Game of Thrones will finally be concluding in 2019, after eight seasons, countless character losses, and major changes to the story of Westeros and the search for its rightful ruler. In that time, fans have witnessed many of the different houses of Westeros taken out entirely, and people who seemed like they would never make it this far are still alive and moving forward. Things have become difficult for some characters, and some of them have found their way to better things.
No matter what the characters are doing, however, there is always a greater problem descending from beyond the wall. This is the reign of the Night's King, the wights, and the white walkers. They have made their way south toward the wall, which they were finally able to take down with the help of a dragon that has been turned by the Night's King. things are starting to look pretty desperate, and the only people who want to do anything about it in order to save the entire kingdom are Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Though they made their appeal to Queen Cersei, she is not interested in working with her enemies.
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Ygritte was one of the members of the wildling tribe that was planning to advance on the wall under the leadership of Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall. She was an expert shot with her bow and arrow, and was recognizable by her bright red hair. Though they began as adversaries, she and Jon Snow eventually ended up in a relationship. However, things fell apart when Jon ran away to report back to the Night's Watch. Ygritte fell during the battle at the Wall.
Tywin Lannister may have been the smartest man in Westeros, but it certainly did not stop his youngest son from taking him out. During his life, however, Tywin was a straightforward and humorless man who only wanted his family legacy to carry on for generations. He secretly controlled the throne behind the scenes, despite the fact that he would never let his intentions become clear to anyone. He masterminded so many events in the history of Westeros, that it's safe to say he is one of history's most important figures.
Khal Drogo was the leader of a Dothraki tribe and one-time husband to Daenerys Targaryen. He was strong, respected, and led his tribe into many victories. He and Daenerys had a very special relationship, and bonded very quickly, even though they did not know each other that well. Khal Drogo was a fierce protector of the woman he loved, and believed that their son would be one of the greatest Khals to ever live. He met his end after Daenerys made a deal with a witch.
Ned Stark was one of the most honorable and just men in all of Westeros, so it is no wonder that Joffrey put an end to him. Ned Stark was the very first person to find out that the Lannister family had been hiding something from the entire kingdom, and that the rule of Joffrey over the land was not legitimate. He had always taught his children to be strong and noble, once saying that "the only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid."
Podrick Payne is the loyal squire to Brienne of Tarth, and was previously the squire to Tyrion Lannister (though he was definitely not a knight). Podrick has really come into his own over the course of the story, learning how to be a better sword fighter and a braver man in general. Podrick has seen his share of challenges in Westeros, and though he started off as being the guy who makes sure Tyrion is comfortable at all times, he has begun to play a much larger role.
Tormund Giantsbane is another member of the wildling army, and one of the strongest to boot. His strange sense of humor, as well as his penchant for fighting, are what help him get by, whether he is going up against white walkers, king's armies, or the Night's Watch. He has proven to be a useful ally to Jon Snow, particularly in helping him capture a white walker to bring to King's Landing. It will be interesting to see how Tormund helps out in the future.
Sandor Clegane, also known as the Hound, is a knight who originally worked for the Lannisters. However, at the battle of the Blackwater, it was the wildfire explosion that convinced him to leave forever (due to his phobia of fire after being burned by his brother). The Hound then tried to bring Arya Stark back to her mother, but was thrown off by the Red Wedding. He was then defeated in a fight by Brienne before winding up in an idyllic village.
Joffrey Baratheon may have just been the least popular character on Game of Thrones, and for good reason. This malevolent boy king had no qualms about treating everyone around him with zero respect. He was dangerous, angry, and petulant in ways that made him incredibly dangerous. When Sansa was supposed to marry him, it ate away at her. Then, when Margaery Tyrell was married to him, Joffrey ended up being taken out at his own wedding reception by poison. He was not mourned.
Margaery Tyrell is one of the most cunning women in Westeros. She is far smarter than she lets on, and she is always aware of what is going on with everyone around her. She was keenly aware of Renly Baratheon's secret before he met his end, and when she married Joffrey it was not so she could soften him up, but rather to let her family get close enough to the throne that they could take him out as well.
