'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon': Daenerys grabs last position in Top 20 list of best 'GOT' characters
'House of the Dragon' premiered on Sunday, August 21, 2022, leaving the audience awestruck. It has been a rollercoaster ride for everyone from the media to the fans speculating on the show's plot but all was worth it after HBO unveiled the most awaited show of all time.
The synopsis of 'House of the Dragon' reads: "The story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 200 years before events portrayed in 'Game of Thrones.'"As we turn back in time, let us look at the events of 'Game of Thrones'. Independent has revealed the Top 20 characters and ranked them from best to worst from the sequel season. If you have not watched the show yet, you can stream it on HBO Max. Read more to know more about the interesting list.
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Now we can rewind and skip to the good part of the Top 20 characters of 'Games Of Thrones'
20. Daenerys Targaryen
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. Every time Dany met someone new, she forced Missandei to read out her entire CV. Now isn't that an ambitious woman?
19. Olenna Tyrell
Olenna's scenes were always ones to cherish. The Queen of Thorns was as cunning as the best of them and seemed like she could worm her way out of any situation, all from the comfort of her own chair.
18. Jorah Mormont
Poor Ser Jorah. Dany may be 25 years younger than him, but that never stopped the disgraced warrior from loving her. He even fought off Grey Scale to fight by her side. If that's not true love, then what is?
17. Davos Seaworth
Liam Cunningham's performance as the curt Davos Seaworth has quietly been one of the best things about the series since his introduction. As Jon Snow's kingly advisor, he's recently seen himself thrust into the heart of the series, and to simply put, 'Game of Thrones' would be a less enjoyable show without him.
We forget that Melisandre is actually a shriveled old witch who has been manipulating men for hundreds of years. Her faith in the Lord of Light, though, could very well be misplaced.
Few shows can bring in characters midway through their run that have such an impact as Oberyn. The Viper quickly became a fan favorite, and his death remains one of the show's most squirm-inducing moments.
14. Eddard 'Ned' Stark
Killing off a main character during a show's first season was practically unheard of before 'Game of Thrones'. Yet, as dictated by George RR Martin's books, they cut off Sean Bean's head without a second thought, setting the tone for everything to come. No death has impacted the 'Thrones' quite as much since.
Early on in the series, it was hard to pin down Varys, a slippery eel of a character who has 'little birds' fluttering around Westeros, feeding back crucial information. Going into the final season, his true intentions are clear: he's all for Daenerys taking the Iron Throne, even if he doesn't live to see the day.
Perhaps the show's best wise-cracking side-kick, Bronn only has one loyalty: money. Paired with either of the Lannister lads, Tyrion or Jaime, Bronn makes for excellent company.
11. Robb Stark
Before Bodyguard, Richard Madden was the extremely temporary king of Westeros. Robb was a man of honor, trying to bring light to the Thrones universe. He was a likable presence who ruled with his heart, an act that ultimately saw him die during the infamous Red Wedding in season three.
10. Brienne of Tarth
Brienne is a reassuring force of good in a world filled with scheming layabouts. She's also one of the most deadly. Her time in the series has been spent protecting the likes of Renly Baratheon, Catelyn Stark, and Jaime Lannister, the latter of which made for an interesting turn as it put her at odds with her loyalty.
09. Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
There would be no Game of Thrones without Littlefinger. The silver-tongued manipulator had Jon Arryn killed, setting off a snowball that turned into an avalanche. As smart as he may have been, Littlefinger was finally outplayed by his own pupil, Sansa Stark.
08. Sansa Stark
Sansa has perhaps had the most interesting story arc of any character on Thrones. Beginning as a clichéd annoying teenager, she gradually became a stone-cold killer, capable of holding Winterfell and outsmarting even Littlefinger.
07. Arya Stark
Arya Stark, arguably the greatest character of the first few seasons, was one of the biggest victims of the series overtaking George RR Martin's source material. Her limited screen time, due to being away from the central action, robbed us of classic moments that we're grateful she's been a part of in an otherwise lackluster season eight.
06. Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
From his regular delivery of the phrase "F** the king" to that chicken scene, The Hound is a reckless creation whose high ranking on this list can be attributed to the searing performance of Rory McCann. Most effective when paired with Arya Stark.
05. Joffrey Baratheon
No character has been as hated by the fandom as Joffrey. His wicked ways and disgusting behavior haunted the show's first four seasons.
04. Lady Catelyn Stark
The lady of Winterfell, Catelyn Stark, became the show's honorary lead after the untimely beheading of her husband, Ned (Sean Bean) at the end of season one.
03. Jaime Lannister
If the characters above Jaime in this list are the show's greatest characters, Jaime is the show's most disarming character of all time!
02. Tyrion Lannister
Blamed for the death of his mother and hated for being a dwarf, Tyrion turned to drink and prostitutes to numb the pain. However, Tyrion has a fierce intellect, capable of outsmarting the toughest enemies.
01. Cersei Lannister
The Mad Queen, alone on the Iron Throne. Cersei has, over the course of seven seasons, seen her three children die, driven her lover/brother away, blown up a church with a half dozen major characters inside, arranged the death of her husband (King Robert), and attempted to have her other brother (Tyrion) killed multiple times.