My two favourite Characters 1. Stannis Baratheon - I didn't like that they changed his storyline and made him sacrifice his daughter. Also, it was told or implied many many times by GRRM that Stannis is one of the greatest military commanders of Westeros. I am not sure I liked his last battle although that could be true in the books too.
2. Arya Stark - I am pretty happy with her storyline. Arguably the greatest hero of the show because she killed the NK. Also, left the north to seek what she wants. Pretty happy for her. My two least favourites 1. Cersei - I am happy that she turned yellow and wanted to live more. All her pride was washed. 2. Grand Maester Pycell - I liked when Tyrion kicked him out of his position. Two characters I was indifferent about 1. Dany - I could never like her and never understood why people like her till 2 months back. Although I did kind of developed some liking for her character once I read about health issues of Emilia. I believe they should have put a real blonde in the role. Although I have read how much Emilia had to go through with her health so I intend no disrespect for her. 2. N/A
Favorites 1. Jamie Lannister. He turned out to be more than the Kingslayer. Yeah, he did some asshole things, but he did some good things. He was interesting 2. Sandor Clegane. Another interesting character. So brutal yet so afraid of fire. Was a good guy with a lot of rough edges. 2 (tie) Lyanna Mormont. Give her a dragon and she would have solved all the issues.
least Favorites 1. Joffrey. Duh. What a little pisspot. 2. Stannis. Not to piss you off, but I can;t forgive him for burning his daughter. The one truly nice person in GOT was Shireen and he incinerated her.
Indifferent 1. Robb Stark. Dumbass. I'll piss Walder Frey off the go to his party.
2. Danerys. "She's so good. She conquered Essos". Who couldn't with three dragons?
EDIT: Putting Rickon in the indifferent category. The Chuck Cunningham of GOT
Sure there were characters like Ramsey, Joffrey, Cersei etc that I "hated" but it was more so in a I love to hate them sort of way. Sansa and Bran I just flat out hated and would get annoyed once the episodes would shift to them. I just wanted them to die. So that's a totally different level of hate.
Favourite: - Jorah Mormont: I loved this guy. Had a great world weary charisma. - Jaime Lannister: A vain, nasty character who developed into a noble hero. Plus he had fabulous hair
Least favourite: - Euron Greyjoy: Yeah, could do without some frat boy bragging about how he's going to bed queens. He tended to be involved with the most silly story elements of the show too. - Alisser Thorne: Joffrey, Cersei, Ramsay etc were horrible villains but at least they were always entertaining. This guy was the fantasy equivalent of a sadistic PE teacher
Indifferent: - Jon Snow: Had a constant look on his face like he'd just poured himself a bowl of Corn Flakes only to realise there was no milk left. Just reading the book and it surprises me how likeable book version of Jon is to this piece of wet celery. - Jaqen H'ghar: His scenes with Arya were beyond dull. "A girl blah blah blah"
1. Jaime Lannister: Always liked him but I prefer his unfinished arc in the novels, where Jaime has abandoned Cersei to her fate. Even though he might die in her arms, which I believe will happen, I think the circumstances will be different. 2. Stannis Baratheon: He deserved a better ending and he should've being the last of the "Five Kings" do die. But Stephen Dillane rocked as Stannis.
1. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes - Can't pick just one but they are representative of the worst subplot of the show. In fact part of the reason why season 5 isn't that good is due to Dorne subplot. 2. Bran Stark: The boring ass chapters in the books were translated pretty accurately for the show. He remains the least interesting character and like someone said before: it would've been better if he had been killed by Jaime Lannister in the pilot. Not the actor's fault though...
1. Euron Greyjoy: Introduced to late and completely uninteresting compared to the book counterpart 2. Doran Martell: LOL
"You think that if someone's an underdog, that means they're the good guy. "
Arya...despite me feeling season 8 kind of changed her character arc Willy nilly and gave her accomplishments she never needed...she’s consistently my favorite throughout.
The Hound...Despite him being in the background in season 1 and gone entirely from season 5, he’s got some of my favorite moments and I love his character to the core.
High Sparrow...his pretentiousness and holier than thou attitude just really ground my gears. Unlike some other villains who wear their personalities on their sleeve I didn’t really enjoy High Soarrow scenes.
Sam...I liked his character as a person...I just found most of his story rather boring. And hated once he was kind of on his own and headed to the citadel. I just found those parts lackluster.
Edmure Tully...what’s to say?
Euron Greyjoy...billed as the next Ramsay...he never came close. He wasn’t terrible in his role...but he never even approached Ramsey or Joffrey levels of perfect villainy.
2 I hate: Ellia Sand (bitch who destroyed everything connected to the man she claimed to love), Craster
2 indifferent: Benjen Stark (insignificant other than to show the Night King tried to "turn" adult males into White Walkers and failed), Ramsay (I think I was suppose to hate him but he was just a one-note character all the way through...)
Post by twothousandonemark on Feb 16, 2021 4:57:50 GMT
Fav 1 - Arya - the greatest character arc, the greatest character development, the greatest character side story, several of the best character moments, & arguably the best post-finale character fate. 2 - Jon - every one else on the show lies & schemes, Jon just tells it like it is & gets on with it. Many characters are plotting nonsense, Jon isn't.
Least 1 - Cersei - good lord stfu. An endless assembly line of bullshit & sitting on her ass smirking & drinking wine. Was I supposed to feel sorry for her walk of shame because fcuk that I was gleeful. So much of the later seasons politicking chopped up needed momentum - swinging from Night King action beyond the wall to her whining about bullshit in her chambers was grating. 2 - Joffrey - despicable, the worst troll in tv history.
Indifferent 1 - Yara Greyjoy - I liked her standing up to & later co-working with her brother Theon. Maybe her lack of power ambition seemed vanilla for me. 2 - Lord Varys - fine expositional character, alas he seemed less key to anything after abandoning King's Landing