History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseTully

27th May '16 3:15:20 PM TheDragonDemands
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**In the books, he never needed to "retake" Riverrun: Robb left him at Riverrun to command the Tully army and hold their southern flank. The Stark army was destroyed at the Red Wedding but the Tully army remained alive and unconquered. Soon afterwards the Lannister/Tyrell/Frey army advanced and surrounded the remaining Tully army garrisoned there, but Brynden had ample time to gather enough food to last for years. They were besieged by the Frey army ever since. The TV show saying he "retook" Riverrun may be some attempt to explain why no one mentioned in the intervening two seasons that it remained unconquered.
27th May '16 3:10:49 PM TheDragonDemands
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: House Tully has quite a bit of similarities with the [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Habsburg dynasty]], given their penchant for forging alliances and marrying off members of their family to secure even greater power.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: House Tully has quite a bit of similarities with the [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Habsburg dynasty]], given their penchant for forging alliances and marrying off members of their family to secure even greater power. Basically the Riverlands in general which they rule over are the Belgium of Westeros. Like the Low Countries in Medieval Europe, they're the borderlands between all of the major powers (England, France, Germany), so they're on the front line of almost ''every'' major war. Only the fact that they're one of the more fertile breadbasket regions of Westeros (along with the Reach) allows them to recover in the generations between major wars.
25th May '16 5:04:57 PM wdfan
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* CompressedAdaptation: He appears much earlier in ''Literature/{{A Song Of Ice And Fire}}'' and has a lot more plot afterwards. In the books he has been informally exiled from the Riverlands for a time and he accompanied Lysa to the Eyrie when she married Jon Arryn. There, she was named Knight of the Gate, commander of the Bloody Gate. He meets Catelyn there when she is carrying Tyrion to the Eyrie. He resigns and returns to Riverrun upon hearing the news of Hoster's convalescence. [[spoiler: On the scrapped plot of the Lannisters' takeover of the Riverlands after the Red Wedding, the Blackfish barracks himself in Riverrun with [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseWesterling Queen Jeyne Westerling]] (the equivalent character of [[Characters/GameOfThronesHouseStark Queen Talisa Stark]]) and the Freys and Lannisters lay siege to the castle. Jaime Lannister lifts the siege, but the Blackfish escapes. There are hints that he sent an impostor Jeyne to the Lannisters while he took the real deal with him]].

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* CompressedAdaptation: He appears much earlier in ''Literature/{{A Song Of Ice And Fire}}'' and has a lot more plot afterwards. In the books he has been informally exiled from the Riverlands for a time and he accompanied Lysa to the Eyrie when she married Jon Arryn. There, she was named Knight of the Gate, commander of the Bloody Gate. He meets Catelyn there when she is carrying Tyrion to the Eyrie. He resigns and returns to Riverrun upon hearing the news of Hoster's convalescence. [[spoiler: On the scrapped plot of the Lannisters' takeover of the Riverlands after the Red Wedding, the Blackfish barracks himself in Riverrun with [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseWesterling Queen Jeyne Westerling]] (the equivalent character of [[Characters/GameOfThronesHouseStark Queen Talisa Stark]]) and the Freys and Lannisters lay siege to the castle. Jaime Lannister lifts the siege, but the Blackfish escapes. There are hints that he sent an impostor Jeyne to the Lannisters while he took the real deal with him]].him.



* SoleSurvivor: The only named character in attendence to not get either killed or captured in the Red Wedding, thanks to a luckily-timed loo break.[[labelnote:From the Books...]]Brynden wasn't even at the Twins in the novels, Robb left him behind at Riverrun to hold the southern front against the Lannisters while he tried to kick the Greyjoys from the North and reconsolidate (Robb never contemplates a last-ditch attack on Casterly Rock in the novels). Both bringing Brynden along to the Twins, and hyping up a planned attack on Casterly Rock, seem to have been a deliberate attempt by the TV show to provide a HopeSpot - so the Starks' sudden destruction at the Red Wedding would be more of a surprise. Think about it: if ''all'' of Robb's major commanders and supporting characters are at the Twins, the audience thinks it's even less likely that they're going to be disastrously attacked, strength in numbers. The TV show then simply established that off-screen, Brynden managed to fight his way through the assault on the Stark army camp - ''presumably'' to flee back to Riverrun. In the sections of the novels corresponding to Season 4, Brynden and the surviving Tully garrison at Riverrun are besieged with no hope of rescue. They managed to hoard a lot of food resources before a new Lannister army arrived to encircle them, however, so they can hold out for some time - while with all other Stark-Tully armies defeated, the Lannisters see no reason to waste men by forcing the siege and are just waiting them out until they starve. Brynden is essentially Put On A Bus as a result, with characters only mentioning in passing from time to time that the siege of Riverrun is still ongoing. [[spoiler:Jaime Lannister lifts the siege after some convincing by using Edmure as a hostage. The castle opens its doors, but the Blackfish disappears.]][[/labelnote]]

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* SoleSurvivor: The only named character in attendence to not get either killed or captured in the Red Wedding, thanks to a luckily-timed loo break.[[labelnote:From the Books...]]Brynden wasn't even at the Twins in the novels, Robb left him behind at Riverrun to hold the southern front against the Lannisters while he tried to kick the Greyjoys from the North and reconsolidate (Robb never contemplates a last-ditch attack on Casterly Rock in the novels). Both bringing Brynden along to the Twins, and hyping up a planned attack on Casterly Rock, seem to have been a deliberate attempt by the TV show to provide a HopeSpot - so the Starks' sudden destruction at the Red Wedding would be more of a surprise. Think about it: if ''all'' of Robb's major commanders and supporting characters are at the Twins, the audience thinks it's even less likely that they're going to be disastrously attacked, strength in numbers. The TV show then simply established that off-screen, Brynden managed to fight his way through the assault on the Stark army camp - ''presumably'' to flee back to Riverrun. In the sections of the novels corresponding to Season 4, Brynden and the surviving Tully garrison at Riverrun are besieged with no hope of rescue. They managed to hoard a lot of food resources before a new Lannister army arrived to encircle them, however, so they can hold out for some time - while with all other Stark-Tully armies defeated, the Lannisters see no reason to waste men by forcing the siege and are just waiting them out until they starve. Brynden is essentially Put On A Bus as a result, with characters only mentioning in passing from time to time that the siege of Riverrun is still ongoing. [[spoiler:Jaime Jaime Lannister lifts the siege after some convincing by using Edmure as a hostage. The castle opens its doors, but the Blackfish disappears.]][[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: No word on his current location or status since the Red Wedding.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: No word on his current location or status since the Red Wedding. [[spoiler: Until Season 6, where Littlefinger (who, granted, is rather untrustworthy) mentions that the Blackfish has retaken Riverrun.]]
