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Rhaenys's Side

    Princess Rhaenys Targaryen* 

Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

The Lion Tamer

The eldest and only daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen, as well as the only survivor of the royal family during the sack of King's Landing. In another time, she would have been stabbed to death by Armory Lorch, but she was thankfully saved by King Aerys's youngest Kingsguard, Jaime Lannister. She was taken to Dorne to be raised and protected, and now she seeks justice for the wrongs committed against her family.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: She is adored and beloved across all of Dorne and the Reach. Even though Arya is her prisoner, she can't help but admire her.
  • Big Good: Viewed as this by the people of Dorne and the Reach. She shows herself to be a benevolent and just ruler who cares for her people and hates that they will die for her without her knowing them personally.
  • Broken Bird: She was heavily traumatized by the slaughter of her family and her near death experience at the hands of Armory Lorch. She does her best to move past this so that she can properly lead.
  • Family of Choice: Views Jaime's family as her own, which is reciprocated. She also disowns Aerys as her grandfather and only sees him as a deluded madman who needed to die for there to be peace.
  • For Want of a Nail: Her whole survival threw canon out the window.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She started with her "black beast" Balerion, and she often asks for some manner of a big cat at her birthday. Veers into symbolism due to her relationship with Jaime Lannister - whose family sigil is a lion.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction when Arthur's showing at the melee in Targaryen armor threatens to unleash a bloodbath since she convinced him to wear the armor.
  • Purple Eyes: Her only Targaryen physical trait.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Very much Averted. Jaime has taught her since a young age to be fair and just. As such, she seeks justice, never revenge.
  • Sins of the Father: While the Baratheons subject her to this, she makes it a point to avoid this as best as possible. As much as she hates the Starks, she only seeks to punish Ned for his actions during the rebellion and leaves his children out of it. Of course, she'd rather they stay as far away from her as possible, so while she doesn't blame them for their father's actions, she doesn't have to like them.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The nail which utterly derailed canon.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She takes more after her mother in appearance, as her eyes are the Valyrian purple while the rest of her is completely Dornish.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Under her cool, confident facade, she anguishes over the fact people are going to war and will die for her.
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House Lannister of Dorne

    Jaime Lannister* 

Ser Jaime Lannister

The Kingslayer, The White Lion of Dorne, The Young Lion

The eldest son of Tywin Lannister and the youngest person to ever be admitted into the Kingsguard. In the tail end of Robert's Rebellion, he slew the Mad King, Aerys Targaryen, when he ordered his pyromancers to burn King's Landing in Wildfire. When told that his father sent Ser Gregor Clegane and Armory Lorch to kill Rhaegar's children, he was quick to act, but only fast enough to save Rhaenys. He now serves as Rhaenys's champion and protector, working to restore the Realm and put the Targaryens back on the Iron Throne.
  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Unusually sympathetic — he was head-over-heels for his twin Cersei, but his self-exile in Dorne and their respective marriages to another party led him to move on and try to find happiness with his new bride. Clearly the sane decision when you see how big of a Jerkass Cersei is.
  • The Ace: He's one of the greatest warriors in Westeros, if not the very best, and is one of the most revered figures in the South.
  • Action Dad: Four children by Allyria and he's still a full-fledged badass.
  • Always Someone Better: He's pretty much superior to his twin in every category, with the only place they are equal in is in their looks.
  • Arranged Marriage: Found himself roped into one to fully cement his loyalty for Dorne. It would go on to be a case of Happily Married years later.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe example. While the people of Dorne and the Reach see him as a Knight in Shining Armor and one of the few honorable knights left in the realm, his killing of the Mad King has resulted in others up North viewing him as a dishonorable coward. Ned in particular views his actions as those of a manipulative schemer.
  • Beauty = Goodness: He rivals his sister in good looks and is a hero to the South. His overall personality fits the mold as well.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: His killing of the king he swore to protect. A justified and sympathetic case since Aerys was a deranged monster and he was trying to burn King's Landing with everyone in it.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Originally has this with Cersei, but has since moved on and is Happily Married to Allyria.
  • The Champion: He serves as Rhaenys's champion, protector, and closest confidant.
  • Failure Knight: How he views himself, as he believes if he acted sooner, he could have saved Aegon, Elia, and Rhaella from Aerys's madness. That's before adding Joanna's death to the list.
  • Happily Married: He's grown to love his wife and she in turn.
  • Honor Before Reason: He refuses to judge Jory Cassel for Joanna's death despite being within his rights to do so. For him, his judgement would always be revenge whether he chose to kill or spare him.
  • Ideal Hero: Seen as this by Rhaenys and those in the South. He also strives to live by and uphold the ideals of Arthur Dayne, one of Westeros's greatest pinnacles of knighthood.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Rhaegar, Aegon, Elia, Joanna...
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for his inability to defy Aerys sooner. He feels that had he done so, he would have been able to save the rest of the royal family from the flames of his madness.
  • The Kingslayer: He's called as such by Robert and those who support him.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Rhaenys and Dorne's opinion of him.
  • Master Swordsman: He's arguably the greatest swordsman in Westeros, with the only other knight equaling or surpassing him in this regard being Ser Barristan Selmy.
  • Never Live It Downinvoked: His detractors ram him about killing the king he was sworn to protect.
  • The Oathbreaker: He's seen as this by those who serve Robert Baratheon.
  • The One That Got Away: To his own sister.
  • Parental Substitute: Strongly hinted to be this to Rhaenys who adores him and views his children as her siblings.
  • Passed-Over Inheritance: He was supposed to become Lord of Casterly Rock, but renounced his birthright when he became a Kingsguard. Then he ran away with the infant princess to Dorne, leading Robert Baratheon to cast him away from the institution. Due to the oath and the current king's distaste for him, his son was named heir of the Westerlands.
  • The Starscream: A sympathetic case. He betrayed Aerys and killed him because he was ordered to kill his own father and Aerys had ordered his pyromancers to scorch King's Landing in wildfire; which would have killed countless innocents.
    Allyria Lannister* 

Lady Allyria Lannister(nee Dayne)

