Best Game of Thrones Series Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

Tyrion is easily the best and most fleshed out character of game of thrones. He is flawed and yet one of the most noble characters. He isn't good to a fault like Ned Stark though and really knows what to do to stay alive in the bloody world of westeros. I will always remember his dialogues when he was facing death for killing joffrey. Simply one of the best moments of the show. He is the only one who I wish doesn't die. I couldn't care less about the others.

"Most popular imp in the world".
He acknowledge his weakness, his inability to fight and choose to be a advisory. A wonderful strategist, visionary and choose his friends wisely. A survivor who lived till season 6 (hopefully till the end)which most characters are not fortunate enough to experience.
Hated by his father, sister and betrayed by his love he still has not crumbled, but still standing and doing what does the best.

What more do we need to love me.

In the harsh&serious world of Game of Thrones every time Tyrion comes on the screen it feels like a breath of fresh air. He honestly seems like the nicest guy in this series' entire universe. He genuinely cares for those who need care, he's honest and has a way of diffusing tension through humour and by not taking anyone and anything too seriously. I love him very much!

The man whose character is the closest you're ever going to get to that of a person of modern time. His philosophy and reasoning are not only the best of any of the characters in the show but are why we adore him, why he survives in the terrible Known World. When we see scenes including Tyrion, we can relate deeply to how he thinks about what is going on around him and how he feels.

2 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.

Yeah Jon is so cool! He uses his powers to win every time. He is really strong at winning. I bet he'd be good on the Dodgers baseball team. Hashtag Jon is Cool! By the way what series is this from?

Jon snow is the hero of this story along with Dany, him being the ice to her fire. Out of the two elements I prefer ice. It's cold, hard, and unforgiving just like Jon snows path. He has had to defeat a white walker in single combat to survive the slaughter at hardhome. He held off Mance Rayder's attack on the wall and went on a suicide mission to kill Mance only to be saved at the last moment by stannis. After all this he gets stabbed by his own sworn brothers. He was resurrected by the same woman who burned a little girl. His path has truly been dark and full of danger but he keeps doing what is right. Best character in game of thrones

The type of temper he shows every time in a tough situations defines him very well. He trusts himself more than anyone.
He has finished every single job given to him either is working as a wall guard or win over winter fell.
Making friends from the other side of the wall was not that easy as he did. Without playing politics he achieved a lot. Undoubtedly Tyrion lanniester deserves to be on top but except him no one can replace Jon snow.

Ok I love jon snow. Even though he isn't the smartest person he has honor which is more then most in GOT. People say things like he's an oath breaker, just a pretty face, he's confused all the time, and other things but he was never an oath breaker he took orders from a superior, (in the books not sure about show) the halfhabd told him "you most not balk whatever is asked of you" had he not done what he did the wild longs would have killed him and destroyed the watch. He is way more then a face he has honor and he has earned everything. Another problem people have with him is the whole King in the North thing, they say "oh he's a usurper and dany is really the queen" Well first of all the first targaryean forcibly took westeros, so the oldest remaining stark should be king in the north (and to everyone who is saying "he isn't really a stark he is rhaegars bastard, sansa said it herself," you're a stark to me". And secondly (in the book, I don't know about the show) dany isn't even the ...more

3 Arya Stark Arya Stark 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.

Give this girl a needle and she'll sew a legacy with her enemies blood as the thread. She's never made the victim, unlike her older sister, except when she chooses to suffer for her studies in murder school. She demands justice and walks among the most ruthless of warriors (the Hound and Faceless Man) and murders as an equal. Funny how she is nearly as short as the dwarf, yet manages to be so much deadlier and easier to underestimate. Arya "Not a Lady" Stark is the Mountain of the Stark family.

I can't help but up vote Arya! There are many great characters but if I really had to pick one it would be Arya. She's the most relatable character in my opinion. She is a strong force of nature in her own way. She is not afraid to be her self no matter what others say. She don't care about your needlework. Lol. She's been bullied, she lacks self confidence, she's lost people that she loves, she's been hurt emotionally and physically but she is living. She has never giving up on life no matter what.