23rd May '16 12:55:28 PM Agronac919
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: She's the most attractive Frey girl alongside being one of the nicer family members.
22nd May '16 8:30:48 PM Doodler
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: If Littlefinger is to be believed, [[spoiler:he gathered the remaining Tully forces and retook Riverrun by season 6.]] This is coming from a very UnreliableExpositor, though.
20th May '16 1:30:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* GutturalGrowler: A true bizarre example, as he's not a {{Badass}}, but he has a pretty gravelly voice, fitting for a politician.

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* GutturalGrowler: A true bizarre example, as he's not a {{Badass}}, badass, but he has a pretty gravelly voice, fitting for a politician.



* TheArcher: Just part of his all-around [[{{Badass}} badassery]].
* {{Badass}}: He's an extremely competent archer, soldier, commander, strategist and knight. It's notable that the very intelligent Roose Bolton seems concerned and unable to enjoy victory knowing that the Blackfish survived the Red Wedding.

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* TheArcher: Just part of his all-around [[{{Badass}} badassery]].
* {{Badass}}: He's an extremely competent archer, soldier, commander, strategist and knight. It's notable that the very intelligent Roose Bolton seems concerned and unable to enjoy victory knowing that the Blackfish survived the Red Wedding.
badassery.
25th Apr '16 9:57:31 AM sc
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[[folder:Brienne of Tarth]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"All my life men like you've sneered at me, and all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/GwendolineChristie

-->''"All I ever wanted was to fight for a lord I believed in. But the good lords are dead and the rest are monsters."''

A tall, masculine-looking woman who feels more comfortable wearing a suit of armor than a dress, the only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth, known as the Evenstar. Originally introduced as a warrior sworn to King Renly Baratheon, she's sworn herself to Catelyn Stark (but not House Stark). Since Catelyn's death, Brienne has made it her mission to fulfill her oath to retrieve Sansa and Arya and take them somewhere safe, probably the Wall.
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* ActionGirl: Oh yes. She's introduced kicking the ass of Loras Tyrell, renowned badass. Even Renly applauds her for her skill as a warrior.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, she is considered hideous by everyone who meets her, with an overly broad face, a nose that's been broken several times and so upturned to look somewhat pig-like, an overly wide mouth with crooked teeth, and lips so big they look swollen. In the series, Creator/GwendolineChristie is made up to look more plain, including some minor facial scars, but overall she's not as hideous as her written counterpart. Doubly so for her time at Harrenhal. Out of armour and after a good bath she starts to look a little more like the normal Gwendoline Christie. Even the dress she's forced to wear, which in the books is described as both garish and several sizes too small for her, looks rather decent.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the novels, by the time Brienne arrives at King's Landing with Jaime she's never killed a man. In the series she shows herself to be a far more capable fighter (with a much higher body count) in each season:
** In Season 2 she effortlessly kills several of Renly's guards while in the middle of sobbing at his murder, and kills a small squad of Stark soldiers in barely a few seconds a few episodes later.
** In Season 4 she not only defeats Sandor Clegane (whom she never met, let alone fought in the books) in a swordfight with similar ease, she out-wrestles and is able to physically overpower him in an extremely brutal brawl a few seconds later, sending him earless and tumbling down a cliffside. In the Hound's defense, the infection in his neck [[WorfHadTheFlu put him at a bit of a disadvantage]].
* AdaptationalVillainy: While never outright villainous, Show!Brienne kills casually and almost bullies Pod on several occasions, which is at odds with Book!Brienne, who didn't kill until book 4, and had deep concerns for Pod's and everyone else's safety.
* AgeLift: From 18 in the books (when she first appears) to being in her mid-to-late 20s.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Jaime quickly deduces that she had feelings for Renly.
* AscendedFanboy: Renly offers her anything she desires as a reward for mopping the floor with Loras; Brienne asks for a position on his Kingsguard. In later episodes, she reveals that she was quite sweet on him.
* ArchEnemy: She has said more than once that she wants to kill Stannis for murdering Renly. Stannis, however, isn't even aware of her existence.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Cersei point-blank asks her if she has romantic feelings for Jaime at the Purple Wedding. While she doesn't answer in the affirmative, her sputtering, deer-in-headlights reaction tells Cersei all she wanted to know.
* AttemptedRape:
** By Bolton men in "Walk of Punishment". Since she is no DamselInDistress, she keeps fighting them off.
** "Valar Morghulis" implies that many men have tried this before. ''[[MuggingTheMonster Tried]]'' being the operative word.
* {{Badass}}: Introduced in a duel in which she bests Loras Tyrell, who is [[MemeticBadass widely considered one of the most skilled fighters in the Seven Kingdoms]]. In the third season, she defeats Jaime, one of the other most-famed swordsmen in Westeros (though he's not in the greatest shape at the time, having been a prisoner for the last year). She also manages to survive for a long time against a bear while armed with a wooden sword. At the end of Season 4 she roundly beats the everloving fuck out of Sandor Clegane, another of the shows' premier badasses, both in a swordfight (which she wins with ease) and then in an extremely vicious brawl (which she also wins, though less easily).
* BadassInDistress: For most of Season 3 thanks to Locke and Roose Bolton, culminating in the eponymous scene of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" where Locke pits her against [[ShapedLikeItself a bear]].
* BearsAreBadNews: She had to learn this the hard way in Season 3.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason for her crush on Renly, since he's the only man who has shown her kindness and respect. He himself understands how painful it is to be frequently mocked for not adhering to rigid gender roles (Robert and Stannis have bullied Renly for his lack of combat experience and [[TransparentCloset obvious yet unconcealable sexuality]]), so his empathy towards Brienne's situation allows him to be accepting of her masculinity.
-->"He didn't love me, he didn't want me. He danced with me because he didn't want to see me hurt. He saved me from being a joke."
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Jaime.
* BestHerToBedHer: Jaime Lannister guesses that boys had tried to force themselves onto Brienne [[HugeSchoolgirl when she was young]], and suspects that she secretly wanted to find a man who could overpower her. She declines to confirm this, saying only that no one ever could.
* TheBigGuy: Brienne is massively tall and muscular, and her status as ActionGirl cannot be denied.
* BlackKnight: Despite not technically being a knight, Brienne is this in both appearance and effect, [[{{Foil}} quite ironically]] like Sandor Clegane. Jaime has a suit of black armor forged for her in Season 4, and strictly speaking she no longer follows a master, much like the black knights of old Europe.
