actions in season 2. Let me elaborate: Sansa is someone who was a hopeless romantic in season 1 basically wanting to marry Joffrey because he was heir to the throne. She didn’t think Joffrey was the nicest person on Earth but she would still put up with him if it meant her being queen. However, after Eddard Stark is executed by Joffrey after he promised Sansa he would spare him, Sansa realizes what a horrible human being Joffrey is but is trapped in kings landing destined to marry Joffrey. Sansa, of course, wants to kill Joffrey and get back at the family that executed her father, but instead, she puts up with Joffrey by listening to him and getting bullied and beaten up by him in order to survive. Sansa is someone who has strength in a really tough position. Sansa is a character in one of the worst spots in Game of Thrones and I am rooting for her to get out of it and have something good happened to her.
“I don’t want someone whose brave and strong I want him!”
20. Jorah Mormont
Jorah Mormont is one of the coolest characters in Game of Thrones by having a calm, knowledgeble and relaxing voice, being a skilled combatant, and being one of the most loyal and trustworty characters in Game of Thrones, being the advisor for Dany. Jorah Mormont is someone that would do anything for Dany, since it is hinted that he has a thing for her. Unfortunately, Dany doesn’t really feel the same way for him and according to season 3, has a sort of thing for Daario Naharis. Come on Dany, at least show some gratitude for Jorah in this scene in season 3. You are driving me crazy.
( His heart is broken into a million pieces)
‘No-one can survive in this world without help.’
19. Thoros of Myr/Beric Dondarrion
Another shared spot on my list, yet these characters are very similar personality wise. Thoros of Myr is kind of the Jack Sparrow in the series by being a drunk with a wacky and charismatic presence. He is a priest of the lord of light and actually was ordered to convert King Robert to the Lord of Light but failed. Because of this he became a drunk. Thoros of Myr is one of the most entertaining characters in Game of Thrones for me. His interactions with Arya and his reviving of Beric Dondarrion are some of my favorite parts of season 3.
“You’ve got nothing to fear from us, son. The Lords of Westeros want to burn the countryside; we’re trying to save it.”
Beric Dondarion is the leader of House Dondarrion and the lord of Blackhaven. He is being revived over and over again by Throros of Myr and gets a scar everytime he is advised. He is one of the most amusing characters in the series as well as the weirdest.
“That’s what we are: ghosts. Waiting for you in the dark. You can’t see us, but we see you. No matter whose cloak you wear: Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, you prey on the weak, the Brotherhood Without Banners will hunt you down.”
18. Samwell Tarly
Samwell Tarly is such a lovable and innocent guy in the world of Game of Thrones. He is one of the only characters who really doesn’t have any character flaws except that he is not very physically strong or skilled in combat. Samwell Tarly is a member of the Night’s Watch who is one of Jon Snow’s best friends. He is a great friend as well as a great protector when he protects Gilly and her new born baby in season 3.
“I always wanted to be a wizard.”
17. Brienne of Tarth
A character I am really starting to like in season 3 because of her interactions with Jaime; Brienne is one of the most strong women in all of Game of Thrones. While she has a rough exterior and kind of a tough and stubborn personality, she shows a gentler side as well as an understanding side throughout season 3. Seeing her helping Jaime to become a better person in season 3 was an absolute joy to watch. The two characters have really good chemisty and it made some really great scenes to watch in season 3.
“All my life men like you’ve sneered at me, and all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.”
16. Catelyn Stark
There is only one thing I hate about this character: She hates Jon Snow. On the other hand, she had a reason to be and she actually felt sorry about it later on in the series so I forgive her for that. Other than that, I love Catelyn Stark and I am so sad to see her go in season 3. Catelyn Stark is the wife of Eddard Stark who is quite a strong willed and tough character as well as a caring parent. Catelyn Stark is someone who would do anything for her kids. Catelyn releases Jaime in order to get Sansa and Arya back from the Lannisters as well as getting her husband’s body back. Catelyn also is an advisor for Robb Stark and she is quite a caring advisor, being his mother and all. Her character is one of the most tragic characters in the series, as her husband dies, her son dies, and she dies while being betrayed. Michelle Fairley is one of my favorite actresses in the show and she plays Catelyn Stark with wonderful presence with determination while being a caring and loving mother.