The younger sister of Ashara and Arthur Dayne and the wife of Jaime Lannister. Following the death of her siblings, she was greatly saddened and in mourning. Years later, she was able to find happiness with her husband and their children. She aids the Targaryen cause to help them reclaim the Iron Throne and is one of Rhaenys Targaryen's closest confidants.
  • Ascended Extra: She doesn't have any significance in the books and is Adapted Out of the show. She plays a pivotal role here.
  • Good Parents: She's a kind, loving mother to her four children.
  • Happily Married: With Jaime Lannister.
  • Marriage Before Romance: She was grieving for her siblings when she was wed to someone she never even met in a political move. Nowadays, she's quite happy with her husband.
  • Second Love: Became this to Jaime.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Verbally tore Ned Stark to pieces and later made some pointed reflections towards Tywin. The Old Lion actually admires her for this, stating his son and grandson need a strong lady for a wife and mother.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ned Stark briefly mistakes her for her older sister Ashara until he sees her blond hair.
  • You Killed My Father: Really hates Eddard Stark due to him killing her brother and causing her sister to commit suicide.
    Arthur Lannister* 

Arthur Lannister

The eldest son of Jaime Lannister and Allyria Dayne. From an early age, he was raised to follow the ideals of his maternal uncle, Arthur Dayne. He currently serves as Prince Oberyn's squire, training to be a knight of Dorne.
  • Abdicate the Throne: Non-royal example. He doesn't really want to be heir to Casterly Rock and would rather spend his days traveling to far lands such as the Free Cities.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He cares deeply for his younger sister, and was so enraged at her "death" that he almost killed Jory Cassel on the spot.
  • Childhood Friends: With Quentyn and Cletus.
  • Cool Sword: The Lannister ancestral sword, Brightroar.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Temporarily when he decided to wear Rhaegar's black armor at Rhaenys's behest. Try telling this to Robert though.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named after his maternal uncle, the Sword of the Morning himself.
  • Heir Club for Men: As the eldest son of Tywin's eldest son, he's naturally considered the heir to Casterly Rock and the Westerlands.
  • Hot-Blooded: Oberyn appears to have rubbed off on him.
  • Purple Eyes: Inherited from the Dayne side of his family. However, since this trait is also shared with Targaryens, combined with the armor he wore during the tourney granting him an uncanny resemblance to Rhaegar; he caused Robert to send his Kingsguard down to fight him due to his appearance alone.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He inherited more of the Dayne looks and even has the purple eyes the family is known for.
  • The Squire: Serves as Oberyn Martell's squire. This also means that he gets to travel to areas as far as the free cities in Essos, granting him more experience than a typical squire.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: After officially renouncing his birthright by becoming a Kingsguard and enraging the current king by saving the infant princess, Jaime fully believed his children would be forced to make a life for themselves. Which means everyone is floored when Tywin proclaims Arthur his heir.
    Joanna Lannister* 

Joanna Lannister

The eldest daughter of Jaime Lannister and Allyria Dayne. She is often compared to her deceased grandmother, Joanna, in appearance, name, and personality.
  • Character Death: Except not really.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named after her paternal grandmother. Many Lannisters comment on the fact that, aside from the Dayne eyes, she's basically the first Joanna reborn.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has quite the barbed tongue. Tyrion has certainly rubbed off on her.
  • Defiant Captive: While she is captive under the Starks, she sure doesn't give them an easy time.
  • Generation Xerox: She very much her paternal grandmother in looks and behavior, and she's also best friend to a Targaryen royal female.
  • Parental Favoritism: Well, grandparental favoritism, but Tywin grows fond of her almost immediately upon introduction and prefers her over his granddaughter on Cersei's side.
  • Purple Eyes: Inherited from her Dayne mother.
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House Martell of Sunspear

    Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell* 

Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell

The Red Viper

The younger brother of Doran Martell and Rhaenys's uncle. He is a hot-blooded warrior who seeks justice for the death of his sister and nephew.
  • Action Dad: Has had many bastard daughters and is one of the best fighters in Westeros.
  • Blade on a Stick: His main weapon of choice tends to be the spear.
  • Character Development: In the prologue, he's blatantly hostile towards Jaime due to his father's actions. Almost two decades later, he considerably warmed up to the Lannister, so much he took his son for squire.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Doran's responsible sibling. Though it's worth noting that he isn't exactly foolish, just very hot-blooded. He'd also rather be this than turn out like his brother who has "his stick so far up his ass that it should stick out of his mouth every time he tries to speak".
  • Hot-Blooded: As ever.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards his niece Rhaenys.
  • Really Gets Around: He has quite the reputation and all of Rhaenys's personal guard are his bastard daughters. Though Jaime notes in his POV that Oberyn has been downplaying this recently in favor of Ellaria Sand.
    Prince Doran Nymeros Martell 

Prince Doran Nymeros Martell

The ruling prince of Dorne and the head of House Martell. He is an elusive figure who tends to keep his secrets well. In recent years, he has suffered from a severe gout that has made it impossible for him to walk. As a result, he prefers to remain in the Water Gardens where no one can see his weakness.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible sibling to Oberyn's foolish sibling.
  • Genius Cripple: His gout prevents him from walking, and his incredible cunning compensates for his lack of strength.
  • Perpetual Frowner: This is basically his default and borderline only expression. Though he does smile when he first meets Rhaenys in the prologue.
    Princess Arianne Nymeros Martell 

Princess Arianne Nymeros Martell

The eldest child and daughter of Doran Martell. When she caught wind of her father's plans to wed her to Viserys Targaryen and make her Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, she went off with Tyrion Lannister to aid him in his counsel of the Prince and see what she's getting into.
  • Foil: Another comparison to a canon counterpart. A strong-willed woman, betrothed to an inbred royal with strong jerkass tendencies, who uses her head and looks to keep him content and more or less harmless? Hello, Margaery.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: She enjoys so much Viserys servicing her that the Dothraki refuse to let their horses near their tent, the screams spook them too much.
  • Morality Chain: Is doing her best to be this for Viserys so that his sanity is maintained. So far, it seems to be working, though he's still a major jackass.
  • The Vamp: Extremely so, and deconstructed because her intended good-sister, Daenerys, quickly grows to consider her a slattern.
  • Wild Take: Her reaction when Illyrio Mopatis confesses this statue of a handsome youth in his mansion is actually his younger self.
    Prince Quentyn Nymeros Martell 

Prince Quentyn Nymeros Martell

The son of Doran Martell and the childhood friend of Arthur Lannister.
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The Sand Snakes

  • Amazon Brigade: They serve as Rhaenys's personal guard.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes.
  • Combat, Diplomacy, Stealth: Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene fit this. Obara, being both the oldest and the best fighter, fits the "Combatant". Nymeria plays the role of "Diplomacy" due to being the most active in social engagements. Tyene fits "Stealth" due to her Septa guise and her expertise in poisons.
  • Heroic Bastard: They are Rhaenys's protectors and all of them are Oberyn's bastard daughters.
  • Sibling Team: All of them are sisters.
    Obara Sand 