* BlatantLies: When Jaime realizes she had a crush on Renly, she desperately tries to deny it. Jaime doesn't believe her.
* BodyguardCrush: On Renly (a rare gender inversion of the trope), judging from her reaction to his death. She later rues the fact that she only held him once, as he was dying. Jaime later figures it out.
* BoyishShortHair: In contrast to the perfectly coiffed Loras (it must take some time for him to style the unruly curls every morning), Brienne keeps her straight hair short and simple.
* TheChampion: She is this to King Renly and Lady Catelyn.
* CombatPragmatist: While Brienne seems to dislike playing dirty, she's not afraid of using her sheer size and strength to her advantage, particularly if she finds herself disarmed, as shown with her duels with Loras and, later, Sandor Clegane, who she is ultimately forced to beat to a pulp with her bare hands after being disarmed.
* TheComicallySerious: As stoic characters on Game of Thrones tend to be.
* CompositeCharacter: In the novels, it was Loras who slew two of Renly's Kingsguard; this role was transferred to Brienne on the show.
* CoolHelmet: She wears an antlered helm in "Garden of Bones" when she accompanies Renly to his parley with Stannis.
* CoolSword: Jaime presents her with the Valyrian steel sword his father had made for him from half of Ice, which she names Oathkeeper. And unbeknownst to her, [[spoiler:it can kill White Walkers.]]
* CourtlyLove: Gender-flipped with her and Renly. She is a devoted knight who will do ''anything'' for her beloved king, and she is resigned to the fact that he will never return her feelings.
* TheCynic: In the books, she was more naive and relatively innocent, while the show hints at a more jaded, cynical personality. For instance, she's under no illusions about Jaime surviving the night after his escape attempt, when she happens upon three hanged victims of the Stark army she's saddened but by no means surprised, and she manages to spin a fairly convincing cover story for herself and Jaime on the spot when confronted by hostile soldiers.
* DaddysGirl: She recalls her father in both 'The Children' and 'The High Sparrow', smiling fondly whenever she mentions him.
* DeathGlare: She gives Jaime a ''very'' menacing one in "Dark Wings, Dark Words" when he goes way overboard with the gay jokes about Renly. She also shoots daggers from her eyes when the Kingslayer insults her for being unable to protect her king in "Kissed by Fire."
* DeclarationOfProtection: Faithfully serving Renly as a member of his Kingsguard is Brienne's quiet way of expressing her (unrequited) love for him.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Whether it's being dragged off to be gang-raped or facing off against a bear with only a wooden sword, Brienne will never, ''ever'' go down without a fight.
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Podrick, as she didn't want a Squire, so she often berates him. She does eventually come to respect his loyalty and apologises for being harsh towards him, however.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Went to "save" Arya Stark... who believes her whole family is dead or prisoner of the Lannisters... with a Lannister-customized sword, a Westerlands squire and a non-Northerner accent. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?
** [[spoiler:Decides to fulfill her oath to kill Stannis instead of protecting Sansa. Of course, Stannis dying will keep the Boltons in control of the North meaning Sansa continues to be in danger.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Renly dies in her arms after being stabbed by Melisandre's shadow-son. Brienne later tells Catelyn that this was the only time she was ever able to hold him.
* DoWrongRight: Her father, Lord Selwyn Tarth, was upset at her belligerent attitude to all her potential suitors and eventually shrugged and had Brienne given formal training as a knight, reasoning if she is going to get in fights and beat people up, she might as well do it right.
* DontCallMeSir: Does not like to be called "Lady" Brienne.
* EpicFlail: She wields a flail during her melee with Loras.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Defeats Loras in their duel using her size and strength, spear-tackling him to the ground.
* FailureKnight: How she feels about herself after the deaths of Renly Baratheon and later, Catelyn Stark neither of whom she was in a position to protect. Littlefinger even points out her inability to protect either of them in "The House of Black and White."
* FireForgedFriends: With Jaime, eventually.
* {{Foil}}:
** She is this to the Hound. Brienne has a lofty notion of chivalry and honor, aspiring to be respected as a knight, while Sandor does nothing but spit on the notion that knightly honor exists. Both are former Kingsguard members; Brienne is still loyal to Renly even after his death, but the Hound deserts Joffrey during the Battle of Blackwater. Neither character carries the title "Ser," although in Brienne's case, she's not entitled to it because of her gender. Brienne searches for Sansa because she wants uphold her vow to keep the girl safe, whereas Sandor only keeps Arya by his side so that he can sell her to Lysa for money. This becomes very evident during their confrontation and duel at the end of season 4.
** To Tyrion. Brienne is big, Tyrion is small, and they are both outcasts because of their physiques. They both wear mocking nicknames because of it and both cannot fulfill their respective expected gender roles in society: a dainty lady and a dashing knight. Tyrion has his brains to make up for it, Brienne has her brawn - and their brilliance goes unacknowledged by about anyone. They are both considered somewhat embarrassing offspring by their fathers, but Brienne's was loving or open-minded enough to help her become a competent fighter, while Tywin did nothing to nurture Tyrion's talents. They don't get to interact, but they both fill the role of Jaime's MoralityPet, and Podrick served as a squire to both of them.
* FriendlessBackground: She is ostracized by Westerosi society due to her unattractiveness, large size, and her pursuit of a traditionally masculine occupation.
* FullFrontalAssault: Does this to Jaime in Harrenhal's baths when he mocks her failure to [[MyGreatestFailure protect Renly]]. It's very sudden and powerful.
-->'''Jaime''': That was unworthy. Forgive me. You protected me better than most.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Like Tyrion, she ends up inverting this after Locke's bear leaves her with a nasty-looking set of massive claw scars on her neck.
* GroinAttack:
** She drives her sword through the crotch of a murdering rapist Northerner in "Valar Morghulis".
** During her brawl with Sandor Clegane she delivers a ''brutal'' punch to his balls....which he immediately responds to by delivering an equally brutal kick between her legs.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's the gender-flip version of the heroic male characters that typically fall under this trope.
* HeartbrokenBadass: She becomes this after Renly's assassination.
* TheHero: She is about as close to this trope as one can get in this CrapsackWorld.
* HeroicBSOD: She experiences this when Renly is slain before eyes. Catelyn manages to snap her out of it in time to flee Renly's camp.