“On my honor as a Tully. On my honor as a Stark. Let him go, or I will cut your wife’s throat.”
Yes, she is a little low but bear with me, please. Daenerys is really awesome and is one of the best developed characters in all of Game of Thrones. Seeing her become an innocent naive school girl into a badass competent leader and the mother of dragons was awesome. Scenes like her dealing with the death of Khal Drago, her eating stallion hearts, Her at the House of Undying, and her saving the slaves at slavers bay are all awesome scenes and give her great character development, but there is one issue I have with her character, and that is her personality. To me, Daenerys is a very cold and not a fun character to watch in Game of Thrones. She is a great character but not an interesting character, if that makes any sense. I don’t want to bash her because I think she is awesome, but……… you know. She is a pretty good looking character and some people say she is the best looking female in Game of Thrones. To me, not quite. One thing to add is that Daenerys would make an excellent king because she is clearly king material. She could make almost anybody to follow her because of her kind attitude and ability to care for people in the lower class. Would she be a great leader?: hmmmm, maybe not. But she would make a great king, or queen. Sometimes kings and queens are basically a symbol for the people to follow. Daenerys is clearly that. Do I have to mention the Tywin quote again?
“When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!”
“Yes. All men must die, but we are not men.”
14. Oleena Tyrell
Oleena Tyrell is quite the charismatic and witty character, that she even gives Tywin and Tyrion a run for their money when it comes to knowledge and wit. Oleena Tyrell, to me, is basically a female Tywin for her wit and knowledge. She is one of the most entertaining characters in all of Game of Thrones.I have to say that Oleena Tyrell is played by Diana Rigg, who played the bond girl, Teresa di Vincenzo, in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. GMS will surely like this news.
“She might think we have some wits about us, one of us at any rate.”
“Loras is young, and very good at knocking men off horses with a stick. That does not make him wise.”
“We mothers do what we can to keep our sons from the grave.”
13. Margeary Tyrell
Another smart character, Margeary is a very manipulative and smart character that clearly knows how to play the Game of Thrones. Margeary is the future wife of Joffrey in season 3 and uses her kind attitude and versatile social skills to control Joffrey’s sadistic impulses and stupid decision making. Margeary is someone that wants to be queen but she does it by making friends. The world is cruel and I guess people need friends in the Game of Thrones.
“No, I want to be the queen.”
One of the most hated characters in Game of Thrones, yet, why do I like her so much? She is clearly an incapable leader, is sometimes a bitch, is quite cold, and is the mother of Joffrey. Why do I like her? Well, it is really her pessimistic and realist personality, as well as her interesting presence she brings to the show thanks to the wonderful job the actress Lena Headey does playing this character. A lot of my favorite scenes in Game of Thrones usually have Cersei in them. Her interactions with Tyrion, Tywin, Joffrey, Sansa are all awesome to watch, even though she is seen as cold and quite the jerk. There are reedeeming factors to her character however: She clearly cares about her family and would do anything to protect them. Even though she thinks that she is way smarter than she thinks she is, as Tywin points out in season 3; Cersei is one of the most entertaining and most interesting characters to ever be seen in Game of Thrones.
“Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.”
“When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.”
11.Sandor the Hound
A character very taciturn and brutal but not without compassion; Sandor the Hound is one of the most misunderstood characters in Game of Thrones while also being one of the most likable. Sandor the Hound was the personal body guard of Joffrey, before he decided to hell with it at the battle of Blackwater. He shows a compassionate side to Sansa at King’s Landing as well as an unlikely fatherly relationship with Arya in Season 3. Sandor the Hound has a very tragic past where his brother pushed his face in fire because he played with one of his toys. Sandor has some pretty badass scars and a tough exterior yet shows a lot of goodness throughout the series.
“No, it gives me joy to kill people. Killing’s the sweetest thing there is.”
‘If any man dies with a clean sword, I’ll rape his fucking corpse!’