Davos Seaworth has always been a loyal lieutenant, first and foremost to Stannis Baratheon, and then to Jon Snow. Davos used to be a smuggler, and for his crimes, he had the fingers of his right hand taken by Stannis. Davos had always thought that this was true justice and pledged his loyalty to the man he believed was the rightful king. He also learned to read from Stannis's daughter, who survived greyscale. After Stannis met his end at the hands of Brienne, Davos pledged his loyalty to Jon Snow.
Arya Stark has had an incredible journey over the course of the series. She started out as an idealistic tomboy who eschewed the responsibilities of a lady and preferred instead to learn how to sword fight. After she had to flee King's Landing, Arya changed hands many times, but eventually met Jaqen H'ghar, who inspired her to take the path of a faceless man. However, Arya could not let go of who she was, and instead chose to go on her own path, using what she learned to get her revenge.
Ser Barristan Selmy
Ser Barristan Selmy was one of the most respected knights in the kingdom. He was known not just for being a great fighter, but also an honorable man. Selmy was the leader of the King's Guard, but after Joffrey took the throne, he was forced to retire. After he left King's Landing, he embarked on a new mission: sailing to Essos to find Daenerys Targaryen and serve for her instead. He was the one who discovered Jorah's secret, and he met his end during the riots in Meereen.
Daario Naharis was part of an elite group of sellswords and was tasked with taking out Daenerys Targaryen after she took it upon herself to conquer the great cities in Essos. However, Daario had a change of heart before he carried out his mission, choosing instead to join with Daenerys and help fight her battles. Daario and Daenerys had a passionate relationship, but she always seemed to keep him at arm's length. He was left behind in Essos when Daenerys traveled to Westeros.
Jaqen H'ghar is part of an elite group known as the faceless men. This group originates from the island of Bravos, where they are trained in the art of disguise, and taking people out with stealth and precision. However, when people join the ranks of the faceless men, they must give up who they are and become nobody. Jaqen helps Arya take out three people on her list after she saves his life from a burning cart. He then tells her to come to Bravos when she is ready, before changing his face.
Roose Bolton is a ruthless and cold leader. He is the kind of opportunistic man who is not afraid to turn on the people to whom he is loyal if it can help him to get ahead. The sigil of his house is the flayed man, and for good reason. Bolton's family have always been the kind to take things way too far. After his role in the Red Wedding, Roose Bolton became an enemy of the Stark family and an ally to the Lannisters.
Tommen Baratheon, unlike his brother Joffrey, was a much more kind and benevolent king, but that was mostly because he had no idea what he was doing. Referred to by some as the "boy king," Tommen was ineffectual and mostly just being manipulated by Margaery Tyrell. However, he was practically a breath of fresh air after the previous king, so mostly everyone was okay with it. However, Cersei did not like how close Margaery was getting to Tommen, and how much he had begun to ignore her.
Theon Greyjoy was the ward of the Stark house, taken in after Ned Stark defeated Theon's father, Balon, in battle. This was done to ensure that Balon would never rise up again against the other houses. However, after Theon was sent back to recruit his father's ships for Robb Stark's army, he was convinced by his father to take Winterfell. He did, but the success was short-lived. Theon was eventually captured by Ramsay Bolton and turned into a hollow shell of his former self.
Sansa Stark is the eldest daughter of the Stark family, and she has been through more than anyone could possibly imagine. She was promised as a bride to Joffrey, before then being forced to marry Tyrion. After that, she was taken out of King's Landing by Littlefinger, only to end up married to someone even worse: Ramsay Bolton. Now, after getting sweet revenge on Ramsay, she is in control of Winterfell, being the oldest Stark to reside there. She also got her revenge on Littlefinger.
Samwell Tarly is a clumsy but kindhearted member of the Night's Watch. He is not much with a sword, but he is incredibly smart and spends his days in the Night's Watch library, reading up on the history of Westeros. Samwell has played an important role in the story, discovering that dragon glass was one of the materials that could take out the wights. He also helped to cure Jorah of his greyscale while studying to be a master at the citadel.