Arya and Sansa grow more than any other characters in the series. They start out as little girls who base every decision on emotion. By the end of season four... Wow! They both make several big decisions. Plus Arya is a bad ass. If she doesn't die (OH GOD PLEASE DON'T LET HER DIE), she will be the best character in the series until the very end.

One of the best, most complex characters I've ever seen on a T.V. series. I look forward to see what is gonna happen with her next. Maisie Williams does an amazing job with playing Arya! The growth that she has done is amazing. Not easy for such a young person to do what she does. Long live Arya! Soon to be hand of the King/Queen!

4 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.

This is why I love Dany. She's not your stereotypical, Disney hero. She's a gray character. There is nothing compelling about a morality robot. Gray characters are what made this show a hit in the first place. If most characters were like Jon Snow and Ned Stark, this show would've been cancelled ages ago. Dany is great because she's not afraid to show her ruthless side, because she's not afraid to use her wits and cunning to deceive her enemies into giving her what she wants. She's a great character because of the way the writers intentionally highlight her connection to her Mad King father to keep people on their toes about her. She's got good and bad in her, which makes you never 100% sure what she'll do next. That's what a compelling character is about, not just her silly dragons.

Sure Jon has overcome adversity, but so have plenty of other characters. There are even others that have overcome death as well. The most interesting aspect about his character is who is parents ...more

It amazes me how it never occurs to Dany haters that Dany's flaws are exactly *why* we love her. Not in spite of them, but *because* of them. She's a gray character. Gray characters are what made this show the masterpiece it is, not one dimensional "princes that were promised" that can do no wrong, with *zero* character complexity whatsoever, and are predictable. The kind of characters you root for because it's *expected* of you without any need for real thought process, "safe" characters. Dany's flaws are what make her relatable. She is a fictional character, but she's *real.* The same will never be said for golden boys. Game of Thrones thrives off of characters like Cersei, Jaime, and Daenerys with layers, characters who are bold and break stereotypes set by the hundreds of narratives before them. If more people in this show were like Ned Stark and Jon Snow, this show would be one word: cancelled. Sorry, not sorry. Shoutout to all my fellow Dany lovers out there who actually know ...more

SPOILER: I hated how cold she was when her child died. If it was a human child they would have written a more appropriate reaction for her to portray smh! They made her a horny, sexually-driven Queen in the last two episode, who only cares about getting laid with Jon Snow and cares less about her children. She even recklessly took the two remaining dragons to the meeting with Cersei, allowing them to notice how vulnerable they could be! Unfortunately, you can tell at the meeting that her presence is nothing compared to the presence of Cersei, Tyron, and Jon. She is becoming more clueless and naive as the show progresses and I don't like it.

God I love this character. My favorite part is that she's morally complex, and yes at times she needs to be taken down a peg or two, but she genuinely wants to do the most good, even if there is no good or clear way forward. She tries, and she fails, and she tries again. I hate that often times women characters are one-note, either as a weak plot device or a male fanservice. I enjoy that she is a real person who is imperfect, she may never sit on the iron throne but I certainly hope she makes it to the end, as an advisor, or a co-leader, or helping another she respects for having beaten her in the game

5 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.

He's the most complex character on the show, hands down. We not only learn how he's perceived, but how he actually is. We learn who he is, what his morals and values are, his honor, his loyalties.

We see him at his highest and his lowest, at his most despicable and his most lovable, his most haughty and his most modest. We hated him when he pushed Bran out the window, we felt sorry for him when he lost his hand, and we even found ourselves cheering for him when he caught that sword with his fake hand.

