With the recent release of “House of The Dragon”, a prequel to the popular series Game of Thrones adapted from a collection of novels by George RR Martin, fans couldn’t help but compare characters from both TV shows.

If you have forgotten one of the most notable shows in this day and time (I wouldn’t blame you after that finale), here is a refresher of its wildly popular characters. The popularity of characters in “Game of Thrones” can vary among viewers, but based on the general consensus and cultural impact of the series, here are ten characters that have gained significant popularity and why:

1. Tyrion Lannister: Tyrion, brilliantly portrayed by Peter Dinklage, is the clever and charismatic dwarf of House Lannister. Known for his sharp wit and cunning (I drink and I know things!), he navigates the treacherous political landscape of Westeros with intelligence and charm.

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2. Jon Snow: Kit Harington brings life to Jon Snow, a brooding and honorable character. As the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, he faces numerous challenges while rising from his humble beginnings to become a key player in the battle against the White Walkers. Fun fact: Kit Harrington is actually married to the wildling of his life, Rose Leslie. You can watch snippets of their wedding here.

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3. Daenerys Targaryen: Emilia Clarke (who is not blonde in real life, I know what?!) portrays Daenerys, the exiled princess determined to reclaim her family’s throne. With her dragons and unwavering ambition, she transforms from a vulnerable girl to a powerful queen, earning the title “Mother of Dragons.”

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4. Arya Stark: Maisie Williams plays Arya, the spirited and fierce youngest daughter of House Stark. Driven by a thirst for vengeance and survival, she trains as an assassin and becomes a symbol of strength and resilience.

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5. Sansa Stark: Sophie Turner portrays Sansa, the eldest Stark daughter who undergoes a harrowing journey from naivety to strategic prowess. As she endures immense trauma, she becomes a shrewd and influential player in the political game. Sophie Turner is married to Joe Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers. If this is news to you, you can see their relationship timeline here.

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6. Jaime Lannister: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau brings complexity to Jaime, a member of House Lannister. Initially despised for his incestuous relationship and arrogance, he embarks on a path of redemption and discovers his true honor.

7.Cersei Lannister: Lena Headey portrays Cersei, the conniving and ruthless queen of Westeros. She stops at nothing to secure power for herself and her family, becoming one of the most captivating and despised characters in the series.

8. Hodor: Played by Kristian Nairn, Hodor is a gentle giant with limited vocabulary but an enormous heart. His loyalty and selflessness make him a beloved and tragic figure.

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9. Brienne of Tarth: Gwendoline Christie embodies Brienne, a formidable warrior known for her unwavering loyalty and adherence to honor. She defies gender norms and earns respect as one of the bravest and most honorable characters in the series. You can watch Gwendoline in her new show, The Sandman, where she plays Lucifer.

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10.The Hound (Sandor Clegane): Rory McCann portrays the fearsome yet complex character known as the Hound. With a reputation for violence, he undergoes a transformation as he grapples with his traumatic past and seeks redemption. 

These characters have captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers worldwide due to their rich character development, exceptional performances by the actors, and their pivotal roles in the gripping narrative of power, betrayal, and survival that defines “Game of Thrones.”

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