Robert Baratheon was the king of Westeros at the beginning of the story (at least, the point where the audience jumped into the story). He was going to be wed to Ned Stark's sister, Lyanna, but she ran away with Rhaegar Targaryen. This is partially what led to Robert's rebellion, the other being the reign of the mad king, Aerys Targaryen. Aerys had been slowly losing his mind, and had to be dethroned in order to save the kingdom (or so it seems).
Oberyn Martell, also known as the Red Viper, was part of the Dornish royal family, the brother to Prince Doran Martell. He traveled to King's Landing for the royal wedding of Joffrey to Margaery, much to everyone's surprise. Oberyn was a master fighter and was knowledgeable about various types of poison. This led to some suspicion about him being in the capital when Joffrey was poisoned at his wedding. Still, the blame for that fell on Tyrion, and Oberyn volunteered to be his champion in a trial by combat (it did not go well for him).
Olena Tyrell, also sometimes known as the queen of thorns, was the matriarch of the Tyrell family. She appeared harmless, but behind the scenes, she was pulling many of the strings that led to certain events. She was smart enough that she could never really be attached to any of these events, but eventually she had to watch the fall of her entire family, leaving only her alive. She was integral to the plot of getting Sansa out of King's Landing.
Tyrion Lannister may just be the most popular character in the entire story of Game of Thrones. The youngest Lannister son, Tyrion is a dwarf who is looked down on by almost everyone he meets. Tyrion may be small, but he has proven, time and time again, that he is a master tactician, as well as a brave man who is willing to stand up to just about anything. He is currently in the service of Daenerys Targaryen, and is planning to help her retake the iron throne.
Qyburn fancies himself a maester, but he was actually expelled from the citadel for his experiments, which were viewed as unethical and against the teachings of the maesters. Qyburn found himself in the service of the Lannisters when he met Jaime and patched him up after Jaime lost his hand. He eventually wound up in King's Landing and is now in the employ of Cersei. He was able to bring the Mountain back to life after his fight with Oberyn, but his methods were highly questionable.
Ramsay Bolton was not a good person in any way. The son of Roose Bolton, Ramsay became the warden of the north when he was given Winterfell. There, he kept everyone under his thumb, forcing them to play his twisted games and never feeling any remorse for anything. He and his army were met on the battlefield by Jon Snow, his combined forces, and the wildlings, where he was ultimately defeated. He met his final end at the hands of Sansa and his dogs.
Rickon Stark was the youngest child in the Stark family, and he escaped from Winterfell with Bran after it was taken by Theon Greyjoy. for a long time, Rickon had accompanied Bran on his journey north, but they eventually had to split up in order to remain safe. However, this plan did not work very well, as Rickon was found and caught by forces loyal to Ramsay Bolton. He was taken back to Winterfell and met his end as he was used to manipulate Jon during battle.
Gregor Clegane, also known as the Mountain, is one of the biggest and strongest knights in all of Westeros. He is also the brother of Sandor Clegane (the Hound). As a member of the Lannister army, the Mountain became one of the most reliable fighters that the family employed. He faced Oberyn Martell in single combat and won, however, it came at the cost of being poisoned by Oberyn's spear. Qybuyrn was able to bring Gregor back, though with some very interesting changes to his personality and appearance.
Missandei is a loyal servant and right hand woman to Daenerys Targaryen. Missandei was originally under the service of someone else but was freed, along with the Unsullied, by Daenerys when she purcheased the army of highly trained soldiers. Missandei is very intelligent, mastering almost every language in the realm and speaking them very well. Missandei has stood fast by her Queen, and always been there to give her advice. She has explored a romance with Greyworm, the commander of the Unsullied.
Melisandre, also known as the red priestess, was in the service of Stannis Baratheon. she had visions by staring into the fire of Stannis claiming victory over all of his enemies and claiming the throne in the name of R'hllor. However, after Stannis was ultimately defeated by Ramsay Bolton's forces, Melisandre realized that she had made a grave error in what she saw in the flames. She has since given her support to Jon Snow, claiming him to be the prince that was promised.
Mance Rayder was once a member of the Night's Watch, but when he decided that he did not like the way the organization was run, he fled north, abandoning his duties and sacred oath. He saw the forces that were heading south toward the wall and knew that the wildlings needed to combine all of their forces together in order to survive. He became known as the King beyond the wall and led the attack on the Wall. He was ultimately defeated and captured.
