Last Updated on March 28, 2022 by OtakuKart Staff
The characters of Game Of Thrones were the heart of the show. They had more depth than real-life people. Some of the characters were just iconic and will mostly be on top of everyone’s favorite TV Characters list. Everyone had their own storyline (Arya), goal (Daenerys), redemption (Jaime), and development/growth (Jon). Be it Jaime going from one of the most hated to one of the most loved or Jon Snow going from an Unknown bastard to a well-known worthy King Material (But he don’t want it, because U R Meh Queen). Even though Eddard Stark was killed in the First Season, everyone was talking about him till the end. Be it a true justice portraying Hero or just pure evil Villain, both were loved by everyone (Not Joffrey tho..). We saw everyone’s journey from their beginning to their growthful end.
But yeah, life is not perfect. Everything that I talked about was up till Six and a half Seasons. The show went downhill from there, rushing the story, forgetting about the character development, and a lot of U R MEH QUEEN was the major part of the eighth season. Like, why hype up the main Villain (if you don’t remember, it was Night King) for like 7 Seasons, just for killing him in like 10 min in the battle, without even giving him the chance to fight and that too being killed by a kid. And then we just move on in the next Episode as if nothing ever happened. So we’ll do the same and consider that Season 8 never even happened and move on. But despite that unjustified conclusion, the Characters of Game Of Thrones will always be remembered.
So here’s the Top 10 Most Popular Game Of Thrones Characters:
10. Sansa Stark
First up in our list of most popular GOT characters is Sansa Stark. Even tho she was a Stark, she’s wasn’t the most loved Stark at the beginning of the show. Sansa might not have made the list if we only looked at her first two seasons. Sansa Stark is a character from ‘Game of Thrones’ who undergoes a complete transformation over the series. She begins Season 1 as a naive and whining young lady in love with a prince.
However, her father’s death and everything that follows crushes any dream she had of living happily ever after. Even if she tries to flee King’s Landing, she is caught in a series of traps set by malevolent villains. Most horrifyingly, she marries Ramsay Bolton and is subjected to horrendous abuse at his hands. Sansa, on the other hand, proves herself to be the leader and eventual queen she was always intended to be when she finally escapes her captivity.
9. Theon Greyjoy
Fans have a love/hate relationship with yet another character. Theon Greyjoy was born a nobleman of the Iron Islands but grew up as a ward of the Starks in Winterfell. His presence there is retaliation for his father’s attempted insurgency. This places Theon in an uneasy liminal space. He’s both a member of the Stark family and a prisoner, as seen by their love toward him. This isn’t good for one’s mental well-being. It’s not totally surprising that Theon attempts to seize Winterfell while the Starks are away. Even the enraged audience, on the other hand, does not expect it to go as badly as it does.
Ramsay Bolton, a horrible monster, captures Theon and tortures and abuses him on a daily basis. Reek, Ramsay’s obedient lackey, is created as a result of Theon’s treatment. However, Theon finds redemption when he assists Sansa in fleeing her nightmare marriage to Ramsay. He valiantly defends Bran from the Night King during the Battle of Winterfell, using every ounce of bravery and might he possesses to keep the frozen evil from reaching his target. Sansa tearfully sets a Stark pin on Theon’s chest before his body is burned.
8. Ramsay Bolton
How ironic. Next, we have the Got character that made Theon un-futureproof (if you know what I mean). If you want to be a villain or you need torture lessons, just learn from the pro himself. He is so pure dark evil that he had thrown a newborn to be eaten alive by hungry hounds. He, without a doubt, defines calling someone a bastard. I recall the happy days of Season 1 when I believed Joffrey Baratheon was the most despicable character on the show. I was completely mistaken. Ramsay Bolton is a vicious barbarian with the disturbing assurance and charm of a far more respectable gentleman. That is what we refer to as a range.
Ramsay makes his debut in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, but it isn’t until Season 5 that his enigmatic abilities are fully realized. As a result, he terrorizes a variety of personalities in a short period of time, most notably his lapdog, Theon Greyjoy (or should I say Reek), and hesitant wife, Sansa Stark. Every program requires characters who we love to despise, and Ramsay Bolton fills that void admirably. His fate is, in fact, incredibly pleasant.
7. Eddard Stark
The best characters are those who stick with you long after they’ve left the screen. And Ned Stark’s death not only haunted the seven seasons that followed, but it also changed television forever. When Ned was decapitated in “Baelor,” Season One’s ninth Episode, viewers who hadn’t read the books were astonished. Ned was the main character at the time, and Sean Bean was the show’s major star.
His demise cements Game of Thrones’ reputation as a show in which any character can (and will) die at any time. In addition, his death established a precedent for a multi-character epic television series. When Ned died, the traditional hero’s journey cliches from television, narrative, and fantasy were thrown out the window. And, as a foreshadowing of what was to come, George R.R. Martin triumphantly put his head on a spike.
6. Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion Lannister is a character that has never been seen on television before. Initially a villain in the early episodes, the character has a remarkable turnaround throughout the course of the series. Tyrion forces the spectator to consider who is a villain, who is a hero, who is a leader, and who is deserving of power, even if the television writers made him into a caricature of what Martin developed in subsequent seasons. As the talkative and astute Tyrion, Peter Dinklage delivers some of the series’ best monologues.
