'Game of Thrones' Season 8 preview: Top 10 most despised characters from GoT universe
Geroge R. R. Martin has introduced us to a plethora of characters in the 'GOT' franchise, and some characters have found a way to remain in our minds, and for no good reason
Over the past 7 seasons of 'Game of Thrones', we've been introduced to characters we initially viewed as good from the little information we were provided in the series, only to have George R. R. Martin turn the tables on us and have those characters become downright insane. While moving from seasons 1 through 7, we find a few honorable mentions from the earlier seasons will always have a dark place in our heart, while subsequently, the antagonists get cumulatively more wicked with each season.
George R. R. Martin has a way of knowing how we love to hate, and he keeps fueling our hateful timbers with the progression of the characters we come across in the series. Keeping in mind the many hateful and despicable acts throughout the 'Game of Thrones' series, we've compiled a list of ten of the most hated 'GOT' characters counting down from the least hated of the list moving down to the most.
Shae: Shae began an exclusive relationship with Tyrion Lannister during the time he was fighting in the Lannister army, and the despised woman took things too far when she revealed she was sleeping with Tyrion's father, Tywin Lannister (whom Tyrion despises most in the world), testified falsely against him in the case of King Joffrey's assassination, and to add insult to injury, attempted to kill Tyrion afterward.
Robert Arryn: The Boy King has been looked upon with disdain ever since his introduction into the series and fans despise him because of his lack of maturity, where his mother is almost wholly to blame. The over-nurtured boy is not only looked upon weirdly outside the 'Game of Thrones' series, but his suckling ways even get a cringe reaction from those who inhabit the series itself.
Tywin Lannister: This former Hand of the King, with his dead-eyed gaze and unforgivable temper, has done little to earn the sympathy of fans. The Lord of Casterly Rock has mocked his dwarf son for existing, forced that same son to wed the 14-year-old Sansa Stark and instigated the brutal murders of Robb and Catelyn Stark, two of the show’s most admired characters.
Petyr Baelish: Petyr's smooth-talking ways were suspicious right from the start, and he proved he was a wolf in a sheep's clothing when it was revealed that Petyr Baelish aka Little Finger has been pulling the strings of the noblest of houses in 'Game of Thrones'.
Sansa Stark: Surprised? Yes, the fiery red-head has received some flak for her immature ways in the warring kingdoms. She came into the limelight after disregarding her brother Jon Snow's words, and nobody, and I mean nobody, disrespects Jon Snow.
Viserys Targaryen: The view on the Targaryen family may not have been viewed in the most favorable way, and Viserys certainly kept up that standard. Everyone still remembers how he molested his sister, Daenerys, in season 1, and then promptly sold her off to the Dothraki army for a little gold.
Melisandre: The Red Priestess was loved for bringing Jon Snow back to life, but her blind faith and human sacrifices have made sure this old woman has her rightful place on this list.
Ramsay Bolton: Arguably one of the most hated characters in the series, Ramsay Bolton's raping and castrating ways have earned him the hatred of fans for ages to come. We did see Ramsay being fed to his dogs by Sansa, but as they say, you reap what you sow.
Cersei Lannister: Cersei is one of the few people alive on this list who has made it all the way to season 8. We've seen her destroy entire generations with Wildfire while having all her enemies slowly tormented for her pleasure as she sips her wine on the Iron Throne. Fans are waiting for the day Cersei will meet her end, but let's hope she doesn't keep the throne for long.
Joffrey Baratheon: This is one person who started the whole hate trend on 'Game of Thrones'. Joffrey's narcissistic ways, along with the sheer delight he takes in torturing people, has earned him the top spot on our list. Joffrey is someone fans just love to hate, and his death is something that is still fresh in our minds, though Ramsay Bolton and Cersei Lannister share a spot for the most hated people on 'GOT', there can be no one as cruel as Joffrey Baratheon.
'Game of Thrones' season 8 will premiere April 14 only on HBO.