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Warning! Beware of unmarked spoilers for Book 1. In addition, some characters are deemed Walking Spoilers themselves, and as such, their folders will have all spoilers unmarked. Also, please note that characters are organized by their starting organization, and may not reflect where their loyalties lie in the present.


The Starks of Iron Pointe

The Westerlands branch of the Stark family. Headed and founded by Lord Antony "Tony" Stark, Iron Pointe specializes in the crafting of weapons, armor, and other tools, and is considered to be the greatest source of weaponry in all of Westeros. Iron Pointe now serves as the base of operations for Iron Man and his allies.

    In General 
  • The Blacksmith: The main specialty of Iron Pointe is constructing and providing weaponry and armor to not just the Westerlands, but to all Seven Kingdoms, and they are considered to be the absolute best at their craft in Westeros. The only one possibly superior in this regard is Ulysses Klaue, and he's not from or usually in Westeros.
  • Color Motif: Showing their Westerlands loyalty, the direwolf of their banners is colored red and gold like the Lannister lions. This also shows them to be much more jovial and lively than their more stoic Winterfell counterparts.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pepper points out that the Stark family tends to bury their guilt by doing something really stupid and/or impulsive. To boot:
    • Tony created the Iron Man armor and became a vigilante because he felt guilty for not being able to save Lord Oaker's daughter from being brutally murdered. It also caused him to throw himself into work when he's appointed acting Warden of the West.
    • By contrast, Jon threw himself into vigilante work over not killing the Mountain when he had the chance, which resulted in Obadiah's death and Pepper's kidnapping. This later caused a conflict with Tony that took some time and effort to resolve.
  • Five-Man Band: They form a pretty neat one:
    • The Leader: Tony Stark, the Lord of Iron Pointe.
    • The Lancer: Jon, Tony's ward and heir, yet unlike the rest of the cast, he's a recent addition to Iron Pointe.
    • The Smart Guy: Phylup, the Castle Steward who keeps everything running, and is secretly a spy for the Council.
    • The Big Guy: Rhodey, Iron Pointe's finest knight and head of its small army.
    • The Chick: Pepper, the sole woman of the group and the one who keeps them together, and helps resolve conflicts between the other characters.
  • Home Base: Iron Pointe serves as this to Iron Man, Centurion, and War Machine.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: What the North thinks of them. It's not them personally, it's because they're living in the Westerlands and as such are too at risk to be used as puppet rulers to the North by the Lannisters if the main Stark family is extinguished.
  • Powered Armor: Of the Five-Man Band detailed above, four of them use sunstone-powered armors.

    Antony Stark 

Antony "Tony" Stark, the Iron Wolf and the Iron Man, Warden of the West

The Lord of Iron Pointe and Ned Stark's first cousin, after nearly losing his life to bandits Tony decides use his genius and skill to become the hero of the people, Iron Man.
  • The Alcoholic: Like the Tony Stark of the comics, he drinks a lot. Thanks to the Never Gets Drunk aspect of his family, he can chug the booze all day long with no negative consequences.
  • Arranged Marriage: He almost fell under this twice, but escaped both times.
    • His father once visited Dorne, and wanted to conclude a marital alliance with the former ruling Princess. Tony being born a male meant he couldn't become Doran or Oberyn's bride, and the Princess considered a Stark cadet bloodline too poor of a suitor for her daughter Elia. This pact is ultimately solved by Tony's ward Jon and Oberyn's daughter Natasha instead.
    • Horard attempted to tie the Manderlys to him by asking for a betrothal with their few-months-old heiress Wynafryd. Which prompted the teenage Tony to run away in Essos until his father's death.
  • Berserk Button: Really hates the word "bastard". When he becomes Jon's guardian, he immediately takes the necessary steps to legally give him the name Stark.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's vain and cares mainly for his comfort and work while annoying the heck out of his inner circle. He remains a Stark who inherited the wolf's blood and will remind his enemies this tiny fact when chips are down. Oh, and he's Iron Man, and figured out how to turn glowing rocks into the closest thing Westeros has to Power Armor.
  • Black Sheep: He very much enjoys rubbing the fact he's a wealthy, happy-go-lucky a-hole into his family's face.
  • The Blacksmith: Such a skilled one he gets commissions from everywhere in Westeros.
  • Cool Uncle: He's actually Ned's first cousin, making him the Stark children's first cousin once removed, but he fits well the archetype, especially for Arya and Jon.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Before donning the armor and making his debut as Iron Man, he gave himself an alibi by pretending to satisfy enough commissions to last him for a year - and doing them all in just two weeks - forging another suit of armor without the special mechanisms and asking Jon to serve as his Body Double while he's at King's Landing.
  • Daddy Issues: Horard Stark apparently subscribed to the Westerosi tradition of screwing with your kids in grand style. The first thing Tony did after his funeral was pissing on his grave, so very much resentment there.
  • Death Glare: A very fierce one. After seeing it, no one can doubt his blood ties with Eddard Stark.
  • Foil: More than one, actually.
    • He's everything Tyrion would be if his family only gave him a chance to prove himself. Tywin even acknowledges he was reluctant to grant Iron Pointe to Tony because the Iron Wolf reminded him of his dwarf son too much. It's one of the reasons why Tywin finally decides to trust Tyrion: if Antony Stark was successful, maybe Tyrion can be too.
    • At first glance, he and his cousin Ned are very much opposites, Ned embodying the typical Stark while Tony happily spurns his inheritance. However, both are hiding a sharp mind behind a mask - honor for Ned, Obfuscating Stupidity for Tony - and are fiercely protective of their blood relatives and innocents. Also, they start to grasp each other's mentality better over the story, Ned taking a level in cynicism about the royal court while Tony decides to take his duties as lord more seriously.
  • Giver of Lame Names: He invents the Egg McMuffin, and plans on selling it as "The Tony Stark", because, as the story says, he sucks at naming things. He also plans on selling a variant on it that Jon prefers. He plans on calling it "The Jon Stark".
    • As further evidence of his lack of name creativity, the only reason he doesn't call sunstones (the glowing gems that power his suit) "Starkstones," is because Jarvis won't let him.
    • He is the Lord of Iron Pointe, whose primary export is iron, and the man's nickname is "The Iron Wolf," so naturally when asked to come up with a name for his alter-ego, he calls himself "Iron Man."
  • Heel Realization: While he doesn't mention directly Ned's accusations, the speech he makes upon becoming Iron Man shows that he realized that some of what Ned said was true.note 
  • Hypocrite: It's a part of Tony's character to act like he's above criticism, especially before his Heel Realization. Ned calls him out on his self-righteous attitude and how he's so willing to call out others for their flaws yet deliberately ignores his own. He does acknowledge this after he becomes Iron Man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Proudly acknowledges he's a thorough jackass. But he's quite affectionate and considerate towards his inner circle, and is more than willing to help Ned with his troubles.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Since he's protecting the weak and innocent from wicked lords and vile bandits, Westeros as a whole considers him as this.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: He knows Westeros is gone too far for one single man to save, but Hells if he's not going to do something to improve the situation.
  • Magic Knight: His Power Armor grants him Flight, superhuman strength, and lets him fire laser beams from his hands. He may argue it's actually technology, the results are quite similar to magic in effect.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He may not look like it, but his mind can be so sharp you would cut your hand on it. How good is he? He successfully guessed who Jon Snow's mother was and blackmailed Ned into silence with it in exchange for maintaining his Secret Identity.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Arya notes that Tony is able to drink barrels of wine and not get drunk, which is simply an ability that all Starks have.
  • Not So Different: He may claim he's nothing like his cousin Ned, but he still inherited the drive to protect his loved ones and innocent people.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Genuinely childish, vain and self-centered, it's just that he's far more cunning than he's led the royal court, Tywin Lannister, and (most of) his extended family to believe.
  • Oh My Gods!: He kicks it up a notch by using the slightly blasphemous "by the Old Gods, the New and the Slightly Used/Middle Aged/Old Enough For Having Receding Hairlines".
  • Papa Wolf: After taking Jon as his ward, he outright tore into Catelyn Stark for being a Wicked Stepmother and bluntly told Ned what he thought about the fact he never protected the boy from his wife.
  • Parental Substitute: He thinks of himself as a Cool Uncle to Jon, but just look at his track record: he tears a new arsehole to Ned and Catelyn for mistreating the kid, bonds with him over tinkering with delicate mechanisms - almost a tradition for father-son pairs - and prepares him to follow into his footsteps - as Lord of Iron Pointe and hero to the smallfolk. Ned even concedes Tony was a far better father to Jon than Ned himself ever was.
  • Powered Armor: He is the Iron Man after all. His armor grants him greater strength than almost any man, Super Toughness, flight, and energy blasts.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Antony Stark, the Iron Man? Please, dude is shit with a sword and too self-centered to play the hero. That being said, he actually has a job- multiple ones, in fact. He's lord of Iron Pointe, bannerman of Tywin, and a blacksmith of peerless renown.
  • Runaway Bride: The reason why he fled to Essos in his teens was his father arranging his marriage with the infant Wynafryd Manderly. It also definitely ruined any chance for him to reconcile with Horard.
  • Secret Identity: Keeping the Iron Man separate from Lord Antony Stark of Iron Pointe is a life-or-death matter, since there is a very high risk of him being executed for vigilantism if discovered.
  • Skewed Priorities: His reaction to Jon saving him from Vanko is to complain that the armor he's wearing isn't one which he (Tony) made.
  • Spare to the Throne: He's in line to inherit Winterfell and the North Wardenship if Ned Stark's entire family met an untimely death. Tywin idly daydreams about this possibility.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His likeness to Ned Stark is noticed as quite strong, especially when he's so pissed he forgets the smile to break the Death Glare out.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Considered one of the best, if not the best blacksmiths on Westeros. Nobles from all the continent pays large sums of money to have weapons crafted by him, he's able to work Valyrian Steel, and above all else, creator of the Iron Man and Centurion armors.
  • Undying Loyalty: Subverted. He plays the devoted bannerman to the hilt because he doesn't want for Tywin to sing "The Rains of Iron Pointe" and feels no true obligation towards the Lannisters.
  • The Wonka: He's not an outright Cloud Cuckoo Lander but he shows a very childish streak and deep stubbornness. He also successfully rules over Iron Pointe, which he gave a reputation for quality craftsmanship.
  • You Are in Command Now: As a way to make amends about Gregor Clegane's assault against Iron Pointe, Tywin Lannister names him Acting Warden of the West.

    Vyrgina Stark 

Vyrgina "Pepper" Stark née Potts, Rescue

The lady of Iron Pointe. Born across the Narrow Sea in the exiled Potts family, Pepper returned to Westeros with her husband to rebuild Iron Pointe. Not exactly thrilled with her husband's plan to save Westeros.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Not her, but her Rescue armour. In the MCU canon, she only puts on the armour in Avengers: Endgame, her seventh film appearance with Tony and their last appearance together. Here, she puts on the armour at the climax of the in-series version of Iron Man 2, to save Tony from drowning with Vanko.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Tony was - still is - quite the scoundrel. She decided she would rather belong with him than become a pampered trophy wife for a wealthy merchant.
  • An Axe to Grind: Not afraid to use one of those, especially when her husband truly gets on her nerves. It's revealed that she actually has her own axe, specifically for those occasions.
    • After noting that Jon and Natasha's relationship is a mirror of his and Pepper's, Tony considers buying Jon his own axe.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Her knee-jerk reaction after learning about the Stark-Martell wedding pact is introducing Oberyn to her axe to stop him from taking Jon away, since he's the only available male Stark in Tony's household and as such a potential groom for Arianne Martell.
  • Damsel in Distress: A rare voluntary example. She offers to go with Gregor Clegane as a hostage and doesn't try to escape in exchange of Tony and the other residents of Iron Pointe's lives.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": When Jon calls her Lady Stark, she insists for him to use her nickname Pepper - he's family, so he can afford it.
  • Fiery Redhead: Tony often bears the brunt of her fury. He totally deserves it, too.
  • Happily Married: Her Lord husband is quite the child yet they are this.
  • Large Ham: Taking a axe against her husband's workshop door? Yep, she definitely fits.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Inverted. She's perfectly able to have children, she only doesn't want to because she's afraid of screwing them up - justified when you see how many Westerosi highborns tend to turn.
  • Marry for Love: Since her family was exiled in Essos, and Tony himself was the scion from a Stark branch line, they could settle together because they wanted to build a life, not because their union was politically or economically appealing.
  • My Nayme Is: Lady Vyrgina Stark.
  • Not So Different: The reason why she doesn't want children of her own: she thinks she would smother them Catelyn Stark-style.
  • Parental Substitute: She may feel Jon Snow is too old to be mothered and consider him as her little brother, but she's still the first caring important female figure in the boy's life.
  • Powered Armor: Dons the Rescue armor to save Tony during the end of Ivan Vanko's invasion of Iron Pointe.
  • Secret Keeper: One of the few in the know about the Iron Man's true identity, it gives her many worries. She later helps Jon to hide the fact he's heroing behind Tony's back.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She talked Gregor Clegane out of killing her with Iron Pointe's residents. Repeat, she talked the freaking Mountain That Rides out of killing everyone in the castle.
  • You Are in Command Now: When Tony is in his deep funk after his fight with Jon, she ends up becoming the de facto Acting Warden of the West.

    Jon Snow 

Jon Snow/Stark, the White Wolf, the Centurion

Ned Stark's bastard son, Jon is taken in by Tony after his visit to Winterfell and brought to Iron Pointe. Eventually named Tony's heir and legitimized, Jon decides to help Tony in his quest to save Westeros.
  • Adaptational Name Change: His Targaryen name is Jaehaerys rather than Aegon, as Mr. Chaos was a little bit annoyed about the show writers' decision and thought the name of the two most benevolent Targaryen monarchs would suit Jon better.
    • Played with with War Machine. While he fills a similar role, his superhero name and his suit come from the Silver Centurion suit.
  • Amazon Chaser: Implied by his most favorable reaction to first meeting Natasha.
  • Arranged Marriage: Gets set up with Natasha Martell.
  • Bastard Angst: He has a lot of grievances in life thanks to being a bastard, which also turned out to be for nothing since he was a true-born all along.
    • Fury deconstructs his upbringing in chapter 38 of A Crack of Thunder. Yes, he lived with a god awful step-mother and yes, his father lied to him about his origins. However, he was still raised among his family with the love and kindness of his siblings and father, was given a proper education and home, and the lies Eddard told saved his life. So, as Fury points out, he has no right to complain about his lot in life when he's had it better than most others who've had to live in Westeros, bastard or not.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He's getting really sick of being lied to, especially when people tell him it's for his own good. This comes to a head when he finds out that Natasha is part of the Council, and that Fury had her spy on Iron Pointe so he could recruit Jon.
    • Also, don't insult his siblings. It'll end very poorly for you.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a retractable one built into his backup armor.
  • Body Double: When Tony is summoned at King's Landing, he asks Jon to don the Iron Man suit and defends in his stead to throw the Crown off his trail.
  • Chaste Hero: Robb tried to take him to the brothel, but he was so afraid of leaving one of the whores pregnant he stayed a virgin.
  • Composite Character: He starts as Tony's Body Double by wearing the Iron Man suit, but later gets his own armor to become the equivalent of War Machine, though his suit is actually based off of the Silver Centurion.
  • Cool Sword: Shadowfang, a Valyrian steel sword with a sunstone built into the hilt, which Tony gives him as a wedding present with the intent of it becoming Iron Pointe's Ancestral Weapon. Word of God is that it was created to make up for the fact that changed circumstances mean that Jon will never get Longclaw.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prolonged contact with Tony brought his inner snark to the light.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Downplayed, but he really doesn't like to reflect on his past as "the sad little boy named Snow", and he doesn't want others doing it either.
  • Foil: To the Sansa from the books and TV series, believe it or not. Like his oldest sister, he badly idealized and glamorised a less than stellar structure (the Night's Watch for him, the Royal Court for her) only to be unwillingly taken as a ward by a family based in the Westerlands, with his blood relation to the Starks making him a piece in the game. Fortunately for Jon, he didn't have to endure a Trauma Conga Line and quite happily settled with Tony.
    • He's also this to the MCU Peter Parker. Both are aspirant superheroes whom Iron Man takes under his wing and serves as a Parental Substitute until a rowdy fallout, bent on doing good in spite of everything the universe throws at them.
  • Good Feels Good: The reason why he still moonlights as the Centurion: he finally gets to be the hero he always dreamed to be.
  • Happily Adopted: When Tony and Pepper decide to take him as their ward and name him the heir to Iron Pointe.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: As Mr. Chaos notes, this is a canon fact given his relationship with Ygritte. Hence his in-story reaction to being paired with Natasha isn't exactly disappointment. When he reveals he found the whore Ros attractive, his bride outright tells him he Has a Type.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Unbeknownst to him, Tywin seriously thinks about naming him Lord of Winterfell if the Old Lion has to wipe the main Stark family out, which Tywin thinks would give the Lannisters a Warden of the North loyal to them. Played even straighter when Ned reveals he's Jaehaerys Targaryen, third of his name, a rightful claimant to the Iron Throne.
    • Nikolos Fury then reveals that there had been plans to bring him to Essos so he could be raised along with his half-brother Aegon, but the war ended sooner than expected and Ned found Jon before the Council could.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: He's understandably startled and dismayed by the sudden obligation to marry. Then Oberyn introduces his drop-dead gorgeous daughter to him and he happily decides he can live with it.
  • I Owe You My Life: When Tony grants him a legitimization, making the boy a "true" Stark, Jon is ready to do anything for him. Even pretend to be the Iron Man to dispel suspicions.
  • Jumped at the Call: He always wanted to serve the realm. At first, he thought he could do this by becoming a Black Brother, but Tony ruined his plans by taking him as a ward. Then Tony decides to fight crime and corruption with the Iron Man and enlists Jon to help. Things finally reach a climax when Jon is granted his own armor and dons the Centurion persona.
  • Just a Kid: The reason why Ned and later Catelyn think he has no involvement in the Iron Man business. He actually started as Tony's Body Double before creating his own masked persona as Centurion.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: As revealed in Book 1, Ned Stark took him in as his bastard son because his birth parents were dead and as the last heir to the Targaryen dynasty, Jon would have been killed in the cradle if his true identity had been known.
  • Moses in the Bullrushes: It's revealed in Book 1 that he's actually Prince Rhaegar's last living child by Lyanna Stark.
  • Powered Armor: The Centurion armor, which stands out from the others due the amount of gadgets and secret weapons it hides.
  • Suddenly Suitable Suitor: Being legitimized and named heir to Iron Pointe means the bastard is now a very attractive bridegroom. Oberyn Martell doesn't waste time in remembering the marital agreement between their families and introducing the boy to his eldest daughter, since they are of age.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Since he learned just how much the Council interfered in his life, Jon can barely hold in his contempt for them. Unfortunately, they're the best informed and prepared to fight the Others, so he really doesn't have a choice if Westeros is going to survive.
  • Thicker Than Water: He casually blows Nikolos Fury off when the man accidentally implies the Council wants to turn Jon against Tony, declaring that in spite of their falling out, Tony is still his kin and entitled to his loyalty.

