Game of Thrones (GOT) is one of the most famous television series of recent times which has swooped a large number of people under its fandom. People are crazy about the show and are waiting with full hope and excitement for the finale,i.e, season 8. The show comprises of many gigantic twists and turns and will leave you in awe everytime something unexpected takes place.
Here is a list of 8 strong GOT characters which we have short listed:
P.S.: If you haven’t yet seen season 7, then spoiler alert for you in this article!
1. Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion Lannister is definitely one of the most loved, favourite and a powerful character in the series. Despite being a dwarf and treated as an underdog, he paves his path through all the difficult situations and comes out victorious. He finds his way out of death and that has been shows quite a few times. For instance when Catelyn holds him as prisoner, he escapes with the help of Bronn, who later becomes his very good friend. Then when Cersei captures him and he again asks for trial by combat, Oberyn accepts fighting against the mountain but eventually dies. He escapes with the help of Jaime and on his way out, kills his father, who has always been very unjust towards him because he was weak. And then again while reaching Daenerys, he yet again escapes death by showing his truthfulness to her. His mind is his weapon and he uses it oh so well. You can’t help but become his fan after watching him deal with every situation. Yes, he drinks and he knows things!
2. Cersei Lannister
Cersei Lannister is one of the very strong characters in the show. None other than her could have played the role better. She is the villain with a very shrewd mind, full of politics. She and her twin brother, Jaime Lannister are lovers and even have three kids! She uses almost everyone on her way to reach the iron throne. She kills a lot of her subjects during her trial of justice including Margerey, even though knowing what she means to her son, which eventually led to Tommen committing suicide. She takes mountain on her side and secures her position as the queen. At the end of season 7, we can see the epitome of her selfishness by seeing her behavior towards Jaime.
3. Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi)
Daenerys aka Khaleesi is shown as a very weak person in the first episode of the series, but gradually as we move on, we notice the changes in her and see her becoming a stronger and better person. After the death of Khal Drogo, she starts to walk on her path independently and with a lot of strength and support of a few. She takes various decisions mostly for the good. But her decision power is too strong and sometimes she is shown to not listen to the advice of her hands, which shows, for her the definition of right and wrong and strongly defined by her. Somewhere in the middle of season 7, she is shown to have grown proud because of her power. But gradually we see her evolving for the better. And whats the mother of dragons with her three (rather two) dragons!
4. Arya Stark
Arya Stark is shown as the tomboy in the Stark family, showing interest in sword fighting rather than sewing which is expected to be learnt by girls. When Ned Stark had to go to King’s Landing, he takes Arya along. Thereafter, when the Lannisters take over, the real threat and survival issues start for Arya. We see her facing various difficult situations and evolving out victorious and learning new stuff. She keeps a list of the people she wants and is going to kill for all the pain and suffering she had to go through. By the end of season 7, she is shown as a very strong character who knows how to protect herself and take the right step. A girl has no fear!
5. Catelyn Stark
Lady Stark portrays a very strong woman in the series. She is a woman of values and would leave no-one if they hurt her family. After she comes to know that it was the queen because of whom Bran fell off the tower and that the Lannisters had killed her husband, she left no stone unturned to try to get justice for them. She along with Robb started gathering their army and eventually through her correct guidance and courage, Robb was declared the King in the North, until they were betrayed by Walder Frey on the direction of Tywin Lannister and is killed along with her son and daughter-in-law at the Red Wedding.
6. Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger)
Petyr Baelish is one of the most twisted character of Game of Thrones, using his wit, knowledge and power to the best use. His use of words are his strength and his uses it very well to conspire, instigate and change a person’s perception and thought. Whatever he says is a lie, a survival tactic he uses to stay in power. He manipulates with everybody’s mind, until he is himself stroked down by Sansa and Arya Stark in season 7.
7. Tywin Lannister
The mastermind behind all the evil things that had happened, a true politician. He is the father of Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion Lannister. He is the one from whom Cersei had learned all the political tricks, so one can always guess the level of devil that he was. In just a single stroke he got rid of Catelyn and Robb Stark out of his way and destroyed his entire army. He also wanted to assassin his own son, Tyrion despite of knowing it well that he was not the guilty. He made marriage arrangements for Cersei and Tyrion against their will just in order to earn political power and safety. And things mostly did turn out as and how he wanted them to be. Indeed a strong character of the show.
8. Olena Tyrell
Despite of having grown out of age, her political thoughts never seemed to stray away. She always knew what was going to happen and how she can deal with it or turn it around. She made the right connections according to her very own profit. She wanted to make Margerey the queen of King’s Landing but she also knew the kind of devil Joffrey was, so she made an arrangement to kill him by not having the suspect on herself but on Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark. This gets revealed in season 7. By this we can judge the clever person that she is and to what political extent she can go to.