HBO’s TV show “Game of Thrones” has gained immense popularity in many countries all over the world. This fantasy saga is based on the plot of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, created by the author George Martin. From season to season this show has been attracting more and more viewers, making “Game of Thrones” one of the most watched fantasies. The story about a battle for the Iron Throne is so exciting, that not long ago eponymous computer game has been released, which has already become very popular among the “Game of Thrones” fans.
Beautifully shot screen version of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series with highly skilled professional actors cannot help but intrigues the viewer. In this article, we’ve decided to point out several characters from this epic series, which made the biggest impression on fans throughout all the seasons.
1. Tyrion Lannister
Undoubtedly Tyrion Lannister is one of the most charismatic characters of “Game of Thrones” series. Tyrion Lannister is the youngest son of Lord Tywin and a dwarf. He is not liked by almost all members of Lannister House: his sister, nephew and even the father, who accuses Tyrion of the death of his wife. The only close person is Tyrion’s brother Jaime Lannister. Despite the difficult youth, Tyrion doesn’t give up and tries to earn recognition of others, especially his father. He is an excellent strategist and a talented politician. Tyrion has a great sense of humor and always ready to help people, although he has his flaws. It seems that neither a cruel environment, nor a ruthless family, nor his own appearance is capable of breaking this person.
2. Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys, who is played by a British actress Emilia Clarke, is another popular character in “Game of Thrones” TV series. She is a daughter of the King Aerys II Targaryen, who was ousted from the throne during Robert Baratheon's rebellion. These events were the reason of Daenerys’s and her brother Viserys's escape, who later found shelter in Free Cities. This young girl doesn’t know luxury and power. Daenerys is naive, polite and kind with a lot of difficult times ahead of her. Over time, Daenerys becomes more confident, showing pride and even cruelty, although she is still a very compassioned person. The girl has a very valuable gift – the ability to control dragons. No wonder that so many fans follow the life story of this heiress of the great dynasty with such an interest.
3. Jon Snow
Jon Snow is a bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark. Jon’s character is similar to all Starks: he has a very high sense of honor and duty. Snow is a defender and feels his responsibility for those, who need his help. In the beginning of the series, the viewer finds Snow as a teenager, beginner soldier, who later becomes a scout and the commander. As the plot develops, Jon Snow gradually builds his character. He has faithful friends, a direwolve and he is ready to do anything to protect the kingdom.
4. Jaime Lannister
Jaime Lannister is one of the most complex and controversial characters of “Game of Thrones” TV series. He is the only one who does not feel hatred and negative about his brother Tyrion, but rather admires his intellect and ability to withstand offenders. Jaime’s character is gradually revealed throughout the series. And if at the beginning of the show it seemed that Jaime was a completely negative character, as a man who killed King Aerys and attempted to kill Brandon Stark. As the plot develops the viewer starts to question Jaimes actions and look at him differently.
5. Arya Stark
Arya is a daring young girl, who loves freedom. From a very young age, she was more like a boy: she loved horses and arms, rather than learning noble manners. After losing many people she loved, Arya stops believing words and promises and loses respect for human life. This girl is not afraid of blood, nor is she afraid to kill. She does not run away and does not tolerate bullying. It is funny and touching at the same time to look at this little girl with a sword in her hands. Arya arouses sympathy among many viewers.
6. Cersei Lannister
Cersei Lannister is the only daughter of Tywin Lannister and had three children from her twin brother Jaime, although Cersei’s children were considered from her husband Robert Baratheon, the King of Seven Kingdoms. Despite the image of regal and calm queen in public, Cersei is cunning, ambitious and impatient. She is ready to betray anyone just for the sake of her own interests and her children. She is also not a very good politician, due to her character.
7. Theon Greyjoy
At the age of ten Theon was taken by Eddard Stark to Winterfell. But in spite of the fact that Theon was just a hostage, he was able to live and study among other Eddard’s children. However, this did not change Theon and he grew up to be very different from the rest of the inhabitants of the North. He is arrogant and self-confident, which, on the other hand, did not stop his from becoming Robb Stark’s best friend.
8. Sansa Stark
Sansa Stark is the eldest daughter of Eddar Stark. She is beautiful young girl, a real lady, who loves poetry and music. But fate is preparing hard times for this character. At first, she was engaged with Joffrey Baratheon and moved to the King’s Landing. But due to the death of Joeffrey’s father and Cersei coming to power, the wedding was dissolved. Petyr Baelish helps the girl to escape and return home to the Winterfell. But unfortunately, nothing good is expecting her there either. Sansa attracts the viewer with her beauty and makes them feel empathy for her.
9. Petyr Baelish
Petyr Baelish is an intelligent and cunning person, as well as an experienced politician, capable of manipulating other people. All of his actions are directed primary for his own benefits. Thanks to his effort and good financial feeling, Baelish was able to become a member of a Small Council and later get the castle of Harrenhal.
Varys is a eunuch, who has many connections and informants almost everywhere. He wants to appear as a public person, who does not interest anything but entertainment and life at the court. He tries to create an image of the humble so that the opponents will see him only as a boring eunuch. But in fact, Varys is cunning and ruthless and makes the viewer worry for the well-being of the kingdom.