    Jaime Rhodes 

Ser Jaime "Rhodey" Rhodes, the War Machine

Antony's sworn shield in theory. In practice, he's his best friend in the world.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: When he lets Tony in the Iron Man suit coming with him to fight crime.
  • Cool Sword: A two-handed Valyrian Steel sword named Lawkeeper.
  • Decomposite Character: Jon, as the Centurion, currently acts as the equivalent to War Machine instead of Rhodey, though Tony is still trying to get him to join, with his suggestion being a suit that resembles the War Machine armor.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: The War Machine armor packs more weapons than the Iron Man or Centurion armors, and is more heavily armored to boot. However, it results in being much heavier, and thus much harder to maneuver and fly around.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Strongly believes in this, as he declares any difference between men fades when they are coated by a common foe's blood.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Vanko’s attack on Iron Pointe forces him into battle with his suit long before he’s comfortable with it, and the sheer number of available targets is the only reason he doesn’t completely embarrass himself.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, he bears the same name as Tywin Lannister's eldest son.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone at Iron Pointe calls him Rhodey rather than Ser Jaime.
  • Powered Armor: The War Machine armor, which stands out from the others by being the heaviliest armed and armored.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows Tony is defending justice and goodness in a magic armor and absolutely refuses to help because (a) it's dangerous, (b) Pepper would kill him.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: He asks Jon to use his nickname since they fought together an encampment of mercenaries to rescue Tony.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tony relentlessly nags and baits him, Rhodey shamelessly snarks and insults him. They fit.

    Obadiah Stane 

Obadiah Stane

The steward of Iron Pointe, who manages to perfectly run the castle in spite of Tony.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He never commanded Tony's abduction nor used the Iron Monger suit, being perfectly loyal to the Starks of Iron Pointe and dying at the hands of Gregor Clegane.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Answers to "Obie" in his Lord's household.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: He's working for Tony. Poor guy outright deserves his raise.
  • Decomposite Character: Here, he's nothing but Tony's loyal steward, with Gregor Clegane becoming Iron Monger and Renly Baratheon being responsible for Tony's abduction.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted, when Oberyn visits Iron Pointe, he expresses his condolences and states he would have helped to avenge him if he had been able to.
  • Not His Sled: If you're familiar with the Iron Man mythos, you know what role he's going to play, right? Except Decomposite Character kicks in, so Stane died at the hands of the villainous Iron Monger.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Dies gruesomely at the Moutain's hands, spurring Tony to end the Clegane.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Gregor Clegane brutally slaughters him for being in his way when he comes assaulting Tony.


Phylyp, Son of Coul

Tony and Pepper's new steward at Iron Pointe as of A Crack of Thunder.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Accidentally outs himself as one of the Council's agents when Natasha comes clean about her own affiliation to them, believing his cover was ruined too.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Runs everything at Iron Pointe while Tony is otherwise occupied. Unlike the usual example, this isn't because Tony is unintelligent or lazy, but because he's busy being the acting Warden of the West.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: No family name, but explicitly known as the Lefford castellan's son, making him Coul's son... which is actually how such family names were introduced in the real world, with names like "Peter's son," being shortened to names like "Peterson," or in this case, "Son of Coul," got shortened to "Coul's Son," and then to "Coulson."
  • In the Blood: His father Coul served as the Lefford family's castellan, so Phylyp perfectly knows how to manage a castle.
  • The Mole: It's revealed in Book 2 that he was this for the Council.
  • My Nayme Is: Phylyp instead of Phillip.


The Starks of Winterfell

The ruling house of the North. Their current head is Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, the Warden of the North. After Ned's liberation from King's Landing and Sansa's death, the Northern bannermen proclaim him as their king, reforming the once Lordly house into a Kingly house.

    In General 
  • Animal Motifs: The direwolf is theirs.
  • Color Motif: They generally have dull shades of white and grey. Showing themselves as more serious and stern compared to the more lively and jovial Iron Pointe Starks.
  • Fatal Flaw: Like the Starks of Iron Pointe above, they tend to cope with guilt by doing something stupid and/or brash. To boot:
    • Ned felt so awful over Lyanna's death that he let Catlyn believe he was unfaithful to her instead of passing Jon off as Brandon's offspring
    • Benjen still went to the Wall in spite of the Stark bloodline's desperate need for heirs because he wanted to punish himself for knowing about Lyanna's intent to elope.
  • Never Gets Drunk: A family trait among them is that those with Stark blood are incapable of getting drunk no matter how much wine, ale, mead, or any kind of alcoholic drink they consume. It's later revealed that Thor cursed their ancestor to have an Asgardian constitution, so it would take drinks made specifically for Asgardians to get them remotely drunk.

    Eddard Stark 

Eddard "Ned" Stark, the Quiet Wolf, King in the North, and The Punisher

The Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell. Tony's first cousin. Fears that the Iron Man will bring about a Civil War in Westeros.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Tywin says the North loves Ned so much, even more so after becoming their King, that he could claim to be one of the Old Gods in human from, and they would believe him without question.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Punisher in comics is a brutal vigilante who at times would even go after retired thieves and drug addicts, often barely skirting the line between hero and villain. Here, he's Ned Stark, who is one of the most honorable men in all of Westeros, if not the world.
  • Adult Fear:
    • He claimed the infant Jaehaerys Targaryen as his bastard son to protect the newborn from Robert's wrath, since the child was the living proof Lyanna loved another man. Even after Robert's death, he has to maintain the lie because many in Westeros would happily slaughter the last Targaryen.
    • He's ready to lie and shame his name to save his daughter's life... only for Sansa to die right before him.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: When his bannermen acclaim him as King in the North.
  • Badass Normal: Currently, all Ned has are his combat training and experience, his Valyrian steel greatsword, Ice, and the inability to get drunk. Despite this, the reason Tony doesn't want to fight Ned isn't that he's afraid of killing Ned, but that he knows that Ned could and would kill him if he wanted to. Fittingly, he is this story's version of The Punisher, one of the Badass Normals of the Marvel universe.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Keeps a journal of every Lannister he's killed and how, so he never forgets any of his actions, for good or ill.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just like in canon, only even more pronounced. For all his faults, he is a genuinely nice, noble, well-meaning lord and is shaping up to be a good king, but Book 2 has made it quite clear that, when he vowed to kill all the Lannisters for Sansa's death, he meant it.
  • Break Them by Talking: Mercilessly reveals to Jaime that Cersei isn't as faithful to him as he is to her. Jaime refuses to give any outwards signs of his shock, but he truly was shaken.
  • Composite Character: Between the white weirwood on his breastplate and his intention to kill all of the Lannisters, he becomes Westeros' The Punisher. Chapter 22 of A Crack of Thunder reveals that this has become one of his nicknames amongst the Small Folk.
  • Cool Sword: His legendary Valyrian steel greatsword: Ice.
  • The Dreaded: He becomes this to the Lannister forces, so much so that they call him The Punisher.
  • Ermine Cape Effect: After being acclaimed King in the North, his bannermen push for him to dress in a suitably regal manner.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Ned admits to Catelyn that he simply can't understand why Robert didn't take the responsibilities of being king seriously, especially now that he's a king himself.
  • The Good King: During the war in the Riverlands, he ensures that every town that is liberated by his men is fixed up so they can get back on their feet and return to what may amount to a normal life.
  • Heel Realization: He's unhappy when he understands how he and Catelyn butchered their children's education: Robb can play the lord but doesn't know to act the lord, Sansa thinks life is a song and Arya really doesn't want to be a perfect Southern lady.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Admits to himself that he fears what his Roaring Rampage of Revenge is turning him into. Fittingly, the Punisher of the mainstream comics is practically Marvel's poster boy for this trope.
  • Honor Before Reason: His biggest flaw is his adherence to a strong sense of honor, and his belief in others to be just as noble. It also makes him way too law abiding for his own good.
    • His first reaction when he learns the Iron Man's deeds is condemning him for not reporting the crimes to his lord, as the law should have been handled by the ones with the position to do.
    • He's aware this is a big flaw of his, acknowledging it will get him killed one day. He seems to grow out of this after escaping King's Landing.
    • Pretty much subverted after the event above. Ned might still be a honorable man, but he won't let it cloud his judgement. He even told Robb that sometimes it is better to flee a losing battle than to die honorably, because honor can be regained, but a lost life can't.
  • Kill Them All: His decision about the Lannisters following Sansa's death to Joffrey's hands.
  • Memetic Badass: He becomes an In-Universe one during the War of the Five Crowns as the Punisher. He's so feared on the battlefield that his enemies shit their pants at the idea of fighting him. They even say that there was a reason he stayed in the North: He was being kind.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Arya knows that the idea that her father went drinking with Tony and got so drunk he injured himself is false because Ned, like Tony, can drink barrels of alcohol and not be affected. It's a trait that all Starks share.
  • Not So Stoic: When his cousin is suspected to be Iron Man, Ned almost bursts a gut laughing. The Small Council is visibly freaked by his reaction.
  • Papa Wolf: Lame pun aside, there is nothing he wouldn't do for his children. Even methodically, mercilessly slaughter an entire family for his daughter's demise.
  • The Promise:
    • He swore his sister he would protect her newborn son from danger.
    • After his daughter's death, he promises to destroy the Lannisters.
  • Secret Keeper: He first refused to believe his cousin could be the Iron Man until he truly considered the facts in front of him, leading him to conclude Tony was actually pulling the wool over the royal court's eyes. And he was right.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Zigzagged. He's ready to wage a war of complete extermination against the Lannisters no matter their degree of relation to the main branch because of his daughter's murder, yet he can't bring himself to execute Theon for the youth's own family rebelling.
  • Spanner in the Works: His rapid riding to find his sister Lyanna spoiled the Council's plans to ship young Jaehaerys/Jon away so he could be raised with Aegon Targaryen and become The Lancer when he came to take the Iron Throne back.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: As seen in Honor Before Reason above, he strongly believes in the current system and disproves of vigilantes that take justice into their own hands, and believes most lords are as honor and duty-driven as he is. After narrowly escaping his execution and witnessing Sansa's death, he casts this trope off, realizing that most of the Westerosi Lords are incredibly corrupt and selfish, and will ignore an injustice if it benefits them (or if it doesn't affect them), caring only for amassing wealth and power while ignoring the smallfolk's woes, coming to the depressing realization that he's the exception rather than the rule, and that the smallfolk do need the Iron Man and similar heroes to protect and take care of them.

    Catelyn Stark 

Catelyn Stark née Tully, the Queen in the North

The Lady of Winterfell. Really doesn't like Jon Snow or her husband's cousin Antony for bringing shame to the Stark name.
  • Berserk Button: Jon Snow's very existence. Let's be fair, a lady has a right to be pissed when her husband brings his illegitimate kid under their roof, but Cat takes it a bit too far. As, she really hates the idea of Jon being considered a genuine Stark, meaning she's livid when Tony legitimizes him as his heir.
  • Character Development: In Book 1, she was rather antagonistic, with her often lambasting Jon and Tony and having prejudice toward Jon's bastard heritage. By Book 2, she's considerably less irrational and more mature, having learned from her mistakes and making amends.
  • Composite Character: Her dream in her first Book 3 POV chapter suggests that she's going to become the Phoenix.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: After meeting Iron Man and the Centurion, she concludes Jory Cassel and Benjen Stark wear the armors. Her reasoning is very sound and logical and utterly wrong.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • She's speechless when Samwell confesses his own father wanted to kill him for being an unfit heir. For a mother who almost lost her son to murder, the idea of ordering your child's death is more than repulsive.
    • When Lysa Arryn forces another trial by combat on Tyrion, she's appalled with the Arryn courtiers.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her rashness. Apparently, there is an inborn streak of impulsivity in the Tully family.
  • Heel Realization: When she suffers two What the Hell, Hero? speeches from the Centurion and her husband, she starts to understand she made very bad choices in her life and resolves to do better.
  • Hidden Depths: Catelyn is actually a pretty good schemer and diplomat when she doesn't let her temper get the better of her. She was able to smuggle Tyrion to the Vale right under Tywin's nose, for example, and come to his defense when Lysa tried to subject him to a Kangaroo Court.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Tony feels that she wouldn't be wrong to blame him for Sansa's death. Jon disagrees, claiming that she should blame Joffrey, since he's the one who killed her.
  • Jerkass to One: She's mostly kind, if very uptight, but she loses her nice attributes around Tony and Jon. In Tony's case, it's because he's an unrepentant troll who enjoys breaking rules and rubbing this fact in her face, while Jon is her husband's bastard son (except not really). After Sansa's death and getting chewed out by Eddard and Centurion, she starts losing the Jerkass part and tries to make up for what she's done.
  • Kick the Dog: Telling Jon he should have fallen instead of Bran. Tony called her out on this. Very strongly.
  • My Beloved Smother: How she's considered at large. She later admits that she did indeed make this mistake.
  • Noble Bigot: She's a noble of the Tully family and now the Stark family through marriage, and she heavily looks down on, if not outright despises, bastards. She starts moving past this after Sansa's death and getting chewed out by Centurion and Eddard.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She had to learn her eldest daughter's demise at King's Landing.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed. She's certainly a jerkass amongst the other Starks, especially to Tony and Jon (though in fairness, Tony himself was quite the self-admitted douche, Jon was far less reasonable), but she genuinely wants to help and cares for her family. This becomes subverted in A Crack of Thunder, where she Took a Level in Kindness and acknowledges that she screwed up hard.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Saying she doesn't like Jon Snow would be a first-grade understatement. She's actually his wicked aunt since Ned stayed faithful to her and lied about his nephew Jaehaerys' true parentage. Though she does try to avert this after her Heel Realization.

    Robb Stark 

Robb Stark, the Young Wolf

Ned Stark's oldest son by his lady wife Catelyn Tully. Quite the amiable fellow until something wrong happens to his family.
  • Adult Fear: Everything turning bad for his siblings. First of all, Bran falls from a tower and becomes a cripple, then Sansa dies and Arya disappears, and finally Rickon vanishes right in front of him.
  • Agent Scully: He's rather skeptic about Jojen Reed's claims of being a greenseer, since everyone and their goldfish wants to be the next mythic hero after the Iron Man's rising, and thinks the boy is simply trying to impress him. After Rickon gets sucked into a portal in the crypt, he starts to be open-minded, before he starts to give this up fully when the Guardians of the Galaxy, and all their madness, come spilling back out of the portal to save his home from enemies wielding what are basically lightsabers.
  • Arranged Marriage: With one of Walder Frey's daughters. He does get married soon after, as Ned insists on it, and Walder swears Robb will be happy with his new bride.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Fully aboard with his father's promise to destroy the Lannisters in revenge for Sansa's death.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: While he's dealing with Rocket Raccoon and Groot, he's grateful that Jon Snow (now Stark) is somewhere safe and boring. At the same time as he's wishing this, he's fighting against Vanko with his own Power Armor.
  • Happily Married: It appears to be that his marriage to Roslin Frey may actually be a good one.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Both Sansa's death and Arya's disappearance hit him hard.
  • Heroic BSoD: Seeing Rickon get sucked by a portal in the depths of Winterfell's crypt leaves him screaming.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He fully acknowledges he's nothing but a young boy who played at war because he wanted to free his father and sisters, and it will be best for him to go back to Winterfell while more competent people take over the war effort.
  • I Wished You Were Dead: Became so exasperated with Rickon's needs (in light of their parents not being around) that he wished he'd go away. Understandably, he's guilt-ridden after Rickon disappears.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Not only he's unaware of Sansa having being possessed by the Night's Queen and Arya joining the Brotherhood, he believes Jon is currently enjoying a quiet, safe life in Iron Pointe. Oh, Robb Stark, you know nothing.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Theon comments that he has never been able to keep up with him when drinking. This is a trait shared by all Starks, as it doesn't affect Arya at all and Tony can drink barrels of alcohol and not feel a thing.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Walder appears to have been right, as Robb and Roslin quickly become utterly devoted to each other.
  • Put on a Bus: With his father leading the Northern army, the plan is for him to go back to Winterfell with his new Frey bride to be safe since he's the heir.

    Sansa Stark 

Sansa Stark, the Little Bird, the Red Wolf

Ned Stark's oldest daughter. An easy life in Winterfell has caused her to believe life is like the songs the bards sing, leading to tragic results.
  • And I Must Scream: If what Tyrion is dreaming about is correct, Sansa may be actually suffering this while the Night's Queen controls her body.
    • Also implied by the stories Old Nan told Bran, which say that wights retain their souls while their bodies rot and kill their loved ones, being aware of what is happening but unable to do anything.
  • Big Brother Bully: Well, Big Sister. She's awful towards Arya, calling her a liar for talking about the Iron Man and trying to hurt her by calling her a bastard.
  • Body Surf: In chapter 50 of A Crack of Thunder, she manages to escape the Night's Queen's possession of her own body by resurrecting Lady and warging into her.
  • Came Back Wrong: This happens to her following her death, as the Night's Queen possesses her body.
  • Composite Character: After resurrecting Lady's body and warging into it, she becomes the story's incarnation of the Red Wolf.
  • Death by Falling Over: She struggles with Joffrey when he uses her as a Human Shield, leading her to slip up and shatter her skull on the steps of Baelor's Sept.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her telling Cersei about her father planning to leave King's Landing surely backfired on her.
  • Fighting from the Inside: When she sees Lady's stuffed and mounted corpse, Sansa manages to take over her body long enough to beg for help.
    • It's implied that she was the one who gave orders to recover Lady, including providing the location of the grave and information on how to prepare the corpse.
  • Kill the Cutie: She ends up getting brutally murdered, and in front of her daddy, no less!
  • Loss of Identity: She fears this happening to her after ending up in Lady's body.
  • My Greatest Failure: Eventually comes to realize that her biggest mistake was turning her back on her Northern heritage.
  • Not Quite Dead: She's still technically alive due to her soul being trapped in her own body by the Night Queen. Her spirit is later able to eventually warg into Lady's resurrected body to escape.
  • Skeptic No Longer: When Arya starts babbling about the Iron Man, she first accuses her of lying. When their father confirms it as truth, she immediately becomes a major fangirl for the mystic knight and is aghast about Ned's refusal to grant him honors for his bravery.
  • Sweet Tooth: Really likes her lemoncakes. Arya notes she puts on weight since the Starks are in King's Landing.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Like the Sansa of the books and TV series, but arguably worse. She's confronted with the brutal truth that her betrothed is an absolute monster when he orders her father to be executed. Although Ned is saved by Iron Man, Joffrey then uses Sansa as a human shield, accidentally causing her to fall down the stairs and die. Then the Night's Queen possesses her body... and if Tyrion's dreams are correct, she's still in there somewhere, and possibly aware that the Night's Queen is using her body to take over the Red Keep.

