Best Game of Thrones Series Characters

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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. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

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The master of wit, sarcasm and charm. Even if he isn't your favourite character, he's in most people's top 10. Stole the scene any time he appeared.

Truly great actor. Master of grand speeches: Battle of Blackwater, his own trial. Can communicate with three words 'Shae please don't' or not speaking at all walking through the battlefield after the Loot Train. All this as well as witty and kind

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!

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2 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

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.

One of the greatest and most unique characters in television history.

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

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3 Jon Snow 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.

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

Unloved and mock from the beginning, even by ignorant Catherine Stark although he was the true heir to the throne. Always fought the odds by becoming Lord's Commander of the Night's watch without asking, then King of the North without asking. He was the only true hero in GoT. He should have become king of the 7 kingdoms, but they made him a pathetic character at last.

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4 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.

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.

Haters gotta hate. Name one other character that freed slaves, sacrificed her army to save the world, and gets betrayed because she might actually have to act like a conqueror. I don't know what Varys or the other haters expect. You have to eventually say enough is enough and take out your enemies. - Gwenhwyfar

My queen, now and always!

She was the best of all and deserves the iron throne

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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.

Easily best character, most compelling arc in the whole series, to bad s8 ruined him like it did everyone else though.

Arguably the most good looking and coolest character. I have always vouched for him

The best man with honor.

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6 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.

Simply badass

Simply the best!

Simple legend

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!

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7 Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) Petyr Baelish, nicknamed Littlefinger, is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin.

Mastermind of the War of Five Kings. All without anyone expecting him the slightest. Murders a king without anyone knowing. For him to not be in the top five is an injustice.

He saw everything coming all the time, but not even he could predict bad character writing in season 7.

At least his in the Top 10.

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!

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8 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.

The Kindest Man in all of fiction took in His Nephew Jon Snow and claimed he was his son at the expense of His Honor to protect him From Robert Baratheon arranged the financial Future of one of Robert,s Bastards When he discovered Cersei,s Children Were bastards He wishes to tell Robert but not out of Spite rather to put the rightful Heir Stannis on the throne however before doing so he warned Cersei to leave so her Children would be spared eventually He confesses to false accusations of treason to protect his Family which costs him his life.

He made all the wrongs decisions for the right reasons. - Gwenhwyfar

Way overrated I said what I said - pjo

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 :-(

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9 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! "

Gray characters are so much more interesting and compelling, and when they finally chose to do the right thing it feels so much more datisfying

The only character on the show to actually have a meaningful arc. He goes from being a mindless killer that follows orders like a dog, to being his own man and actually becoming a hero in a strange way.

Best - lucaskt

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10 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.

He wasn't afraid to do what was necessary. He followed his heart and his mind at the same time. He was 19 but acted like a true leader. This was proven not only in battle(he never lost a battle) he treated his people equally. His death for me is definitely the best moment in the series and will always haunt me.

DUDE he was the worst and so boring, he's way too high up for a character that almost immediately died - pjo

He is the best

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The Contenders

11 Tywin Lannister 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.

Miss you Tywin! Even though you were a jerk - Gwenhwyfar

Dude really how is tywin above sansa AND margaery - pjo

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

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12 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.

I love her

Most complex character ever and she brings it out welll

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" >.< - Gwenhwyfar

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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.

One of the best players of "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. - Palmeiras

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

Should be WAY higher, legend who deserves better - pjo

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14 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.

Good, kind and smart. The best queen in the entire show. Some people can't admitted they were wrong about her. I will Love her forever

Best journey of any character in the series

Hated her for years, finally started to like her, and she acts completely irrational this season and broke her promise to Jon. - Gwenhwyfar

Most developed and underrated character in the entire show by far

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15 Jaqen H'ghar

A man does not know what to write about him

Best character no doubt about that, I think that there could make a series out of him

Different, but better than the others

The Awesome man with Awesome attitude and Awesome dialogues

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16 Jorah Mormont Jorah Mormont

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

And yet here you stand and yet here I stand.