* HonorBeforeReason: Displays UndyingLoyalty to an extreme. Continues to serve Catelyn Stark even after her death. Becomes a fault of hers as she's so committed to protecting the Stark children, she couldn't simply let Arya be with the Hound. She ends up [[AmbiguousSituation supposedly killing the Hound]] and losing track of Arya, meaning Arya's all on her own now.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:Kills Stannis, claiming she is doing this in the name of the rightful King Renly. Renly clearly wasn't the rightful King, and while avenging him is one thing, ''executing'' someone with a better claim to the throne, who killed Renly because they were committing treason and would have killed him, while saying those words was overboard.]]
* ILetGwenStacyDie: There was absolutely nothing she could do to defend her beloved king Renly against Melisandre's black magic, but she nevertheless feels horrible that she couldn't save him. She later feels this way about Lady Catelyn, who she similarly couldn't save because she was performing a task given by her and wasn't at the Twins at the time of the Red Wedding.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Renly.
* InSeriesNickname: Brienne the Beauty, an IronicNickname.
* InsistentTerminology: She is no "Lady". And you know what, she's also not a knight.
* IronicNickname: Brienne the Beauty. The men consider her to be unattractive. Subverted or [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zagged]] depending on your point of view as of "Kissed by Fire", when she's revealed to be extremely good looking underneath all that armor, dirt, and sweat.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Locke throws her into the bear pit at Harrenhal with nothing but a wooden sword and that ugly pink dress, and from the look of things she was holding her own rather well against the bear before Jaime showed up, but still in serious danger.
* KnightErrant: She's heading progressively into BlackKnight territory (as in the RealLife masterless, landless black knights) after the deaths of Renly Baratheon and Catelyn Stark.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Along with Barristan Selmy and Loras Tyrell, she comes the closest to being one. She's dedicated, an excellent fighter, unwaveringly loyal, protective of the weak, noble and good-hearted.
* KnightInSourArmor: She becomes this after she is unable to save Renly from a monstrous LivingShadow.
* TheLadette: A big part of her character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.
* LadyAndKnight:
** A gender inversion where she is the strong, brave warrior who is sworn to protect the handsome and gentle King Renly.
** After Renly is assassinated, Brienne then serves the gracious Lady Catelyn (a same-sex variation).
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Jaime (who is both shorter and considered to be way prettier than her) thinks she's far too masculine-looking for a woman.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: A very dark version of this trope is presented when Jaime suggests to Brienne that she think of Renly when her would-be rapists have their way with her. Jaime knows that Brienne will be killed if she resists.
* LightningBruiser: Both very big and strong (the actress who plays her is 6'3" in real life) and very fast (after losing her weapon in the melee, she is able to defeat Loras by ducking inside his defenses and tackling him to the ground before he can bring his weapon to bear to defend himself).
* LoveHurts: Although Renly did not return her feelings, she is still mourning for him in Season 4.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy:
** She plays the Masculine Girl to Loras' Feminine Boy.
** She and Renly are specifically the ActionGirl and NonActionGuy pairing. Brienne adores Renly because his sweet and caring nature is so different from the malicious, violent men that she has encountered in her life. Renly is fond of Brienne (to the point where Loras is even a bit jealous of her) because he admires a woman who, despite the numerous obstacles she has faced in her pursuit of a masculine occupation, is able to beat the formidable Knight of Flowers in the melee.
* MasterSwordsman: She's the winner of Renly's tourney, defeating all opponents, including the Knight of Flowers -- who's taken on the Mountain and the Kingslayer and won. She quickly takes down the members of Renly's Kingsguard who try to kill her, and even the Kingslayer seems impressed when he first sees her in action. Come Season 3, she easily defeats Jaime. Granted, he was wearing manacles at the time and somewhat out-of-practice, but it's still no mean feat, particularly since near the end of their engagement, she actually looked slightly ''bored''.
* MeaningfulLook: After she is appointed to his Kingsguard, [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/8196f4796977a6baa70b9ba96b12e121/tumblr_mvzef6GdpK1rg028zo3_500.gif Renly winks at her]] as he applauds to further communicate his warmth and reassurance that he's on her side, regardless of his followers' unfavourable opinion.
* MyGreatestFailure: She perceives her failure to protect Renly from a magical HumanoidAbomination as this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In her attempt to protect Arya Stark, she ends up [[AmbiguousSituation (supposedly) killing Sandor Clegane]], the only person left that was keeping Arya safe. And to top things off, she loses track of Arya.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon:
** Brienne is a victim of this; the reason why she's in love with Renly is because he's the only man who recognizes her worth as a human being and a warrior, and does not judge her based on her appearance or gender.
** Jaime suggests that, given her physicality and her affront to the rigid patriarchal structure of Westeros, more than a few men must have tried to rape her out of spite. Brienne replies, "one or two ''[[UnderestimatingBadassery tried]]''."
* NotSoStoic: She generally keeps her calm, even when slicing down a gang of murdering rapists. However, when she witnesses Renly's murder or is dragged off to be raped by some Bolton bannermen, she starts to [[BigNo scream]].
* TheOathbreaker: PlayedWith; [[spoiler:[[ConflictingLoyalty She swore 2 oaths]]: to keep Cat's children safe and to kill Stannis. By deciding to abandon her vigil to wait for a signal from Sansa, instead deciding to go after Stannis, she basically broke her first vow.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Further evidencing the darker take on her character in comparison to that in the books, in which she had never killed a man before. She seems to have no issue doing this when a trio of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] Stark soldiers confront her and Jaime on the way to King's Landing, absolutely wrecking two of them before killing the ringleader by ''[[GroinAttack driving her sword through his crotch]]'', making a point of killing him as slowly and painfully as possible.
--> '''Brienne:''' [[IronicEcho Two quick deaths.]] ''(castration)''
* PinkMeansFeminine: The dress Roose Bolton's men find for her to wear whilst at Harrehal is a very loud shade of pink. She looks like she's just waiting for the opportunity to murder whoever put her in it the entire time she's wearing it. [[labelnote:in the books...]]Jaime surmises its a form of psychological warfare on Bolton's part. House Bolton is know across the Seven Kingdoms as a House of torturers who get at their victims by playing on their weaknesses, and there's nothing that would infuriate Brienne more than being made to wear not just an ugly dress, but an ugly ''pink'' dress.[[/labelnote]]
* {{Revenge}}: She swears vengeance against Stannis for slaying Renly. [[spoiler: She finally takes it in the Season 5 finale.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Very briefly. Her gender isn't clear to viewers until Renly asks her to remove her helmet; when she does it elicits gasps from the crowd.
* SayingTooMuch: In "Two Swords," after she calls Renly "our king" while speaking to Margaery, the Tyrell lady gently, but sternly, reminds Brienne that Joffrey is king now. Brienne would get her head chopped off if Joffrey ever found out that she is still faithful to Renly's memory.