Loras Tyrell was the brother of Margaery Tyrell and was one of the most talented and respected knights in all of Westeros. Due to his long blond locks and good looks, he was something of a heartthrob among the women of the kingdom. However, his heart belonged to only one person. He was eventually taken by the forces of the High Sparrow and held against his will. Though he had gone to the Sept of Baelor to renounce his ways, this was not to be, as the sept was blown up by wildfire.
Petyr Baelish, known to most people as Littlefinger, was one of the most manipulative players in the entire kingdom. He was always only looking out for himself and would turn on anyone he needed to in order to stay ahead of the game. The only thing he wanted in the world was Catelyn Stark, but when he couldn't have her, he turned his eyes toward Sansa. However, he met his end in Winterfell, when he was finally held responsible for his numerous crimes and misdeeds.
Jon Snow is the illegitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, though this information was only recently revealed to the audience. Before that, Jon was thought to be the illegitimate son of Ned Stark. He went north to the Wall to join the Night's Watch, as he felt he had no place in Winterfell. Jon quickly rose through the ranks of the Night's Watch and eventually became the Lord Commander. However, his controversial decision to get Wildlings through the Wall made his men turn on him. Now, he has retaken Winterfell and is working with Daenerys.
Lancel Lannister was the cousin of Cersei and Jaime and was also the steward to King Robert Baratheon before he met his end during a hunting trip. Lancel eventually found religion and became a devoted follower of the High Sparrow. He helped the High Sparrow to put King's Landing under a religious rule and made enemies of his family. However, he met his end when, underneath the city, he discovered a trap made with the massive stores of Wildfire which was used to blow up the Sept of Baelor.
Stannis Baratheon was the younger brother of Robert Baratheon, and in many ways was the rightful heir to the throne after Robert's end. Stannis was one of the more important people to receive Ned Stark's letter about the illegitimacy of Joffrey as the king. Stannis took it upon himself to lead a new rebellion against the Lannisters and the king. He was inspired in his journey by Melisandre, who convinced him to do some truly reprehensible things in order to retake the throne, which he never did.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne of Tarth is a fierce warrior and knight who has proven time and time again that she can hold her own against any man in the kingdom. originally in the service of Renly Baratheon, she eventually began to work for Catelyn Stark, tasking herself with finding Sansa and Arya and taking them back to Winterfell. However, she also ended up spending a lot of time with Jaime when she returned him to King's Landing. She is now in the service of Sansa Stark and Jon Snow.
Gendry is a blacksmith's apprentice who for a time was living in King's Landing. He was found by Ned Stark and is actually the illegitimate son of Robert Baratheon, which made him the next rightful heir to the throne after Rober met his end. Gendry ended up leaving King's Landing, however, after his existence was discovered by the Lannisters and he had to save himself. Gendry ended up heading for the Wall but never made it there. He was taken by Melisandre but set free by Davos.
Jaime Lannister has proven to be one of the most important figures in the entire story of Game of Thrones. He has experienced major growth over time, mostly by losing his sword hand and befriending Brienne of Tarth. He and his twin sister Cersei were originally very close, but Cersei's thirst for power seems to have turned Jaime from her. Jaime was originally one of the greatest fighters in the Kingdom, but he had to relearn how to use a sword with his left hand.
Robb Stark was the eldest son of the Stark family, and after the loss of his father at the hands of King Joffrey, he decided to lead his own crusade against the throne in order to declare himself king in the north and split from the rule of the southern king. Along the way, Robb fell in love with a woman and spurned his contract with Walder Frey. When he tried to make things right by attending a wedding with the Freys, he was taken out in an event that came to be known as the "Red Wedding."
Bran Stark is the second oldest son of the Stark family. After he was pushed off of a tower at Winterfell by Jaime Lannister, he lost the use of his legs. However, even though he could not walk anymore, he discovered that he had powerful warging capabilities, and was able to take over the mind of his direwolf, as well as Hodor. Eventually, Bran met the three-eyed raven, who taught him how to see into the past, and warg himself through time.
