Best Throne of Glass Characters

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Throne of Glass is a young adult high fantasy series by Sarah J Maas, telling the story of the assassin Celaena Sardothien under the rule of a tyrannical king as she forms new relationshios and uncover a conspiracy amidst her adventures. As of 2015, the series consists of four novels, excluding the prequel book Assassin's Blade which consists of novellas about Celaena's life prior to the events of Throne of Glass. A fifh book is set to be published in September 2016.

The Top Ten

1 Manon Blackbeak

Manon Blackbeak is ruthless; she kills men so she can drink their blood, and probably disembowels them just for the fun of it.

She's also a very interesting character, not just because she's a badass witch with iron teeth and claws and a wyvern for a pet, but also because in a way, her development is the subtlest, but the most recognizable.

While Celaena's development mostly consisted of her learning to accept herself, Manon is fully aware of her abilities and embraces them, but for the wrong reasons. When we first met her, she's a flintily ambitious witch who blindly follows her grandmother.

Her relationship with her wyvern, Abraxos, Elide and Asterin changed that: she went from a witch incapable of remorse to someone who sees the wrong in her grandmother's ways, feels regret, and is not afraid to fight for those who cannot stand for themselves.

And, despite her trying to believe in the contrary, she does have a heart, and it's a pretty good one. - greekingout

I fell in love with manon after Heir of Fire. Her character development (while sometimes inconsistent at some parts), was amazing. She goes from a ruthless killer (who constantly has to remind herself that she has no feelings), to someone who goes against everything she was taught (by her grandmother), and sacrifices herself for her friends. She risked everything to save Elide, Asterin, the Thirteen, and Dorian, which made me fall in love even more. And come on - she is a powerful immortal with iron claws, teeth, a badass sword, and a puppy wyvern.

She's the bomb

Babe..

2 Nehemia Ytger

Oh, Nehemia. She's lovely and intelligent and brave, fully accepting Celaena for who she was, all the while being stuck in a kingdom full of rich snobs and ruled by the king who enslaved and executed thousands of her people. She would have been a perfect game player in the later books with her great political mind and knowledge of Wyrdmarks, but since the white main character needs something to push her, why not murder the badass black woman? Alright, it probably sounds salty, but admit it. It's true. Nehemia's death might have been orchestrated, and it probably makes sense to a lot, but she definitely deserves better than being another plot device. - greekingout

She deserved so much better. Imagine: the main trio of the series consists of Nehemia, Manon, and Chaol. Wouldn't that be awesome?

She's cool

She was my favorite character. R.I.P Nehemia - 906389

3 Chaol Westfall

Chaol is one of the few characters who don't grovel at Aelin's feet. I'll always respect him for that.

As a hypable review said - he is the true shining light of wisdom in the series. Don't mock me for that.

Chaol is probably one of the most underrated characters in the series. He's lost everything´┐Ż´┐Ż"his position as the Captain of the Guard, his lover, etc. Yet, a lot of people hate him. Why? Because he quetioned Aelin's motives which, by the way, is a pretty reasonable action seeing that while he knew her as Celaena, he knew nothing about Aelin aside from the fact that she went full commando against the greatest general of the king's army, defeated him with fire, and is probably going to be hell-bent on revenge. Yep. I'd say it's pretty reasonable thing since Chaol is an IMPERFECTLY HUMAN BEING, and him worrying for his greatest friend Dorian is actually the sweetest and most heartbreaking thing of all, especially when he finally reached the conclusion that oerhaps killing him would be the best choice of all. Chaol deserves more love, and a better plotline than a love interest, though TOG5 might just give us that.

*looks at Maas* - greekingout

4 Celaena Sardothien / Aelin Galathynius

Celaena Sardothien is the type of character that you just can't help but root for; she's badass, sarcastic, feminine, and, beneath the snark and bravado, is full of conflicting emotions not just about love interests, but also about morality and her own destiny.

Though she have lost a lot of peoole important to her, she follows her own path despite the hardships it would cost her, and not just because it is the easiest way.

Celaena is also a compassionate woman, despite her terrible past and upbringing, and loves books, dancing, and music. Her character development throughout the books painted her from an arrogant assassin to a broken girl, and finally to a passionate warrior queen who fully embraces herself. - greekingout

She's a terrible Mary Sue. I was waiting for a strong female character like Manon to beat her.

