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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.

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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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Kit Harington
2
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Maisie Williams
3
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Peter Dinklage
4
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jerome Flynn
5
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Rory McCann
6
Oberyn Martell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Pedro Pascal
7
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jason Momoa
8
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Gwendoline Christie
9
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Emilia Clarke
10
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Sean Bean
11
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
12
Tormund Giantsbane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Kristofer Hivju
13
Ygritte is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Rose Leslie
14
Barristan Selmy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Ian McElhinney
15
Grey Worm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Jacob Anderson
16
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Charles Dance
17
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Iain Glen
18
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Richard Madden
19
Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
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Daario Naharis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Michiel Huisman
21
Davos Seaworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Liam Cunningham
22
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Conleth Hill
23
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Lena Headey
24
Margaery Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Natalie Dormer
25
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Game of Thrones Characters
Aidan Gillen