We are fully supportive of Tyrion’s conduct by the time he kills his father at the end of Season 5. We’ve watched him delicately manage a forced marriage to Sansa Stark while dealing with his evil nephew Joffrey Baratheon’s cruel bullying. Then there’s the humiliation of falling in love with a woman who was hired to keep him entertained. Tyrion finally joins up with Daenerys and Jon Snow. However, his genuine grief over the deaths of his siblings demonstrates that he never ceases yearning for the favor of his people and family. Tyrion is one of the best elements of ‘Game of Thrones’ because of his wit, intellect, sadness, and captivating charm.
5. Arya Stark
When the series begins, one of the best ‘Game of Thrones’ characters is a youngster. Despite the fact that Arya Stark is one of the show’s smallest characters, she quickly shows to be the most strong. Throughout the first several seasons, she is forced to go through a succession of catastrophes. Her father is the first to be executed. She goes into hiding and tries to live on her own for a while. However, she is finally kidnapped by the Hound, who drags her throughout Westeros. Arya travels east to Braavos, the homeland of Jaqen H’ghar, after she is free. She learns how to be a Faceless Man there.
Arya is adored by all. There isn’t a point of contention here. I wish I could say it’s because she killed the Night King—which she did—but Arya is so much more. She messes up. She becomes disoriented. Even if it’s not in the way we expect, she finds her way back. She visits exotic locations and encounters odd people. Her story has the potential to be the entire series. Arya Stark might have been the subject of this show, and it would have been just as popular. But, because this is Game of Thrones, she’s not the show’s core character; instead, she’s someone we’re looking forward to seeing evolve, grow, and learn.
4. Jaime Lannister
Jaime’s journey in Game of Thrones has been incredible. He’s up there with his son Joffrey as the worst of the worst in the early seasons. By the end of the series, he’s closer to Brienne of Tarth than he was at the start. I’m still perplexed as to how we arrived at our destination. In many ways, Jaime proves that we’re not all totally lost in this dismal, messed-up world of Game of Thrones. Even the most heinous of us can find redemption. Even if our hand is chopped off, we are imprisoned and then taught the ways of honor by the world’s most honorable person, people may change.
One thing is certain: Benioff and Weiss completely failed Jaime and the fans with the horrific scene on Joffrey’s coffin, which was not included in the books. They failed to provide Jaime with a suitable finish. Martin’s foundation, though, is more than enough to make him one of the best characters on Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-ability Waldau’s to portray both the haughty asshattery of a Lannister and the restrained emotion of a man rediscovering himself is a big part of the show’s success.
3. Cersei Lannister
Cersei said it best when she remarked, “When you play the game of thrones, you either win or die.” In this show, no truer words were ever said. Cersei won the game of thrones till her dying agonizing moments, whether you like her or not. Yes, the show’s writers failed Cersei in the same way they failed Jaime, and Martin’s portrayal of Cersei is at best uneven. However, she is the series’ central villain from beginning to end. Lena Headey, holding a chalice of wine, shows a real human dimension in Cersei that the show’s writers and Martin failed to capture on the page.
Cersei’s sins are horrible, and there is no hope for her, but what makes her so special is that we genuinely understand what drove her to this point. She was Tywin’s lawful heir, she earned the throne, and she was possibly the only one wise enough to sit on it. However, being a woman in a fundamentally misogynistic environment, she was never given the opportunity. Instead, she learned to accept what she didn’t want. And we see Cersei manipulate, betray, and fight her way to the top for herself and the people she cares about. The Mad Queen will live forever. You may have been our hero in a different universe.
2. Jon Snow
Obviously, Jon Snow is the Most Popular Game Of Thrones Character, but yeah, once again, he still doesn’t want the Throne Cuz you know it… U R MEH QUEEN. Winterfell’s Bastard, Jon Snow. However, this was never the truth, and it is this lie that sets the entire series in action. In Season 1, he joins the Night’s Watch, where he serves as a commander, spy, and Lord Commander, before being betrayed by his brothers with many knives to the chest. Melisandre, a mystery woman, brings him back to life. And, after his watch comes to an end with his death, he returns to Winterfell to protect his house and fight the White Walkers.
The true parentage of Jon is revealed in the final two seasons. Instead of being Ned Stark’s bastard son, Jon is revealed to be the legal son of Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. This makes Jon Snow the legal successor to the kingdom, and Daenerys, Jon’s love interest, his aunt. From the outset, Jon and Dany are doomed, and it is Jon who ends up killing Daenerys to save her from destroying everything. Jon, on the other hand, was not the type to play games. In the end, his march beyond the Wall is a joyous one.
1. Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys is on the top of the list, not because she is better than the others on the list or she has a great character. She is on the top just because it’s a list of Most Popular Game Of Thrones characters, not the Best Game Of Thrones Character. Either way, she is the one whose dream and the entire journey was to sit on the Throne. But sadly, she literally didn’t even get to sit on the Throne. It was just inches away from her, but you know what was closer?….. A FREKKEN DAGGER TO HER STOMACH.
Daenerys was without a doubt one of the most memorable Game Of Thrones characters. It’s not only because she’s a dragon hunter. (She also has dragons!) It’s because she has the courage and dignity to embrace her genuine self in the face of adversity. She is a person who never gives up. Her activities and presence inspire legions. Daenerys was the leader Westeros needed, not that Bran Stark, with his spooky Patriot Act powers.
When she freed the Unsullied and burned slavers alive, we rejoice. When she emerges from a blazing hut to gain the Dothraki’s respect, we applaud. When she aids Jon Snow in defeating the White Walkers, we applaud. But then Daenerys goes insane and becomes a tyrant. Some argue that fans should have expected this, given that she is the Mad King’s daughter. Many others, however, believe that the events leading up to Daenerys’s demise were a badly executed cop-out.