Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama TV series that first came out in 2011. Eight seasons have been released since, and each and every episode has been more engaging and enthralling than the last (with some minor exceptions).
Set in the fictitious continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plots and a rather large ensemble cast that consists of such talented actors as Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Jason Momoa, Aidan Gillen, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Most Game of Thrones episodes take place either in King's Landing or the North. King's Landing is the largest city of the Seven Kingdoms. It is also the capital city and the site of the Iron Throne. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, the North is the largest region on the continent. Indeed, it is almost the same size as the other eight regions combined.
House Lannister, and to be more specific, Cersei Lannister currently rules the Seven Kingdoms. She resides in King's Landing. House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, and one of its most powerful and richest families. House Stark is another Great House of Westeros. It is one of the oldest families of Westerosi nobility. It rules the North.
Pet dragon or pet direwolf?
Would you rather have a pet dragon or a pet direwolf? Dragons are obviously somewhat more intimidating than direwolves. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, dragons have a very strong connection to magic and can eliminate not only entire armies, but entire cities. However, direwolves are also pretty cool. They are a very large and intelligent species of wolf. Direwolves are almost as rare as dragons. Indeed they are held to be near-mythical creatures by most inhabitants of the south of Westeros.
Jon Snow or Jaime Lannister as a frenemy?
If you had to pick a frenemy from the characters that live in the Seven Kingdoms and you were given a choice between Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister, which one would you go for? Pretty much everyone loves Jon but sometimes he can be a little annoying. For example, does he ever know what's going on? Jaime was initially the bad guy whom we all liked to dislike. However, his personality has undergone a significant change since season one of the show.
Fight a giant or a wight?
If we suddenly found ourselves in the Seven Kingdoms, most of us would probably try our best to stay out of fights and wars. But let's say we had no other choice but to help out our friends in the North. Would you rather fight a giant (and by this we mean a regular giant, not a wight giant) or a wight? Both are pretty intimidating. Giants are huge and could crush us in seconds. But wights are indestructible (and also look quite unnerving too).
Be dreaded or loved?
Would you rather be dreaded or loved? In other words, would you rather that people respected you and listened to you because you inspired trepidation in them or because they genuinely loved you? A good example of the former is Daenerys Targaryen. At the start of the series she freed lots of people and was known as the Breaker of Chains. In due course however she began to eliminate those who disagreed with her. A good example of the latter is Sansa Stark. She makes for a strict but loving ruler. The scene with her and Theon Greyjoy had us in tears.
Save Ned Stark or Khal Drogo?
We're not going to lie, this question is a tough one. Most of us would love to save both Ned Stark and Khal Drogo. However, for the purpose of this quiz we must choose just one. Ned Stark was the father of some of our favorite characters (i.e., Sansa Stark and Arya Stark). His life was taken much too soon. On the other hand, Khal Drogo was Daenerys Targaryen's husband. He was the leader of the Dothraki tribe and was also known as "The Great Khal".
Take part in the Red Wedding or the Battle of Ice and Fire?
As most fans can probably recall, the Red Wedding was an event that happened during the War of the Five Kings. During it, some of our favorite characters, including Robb Stark and Catelyn Stark, were eliminated. The Red Wedding was hosted by Lord Walder Frey as retaliation against Robb Stark who broke the marriage pact between House Frey and House Stark by marrying a healer whom he met on the battlefields. The Battle of Ice and Fire is the most recent and final battle between an alliance of living armies and the White Walkers (Game of Thrones Wiki).
Have Alliser Thorne or the High Sparrow as a boss?
Most of us despised both Alliser Thorne and the High Sparrow. Alliser was the Master-at-Arms at Castle Black. He was responsible for training all the new recruits to the Night's Watch. He was the one who led a mutiny against Jon after the latter was named Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. The High Sparrow, on the other hand, was the leader of the Sparrows, a religious sect that had great influence over the Iron Throne (Game of Thrones Wiki).
Join the Night's Watch or become a Maester at the Citadel?
