Best A Song of Ice and Fire Characters

If you are a fan of the series of epic fantasy novels written by George R. R. Martin I'm sure you've got a favourite character, let me know!

The Top Ten

1 Arya

Somehow manages to be both a brave, strong, sympathetic character... And have a vaguely sociopathic story arc. Kudos to you, Arya Stark.

She has a little bit of everyone on this list in her little body, hasn't she?

She is much more intelligent thatn Deanerys, and can actually stand up for herself, unlike her pathetic older sister.

A hooray to this future faceless

2 Tyrion Lannister Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

I put him here for the love I used to have for him, but by the 4th book I was alredy starting to get bored of hime. But, he's incredibly clever, and I like intelligent people.

If all Lannister's were like him (or Jaime) they would probably be my favourite house, but Cersei and Joffrey made sure that never happens. Nevertheless he is a very smart and humorous character that is being put down by everyone. :(

Tyrion Lannister should win in the end of the series and sit on the iron throne. He would be a worthy king.

He is a master in this game, given the right pieces.

3 Sansa Stark Sansa Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The most admirable character in a Song of Ice and Fire. She has all of her fathers best traits, his kindness and honor but adds an extraordinary level of perceptiveness, intelligence and an iron will that preserves her, despite her youth and inexperience through a series of ordeals that would break most characters in the series.

I honestly don't get the hate for her, I didn't really care for her in A Game of Thrones but A Clash of Kings onward she became one of my favourite characters.

I understand the hate for her in the show, but she's incredible in the books.

Most interesting character developement

4 Jaime Lannister Jaime Lannister is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. He is a prominent point of view character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series, and also a main character in HBO's adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones.

The character everyone hated in books 1 and 2 and then loved afterwards. The tragedy of Jaime is that in his heart he's a good man. He's a man who once believed in being a knight in shining armour protecting what he thought was right. He's branded for his actions and manipulated by most around him, the only Lannister who doesn't seem to actively seek out power. He's amazing, human, and not black and white, and that's why I love him.

Jaime, in my opinion, is the MOST misunderstood character in the series (like Tyrion and Sansa). I really wanted him dead in AGOT, especially after pushing Bran off, but man, by ASOS, I was like, the things he does for love! I LOVED his attitude with Tyrion (Except Tysha, but Tywin Lannister is one of Jaime's weak points, the other being Cersei. He simply bows down to them, all in the name of love...) His character development is AWESOME! I really hope he has a good fate (Goldenhand the Just, anyone? )

PS:- He may be Cersei's prophesied Valonqar too, which I really hope he is!

By far the best character development. You go from hating him more than any other character and wanting him dead to loving him more than any other character and hoping he survives the series and gets his honour back.

People who are just starting the books always get mad when I say I love him. Well I do, and that's that. He is a very well written character, one who progresses quite nicely, and who I just end up rooting for.

5 Theon Greyjoy

Okay, I didn't really care about him in A Game of Thrones and hated him in A Clash of Kings but come A Dance with Dragons I just couldn't bring myself to hate the poor man, after all Ramsay is the spawn of the devil.

The best character of this "song" You can easily empathize with him not because he is a good guy or anything like that,you feel empathy with him because he is a human not a "hero" like Arya and Jon and not a "villain" like Ser Mandon or Ser Meryn. not even a anti-hero like Tyrion,he is just normal and feels numb about his own identity.

Love Theon.

Loved reading his point of view in A Clash of Kings. Despite nearly every one of them including a bit where he bangs a woman.

He's just a really interesting and dynamic character. His relationship to his family, the Starks, and his ego is just so fascinating to watch.

6 Jon Snow Jon Snow is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

I think that Jon Snow is probably one of the most relatable characters in this story. He was never really excepted as a Stark and in the first book tries to make something of himself by joining one of the oldest orders of rangers that protect the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros from the icy horrors of what lies beyond the Wall, where Winter lasts forever. Along the way he must spy on the Wildling army and send information back to the Wall, and I think that is was sad that he had to leave because of him and Ygritte. All in all, I believe that Jon's side of the Song of Ice and Fire series is the most relatable and emotional of all, next to the story of Robb, Talisa, Catelyn, Arya, Sansa, and all of the other Starks.

The Hero of the series, where he always does what's best but not without making some necessary and admirable sacrifice.

I can relate more to Jon than any character in the history!

