Total Nerd The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters  

Robert DeSalvo
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List Rules Good or evil characters count. Just vote on the merits of their badassery.

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Life is brutal in Westeros and Essos for the many characters of Game of Thrones. You have to be a cutthroat survivor just to live through a wedding in the Seven Kingdoms! But being strong on this dangerous continent doesn't always involve muscle and brute force. Sometimes the biggest badasses come in the smallest packages. Of all the Game of Thrones characters that grace your television screen each Sunday night, which is the biggest, most awesome, kickass badass?

Is it the Mother of Dragons? Her Khal? Would you rather have Brienne of Tarth or the Hound fighting in your corner? What about the badass wit of Little Finger and Varys? The tiny might and badass wordplay that comes from Tyrion Lannister? On a list of Game of Thrones characters, almost all meet the criteria of badass in some way - but who is the most all-around, big-time, super-duper badass character George R.R. Martin has thrust upon the world?

Vote up the characters you think are the most badass in the Game of Thrones TV series and be sure to rerank this list so that Jon Snow knows once and for all what you think of him. Then, have your voice heard as far as GoT's badass ladies, the most epic insults these amazing characters have ever uttered.

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954 243
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Maisie Williams

2
1,000 219
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Kit Harington

3
907 192
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Peter Dinklage

4
691 199
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jerome Flynn

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652 201
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Rory McCann

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675 184
Oberyn Martell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Pedro Pascal

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633 203
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Gwendoline Christie

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609 239
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jason Momoa

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678 273
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Emilia Clarke

10
578 210
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Sean Bean

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502 211
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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426 199
Ygritte is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Rose Leslie

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416 174
Tormund Giantsbane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Kristofer Hivju

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366 191
Barristan Selmy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Ian McElhinney

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370 191
Grey Worm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jacob Anderson

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331 285
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Charles Dance

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376 201
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Iain Glen

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549 176
Jaqen H'ghar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jaqen H'ghar

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350 238
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Richard Madden

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302 153
Davos Seaworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Liam Cunningham

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269 223
Daario Naharis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Michiel Huisman

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304 235
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Conleth Hill

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282 239
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Aidan Gillen

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153 67
Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters

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282 204
Margaery Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Natalie Dormer

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257 288
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Lena Headey

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227 177
Jeor Mormont is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
James Cosmo

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125 72
Osha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Natalia Tena

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227 264
Stannis Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Stephen Dillane

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214 229
The Mountain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
The Mountain

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0 0
Jaqen H'ghar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters

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Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Daniel Portman

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240 179
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Kristian Nairn

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167 154
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
LanaYoshii added Sophie Turner

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112 81
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
John Bradley-West

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80 81
Maester Aemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Peter Vaughan

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178 190
Gendry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Joe Dempsie

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128 141
Bran Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
LanaYoshii added Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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43 18
Asha Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Gemma Whelan

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98 147
Melisandre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Carice van Houten

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114 289
Robert Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Mark Addy

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49 25
Beric Dondarrion is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
tyrionlannister added

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40 26
Arthur Dayne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
tyrionlannister added Arthur Dayne

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111 142
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Michelle Fairley

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0 0
Missandei is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters

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57 98
Loras Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Finn Jones

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62 104
Gilly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters

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64 137
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
ukelele paleman added Michael McElhatton

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61 168
Eddison Tollett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Eddison Tollett

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11 6
Meera Reed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
MeeraReed added Ellie Kendrick