Would you rather join the Night's Watch, a military order that guards the Wall? Or would you rather become a Maester at the Citadel? If you choose to become a member of the Night's Watch, one of your main duties would be to ensure that no wildlings or White Walkers cross the Wall into the Seven Kingdoms. If you decide to train to become a Maester at the Citadel, you would join the order of scholars, learned men and healers. The Maesters of Citadel are sometimes known as "the knights of the mind" (Game of Thrones Wiki).
Be appointed as Hand of the Queen to Cersei or Daenerys?
The Hand of the Queen (or the Hand of the King), also known as the Queen's (or King's) Hand, is the most powerful position that one can be appointed to in the Seven Kingdoms. Indeed, according to Game of Thrones Wiki, the position is second only to the serving King or Queen. The Hand is an adviser appointed and authorized to make serious decisions on behalf of the ruler. Would you rather serve as the Hand to Cersei Lannister or Daenerys Targaryen?
Hang out with the wildlings or the Dothraki?
Who would you rather hang out with for a day or two: the wildlings, also known as the Free Folk, or the Dothraki? The wildlings live beyond the Wall and have a unique society. They recognize absolutely no authority except for the leaders that they choose themselves. While the inhabitants of the Seven Kingdoms call the Free Folk "wildlings", the Free Folk refer to the people of the Seven Kingdoms as "kneelers." The Dothraki are similar to the Free Folk. They are a race of nomadic warriors in Essos. They have a very strong bond with their horses, according to Game of Thrones Wiki.
Be able to see the future or know nothing?
Would you rather be able to see the future or would you rather be oblivious and know nothing? In the series, Bran Stark, who is nowadays better known as the Three-Eyed Raven, can see both past and future events via dream sequences (Game of Thrones Wiki). But being able to see the future is not all that in that it prevents you from living your life. You'll always be the odd one out in society. On the other hand, knowing nothing can be handy but it can also lead you to many dangerous situations.
Live in Dorne or on the Iron Islands?
According to Game of Thrones Wiki, Dorne is one of the nine regions of the Seven Kingdoms. It is located in Westeros, but in the very southernmost part of it. Consequently, it has a very harsh desert climate. The Dornishmen are very different from the rest of the inhabitants of the Seven Kingdoms. They have their own customs and traditions. The Iron Islands are part of the Kingdom of the Iron Islands and consist of seven small, rocky islands. The population size of the Iron Islands is small but the naval skills of the people unmatched.
Fight the White Walkers or hide in the crypt?
Imagine this: you find yourself in the North just as the Battle of Ice and Fire is about to take place. You can either fight the White Walkers or hide in the crypt with women and other individuals who can't fight. What do you do? Do you face the wights or do you bury your head in the sand and hide in the crypt? Remember: the crypt is not exactly safe either. There is no guarantee that the White Walkers won't find you there.
Be an amazing fighter or an excellent speaker?
Some people will find this question ridiculously easy. Others will find it super tough. So, would you rather be an amazing fighter or an excellent speaker? As an amazing fighter you would have nothing to be afraid of in battle situations. Just think of Arya Stark. She is the one who put an end to the possibility of the Seven Kingdoms being engulfed in darkness (i.e. the Long Night). On the other hand, as an amazing speaker you'd have no difficulty in persuading people to let you off, regardless the situation (just think of Tyrion Lannister!)
Have Robb Stark or Jon Snow as a brother?
We met both Robb Stark and Jon Snow in season one episode one of Game of Thrones. We liked both of them immediately. Indeed, they quickly became two of our favorite characters. Initially we all thought that they were half-brothers. Robb Stark was the King of the North. Unfortunately, his life (as well as the life of his wife, his unborn child, and his mother) was taken at the Red Wedding. Jon Snow was also declared the King in the North. He is still around.
Meet the Night King or one of Daenerys' dragons?
The Night King was the very first of the White Walkers. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, he existed since the Age of the First Men. Indeed, he was a First Man who was captured by the Children of the Forest. He was supposed to protect them but eventually turned against them along with other White Walkers. Daenerys' Targaryen had three dragons. All three of them could fly and breathe fire. The Night King is pretty formidable looking but the dragons are hair-raising creatures too. Which would you rather meet?
Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms?