Obara Sand

The eldest Sand Snake.
    Nymeria Sand 

Nymeria Sand

The second eldest Sand Snake.
  • Knife Nut: She has way more knives than one would expect her to have.
    Tyene Sand 

Tyene Sand

The closest Sand Snake to Allyria. She typically disguises herself as a Septa.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She may dress as a Septa, but she inherited her father's nasty temper — wanting to poison a lord for being insulting towards a friend does not befit a woman from the cloth.
  • Master Poisoner: When Cersei tried to give a drink to Allyria (it was strongly implied she slipped something nasty into the wine); Tyene took it, gave it a sniff and immediately threw the wine away.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She exploits this trope by dressing as a Septa and following Allyria everywhere.
    Elia Sand 

Elia Sand

Lady Lance

The fifth child of Oberyn and the first of the Sand Snakes born from him and Ellaria Sand.
  • Odd Friendship: Arya Stark seems to like her well enough, for a supposed enemy to her family.

House Tyrell of Highgarden

    Lord Mace Tyrell 

Lord Mace Tyrell, Warden of the South

The Warden of the South and Lord of Highgarden. A bumbling oaf who thinks to highly of himself, most decisions for his house are made by his mother.
  • Bumbling Dad: He's a fat oaf who's about as bright as a lump of meat compared to most. Really, all his children are far more impressive than him.
  • Fat Idiot: He's gives Robert a run for his money in the weight department and he's not as bright as he believes himself to be. His mother has to make all the major decisions for House Tyrell.
  • Puppet King: When someone needs House Tyrell on their side, they go to his mother rather than him.
    Willas Tyrell* 

Willas Tyrell

The eldest son of Mace Tyrell and heir to the Highgarden and the Reach. He was crippled in a tourney when he fought against Oberyn Martell. The Tyrells sought to abandon the Martells following the incident, but Rhaenys and Willas's burgeoning fondness prevented such from coming to pass. He holds no ill will over his crippling and is a good man.
    Garlan Tyrell 

Garlan Tyrell

The second son of Mace Tyrell. A good man with a strong moral compass, he heavily dislikes his family's pragmatic decisions.
  • Nice Guy: Right up there with the likes of Ned in terms of moral fiber.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His grandmother calls him out on siding with Jaime and the Lannisters of Dorne when Joffrey and Arthur fought each other. While a noble thing it was to stop a fight, him doing so pretty much forces the Tyrells to side with Rhaenys when they were still on the fence about it.
  • Token Good Teammate: While the Tyrells aren't evil by any stretch of the margin, they are extremely pragmatic and will do whatever it takes to ensure their house's survival. Garlan is the only one who's a genuinely kind-hearted and honorable person, even speaking against his family's pragmatic choices. He'd probably be right at home with the Starks when it comes honor and kindness.
    Loras Tyrell 

Ser Loras Tyrell

The Knight of the Flowers

The youngest son of Mace Tyrell and a knight of the Reach. Secretly, he and Renly Baratheon are lovers, with his sister, Margery, serving as a guise to prevent people from discovering their relationship.
  • Badass Gay: A very skilled knight and "secretly" in a relationship with the Lord of the Stormlands.
  • Poisonous Friend: While he does genuinely love Renly, he is also manipulating him into his family's favor so that Robert doesn't have the support of the Stormlands once the war hits home.
  • Those Two Guys: Publicly he's got this with Renly. Behind closed doors, however...
  • Transparent Closet: When Margaery and Renly went to consummate their wedding, he entered the bedroom to serve as their witness. Riiight.
    Princess Margaery Tyrell 

Princess Margaery Baratheon(nee Tyrell)

The youngest daughter of Mace Tyrell and wife of Renly Baratheon. In reality, their marriage is a front to hide her brother's relationship with the Lord of the Stormlands. She is also good friends with Rhaenys and Joanna.
    Olenna Tyrell 

Lady Olenna Tyrell

The Queen Of Thorns

The matriarch of House Tyrell and the true power behind it. An old, yet cunning and dangerous woman, she is the one people go to for the cooperation of the Tyrells.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: She's not running House Tyrell in the official sense - her son is the Lord and ruler of the house - but she's the one keeping everything afloat for the Tyrells.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm A Senior!: The Queen of Thorns is in fine form.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She has great political savvy and cunning and is the defacto leader of House Tyrell. Tyrion tells Jaime and Doran that if you want the Tyrells on your side, you don't go to Mace, you go to Olenna.

House Dayne of Starfall and High Hermitage

    Lord Edric Dayne 

Lord Edric Dayne

The young Lord of Starfall and the squire of Jaime Lannister.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: He's around Arya's age and already a Lord.
  • Nice Guy: He's very courteous towards Arya - whom he accidentally captured - and refuses to blame her for Joanna's death.
  • The Squire: He is Jaime Lannister's squire.
  • Would Hit a Girl: When he decides to help Arya train, Jaime thinks he's bullying her and chastises him.
    Gerold Dayne 

Ser Gerold Dayne

Darkstar

The cousin of Arthur Dayne and a knight of High Hermitage.
  • Freudian Excuse: Not a particularly good one, but it does explain his dickish attitude toward Jaime. He utterly despises the knightly ideals set out by his cousin, Arthur Dayne. Since Jaime is following in Arthur's footsteps, that just gives him grounds to be an insensitive prick.
  • Jerkass: He's very deliberately an abrasive asshole to Jaime.
  • Token Evil Teammate: For Rhaenys's side and House Dayne.