* ScreamingWarrior: Whenever she fights a powerful opponant she tends to let out pretty intimidating roars and shots of anger. Taken UpToEleven with her fight against Sandor Clegane in which she punctuates beating the shit out of him with a rock by screaming in rage non-stop.
* SecretKeeper: She's the only other person who knows the truth about why Jaime murdered Aerys Targaryen.
* SelectiveObliviousness: [[spoiler:When she is about to kill Stannis,]] Brienne calls Renly the rightful King, even though he was clearly a usurper.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While the gaudy pink gown doesn't suit her well, she still looks somewhat pretty in it, which is more than we can say for her book counterpart. In the novels, the pink dress makes Brienne seem more unattractive. Suffice it to say the leather tunic and blue riding skirt she wears during her time in King's Landing suit her ''far'' better.
* ShieldBash: She hits Loras' helm-covered head with her shield in the melee, but he recovers from the blow.
* ShieldsAreUseless: Her shield isn't of much help in the melee, as Loras causes enough damage to it with his axe that she is forced to discard it during their fight.
* SubordinateExcuse: She is the sole surviving child of Lord Selwyn Tarth (and therefore his heiress), but she neglects whatever duties she presumably has in her home city in favour of dedicating her whole ''life'' to protecting King Renly, whom she has feelings for. What makes Brienne's devotion quite remarkable is that, as a woman, she herself isn't obligated -- or even expected -- to physically fight for Renly when he summons his Stormlands bannermen (which House Tarth is a part of) to his cause.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** With Catelyn. Lampshaded by Brienne herself when she comments that Cat has courage, "not battlefield courage, perhaps, but a woman's kind of courage..."
** This trope also applies when she interacts with Margaery.
* TriangRelations: Type 4. She's in love with Renly, but he and Loras have already been a romantic couple for years, and she doesn't believe in any of the gossip surrounding them. While Renly is aware that Brienne is very loyal to him, it's unclear on the show if he ever suspected that she fancied him.
* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: She is the epitome of this trope. Only Renly, Catelyn and Olenna are able to look past Brienne's unappealing physique and see her inner beauty.
* UndyingLoyalty: She remains dedicated to King Renly even after he dies. When Jaime insults Renly's homosexuality one too many times, she becomes furious and forcefully grabs Jaime's head, looking like she wants to ''kill'' him. Brienne's vow to bring the prisoner to King's Landing alive is the ''only'' thing that prevented her from carrying out her wish. She still refers to Renly as her king in "Two Swords." Later, she still insists on bringing Sansa and Arya to safety after Catelyn's death.
* WhiteStallion: As befitting a KnightInShiningArmor, Brienne rides a white horse in "Garden of Bones."
* WillNotBeAVictim: Unlike most women about to be raped by soldiers, she really can fight back.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Not her, but her victories against two of the most formidable fighters in Westeros (Jaime and Sandor) took place when they both were weakened by illness or another similar disadvantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She becomes one with Jaime.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Renly Baratheon and Catelyn Stark are dead. Brienne doesn't have much of a home left.
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"All my life men like you've sneered at me, and all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/GwendolineChristie

-->''"All I ever wanted was to fight for a lord I believed in. But the good lords are dead and the rest are monsters."''

A tall, masculine-looking woman who feels more comfortable wearing a suit of armor than a dress, the only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth, known as the Evenstar. Originally introduced as a warrior sworn to King Renly Baratheon, she's sworn herself to Catelyn Stark (but not House Stark). Since Catelyn's death, Brienne has made it her mission to fulfill her oath to retrieve Sansa and Arya and take them somewhere safe, probably the Wall.
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* ActionGirl: Oh yes. She's introduced kicking the ass of Loras Tyrell, renowned badass. Even Renly applauds her for her skill as a warrior.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, she is considered hideous by everyone who meets her, with an overly broad face, a nose that's been broken several times and so upturned to look somewhat pig-like, an overly wide mouth with crooked teeth, and lips so big they look swollen. In the series, Creator/GwendolineChristie is made up to look more plain, including some minor facial scars, but overall she's not as hideous as her written counterpart. Doubly so for her time at Harrenhal. Out of armour and after a good bath she starts to look a little more like the normal Gwendoline Christie. Even the dress she's forced to wear, which in the books is described as both garish and several sizes too small for her, looks rather decent.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the novels, by the time Brienne arrives at King's Landing with Jaime she's never killed a man. In the series she shows herself to be a far more capable fighter (with a much higher body count) in each season:
** In Season 2 she effortlessly kills several of Renly's guards while in the middle of sobbing at his murder, and kills a small squad of Stark soldiers in barely a few seconds a few episodes later.
** In Season 4 she not only defeats Sandor Clegane (whom she never met, let alone fought in the books) in a swordfight with similar ease, she out-wrestles and is able to physically overpower him in an extremely brutal brawl a few seconds later, sending him earless and tumbling down a cliffside. In the Hound's defense, the infection in his neck [[WorfHadTheFlu put him at a bit of a disadvantage]].
* AdaptationalVillainy: While never outright villainous, Show!Brienne kills casually and almost bullies Pod on several occasions, which is at odds with Book!Brienne, who didn't kill until book 4, and had deep concerns for Pod's and everyone else's safety.
* AgeLift: From 18 in the books (when she first appears) to being in her mid-to-late 20s.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Jaime quickly deduces that she had feelings for Renly.
* AscendedFanboy: Renly offers her anything she desires as a reward for mopping the floor with Loras; Brienne asks for a position on his Kingsguard. In later episodes, she reveals that she was quite sweet on him.
* ArchEnemy: She has said more than once that she wants to kill Stannis for murdering Renly. Stannis, however, isn't even aware of her existence.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Cersei point-blank asks her if she has romantic feelings for Jaime at the Purple Wedding. While she doesn't answer in the affirmative, her sputtering, deer-in-headlights reaction tells Cersei all she wanted to know.
* AttemptedRape:
** By Bolton men in "Walk of Punishment". Since she is no DamselInDistress, she keeps fighting them off.
** "Valar Morghulis" implies that many men have tried this before. ''[[MuggingTheMonster Tried]]'' being the operative word.
* {{Badass}}: Introduced in a duel in which she bests Loras Tyrell, who is [[MemeticBadass widely considered one of the most skilled fighters in the Seven Kingdoms]]. In the third season, she defeats Jaime, one of the other most-famed swordsmen in Westeros (though he's not in the greatest shape at the time, having been a prisoner for the last year). She also manages to survive for a long time against a bear while armed with a wooden sword. At the end of Season 4 she roundly beats the everloving fuck out of Sandor Clegane, another of the shows' premier badasses, both in a swordfight (which she wins with ease) and then in an extremely vicious brawl (which she also wins, though less easily).