He SUCKS and I hate him - pjo

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

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17 Lord Varys Lord Varys

He used to be one of my favorite. Now I hope he burns. - Gwenhwyfar

Makes the show roll on - BallBall11

He defines the phrase 'Knowledge is power'. - LightningBlade

He knows what you do, what you think and what you eat. The master of whispers influences many incidents on GoT

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18 Davos Seaworth (The Onion Knight) Davos Seaworth (The Onion Knight)

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.

If Ser Davos appears in a scene, you well know that it is a damn good one. Easy Top 5 for me.

Most underrated character of the series full stop

This guy is one of the absolutely best character in both show and books. Loyal, interesting, smart, kindhearted, interesting background... The whole package - hefaus

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19 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

She is more interesting in the books. - Gwenhwyfar

annoying - pjo

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"

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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.

Woah, where is the love for Ser Brienne? Too bad they left out most of her story. - Gwenhwyfar

SO annoying, I literally hate her more than almost everyone. thinks she's better than she is - pjo

I think she is awesome...you remember they created a Star Wars character for her...

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". - truckturner

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21 Prince Oberyn

Completely stole the show in any scene he was in, which is saying a lot considering season 4 of game of thrones was the best season of any show ever

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

Deserves higher spot...

The only bad thing was his lack of screen time.

He should have been king.

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22 Olenna Tyrell Olenna Tyrell

Every moment was golden that she was on the screen. - Gwenhwyfar

The swaggiest dead a character could have in game of thrones

Queen

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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23 Ramsay Bolton 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.

Best villain! His ruthlesness was unheard of. It made me feel pity for Theon even when I hated him for being a traitor. I loved hating the guy.
His death was one of the best moments in my life so climatic!

He's hard as nails. A great ENTJ

Dude what the hell he was horrible and not to mention, PAINFULLY badly acted. I've never seen a villain portrayed so horribly in my life - pjo

He played his character beautifully enough. If people hated his character so much, it is because how amazingly he portrayed the role. And that, is an actor's greatest victory. - RockNRoll

Favourite bad guy

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24 Theon Greyjoy

Theon had the best character development in the whole series

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.

I'm a sucker to traitors and flawed characters, especially those who become better and try to redeem themselves. Theon Greyjoy is part of this trope and I love it.

Viserys targaryen, but raised by the right parents (albeit an adoptive one). - Raydion

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25 Stannis Baratheon 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.

Greatest of all, Stannis is the one true king of the Seven Kingdoms

Everyone always says underrated, but compared to what? He was boring and unimaginative and had a stick up his ass the whole time - Gwenhwyfar

The boss. He goes on the front of the Blackwater invasion

Extremely underrated character. Found his story arc incredible - going from warlord with a right to be King, to murdering his beautiful daughter. A totally flawed character - which made him so interesting. Kinda wished he turned out to be good, but alas!

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26 Podrick Payne Podrick Payne Podrick Payne 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.

Probably one of the most under valued character

High in the halls of the kings who are gone
jenny would dance with her ghosts - Gwenhwyfar

Po'Dick brings the Payne - BallBall11

"Big Dick Podrick"

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27 Hodor

I think I speak for everyone when I say, "HODOR! " - Pluma

The friendly neighborhood giant who is willing to sacrifice himself to save those who will be given the glory and honor. Hold the Door, Hodor!

Definitely most peaceful, selfless and innocent character in this Game and that all without the need to say more than one word - HODOR.

Hodor hodor hodor hodor

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28 Melisandre (The Red Priestess)

Most misunderstood. She is definitely one of the most interesting and mysterious characters. I think she gets too much hate for being a radical

One of, if not the, most misunderstood character. Even if she can be too extreme, she does just as many good things as the bad stuff.

Am I the only one who is kind of appalled by Melisandre because she was a seductive witch?

You kidding me? She is one of the most cruelest characters.

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29 Tormund Giantsbane

He is below ramsay what?

Top 10 definitely funny as

Most fun character

Best character

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30 Viserys Targaryen Viserys Targaryen Viserys Targaryen 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.

