We celebrate the 10 best men of Game of Thrones

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The start of the new season of our favourite fantasy show, Game of Thrones is fast approaching. But there are so many questions that we need answering: What will happen post the red wedding? Does Jaime Lannister ever return to his former beautiful glory? Will Arya Stark ever get to see any of her family ever again?


While we might not be able to answer any of these questions, we can celebrate some of the much-loved characters from the programme. And, rather selflessly, we've selected 10 of our most-loved men from the whole of Westeros and beyond.

Did we miss our your favourite? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @StylistMagazine

The new season of Game of Thrones airs on April 7 on Sky Atlantic

  • Khal Drogo

    Best moment: Khal and Daenerys have a difficult relationship to start but then he becomes all lovely and caring. He defends her honour and even kills her brother for her (well, he did ask for it).

    Best quote: Zhey Jalan Atthirari Anni (translation: moon of my life)

    Vital stats: A little rough around the edges, he's a man of few words, but that's OK, we're not really listening to what he's saying. The only slight snag here is that he's now dead but thems the breaks.

  • Robb Stark

    Best moment: Hardly the "best" moment, but The Red Wedding episode obviously stands out in our minds as being one of the pivotal Robb Stark scenes. Even if it was the final scene he was in.

    Best quote: “I asked him, How can a man be brave if he’s afraid? That is the only time a man can be brave, he told me.”

    Vital stats: A bit of a mummy's boy, he went on to be as stoic as his father, and would have made a brilliant king had it not been for those pesky Lannisters.

  • Jon Snow

    Best moment: The steamy scene in the cave with Ygritte was a highlight. But we also love his moments with friend Sam Tarley when they both reveal their fears about heading over the wall into the unknown.

    Best quote: "Hear my words, and bear witness to my vow: night gathers and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realm of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."

    Vital stats: The illegitimate son of Ned Stark, this makes Jon Sneeeerrrr a particular brooding chap of sorts. Not always great with words, and great at sacrificing his own desires for the greater good. Unfortunately, he knows nothing.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Best moment: When he slapped his hateful nephew, Joffrey, obvs.

    Best quote: "I much like my head. I don't want to see it removed just yet."

    Vital stats: Cheeky and well-loved by many, many, women, Tyrion is quite the lothario. He's also fairly good at seeing how evil his fellow kindred can be.

  • Jaime Lannister

    Best Moment: Jaime was most certainly one of the GOT baddies in the early days after he threw little Bran Stark out of the window and paralysed him (BOO). But, thanks to his chivalrous rescue mission to save Brienne in series 3, we have to admit we have reconsidered our stance.

    Best quote: To lover (and sister) Cersei “I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave.”

    Vital stats: Straight talking, wicked sense of humour, doesn’t make the greatest first impression (but will soon win you over!)

  • Jorah Mormont

    Best moment: Saving the Khaleesi from death and stopping her evil brother from stealing her dragons eggs.

    Best quote: "No one can survive in this world without help. "

    Vital stats: Appears to be in love with Daenerys so it's unlikely he'll be up for going out on any dates soon. But he's strong and loyal and that's all that matters.

  • Theon Greyjoy

    Best moment: Trying to reason with Bran after Theon takes Winterfell, and when being asked by Bran if Theon hated the Stark family the whole time, Theon looks wistfully at him. A poignant scene.

    Best quotes: " What is dead may never die!"

    Vital stats: Cocky (no pun intended) and arrogant, he's very different to the Starks, who have kept him as a ward for many years.

  • Gendry

    Best moment: When he discovers his friend Arya, who he has assumed is a poor street child like himself, is actually a member of the Stark clan.

    Best quote: "You know you shouldn't insult people that are bigger than you are."

    Vital stats: He doesn't know he's the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, so he's regularly targeted by the King's men, despite not knowing his lineage. He's very kind and good at making weapons.

  • Ned Stark

    Best moment: There are so many great moments from Ned Stark even though he's only in the first season. When he bravely stood up to the small council and refuses to kill Daenerys and her child, our love for Ned was sealed.

    Best quote: "Winter is coming."

    Vital stats: A noble man who loves his wife and his children, he comes to a grisly end at the final of season one. No prizes for guessing who was behind it.

  • Renly Baratheon

    Best moment: We love Renly, who – were it not for his grisly demise – we reckon might just have been the best King of all. He called it like it is and wasn’t afraid to stand up to the villainous Joffrey or his nasty Lannister kin. Best moment would have to be the shock revelation he was having an ongoing relationship with a man who liked to shave his chest with mustard (don’t ask).

    Best quote: ‘I don’t like you Lord Baelish, I don’t like your face’

    Vital stats: Sweet and sarcastic, doesn’t suffer fools gladly, may be more interested in your brother.


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