Robert's Side

    King Robert Baratheon* 

King Robert Baratheon, the First of His Name

The Usurper

Originally the Lord of Storm's End, he began a rebellion against King Aerys Targaryen when his son, Rhaegar, kidnapped his betrothed, Lyanna Stark. Together with his childhood friend, Eddard Stark, and his foster father, Jon Arryn, they defeated the Mad King. Following the sack of King's Landing, he was crowned King of the Seven Kingdoms. However, Robert will not rest until all of House Targaryen is laid to waste.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He's a lot more unhinged here. This is a result of there still being a Targaryen in Westeros and his boundless hatred for them.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Cersei. They hate each other.
  • Big Good: He was this during the Rebellion. Emphasis on was. Nowadays, however...
  • Big Bad: What he's become.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Yells one out when he learns that Renly has packed everything up and headed back to the Stormlands.
  • Black and White Insanity: His mindset is that all Targaryens are mad lunatics that need to be put down and that anyone who opposes him is his enemy.
  • Blood Knight: Deconstructed. His desire for conflict and war that would wipe out his enemies has him begging for an excuse to go on the warpath and commit genocide against the last members of a House he helped slaughter. After Jon Arryn's death, he gets his wish and the war begins, only the realm may not survive.
  • Broken Ace: There was a time when he was the greatest warrior in the Seven Kingdoms, leading armies to victory and never losing a fight. His inability to move beyond his hatred for the Targaryens and his clinging on to past glories has reduced him to a complete wreck of a human being physically, emotionally, and mentally. Really, he is his own worst enemy.
  • Broken Pedestal: After he burns down an entire camp full of innocents just to kill Rhaenys, the Starks don't think highly of him anymore. They only continue to serve because they are sworn to his house.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He may suck at showing it, but he does genuinely love his children. He sent his eldest son to foster under Eddard Stark not just for a proper upbringing, but also to protect him by keeping him as far away from Rhaenys as possible.
    • He genuinely loved his foster father, Jon Arryn, and was utterly devastated by his death.
    • He also genuinely loved his "brother", Eddard Stark. Unfortunately, it's not enough to stop him from burning an entire innocent camp.
  • Family of Choice: He considers Eddard Stark to be his "brother". He's on better terms with the man than he is with his actual brothers.
  • Fat Bastard: He's gained a lot of weight since the rebellion and is more malicious than his book counterpart.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In his desire to end House Targaryen, he has become the Mad King he fought against during the rebellion. He ends up averting this because the "monsters" he seeks to kill amount to an innocent girl who's only crime was being born in the wrong family and the people who follow her.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: He used to be a handsome man, but almost two decades of feasting and whoring have withered his body away. Now he's just a shell of what he used to be.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In the prologue, he grimly foresees Rhaenys Targaryen's survival means another war down the line.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-universe, Ned and Ser Barristan are horrified when he orders to burn an entire encampment full of innocents just to kill Rhaenys Targaryen.
  • Not So Different: When he crosses the Moral Event Horizon by ordering to "burn them all", he becomes Aerys Targaryen in acts.
  • Parental Neglect: No interest whatsoever for his true-born offspring, finding them too whiny or soft. To his credit, he's aware of this and sent Joffrey to the North so that Ned Stark would raise him well.
  • Revenge Before Reason: His desire to kill all Targaryens for Rhaegar's actions have clouded his judgement.
  • Sins of the Father: Wants all Targaryens dead for the actions of Rhaegar, be they innocent or otherwise.
  • So Proud of You: When Joffrey blows up at him after he humiliated his son at the Council, Robert expresses pride that there's more of him in his son than Cersei.
  • Unwanted Spouse: Cersei would rather have her own twin brother instead of him. The feeling is mutual, as Robert has nothing but contempt for her, given that she's a massive bitch and complains a lot when things don't go her way.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His declining state of mind is a combination of the power that being King of Westeros comes with alongside his undying hatred for the Targaryens and his natural hot-bloodedness.

House Baratheon of King's Landing

    Queen Cersei Baratheon 

Queen Cersei Baratheon(nee Lannister)

The eldest child of Tywin Lannister and the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She and her twin brother, Jaime, were once lovers before he joined Aerys's Kingsguard. She seeks to bring Jaime back to her side, regardless of the risks.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Barely anyone can stand being around her. Her husband despises her, her father is annoyed by her, and her eldest son finds her too coddling. Addam Marbrand comments that absolutely no one wants to see her become Lady of the West once Joffrey takes the throne.
  • Arranged Marriage: Was put into one with Robert Baratheon. The only thing she can possibly hate as much as Allyria is her husband.
  • Berserk Button: At this point, basically Allyria and her children's existence. She despises them for "taking" her twin and refuses to see them as family, not to mention she utterly hates the fact that her father favors them over the children she gave him.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She's considered the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdom's and she's also one of the biggest jackasses seen so far.
  • Broken Pedestal: Jaime's time away from her has allowed him to see what a self-centered bitch his sister really is. Though he still cares for her, his romantic feelings have given way to a more conventional love for one's sibling, and even that's soured after their first meeting in years.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Had this with her twin until Robert's Rebellion. She wants to renew the relationship, but he declines.
  • Evil Aunt: Constantly refers to her nephew and niece as "Dornish bastards" and refuses to acknowledge their right to inherit the Westerlands. If Joffrey's suspicions are correct, she may have also played a role in Joanna's death.
  • First Love: Was this to her brother, Jaime. He since moved on to settle with Allyria. She didn't.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Literally. She utterly loathes Allyria for marrying her twin and bearing his children.
  • Jerkass: The hell was your first clue?
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Subverted. She reminds her father that Jaime's oath as a Kingsguard doesn't allow for wedding or children. Unfortunately, Tywin retorts Robert personally voided Jaime's status, leaving him free to marry and sire heirs.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Flat-out states to Allyria she will never accept her as her good-sister and it's strongly implied she tried to poison her immediately afterwards.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She's very racist to the Dornish since they "stole" Jaime from her.
  • Selective Obliviousness: She seems to have a habit of deliberately tuning out reality when it doesn't agree with her needs to the point where she genuinely starts buying the crap she's selling. Even after Tywin told her that Jaime was kicked out of the Kingsguard, therefore making his marriage to Allyria legitimate and his offspring true-born, she still fully believes them to be "Dornish bastards". She also rejects all the very blatant evidence that her twin has moved on and is content with where he is.
  • Stupid Evil: She tends to make some very dumb decisions. She asked her father to name her son Joffrey as heir of Casterly Rock and not her brother's "Dornish Bastards". Um... Cersei, you are aware that going from "heir to the Seven Kingdoms" to "heir to Casterly Rock" is a massive downgrade, right?
  • Unwanted Spouse: Robert cannot stand her, and we readers fully and utterly understand him.
  • Yandere: She's obsessed with the idea of bringing Jaime back to herself, in spite of all the hints pointing to him being very Happily Married and content to live in Dorne.
    Prince Joffrey Baratheon* 