Manon? Really people.
Aelin is the best. Manon couldn't even save her. Manon has no heart( well now she does but she's still not very nice) Manon is a typical perfectly beautiful character. Aelin has a heart and accepts that she will have to die to save her people( like Harry Potter too! )

5 Dorian Havilliard

He's black haired, blue eyed, and a charming prince. Oh, said many, just another bland but sexy love interest.

Wrong.

Though not the most complex character in the story, he's more than another handsome prince. He has his own problems, and he could easily have been just another part of a love triangle, Maas thankfully avoided that by giving him a great storyline and making him a flawed, but deeply lovable character. His love for books is an endearing trait, but what really makes him a special character is that while Celaena took some time to fully embrace responsibilites as a ruler of a kingdom, Dorian was aware of it for a long time and didn't find the need to think that having a difficult and important job would put him higher than everyone else. He's spent a lot of time living in his father's shadow, and though he's been questioning his father's motives for a long time, it took him quite a while to finally do something about it.

Dorian is a kind and ...more - greekingout

6 Nesryn Faliq

I swear this series would never have a shortage of badass women. I wish she was given more depth than just being Chaol's new love interes,t though she's certainly still a good character despite that. Still. If she ends up dead as well to further someone's development (which seems to be a trend for POC characters), I'll eat my dog's tail. - greekingout

7 Rowan Whitethorn

I'd probably rank him higher, but aside from being the best warrior Aelin knows (gasp), her carranam and probably mate, and a super hot Fae prince, he doesn't really have much depth than being there to kill things and cry about his dead mate. Okay. I might be a bit biased, but this is a subjective list after all. And how he treated Celaena in TOG3 was bad, even though she and Rowaelin shippers pretty much forgive him for it, especially since Chaol is being grilled for the same reason. - greekingout

8 Aedion Ashryver

Fiercely loyal to Aelin, and an unofficial pain in the ass because of his Fae-male territorial bull, Aedion is a reliable man; an excellent warrior, a strong ally, and a flirt. Honestly, he'll probably flirt with a nightstand wearing a nightgown. Still, he's a well-written character, and his love for his cousin is heartwarming. - greekingout

9 Fleetfoot

I always got a smile on my face whenever Fleetfoot was in a part or mentioned. - 906389

I is so cute

10 Abraxos

He's a fearsome wyvern capable of soaring through the fiercest winds, has a roar that can shake a mountain, and teeth and claws that coukd tear through tendon and flesh... and he's obsessed with wildflowers. Honestly. What a lovable worm. - greekingout

The Contenders

11 Asterin Blackbeak

She's probably the most human of all the witches, and her love and loyalty for Manon is admirable. - greekingout

12 Lysandra

What a badass: she's a shapeshifter in a country where magic is gone and any trace of it (however dormant) will get your head chopped off, she is constantly around the person who murdered his love and best friend, and yet. She's loving, she's fiercely loyal to her friends, and she has a thing for wicked animals. In fact, she's a pretty wicked girl. Don't be fooled by the pretty face and the frilly dresses; she's just as likely to mauk anyone's face off as Aelin. - greekingout

I just love her. that's it

13 Nox Owen

After EoS everyone was screwed except Nox so I adopt this pure cinnamon bun. - Cwawissa

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14 Sam Cortland

Sam is no doubt one of the best characters in the series. He's one of those characters that you just can't help but love. He had such a big heart and truly deserved better. Life treated him terribly yet he still was an incredible person. He is truly underappreciated.

He is really cool

15 Ansel of Briarcliff
16 Ren Allsbrook
17 Arobynn Hamel

He's such a bastard, honestly, but he's also such a complex and well-written character that it's easier to be intrigued than hate him. - greekingout

18 Sorrel Blackbeak

Sorrel (and the rest of the Thirteen) are SO underrated and all I want is to learn more about them in the next books (or possible novellas)

19 Elide Lochan
20 Mort
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1. Manon Blackbeak
2. Nehemia Ytger
3. Chaol Westfall
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1. Manon Blackbeak
2. Nehemia Ytger
3. Nesryn Faliq
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1. Celaena Sardothien / Aelin Galathynius
2. Manon Blackbeak
3. Dorian Havilliard
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