10. Robb Stark
A character I miss so much after the tragic scene of the red wedding, and it’s a shame, because Robb Stark was one of the most competent and potentially good leaders to have been on the iron throne. His only downfall was that he was young, and when you are young you are naive and when you are naive, you make stupid decisions. Robb Stark is a competent leader that actually defeated Tywin in a few battles. Tywin respected Robb as a pretty formidable oppenent so he took drastic measures in the Rains of Castamere episode. That episode was absolutely horrible to watch seeing him witness his pregnant wife, Talisa, being stabbed in the stomach. He died long after he was already dead on the inside witnessing Talisa and his supposed son, Eddard, die right before his eyes. Eddard Stark died because he let his honor get in the way. Robb died because he let his heart get in the way. The Starks never get a break….. but they will be back…..I hope.
“I won every battle. But I’m losing this war.”
9. Ayra Stark
Surprisingly, this is a young character that is actually many fan’s favorite female character, and rarely are little kids liked in TV series and movies. Many girls crave to be pretty or romantic or rich beyond their wildest dreams with a kind loving husband on the side. This is not the case with Arya. Arya is one of the most independent characters in Game of Thrones who is sort of tomboy with knack of learning how to fight and face the world. Arya Stark is clearly one of the toughest characters in Game of Thrones, through her quick thinking and willingness to do anything to protect herself and her family and friends. Arya has killed people in the series, despite her age, and is proven to be very smart and able to survive all alone in the world. She is played by a brilliant actress named Maisie Williams. One of my favorite scenes in the whole series is her interaction with Tywin in season 2. The two actors play off each other seamlessly.
“Joffrey… Cersei… Ilyn Payne… The Hound… Polliver… The Mountain…”
Theon is one of the characters that I clearly feel sorry for more than any other character in Game of Thrones. He has the most painful and grueling story arc out of any character, has some understandable intentions, yet made some stupid decisions and unfortunately, he gets punished for it in the most grueling ways possible. Okay, yes, I agree that his decision to go against the Starks was stupid, but he did it because he wanted to work with his father and gain acceptance from him. Yes, it was wrong to kill two kids to prove to the people of Winterfell that he is someone to be feared and respected, yet he feels completely sorry for it and admits that everything he did against the Starks was wrong (and even mentions Eddard Stark as his real father). He gets captured and tortured, he is rescued by a mysterious figure who saves him only to give him a false hope that he will be safe before he is brought back to be tortured again by Ramsay Snow. I have to ask: Does Theon really deserve this much torture compared to the other characters in Game of Thrones? Yes, George RR Martin clearly made one of the most captivating and cruelest story arcs in all of storytelling history with the character of Theon. Basically his torture from Ramsay Snow is not only a physical torture, but a mental torture, where he is commanded by Ramsay to forget his real name and go by his new name Reek. It is a mental development where Theon learns how he has completely destroyed himself and his name through the stupid and horrible actions he did, despite his intentions to find acceptance from the Starks and his father. Will Theon ever be reedeemed, and will his torture come to an end soon…. and will he ever find acceptance and a real identity for himself, probably not from the looks of it.
“What is dead, may never die.”
7. Little Fingers/Varys
These characters are two sides of the same coin. These are both very manipulative characters and they are both some of the creepiest characters in Game of Thrones.
Little Fingers: One of the main instigators of the war of the five kings because of his betrayal to Eddard Stark and the setting of Catelyn’s hatred toward Tyrion and the Lanniters; Little Fingers is one of the most skilled players in the game of thrones. Little Fingers operates on the side of King’s Landing by being a cold and calculating manipulator. Little Fingers is one of the scariest people of Game of Thrones because he is a smart manipulator that has only his interests in mind. Little Fingers has a crush on Catelyn Stark and it seems the only people he ever cares about are Catelyn and himself. Little Fingers is different from Varys because he clearly manipulates others to improve his standing. Varys on the other hand is the complete opposite.
Varys: Varys is a lot like Little Fingers because they are both creepy manipulators but he is different from Little Fingers because he clearly does stuff for the good of the realm and not so much for himself. Varys is quite a creepy looking character. He has a creepy voice as well as a creepy look.
Varys, in my book, is a good guy while Little Fingers is as a bad guy. Both characters are very entertaining characters to watch in the show. I love there verbal sparring they have towards each other and their interactions towards other characters in the show. These characters are clearly up to something big in the future. These characters are characters that others should clearly watch out for.