Prince Joffrey Baratheon

The eldest son of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister. He was sent to be fostered by Eddard Stark in the North, where he was raised for five years. While incredibly prideful and prone to anger, he desires to be a great king and live up to the high expectations that many have for him.
  • Adaptational Badass: His fostering in the North has trained him into a very effective fighter.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: He looks more like a black haired Lannister rather than the pure blond inbred Lannister he was in the books.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Since he's not inbred from an affair and was send to the North for fostering, he's a bit more friendly and is more out-and-out noble than his sadistic sociopathic canon counterpart.
  • Always Second Best: How he feels about himself compared to his cousin, Arthur. They've actually proven to be relatively equal to each other, but the fact that even his father doesn't have confidence in him to defeat Arthur leads to this.
  • Berserk Button: He hates being underestimated or belittled.
  • Big Brother Bully: Nowhere close to how god awful a brother he was in canon, but he sure isn't nice to his brother either. The first scene we see them together in has Joffrey almost throw Tommen's new cat out a window because of his brother's perceived weak will. Granted, he just got out of being mocked by his own father at his first Small Council meeting, so he obviously was pissed beyond reason, and even then he doesn't go through with it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He typically wears the Baratheon dark colors, but while prideful, he's not a villainous person and wants to be a great and noble ruler. He just has so much working against him in that regard.
  • Drop the Hammer: Averted. Robert's attempts to get him to take up the war-hammer fail, as he lacks the aptitude for it and is clearly more of a swordsman anyway.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When the Kingsguard enter the melee to fight against Arthur, Cletus, and Quentyn, Joffrey orders them to stand down, as he believes in fighting his own battles.
  • Fatal Flaw: His stubbornness and pride are his most glaring issues, as they cause him to make rash decisions and harsh judgments on those who he feels are belittling him. To his credit, he recognizes that this is a major issue of his and asks Eddard to help him with it.
  • Generation Xerox: He's the hot-blooded proud Baratheon while his best friend, Robb, is the level-headed Stark.
  • Has a Type: He prefers a more strong-willed woman. Sansa is the borderline complete opposite of what he'd like.
  • Hot-Blooded: Inherited his father's fury.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Beneath his pride, he seeks to live up to high expectations. For him, being a good king means that he must be the best at everything. Unfortunately, he's met with constant reminders that he's just a child. His drive to prove himself superior to his cousin ends up further destabilizing the fragile peace of the kingdoms.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A self-entitled brat with an explosive temper who desperately wants to become a great king.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • During his first council meeting, he calls his father out on imprisoning Ned Stark. Since Eddard is well loved in the North, locking him up could cost them their best ally.
    • When a noble was accusing a peasant of attacking him, Joffrey points out that he needs unbiased sources of evidence to be certain and make the proper judgement, so the noble's servants don't count as witnesses.
  • Kick the Dog: Just barely averted. When his brother shows him the new cat he got, Joffrey took it from him and almost threw it out of the window sixty feet up. To be fair, he just got out from a rather unpleasant talk with his father, so he wasn't in the right state of mind. Thankfully, Ser Arys Oakheart was able to calm him.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He's as hot tempered and battle hungry as his father, while also being as prideful as his mother. Just like his father, he shows shades of letting that power go to his head.
  • Pet the Dog: He has his moments of lenience.
    • He shows mercy to a peasant whom he is certain was innocent of a crime he never committed.
    • He felt guilty for his cousin Joanna's death
    • After he started a pointless fight with his cousin, Arthur, and his friends, he acknowledged that he messed up and that it was a petty squabble blown out of proportions.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Robert's true-born son rather than an incest born bastard posing as his son.
  • The Rival: Is this toward Arthur, with Joffrey trying to prove his superiority. This being Westeros, it causes problems with the fragile peace and they may turn into straight up mortal enemies later.
  • Sanity Slippage: He wants so badly to show himself worthy of the throne that he starts to display behavior which is eerily reminiscent of his canon self. Time will tell if he goes all the way with this.
  • Shared Family Quirks: While he inherited a good deal of his father's battle prowess, he also inherited his old man's fury and his mother's pride. This is not a healthy combination, as he tends to be rash, aggressive, and temperamental with those he feels are looking down on him.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He does not take his father criticizing and ignoring him well in the slightest, while Ned Stark's advice is something he seeks.
    Princess Myrcella Baratheon 

Princess Myrcella Baratheon

Robert and Cersei's second child. She resembles her mother the most in both behavior and appearance.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Implied. Not much is known about her other than Robert referring to her as "whiny", though this may be a case of Unreliable Narrator. It does make sense though. With Joffrey up North, Cersei had to smother at least one of her kids, why not the one that's a mini-her?
  • Parental Favoritism: She's Cersei's favored child.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Ironically, she still looks like a mini-Cersei, blonde hair and all.
  • Spoiled Brat: When he thinks about her, Robert calls her "whiny".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Apparently, she's a miniature version of her mother. Guess the seed isn't so strong after all, eh Jon?
  • The Un-Favourite: Tywin prefers his other granddaughter Joanna over her. Cersei really hates this. Robert also doesn't like how identical she is to her mother.
    Prince Tommen Baratheon 

Prince Tommen Baratheon

Robert and Cersei's youngest child. Ironically, despite sharing the most with his father in appearance, he is neither his father nor his mother in practice and is rather docile.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Gleefully announces to Joffrey that the cook allowed him to pick a kitten from the recent litter.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: He may look like a Baratheon and be half Lannister on his mother's side, but he has neither the Baratheon fury nor the Lannister pride. If anything, he's so docile that Robert finds him boring.
  • Related in the Adaptation: And unlike his siblings, he's 100% Baratheon in appearance.
  • The Un-Favourite: His father barely tolerates him due to being completely Baratheon, yet at the same time not at all like one.

House Baratheon Kingsguard

  • Evil Counterpart: To the Sand Snakes. Both serve as the Royal protectors of their rulers, but the Kingsguard that serve under Robert are mostly just thugs and brutes who care more about their personal safety as well as lining their pockets with gold; while the Sand Snakes are genuinely dedicated to their family and will protect Rhaenys with their life.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The Kingsguard of old are dead, with the most dominant members being thugs and self-serving assholes who only want to receive payment and fill out their own interests.
    Barristan Selmy 

