Cunning, wit, strength, appeal, and a lot more, are some of the few traits that make GoT fans love the characters in the series. Not only that each actor plays the role so well that fans’ anger from Joffrey, to Cersei, and to Ramsay bore such depth in the hearts of the fans and there seemed to be a virtual loud cheer emanating from them when Joffrey died and when Ramsay Bolton was ravaged to death by his own hounds. Indeed, they lived up to their roles and they brought such strong emotions to the crowd of viewers. Kudos to their extraordinary acting skills!
All of them played their roles really well that fans couldn’t wait for each next episode to be aired. However, let’s look at the five most powerful characters in this out-performing series.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Even non-diehard GoT fans heard the words Khaleesi and dracarys, and these seem to emanate such power and influence especially to real fans. Her transformation from that innocent-looking teenage girl to a ruler of many people and soldiers, the Unsullied and the Dothraki, Emilia has lived up her best Khaleesi. She has lots of titles; breaker of chains, Queen of the Andals, Mother of Dragons, The Unburnt, and more. She is Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen. Well, enough said.
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). What a great transformation life in war has given the youngest daughter of the Lord of Winterfell. Her seek for vengeance has made her soul strong and her rage and blindness (emotional and literal) even made her stand amidst death threatening to follow her around. Yet she made her vengeance more dramatic, a classic performance. The wolf blood in her has gotten her to many adventures defying death and captivity. She is someone not to be tamed like Nymeria, her direworlf. The girl is no longer ‘no one’.
Tyrion Lannister (Peter Drinklage). Peter deserves a standing ovation for his performance on this series. His character proves that size and appearance cannot be underestimated, including offscreen. He has the brain. Well, he drinks and he knows things, that’s what he does. Peter is the Emmy-winning star of the show for a reason.
Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). If Aegon Targaryen was the Mad King, well, Cersei Lannister is the Mad Queen. She is a monster in all aspects. Her obsession to keep her children safe resulted to all of their deaths. Her ways are vile starting from committing incest with her brother, threatening her subjects, and to the bombing of holiest place of King’s Landing which resulted to Tommen’s death, her last son alive. Lena has always been at her best as Cersei Lannister. Another award-winning performance for her.
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). Nobody wanted to see Eddard’s bastard dead. It was an outrage at the season finale of season five when Jon Snow bathed his own blood after being stabbed to the heart by the members of the Night’s watch. Yet he was brought back to life from the dead in season 6. A true protagonist he is, then. With the new knowledge that he shares the same blood as Daenerys, in fact, Daenery’s nephew, the fans are more excited to see what’s in store for the King in the North.
If we are to add one more character to the list, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) would be next. She has undergone much turmoil in life, married at least twice, ravaged and disrespected, yet she still stands, head high, and stronger than ever. Catelyn Stark must be proud of her had she been alive. She is one of the most satisfying characters, players in this series.