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Favorite Game of Thrones Characters

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Philip Overby, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. JonSnow

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    I wasn't a fan of the Cat Stark character in either the book or the show, though I think Michelle Fairly did a fantastic job portraying her. HOWEVER, I thought the Robb Stark plotline through Cat's eyes in Storm of Swords unfolded beautifully, in that everything turned from great to dire, literally overnight... they way he could "win every battle but lose the war in bed" was one of the most intriguing storylines of the series... and of course, every SoIaF fan knows how that storyline ended...
     
  2. Jess A

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    I'd go with Arya. Tyrion is another favourite.
     
  3. Elder the Dwarf

    Elder the Dwarf Maester

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    Jon, Tyrion, Robb, Bronn, Ned, Jaime, Davos, Bran, Doran, Daenerys, and Dolorous Ed. Went for a nice D streak there. Also, huge Tommen fan (in the later books).
     
  4. Jian

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    1. Tyrion
    2. Jon Snow
    3. Arya
     
  5. Varamyrr

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    While I adore the Jon Snow storyline, I have to say that S2, as far as Jon goes, was a letdown. But I'm pretty sure it will get bumped in S3-4. Too bad the guy knows nothing...

    On the show I love Stannis' character, especially his dialogue with Davos about keeping Storm's End. Besides that, Watching Tyion is pure entertainment. And I also feel that due to Peter's performance, his collegues have to step up aswell(Bronn, Varys,Sandor). And while i absolutely detest Joffrey, I also admit that Jack Gleeson is performing superb.
     
  6. JHooligan

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    Man this is a hard one...

    I have so many favorite aspects of characters, that they don't share with anyone else. I have to say Sandor Clegane "The Hound" has found a special place in my heart.
     
  7. Wolfram

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    its an easy and popular choice, Tyrion.
     
  8. Fargoer

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    Tyrion and Robb Stark are my favorites, Catelyn Stark not far behind though.
     
  9. bjza

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    Through the first three books, Daenerys and Jon Snow were my favorite. She and Jon Snow grow, learn, and take charge of their situations more consistently than other characters. I really enjoy Tyrion and can't wait to see what becomes of Arya, but as characters, these two struggle with more contradictions and personal conflicts that aren't simply about survival.

    On the TV show, though still far from my favorite character, Lena Headey's portrayal of Cersei made that character more alive than I remember her being in the first book. One arched eyebrow from her and a simple scene gains so much depth.
     
  10. Mindfire

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    I haven't watched the show. Heck, the only part of the books I've read is the prologue to book one and a bit of the first chapter. Having said that...

    I'm rooting for the Others/White Walkers. I figure since it's not worth it to get attached to the characters only to have them die horribly, to heck with all of Westeros. And Essos too. Bring on the zombie apocalypse. The Others are kinda cool. And judging by Martin's style, they're probably going to win anyway. :p
     
  11. Agran Velion

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    Tyrion (I mean come on, he's amazing)

    Tywin (Yes, he may be a bad father, but he's a brilliant commander, especially in the show).

    Stannis (Strict, but a good commander. In the show, how is it possible to not love a king that leads his soldiers from the front).
     
  12. Oh, I forgot someone.

    HOT PIE
     
  13. hyluvian

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    I need to throw my Tyrion, Jon Snow, and Arya on top of everybody else's pile. In both the books and the show I'm always waiting for their stories to come out! Jon and Arya are the only two of the Stark (well, half-Stark for Jon) bloodline that are worthwhile. Couldn't care about Sansa, I actually detest Cat Stark (it's not Jon's fault Ned hooked up with some other girl... maybe ;) ) and Rob, well Rob is in the like column, but I just didn't care ENOUGH about him to really be sitting there waiting for his chapters or for him to pop up in the show. Ned was worthwhile, but... he was portrayed by Sean Bean and so therefore was fated to die even before the first book had been finished!
    The Lannisters (minus Tyrion, of course!) I wasn't a fan of, and was quite pleased with what happened to each. Although in book 5 Jaime started to grow on me a bit, maybe I can forget the sister-loving incidents.
    Dany needs to stop yelling 'Where are my dragons.' I was actually highly annoyed with the way season 2 handled Qarth - it was all wrong, but oh well sometimes you can't fit everything into the season.

    I do agree with earlier posts about how the show is missing out on some of the clue drops that happened via thoughts, visions, flashbacks, etc. from some characters (deceased and not) that are likely to set up big reveals in the 6th and 7th books. I wonder how they're going to get around that?
     
  14. Mindfire

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    I have a question for all you ASOIAF readers. This quote:

    "No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves..."
    ____-George RR Martin

    ...is that really true?
     
  15. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    What do you think?
     
  16. Mindfire

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    His reputation makes it believable.
     
  17. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I'm guessing not.
     
  18. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    LOL! People really have the harshest opinions about GRRM. I think it has something to do with him knocking off so many loved characters. They view him as a killer. A villain that has not suffered the heavy hand of justice.
     
  19. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Yeah, it's a bit overblown in my view. Yes, characters die, but I've seen worse and GRRM isn't half as bad in that regard as people make him out. Nor do I believe the books are entirely bleak and hopeless as people suggest.
     
  20. Mindfire

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    Those who hold this view are actually in the minority I think. Most people praise him without reservation. As for how the books are somehow not bleak and hopeless, I'd love to hear you explain that. Personally, what turned me off from the series was reading the prologue to Game of Thrones. I thought the Others/White Walkers were really cool. I was wondering how the humans would manage to defeat them and was going to get the book to find out more. Then I found out that they never appear again, the books are mostly about politics, and everybody dies. -_- I feel lied to.
     
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