Little Fingers: Chaos is a ladder speech
“You know what I learnt losing that duel? I learnt that I’ll never win. Not that way. That’s their game, their rules. I’m not going to fight them: I’m going to fuck them. That’s what I know, that’s what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want.”
Varys: “Storms come and go, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling.”
“I’ve always hated the bells. They ring for horror. A dead king, a city under siege…”
“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
6. Eddard Stark
The Living spoiler in Game of Thrones because he is played by freaken Sean Bean. Eddard Stark is the most honorable character in all of Game of Thrones and is also one of the most likable. Unfortunately he dies in Season 1 and his death was basically the symbol for audience members to see just how cruel the world of Game of Thrones really is. He is the main protaganist and the famous actor and he got killed at season 1. I was so surprised at this because I love Sean Bean as well as Eddard Stark.
Eddard Stark is basically the polar opposite of Tywin. He is a kind loving father and puts honor and his conscience ahead of pure ruthlessness and manipulative decision making. Eddard Stark is the Wolf and Tywin is the Lion. If both characters mixed together you would get the perfect leader for Westeros.
“You think my life is such a precious thing to me, that I would trade my honor for a few more years…of what?”
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
There is practically no romance in the world of Game of Thrones. There is maybe lust but not really any true romance to come from the show ever. This is not the case with the character of Ygritte and her relationship with Jon Snow, which is my favorite romance in the show by far. Ygritte is easily my favorite female character in Game of Thrones (yes better than Daenerys…..I know). Ygritte manages to be not only the most entertaining and interesting female character for me but also the most genuine female character generating the closest thing the show has ever come to a true romance. The romance between Ygritte and Jon Snow is actually one of my favorite things in the show, period. It manages to be a playground sort of romance while feeling very genuine. Ygritte’s playful forwardness and Jon Snow’s naive nobility play off each other brilliantly and makes for some of the most interesting and fun scenes ever in Game of Thrones. Ygritte is hillarious with her teasing and pushy attitude towards Jon Snow. Jon Snow and Ygritte’s scenes in seasons 3 are some of my favorite scenes in Game of Thrones. The Wall Climb ending is one of my favorite endings to Game of Thrones if not my favorite. Too bad Jon Snow leaves Ygritte in season 3. I knew it wouldn’t last in the world of Game of Thrones.
“You know nothing Jon Snow.”
“Your mine and I’m yours. And if we die, we die. But first we live.”
“Do you like girls who swoon Jon Snow? Oh a spider! Save me Jon Snow.”
” Is that a palace?” Jon: “It’s a windmill” “A windmill?”
4. Tywin Lannister
Tywin Lannister is basically the leader of Lannisters (screw Joffrey). Tywin is the real decision maker and he prefers to make decisions as the hand of the king and not as the king. Tywin is one of the smartest, if not the smartest character in all of Game of Thrones. He makes decisions based soley on what is best for his family and he does an incredible job doing it. His only flaw is that he is not a very good father and this causes a lot of his children to be raised not very well (If mixed with Eddard Stark’s good parenting skills he would be a perfect leader). Tywin is played by one of my favorite actors in the entire show, Charles Dance. Every single scene Tywin Lannister is in and every line he says is incredibly bad ass. The one thing I don’t like about him is that he set up the red wedding and because of his hatred for Tyrion. Other than that this is hands down the most badass character in Game of Thrones.
Just to point out. Tywin in my opinion is not king material since I believe no one will follow him. He is leadership material, however, as it seems in Game of Thrones that mostly real decisions are usually made by the hand of the king and not the king himself. Tywin is definitely the best hand of the king for the Lannisters (Tyrion fits this bill as well).
“Any man who must say ‘I am the king’ is no true king.”
“I don’t distrust you because you are a woman, I distrust you because you are not as strong as you think you are”
“The house that puts his family first will always defeat the house that puts the whims and wishes of its sons and daughters first… A good man does everything in his power to better his families postition regardless of his own selfish desires.’
3. Jaime Lannister
How incredible is it to see a character you hated so much in season 1-2 suddenly becoming one of your favorite characters in season 3. Jaime started out as one of the biggest jerks in Game of Thrones because of what he did to Bran and because of his relationship with his sister but it later turns out in season 3 that Jaime is one of the most honest and understandeble characters in all of Game of Thrones.