Look at that punchable face. - Not_A_Weeaboo

The best thing about him was his death, he finally got his golden crown.

"A crown of gold! "

gold

31 Bran Stark Bran Stark

He is by far my favorite character, I'm so glad he ended up being the new king!

Because he is quiet and clever. I don't know why but I love his character

Bran what were you doing?! - Gwenhwyfar

cool

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32 Shae

She doesn't deserve to be in this list! A manipulative traitor. Her chosen way to get to wealth doesn't need much grey cells!

She is a passionate strong loving woman and fearless!

She is amazing

Truthful opinion? Seriously. The naked women come and go you don't even remember their names or faces after awhile. Completely expendable. The storyline would have been better served had they revisited Tyrion's former wife who was gang raped. When Shae was murdered I felt like pass the dip or took a bathroom break.

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33 Grand Maester Pycelle Grand Maester Pycelle Grand Maester Pycelle 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.

He's the funniest character in Game of Thrones! - Weasltown

Hillarious old man that tricks everyone into thinking he's a bumbling old fool, but actually is one of the smartest people in kings landing

34 Euron Greyjoy Euron Greyjoy

What is Dead May Never Die!

annoying - pjo

Probably Daenerys biggest threat. Also makes badass statements

"Godless? Why, Aeron, I am the godliest man ever to raise sail! You serve one god, Damphair, but I have served ten thousand. From Ib to Asshai, when men see my sails, they pray"

He is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters of season 7. - IronSabbathPriest

35 Gendry Gendry Gendry 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.

Deserves higher - pjo

He's hot and he could goofy with arya.,

He's supeer hot! I love his speaking voice., plus I feel bad for him when a lot of people broke his trust., he's so trusting.,my poor baby :(

I would love to see Gendry and arya's relationship develop more... - Penpineappleapplepen

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36 Daario Naharis Daario Naharis Daario Naharis 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.

Literally just disappeared lmao - pjo

THIS GUY JUST... IS AMAZING!

What a personality great warrior crazy looks

Should definitely check the top ten

37 Roose Bolton Roose Bolton

Northern version of Tywin

Cool

38 Samwell Tarly Samwell Tarly

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.

He killed a white walker

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! - hefaus

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.

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39 Randyll Tarly
40 Robert Baratheon Robert Baratheon

Awesome and one of the best character

Should definitely be higher.. Was a fun loving king and great warrior

Robert was awesome. As a king he was always laughing, and told ned that he was always too serious. Before he was king, he was a great warrior.

41 Gilly

...rhymes with willy

42 Jojen Reed

He dies though :(
Throat slit

I actually preferred him to Bran. Both were physically impaired and had visions, but Bran was so whinny about it. This guy never backed out even though he knew he was going to die by bringing Bran to the three-eyed raven.

I think he is the greatest character in the whole show and is very underrated. I believe that bran stark is going to be very important by the end of this amazing show and it will be all because of jojen.

He's very intelligent, and I like his character.

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43 Osha

Osha is a loyal and friendly wildling for House Stark. I hate Ramsey for killing her -.-

Loyal, brave and smarter than she looked

44 The Direwolves

I would choose a direwolf over a dragon any day! The direwolves were simply adorable! - Penpineappleapplepen

Ghost for the win!

Woof!

Best creatures in the show.
Dragons can be a bit much

45 Drogon

He and Jon are the only heroes - lukemcnamara72

One hell of an awesome dragon

Love drogon

46 Missandei

How is she so low?! She is amazing

HOW IS SHE 41 BRO - pjo

A loyal friend. And it doesn't hurt that she is beautiful.

47 Ghost

Devoted friend, comes onto the screen at the best times for his allies.

Good boi - Not_A_Weeaboo

48 Viserion
49 Meera Reed

"Some people will always need help. That doesn't mean they're not worth helping."

She had to mercy kill her own brother, the person she loved the most, to end his suffering...there is nothing stronger than that.

50 Rhaegal
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