Ever since the start of Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen has been preoccupied with the thought of reclaiming the Iron Throne which was wrongfully taken from her family. She believed that she was the last Targaryen, and thus the last remaining contender for the throne. However, at the end of the last season it came to light that Jon Snow, whom we all believed to be the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, is actually a Targaryen too. Indeed, he is the last male heir to the throne. Who would you rather ended up becoming the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms: Jon or Daenaerys?
Littlefinger or Varys as a BFF?
Who would you rather have as your BFF: Lord Petyr Baelish, better known as Littlefinger, or Varys, who is sometimes referred to as the Spider? Both are manipulative and secretive men. Littlefinger was the Master of Coin on the Small Council under the rule of two Kings. He later became the Lord Protector of the Vale but was executed for his crimes. Varys is a eunuch. He was the Master of Whisperers on the King's Small Council but was eventually forced to flee King's Landing. He ended up joining Daenerys Targaryen and her army.
Be pursued by Tormund or Ygritte?
Let's say that one of the wildlings had a crush on you. Would you rather that it was Tormund or Ygritte? Tormund, better known as Tormund Giantsbane, is a skilled warrior and raider. He is a loyal friend and does not find it too difficult to cast away his prejudices when he realizes that he is in the wrong. If he liked you, you'd know it immediately. Ygritte, on the other hand, was courageous and quick-witted. She was an amazing archer and valued her status as a free women (Game of Thrones Wiki).
Come back to life once or be able to live for hundreds of years?
If you could choose between coming back to life once or being able to live for hundreds of years, which would you rather go for? Coming back to life once would be pretty handy. It'd mean that no matter what happened to you, you'd have another chance at life. On the other hand, if you lived for hundreds of years, you could potentially accomplish many great things. Nothing in life is free though so you'd probably have some kind of mission assigned to you (think of the Red Woman as an example).
Ser Davos or Jorah Mormont as an adviser?
Ser Davos Seaworth, who is sometimes also known as the Onion Knight, is a knight and a former smuggler. He was Hand of the King to Stannis Baratheon. After the latter passed away he ended up becoming one of Jon Snow's lieutenants. He is to this day his right-hand man and his adviser. Ser Jorah Mormont was a Northern lord who was exiled from Westeros. He swore his loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi and Mother of Dragons. He was one of the few men that she trusted unconditionally (Game of Thrones Wiki). Which man would you choose as your adviser?
Spend a day with Joffrey Baratheon or Ramsay Bolton?
Joffrey Baratheon was the 18th ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. He was a pretty bad man. He was also a poor ruler. Indeed, his reign sparked the War of the Five Kings. It comes as no surprise that he was poisoned at his own wedding. Ramsay Bolton was not much better than Joffrey Baratheon. He was the illegitimate son of Roose Bolton (although he was later legitimized). He was brutish and annoying. We couldn't have been happier when his life was taken. You probably wouldn't want to spend a day with either one of the two men. However, you must choose one!
Be forced into a marriage or be in love with someone who is married?
Would you rather be forced into a marriage or would you rather be in love with someone who is married? Over the course of the show, we saw Sansa Stark being forced into a number of marriages. For example, her first marriage was to Tyrion Lannister whereas her second one was to Ramsay Bolton. She was also at one point betrothed to Joffrey Baratheon. Sansa is obviously a catch but at the time Tyrion was distressed to learn that he had to marry her for he was in love with a woman named Shae. The latter did not take the news very well.
Have Greyscale or be betrayed by former friends?
According to Game of Thrones Wiki, Greyscale is also known as "Prince Garin's curse." It's an unusual disease that leaves one's flesh stiff, cracked, and flaking, not to mention stone-like to the touch. Those who have this disease are often referred to as "Stone Men." Full recovery is unlikely but to our delight, one of our favorite characters, Jorah Mormont, managed to overcome the disease with Samwell Tarly's help. We doubt that you'd like to fall prey to this disease but perhaps it would be better than being betrayed by all of your former friends (Jon Snow style)?
Roose Bolton or Tywin Lannister as a father?
