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Every 'Game of Thrones' Character's First Words

Updated August 6, 2019 2.4k views50 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.

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  • Alliser Thorne

    Alliser Thorne

    Season 1, Episode 3 "Lord Snow"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorOwen 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

    Arya Stark

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorMaisie Williams

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

  • Beric Dondarrion

    Beric Dondarrion

    Season 1, Episode 6 "A Golden Crown"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorRichard Dormer

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

  • Bran Stark

    Bran Stark

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorIsaac 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

    Brienne of Tarth

    Season 2, Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorGwendoline Christie

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

  • Bronn

    Bronn

    Season 1, Episode 4 "Cripples

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJerome Flynn

    OccupationMercenary

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

  • Catelyn Stark

    Catelyn Stark

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorMichelle Fairley

    "Do you have to?" (Speaking to Ned)

  • Cersei Lannister

    Cersei Lannister

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorLena 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

    Daario Naharis

    Season 3, Episode 8 "Second Sons"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorMichiel 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

    Daenerys Targaryen

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorEmilia Clarke

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

  • Davos Seaworth

    Davos Seaworth

    Season 2, Episode 1 "The North Remembers"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorLiam Cunningham

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

  • Eddard Stark

    Eddard Stark

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorSean Bean

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

  • Ellaria Sand

    Ellaria Sand

    Season 4, Episode 1 "Two Swords"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorIndira Varma

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

  • Gendry

    Gendry

    Season 1, Episode 4 "Cripples

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJoe Dempsie

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

  • Gilly

    Gilly

    Season 2, Episode 1 "The North Remembers"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorHannah 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

    High Sparrow

    Season 5, Episode 3 "High Sparrow"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJonathan 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

    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

    Grey Worm

    Season 3, Episode 5 "Kissed by Fire"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJacob Anderson

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

  • Jamie Lannister

    Jamie Lannister

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorNikolaj 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

    Gregor Clegane

    Season 4, Episode 7 "Mockingbird"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorHafþór Júlíus Björnsson

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

  • Joffrey Baratheon

    Joffrey Baratheon

    Season 1, episode 2 "The Kingsroad"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJack 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

    Jeor Mormont

    Season 1, Episode 3 "Lord Snow"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorJames 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

    Jon Snow

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorKit Harington

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

  • Jorah Mormont

    Jorah Mormont

    Season 1, episode 1 "Winter Is Coming"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorIain Glen

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

  • Margaery Tyrell

    Margaery Tyrell

    Season 2, Episode 3 "What Is Dead May Never Die"

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    ActorNatalie Dormer

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