Lord Commander Barristan Selmy

Barristan the Bold

The Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and one of the most renowned knights in the Seven Kingdoms. He later leaves Robert's services after the King burns a Targaryen/Martell camp full of innocents.
  • Authority in Name Only: He has zero control over the Kingsguard, as most of them are made up of thugs and brutes who only care for themselves and filling out their interests.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Attempted to protect Rhaenys from Jaqen H'ghar, but the assassin only came to warn her, so she wasn't in any danger at that point.
  • Broken Pedestal: Rhaenys doesn't think highly of him anymore after he joined Robert's Kingsguard. She only lets him onto her side on Jaime's insistence.
  • The Cassandra: Tries to convince Rhaenys that Eddard is an honorable and just man and that he would never burn down an innocent camp nor kill Joanna. Since Rhaenys doesn't trust Barristan after he joined Robert's Kingsguard following the rebellion, she doesn't believe him.
  • Defector from Decadence: When he realizes Robert is ready to cross the line only to kill Rhaenys Targaryen, he switches sides.
  • Honor Before Reason: This is a major reason for his disdain for Jaime. Because he practically spent his whole life in the Kingsguard maintaining its oaths and following his King's orders, he cannot envision defying your oaths as a good thing regardless of reason. Even with Rhaenys telling him that Jaime did the right thing, he still cannot bring himself to accept it.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: After he abandons Robert's Kingsguard, he acknowledges that he to broke his oath as a Kingsguard everyday by serving Robert.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: One of the prime examples in Westeros. Jaime considers him to be the only knight in Robert's Kingsguard that actually deserves the title.
  • Old Soldier: One of the oldest knights and an absolute master of swordsmanship.
  • Pet the Dog: As much as he hates Jaime for his oathbreaking, he's willing to put that aside if it means protecting Rhaenys and even gives him his respect when he refuses to judge Jory Cassel for his unintentional involvement in Joanna's death.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Downplayed. He still dislikes Jaime for breaking his oath to King Aerys, but he's willing to put that aside if it means protecting Rhaenys.
  • Token Good Teammate: Aside from Arys Oakheart, he's one of the few true knights in the current Kingsguard. Becomes averted later when he shifts sides to Rhaenys.
    Boros Blout 

Ser Boros Blout

A rather obese knight of Robert's Kingsguard.
  • Asshole Victim: He dies when the Targaryen camp is burned down. It's actually more disappointing that his death wasn't shown.
  • Fat Bastard: He's fat and a cruel person.
  • Jerkass: Smugly laughs at Barristan when Robert bluntly chastises him for his failure to protect Aerys and dismisses him with what amounts to "do better or your fired".
  • Killed Offscreen: When the Targaryen camp burned down.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Joffrey remembers his mother talking to him, and his cousin Joanna's death has quite a suspicious timing...
    Meryn Trant 

Ser Meryn Trant

A sworn knight of Robert's Kingsguard.
  • Jerkass: Crudely smiles at the prospect of killing Jaqen after he does a job the King assigned him for and is even the one to suggest burning down the Targaryen/Martell camp.
    Arys Oakheart 

Ser Arys Oakheart

One of Robert's Kingsguard.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: While he's clearly hesitant, he still intends to follow his orders through despite any cruelty behind them.
  • Nice Guy: Unlike the other Kingsguard, he's courteous and polite.
  • Token Good Teammate: After Barristan leaves, he's pretty much the only genuinely good Kingsguard Robert has left.

House Arryn of the Eryie

    Lord Jon Arryn 

Lord Jon Arryn, Warden of the East, Hand of the King

The Lord of House Arryn, Warden of the East and Robert's Hand of the King. He worked to maintain the fragile peace between the Seven Kingdoms. He dies while Robert was at the tourney in the Reach.
  • The Ghost: He only ever appears in the prologue.
  • Morality Chain: He was arguably the only person who kept Robert's anger in check. When he died, Robert went on the warpath against the Targaryens.
  • In Spite of a Nail: He still dies in this story. With Littlefinger in King's Landing, he had no way to escape this fate.

House Stark of Winterfell

  • Animal Motifs: Direwolves.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: They are among the most noble and honorable of the Great Houses and the current Stark children each have their own direwolf.
  • Token Good Teammate: For Robert's side, they are the family that is unambiguously good.
    Lord Eddard Stark* 

Lord Eddard Stark, Warden of the North

Ned

The childhood friend of Robert Baratheon and the Warden of the North. He journeyed South with Robert along with his children to witness the tourney hosted by House Tyrell.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Discussed. Joffrey tells the Council that Eddard is loved by his lords in the North and that holding him for treason only gives them reason to march South and kill them all.
  • Being Good Sucks: Boy does being the good, honorable man suck for Ned. While he is most indeed good and honorable, he frequently finds himself blamed and hated for actions he committed during the rebellion despite his noble intentions; actions that he often finds it hard to rebuke. Then there's his best friend's fall into madness that he desperately tries to stop, only to be arrested for treason.
  • Black and White Morality: He has a very rigid view of right and wrong. Oath breaking is a major wrong for him, so he can't see the good in it regardless of the man's intentions. For him, there doesn't seem to be such a thing as Necessary Evil, just good and evil.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Well, more like 'good cannot comprehend necessary evils'. He can't see Jaime's killing of Aerys and violation of his oaths as having any noble intention behind it and believes that it was for a more sinister reason.
  • Honor Before Reason: His honor prevents him from seeing oath breaking as a Necessary Evil.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Downplayed with Robert. He stands by his friend despite it being very clear that he's losing his way in rage and vengeance, but he does acknowledge that Robert may be long gone and that his reasons for going to war again probably won't be noble. When Robert crosses the line ordering the burning a camp of innocents, he draws his sword on him.
    • He cannot see Jaime in any good light despite it being made clear that he sought to protect King's Landing and its people from burning to death. The dishonorable act of killing the king he swore to protect paints him as a villain in Eddard's eyes.
    • He also believes Rhaenys to be as vengeful as Robert, and thinks that her people want to go to war as much as his king does. In reality, Rhaenys doesn't want to go to war, though more out of understanding that the Realm won't survive another war rather than wanting anything to do with making amends.
    • More humorous, but when Ned sees Renly chatting it up with Loras instead of his wife, he gets concerned for his marriage with Margaery. He apparently cannot see that Renly and Loras are together despite their closet being so transparent that it may as well have faded from existence at this point.
  • Hypocrite:
    • When he condemns Jaime for breaking his oath to serve and protect the King, the Lannister retorts that Ned himself, as a Warden, was sworn to obey Aerys but chose to rebel. If we want to be just a tad fairer, its was Ned's ancestor, Torrhen Stark, that swore fealty to Aerys's ancestor, Aegon, not Ned himself. In addition, the oath of the Kingsguard is considered extremely sacred, with the only thing considered worse being kinslaying.
    • He tells Rhaenys that while they all committed sins, it is the reason behind their actions that matter. However, in this story it's become common knowledge that Jaime killed Aerys to save King's Landing from burning in Wildfire, yet he still admonished him for it. To be a bit fairer, Ned's POV also shows that he can't see that as the reason and views it as either an act of pure spite against Tywin or some elaborate plan between father and son.
  • Morality Chain: Oh how poor Ned wishes he was this, but as Robert having the guards arrest him shows, he hates the Targaryens more than he loves his "brother".
  • Parental Substitute: Strongly implied with Joffrey since he fostered the prince. Joffrey also looks to him for advice when he is uncertain.
  • You Killed My Father: Very much on the receiving end.
    • Allyria is blatantly hostile when they meet due to him killing her brother and driving her sister to kill herself.
    • Rhaenys states she would like to destroy him for helping Robert Baratheon to murder her family. Though she tones this down a notch when Barristan tells her that Ned would have also done what Jaime did and saved her.
    • Because his man Jory accidentally contributed to Joanna's death, the Dornish Lannisters really want him dead.
    Robb Stark* 

