7 Most Under-Appreciated 'Game Of Thrones' Characters

7 Most Under-Appreciated 'Game Of Thrones' Characters

We all love a Dragon Queen and moody Bastard, but there are some top characters that go sorely unloved.

7. Jojen Reed

6. Ghost

Our favorite direwolf doesn't get nearly enough credit... or screentime.

5. Gilly

First of all, she survived her crazy Father-Husband. She sticks up for Sam against his family. And let's be real... we actually wouldn't know Jon Snow's identity if it wasn't for Gilly. Don't believe me? Rewatch the library scenes with Sam.

4. Meera Reed

Much like her brother, Meera's loyalty and dedication to Bran are incredible. She may not have known exactly what they were getting into, but she took everything in stride.

After "Hold The Door", Meera drags her emo boyfriend quite a long way. Even with Benjen's help, she takes on a lot to get Bran home. And as much as I understand Bran's new robotic attitude... she gets nothing but a half-hearted thank you and dismissal. Not to be hyperbolic, but if we don't see Meera again I'm going to sue HBO.

3. Margaery Tyrell

She is actually a fairly popular character, but I still don't think she receives the love she truly deserves. To the very end, Margaery was always the smartest person in the room. She was a True Match for Cersei, yet still retained her kindness and compassion. Yes, she was a master manipulator, but she was also a genuinely good person.

2. Podrick Payne

The softest and sweetest lad in all of Westeros... who is STILL ALIVE. Not to mention his apparent ~skills~ in the bedroom. He's smart, kind, loyal... Pod must be protected at all costs.

1. Sansa Stark

She wins the gold medal for most under-appreciated character in the entirety of this show. Rivaled only by Theon Greyjoy and Jaime Lannister, Sansa has undergone the most extreme character development. And she definitely wins that title for female characters.

But why is she so amazing? She's survived the two most hated and horrible characters in the show – Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Snow. She killed the latter, and had an accidental hand in killing the former.

Her emotional manipulation of Little Finger, who was a king of manipulation himself, not only resulted in his downfall, but also won the Battle of the Bastards and regained Winterfell. Yes, without Jon Snow she wouldn't have been able to swoop in at the end with the Vale and win the battle.

But Jon would've been toast if she hadn't showed up. She was the USA in WWII. She's learned from the best players in The Game. Sansa's political skills all derive from Cersei, Margaery, Little Finger, and Tyrion. She's learned from the very best and most deceptive, yet she's still a Stark through and through.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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