Since its premier in 2011 the HBO series, Game of Thrones has been a huge hit with all different sorts of audiences. For those who don’t know, the show chronicles the most powerful families in a medieval fantasy world on their quest to gain the Iron Throne. The first episode of the show’s last season premiers on April 14th of this year and fans are feeling many mixed emotions. As a big fan of the show myself, I am excited to see what the last season has in store for us! There is no lack of powerful characters portrayed in the fantasy, but what excites me the most about the character choices is the show’s abundance of badass women. In order to get excited for the series premier I have compiled this list counting down my top four picks for most badass females in Game of Thrones.
- Sansa Stark
At the beginning of your Game of Thrones journey you might be tricked into hating Sansa, like the rest of us, but I am here to tell you things are not always as they may first appear. When we first meet the eldest daughter of Ned Stark in season one, she is a vapid brat, hell bent on being queen and not really caring what that means for the people she loves. We now know that Sansa is a survivor. When she is sent off to be married to the evil King Joffrey, she endures relentless torture at his hands, he even beheads her own father right in front of her. Once her father is killed her engagement is called off and she is forced to live with her enemies until she eventually escapes. Only to end up married to another terrible man who also tortures and rapes her. Instead of giving up Sansa escapes once again and embarks on her quest to restore her family name and get revenge for the wrong that was done to her. Sansa is the most resilient fictional character I have ever had the pleasure of watching.
- Brienne of Tarth
A fierce and loyal warrior, Brienne is arguably the best skilled fighter in the whole of Westeros. Often underestimated by her enemies because of her sex, Brienne is undefeated in combat. Along with being a total badass, she is also the most loyal character to be portrayed in the show. The story is riddled with traitors, liars, and oath breakers but Brienne is truly ready to die for any of the people she pledges her loyalty to. Yes, Brienne is fierce and strong but what makes her such a stand out character is the fact that she is sometimes insecure. From the moment we meet her in the show we know of her strength and we also know about her discomfort with her physical appearance. This makes her a character that it is easy to see some of yourself in.
- Cersei Lannister
While Cersei might be a bit of an unpopular pick because she is so unlikeable there is no denying that she is a fierce woman. Cersei is conniving and sometimes borderline evil, but she is a smart woman who is fully willing to die for her family, more specifically her children. The queen has done and will do anything for her children’s happiness, she is the perfect example of a mother’s fierce love.
- Daenerys Tar garyen
Let’s start with her title, “Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, first of her name, rightful Queen of the Andals, Rhoynar and the First men. Lady regent of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, protector of the realm and lady paramount of the Crownlands. The unburnt, the unbroken, the blood of old Valeria, the Kalessi of the Great Grass Sea, blood of my blood, The Princess of Dragonstone, Queen of Meeren and the Bay of Dragons, breaker of chains, mother of dragons, and Liberator of Slavers bay”. On second thought I think we can end with her title.