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Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words 

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Updated August 6, 2019 2.1k views 50 items

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HBO's Game of Thrones was one of the biggest shows on television, but it wouldn't be much of anything were it not for the incredible characters fighting against or alongside one another to sit upon the Iron Throne. Looking back over the eight seasons and 70+ episodes, it's difficult to recall what some of the first words spoken by GoT characters actually were.

A character's opening line can help to establish who they are in just a short period of time, and while many of the first words spoken by the core cast aren't all that telling, some of them might surprise you. This list comprises the core characters from the show with their opening lines. When their first uttering was a simple greeting or name, it has been combined with the following sentence, but otherwise, these are the first lines spoken by the main characters on Game of Thrones.

Alliser Thorne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, Episode 3 "Lord Snow"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Owen Teale

"If that were a real sword, you'd be dead. Lord Snow here grew up in a castle spitting down on the likes of you. Pyp, do you think Ned Stark's b*stard bleeds like the rest of us?"

Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Maisie Williams

"Move!" (As she pushes Bran out of the way)

Beric Dondarrion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Beric Dondarrion Season 1, Episode 6 "A Golden Crown"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Richard Dormer

"As you command." (Replying to Ned Stark's orders)

Bran Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Isaac Hempstead-Wright

"Jon said he was a deserter. He was in the Night's Watch and he ran away." (Speaking to his father, Ned)

Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 2, Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Gwendoline Christie

"Your Grace, I ask the honor of a place in your Kingsguard." (Speaking to Renly)

Bronn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, Episode 4 "Cripples, Bastards

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Jerome Flynn

Occupation: Mercenary

"You can have my room." (Speaking to Tyrion)

Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Michelle Fairley

"Do you have to?" (Speaking to Ned)

Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Lena Headey

"And you never worry about anything. When we were seven, you jumped off the cliffs as Casterly Rock. One hundred foot drop into the water. And you were never afraid." (Speaking to Jaime)

Daario Naharis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Daario Naharis Season 3, Episode 8 "Second Sons"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Michiel Huisman

"I hope the old man is better with a sword than he is with a lie. You have 8,000 Unsullied." (Speaking to Daenerys)

Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Emilia Clarke

"We've been his guests for a year. And he's never asked for anything." (Speaking to Viserys about Illyrio)

Davos Seaworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 2, Episode 1 "The North Remembers"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Liam Cunningham

"Not now." (Speaking in response to Melisandre, but to Stannis)

Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Sean Bean

"And which one of you was a marksman at 10? Keep practicing, Bran. Go on."

Ellaria Sand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 4, Episode 1 "Two Swords"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Indira Varma

"Beautiful. But pale." (Replying to Oberyn)

Gendry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Gendry Season 1, Episode 4 "Cripples, B*stards

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Joe Dempsie

"It's not for sale." (Replying to Ned Stark's interest in his helmet)

Gilly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Gilly Season 2, Episode 1 "The North Remembers"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Hannah Murray

"This is our place. Our husband keeps us safe. Better to live free than die a slave." (Speaking to Lord Mormont while Craster holds her tightly)

High Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
High Sparrow Season 5, Episode 3 "High Sparrow"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Jonathan Price

"High Sparrow? Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Like Lord Duckling, or King Turtle. (Laughs). So, it's meant to. We're often stuck with the names our enemies give to us. (Prepares soup for the next person in line) The notion that we are all equal in the eyes of Seven doesn't sit well with some, so they belittle me." (Speaking to Cersei)

Jaqen H'ghar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Jaqen H'ghar Season 2, Episode 2 "The Night Lands"

"Boy. Lovely boy. A man has a thirst. The man does not drink for a day and a night. A boy could make a friend." (Speaking to Arya whom he mistook to be a boy)

Grey Worm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Grey Worm Season 3, Episode 5 "Kissed by Fire"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Jacob Anderson

"This one has the honor." (Speaking to Daenerys)

Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

"As your brother, I feel it’s my duty to warn you: You worry too much. It’s starting to show." (Speaking to Cersei)

Gregor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Gregor Clegane Season 4, Episode 7 "Mockingbird"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

"Who am I fighting?" (Speaking to Cersei)

Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 2 "The Kingsroad"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Jack Gleeson

"Better-looking b*tches than you're used to, Uncle. My mother's been looking for you. We ride for King's Landing today." (Speaking to Tyrion)

Jeor Mormont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, Episode 3 "Lord Snow"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: James Cosmo

"I don't need him to be charming. I need him to turn this bunch of thieves and runaways into men of the Night's Watch." (Speaking to Tyrion)

Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Kit Harington

"Go on. Father's watching. And your mother." (speaking to Bran)

Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Iain Glen

"A small gift for the new Khaleesi. Songs and histories from the Seven Kingdoms." (Presenting a gift to Daenerys)

Margaery Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words
Season 2, Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"

Series: Game of Thrones

Actor: Natalie Dormer

"Now, now, my love. My brother fought valiantly for you." (Speaking to Renly)