    Arya Stark 

Arya Stark, aka Kat, the Wild Wolf, Shadowcat

Ned Stark's youngest daughter. Head strong and independent, she is on a journey to discover her true power.
  • Admiring the Abomination:
    • Her reaction when Mystique kills Meryn Trant and his goons right before her? She gushes over her grace and blue skin.
    • While she was serving as Tywin's cup-bearer, she was actually disappointed with Harrenhal being mundane and not the creepy Eldritch Location she heard about growing up.
  • Ambiguously Human: Her point of view reveals the Stark family may be this, with small things such as the fact they Never Gets Drunk and the canon powers of greensight and warging. Later confirmed in A Crack of Thunder, when Mystique and Magneto induct her into the Brotherhood and mystically activate her powers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: After she mutates and gets a Plot-Relevant Age-Up, the clothes she was wearing at the time end up being too small for her, with this as side-effect.
  • Beneath Suspicion: Has a knack to go anywhere without being noticed.
  • Big Brother Worship: She feels so close with Jon that Sansa calling her a bastard made her ecstatic, as she thought she had another similarity with him.
  • Children Are Innocent: She asks Mystique if she's some fairy because of her blue skin. Her reaction to being forced to flee the Red Keep is also more "yay, we are going on an adventure".
  • Composite Character: As hinted by Jojen's visions, she ultimately ends up becoming Shadowcat.
  • Creepy Child:
    • Her daydreams about Sansa horribly suffering are quite unsettling.
    • At Harrenhal, she spends half the time plotting how to kill Tywin's generals.
  • Fanservice: Gets subjected to this at Harrenhal after Magneto uses Blood Magic to give her and Gendry powers and age them up to the prime of life. Arya's pants now hug every curve and her loose shirt exposes her midriff and her (admittedly small) breasts stretch the fabric. Later she accidentally phases through her clothing and left naked; after Mystique laughs she stops trying to cover up and just stands there nude and angry until Magneto is forced to use his cape to shield her so she can change.
  • Intangible Man: She gains these abilities as her mutant power.
  • Master Actor: Is learning to become one under Mystique.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Her accidental nudity after her mutation is Played for Laughs and for fanservice.
  • Never Gets Drunk: She consumed several cups of wine once and didn't see the appeal.
  • Not So Different: To her sister Sansa. For example, they are both prone to projecting her fantasies onto other people. It's just that her fantasies usually involve rather bloody torture for people she despises.
  • Personality Powers: She's always looking for ways to escape the life of a Proper Lady, or get through the frequent walls that hold her back. Now that she's gained intangibility, no walls can hold her.
  • Petite Pride: She cares not for big breasts or even average ones, feeling they would get in the way.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: A side effect of having her powers activated is ending up looking like she's in her late teens.
  • Power Incontinence: It takes a while for her to get used to her new powers, leading to the accidental nudity mentioned above, and at least one occasion where she apparently lay down for a nap and fell through the bottom of the ship she was on.
  • Reality Ensues: The Plot-Relevant Age-Up she goes through takes a lot of time to adjust to, especially in regards to fight training, as her instincts are still attuned to her younger body.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Following her Plot-Relevant Age-Up, she gets confirmation that her aunt (whom she's said to resemble) really did have the kind of face princes would declare war for.
  • Ship Tease: After their aging up, she starts finding herself attracted to Gendry, though she doesn't understand what she's feeling.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Maxell notes that she looks a lot like her deceased aunt Lyanna.
  • You Are in Command Now: As Maester Maxell explains, with a little liberal interpretation of the situation, she is technically the only person in Harrenhal with a right to rule it.

    Brandon Stark 

Brandon "Bran" Stark, the Broken Wolf

Ned Stark's fourth child. He dreamed of being a knight, but a sudden fall from one of Winterfell's towers crippled him.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Can't help but laugh when Jaime pretends that Hodor is agreeing with his Arbitrary Skepticism.
  • Composite Character: According to Jojen's visions, he's going to become the Vision of this world.
  • Demoted to Extra: He doesn't appear until almost thirty chapters into Book 2, while he was a major point-of-view character in the source material from the start.
  • The Ghost: Barely appears in the story for a long time. He only starts gaining relevance again between 30 to 40 chapters into "A Crack of Thunder".
  • Heroic BSoD: Being crippled, and thus unable to do all the things he has always loved, has left him in a big funk.

    Rickon Stark 

Rickon Stark, The Star(k)-Lord

The youngest Stark child. A normal kid until things started to happen.
  • Actor Allusion: He threatens Shaggydog to replace him by one of these scythe-clawed dragons he once saw — the blue one kinda liked him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Along with the Guardians of the Galaxy, he arrives in time to save Robb from being killed by Asha and then liberate Winterfell from the Ironborn.
  • Big Little Brother: Courtesy of his Plot-Relevant Age-Up, Rickon, aka Star-Lord, is now older and bigger than his eldest brother Robb.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's entrusted with forbidden knowledge and the heavy task to defend Winterfell against the Others. Thing is, he's also a complete doof.
  • Dual Wielding: A pair of magic crossbows/laser guns when he returns as Star Lord.
  • Cassandra Truth: He tries to tell Robb that Arya will be fine with "the blue lady" but that Sansa has been caught by "the other, mean one" but Robb is too focused on bringing his brother back from the crypts to listen.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: According to the author's notes, his aged-up version is played by Chris Pratt, the same as the MCU version of Star-Lord.
  • Composite Character: According to Bran's dream visions, he's a stand-in for Peter Quill/Star-Lord.
  • Creepy Child: His babbling about the Court is unsettling, to the least.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: When he comes back to Winterfell as a grown man, he no longer speaks with the Northern English accent he had as a child: now he talks like the American Chris Pratt.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: In chapter 45 of book 2, he returns as an adult.
  • Psychic Children: Not only he's bonded to a direwolf, he might have a hint of greensight since he can feel the timeline very much changed from canon.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: He's able to tell the timeline ought to be different. Unlike Jojen Reed who likes the changes to the timeline, Rickon sees them as wrong.

    Theon Greyjoy 

Theon Bracken né Greyjoy, a.k.a. Theon of Winterfell

A ward of the Starks. While technically a hostage against his father's loyalty, he has come to be a true member of the family.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He never betrays Winterfell and is firmly on the side of good here.
  • The Archer: One of the best archers in the North.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The fact that the Starks and Jonos Bracken treated him well and showed him honor and respect is a fundamental part of why he chooses to throw away any allegiance he may have towards the Ironborn.
  • Cain and Abel: Compared to his Reaver sister, he's aligned with the more "heroic" Stark faction. Unusually for the trope, "Abel" wants to kill his sibling - okay, he didn't know who she was, but you can bet it wouldn't make a lick of difference. He even says "I wouldn't care if you were my own flesh and blood," when he promises to kill her.
  • Character Development: The responsibilities the Starks entrust him with cause him to reevaluate his life and attitude, causing him to mature.
    • Meeting Renly Baratheon and realizing they are Not So Different is also a critical factor in pushing him to improve himself.
    • After Asha kills Jonos Bracken, he realizes the Ironborn way is the way of cowards and declares himself to be "Theon of Winterfell".
  • Composite Character: His relationship with Brienne starts to give him shades of Betty Ross. Gender inverted, of course.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: He immediately pegged Joffrey as "a little shit pretending to be gallant" when the King visited Winterfell. His judgement of Renly is accurate as well.
  • Freak Out: Absolutely loses his shit when he meets Thor, believing the Storm God is about to smite him for being Ironborn.
  • I Hate Past Me: Downplayed, he's certainly ashamed of his previous foolish and entitled behaviour and resolves to improve himself.
  • Jerkass Realization: Meeting Renly and seeing that they're Not So Different makes him realize that he's been a pompous little shit for a long time, and drives him to become better.
  • Kid with the Leash: So far, he's the only person able to calm Brienne when she's about to go on a rampage.
  • Like a Son to Me: Josef Bracken confesses his lordly brother was dismayed to have fathered only daughters and as such grew fond of Theon for the opportunity to teach his wisdom to a young man.
  • Meaningful Rename: After abandoning the Greyjoy name, he's eventually offered the chance to take the Bracken name and establish a cadet branch of the family in the North, which he accepts in order to honor the memory of his mentor.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Loses his mentor, Lord Jonos Bracken.
  • Nay-Theist: While he can acknowledge their existence, he doesn't really believe in any gods and is only able to see the flaws in any given religion.
  • Really Gets Around: A shameless player, the first thing he does when laying eyes on Margaery Tyrell is checking her out.
  • The Resenter: In spite of himself, he feels a mite angry towards the Starks because they certainly tried to make him feel at home amongst them, but they really never forgot he might become their enemy, and Theon was acutely aware of it. He gets over it after Bracken's death, declaring himself for the North and the Starks.
  • Shed the Family Name: Casts aside the name "Greyjoy" upon rejecting the Ironborn as his people.
  • Take Up My Sword: Takes up Lord Bracken's sword, Hate Eternal after Bracken is killed by Asha. He goes even further after returning to Ned's army, forsaking the Greyjoys to form a cadet family of the Brackens.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He is this both towards his father Balon Greyjoy and Eddard Stark. With Eddard ensuring he shows respect to him and giving him important tasks, he is not so bitter.

    Jojen Reed 

Jojen Reed

The son of Ned's old friend and comrade Howland Reed, who abruptly appears in Winterfell to renew the family's allegiance.
  • Cassandra Truth: Robb dismisses his claim of having the greensight as him attempting to show off, since everyone does the same in the wake of the Iron Man's apparition.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: As a result of his greenseer abilities.
  • Creepy Child: His odd behavior is quite off-putting to many in Winterfell.
  • Foil: Arguably serves as one to Rickon. Both are young boys with the greensight, are rather creepy at times, and can tell that the timeline has changed from canon. However, while Jojen is calm, has been a greenseer for some time, and actually prefers this timeline, Rickon is developing into a Wild Child (in part due to his greensight), has just developed the ability, and rambles about how this timeline is wrong and how things should be.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: A perk of his greensight. He prefers the current, heavily modified timeline far more than the canon one - quite understandable, with the way Westeros is going down the drain.

    Roslin Frey 

Roslin Stark, née Frey, the Stone Wolf

A daughter of Walder Frey, who is betrothed to Robb to secure her father's allegiance. Unlike canon, the marriage actually goes through.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Robb.
  • Fish out of Water: Downplayed and Played for Laughs — she finds really weird to walk around Winterfell without bumping into a sibling or cousin or uncle.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The moment it was obvious she liked Grey Wind (and viceversa), Robb became smitten with her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Becomes known as the Stone Wolf, due to managing to appear as nothing more than a decoration, before she rips your throat out.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Just like her father predicted, she and Robb bond excellently.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Can pass as meek and harmless most of the time, but shows a sharp edge when needed to protect herself or her family. It's noted that this is probably a defensive attitude formed to survive the rats' nest that is House Frey.

    Rickon's Allies 

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The Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax

Four strange beings that returned with Rickon (now Star-Lord) from the rune portal in the crypts under Winterfell.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Rocket and Groot, at the very least. See Adaptation Species Change below for details.
  • Adaptation Species Change: All of them were aliens in the MCU film that this incarnation was based on (though in the original comics, Drax was a modified human). Here, Drax and Gamora are Children of the Forest merged with human beings, Rocket developed human intelligence as a side effect of a Warg trying to possess him, and Groot is a tree spirit that manifests through weirwood trees.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Alongside Rickon, they arrive in the nick of time to save Robb from being killed by Asha and Winterfell from being conquered by the Ironborn.
  • Composite Character: Gamora is actually a Child who fused with a honoured dead: Lyanna Stark.
  • Fantastic Racism: Rocket accuses Robb of looking down on him for being a raccoon. Robb is actually looking because that's the first time a raccoon talked back to him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Groot has no problems performing Orifice Invasion on a hapless Ironborn. With his fingers, which can grow and come out.
  • I Have Many Names: When Robb asks Gamora who she was when she was human, she mentions she had many names: the Blue Rose of the North, the Wolf Maid, the Future Lady of Storms, the Queen of Love and Beauty, the Knight of the Laughing Tree, the Lady of the Tower of Joy... the Mother of Jon... and Lyanna Stark.
  • One-Man Army: Much like in canon, Drax and Gamora are utter beasts in combat, slaying a dozen Ironborn without breaking a sweat.
  • Was Once a Man: Drax and Gamora, since they are honoured dead who underwent a Fusion Dance with Children of the Forest.

The Lannisters of Casterly Rock and Baratheons of King's Landing

The two most powerful houses in the Seven Kingdoms. House Baratheon of King's Landing rules the lands, while House Lannister provides its wealth. The Kingdoms are ruled by Joffrey Baratheon (actually Waters, as he's a bastard posing as a true-born) and House Lannister is ruled by his grandfather, Tywin Lannister.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Thanks to Joffrey's actions, they don't have any good standing with the rest of the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Fiction 500: Tywin and House Lannister pretty much fund their entire war effort.

    Tyrion Lannister 

Tyrion Lannister, the Imp, the Little Lion

The dwarf son of Tywin Lannister. Tyrion is Tony's best friend. He longs to be seen for who he truly is and balances his hatred of his family's treatment of him with his desire for their love and respect.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Right after complaining about his lack of sex, he sends for Sam. He then has to clarify to a shocked and disgusted Bronn that it's for an entirely unrelated reason.
  • Accidental Truth: He nicknamed Jane Seaworth "the Stranger's Daughter" because she was really too handy with a knife for his ease of mind. She secretly was the offspring of Loki Odinson, whom the Westerosi Faith saw as the Stranger.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Sam, whom he took as a Morality Pet. Since the boy is too much of a coward to protect himself, someone has to step up, right?
  • Birds of a Feather: With Tony. In spite of their Feuding Families, both are snarky, lecherous and more intelligent than their own family give them credit for. In the end, it's this trait that makes Tywin give him more responsibility- if Tony is similar to Tyrion, and Tony is wildly successful, he may as well give Tyrion a chance to succeed.
  • Body Horror: During the Battle of the Blackwater, his hands are horribly burned by wildfire.
  • Celibate Hero: Forces himself to avoid sex so that he can focus on his duties as the Hand (and because Tywin threatened fairly harsh penalties if he didn't). He quickly gets frustrated with it.
  • Composite Character: After his hands are severely burned during the Battle of Blackwater, he makes plans to travel to Essos to get them healed, setting him up to be this world's Doctor Strange. In Book 3, Catelyn dreams of him with bandaged hands, exotic clothes and a beard, wondering whether this is his dream or hers.
  • Cool Uncle: He plainly adores his niece and youngest nephew, seeing them as everything good about his siblings and nothing of the bad. They easily return the favor.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: When he's called the most popular Lannister, he muses it's not that difficult to be the best turd in a pile of shit.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: If he's set to be this series' version of Doctor Strange, he qualifies, as Tyrion has dwarfism in addition to damaged hands, whereas canon Strange is a man of normal height.
  • Entertainingly Wrong:
    • He firmly persists in his denial when it comes about Sansa springing back from the grave because the lady he was introduced to is just too different from the girl he remembers, leading him to conclude someone found a lowborn girl from suitable looks to dress and act the part. He later seems to accept that there is more to "Sansa" than what he thought.
    • He's convinced that Iron Man and Centurion are Brynden and Edmure Tully.
  • Generation Xerox: Unbeknownst to everyone, he's this to Lann the Clever — not only the man responsible for creating the Lannister family was very much a Guile Hero, Lann was a dwarf.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After seeing how mutinous King's Landing is and Joffrey showing "Sansa Stark" off, Tyrion outright confronts the Small Council and Cersei and flat-out announces he's not going to let them continue to screw up. That is Tywin Lannister's son, guys.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac:
    • He looks forwards to help Sam losing his virginity and is very eager to learn what kind of things two girls described as pleasuring to them.
    • Once he gets to King's Landing, however, he has to restrict his own sexual misadventures in order to focus on his duties as Hand.
    • It's mentioned in passing that this was one of the things Tony and he bonded over, at least until Tony married Pepper. They still have other interests in common, though.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He's obviously distressed when confronted to the possibility of inflicting the Castamere treatment to Iron Pointe - since Tony may be the only person not named Lannister to genuinely like him - yet he will stand with his family come hell or high water.
    • This trope is especially evident in how he's trying to keep King's Landing from descending into chaos and ruin- one gets the impression that were it not his own family, he would have done a runner long ago from all the blatant stupidity surrounding him.
  • Odd Friendship: How Westeros considers his relationship with Tony - because they're a Lannister and a Stark.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He verbally savaged Alliser Thorne for cruelly bullying Samwell Tarly while he was at the Wall.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He's outright appalled when he finally gets into King's Landing and see just how much his sister and the Small Council fucked the situation, parading a "fake" Sansa being chief amongst his list of grievances.
  • Token Good Teammate: Even Ned, who has every reason to want all the Lannisters dead, admits that Tyrion is the only decent one of the lot.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He knows his father will never love or take pride in his dwarf son, yet he yearns for his approval. When Tywin admits he may have been wrong to mistreat him, Tyrion is shocked.