Robb Stark

The eldest true-born son of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully.
  • Generation Xerox: He's the noble, level-minded Stark in his friendship with the hot-blooded, battle-hungry Baratheon.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: After he shared a dance with Joanna Lannister, everyone seems bent on considering them a thing, only for him to protest he barely knows her.
    Jon Snow* 

Jon Snow

The bastard son of Eddard Stark. He sought to join the Nights Watch, but his father wanted him to journey South with him to experience some freedoms before he takes a lifelong oath.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Immediately worries when Arya confesses she went hanging out with Jaime Lannister's squire.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: He threatens to tell their father Arya went to the Lannister camp because he fears for her safety.
  • Have We Met?: He and Rhaenys are mutually intrigued by each other, feeling there's something about him/her...
    Sansa Stark 

Lady Sansa Stark

The eldest daughter of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's barely existent in the story barring one instance, and even then she never said a word.
  • Spoiled Brat: How Arya sees her.
  • Unwanted Spouse: When Ned Stark mentions the possibility of her marrying Joffrey, the prince's reaction is "not even if she was the last lady in the Seven Kingdoms".
    Arya Stark* 

Lady Arya Stark

The youngest daughter of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully. Unlike most noble daughters, she dislikes the behavior and ways of a noble lady and would rather learn to fight.
  • Action Girl: She wants to be this, but stigma against women becoming warriors won't allow for it. This is another reason why she enjoys her time with the Dornish; because they don't have such compunctions.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Asks both Jaime and Rhaenys separately what justice is when they state that's what they seek since as far as she sees, her family will die either way. Jaime casually gives an Armor-Piercing Response while Rhaenys just remains silent.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She wanted to spend more time with the Dornish because they were nice, fun, and allowed her to learn to fight. Now she's their hostage.
  • Foil: Just like her older sister Sansa in the source material, the faction opposing her family in the current war took her as a prisoner. The main difference lies in the fact Arya is treated as a guest in spite of her captors having very good reasons to hurt her, while Sansa was constantly abused for no reason.
  • Gilded Cage: Her situation in the Water Gardens. She's not allowed to leave but receives all the courtesies a highborn lady is due and the Sand Snakes even let her train with them.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Defied by Jaime, who states killing her would be revenge for his own daughter's death, but it wouldn't be justice.
  • Sadistic Choice: She wants to come home to Winterfell, but she really likes Edric and Elia Sand. No matter how it will end, someone will be hurt or killed by the war and she won't be happy about it.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: When she's taken hostage by the Dornish, she's surrounded by people hating her due to her father being responsible for Joanna's death. They don't hurt her in the slightest for her father's actions, but she can practically feel how much everyone hates her in Dorne.
    Theon Greyjoy 

Theon Greyjoy

The only surviving son of Balon Greyjoy and the ward of Eddard Stark. He is close friends with Robb and Joffrey.

House Lannister of Casterly Rock

    Lord Tywin Lannister* 

Lord Tywin Lannister, Warden of the West

The Old Lion

The head of House Lannister and the father of Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion. A cold and ruthless politician, he attempted to gain the favor of House Baratheon by causing the Sack of King's Landing. He is highly ambitious and seeks to make his house the strongest in the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Broken Pedestal: The Sack of King's Landing has tarnished Jaime's view of him.
  • Control Freak: Very much disgruntled by the fact he didn't got to properly raise his grandchildren into true Lannisters. When they refuse to come at Casterly Rock, he decides to surround them with family members loyal to him, hoping to influence them at his liking.
  • Death Glare: Gives off a frightening one to Robb when he dances with his granddaughter.
  • The Dreaded: Among the most feared people in all of Westeros. Eddard makes it a point not to get on his bad side.
  • The Lost Lenore: His late, dearly beloved Joanna. He's painfully aware she would disapprove what he did to her friend Rhaella's family and is implied to favor his granddaughter by his son because she reminds him of her grandmother.
  • The Mentor: For all his antagonistic behavior, his advice for Allyria and Arthur is pretty sound. Of course, he does have an interest into helping them to flourish since they belong to the same family.
  • Overprotective Dad: Sends a positively withering Death Glare to Robb Stark when he sees him dancing with his granddaughter Joanna. Rhaenys also muses he won't probably allow someone else than him to pick her husband.
  • Parental Favoritism: Even after Jaime ran off and became Rhaenys's protector, he still greatly favors his eldest son. He even favors his grandchildren by Jaime far more than his grandchildren by Cersei.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite Brightroar being the lost family heirloom that he had sought for so long, he allows his grandson to keep it, and this is after he got into a pointless fight with Joffrey that could have further destabilized the kingdoms.
  • So Proud of You: Under his sternness, he's actually happy to see Jaime settled with a good lady who gave him children with much potential.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Bluntly calls Cersei on her short-sightedness and laments his grandsons are nothing but hot-blooded fools.
  • Take a Third Option: On one hand, his daughter is queen of the current regime and his grandson by her is in line to rule. On the other, his son supports the former regime and his grandson by him is in line to inherit his title and lands. After Robert kills his granddaughter, Joanna, he chooses neutrality.
  • Villain Respect: After meeting Allyria Dayne, he acknowledges her as worthy to stand besides his son and become the future Lady of the West.
  • When She Smiles: Well, "When He Smiles". He rarely ever smiles. Kevan noted that the times Jaime sent him letters about his family is among the few times that he has. When he meets his grandchildren by his son for the first time, he smiles, something that utterly shocks Jaime and even Kevan to an extent.

    Kevan Lannister 

Ser Kevan Lannister

Tywin's younger brother and right-hand man.
  • Cool Uncle: Jaime is actually happy to see him again.
  • Nice Guy: He tries to smooth ruffled feathers between his brother and nephew, gently encouraging Jaime to reconcile with Tywin.