If there's one thing that defines Thrones, it's grey area, and Jaime is the perfect representation of that. He's not good, but he's in no way evil. He's on Cersei's side (pre-Season 7 finale), but he fights with honor. He broke his oath and killed the king he was sworn to protect, but he did it to save half a million innocent people. He tried to kill Bran Stark, but he swore to protect Sansa and Arya. Jaime redefines what it means to be good or bad, a hero or a villain, ...more

The best character development in the entire show. A total bastard to an honorable fighter. The most potential character towards the end of the show, even though the final season could have done him justice.

A very complex character. Even more so than Tyrion I'd say. Whereas most characters are displayed as either 'good' or 'bad' (Tyrion the likeable one who's always trying to do good is one dimensional in that regard. Cersei always choosing her children above all and doing so much wrong, which makes her being bad is one dimensional in that regard. Joffrey a freak of nature also one dimensional etc).

He's someone who had to make extreme decision between 'right' and 'wrong'. At first hand he just seemed a crazy brute who just did anything for his family and his true love Cersei. But later on it arises that he actually wasn't that bad at all. He shows love and mercy for his little brother, he saved all the people of Kingslanding from dying by the Mad King by the decision to kill him, which actually shows strength and character in him and his good nature.

But on the other hand he's can be crazy and just kills his own cousin without remorse if needed. Even though he's not well ...more

Ser Jaime Lannister, member of the Kingsguard.

The amount of this guy has been through, and overcome it, is tremendous. It was he who slayed Aerys Targaryen, popularly known as "The Mad King". The number of lives he saved in killing the Targaryen is countless. He's gentle, deep inside and the spurned love between him and Cersei might get worse as she took over the Throne with her surprise tactic - Wildfire. It was the same reason why Jaime killed the Mad King. Ser Jaime having squired for Ser Barristan Selmy (who was proclaimed to be the best swordsman that ever lived), learnt a lot of things from the latter and became a better human being. The hate that Jaime's been getting troubles him a lot, but he still doesn't care. All that he wanted was to live with Cersei and marry her. He's definitely one of the coolest characters in the series and is the ladies' man indeed. Over the seasons, we can understand the extent to which he can go, for love. Some theories claim Jaime to be ...more

6 Bronn (Tyrion's Sellsword) 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.

Great personality, amazing dark humour and wit, a man with simple desires but is recognized for his talents. He can duel the best of the best and make them look silly. A good friend of the best character of Tyrion. He makes many episodes of the show worth watching!

Bronn is the coolest character of the show. Calls-spade-a-spade type. The guy has got amazing one liners. Totally love it every time he is shown!

Charming, funny and just totally awesome. Bronn is easily the greatest character on GoT.

You probably don't know his father but bronn himself is unforgettable.

7 Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) Petyr Baelish, nicknamed Littlefinger, 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.

The most ABSOLUTE greatest character in the show. Complete puppet master and manipulates EVERYONE. The slickest and move clever character. I honestly can never put into words how much I love Baelish and how he is without a DOUBT the most interesting character. Most people don't give him a chance cause his scenes are "boring" because most of his scenes are just of him talking...however, if they were to pay attention and actually LISTEN to what he was ever saying, they would realize he is LITERALLY ruling and playing EVERYONE, while staying in the middle ground and pretty much on everyones side. Again, he is the BEST.

Without him 90% of all Westeros events in the mainstory wouldn't have happened. He is a brilliant mastermind, that learnt to solve his problems with the brain and not the sword and gain power. He climbed the ladder, one step after another. He is the most interesting character and even though you might hate his actions, you have to respect him, for how intelligent he is. We probably know only a small percentage of the things he did. He will sit on the Iron Throne and if it means to be King of the ashes.

Petyr is the wild card. In every single scene he appears he completely steals the show, much like the Joker in The Dark Knight (in the way that he is not supposed to be a main character, but he overrules everyone else he is acting with) - Stunning acting and a completely unpredictable character makes this guy, maybe not the "best" character, but surely the most interesting.

If one of the characters had to pen down the GOT saga, I believe he is the most worthy one to do it, likewise he is one of the handful characters that should last till the very end. His character is like the 'compost' that enables plot 'to bloom', as it is the most credible character among excessively polarized (chaotic good/rightous, chaotic evil/narcisstic = both being predictable thus bit boring) characters in the show.

