The cast of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" is one of the largest on television and has its fair share of both heroes and villains. Though I love me some Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, and Arya Stark, there seems to be more characters in the show that I hate than I actually like.
Maybe this is because my favorite characters are somehow always in a conflict, or maybe it's that this show's producers like to see me in pain. Here are the 24 "Game of Thrones" characters I hate the most, from "somewhat taking a disliking to" all the way to "making my blood boil whenever they are on screen" (you already know there's going to be spoilers if you're not caught up):
24. Bran Stark
Hodor. That’s why.
23. Cersei Lannister
I felt bad for her when she had to repent for her sins (“SHAME!”), but it still doesn’t change the fact that Cersei has done some pretty terrible things in the show.
22. Lady Melisandre, 21. Stannis Baratheon, and 20. Selyse Baratheon
These three characters are together on this list because together they agreed to sacrifice Princess Shireen Baratheon to the Lord of Light and that is something I will never forgive. Shireen was one of the kindest, smartest characters on the show and what does she get? Her own parents burning her alive. What makes everything worse was that one heartfelt scene (arguably the only heartfelt scene in the entire monster of a show) when Stannis told Shireen that he didn’t care what anyone thought about him when Shireen first got Greyscale. It was so sweet. Yet, like five seconds later, he was like, "LOL, JK!" and traded his own daughter in order to get the crown. And look how that turned out.
19. Lysa Arryn
Don’t you dare lay a finger on Sansa. Also, who falls in love with Littlefinger?
18. Gregor Clegane (The Mountain)
As a child, he held his brother’s face in a fire for playing with his toy without asking, and as an adult, he killed Oberyn Martell, one of the most beloved characters on the show. Oberyn did whatever he wanted in the show and now the Mountain is some sort of Frankenstein monster.
Something about his beard looks sinister.
16. Hizdahr zo Loraq
He tried multiple times to convince Daenerys to reinstate slavery. Thanks, but no thanks.
15. Pyat Pree
Look at this sassy modeling shot I found.
Anyone who messes with Sam and a dog is a jerk.
13. Alliser Thorne
Can you imagine killing someone and having them come back to life? Like, honestly, sucks to be you.
12. Karl Tanner
The worst of the turned Night’s Watch men who was in charge of the hellhole that was Craster’s Keep.
He’s a cannibal. Enough said.
10. Kraznys mo Nakloz
(Side note: try pronouncing that name. I can't, and I doubt you can. Then imagine what it's like to be Emilia Clarke, who speaks in a made-up language for 80 percent of her lines.) Daenerys killing his guy with her dragons and claiming the Unsullied army was hands down one of the greatest scenes in the series.
9. High Sparrow
I don’t understand how he hasn’t been killed yet. Everyone on this show is so easy to kill, but nothing has been done yet to kill this guy. Not yet, anyway.
8. Meryn Trant
I’m mad Ayra went blind after killing him, but he deserved it.
7. Viserys Targaryen
Again, he deserved it, too.
If I have to see one more episode of this girl beating up Arya with a stick, I’m going to take a stick and break my TV. Like, it’s been two seasons of this.
5. Walder Frey
Walder Frey, a.k.a. Mr. Filch from the "Harry Potter" movies, was the one behind the Red Wedding, all because Robb Stark didn’t marry one of his daughters. I’m still not over it.
4. Tywin Lannister
LOL, he died pooping.
You killed Ygritte and Jon Snow. You are a murderer of love!
2. Ramsay Bolton
The first time we meet Ramsay, he is torturing Theon (who kind of deserved some of it) but then he weasels his way to inheriting his father's name and somehow marries Sansa. Did I mention he's pure evil? For example, remember that time he stabbed his father in the heart and then fed his step-mother and his newborn baby (who was Ramsay's brother) to the dogs? When his equally-evil girlfriend Myranda died, it was so satisfying, and I'm hoping Ramsay's eventual death will be just as rewarding. (This show makes me sound like a psychopath.)
And finally, we have the one and only...
1. Joffrey Baratheon
Where do I even start? In the very beginning of the show, he killed Sansa's wolf and the butcher's boy for no reason. He beheaded Ned Stark and made Sansa look at his head on a spike. He ordered the killing of any man or child who might have been an illegitimate son of Robert Baratheon (which is ironic, considering Joffrey wasn't his real son). He shot that one "very classy lady" with a crossbow multiple times for fun. He didn't even stick around during the Battle of the Blackwater. And of course, he was making fun of everyone up until the very last minute of his life. To be honest, I have never been so happy with anything in any television show as I was the moment Joffrey ate the poisoned pie. In reality, he was such a good villain, but I can’t even think about Joffrey without getting angry.
Well, I guess they all can't be Ser Davos, can they?