Game Of Thrones is definitely one among those TV shows with the biggest cast and the greatest characters. Almost all the characters of the show, even if they have appeared in just a single season, left a memorable impact. You can choose anyone as your favorite GOT character and you would not be wrong. There are good characters, bad characters and the characters in-between. There are pure evil characters like Ramsay Bolton that we hated with our heart and soul and then there are characters like Podrick, whom fans have come to love over seasons. So, here’s our pick on the top ten best characters of Game Of Thrones.
Tyrion is probably the least twisted character of the Lannister family. He is respectful, he doesn’t shy away from standing up in front of the authority. He is one of the smartest characters on the show. Also, he is the only one who used to show Joffrey his real place. Tyrion has been one of the consistent characters of the show. Tyrion also has one of the best dialogues of the show. He has been neglected by his father all his life and has definitely turned out a lot better than his siblings. Tyrion is undoubtedly is one of the most fascinating characters of the show. He is funny, he is brave and he drinks and he knows things.
2. Arya Stark
Arya Stark’s journey is hands down one of the most fascinating journeys on the show. From being that little girl running around in the Castle of Winterfell to becoming the worst enemy to those who wronged her and her family, she has been one of the best characters of the show from the very first season. The little girl can take down anyone as big as the hound. She never played the victim and fought as hard as she could. Arya is undoubtedly one of the most badass characters of the show. And kudos to Maisie Willams for portraying the character in such a classy way.
3. Cersei Lannister
Cersei Lannister might be one of the most hated characters of the show but without the mad queen, the Game won’t be the same. She is the daughter of Tywin Lannister and that tells a lot. She grew up in a terrible environment filled with revenge, politics and controlled by men. In the last season, we watched her drive away Jaime, her brother/lover. She blew up a church killing so many innocent people and major characters which eventually resulted in her’s sons death. She attempted to kill her brother, Tyrian. After losing all of her children, Cersei doesn’t really have anything to lose and that makes her even more dangerous than before. Cersei Lannister is definitely one of the complex characters of the show and unarguably one of the best characters.
4. Jon Snow
Jon Snow is definitely one of the fan favorite characters of Game Of Thrones. When he died on the 5th season, it became one of the most heartbreaking moments of the show. Jon is one of the good guys who has proven his capabilities many times. He is the king of the North, he bravely served the Nights Watch previously, he makes a great leader and he is one of the best fighters of the show. He also has one of the best partners by his side, Ghost. After the revelations last season there’s a big chance that he might end up sitting on the Iron Throne. The bastard of Ned Stark who is actually a Targaryen and rightful heir to the Throne has become one of the best characters of GoT.
5. Jaime Lannister
In the very first season when Jaime Lannister pushed little Bran Stark, he instantly became one of the most hated characters among the fans. As the long hair got short, we have seen a more humble side of the Kingslayer. How he protects the people he loves and cares for. He treats Tyrian as his brother, not like the other Lannisters. Jaime has become one of the favorites among fans. He definitely has a very complex and darker side like most of the characters of the show, but he has made his way into the hearts of the audience.
6. Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen is probably the most popular character of GoT. She has been ruling the hearts of her fans since she became the Mother Of Dragons. From ending slavery to becoming the biggest threat to Cersei, Daenerys is one of the most powerful characters of Game Of Thrones. “Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.” is truly one of the best characters of television. And we can not wait to see her in action in the final.
7. Petyr Baelish
Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger in a way started the game by orchestrating the murder of Jon Arryn. Baelish is directly or indirectly involved in all the chaos in Game Of Thrones. The fight between the five kings was planned by Littlefinger. He is definitely one of the smartest characters of the show. He is the most manipulative and one of the most ruthless characters of all time. Though in the last season he was sentenced by his own muse Sansa Stark, played by Aidan Gillen, Littlefinger is definitely going down the history as one of the best characters of all time.
8. Joffrey Baratheon
Or Joffrey Lannister whatever you wanna call him, he was undoubtedly one of the best villains of all time. Joffrey was twisted, unpredictable and disgusting. He was disrespectful to pretty much anyone to everyone. The moment he ordered Ned Stark to be beheaded, he became the most hated character on TV. He used to torture people just for his own fun. He used to practice target on women and sentenced people to death for no reason at all. While all the other characters on the show also have a dark side, Joffrey’s character is all dark with no whites or grey. which made his character one of the most unforgettable of them all.
The coolest character of Game Of Thrones, one of the best sidekicks who also delivers the best one-liners. He served Tyrion, before becoming Jaime’s trainer and sidekick, and the pair definitely had the funniest chemistry. Bronn is one of the best fighters of the show who is only loyal to money. In this world where almost everyone is hungry for power, Sir Bronn just wanna drink, lie in a brothel and kill people. And with his witty character, he has become one of the favorites of the show.
Earlier on the series Varys was one of the most mysterious characters of the show. The spider was truly The Master Of Whispers since no one knew his real intentions. And now when the show is stepping into its last season we all know that Varys just wants to see the Mother of Dragons on the Iron Throne. He is one of the smartest characters of the show, who has been playing the game very well.