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.

Ned stark was my favourite character, he started the show off and made it great. his character was just amazing. he was honorable but sadly couldn't play the game of thrones. Ned is the main character of the show even though he's not longer alive, his death set everything into motion. plus in the show ned showed jaime that he was just as better as him as a swordsman which was great. RIP NED shame you didn't last longer.

Ned was my favourite and always will be. Such an honourable man who cared for his family. And didn't deserve to die that way. Ned should of been kept alive. People say he's dumb because he didn't know how to play the game.of thrones but in my opinion Ned was clever. I know we never really see him fight apart from when he fought Jamie and was going to beat him. Plus Sean bean plays him. Just wish he was alive so everything that happened to his family.woildnt of happened even if it did Ned would of gotten his revenge by war as come on him leading an army against the lannisters they wouldn't of so against.ned as he was very smart in battle. Rip ned

Didn't get to know that much about this character in that regard he was rather cardboard. "A man of the highest honor." That directly defied him admitting to a lie of treason before his head was chopped off. A man whose sense of honor was set in stone would have felt compelled to tell the truth afterall, there exists no honor without truth.

Eddard Stark was the most honorable man Westoros had ever seen. He was the first protagonist we lost to the game of thrones death cycle and truly the most horrific. Way back in season 1, when we were unsure if we should care about any of the other characters, Eddard was somebody you instantly gave all. Excellent job by Sean Bean...

9 Sandor "The Hound" Clegane Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, 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.

Comfortably the most intriguing & interesting individual in Westeros. Unpredictable at all times. No matter what he was up to, it was thoroughly engrossing & enjoyable to witness. What should really push him to the top of this list, is the way in which his arc panned out - from brutal bloodthirsty hateful "Hound", to bordering on selflessly soft & considerate to the people he cared for around him. There's a reason both Sansa and Arya cared deeply for him. And that reason should be good enough for anyone else.

Sandor is one of the best characters in the whole series and cerainley the most quotable. He is also the best anti-hero on the show by far. His relationship with arya is one of the best relationships, if not the best relationship on the show. He is amazing and his character arc is among the best on the show. He deserves at least top 10 for sure.

So full of hate towards the world, yet so wanting of love. His burnt face a scar showing both his fierceness and soft vulnerability on the other side. He's done terrible acts, yet has a heart wishing he could do good! "The Hound " Sandor Clegane is and will always be one of the best characters ever made! "

Even though he started out like the worst beast you could find in the show, he turned out to be one of my favourite characters, as he shows he does have a hearth underneath all that armor, first for Sansa and then for little Arrya! I just had to vote him for it, even though it's kind of a common type of character, the Hound still manages to be very unique

10 Tywin Lannister Tywin Lannister is a fictional character in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by American novelist George R. R. Martin.

Tywin should be number one. His cold and heartless view of politics and war describes a game of thrones. His character defines GOT's genre as being ruthless. He is a unique character which makes the viewer question how far he would go to see his plan/motives fulfilled. Won the war of the five kings. Not a boring hero but a dark anti Hero.

Tywin is the man. A medieval lord, playing this game like it used to be played! He approaches every move like a chess player, knowing very well that a little wrong can result into a lot of time trying to right it, that is why he felt the north was justly aggrieved and tried to antagonise it less than the rest of theLannisters. He embodies how a real man should behave.

I've recently started watching got and I must say I came here juat to vote for him.. He is cold and calculating at the same time ruthless and brave. And charles dance is the best actor there is to play lord tywin.

Truely the most powerful man in Wetseros, feared and respected by all and answered to no one. His only flaw is that his Lannister "I'm untouchable" ego got the better of him by the hands of Lannister.

