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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After 'Extremely Wicked' And 'The Stranger Beside Me,' We Now Understand The Criminal Mind Of Ted Bundy

1 hour and 50 minutes, plus 550 pages later.


Netflix recently released a movie in May called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" (2019), based on the life of Ted Bundy from his girlfriend's viewpoint.

In 1980, an author and former Seattle police officer, Ann Rule, published a book about her experience and personal, close friendship with Ted Bundy, called "The Stranger Beside Me."

These two sources together create an explosion of important information we either skim over or ignore about Ted Bundy. Watching this movie and reading this book can really open your eyes to who Ted Bundy really was. Yeah, there are the confession tapes on Netflix, too, but these other things can really tie it all into one big masterpiece of destruction.

I swear, it will blow your mind in different ways you never thought possible.

In the movie, "Extremely Wicked", Zac Efron stars as the infamous Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer. He portrayed the murderer who kidnapped, killed, and raped 30 women or more. Personally, he made a great Ted Bundy, mannerisms and all. Lily Collins stars as Ted's girlfriend who was easily manipulated by Ted and believed that he was innocent for years.

The movie is told in the order that Liz, Ted's girlfriend, remembers.

In the book, "The Stranger Beside Me", Ann Rule writes about Ted Bundy, who used to be her old friend. They met while working at a crisis center in the state of Washington and were close ever since. Like Liz, Ann believed he was innocent and that he was incapable of these horrific crimes.

Ted Bundy had made both Liz and Ann fools. He easily manipulated and lied to both women about many things for years, his murders being "one" of them.

Okay, so we all know that Ted Bundy was absolutely guilty as hell and totally murdered those women. 30 women or more. He literally confessed to that, but researchers and authorities believe that number to be way higher.

But... you must know that the movie and the book tell two different stories that lead to the same ending. That's why it's so intriguing.

At one point, I couldn't stop watching the movie. Then, I bought Ann Rule's book and was completely attached to it. I couldn't put it down.

For me, Ted Bundy is interesting to me. Unlike most young girls today, I don't have a thing for him nor do I think he's cute or hot. I know that he used his charm and looks to lure women into his murderous trap. That's why it's so hard to understand why this movie and book created a new generation of women "falling in love" with Ted Bundy.

GROSS: He sodomized women with objects. He bludgeoned women with objects or his own hands. He was a necrophile. Look those up if you have not a clue of what they mean. That could change your mind about your own feelings for Ted Bundy.

After "Extremely Wicked" and "The Stranger Beside Me", I now understand the criminal mind of Ted Bundy. He was insane, but he was also smart, put together, educated, charming, and lots more. That's why I'm so interested in why his brain was the way it was.

The criminal mind is an interesting topic for me anyway, but for Ted Bundy, it was amazing to learn about.

I highly recommend both the movie and the book I quickly read in two weeks! If you want answers, they are there.

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