    Tywin Lannister 

Tywin Lannister, the Old Lion

The Lord of Casterly Rock. Tywin is the one that allowed Tony to take over Iron Pointe and believes him to be a loyal bannerman. He sees Iron Man's arrival as a game changer. Is frustrated by the stupidity of those around him.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He’s still not a good man, but he’s shown to have a more human side and treats Tyrion better than he did in canon. He also seems to have learned his lesson with the Mountain and now keeps his Sociopathic Soldiers on a tight leash.
  • Agent Scully: Every one of his theories on current events in Westeros is the most logical, sensible conclusion one could draw with the information he has. And because this is a Marvel crossover, every one of them is wrong.
  • Ascended Extra: He was a major character in the original books yet was no point-of-view character. Here, he is.
  • Bad Boss: When one of his generals who has been up all night planning asks if he can get some sleep, Tywin coldly replied that the only reason he didn't have said general executed on the spot was because they were cousins.
  • Break the Haughty: The War of Five Crowns starts with a series of bad news for the Lannisters. When Jaime is captured, he's reduced to diving for the wine.
    • And when he receives Tyrion's messages about how bad Cersei and Joffrey have screwed up King's Landing, he has to send his war council out of his tent so he can wail on a training dummy until he can actually think without screaming. Made worse in that he's dealing with a rapidly changing situation, with the North being far more loyal to King Eddard, to the point that he doesn't think he could get the Boltons or the Freys to betray the Starks, having to deal with the Queen of Thorns potentially getting involved, as well as Stannis and Jane Seaworth, who the smallfolk admire now that Thor has started calling her a queen.
  • Brutal Honesty: He straight out says that the cause of the war is Cersei's inability to control Joffrey. He also has no problem in shooting her down and pointing out her many shortcomings.
  • The Dreaded: If you’re not afraid of him, you should be. Even Cersei isn’t willing to cross him.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: The changed circumstances which led to the War of Five Crowns drive him to this. Kevan and Tyrion almost freak out over it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As noted by Tyrion, regardless of how much Tywin despises his youngest son, he would never force Tyrion to renounce the family name under an implied death threat (unlike what Randyll Tarly did to Sam).
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Or perhaps, Career Politician Cannot Understand Anything Else. He's been playing the Game of Thrones for so long that he can't comprehend actions that are not plays in the game as anything other than foolishness. It even extends to some extent to actions that are moves in the game, but under a playbook different to the one he uses. One notable example is when he concludes that the person claiming to be Jaime isn't an imposter due to wanting to resume his position in the Kingsguard, as Tywin thinks that any imposter would want to inherit Casterly Rock (which being a Kingsguard would exclude him from). He can't fathom the possibility that an impostor would want something other than wealth and power.
  • Genre Blindness: Not a terrible example, but even after witnessing the first move of Iron Man, Tywin operates primarily under the assumption of a Realpolitik world of careful manipulation of people and good finances. He doesn't quite get that they're now in a Superhero political drama, and that some of the more outlandish tales or myths now around the realm shouldn't be discarded so casually.
  • Hypocrite: Constantly reminds all Lannisters that they should be loyal to the House and family first but thinks that Jon and Natasha will gladly betray the Starks and the Martells on his orders. Tony lampshades this.
  • Irony: He refuses to consider Tyrion a true Lannister for his appearance. A Shield of Man reveals Lann the Clever himself was a dwarf.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Won't let Cersei buy a dozen black dresses so she can "properly" mourn Jaime's "death". As Tywin points out, if she were to be shown mourning her brother's death with more intensity than her husband's, people will start wondering if the Twincest rumors are actually true.
  • The Man Behind the Man: His position of predilection, with Syrio pointing out to Arya that Tywin ruled Westeros in Aerys', then Robert's stead. He also would like to be this for a compliant Lord of Winterfell, as it would give him power over the North - Westeros' largest Kingdom.
    • It is deconstructed in that, due to Robert's overall negligence, and then Joffrey and Cersei's stupidity and incompetence, Tywin himself has to do the job of the king in order to stop the realm from collapsing, on top of his existing duties as Warden of the West and Lord of the Rock. And competent as he is, Tywin is just one man and thus can't be everywhere at once. This is lampshaded when Tywin wonders how the realm would be if Ned Stark had taken the Throne instead of Robert: while Tywin would command much less power and influence, he wouldn't have to work overtime in order to keep the realm stable.
  • Manipulative Bastard: But of course. Giving Iron Pointe to Antony Stark had three goals: to restore the West's coastal defense, to develop trade and business and to bring a Stark under his control.
  • The Mourning After: He still looks at the other side of the bed when he wakes up - because his wife is supposed to be asleep there, and maybe this time she will be.
  • Never My Fault: Something he very much strives to avert. He acknowledges that Clegane's attack on Tony Stark is his fault in a roundabout way, is able to realize Tyrion's behavior was a result of him not being given a productive outlet, and he concedes Cersei's very poor impulse control would have been better handled by Johanna rather than a man who didn't understand his daughter.
  • Not So Above It All: Even he can fall for someone else's manipulations - such as the Night's Queen's.
  • Parental Neglect: All obvious things aside, Tywin acknowledges that he had no idea how to raise a daughter. He might not like Tyrion, but he understood at least how to keep his sons happy and occupied.
  • Pet the Dog: He may be a cold, ruthless lord, but he's not heartless.
    • He's able to appreciate loyalty and honesty, such as when he rewarded his squire by making him a lord for confessing he was supposed to spy on the Old Lion.
    • He finally admits his ill treatment of Tyrion may have been a mistake and gives him a chance to prove himself, promising his youngest he will reward him for doing well. After the Battle of Blackwater, he makes good on this and, while he doesn't make him heir to Casterly Rock, he does grant him Tarbeck Hall as his lands.
    • After Tyrion sustains severe wounds defending King's Landing from Stannis's forces, he shows legitimate concern for his least-favorite son and orders that he be rushed to Pycelle for medical treatment.
    • One of his first passages describes the hope he feels every morning when he looks to the other side of the bed and wishes to see his wife there... even though she died long ago.
    • When Joffrey is sent away from a Small Council meeting by Tywin to practice with his crossbow, the former gloats about how he will torment Tommen by using cats as target practice. Tywin's response is to ensure that doesn't happen by ordering a guard to keep Tommen away from Joffrey and make sure no animals are slaughtered by Joffrey on pain of death for Tommen's sake.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The trope could be renamed The Tywin, since he's so well-versed in his application.
  • Properly Paranoid: When Jaime shows up at Harrenhal, he initially believes he might be an impostor, given that he just got Tyrion's letter about the allegedly fake Sansa. Turns out to be completely right, even if he dismisses his initial assumption.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His bannermen often kiss up to him, hoping it would flatter him. It only makes him daydream about killing them all.
    • When he learns how Jaime assaulted Ned Stark in a street, he rages he has to be cursed, there's no other reason for his children's utter stupidity.
      • Brought up again in Chapter 12 of Book 2, where he notes that Jaime can't be an impostor, as only his own blood could be so stupid. Though in this case, he's wrong. Jaime is actually Mystique.
    • Chapter 12 also demonstrates his reaction to learning how stupidly the Small Council has been behaving.
    • At the same time, some of the time he treats sensible suggestions as if they were stupid, such as in Chapter 22 of A Crack of Thunder, where he orders a commander to return home for having the gall to suggest that maybe letting them get some sleep after having worked through the night would be a good idea. Made even more obvious by the fact that the commander only suggested it because he was too tired to realize it was a bad idea to say it until after he said it.
    • When he finally meets Cersei in Chapter 50 of Book 2, he clearly has little patience for her, her antics and her idiocy, which cost their side too much.
  • Villain Respect: He praises Tony's business acumen, even considering him a bit of a Worthy Opponent.
    • He also respects Ned, viewing him as being a dedicated ruler, knowing that he's the sort of man needed to lead the North. He also somewhat wishes that Ned had taken the throne, knowing that, while Ned would have made it harder for Tywin to get what he wanted, Ned would have done a far better job at running the kingdom than Robert, meaning Tywin wouldn't have to spend so much time keeping the kingdom from collapsing.
    • One of his aides, on his first day, admitted that the aide was pushed into taking this position by his father and was ordered to ingratiate himself to Tywin for the purpose of attaining blackmail. Tywin had the aide's father killed and made the boy head of his house, out of respect for his honesty and to secure the boy's loyalty.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: While he can feel love, it's almost never directed at Tyrion due to how much he hates his youngest son, so he finds the feeling of not being disappointed in him to be quite odd.
  • Would Hurt a Child: No qualms whatsoever about using Jon Snow - who's only a teen - as hostage against Ned Stark. And in the past, he also commanded the Targaryen babes' gruesome murder.
    • He also casually orders one of his soldiers to murder one of Varys' 'little birds' that he knows was watching him to let the Spider know no one spies on him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's perfectly sure about Tony's Undying Loyalty to him. He also views Jon's adoption and legitimization as a possible way to control the youth - after all, a former bastard can easily be persuaded to turn against the family he never truly belonged to, right?
    • He also thinks that the rumors of one of the Seven falling from the skies and declaring Jane Seaworth queen is a lie being spread by Stannis. He thinks Stannis Baratheon is spreading a lie.
  • You Have Failed Me: Routinely practices a non-lethal version. He dismisses various kinsmen and vassals from his councils at such a rapid pace that Arya internally notes that she barely has an opportunity to learn most of their names before they do something to displease him and get sent away.

    Joffrey Baratheon 

Joffrey Baratheon/Waters

King of the Seven Kingdoms in King's Landing. The product of his mother sleeping with her brother Jaime. Believes that his title grants him the right to demand all that he wants.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Even worse than canon. Killing a young girl in front of her father and the population of King's Landing tends to ruin your PR. An outright hero saying he is unfit for being a king only worsens things for him.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He vocalizes plans to use Tommen's kittens for target practice. Tywin doesn't let him.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Iron Man's blast takes his earlobe and heavily scars his face.
  • Black and White Insanity: He divides humanity into two groups: the loyal servants of the crown, who indulge his psychotic whims, and traitors, who do not. Tyrion has to walk him through the concept of people having a reason to turn against him step-by-step before he can understand the notion at a level more complex than "he betrayed me because he was a traitor, and that is what traitors do."
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Pissed himself when Sandor Clegane gave him his best Death Glare.
  • Dirty Coward: That he is. He refuses to fight the Iron Man himself, sending the Kingsguard ahead, and uses Sansa as a Human Shield to protect himself from Iron Man's magic blasts when the Kingsguard easily falls to him.
    • Tyrion said it best: the Mad King had the guts to beat his wife himself. Joffrey sends his Kingsguard for it.
    • Despite all his boasting of his martial prowess, he never once rides to war himself, and when war finally comes at the Battle of the Blackwater, he's the first to break and run.
  • Dumb Blonde: He's an extremely short-sighted moron who has a flimsy understanding of how things really work. Even Tyrion slowly explaining things to him just goes through one ear and out the other.
  • Evil Is Petty: He ruined Shireen's brand-new doll with a knife because he didn't want to visit Dragonstone.
  • God-Emperor: While he doesn't go as far as to claim to be a god, he certainly acts like one, thinking that everybody must obey his every command without question, love him unconditionally, and that his actions have no negative consequences. He's both confused and angry when Tyrion points out that no, being king doesn't mean that you can do anything you want, and cites Aerys the Mad as a prime example of how such kings meet their ends.
  • The Load: Played with. In terms of actually ruling, he mostly lets his Hand do the work. The reason he is The Millstone and not this is because him being King makes it very hard for the Lannisters to find allies.
  • The Millstone: Even more than in canon. Varys downright states that all he does is getting in the way of the people who are actually trying to rule the realm, and Tywin is forced to agree that having Joffrey killed off and replaced by Tommen may not solve all their problems but it wouldn't create any new ones.
  • Never My Fault: Yes, Joffrey, Sansa Stark's death is very much your fault.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By killing sweet, innocent Sansa right in front of her father and King's Landing's population, he ensured that (a) the Starks won't stop before the Lannisters, most especially Joffrey himself, are very, very dead, (b) his popularity plummets lower than zero and (c) the North is now united to avenge their martyred daughter. Really well played, you idiot.
    • And that is ignoring the fact that killing Sansa gave the Night's Queen, one of the series' Big Bad, a body to take over in the heart of King's Landing.
  • Royal Brat: Oooh boy. His reaction when something doesn't go his way? Throwing a screaming tantrum because he's the King and everyone should bow to his whims.
  • Sadist: He has some sort of irrational impulse to cause unneeded cruelty, to the point where you could give him the easy and safe way to solve all his problems... and he'll just go with the hard way because it gives him more excuses to cause pain and suffering for his own amusement.
  • Stupid Evil: Basically the only reason his sadism and stupidity hasn’t gotten House Lannister killed already is because Tyrion won’t let him. See Too Dumb to Live below.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The only reasons he has yet to bite the dust is because of other people's competence, and that his death would cause far more problems than it would solve.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Tywin mentions that he has sent several knights to chase after fairy tales like hiring The Hand to be his new Kingsguard, sent a northern traitor to find the Norn Stones, a group of knights (led by Ser Adrian of the Tombs) to find Meraxes' bones, and to find a magical stone that turns anyone into an unstoppable Juggernaut! Any of those fairy tales could backfire horribly if they turn out to be true. So far, one of these has struck true - Ser Adrian of the Tombs has found the Vulture King's magical wings.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Was responsible for Sansa's Death by Falling Over because he tried to use her as a Human Shield against the Iron Man's magic blasts.
    • The fact that everyone believed Jane Seaworth when she lied about him wanting to cut Shireen's eyes out is very telling.

    Cersei Lannister 

Cersei Lannister

Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She so unhappy being married to Robert Baratheon she cheated on him with her own twin brother and arranged for his death. Even amongst her family, she is unpopular (with the exception of Jaime).
  • Accomplice by Inaction: She tried to defend herself by protesting she did nothing when Tyrion violently calls her out on the court royally messing up. Unfortunately, doing nothing was the problem: she did nothing to curb Joffrey's cruelty or working towards a peaceful resolution of the brewing Civil War.
  • All Take and No Give: According to both Tywin and Tyrion, Cersei inspires so little loyalty because she thinks that, since she's royalty and a member of a very wealthy House, people are supposed to carry out her every whim, including risking their lives for her, and expect nothing in return.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses her left hand when she pushes Joffrey out of the Iron Man's blast.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Her POV shows how Cersei truly believes she's the most skilled player in the Game and expertly manipulating everyone to gather more power. To everyone else (especially her father), she's a vain and foolish woman whose "manipulations" are so clumsy, Littlefinger and Varys are cleary fighting not to openly laugh at her.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: As in the books.
  • Cassandra Truth: When she says that Sansa Stark came back from the grave, she's perfectly sincere (and correct, to a degree). Unfortunately, facts, logic and her long string of stupidity are against her.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Tywin sarcastically mentions that he might as well let her keep her clothes budget so she can buy herself new clothes for her weight gain, she doesn't say anything because she really wants to have new clothes.
  • Composite Character: Appears to have become one with Psylocke.
  • Disappointed in You: Tywin tells her that he and her mother had high hopes for her, but that she's ruined them all with her actions.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As much as she loves Joffrey and coddles him and overlooks his brashness, impulsiveness and flaws, even she is disgusted by his desire to slaughter cats and torment Tommen.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She is unable to see that Joffrey is a terrible individual, much less a terrible king.
  • Hypocrite: For all her complaints about Robert's vices, it doesn't take her long in adopting the exact same vices (alcoholism, gorging herself on food, being completely lazy... and the only reason she isn't sleeping around is because she doesn't have the chance).
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: She thinks that Petyr Baelish is a vain creature who isn’t nearly as clever as he thinks he is. Irony aside, she’s correct.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Oh very much so. When Tywin rightly puts Joffrey in his place as a fool, all Cersei sees is her son "Showing the strength of a king" and actually thinking "he gets that from me."
    • She also refuses to accept she's gaining weight from constant eating and drinking and it must be the material making her dresses so much tighter....
  • Mama Bear: Pushing her son to save his life from a very angry Magic Knight. A shame she was successful.
    • Discussed and deconstructed by Varys and Tyrion: she only cares for her children if they bring her closer to power (Joffrey) or if someone tries to remove them from her side (Myrcella). Otherwise she's content to ignore them. They muse how while Lysa Arryn coddles Robin endlessly as least she pays attention of her son other than ignore him until someone shows interest in them like Cersei.
  • The Millstone: Tyrion and Tywin don't let her make a single decision, because if they did it would only destroy their efforts to keep House Lannister afloat.
  • Never My Fault: Immediately defends herself from Tyrion's accusations with the retort: "I did nothing!" Tyrion is not appeased because doing nothing was the problem.
  • Not Me This Time: Tyrion believes her when she swears the "fake" Sansa wasn't her idea, since this blending of idiocy and cunning is not her style.
    • Cat also believes that it wasn't her idea, since, for all her flaws, Cersei is a mother, and even she would not be so cruel as to use a mother's grief against her.
  • Red Right Hand: After losing her left hand, she commissions a diamond-encrusted golden prosthesis. Tyrion finds it outright gaudy. After Stannis' attack on the city, she uses it to hide the energy blade she got when she mutated.
  • Smug Snake: Her own father considers her more smug than brilliant. Her POV shows that she genuinely believes she's the most cunning manipulator around, even as it's blatant to the reader that she's blinded by her own hubris and self-important delusions.
  • Spoiled Brat: She thinks she can command Tywin - her own father - as if he were an unruly dog. He's unimpressed and constantly reminds her of her place, but it never seems to stick.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: She thinks she's this. Unfortunately, the biggest idiots are herself and her son.
  • The Un Favourite: She's become this to Tywin, who makes his disappointment in her and contempt for her actions very clear. When Cersei accuses him of now favoring Tyrion, Tywin responds that while he'll never do so, at least Tyrion proved himself useful, unlike her.
  • You Are What You Hate: As Tywin points out, for all that she hated Robert for his vices, she's indulged in all of them herself.

    Jaime Lannister 

Ser Jaime Lannister

A member of the Kingsguard since the time of Aerys II. Tywin's elder son, Cersei's twin and Tyrion's older brother. He is also the biological father of Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen.
  • Boring Yet Practical: When asked what he'd ever ask Tony to make him, he settles for a simple sword, stating that he's such a great swordsman already he doesn't need something else to work with, least of all something he doesn't understand how to use. Even Tony admits to his logic, even if he finds it boring.
  • Break the Haughty: When he learns that his father and sister are willing to let him die (unaware that they think he's an impostor).
  • Brother–Sister Incest: As in the books.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's outmaneuvered by Robb and taken hostage by the Northern forces. When Ned visits him, Jaime tries to anger him into losing control but fails, while Ned reveals that Cersei hasn't been faithful to Jaime. Then Mystique impersonates him and infiltrates Casterly Rock, causing Tyrion to think that the Jaime with the Northern forces is an impostor and hence to send a message saying they can do whatever they want to him. The only reason he hasn't been executed is because the Starks are quite confused by the Lannisters' response, with Cersei suggesting they cut his throat (not realizing that he's the real Jaime), and reports that Jaime has made it back to Tywin's camp.
  • Death Faked for You: After Mystique is done impersonating him, she allows the other Lannisters to believe he was killed during Hoat's rebellion at Harrenhal.
  • Fatal Flaw: According to Tyrion, his shortsightedness, which drives him to try to solve every problem himself instead of taking a step back and look at the bigger picture. Tyrion thinks that, should Jaime be the Lord of Casterly Rock and the Ironborn attacked it, Jaime would board a ship and try to stop the attack himself, instead of, you know, calling the bannermen. This might be the reason as for why Robb was able to lure Jaime to an ambush that ended with the latter's capture.
  • Hope Crusher: He's responsible for pushing Bran out the window and crippling him, effectively ruining his dreams of becoming a knight.
  • Skeptic No Longer: He initially didn't believe any of the rumors of Iron Man, Thor, She-Hulk, and greenseers (understandable since he's never encountered them before). When Jojen showcases his greenseer abilities by proving that he knows the secret of why Jaime killed the Mad King, he's more willing to go along with the world's newfound strangeness. Even then, however, he seems determined to refuse to believe in magic.

    Samwell Tarly 

Samwell Tarly

The cowardly and overweight son of Randyll Taryl and currently Tyrion Lannister's first squire.
  • Abusive Parents: His father outright threatened him with a hunting "accident" if he didn't take the Black. When confronted to the possibility to come home, Samwell would unambiguously rather stay with Tyrion.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Bronn jokingly declares a raging mob is likely to use him as a "big, squishy woman". Later, an Accidental Innuendo from Tyrion leads the sellsword to believe the dwarf wants to sleep with the youth. Sam seems to be quite the Dude Magnet, here...
  • Covert Pervert: Accidentally eavesdropped on two highborn girls discussing about how they pleasured themselves and very much enjoyed it.
  • Cowardly Lion: He can fight, he'd just much prefer not to.
  • Hidden Depths: He pegs the Night's Queen as either a twisted and wicked fake or, worse, as something that is using Sansa's body.
  • Like a Son to Me: As Tyrion has resigned himself to never be a father, Samwell will do as a substitute.
  • Morality Pet: The Stark party is quite surprised to find such an innocent soul travelling with the Imp.
  • Those Two Guys: Begins hanging out with Podrick as both are squires to Tyrion.
  • Token Good Teammate: Sweet, kind, cowardly Sam is one of the nicest people in Westeros who just so happens to be working for the Lannisters. To the point that when Lady Stark accuses Samwell of being an assassin, Clynt and Bronn laugh so hard at that that she takes it back.
    • He's this among Tyrion's companions, as the other three are Tyrion (possibly one of the most prolific sexual deviants in Westeros) and two sellswords who would have no qualm about letting Tyrion or Samwell die if things turned against them.

    Podrick Payne 

Podrick "Pod" Payne

Tyrion's other squire, appointed to him by his father.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Tyrion during the Battle of the Blackwater, fighting off the wight trying to kill him.
  • Those Two Guys: Falls into this dynamic with Sam after they both become Tyrion's squires.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Tyrion, to the point of standing up to Tywin for him. The latter is noticeably impressed by this display.