Cersei Lannister has slowly made herself the main antagonist in Game of Thrones, by doing everything she could to keep her family in power, before finally installing herself on the throne as the Queen of Westeros. She tried to protect her children, but lost all of them, and now she only has Jaime left to defend her. Cersei will do whatever she can to keep her grasp on power, and after her plan to take down the Sept of Baelor with wildfire, she has proven that she is not to be trifled with.
Jorah Mormont was a Knight in Westeros, but due to the fact that he was involved in smuggling people for the slave trade, he was exiled by Ned Stark to Essos. There, he was tasked with spying on Daenerys Targaryen for Robert Baratheon, in order to inform him if she was ever going to make a claim for the throne. Jorah eventually stopped spying for Robert, though. He was sent away by Daenerys when she found out about his spying. He contracted greyscale, but was cured by Sam.
Hodor was the simple-minded manservant of the Stark household. He was much bigger than anyone else, and it was rumored that he had some giants in his family tree. He was only ever able to say one word, "Hodor," which is how he got his name. It turned out, however, that "Hodor" was the result of being told to "hold the door," by Bran, and the effect of the message rippling across time so greatly affected Hodor's mind, that it formed his entire future.
Considered to be the mother of dragons, since she has three dragons (well, two now) at her command, Daenerys Targaryen has traveled across Essos, freeing people and declaring herself a new ruler of many different cities. Though she started out simply as the wife of a Dothraki Khal, she quickly became a respected leader and strong queen. She recently made her way to Westeros for the first time, and is planning to retake the throne once the problem of the white walkers has been dealt with.
Bronn is a sellsword who first found himself in the employ of Tyrion Lannister, before becoming a member of the city watch in King's Landing. He is a bit of a scoundrel, and has a strange sense of humor, but he is a skilled fighter and has proved indispensable to the Lannister family. After Tyrion left King's Landing, Bronn took it upon himself to teach Jaime how to wield a sword with his left hand. He also traveled to Dorne in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue Princess Myrcella.
Greyworm is the leader of the Unsullied, an army of soldiers that have been trained since childhood to be the perfect warriors. They are loyal, strong, and willing to do anything for the person that commands them. Daenerys bought the entire Unsullied army and immediately set them free. However, every member of the army decided to stay loyal and serve under her. Greyworm has been learning how to read and write from Missandei. The two have also begun to develop feelings for each other.
Lord Commander Mormont
Jeor Mormont, also known as Lord Commander Mormont was the high ranking officer of the Night's Watch when Jon Snow came to join the ranks. He made Jon his personal steward in order to have him close and train him as a replacement. He gave Jon his sword, Longclaw, which is made of Valyrian steel and is able to take out wights, exactly like Dragon Glass. Lord Commander Mormont was taken out by his own men while they were camped at Craster's Keep. Jon returned to the keep and took out every single one of the traitorous Night's Watch members.
Yara Greyjoy is the sister of Theon Greyjoy. Unlike most women in Westeros, Yara is a brave warrior and holds her own with the crews of soldiers that she commands. she has earned the respect of her father Baelon, much to theon's chagrin. Yara went after Theon after he was captured by Ramsay, but was unsuccessful in her attempts to rescue him. Eventually, the two of them made their way to Essos in order to join the service of Daenerys Targaryen.
Catelyn Stark was the matriarch of the Stark family. She was married to Ned Stark and supported her son Robb's crusade to take back the north from southern rule. However, she always knew that Robb's marriage to a different woman than the Frey girl he was promised to would be a problem. She tasked Brienne with taking Jaime back to King's Landing in exchange for Arya and Sansa. She was always protective of her children, and did everything she could to keep them safe, right up until her final moments at the Red Wedding.
Varys is known as the lord of whispers, since he always seems to know every secret in Westeros. This is mostly due to his army of spies, which he refers to as his "little birds." Varys may appear soft-spoken and harmless, but the fact of the matter is that he knows just about everything about anyone in a position of power in Westeros. He is unsatisfied with the current ruling family, and wishes to put the Targaryen family back on the throne in the form of Daenerys as queen.