THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – With 60 episodes under its belt and counting, HBO’s Game of Thrones has produced an enormous amount of characters — some more successful than others, sure, but almost all of them distinct and memorable in their own right.
Indeed, the ensemble is so vast that you could anoint virtually any character as your personal favorite, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Is it nothing but Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in your forecast? No argument here. Do you forsake the old gods and the new, bowing before Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) instead? Easy to see why! There’s no right or wrong way to prioritize affinity toward the heroes and villains of the HBO fantasy series — which is a helpful thing to keep in mind while considering how we have prioritized these characters.
With that out of the way, here’s how The Hollywood Reporter ranks the top 30 characters featured on Game of Thrones, through six seasons of the series:
3. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)
She’s as synonymous with Game of Thrones as virtually any other character. Indeed, she’s a transcendent figure, even for those who don’t watch the show. Think about how often the words “Khaleesi” and “Mother of Dragons” are applied these days. The case should be closed there, as Emilia Clarke’s iconic work as Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea and Mother of Dragons (among other mouthy titles) more than speaks for itself.