The men may think only they hold the power when it comes to the Game of Thrones, but the women of Westeros sure do like to prove them wrong. The ladies are what make the Game of Thrones TV series so good, so here’s my top 5 most badass characters and why they’re so awesome.
The Khaleesi is by far my favorite character of the show, as she goes from a very timid and scared little girl into a strong, tough woman who’s prepared to do what it takes to get on that iron throne. Despite the fact she’s lost so much, her husband, her unborn child and her people, she remains resilient in the face of everything. She’s almost fearless, but can you blame her? She does have three dragons for protection, and I’d never be afraid if they were my pets. Plus of course, she’s the only woman going after the throne, so that makes her pretty special.
Best Quote: “Yes. All men must die, but we are not men.”
She may be a bit harsh on poor Jon Snow sometimes, but Catelyn means well at heart. Lady Stark might just be the best mother you could ever ask for – she’s strong, determined, loyal and loving. She’s been without her children for so long and isn’t even sure if they’re alive or not, but still she carries on because she has to, for the sake of the family (or what’s left of it). Even after her husband brought back another woman’s baby, she remained loyal to him and loyal to the house, which isn’t an easy task for any woman. Her decisions aren’t always the best ones, but she makes them for the right reasons.
Best Quote: “You will strike me down? Have you forgotten me, ser? I am the widow of you liege lord, Eddard Stark! I am the mother of your king!”
From the very beginning, Arya has proven herself a very able young lady. Although, she’s never been interested in being a lady and having to do things like stitching and sewing, and she’s much more at home with a bow and arrow or a sword. It’s unsurprising she ends up successfully disguising herself as a boy for a while. Arya doesn’t let her gender, age or stature hold her back, as her and Needle (her sword) are on a mission to get back to her family.
Best quote: “I don’t want to be a lady.”
Those big innocent eyes may make it seem like Margaery is just a sweet, pretty face but this lady has only ever been after one thing – to be THE queen. Her beauty and intellect have tricked Joffery into falling for her so she can become the next queen of the seven kingdoms. Margaery has had to put up with a lot to get what she wants, as for a long time she had a husband who wasn’t interested in her at all, and instead was sleeping with her own brother! But Margaery was okay with that, because she had bigger goals in sight.
Best Quote: “I don’t want to be a queen. I want to be the queen.”
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne is often mocked by other men because of her masculine and therefore unattractive appearance, but she doesn’t let this faze her one bit. Female knights will never be popular among the men of Westeros, but Brienne proves she’s just as capable as any man. The fact she even beats Jaime Lannister in battle shows just how skilled a swordswoman she really is. Brienne is incredibly loyal, just like any knight should be, and will stop at nothing to fulfill Lady Stark’s orders. If I wanted a bodyguard in Game of Thrones, it would definitely be Brienne.
Best Quote: “All my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.”