Notable Characters of the Game of Thrones

Seven Kingdoms, One King. What does it take to win, to preserve, and to take back the throne?

The Game of Thrones is packed with awesome actors and actresses portraying the roles of the different characters in this action, suspense and fantasy series. Here are, for me, the  most notable characters in this series so far as of season 1.

Eddard “Ned” Stark – Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, Warden of the North, Hand of the King(to Robert I and Joffrey I), Lord Regent of the Seven Kingdoms (for Joffrey I), Protector of the Realm (forJoffrey I).

I easily admired this character for his integrity. A real noble, a man of great honor!  He balanced power and truth in governing his family and the land of Winterfell in general and all that he was responsible for. He was my perfect King and I really looked forward to see him seated on the Iron Throne, which he so deserved.

Khal Drogo, The Great Khal of Dothraki, Chieftain of a Dothraki Khalasar (tribe), Legendary Warlord.

Yes, I am into big men so Drogo easily captured my pair of fancy. He may looked like a beast on the outside but was tamed by a delicate yet determined woman. And for that instance, his wife Daenerys.

Jon Snow, known as “Lord Stark’s Bastard” or “The Bastard of Winterfell”, Born as Aegon Targaryen, Lord Snow, King Crow, The Prince That Was Promised, The White Wolf.

I find this character charming yet mysterious. There was more to him that’s yet to be unleashed. He had his, assumed-to-be-father, Ned Stark’s integrity and ability to lead or rule but were all hidden in his cold and reserved demeanor.

Another Stark that charmed me was Brandon Stark, “The Crippled”, Lord Eddard Stark’s son. This little boy was of some importance in this series. Well, yeah, he witnessed the Lannister twins, one of which is the Queen, in the heat of their incestiousness, which caused him to be thrown off the tower and left him crippled. Yes, this boy was very important!

I have a so-so feeling for the Catelyn Tully, Lady Stark or Lord Stark’s wife. I didn’t like her distaste on Jon Snow but she wasn’t really to blame. Seeing your husband bringing home a kid whom you believed to be from another woman after years of being away, in the battlefield, yes you will be cold and spiteful.

Tyrion Lannister, also known as The Imp, The Halfman, The Little Lion, The Demon Monkey, The Dwarf of Casterly Rock, The Youngest Lannister

I just cannot hate this character, instead, I admire his wit and intellect. He sure had a huge brain for a small man. He has integrity in him too, which he often disguised with his carefree and laid back behavior. I easily sensed as of Season 1, Episode 1 that he was one of the good guys in this series, different from his cruel and ruthless older brother and sister.

Cersei Lannister – Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Cersei the Lioness, The Mother of Madness.

A mad queen who had an incestuous affair with her twin brother.  She was a total bitch of a queen, treacherous and often make use of her power but I symphatized her for having a long unhappy life as a wife to a King who was still attached to the ghost of his previous betrothed.

Daenerys Targaryen – also known as Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant), Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Daenerys Stormborn, Dany, The Unburnt, The Breaker of Chains, The Mother of Dragons, Mhysa, The Queen Across the Sea, The Silver Queen, The Dragon Queen, The Princess That Was Promised, The Dragon’s Daughter.

I love this character big time! She has exotic yet delicate beauty that concealed strength and determination. She is just so perfect for this role, small woman but very powerful, the Mother of Dragons, indeed!

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