The Contenders
11 Robb Stark Robb Stark 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 know that Robb was at times an idiot, but if he was an idiot than Ned had absolutely no brain activity, because both of them always did the right thing to do, not always the smartest thing to do. Which in the end did end up costing them their lives, that and Walder Frey and the Boltons( Arya slit their throats). But whether you loved him or hated him you have to admit he might of been the greatest general of his time. Seriously, the guy was outnumbered by the Lannisters 3-1 and still destroyed most of their army. Even all of Tyrell's men (which numbered 70-100K) would of been rolled over by the genius that was Robb Stark. And I don't know about you, but I would have loved a scene with the Lannisters out over the fact that Casterly Rock had fallen. Boy do I miss him so much. The King in the North! But despite all of this we must keep this one thing in mind, The North Remembers, EVERYTHING that has happened, and no matter what they will get their revenge.

Robb Stark is the boy who gave me hope to avenge Ned's death. He was and still is my favorite character, no offense Jon Snow fans but I think Robb was better, all Jon Snow did was follow commends #JonSnowIsOverrated. Robb went to war to free his father, he promised the stupid oath to try to get early to Kings Landing instead of taking the twins, jaime lannister had 30,000 men while Robb had 20,000 men he was outnumbered and yet succeeded into defeating Jaime. He took many risks, one of them sending Theon Greyjoy who was his best friend to help him get ships, and he got betrayed, then by his mother the person he trusted the most "which on this lords do I trust more then you..." and he got betrayed by her, talisa gave him hope and loyalty he needed someone to actually trust and that's how there love was born, something out of good and loyal. Robb won 3 main battle against the lannisters and he was always outnumbered, he fought for justice and that's why he had to kill karstark "I don't ...more

Robb was amazing, today I watched him die and massacred, the red wedding the call it, king of the north was strategic, smart and brilliant, and very stubborn! He followed his heart, married the one he loved, tried to avenge the death of his father, he didn even think of sitting on the iron throne if he wins against the Lannisters, he just wanted to be free. young wolf, king of the north, you deserve the first place.

Robb is one of the most hateful character. He is the oldest son of Stark. His whole family needs him to rescue them. However he just married and having his own bay. Does he ever think about what his two young sisters and brothers are doing while he enjoying his wife? He is such a selfish man, and he is a king even cannot make his promise.

12 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.

Tired of Cersei her character is too big without much development. She's rather one dimensional, icey, prideful, vengeful and scheming. This character is NOT complex when has she ever shown mercy, kindness or goodness something opposite of what she usually reeks. Sorry no complexity in this character development.

It's really annoying that people want to talk so much crap about Daenerys, despite all the good she's done, but they love to talk up Cercei, despite how many people she murdered. Jeoffry was all her fault, she groomed him to be that spoiled and awful and evil. She blew up an ancient sept and killed thousands of people. Oh yeah, she's sooo "empowering" >.<

Most intriguing and complex character by far. A lot of hate for Cersei from people it's often due to misunderstanding and double standards. Lena is such an amazing character who did Cersei justice.

Cersei is the most complex, interesting, nuanced, and multi-dimensional character, and Lena Headey is far and away the best actor on the show. Those who precede her don't deserve it at all. Take not, Emmy, Golden Globe, TCA, SAG, and Critics' Choice voters.

13 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.

I hated her at first. But as the story progresses, I've been sympathizing with Sansa. She's not my favorite character, but I think Sansa is a great character because she's very realistic. I think many of us women hate Sansa because she's the portrait of what we were when we were a pre-teens. Sansa begins the story overly naive, with misconceptions views about romance, waiting for her perfect enchanted prince or boyfriend. She begins entirely guided by appearances and unaware of the wickedness of the world. But then Sansa has to deal with dozens of terrible situations that give her a reality shower. She matures with all pain and starts to enter in the game.

Many people, including the CREATOR of Game of Thrones tends to really torture Sansa. She's been through so much and has grown from it. She knows when to keep stay quiet and still throw shade. Sansa is not like Daenerys or Arya, she's not a character that is pushed to be liked, instead you have to appreciate her and I definitely do. To me she represents a very important part of Game of Thrones, how some people always suffer but always pull through. I believe Sansa's endurance is what makes her the strongest out of all the characters.