Clynt Barton

A sellsword hired by Tyrion along with his partner Bronn, Clynt tends to be the more moral of the two.
  • The Archer: The very best in Westeros. He is Hawkeye, don't you forget it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not above kicking someone in the groin to incapacitate them.
    • Or just shooting them with an arrow from across the ring in a trial by combat.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was wrongly accused of some crime because a lord wanted to cover his bannerman's son, the true culprit. It let him a little bit cynical and now he gets unhappy when people are made into scapegoats, making him sympathetic for Tyrion's plight.
  • Groin Attack: Delivers one to Boros Blount, and follows up by sticking a drawn arrow in his mouth to shut him up.
  • Guile Hero: Surprisingly savvy for a sellsword, he implies it was a result of Had to Be Sharp.
  • Handicapped Badass: Natasha reveals that he's partly deaf in one ear.
  • Hidden Depths: He's got a few of them, as unknown to most, he's secretly a member of the Council, in charge of keeping an eye on the Lannisters and King's Landing.
    • He sings quite well when you put a guitar in his hands.
  • My Nayme Is: Clynt.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As Tyrion notes, he's a sellsword who doesn't have a sword.
  • Noodle Incident: The "Yi Ti Incident" that caused his partial deafness.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: A sellsword's entire deal is killing people for money. Clynt and Bronn are very upfront about it.
  • Purple Is Powerful: A skilled archer very fond of purple jackets, similar to his comic counterpart's signature outfit.
  • Spotting the Thread: When Tyrion explains he's suspected of ordering Bran's murder, Clynt asks him when he sent a message for the catspaw to come at Winterfell. The dwarf immediately realizes he never had the opportunity to use a raven, giving him an alibi.
  • Those Two Guys: Has vibes of this with Bronn.
  • True Companions:
    • With Bronn, to the point Clynt chooses not to go along on Tyrion's quest in Essos because he knows Bronn wouldn't join in, and he couldn't leave him behind.
    • He and Natasha have a bond as well.
  • With Friends Like These...: Acknowledges he and Bronn would help a bloodthirsty mob to tear their employer Tyrion limb by limb if they have to. Money is nice, living is even better.



Clynt's partner, and the more cynical and pragmatic of the two.
  • Awesome by Analysis: According to himself, at least. He claims that the reason he got to live for so long without any major injury despite his risky line of work is thanks to his ability to read a situation.
    Tyrion: I assume that's why you sided with me at the Vale?
    Bronn: Could smell it on the air that Lady Stark had fucked it all up and you were the one to bet on.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As in canon, this is his default personality.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He seems horrified when Tyrion's Accidental Innuendo makes him think he wants Sam for getting laid.
  • Hidden Depths: Immediately pegs the Night Queen as both dangerous and, most importantly, not human, implying he may have some experience with the supernatural.
  • Only in It for the Money: As a sellsword, this is the only reason for his loyalty to Tyrion. And it makes it clear even that has its limits.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Doesn't give a damn about his employer's goals so long as he gets paid.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He promises he would not join the action if a mob tried to use Sam as a big, squishy woman - even if he wouldn't stop them - and his reaction when Tyrion drops his Accidental Innuendo is nothing short of disgust.
  • Those Two Guys: With Clynt.
  • True Companions: He and Clynt are quite close.
  • With Friends Like These...: Like Clynt, he makes it clear he'll throw Tyrion to the wolves to save his own skin. He also intentionally makes Sam uneasy by joking that the same mob that would kill Tyrion would probably rape him - but he would not join in on that action.

    Gregor Clegane 

Ser Gregor Clegane, the Mountain That Rides, The Iron Monger

The most feared knight in the Seven Kingdoms and responsible for some of the worst crimes in the realm. This has made him a target for Iron Man.
  • Arc Villain: Towards Tony Stark, and then both Tony and Jon, during A Man of Iron.
  • At Least I Admit It: Like his brother Sandor in the source material, he has no illusions about being a knight: he's supposed to be a paid killer, and he enjoys it very much.
  • Ax-Crazy: Do we really need to add details?
  • Blood Knight: Subverted. It's killing which brings him joy. His intended victims fighting back and making it harder only pisses him off more.
  • Composite Character: He takes Iron Monger's role over Obadiah Stane - whom he kills when kidnapping Pepper.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In canon, he dies from the slow acting poison from Oberyin's spear. Here, he's blown up to bits by a combination of silver and sunstones during his final fight against Iron Man. However, it should be noted that his death mimics the way Obadiah Stane died in Iron Man.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He firmly believes the Iron Man is Antony Stark, but has no evidence except for his gut instinct. He also perfectly pegs Joffrey as a remorseless killer who will kill Ned only because he can.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Apparently a fondness of him. He threw his own (dead) squire at the Iron Man when they first clashed. When fighting Centurion, he also threatens to beat him to death with Pepper's corpse.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Quite enjoys raping some poor girl to death and his point-of-view chapter is constantly calling Pepper the "Stark slut". That said, he's not really shown giving anyone else respect either, so it's more of a case of Hates Everyone Equally.
  • The Heavy: Is the most prominent and active antagonist in Book I.
  • I Have Your Wife: He wants his rematch with Iron Man so bad he abducts Pepper and commands Tony to send the knight fight him if he doesn't want Pepper raped until she split into halves.
  • The Juggernaut: Dude just won't fall dead. For the record, the Iron Monger suit is not Power Armor. He's really that strong on his own.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Iron Man blows off the right half of his face before taunting him that now he and Sandor are a matching set. He doesn't live very long after that but Gods was it cathartic.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: After falling into a pit full of sunstones and silver, he suffers multiples laser-beams and finally dies when a sunstone outright blows his chest.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His attack on Iron Pointe benefited Tony, since Tywin Lannister was forced to explain his bannerman's behavior and made amends by releasing Tony's men from the Westerland host and naming their Lord Acting Warden of the West.
  • Sore Loser: After two defeats against Iron Man, he becomes obsessed with beating him.
  • Super Strength: So much so that he was inarguably the strongest warrior in Westeros until Thor and She-Hulk showed up in the next book.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Yes, Gregor, disobeying a direct order from Tywin Lannister is a great idea! There’s no way it could possibly backfire! Even if Iron Man hadn’t killed him, Tywin most likely would have.

    Sandor Clegane 

Sandor Clegane, The Hound

Gregor's scarred younger brother, whose fate changes drastically at the end of the first book.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Gregor's Cain, he's wanted to kill his brother ever since they were kids. He actually grouses about the Iron Man stealing his kill, but wouldn't be opposed to congratulating the Magic Knight.
  • Death Glare: Gives Joffrey a murderous one when he attempts to deny him watching over Sansa's body. It's so fierce that the little bastard relents and pisses himself.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Downs wine as he watches over Sansa's body. Knights aren't suppose to drink when fasting, but Sandor doesn't give a crap (and technically doesn't consider himself a knight, just a man with expensive wargear) and gets drunk.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he finds Littlefinger disgusting, stating that he's sure that when he reaches whatever afterlife there is, at least he'll be able to say he's better than the "whoremonger".
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Apparently, the moment you complain about anything, he hates you. He also hates anyone he thinks is an hypocrite. The only person he does not hate is Sansa (or, rather, the Night's Queen) (even though, ironically, she's complained about quite a few things in front of him).
  • I Owe You My Life: Pledges his loyalty to the Night's Queen when she heals his face by removing the burn scars.
  • Kick the Dog: Calls Jon a bastard in his first scene in the story.
  • Lady and Knight: The loyal Knight to the Night's Queen, Sansa Stark.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he sees Sansa come back to life.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: His swearing to serve the Night's Queen is slowly making his body temperature drop - possibly turning him into an Other.
    • Based on the descriptions of the Others described by Fury in Chapter 52, he has likely become a Thrall, a part-Other part-human hybrid who has become loyal to the Others.
  • Undying Loyalty: When the Night's Queen wipes away his burn scars, he swears himself to serve and defend her.

    Ulysses Klaue 

Ulysses Klaue

A master blacksmith from Essos who has traveled across the known world and knows many of the strangest metals around.
  • Artificial Limbs: His claw arm.
  • Foil: To Tony Stark. Both of them are Ultimate Blacksmiths working for the Lannisters, but while Tony is a genuinely heroic man who wants to help the people (post-Character Development at least) and treats his subordinates with friendliness, Klaue only cares about himself and is often seen threatening his men.
  • Red Right Hand: He lost his left hand at some point, and replaced it with something similar to a crab's claw, but with four pincers instead of two and a strange tube sticking out. No Westerosi is likely to realize it's an Arm Cannon.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He knows a lot of metals and blacksmithing. He can work Valyrian steel, turn it into "Blood Valyrian" (aka Adamantium) and has even seen Vibranium mines (possibly in Wakanda).
    • He may even know more about metal than Tony, since Tony seems to think of the various colored irons found in the mines of Iron Pointe as simply being strangely colored but otherwise normal iron, but Klaue notes that metal does not work that way, that there is something special about it. There's also currently no evidence that Tony knows about Blood Valyrian or how to make it.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Can get away with being annoying or downright disrespectful to Tywin due to being the best blacksmith they currently have access to.

Daenerys & Her Followers

The last scion of Westeros' former ruling dynasty, or so she believes, and the allies who are dedicated to helping her reclaim her rightful throne.

    In General 
  • Adaptational Name Change: Downplayed in Drogon's case. In canon, he was named after Drogo alone. Here, he's named after both Drogo and Logan, changing his name to Drogan.
  • Expy: Looking over the members, it's pretty clear that this faction is also X-Force with members from various parts of its history.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Under Daenerys's command are her three dragons. While young, they have the potential to become an immense force of power, even by themselves.
  • The Remnant: They are all that remains of the Targaryen dynasty.

    Daenerys Targaryen 

Daenerys Targaryen, Stormborn, Firestar

The last of the Targaryens, or so she believes, Dany seeks to establish herself as a ruler.
  • Adaptational Badass: Throwing herself on Drogo's funeral pyre gave her fire powers.
    • Her time with Viktor also made her smarter than both her TV and book counterparts such that she can rival TYWIN LANNISTER in terms of strategic planning. She learns to play the Qartheen like a fiddle by outright rejecting their gifts and forcing them into tedious rituals before they can meet her so she can show dominance. She also listens more to the counsel of her allies and plots to ensure Yunkai can never be a threat to her or the slaves again, even if her enemies retake it.
  • Break the Cutie: Her reaction when all of her illusions regarding her family are brutally ripped away.
  • Composite Character: She gains Pyro's skill set.
  • Crazy-Prepared: After mastering the ability to swallow fire, she takes to keeping a flame in her stomach at all times to burn out any poison she might ingest.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Logan considers her this, since she was upset about Viserys's demise in spite of him being a Big Brother Bully to her.
  • Lady and Knight: She may consider Logan a substitute big brother, they still fit this, since she's a highborn girl and he her faithful protector.
  • Last of Her Kind: After Viserys' death, she's the last remnant of House Targaryen. Subverted with The Reveal about Jon Snow's true parentage as well as Mystique being Duncan Targaryen's daughter and Magneto being a Blackfyre, so they are her distant relatives.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Logan, who enjoys telling her crude jokes and protects her.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: Actually aims to subvert this, as her greatest fear is that she'll always be defined by the actions of others and her relation to them rather than her own.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Once she starts keeping a flame in her stomach she no longer gets intoxicated, as any wine she drinks gets consumed by the fire before it enters her system.
  • Playing with Fire: After unlocking her mutant powers, she can control fire in addition to her canon immunity to it.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Alongside her pyrokinesis is a complete invulnerability to fire and heat. This allows her to make contact with the flames she controls and even keep fire in her stomach as a back-up.
  • Troll: She gets back at the pretentious denizens of Qarth by carrying out conversations in Dothraki (which they don't understand) and coming up with her own ridiculous rituals that the Pureborn's messengers have to go through to talk to her.
  • Xenafication: By the end of Book 2, she's become more combat active in things, thanks to her fire powers. By the time Book 3 starts, she's even alters her clothing to reflect this, abandoning dresses in favor of Khal-like outfits.


Logan, the Wolverine

Dany's loyal bodyguard, Logan has no memory of his past before he joined the Dothraki.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He starts as a perfectly vanilla human, his "claws" being three blades linked together. That is, until the bonfire activates his mutant gene while fusing the blades to his new retractile bone claws. Please note that said "Wimpification" is merely comparison to his comic counterpart- he's still highly feared and skilled otherwise.
  • Badass Normal: Before he met Dany or gained his mutant powers, he was famous amongst the Dothraki for killing twenty men in the span of a minute.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Averted in Book 2, after his mutation's triggering. Jorah started to call him Wolverine - for a diminutive species of bear from his birth island - and Dany's khalasar followed suit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is brutal, ruthless, and experienced on the battlefield... but he will never stop trying to take the piss out of a situation.
  • Disappeared Dad: Unknown to him, he is Lyanna Mormont's father.
  • Friend to All Children: The aforementioned twenty men he killed? It was because they offered children as slaves to Khal Drogo, so he would not attack their city.
  • Healing Factor: Near the end of Book 1, he gains this after his mutation is activated.
  • Identity Amnesia: His past and identity before joining the Dothraki is a complete mystery to even himself. He lived at some point in Westeros.
  • Like Brother and Sister: For all his crass behavior, he's much more supportive and protective of Daenerys than Viserys ever was.
  • One-Man Army: Killing around one hundred men to bring the guy responsible for Drogo's demise back to Dany? Definitely this.
  • Papa Wolf: He definitely qualified when he murdered twenty slavers for offering children as merchandise to his khalasar. He also freaks out when the Undying give him a vision of a daughter he might have. And of course, he's devoted to Dany's protection.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: No sexual desire whatsoever towards Daenerys. He only wants to protect her.
  • Super Senses: While his senses were already at the peak of what any human could achieve, his mutation made him an "apex predator", as Dany calls him.
  • Undying Loyalty: He jumped into the funeral pyre with Daenerys only because he swore himself to her.
  • Would Not Hit a Girl: He won't hurt women or children. The only exception he makes is when he attacks the woman who tries to kill Daenerys.
  • Wolverine Claws: He starts off with a hand-held set before the bonfire makes his mutation kick in, fusing the metal to his bone claws.

    Jorah Mormont 

Ser Jorah Mormont

An exiled Westerosi knight who serves as Dany's adviser.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Daenerys refuses to believe her family was filled with madmen because Viserys always told her otherwise, Jorah asks why she would rather believe her abusive brother who tried to murder her unborn child instead of an entourage with genuine love for her.
  • Composite Character: If the vision in the House of the Undying is anything to go by, he's going to become this world's equivalent of Cable.
  • Future Badass: While plenty badass already, he's shown to become the Westeros version of Cable in the House of the Undying visions of the future.
  • The Exile: As per canon, was exiled from Westeros for trading in slaves.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Wade accuses him of being racist after killing Black Tom (who, it should be noted, isn't actually black).
  • Number Two: Is Daenerys' chief adviser, whom she plans to make her Hand when she retakes her family's throne.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Even after all his screw-ups, his greatest wish is regaining his father's love and pride.

    Viktor Vondam 

Viktor Vondam, aka Doom

The last of a noble house of the Vale, who fled to Essos after being horrifically burned and approaches Dany for an alliance.
  • 24-Hour Armor: He's always wearing his armor, which helps hide his many scars.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He was friends with Jon Arryn and is thus far allied with the heroic Daenerys, though we'll see how far that goes. Mr. Chaos has stated that his interpretation of Doom is that he's a morally grey hero of his own story, willing to make the hard choices so that his people can prosper.
  • Alliterative Name: Viktor Vondam.
  • Aloof Ally: Vicktor is primarily interested in improving his adopted home Quarth rather than travel with Danaerys on her quest for the throne. But he still gives Dany advise and a loan of money to help along the way to help out after she helped deliver Quarth to him.
  • Body Horror: He wears a full set of armor to hide the scars from a blacksmith accident.
  • Brutal Honesty: He states upfront to Dany that he considered her brother Rhaegar a fool who was unworthy of his allegiance, and her father a madman who very likely caused the death of her mother, thanks to his frequent abuse of his wife. He also tells her that her kind heart is a weakness, and warns her not to edit her past to make Viserys sound like a victim when he wasn't. He also doesn't hold back on telling Dany the full truth about the madness of House Targaryen.
  • Gender Is No Object: He doesn't actually dismiss Dany's claim to the Iron Throne just because she's a woman. This attitude stems from his mother having been the true power in his house.
  • Last of His Kind: Jorah is flabbergasted when he reveals his birth name, since House Vondam was believed to be extinct.
  • The Mentor: A very no-nonsense, rather harsh one towards Daenerys.
  • Noodle Incident: Has had past encounters with Illyrio Mopatis who is apparently this universe's version of Franklin Storm.
  • No-Sell: The visions of the House of the Undying have no effect on him, as he's too in control of himself to be hindered by old fears or seduced by his desires.
  • Take Over the City: In chapter 49 of A Crack of Thunder, he seizes control of Qarth from the Pureborn and the Guild when they weaken themselves fighting each other following the deaths of the Warlocks and Thirteen.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally does this, using his nickname.


Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool

First seen in a vision in the House of the Undying, Wade is a sellsword who pledges himself to Daenerys at Yunkai.
  • Body Horror: Daenerys is horrified by his scarred body even more than by Viktor's, describing it as a combination of Greyscale, the Melting Wax, the Cracking, and a few others. Even her dragons wince at seeing him unmasked.
  • Composite Character: He appears to have taken Daario's role.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: The rest of the group thinks of him as a religious zealot who believes his own god Chaos controls everything in the world. In fact, in classic Deadpool fashion he's talking about Mr. Chaos, the story's own author.
  • Healing Factor: As per canon, this is his power.
  • Klingon Promotion: Kills the leaders of the Second Sons and Stormcrows so that he can take control of both companies.
  • My Nayme Is: Averted. As he lampshades, his name doesn't have a "y" thrown in to make it sound more exotic.
  • No-Sell: He heals so well that being impaled through both chest and back at the same time just annoys him.
  • Walking Armory: He has a ridiculous amount of swords and knives on his outfit.
  • Wild Card: This is Wade's pitch to Danaerys on why he'd be good on her Small Council. Her advisors are cautious, overly loyal or lack creativity. But he can pitch the outside the box plans to give her better ways to win.



A slave used as a translator by the Good Masters of Astapor, who is recruited into Daenerys' service when she liberates the city.
  • Action Girl: Was partially trained as an assassin after being enslaved, before being recruited as a translator instead.
  • Adaptational Badass: Missandei isn't a fighter and simply serves as Dany's herald, while Domino was trained as an assassin by her first master.
  • Born Lucky: Events always play out for the best for her, even if at times it doesn't initially appear so. She can weaponize this during battle, her actions triggering chains of events which wipe out enemies while helping allies.
  • Composite Character: Her physical description and initial role would suggest she's been merged with Missandei.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in one of the future visions in the House of the Undying in Book 2, but isn't properly introduced until Book 3.
  • Supreme Chef: Somehow manages to make great bacon with just some expired cheese and flour. Even she doesn't know how.

    Grey Worm 

Grey Worm

The commander of the Unsullied forces that Daenerys liberates from Astapor.

The Baratheons of Dragonstone

The branch of House Baratheon based on the island of Dragonstone, currently headed by Lord Stannis Baratheon, who is technically the rightful king in light of Joffrey's true heritage.

  • The Remnant: The faction's status as of Book 3. With all their leadership dead or in Asgard, they've been reduced to just holding their lands against all comers rather than fighting proactively.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Thor terrifies the Stormlanders, they go from having the smallest army in the war to having the entirety of the Stormlands on their side.

