You know nothing, Jon Snow

Game of Thrones has been a hot topic for a quite some time now. I had never been a loyal viewer, until about three weeks ago when I decided to join the bandwagon of fans and see for myself what the hype was about. As of Sunday night, I finished the series. You could say I enjoyed it…

There are some characters in GOT that you are meant to despise, and others you’re meant to love. It’s interesting how I feel very strongly about a few of the characters, but my thoughts on others seemed to change over time (if you consider 3 weeks “over time”). Here is a list of the top 6 characters that hold much importance, and why I either love or hate them.

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS

Tyrion Lannister: The imp. What a guy. Tyrion comes off as a jackass quite early on in the series, seeing as he’s a Lannister, but he proves himself a hero in my eyes on multiple occasions. He not only hurt Cersei by sending her daughter away, but he also killed his father Tywin while he was taking a nice poo. Good one. Tyrion also cares for people even if he tries to hide it. He didn’t touch Sansa when they were married because she didn’t want him to. Most men in GOT do the complete opposite, so seeing Tyrion be so gentlemanly was a rarity on this show, and painted him in a good light.

Cersei Lannister: This woman is probably the most cold-hearted, empty, scheming little thing in the entire series. Her one redeeming quality was that she loved her children, but they were all prophesied to die – and they did. Her daughter and oldest son were poisoned on account of what Cersei and her family had done and how they treated others, and her youngest son jumped out of his window when Cersei blew up his one true love. Not such a great mother after all. Cersei is truly an evil character that I could never see fans supporting (although blowing up the High Sparrow and his faith militants was so badass) and I don’t expect her to grow into a lovable character by any means.

Daenerys Targaryen: QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS! Daenerys is the hottest, baddest, strongest woman on the show, and she becomes so empowered on her mission to take back the Iron Throne. Mother of Dragons and Breaker of Chains – Daenerys has the most powerful ruling of ethics, promising to abolish slavery and punish those who betray her. She’s young and beautiful but such a strong ruler that you simply cannot dislike any part of her. She was in the very first episode of GOT and I fell in love with every part of her life – from her brother dying an awesome but cruel death, to finding real love with her arranged husband, to her being unable to burn while she kills horrible men around her, to her killer army and dragons that she will one day rule the world with. She S-L-A-Y-S.

Sansa Stark: Sansa was not someone I liked very much – not only just in the beginning, but until season 6 I hated how annoying she was if I’m being honest. However, she is one of the characters that dramatically changed over time. She went from a bitchy little girl who followed every command she was given, to a strong, beautiful warrior who helped her brother win a war and killed the most evil creature of a man for what he did to torture others. She also started playing the “game of thrones” when she lied about Littlefinger killing her aunt in order to save him. Bold move. Sansa started out as a shy little princess but grew into a stunning fighter that I’ve come to love. Extra credit: she’s also a ginger. Winning.

Arya Stark: This little girl went from a foolish tomboy to a bad-guy-slayer in no time. She was pretty irrelevant to the series at first, except for her being a Stark, but she then learned to fight blind, used the Many Faced God to kill bad guys (including that horrible blonde girl who beat her up constantly), and even got revenge for the murders of her brother Robb, mother Catelyn, and their entire army. She’s a pretty cool kid that has survived a lot and lost even more, so I’m a pretty big fan of hers, as you should be too.

Jon Snow: How does one even begin with Jon Snow…. Jon was rumored to be the bastard son of Ned Stark who died in season 1, and has never lived a day without being reminded of the fact. PLOT TWIST – HE ISN’T! WHAT WHAAAAAAT?! He was sworn to protect the Northern Wall, and when he made a pact with the Wildlings and saved many of their lives, his own brothers murdered him. But LOW AND BEHOLD the Red Woman does ONE good thing in her much too lengthy and horrible existence, and she brings him back from the dead. Like what? Although Jon broke his vows by sleeping with the badass archer Ygritte, he is the most loyal and good man in the entire series and by far the biggest fan favorite. Little did he know that he would go from being a bastard to now being claimed the KING OF THE NORTH! KING OF THE NORTH! KING OF THE NORTH! Speaking of plot twist, here is some confusing but V IMPORTANT information:

  1. In one of Brann’s visions, we see that Ned Stark took Jon Snow from his sister’s hands as she bled out and died. Jon never really knew who his mother was, but here we find out that his mother is Ned’s sister. Amazing fact number 1.
  2. Secondly, an unseen character who died before the series begun was Rhaegar Targaryen, who is Daenerys’ oldest brother (not the one who died in season 1). Rhaegar was married, BUT “kidnapped” Ned’s sister (although rumor has it they ran away together) and slept with her. Ned’s sister then gave birth to Jon Snow WHOOOO IN FACT is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen.
  3. SO now – Jon Snow isn’t really a bastard, because he was born from a true Stark ANDDDDDD he is the son of a Targaryen. What the actual what…..

Game Of Thrones is called the series of Fire and Ice. Starks – ice. Targaryens – fire. Oh my lord, Jon Snow is the true heir to the Iron Throne and the bond between fire and ice. I’m dead.

*whispers*  You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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