Best Game of Thrones Series Characters


The Top Ten

1 Tyrion Lannister 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.

You can't spell pimp without imp

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 best character in GOT... imp slap! That was the best moment

"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.

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2 Jon Snow Jon Snow King Jon Snow is a major character in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons of Game of Thrones.

Jon Snow is one of the best protagonists in television/book history. He has had some of the most iconic and fist pumping moments on the show and books. Plus he has a badass best friend in Ghost.

Jon is a born leader, charismatic, heroic, good-hearted but with northern toughness, someone people will trust and follow in battle, like they did Ned stark; we need some of those old-fashioned heroes to root for not only anti-villains (interesting they may be)

Jon snow is very powerful, magical, clever and amazing, he is my hero

The series is adapted from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire".Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen(Fire) and Lyanna Stark(Ice)...which makes him the mixture of both.Jon's story through the series has been that of an underdog.He started out as a bastard despised by everyone.Season 5 saw him become the Lord Commander of the watch.Season 6 finale he rose on to become the "King in the North".Also he has the most solid claim to the Iron Throne an most possibly the "Azor Ahai

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3 Daenerys Targaryen 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.

Okay from a biased woman's perspective Dany is probably the best character out there. Not only did she first over power her brother which was unlikely in the middle ages but she married into a clan of people that she didn't even know, learnt the language in no time, was names 'khaleesi' showing her immense power even after Drogo had died, went into fire with her dead husband and three petrified dragon eggs but lived through the flames showing she is a true dragon, and helped hatch three dragons that were meant to be extinct for centuries! Then she locked p the king of Quarth in an unlockable vault with one key that on of her Dorthraki soldiers has got, manages to bring up her dragons and gain the title 'mother of dragons, then went to other major cities, got 8,000 unsullied soldiers and freed them from their slave bonds yet they still stayed with her, tricked the slave owner by one of her dragons burning him alive after she traded one for the army, then went and freed another 2,000 ...more

She is an idiot and thinks the throne rightfully belongs to her even though it does not. She has proved to be a terrible ruler and only acts out of her own self interest.

She is one of the best fictional female characters on par with the likes of Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen etc. Her strength, her kindness, her beauty, her determination, her knowledge and most of all, her character development are what keeps her at the cream of the crop. Hardships haven't broken her but strengthened her spirit. And she's practically the most powerful character on the show! I mean, dragons as children? Beat that!

Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen are terrible female characters, I would even go as far as to call them a disgrace to women everywhere. - UnjustNation

She's a powerful woman she started from being sold as a slave now she is a ruler

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4 Arya Stark 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.

Arya is a women, yet she has more balls than most of the characters. Certainly more balls than Joffery.

And remember how pissed she was when she found out that he was dead and she didn't get to see him die or kill him? - Caleb9000

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. - Penpineappleapplepen

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!

She the best

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5 Jaime Lannister 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 an interesting character. He has a complex view on violence and war, having displayed both tenderness and ruthlessness. But in all fairness, he still has a good heart, a touching compassion for things he loves and believes in. He treats Tyrion as a little brother who needs his protection. Season 4 is my favorite season partly because of that genuine brotherly love.

He's amazing. I love the show but I feel like recently a lot of the larger characters (Tyrion, Dany, Jon) have all been getting a little boring. I am never bored with Jaime. He's not a 'good man' but he has a good heart. He's done his fair share of good and bad and he recognises himself for it. He's not wholly good but certainly not wholly evil. Everything I love about the show in one character. - KoishNoish

I vote for him because I think he deserves a higher spot too. There is good and evil in this character which makes him interesting.

I could not give less of a **** that he's a douch. He's awesome as **** and that's the only thing that matters - 12cc

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6 Eddard Stark 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.

Eddard was awesome. He had that silent grim awesomeness to him that made you think, dang he's awesome. he's your basic warrior but more. Why did he die :-(

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.