What do the two men, Roose Bolton and Tywin Lannister, have in common? They were both pretty bad fathers! Furthermore, they were both ruthless men. Roose was the Lord of the Dreadfort and the father of the psychopathic Ramsay Bolton. He betrayed his King (Robb Stark) and was later appointed the Warden of the North. Tywin was the head of House Lannister, Warden of the West, Lord of Casterly Rock, Lord Paramount of the Westerlands, Protector of the Realms and Hand of the King to three different kings. Despite his numerous titles he was not a pleasant man which is why few people mourned him when he passed away (Game of Thrones Wiki).
Own a regular dragon or an "ice" dragon?
Dragons are pretty awesome. They can fly and they can breathe fire. This means that they can eliminate pretty much anyone that they don't like (or else pretty much anyone that their owners don't like, except for the Night King who proved resistant to fire). They are not easily tamed but once you train them you can expect them to be loyal to you for life. But which dragon would you rather have: a regular dragon or an "ice" dragon? The difference between the two is that an "ice dragon" is a wight which means that getting rid of it is almost impossible.
Own a Valyrian steel sword or a fire sword?
Would you rather own a Valyrian steel sword or a fire sword? According to Game of Thrones Wiki, Valyrian steel is a type of metal that was forged in the days of the Valyrian Freehold. When made into a sword, the steel remains sharp forever without needing to be honed. Valyrian steel swords also stand out from other swords due to their light weight and their strength. Valyrian steel swords are very useful in eliminating White Walkers. A fire sword is also super cool though because it can be used not only on the battlefield but also when exploring dark and strange places (because you can then use it as a torch).
Brienne of Tarth or the Faceless Man as a mentor?
Brienne of Tarth is a member of House Tarth. She is very tall and muscular. According to Game of Thrones, she developed a taste for martial arts when she was just a kid. As such, she is an amazing fighter. It is no wonder that she recently became the first female knight in the history of the Seven Kingdoms. The Faceless Man, also known as Jaqen H'ghar, belongs to a mysterious order of assassins who can change their appearance at will. Which would you rather was your mentor?
Join in the battle against the White Walkers or stay out of harm's way?
Imagine this scenario: you are plotting to take down Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons and the contender to the Iron Throne, when you are approached by Jon Snow and his supporters. He has a wight in his trunk and he is telling you that the White Walkers are coming. Apparently, Jon and his supporters need all the help that they can get, which is why he's asking you to join him. Do you send your armies to the North? Or do you stay out of harm's way and see what happens next?
Marry Robert Baratheon or Cersei Lannister?
Would you rather marry Robert Baratheon or Cersei Lannister? Robert was the 17th ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. He was married to Cersei but their marriage was not a happy one. Robert wasn't a bad king but he was foolish. For example, he passed away from a wound that he sustained while hunting for wild boars. Cersei Lannister is the 20th ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, she is the first recognized Queen Regnant in the history of Westeros.
Have Cersei Lannister or Catelyn Stark for a mother?
Who would you rather have as your mother: Cersei Lannister or Catelyn Stark? While most of us despise Cersei and her ruthless way of dealing with people, we can't help but admit that she made for a good mother. She loved her children dearly and was prepared to do anything to keep them out of harm's way. Catelyn Stark was very different from Cersei but she too was a good mother. She was fiercely protective of them (although she did not care much for Jon Snow whom she thought to be her husband's illegitimate son).
Live as Reek or be pushed out of the Moon Door?
This question is a difficult one. Would you rather live as Reek or be pushed out of the moon door? As most fans are probably well aware, Reek was none other than Theon Greyjoy. He was captured by Ramsay Bolton who did everything in his power to subdue his captive. He was successful. By the end of Ramsay's little experiment, Theon was unrecognizable. No one would want to live as Reek. On the other hand, there's no chance of survival if you get pushed out of the moon door.
Birth a shadow demon or eat a horse's heart?
In season two of Game of Thrones, the Red Woman gave birth to a shadow, a magical creature of darkness that, according to Game of Thrones Wiki, is created by the Lord of Light. The shadow's purpose was to assassinate Renly Baratheon so that Stannis Baratheon would have an easier time reclaiming the Iron Throne. In season one of the show, Daenerys Targaryen ate a raw stallion heart as part of a special ceremony (at the time, the Mother of Dragons was expecting a baby ). Which would you rather do, birth a shadow demon or eat a horse's heart?