    Stannis Baratheon 

Stannis Baratheon

The middle Baratheon brother, lord of Dragonstone, and (technically) the rightful King of Westeros.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He ultimately ascends to Valhalla upon his death.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Amora mind controls him into trying to sacrifice his daughter.
  • The Chains of Commanding: After prompting from Thor, he admits that he'd be miserable as King, but feels an obligation to take the Iron Throne anyway. Considering the fact that the other options right now are Renly and Joffrey, he has a valid point.
  • Death by Adaptation: He dies at the Battle of the Blackwater, long before the point of his death in the show.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While fairly badass on his own, when he's put into the Destroyer, he becomes powerful enough to fight against Thor.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Before the Valkyrie carries his soul to Warrior Heaven, he tells Shireen how much she made him proud, entrusts her to his retainers and asks for Thor to destroy the Destroyer, so as to prevent it ruining more lives.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After seeing his "guest" flying, he grabs a tankard of ale to quaff with such gusto that Robert's soul must be bursting with pride.
  • Knight Templar: Is utterly convinced about what's right and what's wrong.
  • Mistaken for Badass: When Tywin hears about a "divine" warrior pledging his sword to him and treating Jane Seaworth as a queen, Tywin immediately thinks Stannis is trying to boost his popularity amongst the superstitious smallfolk to legitimize his claim and discreetly divorce Selyse Florent for a more fertile wife.
    • Downplayed, since Stannis is still an experienced soldier, commander, and ruler, being instrumental in the defeat of the Ironborn during their rebellion, and having commanded the Royal Fleet in battle against numerous pirates. He's just... not Thor.
  • Morality Pet: He may not be the world's best dad, but he still cares about Shireen.
  • Odd Friendship: The anal-retentive, compulsively honest and law-abiding Stannis decided to be best friends with a laidback smuggler who actually was the human identity for a deity of chaos and lies.
  • Only Sane Man: Among the Baratheon brothers, he's pretty much this. Robert cared for nothing if he couldn't fuck it, fight it, or drink it, and Renly is a narcissistic brat who wants power for himself.
  • Pals with Jesus: Unbeknownst to him, Stannis gained Loki's respect and friendship, so much that "Davos Seaworth" swore himself to him. He also works with Thor.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He might have a stick up his ass regarding rule and law, but he knows not to point blame where it doesn't belong. Case in point, he knows not to push the subject regarding Thor mistaking Jane as Queen and him as her servant, and lets her know that he doesn't blame her for the confusion.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Renly about how he's done absolutely nothing deserving of being a king.
  • So Proud of You: Some people would claim he was dishonored by his lack of a son. But if you ask for his opinion, being Shireen's father was his greatest achievement.
  • Take Care of the Kids: His Last Request to Jane and Davos before he dies is to love Shireen as their own and seat her on the Iron Throne.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: On paper, he's allied with a bonafide god, but Thor firmly insists he's not gonna do the heavy lifting of winning the Iron Throne for Stannis. How can you be worthy of a crown if it's handed to you instead of earned?
  • Warrior Heaven: His injuries from fighting Thor are deadly, but he's judged worthy of entering Valhalla.

    Davos Seaworth (Spoilers) 

Warning! This character is deemed a Walking Spoiler for Book 2. Because of this, all spoilers for this character folder will be unmarked.

Ser Davos Seaworth/Loki Odinson, aka the Stranger

Formerly a commoner, he was knighted by Stannis Baratheon and followed him ever since. Father to Jane. Revealed in Chapter 43 of A Crack of Thunder to be Loki Odinson.
  • Action Dad: One of the greatest sorcerers in all the Nine Realms and is father to a daughter and several sons.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Zigzagged. He certainly accumulated weight and years, but the books made a point to describe Davos as plain and homely, without any indication that he ever was a knockout in his youth. And even his actor in the series didn't have the god-level handsomeness of Loki.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's very much a Non-Action Guy in canon, and is at the most an Action Survivor. It's a massive change when he reveals himself as a god able to duel Amora the Enchantress, herself no small fish.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Not so much for Davos, who's a hero throughout the series, but this more applies to his true self as Loki.
  • Adult Fear:
    • He pleads Jane to put a lid on her Brutal Honesty since he doesn't want to see her burnt alive as a "heretic" by Melisandre.
    • He ends up causing this for his family back on Asgard. A pilgrimage on Planetos is supposed to be safe for a god, except that Loki never came back from his. Thor understandably felt worried and decided to go and seek his brother.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Not really idiocy, but crossdressing when drunk indicates quite the loosening of habits.
  • Angel Unaware: Unknown to everyone, he's actually Loki.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Thor apparently was his main target when he was in a pranking mood.
  • Been There, Shaped History: During his many trips to Midgard over the centuries, he's played a trickster advisor to many prominent historical figures:
    • Taught Lann the Clever everything he knew.
    • Guided King Theon Stark towards raiding Andalos.
    • Convinced Ser Criston Cole to get revenge on Rhaenrya by siding with Aegon II.
    • Wrote the Pureborn of Qarth's rules and doctrines.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He arrives to deal with Amora right as she binds Thor with her magic and nearly kills Jane.
  • Black Sheep: No matter his godly identity, Loki cannot escape this. He was a trickster among the honorable and warrior-like Asgardians, and everyone in Westeros shuns the Stranger out of fear for being a death deity.
  • Composite Character:
    • He combines his character from the books with Loki.
    • With the Stranger, fittingly enough — in the myths, Loki was infamously a loose canon, never actually integrated within the Aesir pantheon and associated with death through his hereafter-ruling daughter Hela. Also, the Stranger is from Ambiguous Gender, while Loki sometimes showed hints of being gender-fluid (he was rumored to shapeshift into a woman for banging mortals and bearing children).
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers a very well deserved one to Amora when he reveals himself as Loki. He treats the entire thing like a minor issue and spends more time talking with his family than he does acknowledging his opponent.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Ironically for a Trickster God, Loki never expected he would fall in love for the human Marya.
  • Divine Date: Him being Loki means that him courting and marrying Marya was this.
  • Fingore: As punishment for past sins, he had several fingers amputated. Since he's an Asgardian and can either regrow the fingers or just hide that he's missing them with illusions, this... doesn't exactly work.
  • Foreshadowing: There were several hints that the author snuck in that Davos wasn't exactly what he seemed.
  • The Gadfly: Well, duh. He's Loki, it comes with the territory.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Amora imperiling his children finally persuades Loki to cast his human disguise away and fight her as a god.
  • Good Parents: He's a loving father to his children, which makes him a very odd duck amongst the Westerosi highborns. He is freshly ennobled, mind you.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: He's one of the nicest guys in Westeros, and the fact he has a daughter and several sons is proof he's got some quality time with his wife.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Never once had Thor suspected this fat, aging mortal to be his missing brother.
  • Honest Advisor: The reason why Stannis values him so much.
  • I Choose to Stay: He never went back to Asgard when the time for his pilgrimage came to an end, and continued to live simply with his wife and children. He confirms that the reason he remained in Westeros was because he loved his wife and wanted to be there to raise his children.
  • I Have Many Names: Befitting a trickster, "Loki Odinson" and "the Stranger" are only two of his identities. He's currently living as "Davos Seaworth".
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Davos is perfectly happy to be a simple man who loves his family. It even led him to briefly renounce Asgard, and Loki is anguished when he's forced to abandon this persona.
  • Interspecies Romance: It's ultimately revealed that he's Loki Odinson, a Frost Giant (with potentially Aesir ancestry), and he married a human woman in his time on Westeros.
  • In the Blood: Jane is just as blunt and loyal a person as him. She also shows hints of Guile Hero and manages to unlock magic when attacking Amora.
  • Irony: Davos is infamous for his Brutal Honesty, but one of Loki's mantles is God of Lies.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Nobody can see his Strong Family Resemblance with Jane because he grew old and fat, but she certainly didn't inherit her beauty from her mother. As Loki, it overlaps with Hot God.
  • Knife Nut: He taught all his tricks to his son Matthos and his daughter Jane. It's minor foreshadowing that he's Loki, who's practically the MCU king of this trope.
  • Love Redeems: Davos the smuggler was quite the satisfied, unrepentant scoundrel. Until he met his future wife Marya and sired Jane, which gave him the need to be worthy of their love. And when you have been turning tricks for several millennia, it's quite the change of character.
  • The Man Behind the Man: This is the role that Loki typically assumes when he comes down to Westeros, playing things in the shadows. He's changed his ways since becoming Davos.
  • Master Actor: Despite being a lowborn smuggler, he's remarkably skilled at this, as he is revealed to be Loki. Meaning he perfectly knew who Thor was when he arrived yet never slipped once in front of his brother, which shows how crafty he was to pull the wool over someone who had millennia to learn all his ticks' eyes.
  • Master of Disguise: A very good one. So good that his own brother couldn't see through "Davos Seaworth" as a cover identity.
  • Master of Illusion: A talent of his, which he put to use by disguising himself as a woman.
  • Momma's Boy: Thor mentions he was his mother Frigga's best student.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Stranger, since they're supposed to be the Westerosi death god.
  • Never Gets Drunk: According to Jane, neither of them ever gets drunk no matter what they drink. This is because he's actually Loki, so drinks from Westeros won't get him plastered.
  • No-Sell: He casually stops Melisandre's magic with his bare hands. This reveals that he's really Loki.
  • Papa Wolf: He pulls his daughter to safety when a shooting star falls right on Dragonstone's beach and quite disapproves of Thor fondling Jane's breasts when she obviously dislikes it. He later reveals his true identity as Loki when Amora threatens the life of his children and Shireen, and when he learns that Amora attempted to have Jane raped to death, he horrifically disfigures her with magical venom and brutally kills her.
  • The Promise: Swears to Stannis that he'll place Shireen on the Iron Throne as Stannis lays dying.
  • Sibling Rivalry: In the past, Loki and Thor were awful towards each other, both out of obliviousness and genuine malice. Fortunately, they managed to mend their relationship before it was too late.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Thor is very loud and favors honesty, while Loki disappears into the background and hides his true intentions.
  • And This Is for...: As Loki, he finishes Shireen's job in ruining Amora's face while pointing out he's doing it for all the people Amora murdered and tried to murder.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: With the revelation that he is Loki, he takes up the role of The Lord. He's strongly attached to kingly power as Stannis' adviser and his own status as Crown Prince of Asgard, and his mortal family anchors him to the material realm.
  • Tranquil Fury: Loki was already furious when Amora tried to kill Jane and Shireen. Then Thor revealed she was planning to do worse to Jane. He says nothing, but he vibrates in wrath as he realizes what Thor refers to.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Inverted. Marya is described as homely at best by her own daughter while Davos appears to have been quite the tall drink of sexy in his glory days.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Downplayed as he only was a Royal Brat at the time, but he willingly undermined and hated Thor once upon a time. Then his elder announced him he was Rejecting the Inheritance since he felt Loki was more worthy of the crown, and the younger prince briefly went to pieces over it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Right before going to town on Melisandre, aka Amora, he peels his "Davos" appearance away to regain his youth and divine power.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just as big as the Night's Queen. Hence why all spoilers are unmarked for this character.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Thor comments that he wears dresses when he gets drunk. He even confused Jane for Loki when he first saw her.

    Jane Seaworth 

Jane Seaworth, the Stormtamer

The eldest daughter of Ser Davos Seaworth, Jane is Shireen's nursemaid and de facto mother figure. An atheist with a critical mind, she doesn't believe in magic. Of course, all these things would change when a man fell from the sky, and declared her a queen.
  • Agent Scully: She firmly believes everything can be explained by mundane reasons, such as highborns living longer because they have a better quality of life. She also believes the White Walkers were nothing but another wildling tribe. Then Thor drops by on the beach of Dragonstone...
    • She starts going back on this later, acknowledging that maybe there are some things that you can't logically explain.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She didn't hesitate to lie about seeing the prince threatening Shireen - knowing the king would strike him - because he was bullying the poor girl.
  • Brutal Honesty: She is Davos' daughter, so much that her father has to tell her to step down a bit or she will get herself in trouble.
  • Buxom Is Better: Thor marvels at her magnificent breasts. She's not flattered by his groping.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Davos isn't really too hot on her growing closer from Thor, which is quite reasonable since he introduced himself to her by groping her against her will. In hindsight, of course Loki wouldn't like to see his daughter going frisky with her (adopted but still) uncle.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When it suits her. Like making snide comments about Renly throughout his parley with Stannis.
  • Defiant Captive: Even when facing rape by Amora's followers, she never stops fighting, and promises bloody vengeance on them all.
  • The Dreaded: At least she is to Tyrion, who calls her 'The Stranger's Daughter' and internally acknowledges one of the reasons he is not going to spread rumors about Shireen being a bastard is that he knows Jane will carve him up.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The wildfire explosion unlocks her Asgardian/Frost Giant heritage, allowing her to use magic to make her knives explosive.
  • Generation Xerox: She's basically her father's younger female version, being a blunt commoner-turned-noble who's fiercely loyal to a Baratheon.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: It's revealed in chapter 43 of Book 2 that she's half-Asgardian/Frost Giant on her father's side. Which, by the rules in this universe, makes her Asgardian.
  • Human Mom Non Human Dad: As revealed in chapter 43 of A Crack of Thunder, her mother is a human, but her father is Loki, who is half-Asgardian, half-Frost Giant.
  • I Have Brothers: Jane certainly isn't afraid to speak her mind or wield a knife — in the latter case, that's because her brother Matthos was learning how to use it and so she pestered their father until he let her in the lessons.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Her reaction when Thor gorily murders her would-be rapists right in front of her isn't fear or disgust, oh no... She's actually envious because she would like to be the one doing the mess.
    • When Loki begins to tell her about his story, Jane mentions she has no trouble if he does it while he keeps brutalizing Amora.
  • Knife Nut: Pestered her dad for learning how to use a knife after hearing her brother would benefit from these lessons. She hasn't been seen making use of it but she's apparently so good that Tyrion doesn't want to draw her ire upon him.
    • Thor gives her a pair of star-metal daggers as a gift before Team Dragonstone left to parley with Renly.
    • Finally gets to show off her props by hitting Amora twice with her throwing knives.
  • Mama Bear: For Shireen.
  • My Nayme Is: Averted, she's Jane rather than Jeyne.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Tyrion nicknamed her the "Stranger's Daughter". Remember that the Stranger is the local death god. This takes on a new meaning when it's revealed that she's actually Loki's daughter.
  • Near-Rape Experience: Chapter 41 of A Crack of Thunder begins with three men about to rape her, only to be saved in the nick of time by Thor. It is still a really disturbing experience.
  • Never Gets Drunk: She claims that she and her father never get drunk no matter what they drink. She thinks they might have a Stark in their ancestry because of this. Then Chapter 43 of A Crack of Thunder shows the actual reason - Davos is Loki Odinson.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Davos playfully reminds her she used to put her milk teeth on the window for the Tooth Queen to take. She claims it was because she wanted the copper to buy sweets.
    • Melisandre's attempts to seduce Thor while disparaging Jane's charms annoy her so much she thinks about ripping her dress to let Thor feel her again.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: The story seems to go with Davos's canonical big family, since she mentions having three brothers at the least.
  • Parental Substitute:
    • As Lady Selyse outright washes her hands of her daughter, Jane has to care for the girl as she were her own. Unintentionally lampshaded when Thor is introduced to Shireen and thinks she's Jane's child. Stannis requests her to outright become Shireen's mother.
    • Chapter 15 reveals that Shireen finds the fact that people are now mistakenly thinking Jane is her mother to be hilarious, and as such has started referring to her as "Mother" or "Mama" in front of everyone other than her parents.
    • She's officially elevated to this when the dying Stannis entrusts Shireen to her, asking for Jane to love the girl as her blood daughter.
  • Plucky Girl: Her reaction when a star falls on Dragonstone's beach? She immediately runs for it, giddy at the idea of finding sky-metal. Even before it landed, she only went for cover because her father dragged her and because she wanted to protect Shireen.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the original comics, Loki and Jane's only connection was the fact she was dating his brother. Here, she's his daughter.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Very much steel with a touch of silk. She's Shireen's primary caretaker who will have no remorse in shredding anyone threatening her charge, no matter their rank.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: While several characters curse in the story Jane tends to be the one to drop f-bombs more than anyone else. She is the daughter of a sailor, after all.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Averted. Despite being Davos's daughter, she hardly looks like him, and is considered too beautiful to have much resemblance to her homely mother. Then it's revealed that Davos is Loki and that she really takes after her father. It also puts Thor's confusing her for his brother in a new context.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Her refusal to believe in magic becomes hilarious when she learns she's actually a demigoddess through her father.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: People are scratching their head over the fact that "such a pretty flower grew into a pile of shit". It's explained by Davos being a real stunner before letting himself go. And seeing him in his Loki appearance confirms it.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When she bluntly reminds Thor she's nothing but a knight's daughter from a painfully new noble house, he gently points Aegon the Dragon started as a man without a home and in spite of not being highborn enough, she's the queen Dragonstone's people deserve.

    Shireen Baratheon 

Shireen Baratheon

Daughter of Stannis, and thus de facto princess of the Seven Kingdoms, as far as his followers are concerned.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: After Amora tries to have Stannis burn her alive, she drives a burning brand straight into Amora's left eye, blinding her and melting the flesh on that side.
  • Brutal Honesty: She doesn't sugarcoat her words, bluntly acknowledging she's scared by the burnings and wants Davos with her to be reassured.
  • Daddy's Girl: Her father may not be the greatest when he has to act as a normal human being, but his love for her is plain as day and she happily returns it.
  • Generation Xerox: Her and Jane Seaworth mimic their fathers' dynamic, with Shireen as the blunt Baratheon. They are only younger and female.
  • Happily Adopted: Right before dying, Stannis officially entrusts her to her beloved Parental Substitute Jane Seaworth.
  • Harmful to Minors: She's Forced to Watch while people are burned alive by her father's fanatic priestess-adviser.
  • Kick the Dog: She was on the receiving end when Joffrey destroyed her brand-new doll only because he didn't want to visit Dragonstone, saying that now the doll looked as ugly as her and trying to bully her into admitting she did it herself. Thankfully, Jane put a stop to it.
  • Like a Son to Me: Jane basically stepped up as her Parental Substitute since her birth mother is very neglectful and too fanatic to properly care for her child. Lampshaded by Thor when she's introduced to him and he mistakenly thinks she's Jane's daughter.
    • Apparently, others have started to mistakenly believe that Jane is her mother. Shireen finds this hilarious, and has started calling her "Mother" and "Mama" in front of everyone who isn't her parents.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: Broken dolls seem to be a recurrent thing with her: it starts with the one which gave her grayscale then you have the one Joffrey ruined to make it as "ugly" as Shireen. Fortunately, her latest set averts it.
  • Morality Pet: To her parents. Stannis genuinely tries to put his grumpiness and awkwardness away to interact with her, and Selyse flat-out refuses to let her die even to satisfy her fanaticism.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her grayscale-marred face always makes people pity her. Except for Thor who thinks she fought a dragon and praises her for being so brave at her young age.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Thor and Jane.
  • Troll: Plays along with Thor's initial mistaken belief that she's Jane's daughter just because she finds Jane's annoyance at it funny.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She never gets burned alive to Rh'llor here.