* BadassInDistress: For most of Season 3 thanks to Locke and Roose Bolton, culminating in the eponymous scene of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" where Locke pits her against [[ShapedLikeItself a bear]].
* BearsAreBadNews: She had to learn this the hard way in Season 3.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason for her crush on Renly, since he's the only man who has shown her kindness and respect. He himself understands how painful it is to be frequently mocked for not adhering to rigid gender roles (Robert and Stannis have bullied Renly for his lack of combat experience and [[TransparentCloset obvious yet unconcealable sexuality]]), so his empathy towards Brienne's situation allows him to be accepting of her masculinity.
-->"He didn't love me, he didn't want me. He danced with me because he didn't want to see me hurt. He saved me from being a joke."
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Jaime.
* BestHerToBedHer: Jaime Lannister guesses that boys had tried to force themselves onto Brienne [[HugeSchoolgirl when she was young]], and suspects that she secretly wanted to find a man who could overpower her. She declines to confirm this, saying only that no one ever could.
* TheBigGuy: Brienne is massively tall and muscular, and her status as ActionGirl cannot be denied.
* BlackKnight: Despite not technically being a knight, Brienne is this in both appearance and effect, [[{{Foil}} quite ironically]] like Sandor Clegane. Jaime has a suit of black armor forged for her in Season 4, and strictly speaking she no longer follows a master, much like the black knights of old Europe.
* BlatantLies: When Jaime realizes she had a crush on Renly, she desperately tries to deny it. Jaime doesn't believe her.
* BodyguardCrush: On Renly (a rare gender inversion of the trope), judging from her reaction to his death. She later rues the fact that she only held him once, as he was dying. Jaime later figures it out.
* BoyishShortHair: In contrast to the perfectly coiffed Loras (it must take some time for him to style the unruly curls every morning), Brienne keeps her straight hair short and simple.
* TheChampion: She is this to King Renly and Lady Catelyn.
* CombatPragmatist: While Brienne seems to dislike playing dirty, she's not afraid of using her sheer size and strength to her advantage, particularly if she finds herself disarmed, as shown with her duels with Loras and, later, Sandor Clegane, who she is ultimately forced to beat to a pulp with her bare hands after being disarmed.
* TheComicallySerious: As stoic characters on Game of Thrones tend to be.
* CompositeCharacter: In the novels, it was Loras who slew two of Renly's Kingsguard; this role was transferred to Brienne on the show.
* CoolHelmet: She wears an antlered helm in "Garden of Bones" when she accompanies Renly to his parley with Stannis.
* CoolSword: Jaime presents her with the Valyrian steel sword his father had made for him from half of Ice, which she names Oathkeeper. And unbeknownst to her, [[spoiler:it can kill White Walkers.]]
* CourtlyLove: Gender-flipped with her and Renly. She is a devoted knight who will do ''anything'' for her beloved king, and she is resigned to the fact that he will never return her feelings.
* TheCynic: In the books, she was more naive and relatively innocent, while the show hints at a more jaded, cynical personality. For instance, she's under no illusions about Jaime surviving the night after his escape attempt, when she happens upon three hanged victims of the Stark army she's saddened but by no means surprised, and she manages to spin a fairly convincing cover story for herself and Jaime on the spot when confronted by hostile soldiers.
* DaddysGirl: She recalls her father in both 'The Children' and 'The High Sparrow', smiling fondly whenever she mentions him.
* DeathGlare: She gives Jaime a ''very'' menacing one in "Dark Wings, Dark Words" when he goes way overboard with the gay jokes about Renly. She also shoots daggers from her eyes when the Kingslayer insults her for being unable to protect her king in "Kissed by Fire."
* DeclarationOfProtection: Faithfully serving Renly as a member of his Kingsguard is Brienne's quiet way of expressing her (unrequited) love for him.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Whether it's being dragged off to be gang-raped or facing off against a bear with only a wooden sword, Brienne will never, ''ever'' go down without a fight.
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Podrick, as she didn't want a Squire, so she often berates him. She does eventually come to respect his loyalty and apologises for being harsh towards him, however.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Went to "save" Arya Stark... who believes her whole family is dead or prisoner of the Lannisters... with a Lannister-customized sword, a Westerlands squire and a non-Northerner accent. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?
** [[spoiler:Decides to fulfill her oath to kill Stannis instead of protecting Sansa. Of course, Stannis dying will keep the Boltons in control of the North meaning Sansa continues to be in danger.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Renly dies in her arms after being stabbed by Melisandre's shadow-son. Brienne later tells Catelyn that this was the only time she was ever able to hold him.
* DoWrongRight: Her father, Lord Selwyn Tarth, was upset at her belligerent attitude to all her potential suitors and eventually shrugged and had Brienne given formal training as a knight, reasoning if she is going to get in fights and beat people up, she might as well do it right.
* DontCallMeSir: Does not like to be called "Lady" Brienne.
* EpicFlail: She wields a flail during her melee with Loras.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Defeats Loras in their duel using her size and strength, spear-tackling him to the ground.
* FailureKnight: How she feels about herself after the deaths of Renly Baratheon and later, Catelyn Stark neither of whom she was in a position to protect. Littlefinger even points out her inability to protect either of them in "The House of Black and White."
* FireForgedFriends: With Jaime, eventually.
* {{Foil}}:
** She is this to the Hound. Brienne has a lofty notion of chivalry and honor, aspiring to be respected as a knight, while Sandor does nothing but spit on the notion that knightly honor exists. Both are former Kingsguard members; Brienne is still loyal to Renly even after his death, but the Hound deserts Joffrey during the Battle of Blackwater. Neither character carries the title "Ser," although in Brienne's case, she's not entitled to it because of her gender. Brienne searches for Sansa because she wants uphold her vow to keep the girl safe, whereas Sandor only keeps Arya by his side so that he can sell her to Lysa for money. This becomes very evident during their confrontation and duel at the end of season 4.
** To Tyrion. Brienne is big, Tyrion is small, and they are both outcasts because of their physiques. They both wear mocking nicknames because of it and both cannot fulfill their respective expected gender roles in society: a dainty lady and a dashing knight. Tyrion has his brains to make up for it, Brienne has her brawn - and their brilliance goes unacknowledged by about anyone. They are both considered somewhat embarrassing offspring by their fathers, but Brienne's was loving or open-minded enough to help her become a competent fighter, while Tywin did nothing to nurture Tyrion's talents. They don't get to interact, but they both fill the role of Jaime's MoralityPet, and Podrick served as a squire to both of them.