Jaime is a character that clearly operates on his own ideals and beliefs instead of what he thinks would please his family or other people in the realm. Jaime was of course the king slayer but not without a good reason. The hot tub scene in season 3 is one of my favorite scenes in Game of Thrones history with him confessing to Brienne why he killed the mad king. Scenes in Game of Thrones like him saving Brienne from getting raped and him losing his hand, him saving Brienne from a bear are all scenes that show how great of a character Jaime really is. Actor Nikolaj Coster- Waldau does an incredible job playing Jaime. It is a mix of Nikolaj Coster- Waldau’s performance and George RR Martin writing that makes Jaime one of the most likable characters in Game of Thrones.
“The things I do for love.”
“There are no men like me. Only me.”
Bath scene: just about all of it.
2. Jon Snow
Jon Snow is definitely one of the most important characters in Game of Thrones since he is basically the audience’s vision outside the wall and a character that has nothing to do with the corrupt kings’ war of Game of Thrones. Yet, Jon Snow has probably my favorite character arc out of any character in Game of Thrones. Jon Snow is the bastard son of Eddard Stark who is now a member of Night’s Watch. Jon Snow is the only character that develops as a character outside of all of the madness that is going on in the war of the five kings. Watching Jon Snow develop throughout the series making tough decisions and gaining friends and romance has been awesome to watch. To me, Jon Snow is probably the most capable king to ever lead Westeros. He has the heart and care of a Stark (unlike the Lannisters) He is able to make tough decisions even when it puts those he loves in danger (Unlike Robb) he has great honor and is loyal (Unlike Roose Bolton). I am personally rooting for Jon Snow to be the new king of Westeros before the series reaches its end.
“All the best swords have names”
“I know how to do it”
1. Tyrion Lannister
Oh man, everyone saw this coming. When it comes to just plain likability, Tyrion is the most entertaining character to watch in Game of Thrones as well as one of the most interesting. What really appeals to me about Tyrion is just how smart he is and how he always makes decisions based on what would be best for his family, despite how badly his family treats him. Tyrion is a manipulator but he always seems to have a bigger conscience than Tywin. The scenes between Tyrion and Tywin are awesome scenes that show what it’s like when two of the smartest people in Game of Thrones are discussing the issues in Westeros. Tyrion says some of the wittiest lines in Game of Thrones and he is definitely the most likable Lannisters despite his many manipulations.
Tyrion always seems to use wit to make up for physical shortcomings. He knows that his father looks down on him because of what he did to his wife, yet holds a recognizable fear and low self esteem when confronting his father. Tyrion is clearly the true heir to Tywin and it is just a huge shame to see that Tywin looks down on him because of what he did to his wife. There seems to be a complete enjoyment about the two smart men being into each other’s company to discuss issues but also a huge hatred for eachother. I say it is one of the most compelling relationships in all of Game of Thrones.
Tyrion is not only witty but very funny. Tyrion’s best season is clearly season 2 when he prepares King’s Landing for the Blackwater. Even though Tyrion takes a backseat in Season 3, he still has very funny lines as well as a hillarious drunk scene at him and Sansa’s wedding. Tyrion is smart and manipulative, but he has a conscience while still holding his family’s ideals in minds. That is quite the challenge considering how cold the Lannisters are. Do I have to mention that Tyrion was the only one that felt bad for Tywin’s set up at the red wedding. I give props to Peter Dinklage for creating one of the most beloved characters on TV. A character who is smart and manipulative, as well as funny and with a conscience.
“All Dwarves are bastards in their father’s eyes”
“and now I have struck a king; Did my hand fall from my wrist?”
“Tyrion Lannister: It’s not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it, if it were easy.”
“Drinking and lust , no man can match me in these things. I am the god of tits and wine
Game of Thrones proves time and again that it has a diverse cast with good and bad traits that can be liked and disliked by many different people. There is no perfect Game of Thrones character and there is no good guy or bad guy and that’s what makes the show interesting. Game of Thrones is definitely one of my favorite stories ever told and I am looking foward to season 4 so badly.