Sansa is a very interesting character! She has been first a naive girl who believed in songs and cheesy dreams and then suddenly her world fell apart, and it made her grow up! Many people hate her because they see her as a weak and stupid girl but she was just a young teenager. I personnally think she can sit on the throne if she knows how to "play" and manipulate the others. She has potential. Shes been through a lot and she learnt to be someone else. SANSA FOR THE WIN

The most realistic character on the show. She's slowly learning & slowly gaining power. She has helplessly watched her family house die & has never been physically able to do anything not politically able. The amount of things she has gone through outweighs all other characters, she will be the one to Avenge the Stark family!

14 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.

She was my favorite female character in the series. I love how manipulative, smart and ambitious for power she is, but at the same time she is very gentle, soft and has a good heart. These combinations of traits make her a very peculiar and rare female character. As a bonus, I consider her the most pretty and elegant girl of the show. GOT lost much of its grace without Margaery.

I love how she's known for being the queen who could win over the hearts and minds of her people, sort of a contrast to Cersei. I think the reason I like her the best is because I really hate Cersei, actually. Plus, she's played by the one and only Natalie Dormer.

Margery was an incredibly interesting and satisfying character to watch. She always had something up her sleeve and was ruthless but maintained her kindness and loyalties. Was such a shame to see her fo

One of the smartest characters in the series. Pity she got killed off before we could see her plan unfold.

15 Jaqen H'ghar

A man does not drink for days and nights. A man has a thirst. A boy could make a friend.
Finest actor in game of thrones.

A man does not think a Faceless Man should be at the top spot, but should be in the top 10, as he already is.

A man is no one but at least a GOT fan could bring him into the top 10.

One vote to the Faceless God, and the debt is paid.

16 Ramsay Bolton Ramsay Bolton, also known as Ramsay 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.

Unlike Joffrey, I actually have respect for this character. Joffrey was just a whiny brat trying to be evil because he thought it would impress everyone. But this guy was trying to impress no one. He killed because he truly was cruel and sadistic, and would stop at nothing to conquer. He had no affection for anyone, and was irredeemable. That makes a true villain.

I hated him, and that is why I liked him. After the death of Joffrey, we needed a person to hate. His evilness, his cunning, his games, all were perfect to make you want him dead. The way he just casually kills some of our favorite characters then carries on as if nothing happened. Then his death was the cherry on top for this character.

I like this guy. He is the true evil madman. This guy has a future as one of the evil geniuses of Hollywood. We want to see more of this mad man in upcoming Hollywood hits.

The biggest, nastiest, most sadistic villain in the show. You root for his death I think the character while being unpalatable deserves higher than 78. I'd say 25.

17 Jorah Mormont

A great companion and one of the best advisers around. His story of love throughout the series has been a tragic and cautionary one. He's wise, loyal, a great fighter, and a very honorable man. Jorah believes in the queen he is fighting for and is a great friend. (Friendzoned maybe, but still a great friend. ) He might have done a terrible thing by spying on Daenerys in the beginning of the show, and while Daenerys had every right to banish him, Jorah righted his wrongs by becoming a faithful companion even after he was pardoned for his crimes and was free to go back home. I love this guy.

This old dude is fighting a heck of a lot more than the other old guys. He gets his butt kicked and still manages to come out on top. He is so flawed, no moral anchor and doesn't know who or what he is. He is tough and passionate. I don't know if he's lovable but he's pitiable.

King Of The Friendzone, but nevertheless my favourite character on the show. Here's to him surviving until the end!

"A resilient fighter gifted with a noble soul. Jorah is perhaps the most interesting depiction of a renegade knight in the series."