House Clegane of Clegane's Keep

  • Animal Motifs: Dogs. Makes sense, since they are the attack dogs of the Lannisters
  • The Brute: Function as the Lannister's muscle.

    Gregor Clegane 

Ser Gregor Clegane

The Mountain that Rides

The largest and most feared knight in the Seven kingdoms. He is responsible for the death of Princess Elia Martell and her son.
  • The Dreaded: He's terrifying not for any power or influence he has over others, but for his overwhelming strength and fighting abilities. The reason Jaime opted to save Rhaenys was because he knew he wouldn't stand a chance against The Mountain, and Jaime was already a Master Swordsman at a young age.
    Sandor Clegane 

Sandor Clegane

The Hound

The Mountain's younger brother.
  • The Dreaded: Not as much as his brother, but Jaime makes it a point that they should avoid him at all costs.

House Baratheon of Storm's End

    Prince Renly Baratheon* 

Prince Renly Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End

The youngest brother of Robert and Stannis. He currently resides over Storm's End.
  • Family of Choice: Part of why he turns on his brother is because he was never really a good brother in the first place.
  • Is That What They Are Calling It Now: When Joanna questioned Margaery about his whereabouts during the tourney, she said that he went with Loras to... *ehem*, practice jousting.
  • Transparent Closet: No one is fooled by his wedding to Margaery Tyrell.

House Baratheon of Dragonstone

    Prince Stannis Baratheon* 

Prince Stannis Baratheon, Lord of Dragonstone

The younger brother of Robert Baratheon and the lord of the island of Dragonstone. A man of great honor and duty, he stands by his family, despite his misgivings with his elder brother.
  • Cosmic Plaything: He views all the shit he has to put up with as the gods spiting him for his deliberate refusal to worship them.
  • Thicker Than Water: Played with. He is loyal to his elder brother, but due to his younger brother's disloyalty and refusal to call arms to aid their family, he may have to put Renly to the sword later.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite the rather iffy relationship with his brother, he still stands by his family as he is loyal to his blood.

House Tully of Riverrun

    Lord Hoster Tully 

Lord Hoster Tully

The Lord of Riverrun. His health is currently failing him in his old age.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He wasn't nice about it, but having Joanna held captive at Riverrun would only invite disaster for them, and the Riverlands have enough problems as is.
    Edmure Tully 

Ser Edmure Tully

The only son of Hoster Tully and the heir to Riverrun and the Riverlands.
  • Idiot Hero: He's very noble, but makes pretty dumb decisions without much forethought.

Essos

    Prince Viserys Targaryen 

Prince Viserys Targaryen

The second child and youngest son of King Aerys Targaryen. He was evacuated from Westeros along with his newborn sister, Daenerys Targaryen, by their protector, Willem Darry. They were discovered years later by Oberyn Martell and brought to Magister Illyrio Mopitas for improved protection and education. While Viserys has the strongest claim to the Iron Throne, a claim that aids Jaime and the Martells in putting the Targaryens back on their rightful throne, he unfortunately shares his father's madness and is very temperamental.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still no saint, but since he never sold his mother's crown, coupled with both Tyrion and Arianne working to maintain his sanity, he's just a bit less of a monster than he usually is.
  • Arranged Marriage: He was betrothed to Rhaenys to keep the blood pure when his father still ruled. With her off the market, Arianne was picked as his bride.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Dothraki really don't respect him, not that he doesn't completely deserve it. They do start affording him a bit more respect when he and Arianne make enough noise to scare their horses.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He's not happy to learn Arianne sexually experimented with other men and states he won't allow her to fool around after their wedding.
  • Lack of Empathy: His reaction to the Dothraki massacring an innocent village? Boredom.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Hates the man who saved and protected his little niece. This is also the man who back-stabbed his father, so cut him some slack.
  • Villainous Incest: Definitely still a huge jerk and he's none too pleased that he won't be screwing with either of his family members. He tried to slip himself into Dany's bedchamber right before her wedding and is still irked by the fact he won't get to marry his niece Rhaenys as intended.
    Princess Daenerys Targaryen* 

Princess Daenerys Targaryen

Dany, Stormborn

The younger sister of Rhaegar and Viserys and the last child of Aerys Targaryen. Her mother died while giving birth to her, with Ser Willem Darry taking both her and her brother away to protect them from the Baratheon regime. Years later, her brother sets her up to marry a Dothraki horselord named Khal Drogo in the hopes of gaining an army to reclaim his throne.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She distrusts Tyrion and Arianne (who have a genuine interest into helping her family) while she relies on Jorah Mormont (canonically a spy for Varys). Though if we are being a bit fairer, Tyrion is a member of the family that slaughtered hers and Arianne's sexual exploits don't paint her in a good light to Dany.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Since she imagines a true Westerosi lady as chaste and modest, so Arianne being The Vamp disgusts her.
  • Rose-Tinted Narrative: When we shift to her perspective, we see that she's rather ignorant about the reality of the world. She fully believes that her father was the hero in the rebellion and was wrongfully betrayed by his followers. It becomes more noticeable since her brother, who's more like their mad father, is waking up to the reality.
    Tyrion Lannister* 

Tyrion Lannister

The Imp, Half-Man

The youngest son of Tywin Lannister. He was ostracized by his father and sister for killing his mother during his birth and being born a dwarf. Growing up at Casterly Rock, his brother Jaime was among the few bright spots in his life. When Jaime ran off to Dorne to protect Rhaenys, he was left alone and ostracized again, his only comfort being his loving aunts and uncles who rarely visited. He eventually ran away to Dorne and now serves the Targaryen cause.
  • Anti-Hero: As his suggestion to poison Olenna to get the Tyrells on their side shows, he's willing to commit some pragmatic and amoral actions to further the Targaryen agenda.
  • Cool Uncle: His nephews and nieces by his brother absolutely adore him, and he reciprocates.
  • Deadpan Snarker: What he lacks in height, he more than makes up for in snark.
  • Mercy Kill: He kills a young girl who was trapped under her burning house, bleeding out and dying, to spare her from anymore suffering.
  • Really Gets Around: As Olenna points out, he has half the height of your average man, but twice the lust. He frequents any Brothel in the areas that he visits, with whoring being considered one of his best talents, and one that he's proud of.
  • The Runaway: He fled for Dorne in his twelfth year, right after Tywin learnt he had a grandson by Jaime - meaning Tyrion wasn't needed anymore as the spare.
  • The Un-Favourite: His relationship with Tywin was so bad he decided to leave Casterly Rock after hearing Jaime sired a son - the heir Tywin wanted all along.
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