Lose a hand or be an Unsullied?
Would you rather lose your hand like Jaime Lannister or be an Unsullied like Grey Worm? As most fans can probably recall, Jaime lost his hand as a result of his own stupidity: he challenged Ser Brienne of Tarth to a duel and thus drew the attention of Roose Bolton's bannermen. The Unsullied are eunuch-warriors. They are known for their discipline and their skills in battle. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, the Unsullied begin training when they are only five years old. Indeed, Grey Worm can't even remember his own family.
Worship the Old Gods or the New Gods?
The Old Gods of the Forest, better known simply as the Old Gods, are spirits of nature which are worshipped by the people of the North as well as by small groups of people elsewhere on the continent of Westeros (Game of Thrones Wiki). Once upon a time it was the principal religion of Westeros. However, with time it was replaced by the Faith of the Seven, which was brought to Westeros by the Andals. There is usually great tension between those who worship the Old Gods and those who worship the New Gods.
Hang out with Margaery Tyrell or Sansa Stark?
Would you rather hand out with Margaery Tyrell or Sansa Stark for the day? Margaery is no longer around. However, when she was alive she was the Queen Consort, first through her marriage to Joffrey Baratheon and then through her marriage to his brother, Tommen Baratheon. She had a thirst for power and was prepared to do anything to become Queen which is what led to her downfall. Sansa Stark, on the other hand, is still around. She has grown tremendously as a person throughout the series. She has learned from her traumatic experiences and makes for an amazing Lady of Winterfell.
Be in a relationship with a sibling or marry a parent?
Would you rather be in a relationship with a sibling (think of Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister) or would you rather marry a parent (think of Gilly, who was both the daughter and the wife of Craster, a member of the Free Folk). Obviously, neither option is very pleasant. Indeed, you'd probably like nothing more than to skip this particular question altogether. However, for the purpose of this quiz it is vital that you make a choice, regardless of how challenging you find it.
Climb the Wall or walk across the Red Waste?
Would you rather climb the Wall or walk across the Red Waste? Climbing the Wall is no joke. After all, it is a 700-foot vertical ice barrier that keeps the continent of Westeros from the icy lands to the north, as well as the people and creatures that reside there (namely Free Folk and the White Walkers). However, walking across the Red Waste is also challenging. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, the Red Waste is a sandy wilderness that even the courageous Dothraki are weary of crossing.
Do the walk of atonement or spend a lifetime in the Black Cells?
Which would you rather: do the walk of atonement or spend a lifetime in the Black Cells? According to Game of Thrones Wiki, the walk of atonement is a public ritual of punishment in the Faith of the Seven. It requires that the sinner walk a certain distance as the population of Westeros watches and jeers. On the bright side, the walk of atonement doesn't last forever. If you're stuck in the Black Cells, on the other hand, you are unlikely to see the light of day ever again.
Join the Brotherhood Without Banners or the Sparrows?
The Brotherhood Without Banners is a revolutionary group whose main goal is to protect the smallfolk from anyone that might be preying on them. According to Game of Thrones Wiki, the Brotherhood Without Banners was indirectly created by Ned Stark. Lord Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and Riddell were all members of this group. The Sparrows, on the other hand, is a religious movement whose members consist of the humblest and lowers followers of the Faith of the Seven, the dominant religion of Westeros.
Consent to an arranged marriage to please a parent or tie the knot secretly?
Would you rather consent to an arranged marriage to please a parent or tie the knot secretly? Arranged marriages are pretty common in Westeros. For example, the marriage of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister was arranged, as was the marriage of Ned Stark and Catelyn Stark. Arranged marriages are great for house stability hence why Catelyn was insistent that her son and the King of the North, Robb Stark, marry a girl from House Frey. However, he disregarded his mother's wishes and married a healer whom he met on the battlefield instead. That, as we all know, led to his downfall.
Have molten gold poured all over the head or fight the Mountain?
