As I spent some time catching up on Game of Thrones yesterday, I started drafting up a post on my favorite characters, because clearly you’re all dying to know. Fast forward to today and my return to this post, and I realized I have perfect timing as it is currently Thursday and you all know what THAT means.
There will be some spoilers for the show, so be warned. Good? Good. Let us begin.
Hands down my favorite character. When I first started watching the show I had no clue who was who and what was what, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t like him much at first, because I thought he was just mean and annoying. UM NO. I mean yes, but in a witty, sarcastic way. I LOVE snarky characters. I’m ALWAYS rooting for the underdog. He’s bitter for very legitimate reasons, but can also be kind and DID I MENTION THE SNARK. I love how he can talk his way out of almost anything, but you also get to see when he’s afraid or in love or just, you know, human, UNLIKE SOME OF THE CHARACTERS (cough, the Red Woman, cough). He also bitchslapped Joffrey, so he’s a winner in my book. I think I’m missing one episode still, but where I am Tyrion just met Daenerys, and I feel like that’s either going to be a disaster or the world’s best team. I can’t wait to find out.
Yes, he might be a bit of an odd choice. Yes, I did have to look up his name because I put him down as “the guy who’s travelling with Jamie right now”, but right now he belongs on this list. Hear me out before you judge me. He’s not what you’d call a “good” person, but dammit if he doesn’t crack me up in a Murphy from The 100 kind of way. He’s a mercenary and his loyalties are with the one who pays most, but at least he’s honest about it, I guess? He’s a misogynistic asshole (who isn’t on this show), and I’m not sure I’d want him as a friend, but for some reason I still like seeing his face around.
Ah, Danny. I’ve grown a little tired of her houlier-than-thou attitude lately, but the badassery from the first few seasons cannot and shall not be forgotten. Valyrian is my mother tongue. I really feel like the Unsullied scene scene says it all.
Like with Daenerys, I liked her better the first few seasons, but I suppooose I’d still be pretty bummed out if she was killed off, which is clearly how you judge these things. She really grew on me right from the start when she learned how to fight and stood up for herself and basically just made me like the Stark family. Her current storyline is a bit slow, and it’s tough to watch how bitter she’s become (though it certainly makes sense considering her circumstances), but I think she’s clever, tough and loyal.
Just going to put the whole family here because why not. I don’t know why, but I just LIKE them. I feel like they’re the better Lannisters. I think it’s because they’re more of a tight-knit family unit that works together to achieve their goals instead of against each other. Also, they’re less annoying. One could say that they are the ultimate Slytherins, really. Margaery’s beautiful and ambitious and she knows how to play the game. Well, recent developments aside, but before that. She’s made some decisions that didn’t turn out so well for her, but she’s managed to come out on top in the past, so I’m hoping for the best now. Though I definitely would have been a lot more comfortable if her current husband weren’t still a child. Seriously, middle ages, what the hell?
As for Grandma Tyrell – she was just badass last season (yes, I know I’m using that word a lot, but it’s the only valid option when talking about Game of Thrones). I KNEW it was her who plotted Joffrey’s murder. Like hell would she let Margery marry THAT. And then there’s Loras, who we don’t actually know that much about apart from the fact that he likes to shag dudes and is decent at holding a sword (errr… pun intended?), but I’ll take it.
I know what you’re all thinking. BUT WHERE’S JON SNOW? Well, you’re right. I have to admit all the fangirling got on my nerves at the beginning, but his character is growing on me. He’s such a Harry, to keep with the Harry Potter comparisons. He usually makes good decisions and that’s a very rare thing on this show. I like that he’s found a place for himself after being an outcast for so long, and I wish him all the best. He’s still not in my absolute top favorites though, sorry.
Honorary mentions: Jamie grew on me for a while, but then he raped Cersei and yeah… no. Not on. I LOVED Oberyn (that prince of Dorne who came to attend Joffrey’s wedding and revenge his sister) and his saucy attitude, but unfortunately he was killed off after only one season before I could even remember his name (I looked it up just now). AWKWARD. Of course Game of Thrones wouldn’t be Game of Thrones if it weren’t for all the characters we love to hate (and finally see killed off), but that’s a different kind of post.