    Thor Odinson 

Thor Odinson, the Warrior, the Storm God

The God of Thunder, who travels from Asgard to Westeros in search of his missing brother Loki. He doesn't look quite like what people expected.
  • Accidental Truth: Thor tells Jane she is the Queen Westeros deserves to have. Then it turns out he was only half-right - because Jane, as Loki's heir, is fated to become Asgard's Queen.
  • Angel Unaware: His people frequently travel to Westeros to mingle with mankind. Thor himself was a sellsword, a smith, even a maester once.
  • Apologetic Attacker: He expresses his regret when he's forced to fight Stannis while in The Destroyer under Amora's control.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Apparently believes in this, since he deems Jane a Queen for not cowering in front of his arrival.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Was the King-Beyond-The-Wall who fought against the Others during the Long Night.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't insult Jane within his earshot. Seriously.
    • Also, don't hurt her. Or try to. His execution of the three men that nearly raped Jane in Chapter 41 is nothing short of horrifying.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's an affable Nice Guy and a great drinking buddy, but he is a powerful thunder god whose rage is something you DO NOT want to invoke. As seen in Chapter 41 of A Crack of Thunder, where he brutally kills Jane's would-be rapists, doing anything to hurt those he cares for is a terrible, terrible idea.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • His main reason for being in Westeros is to search for his missing brother.
    • He swears he won't let any harm come to Shireen if he can help it.
  • Big Eater: When he said he'd hold seven days of feasting, he wasn't joking. He still looks like he could go for more when it was over.
  • Book Dumb: While a savant in the battlefield and remarkably perceptive, he's rather ill-fit for more intellectual, diplomatic pursuits that would be needed for a ruler. He was a maester in the past, but he has no trouble admitting that he wasn't a very good one.
  • Composite Character:
    • In-universe, his people were mixed together to become the Seven. When he lands on Dragonstone, the audience remarks on the fact he's dressed as the Warrior but holds the Smith's hammer.
    • Out of universe, his character is assimilated with Joramun, the legendary first King-Beyond-the-Wall, who he lived as in one of his past mortal lives.
    • He's also the Storm God the Ironborn fear, while Ægirnote  is the Drowned God. While the Ironborn do have a somewhat more accurate view of his appearance and abilities (Theon realizes who Thor is when he recognizes Mjölnir, and he knows that only the worthy can wield it), Thor and Ægir are actually friends, and the whole Drowned God thing was a nickname Sif gave him after she dropped him in a pond for trying to bed her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Chapter 41 of Crack reveals that, in one of his past lives, he was turned into a Sex Slave in Lys when he was a boy.
  • Drop the Hammer: Well, duh.
  • The Dreaded: For Theon, who recognizes him as being The Storm God, responsible for casting down the Drowned God that the Ironborn worship. Among the Ironborn, he's depicted as a horrific boogeyman who kills and tortures the Drowned God's followers for his amusement.
  • Flight: Using his hammer, he can fly through the air at high speeds. This floors everyone when they first see it, even causing Stannis of all people to down his drink at a rate that Robert would be proud of.
  • Foil: Reviewers lament Stannis' plight, since he's stuck with a blond version of Robert. However, Thor has a genuine respect for women - while Robert has no qualms hitting his queen - and refused to take the throne which is his birthright since he knew he would be an awful king. Lampshaded in Chapter 15, with Jane thinking to herself that Thor is basically Robert reborn as an immortal blonde.
  • Friend to All Children:
    • Immediately takes a shine to Shireen whose curiosity he indulges. It's apparently a cultural thing for his people, since they hold children as sacred.
    • Chapter 15 reveals that he got Shireen a quarterstaff as a gift and has promised to train her with it when he returns from the meeting with Renly.
  • God Is Good: He immediately becomes popular among Dragonstone's smallfolk because of that, as a deity who genuinely cares about people and enjoys their friendship instead of asking for bloody tributes.
  • God of Thunder: Need we say more?
  • Hero of Another Story: His being a Composite Character with the first King-beyond-the-Wall, Joramun, means he helped Azor Ahai to banish the Others and win the War for the Dawn thousands of years ago.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Boisterous as he is, he is able to recognize his flaws and the flaws in others, admitting that he would make a poor king and pointing out that Stannis would be miserable as king.
    • When Renly is about to start his famous peach speech, he interrupts saying that he would like a peach, throwing Renly off completely. At first, it seems like he's just being his usual, somewhat ditzy self, only for him to reveal that Renly doesn't have any other peaches, and tell Renly that he shouldn't offer people things he can't give them, regardless of whether he's offering peaches or promises of success.
    • He also reveals that he understands what Jane is going through after being nearly raped - because he was also raped when he was turned into a Sex Slave in one of his past Midgardian lives.
  • Humble Hero: He confesses he's not king material and sees no shame in crowning and serving his adopted brother instead. Downplayed in that he still loves to talk about his adventures, but he also likes to talk about his friends.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: He outright introduces himself as a son of Odin and calls Jane "Davosdaughter". He has also referred to himself as simply being "The Odinson".
  • I Have Many Names:
    • The Odinson, Prince of Asgard, and God of Thunder are the ones he's called among his own. In Westeros, he's The Warrior to the Andals, both the Storm God and the Skybreaker to the Ironborn, and Punor of Oaks to the First Men.
    • His hammer Mjölnir is also called Thunder Maker, the Crusher and the Grinder.
  • I Hate Past Me: He's not really proud of the Glory Hound, selfish and spoiled princeling he was, and specifically expresses regret about being a Big Brother Bully to Loki.
  • I Will Find You: Claims he was sent on Westeros to find his brother Loki's whereabouts.
  • Jerkass God: Played for Laughs when he cursed Brandon the Builder to be unable of getting drunk, because the Stark helped "that shit" Durran Godsgrief to build Storm's End (intended to be a defiance towards the gods themselves). Outside of this, he's a complete aversion.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: In Chapter 41, he finds Jane about to be raped by three men - and he electrocutes one alive until he just bursts, hangs a second one by his own intestines after breaking all his bones and finishes the third by doing the Blood Eagle on him.
  • Life of the Party: His first deed after landing on Dragonstone was commanding a feast for seven days. Seven days as a whole. He personally ensured the food and drink wouldn't run out and had a great time retelling his and his friends' various adventures.
  • Nice Guy: A tad insensitive, but he genuinely praises Jane's bravery when he fell on Dragonstone and doesn't disparage Shireen when he sees her scar, telling her she's strong for living.
  • Not Hyperbole: When he said he was going to feast for seven days, he meant seven days nonstop.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: His hammer can only be lifted by those worthy to wield it. He asks Renly to hold it... and the royal brat promptly fails and falls off his horse.
  • Refusal of the Call: Was meant to inherit his father's throne, but has refused it, as he does not feel worthy.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Calmly and easily shoots down all of Renly's claims to greatness.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Given that he's a Physical God in a world of human warriors, few of whom are augmented in some ways, he could quite literally end the war and 90% of Westeros's problems in a few days if he wanted. However, he's only in Westeros to find Loki and is only helping Stannis until he accomplishes his goal. Even then, he makes it a point not to do any heavy lifting for Stannis since he would not have earned his crown if he did so. To get around this, enemies, such as the Destroyer armor, are introduced and shown to be among the few that can challenge him.
  • Super Strength: Par for the course with Thor. After he returns with more food for the feast, he's seen carrying a massive stag on his shoulders without effort, something that would have broken anyone else's back from the attempt. He also apparently carried dozens of other animals over to be slaughtered for the seven day feast.
  • Surprise Incest: The revelations in Chapter 43 of Book 2 put his whole relationship with Jane at risk of being tanked by the reveal that Davos was Loki's human identity, which makes him Jane's paternal uncle. Okay, that's only through adoption and gods infamously slept with their own siblings, but still...
  • Thanks for the Mammary: When he meets Jane, he grabs her tits and remarks on their beauty. She's quite disgruntled. In his defense, he was checking to see if it was Loki in disguise... which, given Loki's talents of illusion and disguise, is somewhat reasonable... somewhat.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: The Hunter. He loves adventure, openly confesses he would be ill-suited for responsibility and is currently on a quest to find his younger brother.
  • Troll: Turns out that the Starks' fabled inability to get drunk is because he pranked Brandon the Builder by giving him an Asgardian constitution so he could not get drunk on Midgardian alcohol. All because he helped Durran Godsgrief build Storm's End.
  • Weather Manipulation: He is the God of Thunder. When Renly pushed his Berserk Button too hard, he unleashed a raging storm so powerful it completely blackened the sky and made the storm that took Stannis's parents away seem like a gentle breeze.



Stannis' advisor-priestess. A fundamentalist who likes nothing more than spreading her Lord's word and fire everywhere. She also has a very uncomfortable obsession with Thor.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Thor, who prefers Jane over her. She really wants him for her paramour and King consort, even after he declined the crown for Loki.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the original source material, Amora has golden blond hair. Melisandre confesses it was formerly the same for this story, but she's now a redhead - which prevented Thor from immediately identifying her, even if he could guess she wasn't a normal human.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the books, she's more of an Affably Evil Anti-Villain at her worst. Being Amora in this story throws out her redeeming qualities.
  • Ambiguously Human: After meeting her, Thor starts to suspect she could be Asgardian. She ultimately reveals herself as Amora the Enchantress, an Asgardian.
  • Arc Villain: Towards Thor and Jane in A Crack of Thunder.
  • Asshole Victim: Her death is one of the more cruel fates in the story so far. She's stabbed, mutilated, branded, poisoned into an almost corpse-like state, then executed by Loki, knowing that how she looks when she dies will carry over to the afterlife. She's such a heartless, cruel, narcissistic, petty, vain witch that every second of her fate is well deserved, and no character morns her loss.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted with a vengeance when Shireen strikes her face with a brand, leaving her horrendously burned on the left side and blind from this eye. And then Loki pours magical venom all over over her as payment for trying to have Jane brutally raped to death, leaving her face falling off her skull in pieces. Plus, since Asgardians look the same in the afterlife as they do in the moment of their death, Loki condemns her to exist forever as the hideous and warped being she's become.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Oh she's certainly a threat, but in the grand scheme of things, she's rather pathetic and unimportant. Once Loki reveals himself, the entire conflict with her becomes so one-sided against her that she goes from a moderate threat to completely pathetic in the span of moments.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Loki notes that she does genuinely have the potential to be a great sorceress, but she utterly cripples herself by being a vain narcissist. She doesn't want to develop and hone herself because that would require that she put actual effort into being a better person. Rather than take her magic to new heights through practice, she gets others to do the job for her, coasting by on the work of others. This leads to her undoing when she goes against Loki, a master of magic who has trained and honed himself almost every single day of his life to become the sorcerer he is today.
  • Charm Person: She's really persuasive when she has to convince a man to do something. Thor explicitly explains that it's not her beauty and charisma alone, she's able to magically "enthrall" people of the male persuasion.
  • Composite Character: Melisandre gets combined with Amora the Enchantress. She also has shades of MCU Loki, who jumped from the Bifrost after raising chaos in Asgard, landed on Midgard and started to make trouble.
  • Didn't See That Coming: When Thor crashes on Dragonstone, she's just as flat-footed as everyone else on the beach.
    • The big one comes when she attacks Davos Seaworth only for him to effortlessly stop her magic attack... because he is actually Loki Odinson.
  • Dirty Coward: Thor calls her out on this, saying that she relies on others to fight her battles and then flees when they fail.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Shireen actually compares her to Joffrey, since both are spoiled narcissists bullying people into obedience through the destruction of treasured possessions.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As Amora, she was never able to realize the real power things like friendship or love have. She still hasn't learned anything to this day.
  • The Exile: If only because she fled the actual punishment meant for her. She fled from Asgard rather than face Odin's wrath after her attempt on Sif's life.
  • Eye Scream: Shireen drives a burning brand into her left eye, melting it.
  • Fate Worse than Death: She is without a doubt the epitome of a Vain Sorceress. So when Loki finally executes her, he brutally disfigures her. Since Asgardians look in death as they were at the moment of death, Amora will spend her afterlife as a repulsive, disgusting monster.
  • Female Misogynist: A hint of this. As long as another woman is beautiful, she's a threat. If she's not, then she's good for nothing.
  • The Fundamentalist: She's a disturbed follower of R'hllor, the "Lord of Light". Even when she's revealed to be Amora, Word of God confirms that she still highly believes in R'hllor and that it's a religion she became deeply attached to in her time on Westeros.
  • Hate Sink: She's a despicable, narcissistic witch who has no compunctions with burning innocent children and having potential rivals raped to death for her selfish needs. She's as horrid as can be to make the readers root for Jane and Thor all the more, and to make it her gruesome death at Loki's hands as satisfying as possible.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Once the prime adviser to Stannis, Thor's arrival utterly destroyed her influence because smallfolk would rather worship a compassionate, helpful deity than a terrifying entity asking for Human Sacrifice.
  • Irony: She manages to enthrall any man she meets, but the one she truly covets is utterly impervious to her charm and glamour.
  • Jerkass Gods: It's revealed in A Crack of Thunder that she's actually an Asgardian sorceress whose only goal is to become a Queen, and she doesn't care about collateral damage.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She tried to burn Shireen alive, but the girl defends herself by burning her face (which a Vain Sorceress such as Amora would undoubtedly considers a Fate Worse than Death).
  • Manipulative Bitch: Via her sex appeal. It works on most men, but Thor is completely unperturbed.
  • Meaningful Rename: "Melisandre" isn't her true name, and it comes from a legend about a beautiful woman trying and failing to hide her monstrous nature from her husband. Amora is a metaphorical monster, but a monster all the same under her beauty.
  • Oh, Crap!: She totally loses it when she understands Davos Seaworth is NOT a soft target, but Loki Odinson, who's far above her regarding magical prowess.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Shireen's description of her has vibes of it — she only cares about her wants, and she enjoys destroying what other people hold dear to bully them into compliance.
  • Rasputinian Death: Completely brutal, and completely deserved. She gets stabbed by Jane, her right eye branded by Shireen, blown off her feet by Jane's magically empowered dagger, Loki cuts her hand off with her own spell, magically pummelled into the ground, her other hand stabbed with a spear, her face and hand utterly ruined with Skaði's serpent's poison and finally executed via spear.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: She was assumed dead after jumping off the Bifrost, but instead made her way to Westeros.
  • The Resenter: Strongly implied to be this for Jane Seaworth, since the girl basically replaced her. She outright told Stannis Jane had to be killed for being named a contender in the War of Five Crowns. It's later revealed to be because she's a Yandere for Thor.
  • Selective Obliviousness:
    • Good luck getting her to acknowledge that Thor doesn't return her feelings.
    • She also deludes herself into believing that she was Frigga's greatest student, when she was anything but.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: She grew absolutely paranoid about Jane stealing everything she coveted (a queenly crown and Thor's love) and as such decided to destroy the other woman. Well, it certainly ticked Jane off, so much that she decided to avenge herself by utterly ruining Melisandre.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She does everything she can imagine to seduce Thor to her cause, but he barely notices or is creeped out. When Amora finally eschews her mask, Thor has nothing but disgust towards her.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The classical Seductress, she uses her looks to manipulate people.
  • The Vamp: Absolutely no shame about baring her tits to Thor while hinting she wouldn't be adverse to him touching her package. Alas for her, he thinks Jane's cleavage far more superior.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Her perception of Jane as a threat to her power and influence gradually chips away at her self-control, and seeing Jane opposing her on the Blackwater finally reduces the red witch to throw a fully-blown tantrum. Goes completely off her gourd when Davos reveals himself to be Loki.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Her plans involve having Shireen killed.
  • Yandere: She's revealed to be this much like the version from the comicbook depiction, she hates to see Thor more interested in another woman. So she orders two of her brainwashed cronies to go and rape Jane by "all her orifices" before slitting her throat.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Loki points out she could have used her skills to become a Goddess, make Westeros a rival to Asgard or even turned the Cult of R'hollor into a force to be reckoned with. Instead, she just coasted by on what she learned from Frigga and a bit from Midgardian magic and went to a desperate man and promised him things she would never give him.

The Baratheons of Storm's End and Highgarden

The branch of House Baratheon based out of their ancestral seat of Storm's End, currently ruled by Lord Renly Baratheon, who is so determined to become king that he's allied with House Tyrell of the Reach to seize the throne by force.

  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: They begin book 2 as the most powerful alliance with the strongest army in the war. After the meeting with Stannis and Renly pissing off Thor, they lose all support from the Stormlands. Then after it was discovered that Renly plotted to have Mace Tyrell killed, hold his children hostage, and give the Reach to the Ironborn, the support of Highgarden is long gone as well.

    Renly Baratheon 

Renly Baratheon

Robert and Stannis' younger brother and Lord of Storm's End, upon the death of Robert has crowned himself, expecting to use the armies of the Stormlands and the Reach (having married Margaery Tyrell) to take King's Landing and the Iron Throne.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Even more so than his rather morally dubious book counterpart and especially compared to his romanticized show counterpart. This Renly is so self-righteous and straight up narcissistic that he plots other people's deaths for minor slights. He's responsible for the bandit attack on Tony Stark and arranged for the Ironborn to attempt to kill Robb.
  • Affably Evil: He is quite charismatic, alright. He is also the one that paid the bandits that nearly killed Tony Stark (all because he scorned his demand of an armor) and has paid Vanko to murder both Tony and Robb Stark, all so he can use that to make Eddard swear loyalty to him.
  • Composite Character: He's eventually revealed as the equivalent to Justin Hammer, with some Obadiah Stane, as he is the one who hires the bandits that attempt to kill Tony.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He has a tendency to backstab any potential allies when they don’t show him the respect he thinks he deserves.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: Jonos Bracken wanted the North to side with him because he was "the best of a bad lot" comprising Stannis Baratheon and Joffrey. Renly then loses his faint praise after Bracken spends more than a few minutes with him and his "leadership" style.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When he asked Antony Stark to make him a suit of armor, the blacksmith mocked his demand. Renly decided to retaliate by paying a bandit to "kidnap the jackass and slit his throat quick", and then Vanko and his men.
  • Foil: Theon compares him to Robert Baratheon and Antony Stark and finds him lacking, since Robert was a Boisterous Bruiser and Antony actually hides a sharp mind, while Renly has only the surface details right.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Starts off the war with the largest army. But between Thor's presence on Stannis' side and his plotting with the Ironborn being exposed, his forces all turn cloak on him, leaving him to flee and go into hiding.
  • It's All About Me: If there’s an argument to be made that Joffrey is a true Baratheon, Renly is Exhibit A. He's so self-centered that he allies with the Ironborn and plots to have Tony and Robb Stark killed because he cannot stand Eddard Stark (or anyone else) not giving him the respect he believes he deserves.
  • Pet the Dog: Congratulates Brienne on her newfound health and power before granting her wish of becoming a Rainbow Guard.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Theon thinks he looks like a kid playing at being a king. For the "psychopathic" part, arranging for someone's demise because they snubbed you is not a composed or mature reaction.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In the aftermath of being discovered as Vanko's backer, he has ran away to Essos. Word of God states that he will return sooner or later.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Very much on the periphery in Book 1, but his arranging for Tony's kidnapping would make him responsible for the existence of Iron Man... who emboldened other mystics and metahumans to make themselves known.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the books he's killed shortly after his meeting with Stannis by one of Melissandre's "shadow babies". Due to the different circumstances surrounding Stannis, namely Thor's presence and its effect on the lords of the Stormlands, Stannis refuses to have him killed.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Theon - who saw Robert at Pyke - concedes Renly looks like the late King, but calls him a weak imitation since Renly lacks in height and build.
  • Stupid Evil: Enough to give Joffrey a run for his money. It takes a special kind of stupid to sell out your biggest supporter to the Ironborn.
  • This Cannot Be!: Has a small moment of this when Brienne introduces herself - as he remembers her as a Ill Girl.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: His publicity is more mixed than good, but he still starts as a popular choice for king. The good publicity erodes completely by the end of Book 2.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Thinks Brienne should be completely loyal to him just because he showed her kindness.

    Margaery Tyrell 

Queen Margaery Tyrell

Lord Mace Tyrell's fourth child and only daughter, she has married Renly Baratheon and become Queen.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She doesn't like to see her brother Loras pummeled into the ground and forfeits the match for him when his arm is too badly bruised for him to continue fighting.
  • Character Tic: Sucks in her cheeks and puckers her lips when displeased. Theon muses it makes her look like a duck.
  • Hot Consort: To Renly. Even if she's not Theon's type, he concedes he would have been tempted to jump her if they had met in a private room.
  • Womanchild: Theon compares her to a little girl dressing up and donning a parchment crown to play the queen.