18 Lord Varys

He is one of the most under rated characters. But he is the one who is planning and strategizing to protect the greater good. His vision has no match, closest is Lord Baelish. Even Tyrion did not have a solution of where to go after killing his father. And he just plays the game quietly

Sneaky and smart and not the backstabber that Baelish is. Plus, I love how he is able to move through all of the different areas/regions/kingdoms and make himself invaluable wherever he goes.

Varys isn't a spider. I like the calm, reasonable demeanor and the lack of desire to backstab anyone for personal gain.

Would have been a much better chronicler of the Game than Sam, and unlike George RR Martin he'd have got the bloody thing finished.

19 Theon Greyjoy

Theon is the most tragic character in Game of Thrones in my opinion. Even though I love other characters like Jaime and Tyrion Lannister and Arya Stark, I still think that Theon was the best on the show. He may have been an ass in the first couple seasons, and even betrayed Robb for really no reason, but he recognized his mistakes and even ended up dying to protect the Starks. Ramsay Bolton put him through hell. He castrated him and made him believe his name was Reek. He eventually ended up saving Sansa from Ramsay and protected her like she was his actual sister. Theon Greyjoy made a lot of mistakes, but it's hard not to love him (no matter how hard I try). The only thing Theon ever wanted was to be a Stark.

Theon is the Most Complex Character in the Series and While People give him Crap for betraying the Starks He was under threat of death for years Several Characters Mock him for his loyalty to to the Starks then are Morally outraged He Chose his family over them,yes Theon has done terrible things but Was conflicted throughout For example he fully intended to Spare Ser Rodrik until Dagmer Convinced him Otherwise His torture at Ramsay,s Hands also makes you pity him even back in season one Whenever Theon attempts to advise Robb he is dismissed. also Theon is a lot better than Jaime as he takes full responsibility for his actions instead of blaming it on others like Jaime

Of all the characters, he got by far got the largest character developmental arc. He was basically three different characters; self-absorbed, but insecure Theon; Reek; and honorable Theon. He is a very underrated character.

To be honest, I think the show has been declining a tad bit in the seventh season, but I think that Theon's story and character arc will be one of the strongest parts of season 8, along with Cleganebowl of course.

20 Ygritte Ygritte 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.

Ygritte! I love this girl so much! How is she not even in the top 20? I love just about every scene Ygritte is in. She's entertaining and hilarious. Every thing that comes out of this girls mouth is pure gold. She's easily one of the most quotable characters in the whole series. Besides Ygritte being hilarious, quotable, entertaining, exciting, and just having an all around likable personality, Ygritte also is a skilled fighter and I have to give her props for her survival skills. Not many people can survive behind the wall, and Ygritte is one of the few girls in a group of dangerous men, yet she gladly holds her own. While she may not be properly educated, the girls got street smarts, shown by how cunning and quick thinking she is. Can I also just complement the girl for how much sass and independence she has? The way Ygritte stands up for herself and her opinions is just so admirable to me. Despite all of these things I adore about Ygritte, my favorite thing has got to be her ...more

For me Ygritte was stunningly attractive both in outward appearance and character. I liked the candid and unpretentious way she comunicated with Jon. It was far from being corny and nevertheless highly romantic. My heart broke when she died and broke again when Melisandre ruthlessly cited her most adorable phrase to win over Jon Snow.

Ygritte: Is that a palace?
Jon Snow:... It's a windmill

Or

Jon Snow: I'd like to see you in a silk dress
Ygritte: would ya?
Jon Snow: So I could tear it off you..
Ygritte: Well you rip my pretty silk dress, I'll blacken your eye.

Love her scenes with Jon Snow

..."You know nothing Jon Snow"

She was the awesome one... Really really adorable

21 Davos Seaworth (The Onion Knight)

This guy has some big balls under his humble and honourable attitude. He challenged stannis when he felt it was needed, cause it was the right thing to do. He can confront melissandre even thou he has brain washed Stannis. He doesn't hide from his responsabilities, neither from what he has done wrong.

In the book he is even more admirable. Coming from a pretty humble life, he made it to become a knight which even a king pretender with divine influences like stannis listens to. That's quite the achievement.