* FriendlessBackground: She is ostracized by Westerosi society due to her unattractiveness, large size, and her pursuit of a traditionally masculine occupation.
* FullFrontalAssault: Does this to Jaime in Harrenhal's baths when he mocks her failure to [[MyGreatestFailure protect Renly]]. It's very sudden and powerful.
-->'''Jaime''': That was unworthy. Forgive me. You protected me better than most.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Like Tyrion, she ends up inverting this after Locke's bear leaves her with a nasty-looking set of massive claw scars on her neck.
* GroinAttack:
** She drives her sword through the crotch of a murdering rapist Northerner in "Valar Morghulis".
** During her brawl with Sandor Clegane she delivers a ''brutal'' punch to his balls....which he immediately responds to by delivering an equally brutal kick between her legs.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's the gender-flip version of the heroic male characters that typically fall under this trope.
* HeartbrokenBadass: She becomes this after Renly's assassination.
* TheHero: She is about as close to this trope as one can get in this CrapsackWorld.
* HeroicBSOD: She experiences this when Renly is slain before eyes. Catelyn manages to snap her out of it in time to flee Renly's camp.
* HonorBeforeReason: Displays UndyingLoyalty to an extreme. Continues to serve Catelyn Stark even after her death. Becomes a fault of hers as she's so committed to protecting the Stark children, she couldn't simply let Arya be with the Hound. She ends up [[AmbiguousSituation supposedly killing the Hound]] and losing track of Arya, meaning Arya's all on her own now.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:Kills Stannis, claiming she is doing this in the name of the rightful King Renly. Renly clearly wasn't the rightful King, and while avenging him is one thing, ''executing'' someone with a better claim to the throne, who killed Renly because they were committing treason and would have killed him, while saying those words was overboard.]]
* ILetGwenStacyDie: There was absolutely nothing she could do to defend her beloved king Renly against Melisandre's black magic, but she nevertheless feels horrible that she couldn't save him. She later feels this way about Lady Catelyn, who she similarly couldn't save because she was performing a task given by her and wasn't at the Twins at the time of the Red Wedding.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Renly.
* InSeriesNickname: Brienne the Beauty, an IronicNickname.
* InsistentTerminology: She is no "Lady". And you know what, she's also not a knight.
* IronicNickname: Brienne the Beauty. The men consider her to be unattractive. Subverted or [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zagged]] depending on your point of view as of "Kissed by Fire", when she's revealed to be extremely good looking underneath all that armor, dirt, and sweat.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Locke throws her into the bear pit at Harrenhal with nothing but a wooden sword and that ugly pink dress, and from the look of things she was holding her own rather well against the bear before Jaime showed up, but still in serious danger.
* KnightErrant: She's heading progressively into BlackKnight territory (as in the RealLife masterless, landless black knights) after the deaths of Renly Baratheon and Catelyn Stark.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Along with Barristan Selmy and Loras Tyrell, she comes the closest to being one. She's dedicated, an excellent fighter, unwaveringly loyal, protective of the weak, noble and good-hearted.
* KnightInSourArmor: She becomes this after she is unable to save Renly from a monstrous LivingShadow.
* TheLadette: A big part of her character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.
* LadyAndKnight:
** A gender inversion where she is the strong, brave warrior who is sworn to protect the handsome and gentle King Renly.
** After Renly is assassinated, Brienne then serves the gracious Lady Catelyn (a same-sex variation).
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Jaime (who is both shorter and considered to be way prettier than her) thinks she's far too masculine-looking for a woman.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: A very dark version of this trope is presented when Jaime suggests to Brienne that she think of Renly when her would-be rapists have their way with her. Jaime knows that Brienne will be killed if she resists.
* LightningBruiser: Both very big and strong (the actress who plays her is 6'3" in real life) and very fast (after losing her weapon in the melee, she is able to defeat Loras by ducking inside his defenses and tackling him to the ground before he can bring his weapon to bear to defend himself).
* LoveHurts: Although Renly did not return her feelings, she is still mourning for him in Season 4.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy:
** She plays the Masculine Girl to Loras' Feminine Boy.
** She and Renly are specifically the ActionGirl and NonActionGuy pairing. Brienne adores Renly because his sweet and caring nature is so different from the malicious, violent men that she has encountered in her life. Renly is fond of Brienne (to the point where Loras is even a bit jealous of her) because he admires a woman who, despite the numerous obstacles she has faced in her pursuit of a masculine occupation, is able to beat the formidable Knight of Flowers in the melee.
* MasterSwordsman: She's the winner of Renly's tourney, defeating all opponents, including the Knight of Flowers -- who's taken on the Mountain and the Kingslayer and won. She quickly takes down the members of Renly's Kingsguard who try to kill her, and even the Kingslayer seems impressed when he first sees her in action. Come Season 3, she easily defeats Jaime. Granted, he was wearing manacles at the time and somewhat out-of-practice, but it's still no mean feat, particularly since near the end of their engagement, she actually looked slightly ''bored''.
* MeaningfulLook: After she is appointed to his Kingsguard, [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/8196f4796977a6baa70b9ba96b12e121/tumblr_mvzef6GdpK1rg028zo3_500.gif Renly winks at her]] as he applauds to further communicate his warmth and reassurance that he's on her side, regardless of his followers' unfavourable opinion.
* MyGreatestFailure: She perceives her failure to protect Renly from a magical HumanoidAbomination as this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In her attempt to protect Arya Stark, she ends up [[AmbiguousSituation (supposedly) killing Sandor Clegane]], the only person left that was keeping Arya safe. And to top things off, she loses track of Arya.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon:
** Brienne is a victim of this; the reason why she's in love with Renly is because he's the only man who recognizes her worth as a human being and a warrior, and does not judge her based on her appearance or gender.
** Jaime suggests that, given her physicality and her affront to the rigid patriarchal structure of Westeros, more than a few men must have tried to rape her out of spite. Brienne replies, "one or two ''[[UnderestimatingBadassery tried]]''."
* NotSoStoic: She generally keeps her calm, even when slicing down a gang of murdering rapists. However, when she witnesses Renly's murder or is dragged off to be raped by some Bolton bannermen, she starts to [[BigNo scream]].
