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Game of Thrones, as you might guess from the title of the show, is full of royal figures, kings and queens, and it seems that every few episodes someone new is sitting the Iron Throne, or at least claiming it as their own. Whether in Westeros, Essos, or even beyond the Wall, which GoT royals have ruled the best?

This list features all characters from the HBO series who have served as king or queen. Also included is each royal's full title, from "the Mother of Dragons" to the many "Protectors of the Realm." Some of the ladies on this list are among the best fictional queens of all time, while some other Game of Thrones characters listed here are fictional rulers you'd like to behead, Ned Stark style, if given the chance.

Cast your votes below for the best rulers of the realm, the kings and queens from Game of Thrones who have been the best.

Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kings and Queens on Game of Thrones
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Daenerys Targaryen


  • Queen of the Andals and the First Men
  • Protector of the Seven Kingdoms
  • Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea
  • Breaker of Chains
  • Mother of Dragons
  • Lady of Dragonstone
  • Queen of Meereen

Actor: Emilia Clarke

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#20 on The Best Female Characters in Literature

#42 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

#62 on Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kings and Queens on Game of Thrones
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Amr Hesham Medhat added Jon Snow


  • Rightful Heir to the Iron Throne
  • Warden of the North 
  • King in the North
  • 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch

Actor: Kit Harington

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#56 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#2 on The Best Game of Thrones Characters

#7 on The Best Fictional Characters You'd Leave Your Man For

#3 on The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

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Margaery Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kings and Queens on Game of Thrones
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Margaery Tyrell


  • Queen Consort

Died Season 6, Episode 10

Actor: Natalie Dormer

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#37 on The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Fictional Queens

#11 on The Best Game of Thrones Characters

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Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kings and Queens on Game of Thrones
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Robb Stark


  • King in the North
  • Lord of Winterfell

Died Season 3, Episode 9

Actor: Richard Madden

Also Ranked

#13 on The Best Game of Thrones Characters

#27 on The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

#18 on The Greatest TV Character Losses of All Time

#8 on The Greatest Fictional Kings

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