Lord Snow is definitely the best character.

7 Cersei Lannister Cersei Lannister is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent point of view character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series, and also a main character in HBO's adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones.

She's such a dynamic and underrated villain. Her chapters are AMAZING.

8 Eddard Stark Eddard "Ned" Stark is a fictional character in the first book of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels and the first season of its television adaptation.

One of the only decent men in this world of monsters

Honorable even in death

He was a central character. Rip Lord Stark😢

9 Catelyn Tully

She is my favorite character with high morals, a logical mind, and is extremely underrated for her ability at playing the Game. She lost due to her sons actions, not her own.

UNDErrated! Possesses a spine of steel, and only has love for her family... Except you know. No one is white or black however in this world of course

Literally THE most underrated character in literature.

Could possibly give Jon the “kiss of life” and bring him back. Just as Beric did with her. I think that would be a good way to end her arc, making up for the poor way she treated him.

10 Stannis Baratheon Stannis Baratheon is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

"STANNIS THE MANNIS WITH THE PLANNIS there is no character in asoiaf that is more committed to duty and justice! THE TRUE KING OF WESTEROS!

''Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights. I had the cart before the horse, Davos said. I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne''
Nothing else to say,too bad the show did his character injustice.

His internal torment and guilt would be great to read in a point of view, but also translates brilliantly into his actions and the was other characters view him.

He will break before he bends (is that the translation in English? ). The best description ever. I don't know how to explain that I understand Stannis.

The Contenders

11 Margaery Tyrell Margaery Tyrell is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

I wish Martin used her as a point of view character in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons because she seems like a really interesting character, not to mention we need more interesting female characters.

I love herso much

12 The Hound

One of the most complicated characters, a guy capable of the most horrible monstrosity and incredibly some kindness. I like complicated people too.

I wish he was a point of view character, I loved his banter with Arya and wanted to see a full fight with him and his brother. Sandor Clegane lives...

People are not black and white... Not jofery or Eddard.

13 Littlefinger

I dislike him so much that I actually love him for it. Once again, a very clever. He is bitter, manipulative and a criminal mastermind.

While I can't help but hate him he is just such a good character that I actually really like him

Varys may be called the Spider, but he is the real spider. The true antagonist of the series.

He is the man

14 Asha Greyjoy

When I read her first point of view chapter I immediately thought of her as a badass. The show didn’t do this character much justice. The Greyjoy’s are all interesting characters.

15 Arianne Martell
16 Renly Baratheon

That moment when Renly was the only one who had the balls to laugh at Joffrey because his sword got thrown into the Trident by a 9-year-old. He was by far the best King

17 Brienne

Personally she bored the hell out of me as a point of view in A Feast for Crows but I did like her as a secondary/non-point of view character.

Oh Brienne... What a great female character. A warrior, loyal, pasionate, brilliant, mocked, misunderstood... I adore her!

If she were real I would love her for the rest of my days

18 Davos Seaworth

Usually I have a kind of love for bad characters, so I am the first surprised for my intense love for him. I mean, he is The Good Guy. Incredible loyal, even if it means losing his fingers (and thinking that it is justified AND that it is a reason to "love" your king) or his sons. Very good, very honest and, something that most people seem to forget, incredibly brave.

I like Davos because he is pragmatic. He plays the game so well without sacrificing his honor or values.

He reminds me of my dad!

19 Ghost
20 Aeron Greyjoy
21 Oberyn Martell Oberyn Martell is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

"Elia Martell of Dorne! You rape her! You murdered her! And you killer her Children! Say her Name! " The Red Viper was the biggest bad ass in westeros and definitely my favorite character.

The red viper, fathering the sand snakes, nearly defeated GREGOR CLEGANE! Need I say more

God, he is so interesting. Prince of Dorne, sellsword in Essos, studied poisons in the Citadel and nearly(? ) defeated GREGOR CLEGANE! Need I say more?

22 Shireen Baratheon
23 Daenerys Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as the television adaptation.

Personally don't understand how anyone can like her. She was alright in A Game of Thrones but Clash of Kings and onwards I despised her

Really love her and what she represents, definitely my favourite character.

Maybe not my favorite, but she deserves to be up at the top.

Best character

24 Bronn Bronn is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

Mr. Badass. I felt instantly attracted to this character. Street intelligence and a philosopher in disguise, got to love him.

25 Lysa Arryn
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