* TheOathbreaker: PlayedWith; [[spoiler:[[ConflictingLoyalty She swore 2 oaths]]: to keep Cat's children safe and to kill Stannis. By deciding to abandon her vigil to wait for a signal from Sansa, instead deciding to go after Stannis, she basically broke her first vow.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Further evidencing the darker take on her character in comparison to that in the books, in which she had never killed a man before. She seems to have no issue doing this when a trio of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] Stark soldiers confront her and Jaime on the way to King's Landing, absolutely wrecking two of them before killing the ringleader by ''[[GroinAttack driving her sword through his crotch]]'', making a point of killing him as slowly and painfully as possible.
--> '''Brienne:''' [[IronicEcho Two quick deaths.]] ''(castration)''
* PinkMeansFeminine: The dress Roose Bolton's men find for her to wear whilst at Harrehal is a very loud shade of pink. She looks like she's just waiting for the opportunity to murder whoever put her in it the entire time she's wearing it. [[labelnote:in the books...]]Jaime surmises its a form of psychological warfare on Bolton's part. House Bolton is know across the Seven Kingdoms as a House of torturers who get at their victims by playing on their weaknesses, and there's nothing that would infuriate Brienne more than being made to wear not just an ugly dress, but an ugly ''pink'' dress.[[/labelnote]]
* {{Revenge}}: She swears vengeance against Stannis for slaying Renly. [[spoiler: She finally takes it in the Season 5 finale.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Very briefly. Her gender isn't clear to viewers until Renly asks her to remove her helmet; when she does it elicits gasps from the crowd.
* SayingTooMuch: In "Two Swords," after she calls Renly "our king" while speaking to Margaery, the Tyrell lady gently, but sternly, reminds Brienne that Joffrey is king now. Brienne would get her head chopped off if Joffrey ever found out that she is still faithful to Renly's memory.
* ScreamingWarrior: Whenever she fights a powerful opponant she tends to let out pretty intimidating roars and shots of anger. Taken UpToEleven with her fight against Sandor Clegane in which she punctuates beating the shit out of him with a rock by screaming in rage non-stop.
* SecretKeeper: She's the only other person who knows the truth about why Jaime murdered Aerys Targaryen.
* SelectiveObliviousness: [[spoiler:When she is about to kill Stannis,]] Brienne calls Renly the rightful King, even though he was clearly a usurper.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While the gaudy pink gown doesn't suit her well, she still looks somewhat pretty in it, which is more than we can say for her book counterpart. In the novels, the pink dress makes Brienne seem more unattractive. Suffice it to say the leather tunic and blue riding skirt she wears during her time in King's Landing suit her ''far'' better.
* ShieldBash: She hits Loras' helm-covered head with her shield in the melee, but he recovers from the blow.
* ShieldsAreUseless: Her shield isn't of much help in the melee, as Loras causes enough damage to it with his axe that she is forced to discard it during their fight.
* SubordinateExcuse: She is the sole surviving child of Lord Selwyn Tarth (and therefore his heiress), but she neglects whatever duties she presumably has in her home city in favour of dedicating her whole ''life'' to protecting King Renly, whom she has feelings for. What makes Brienne's devotion quite remarkable is that, as a woman, she herself isn't obligated -- or even expected -- to physically fight for Renly when he summons his Stormlands bannermen (which House Tarth is a part of) to his cause.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** With Catelyn. Lampshaded by Brienne herself when she comments that Cat has courage, "not battlefield courage, perhaps, but a woman's kind of courage..."
** This trope also applies when she interacts with Margaery.
* TriangRelations: Type 4. She's in love with Renly, but he and Loras have already been a romantic couple for years, and she doesn't believe in any of the gossip surrounding them. While Renly is aware that Brienne is very loyal to him, it's unclear on the show if he ever suspected that she fancied him.
* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: She is the epitome of this trope. Only Renly, Catelyn and Olenna are able to look past Brienne's unappealing physique and see her inner beauty.
* UndyingLoyalty: She remains dedicated to King Renly even after he dies. When Jaime insults Renly's homosexuality one too many times, she becomes furious and forcefully grabs Jaime's head, looking like she wants to ''kill'' him. Brienne's vow to bring the prisoner to King's Landing alive is the ''only'' thing that prevented her from carrying out her wish. She still refers to Renly as her king in "Two Swords." Later, she still insists on bringing Sansa and Arya to safety after Catelyn's death.
* WhiteStallion: As befitting a KnightInShiningArmor, Brienne rides a white horse in "Garden of Bones."
* WillNotBeAVictim: Unlike most women about to be raped by soldiers, she really can fight back.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Not her, but her victories against two of the most formidable fighters in Westeros (Jaime and Sandor) took place when they both were weakened by illness or another similar disadvantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She becomes one with Jaime.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Renly Baratheon and Catelyn Stark are dead. Brienne doesn't have much of a home left.
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Cersei point-blank asks her if she has romantic feelings for Jaime at the Purple Wedding. While she doesn't answer in the affirmative, her sputtering, deer in headlights reaction tells Cersei all she wanted to know.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Cersei point-blank asks her if she has romantic feelings for Jaime at the Purple Wedding. While she doesn't answer in the affirmative, her sputtering, deer in headlights deer-in-headlights reaction tells Cersei all she wanted to know.
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A tall, masculine-looking woman who feels more comfortable wearing a suit of armor than a dress, the only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth, known as the Evenstar. Originally introduced as a warrior sworn to King Renly Baratheon, she's sworn herself Catelyn Stark (but not House Stark). Since Catelyn's death, Brienne has made it her mission to fulfill her oath to retrieve Sansa and Arya and take them somewhere safe, probably the Wall.

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A tall, masculine-looking woman who feels more comfortable wearing a suit of armor than a dress, the only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth, known as the Evenstar. Originally introduced as a warrior sworn to King Renly Baratheon, she's sworn herself to Catelyn Stark (but not House Stark). Since Catelyn's death, Brienne has made it her mission to fulfill her oath to retrieve Sansa and Arya and take them somewhere safe, probably the Wall.
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* TheCynic: In the books, she was more naive and relatively innocent; what we've seen of her in the show so far hints at a more jaded, cynical personality. For instance, she's under no illusions about Jaime surviving the night after his escape attempt, when she happens upon three hanged victims of the Stark army she's saddened but by no means surprised, and she manages to spin a fairly convincing cover story for herself and Jaime on the spot when confronted by hostile soldiers.

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* TheCynic: In the books, she was more naive and relatively innocent; what we've seen of her in innocent, while the show so far hints at a more jaded, cynical personality. For instance, she's under no illusions about Jaime surviving the night after his escape attempt, when she happens upon three hanged victims of the Stark army she's saddened but by no means surprised, and she manages to spin a fairly convincing cover story for herself and Jaime on the spot when confronted by hostile soldiers.
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