When Viserys Targaryen gave away his sister, Daenerys Targaryen, to Khal Drogo, he had no idea that he and his people would fall in love with her. Jealous of her success, he interrupted a feast for Daenerys and Drogo and threatened his sister's (and her unborn baby's) life. Drogo then told him that he would give him a golden crown, but unfortunately for Viserys, the golden crown turned out to be molten gold poured over his head (Game of Thrones Wiki). Would you rather this or would you rather fight the Mountain? Whatever option you choose just know: it is unlikely that you'll survive.
Bend the knee to Daenerys or be burned by a Dragon?
Initially Daenerys Targaryen was all about liberating people from their oppressors. That's why she was known as the Breaker of Chains. However, with time, she became an oppressor herself. For example, nowadays she demands that everyone bend the knee or else perish. In fact, when Samwell Tarly's father and brother refused to bend the knee, their lives were taken by Daenerys' dragon. Would you bend the knee to Daenerys? Or would you rather be burned by one of her dragons?
Be skilled with a bow and arrow or a sword?
Would you rather be skilled with a bow and arrow like Ygritte and Theon Greyjoy or with a sword like Jon Snow and Arya Stark? This question seems deceptively simple but you'll probably find that answering it is not so easy. Indeed, choosing between a bow and arrow and a sword is pretty difficult. Both are useful in battle. As such, you can take as much time as you need when answering this question. After all, it's not like this quiz is timed.
Be a dwarf or a eunuch?
Would you rather be a dwarf, like Tyrion Lannister, or a eunuch like Varys and Grey Worm? There are pros and cons to both. For example, Tyrion might be small but at least he can have a fulfilling romantic life. On the other hand, no one would even know that Varys and Grey Worm are different from other people at first glance. However, their romantic lives are seriously lacking (although Grey Worm has seemingly been lucky enough to find his soulmate).
Be immune to fire or be able to change faces?
Would you rather be immune to fire like Daenerys Targaryen and the Night King or would you rather be able to change faces like Arya Stark and the Faceless Man? Both talents are rare and useful to have. If you are immune to fire you don't need to be afraid of ever perishing in a fire-related accident. On the other hand, if you are able to change faces you can seriously mess with people's minds and get revenge on those who wrong your family.
Be wrongfully arrested or be forced to take a lover's life?
Being arrested for a crime that you did not commit is pretty upsetting. Remember Tyrion Lannister? In one of the early seasons of Game of Thrones he was blamed for Joffrey Baratheon's poisoning. Luckily, he managed to escape to Essos, but not before he had to take the life of his lover. As most fans of the series can probably recall, his former lover, a woman named Shae, was very bitter about the way that their relationship ended. Indeed, she was so angry that she was about to take Tyrion's life. Consequently, Tyrion had no other choice but to take her life instead.
Fight in a trial by combat or pick a champion to fight instead?
According to Game of Thrones Wiki, a trial by combat is a way for a party to prove his innocence when accused of a crime in Westeros (or, indeed, in the whole of the Seven Kingdoms). The rules are pretty simple. You can either fight yourself or choose a champion to fight for you. If you're a capable man you really have no choice but to fight yourself. However, if you're a woman or a dwarf or if you're wounded or incapacitated in other ways, you can choose someone else to fight for you.
Get a drink with Gendry or Podrick?
Gendry is a talented blacksmith and the illegitimate son of Robert Baratheon, the 17th ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. He has had a rather difficult life but has managed to make it to Winterfell to fight the army of wights. Podrick Payne, better known simply as Pod, served as Tyrion Lannister's squire during the War of the Five Kings. After the latter had to flee, Pod began his service under Brienne of Tarth who taught him how to fight like a knight. Who would you rather grab a drink with?
Belong to House Stark or House Lannister?
When it comes to choosing a Game of Thrones house, you probably have a strong preference. Some people want to belong to House Stark whereas others want to belong to House Lannister. Both houses are pretty awesome. Furthermore, both houses have their strengths and their weaknesses. Because we want everyone to end up with the house that they like the most, we'll give you a chance to influence the result. So, which house would you rather belong to: House Stark or House Lannister?