One of the characters I felt most sorry to see go. A just and fair man who put honour before pride. Would have loved to have seen him carry on in the Northern rebellion!

Power Metal Warrior...noble, honoured, faithfull and strong..bring him back... Westeros needs this man...Europe too!

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7 Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger)

Petyr is a cunning ruthless character whose gift of social manipulation and maneuvering is something to behold. Always an interesting episode when he's involved. The destiny of many other GOT characters were highly influenced by his involvement, making him a master puppeteer, a shadowy protagonist who is much loved!

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.

He is so intelligent and so an ass that everybody hate him.

Best character ever, in my opinion

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.

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8 Bronn (Tyrion's Sellsword) 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.

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

Bronn is who most men would love to be.

Bronn is dangerous and his black humor I just love it

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!

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9 Robb Stark 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.

Robb Stark is totally too high on this list. Don't get me wrong, he was a strong character but he wasn't very unique, interesting, or cunning. He seemed like another typical 'hero'. I wouldn't place him in the top 5 characters of all time.

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 ...more

King in the North! Robb Stark was the man! R.I. P to the Young Wolf!

He the best

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10 Sandor "The Hound" Clegane Sandor 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.

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! "

Okay the hound was underrated. He was awesome, dutiful, and hated Joffrey. What else do you want?

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.

The hound is the most heroic evil character ever in film.

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The Contenders

11 Cersei Lannister 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.

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.

A heartbreaking, tragic character. Season 5 will be her season to shine.

I hate her, but I love hating her. As much as I want to see her die, she is essential to keeping us on our feet.

She's the best. Her verbal threats can give me a heart attack.

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12 Tywin Lannister

Brilliant strategist, was actually capable of running the kingdom properly, ruthless but not unnecessarily cruel

Not such a bad guy after all. Kind of like King Lear though - couldn't differentiate between being a king and a father, so became king to his children. Fatal flaw

A bad guy but still epic. He's even cooler in the books.

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.

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13 Margaery Tyrell 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.

Margaery is truly a manipulative genius. One of the smartest characters in the series.

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

She totally deserves the Iron Throne...

I'm so sad she died. She was my favorite character. I hate Cersei almost more than Ramsay. Almost.

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14 Jaqen H'ghar (Faceless Man)

A man does not know what to write about him

The Awesome man with Awesome attitude and Awesome dialogues

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. - Caleb9000

A man is always awesome even at his worse

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15 Sansa Stark 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. - Palmeiras

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

While Sansa may not be as badass as Arya, she is certainly intelligent; she survived by playing to her strengths. She has also gone through the most character development in the series, in my opinion. She's learning how to play the game. She has become my favourite Game Of Thrones character for this reason.

She became great since season 5

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16 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. - EllaInTheRankings

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

Vote for him so he can get closer to khaleesi on the list.

Azor Ahai reborn!

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17 Prince Oberyn

Only in 8 episodes he won almost every GoT fans heart, one of the biggest turn ups in GoT...

Deserves higher spot...

A poetic warrior with with a mission to live and die for. There's never been a better character

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.

Most skilled fighter we have seen, that fight was badass. Pity he couldn't keep his mouth shut. Oh well.

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18 Ygritte 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 - EllaInTheRankings

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


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"

You know nothing Jon Snow

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.

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19 Tormund Giantsbane

This Character deserves so much more time then what he gets! He is honestly my favorite character by far. I hope they do something more with him because no one else deserves as much air time as the Wildling that set all differences aside to forge an alliance with the people that killed his own.

Brilliant character. So badass I'm. Rooting for him and brienne to

Coolest game of thrones character

A true to his word, loyal character. Doesn't play games and goes straight to the point.
Also a badass wildling, what's not to like?

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20 Brienne of Tarth 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.

Because brienne of tarth character and actress who plays her are pretty good at there and I think I recall when she was young she was a ballerina that wore a suit of armour - Red26473

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

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.

She is the most loyal and honorable character on the show.

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