He is a potentially brilliant consult-er but sadly he is boycotted in several occasions. He is a down to earth genius with a pure hearth. I really think that being an adviser for a stupid guy like Stannis has covered his stunning potential to have more impacts.

Davos is my favorite, and proves you can be a gentle soldier and commander. Dude was a father to Shireen, did everything he could to help those in command, but was not so blinded by loyalty that he'd forsake his morals. Would love to see him serve as Hand of the King

I've always admired Davos as he has been a constant voice of reason (both to Stannis and later to Jon). Although extremely loyal, he is not afraid to go against want his "king" commands in order to do what is right.

22 Prince Oberyn

I was pissed when he died. So stupid, just because Gregor Gligane is a lump of meat does not mean he can stand up and crush someones head after being sliced up

For all the characters I would have brought back in the show, I would bring him. He has a good sense of the world, having care for anyone he believes is treated unfairly. Besides all the goody goody about him he's epic in combat! Gosh I'd love to see just another fight with him in it. Best accent in the show as well.

To kill Oberyn was the biggest crime GOT producers/writters ever made. Perhaps they just created a character that was impossible to keep up. He was on his way to become GOT most beloved character. The way he fighted the mountain was just unbelievable, just like a "torero" waltz with a bull!

Oberyn Martell was a Badass character who made us believe that he would defeat the Mountain, but his cockiness and need for confession resulted in his demise. At least he gave one of the best fights in Game of Thrones to date.

23 Brienne of Tarth Brienne of Tarth is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. She is a prominent point of view character in the fourth novel, A Feast for Crows, and a main character in the television adaptation.

A true hero. She is the most honorable character. I'm glad she's an awesome warrior because I like to see good women succeed.

Can't stand her. She's so silly she sounds like a female version of The Black Knight from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".

Most badass Female character of the series, defeated both the Hound and Jamie. Honorable and loyal till the end.

She needs to be higher on this list! Awesome character. She could destroy most of the men in the show.

24 Samwell Tarly

Are you kidding me? Is this all just a game to you people? IT'S SAMWELL TARLY! He's at 91... He's such an integral part of the story. He killed a white walker. ' Shae didn't. ' ' Robb Stark didn't. You are all fools.

The casting of this actor was pure genius,what not to love about this guy, yeah, a coward, in his mind, but in reality a beacon of light to the good and his fearful intelligence to the ignorant.

Sam is in my opinion, the only truly good character in both the books and the show. He needs so much more love and appreciation!

That boy has a golden heart and is full of kindness, how can he be so unappreciated.

25 Olenna Tyrell

This list is absurd. How come that the Queen of Thorns, one of the sassiest and most sharpe-tongued characters of the series, a fearless woman who wiped the floor with Cersei more than thrice, the responsible for killing that prick Joffrey, the one who faced the High Sparrow in her lonesome and threw in his face he was a fraud, the one capable of embarrass Tywin Lannister, is not at the Top 10? Have people watched her last scene, heard her final speech when Highgarden fell before Jaime Lannister and his army? If they haven't, they must. If they have, Olenna must be put amongst the Top10 as soon as possible.

She is truly one of the smartest and most formidable characters in the Game of Thrones series. Not only does she have an extremely interesting and fun personality that is so much different from other noble house leaders, but she also plays the Game of thrones extremely well and every single one of her scenes is immensely interesting. Very good character in my opinion.

Probably one of the most politically brilliant minds in Westeros! She is likely responsible for teaching Margaery everything she know.
Forget Mace...Olenna is the matriarch of House Tyrell - governing house of the Reach who hold the largest army in the seven kingdoms. Now that the Lannister's gold is gone...Lady Olenna might find herself of top of Westeros' wealthiest house.

Sharp tongue and the fact that she is alive at her age in this cruel world shows that she is a survivor who can handle bad fortune. Says harsh things that might not be true but always enliven a conversation. And how can you go wrong with Diana Rigg?

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