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These are just my opinions so please don't attack me haha. Feel free to say your favourite underrated characters in the comments!
10) Theon Greyjoy
He’s at the bottom of the list mainly because he isn’t THAT underrated and he was a main character. However, the way Theon’s character was written was in my opinion close to perfect. From a minor character we paid little attention to, to one of the main villains who betrayed our King of the North (RIP Robb), to a tortured scared prisoner, to the person who saved Sansa stark and became one of our favourites until his last breath he took whilst trying to save Bran Stark (the boy he had pretended to kill). Watching Theon battle with his PTSD to try and become a brave fighter who in the end saved his sister and fought bravely against the dead really made him a lovable character in the final seasons.
Again, a fairly well known character but I do not see enough LOVE AND APPRECIATION for our Jorah here so i’m giving it to him here. He fought tirelessly for his Queen despite all her attempts to get rid of him and made sure the trait of mercy remained a part of his Queen (I am positive the main reason for Dany going crazy was the death of Ser Jorah). He battled grayscale and still came back a strong and determined fighter, ready to serve his Queen through anything - and so he did.
8)Daario Naharis/Prince Oberyn Martell
Another loyal server of his Queen (I love Jorah more but he’s a close second, he’s above Jorah because he is extremely underrated). His charming yet cocky nature made him irresistible (even to Dany) and he always fought bravely on her behalf - it's a shame they didn’t develop his character or show him at all after Dany left for Westeros. Oberyn was similar in personality in my opinion, but unfortunately his desire for revenge and self-assured manner got him killed. He was so close if he had just stopped bloody talking :(
This girl did not get the recognition she deserved. She lost her brother, fought the dead, lugged a crippled boy around for months if not YEARS and all for a half-hearted thank you? And she wasn’t seen after that? In my head she went on to train to become a skilled fighter and became the second female knight of westeros (the first being the amazing Ser Brienne of Tarth). I’m just saying this girl deserved wayyy better.
6) Dolorous Edd
This man is criminally underrated; he was one of my favourite characters despite his lack of screen time (and recognition). I noticed how one of the first scenes he was shown in was him leaving Sam behind whilst running away from the wights and then he died saving Sam from them. He was always brave and was one of the few people who could actually bring a smile to Jon’s face and stood by his side no matter what. He will always be one of the best secondary GoT characters in my eyes. RIP Edd :(
Ok this woman was the true definition of BADASS. She went against her father’s will to go find and save her brother who had been nothing but a dick to her at that point (he made up for it later though hehe). She was a great leader and had the respect of all the men, she's a courageous, smart and strong character and also made me laugh quite a few times because of her flirty or witty remarks. Underrated legend.
4)Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr
Yes, I know they sold Gendry off but OTHER THAN THAT these two were great to watch and very likeable characters. They both welcomed Arya and Sandor with open arms (even though Sandor had literally killed him before). Thoros of Myr was our favourite alcoholic magic dude, didn’t seem to have a care in the world except for his friend Beric who he managed to bring back from the dead countless times; he stayed an alcoholic comedian until his very last breath, RIP Thoros :(. Beric continued to fight fearlessly despite the fact he was on his life with Thoros gone, he befriended Sandor and saw the good in him despite everything he had done. Beric died saving him and Arya from the dead (this is probably what the ‘lord of light’ kept him alive for - to save Arya so that she could kill the night king). Anywho I loved these two.
3) Ser Bronn of the Blackwater
We are going to IGNORE season 8 Bronn let’s pretend that he never betrayed the lannisters for money and became boring ok? Nice. Bronn was one of my favourite characters and his adventures with Tyrion and Jaime were always entertaining; his sarcastic remarks made every intense moment just that much better. I truly believe he wouldn’t have killed Jaime anyway because remember how he literally risked his life to save him when Drogon was about to burn him to a crisp? I thoroughly believe behind his cold and amoral front he cared for the lannister brothers. Not to mention he was a great fighter, saving Tyrion from certain death more than once. Definitely a character that D&D ruined in season 8 :(
WHAT DID HE DO TO THOSE GIRLS? We never found out, but anyway this is an appreciation paragraph for the most loyal squire who ever lived. Pod almost died countless times, lost his friends more than once and still managed to keep a hopeful and cheery energy. Watching him turn into a brave knight to battle the dead alongside Jaime and Brienne made me so proud, he truly shows that the nice and innocent people can still be extremely courageous when defending those they care about (example 1 when he saved Tyrion). If Pod had died I would not have been able to contain the tears. Love you Pod <3
My actual favourite character from Game of Thrones and in my opinion he had one of the best character arcs alongside Jaime and Theon but he’s the only one the writers actually managed to successfully complete the arc for. He always had a scary, viscous and cold hearted exterior, and I almost believed it until Arya came about. From the moment he opened up to Arya about the scar on his face I knew there was so much more to Sandor Clegane than meets the eye and I previously had suspicions of a much more caring side to him when he saved Sansa and was always somewhat nice and respectful towards her despite the fact she was terrified of him (THAT scene in season 8 where they meet again made me very happy). He fought tirelessly for Arya so that he could protect her as he believed he was the only person who could do so. Also when he had given up in the battle of winterfell until Beric pointed at Arya; the way he immediately ran towards her so that he could protect her was my favourite (probably the only good) part of the battle of winterfell. And finally I was sooooo proud of him for overcoming his lifelong fear in order to defeat his brother by throwing the both of them into fire (I was extremely upset about this death though but i’ll allow it). So yeah in conclusion the hound IN MY OPINION (don’t attack me please) was the best character and doesn’t get enough love.
If Ser Bronn of the Blackwater had a family name to begin with, he doesn't seem like he would be too eager to keep it. What do you think Bronn should name his noble house? What about his house words? Personally, House Blackwater doesn't sound too bad, but it's also the obvious choice, and not the most interesting. I'd love to hear what other people think his house Name and Words would be.