    Brienne of Tarth 

Brienne of Tarth

The only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth, she was a sickly child who would become ill too easily, but has managed to become a strong, powerful woman... at a price.
  • Action Girl: Well, of course.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the books, Brienne was considered an ugly girl growing up and her show version went the extra mile to look plain. Here, she's more attractive and her non-Hulk form is straight up gorgeous.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the source material, she's blonde with Innocent Blue Eyes. Here, she's dark-haired with green eyes. And of course, there's the matter of her skin...
  • Adaptational Personality Change: She's much more confident and doesn't display any insecurities about her looks. Sure, people may stare at her, at least they don't think "oh, this poor girl, how can she be still alive" anymore.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin became deep green as a result of her transformation.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Pulls this when fighting an Ironborn.
  • Beautiful All Along: Her non-Hulkified form is that of a beautiful blonde woman - and Theon notes that, even in her Hulk form, there's something quite appealing about her.
  • Big Brother Worship: She's extremely grateful towards her cousin Bruce for doing the impossible: going to Valyria and coming back ALIVE with a cure for her chronical illness.
  • Boyish Short Hair: A pagecut. Theon notices it suits her much better than long hair ever would.
  • Composite Character: Canon Brienne mixed with She-Hulk and a touch of Captain America's backstory.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Spent most of her youth deathly ill, a situation made even worse by the presence of a fanatical Septon who convinced her father that her condition was the will of the gods and that they should therefore stop trying to fix it.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Her being originally an Ill Girl who gained strength from a mysterious cure quite resembles Captain America's Origin Story. Only, you know, more medieval and fantastic.
  • Emerald Power: What did you expect from She-Hulk?
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Downplayed. Her skin is deep green, and she is powerful and strong, but she lost what beauty she had when her cousin Bruce cured her. Not that she cares.
  • Ill Girl: Was this to a heavy extreme, which makes her transformation into a strong woman more the surprise.
  • In a Single Bound: She can jump this far, just like She-Hulk!
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Heavily muscled with Boyish Short Hair. When she wears her armor, it's impossible to know she's actually female.
  • Loyal to the Position: After discovering Renly's treachery, she tells him she had sworn loyalty to what he represented, not to him.
  • Power at a Price: She gave her beauty up for health and strength, and considers it a fair trade. Subverted, as her non-Hulk form is incredibly gorgeous.
  • Purple Is Powerful: When Renly grants her a place in his Rainbow Guard, she confesses being partial to purple. It is the Hulk's typical clothing color, after all.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The people at Renly's tourney are surprised when they hear her speak for the first time.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Decides to take Theon back to the Riverlands when she discovers Renly has allied himself with the Ironborn.
  • Ship Tease: With Theon Greyjoy, of all people.
  • Super Strength: She's got the full She-Hulk package in this regard, being able to jump so far and with enough force to shatter the sound barrier and easily bend metal.
  • Tranquil Fury: She's never actually calm, she's just able to constructively release her frustration and rage.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: It's suggested there's the beginning of something between her and Theon. Merely hinting he's endangered is enough for her to almost go on a rampage.
  • World's Strongest Man: Being the In-Universe equivalent to She-Hulk certainly adds up to this.

    Mace Tyrell 

Lord Mace Tyrell

The Lord of Highgarden and Lord Paramount of the Reach.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Tywin states that his buffoonish nature is trick into getting people to underestimate him.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Sputters in embarrassment at his mother's sex jokes, seemingly more at the thought of her having sex at all than at the nature of the jokes.
  • Playing Both Sides: Sieging Storm's End during Robert's Rebellion was him doing this — if Aerys won, he could say he was acting loyally to the crown, but if he lost he could at least tell the Baratheons that no one was killed during the siege.

    Olenna Tyrell 

Lady Olenna Tyrell, a.k.a. the Queen of Thorns

Mace's mother, and the true leader of House Tyrell.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: In addition to constantly belittling Mace, she has no problem cracking sex jokes when he's in hearing range.
  • The Dreaded: Is one of the people that Natasha warns Jon to never let himself be alone with, due to her intelligence and ruthlessness.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: States that being old means that she can say whatever she wants.

The Brotherhood

A mysterious group, composed of people with great powers, who are preparing to come out of the shadows and reveal themselves to the world.

  • Adaptational Name Change: Their name is shortened from "The Brotherhood of Mutants" to just "The Brotherhood".
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Magneto sacrificing the Bloody Mummers for the ritual that mutates Arya and Gendry also manages to hatch a purple dragon, later named Lockheed after the Valyrian god of the dead.
  • True Companions: It's noted that they all view each other as family.



Mystique's master, he's first mentioned in the first book, being implied to be raising an army in the shadows for some purpose. Finally makes an appearance in the last third of the second book, having hidden himself as the Maester of Harrenhal in order to put Arya and Gendry to the test, and finally revealing he is the son of Daemon Blackfyre, and thus a potential claimant for the Iron Throne.
  • The Dreaded: Doom is proudly unaffected by the House of the Undying's attempts to show him his greatest fear and desire, but he still freaks out a bit upon seeing he'll be meeting Magneto soon.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's very dismissive of mundane people.
  • The Ghost: Only name-dropped in the first book, but won't be long to appear if Arya's arc progresses. He finally does in the second book, having hidden as the Maester of Harrenhal.
  • Last of His Kind: Given that the Blackfyres were all but extinct in canon, he might be the last of his family name.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: This is the Master of Magnetism we're talking about, so this goes without saying.
  • Master of Disguise: Made everyone in Harrenhal believe he was the castle's kind Maester.
  • The Mentor: How Syrio presents him.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: When he learned of Raven's existence, he insisted to see "the real her", and was obviously insatisfied when she tried to take the classical Targaryen looks. Only when she finally showed him her blue skin, he claimed her perfect.
  • One-Man Army: He easily slaughtered the Bloody Mummers, who believed he would be a nice kill.
  • Related in the Adaptation: As a Blackfyre, he's distant cousins to Daenerys, Mystique, and Jon.
  • Stealth Mentor: Has been carefully testing both Arya and Gendry in order to see whether they are worthy of gaining powers.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Do remember that Dark Age weapons and armor are made of metal. However, it is downplayed compared to the comics. The smallfolk wear significantly less metal than modern humans (no zippers, buckles and metallic buttons are primarily for rich people), and several weapons that are common in medieval times are a lot easier to adapt to have no metal on them than guns, meaning that his powers are significantly less useful against, say, some random peasant bandits armed with wooden spears they got by simply sharpening a pole, or even just quarterstaves they got by removing the spearheads from their spears. Or any archer who isn't wearing armor, or is only wearing leather armor, hearing of his powers and deciding to simply remove their arrowheads and either use stone arrowheads or sharpen the arrows shaft instead.

    Syrio Forel/Mystique 

Syrio Forel, a.k.a. Mystique

Arya Stark's "dancing" teacher. Supposed to be a mere Braavosi traveler, but reveals himself as much more than meets the eye.
  • Action Girl: She takes on Meryn Trant and his goons unarmed and wins.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her true appearance is blue-skinned with crimson hair.
  • Complexity Addiction: Sabretooth accuses her of this, that Mystique enjoys complex games simply because she's bored and could do far much more without constant scheming.
  • Composite Character: "Syrio Forel" is actually one of Mystique's disguises, and she's explicitly replacing Jaqen H'gar as the one who inducts Arya into a shadow organization.
    • Chapter 22 of A Crack of Thunder complicates it even more, revealing she is the daughter of Duncan the Small (Aegon V's firstborn) and Jenny of Oldstones - and that she got her mutation because of the magic her mother was exposed to in the Tragedy at Summerhall.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Subtly grooms Arya to favorably consider the cause.
  • The Cynic: Blatantly considers the Iron Man a fool for protecting fickle people who will turn against him the very moment he falters.
  • Gender Bender: The male Syrio is just one of many identities the female Mystique has used. She then disguises herself as Jaime Lannister, no less.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Arya's first idea when she sees her mentor's real appearance is that Mystique is actually a fairy.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When she was younger, before meeting Magneto, she had to do many things she is not proud of, but if she had not then she would have died.
  • I Have Many Names: In the first book, she used three names: Syrio Forel, Ravan and Mystique.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: She is the daughter of Duncan the Small and Jenny of Oldstones (and, thus, Aegon V's grand-daughter), born during the Tragedy at Summerhall, like Rhaegar.
  • Master Actor: Very much so.
    • She fooled the entire Red Keep for months when she pretended to be a Braavosi swordsman then she plays the distressed commoner to the hilt when she escapes the Stark purge. She even instructs Arya on the behavior she must use to be unnoticed.
    • She then successfully manages to fool Tywin Lannister into thinking she's Jaime. Even more impressive since, after hearing about the "impostor" Sansa, Tywin was especially on guard for an impostor.
  • Master of Disguise: Being a shapeshifter has its perks.
  • The Mentor: Ned Stark enlisted him to teach swordmanship to Arya, but he ends up taking a more prominent role in her education about the wider world.
  • Oh, Crap!: Upon realizing she'll have to give Arya The Talk.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's actually the daughter of Duncan the Small, making her Daenerys' first cousin once removed. Also, as Magneto is a Blackfyre, he's a more distant cousin.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: It's noted that for all that she and Toad bicker, they'd instantly fight to protect each other if necessary.
  • You Are in Command Now: As "Jaime", she's left in command of Harrenhal when Tywin goes to ally with the Tyrells.



A Brotherhood member introduced in A Shield of Man, who is able to jump around like his namesake.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: It's noted that for all that he and Mystique bicker, they'd instantly fight to protect each other if necessary.



Another Brotherhood member introduced in A Shield of Man, he's a large beast of a man.

The Council

A group of people from all over Westeros and Essos, whose purpose is mysterious but aims to help defend humanity from those who would threaten it.

    In General 
  • Adaptational Name Change: For all intents and purposes, they're the Planetos equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • The Conspiracy: The Council intended to bring Jon to Essos after he was born, so he could be raised along with Aegon for his eventual return to take the Iron Throne from the Baratheons. Nowadays, their main plot is to fight against the Others.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Their existence wasn't even revealed until the end of the first book, and it took almost forty chapters into the second before information about them went into more detail.
  • We Are Everywhere: As Fury explains it, they have at least one agent in every castle, city, town and village, each of whom is encouraged to form their own network of informants.

    Nikolos Fury 

Nikolos Fury a.k.a. Gerion Lannister

An agent of The Council, Nikolos works to prevent the return of the mysterious Court.
  • Composite Character: He's the missing Gerion who took an alias, becoming Earth 616-Fury.
  • Cool Sword: A Valyrian steel one, mind you. That's his family's Ancestral Weapon Brightroar, for which he left Westeros in order to find.
  • Decomposite Character: "Nikolos Fury" is an identity used by two men at least. This one is closer in appearance to the mainstream (Earth 616) Marvel comics version.
  • Fatal Flaw: Hinted to be complexity addiction mixed with a hefty dose of cynicism — he tried to recruit Jon by indirect means, which leaves the youth distrustful of him.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He's one of the "Nick Fury's" of this world, so no shit he'd have this.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He almost alienated himself Jon's support when he attempted to recruit him for fighting the Others, just because he refused to be straight and blunt about it.
  • Pet the Dog: Tells Natasha that she is more of a hero than she believes she is.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows that Tony is Iron Man and that Jon is the Centurion and Jaehaerys Targaryen.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When he's scowling, Varys muses he's pretty much Tywin's brother.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Gerion Lannister was known to be a happy-go-lucky, genial fellow. His adventures in Valyria and his actions as an agent of the Council have made him a lot more cynical.



The current Master of Whispers, Varys in reality is an agent for The Council who knows many of Westeros' closest guarded secrets.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: When Ned refuses to endorse the Iron Man's campaign against corruption because the knight is flouting the law, Varys concedes the point before reminding Lord Stark that Robert's Rebellion was also a violation of the law, and that the Iron Man is not trying to undermine the current king's authority, he's a genuine defender for the smallfolk.
  • I Hate Past Me: At one point he comments that he hates his younger self for choosing to make wearing exotic robes part of his role, as he finds them quite gaudy.
  • Master Actor: He plays many roles. Even "Varys" as King's Landing knows him is nothing but a role.
  • Master of Disguise: Like in canon, he has a variety of disguises on standby for any number of situations.
  • Noodle Incident: Had a past encounter with Natasha that led to her not trusting him, and may explain his spider nickname.
  • Worthy Opponent: Varys admits to being impressed by Tyrion's gambit of using Myrcella's betrothal to rout out Cersei's spy on the Small Council, to the point he considers the possibility of reusing a variation on it for his own means in the future.

    Nikolos Fury (other) 

The other Nikolos Fury

Another agent of the Council going by the name of Nikolos Fury, he claims to be the cousin of Ser Jaime Rhodes. He is the current Master of Whispers for the North.

The Ironborn

The people of the Iron Islands, who have a long history of pirating and raiding. In light of the chaos starting to consume Westeros, they're beginning to return to that heritage.

  • Cool Sword: Thanks to the use of sunstones, they've upgraded their swords into lightsabers, which they put to good use in the siege on Winterfell.

    Asha Greyjoy 

Asha Greyjoy

The daughter of Balon Greyjoy and a skilled Ironborn captain. Asha has joined forces with her lover, Ivan Vanko, to destroy their enemies.
  • Action Survivor: She endured Ramsay Snow's tender attentions for two weeks until he tried to play his favorite game of "hide and seek" with her, giving her an opening to ambush and kill him with all his men.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the source material, Asha was a Noble Demon. Here, she's bent on ravaging and pillaging the North and Westerlands with her lover Vanko and Word of God confirmed her as a Big Bad for the story.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her lover is a pirate captain who explicitly wants to ravage the West and North of Westeros, and she sees nothing wrong with it. She actually is helping him.
  • Arc Villain: Towards Robb Stark in A Crack of Thunder.
  • Asshole Victim: After everything she did in A Crack of Thunder, it's hard to feel too much sympathy for her when Euron captures and tortures her in A Shield of Man.
  • Brainy Brunette: Her plan to lure Ramsay into a false sense of security to destroy him when he would try to hunt her worked without a hitch.
  • Cain and Abel: Very much the villainous reaver to Theon's faithful ward. Still, she seems a bit reluctant to hurt her brother when they meet again, while Theon actively wants to kill her. Granted, he doesn't know she's his sister, but he makes it clear that he doesn't care.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her relationship with Vanko is rather equalitarian and strong. She also seems to care for Theon in spite of his being raised in the North, and is obviously dismayed when he refuses to identify himself as Ironborn.
  • Have We Met?: Theon is able to tell she looks familiar, but doesn't peg her as his sister - a cousin at the most. What rattles her is that not only does he not know, he doesn't care who she is.
  • Hero Killer: She's responsible for killing Jonos Bracken.
  • Irony: In canon, Theon was a villain who ended up being horribly tortured by a worse villain (Ramsay). In A Song of Metal and Marvels, however, Asha is the villain horribly tortured by a worse villain (Euron).
  • It's Personal: She involved herself into Vanko's crusade for kicks, but after meeting Theon - who doesn't remember her and blatantly renounces the Ironborn culture - she develops a grudge towards the Starks for stealing her baby brother away.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: After being an Arc Villain in A Crack of Thunder, she's captured and made a test subject by Euron in A Shield of Man.
  • Master Actor: She played Ramsay like a fiddle when posing as a poor commoner girl seeking refuge and help.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her killing Lord Bracken helps turn her allies against her, and more importantly, ensures that Theon will never try to reconcile with her as well as making him declare himself for the Starks.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Ivan Vanko. They are quite demonstrative with each other.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Flees from Winterfell when the Guardians show up and defeat her assault on it.
  • Villainous Valor: Gal holds Rape, Pillage, and Burn as a holy sacrament but Seven above has she massive balls. She willingly endures Ramsay's idea of fun for two weeks then uses his trademark killing method to lure him and his followers into a trap and kill them all.

    Ivan Vanko 

Ivan Vanko

An Ironborn captain from the island of Lash, who has sworn to destroy the North and the Westerlands for their actions in the Greyjoy Rebellion.
  • Arc Villain: Towards Tony Stark in A Crack of Thunder.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never called Whiplash.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His desire to destroy the Starks and Lannisters stems from his family being wiped out in the Greyjoy Rebellion. He also shares a passionate relationship with Asha.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Utterly unimpressed by Renly Baratheon's motive for seeking Tony's destruction. At least Vanko is trying to avenge his family, not crying over his hurt ego.
  • Faking the Dead: He faked his death with Renly Baratheon's support in order to escape capture by the Martells.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Jon accuses him of being no better than the lords he hates for killing his family, by killing innocent bystanders. He does not care.
  • Kavorka Man: Asha Greyjoy took him for lover in spite of him being very much older and disinclined to bathe.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His murder of Ramsay is rather unsettling to read, but then you remember that Ramsay hunts unarmed women with his dogs and rapes and flays them.
  • May–December Romance: He's a good deal older than Asha (think Mickey Rourke versus Gemma Whelan).
  • Misplaced Retribution: Tony calls him out on the fact that the Iron Pointe Starks had nothing to do with his family's deaths, so targeting them makes no sense.
  • Old Soldier: He's actually middle-aged, but that is old for an Ironborn captain. And when an Ironborn captain gets old, he either retires to die on the earth or is killed and tossed into the sea. Not him.
  • The Pig-Pen: His shirt is tattered, his pants absolutely covered by grime and his hair unwashed. Truly lovely.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: His group is operating without Balon Greyjoy's approval. When Balon hears that they were apparently working with Renly on his behalf, he's not happy, and orders all Ironborn ships to return to Pyke.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: His response to Jon's He Who Fights Monsters comment above is to state that he doesn't care.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Theon manages to identify him because he remembered seeing his father Anton while the Ironborn were rebelling against the Iron Throne.
  • Taking You with Me: Just like his MCU self, his response to being beaten by Tony is to blow himself up in an attempt to kill him.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He doesn't bother hiding his loathing towards Renly Baratheon but needs his money for his campaign against the North and the Westerlands.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Asha, whom he treats as a worthy partner.
  • Whip It Good: He specifically customized his whip to make the lash as painful as possible.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: During their Final Battle, Tony calls him out on how he could have used his knowledge of the sunstones to save people, instead of pursuing petty revenge.
  • You Killed My Father: His desire to ravage the Westerlands and North is motivated by his whole family dying in the Greyjoy Rebellion.

    Dagmer Cleftjaw 

Dagmer Cleftjaw

A member of Asha's crew during her travels with Vanko.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Theon cuts off both his hands during his break from the Ironborn.
  • Elite Mook: He gets to put up a much better fight than Asha's other men, though it's pretty much entirely because he's fighting Theon rather than Brienne.
  • No Name Given: He has yet to be named in the story, but the description of his face leaves little doubt who it is.

    Euron Greyjoy 

Euron Greyjoy

Asha and Theon's uncle, who was banished from the Iron Islands for being too much even for the Ironborn. He has since found a new calling, unfortunately for everyone else.
  • An Ice Person: His alliance with the Others has granted him the ability to freeze things solid instantly.
  • Arc Villain: Set up to be one for A Shield of Man.
  • Composite Character: Appears to have been merged with Ronan the Accuser.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields a massive, ancient war hammer.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Was banished from the Iron Islands because he was too intense and psychotic even for the other Ironborn. He also makes quick work of Asha in their first in-story encounter, overwhelming her crew and taking her prisoner.
  • Transhuman Treachery: He became an Other and now serves the Night King of his own free will.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-Universe, he's this for Asha, who notes that everything about him has always felt wrong, as if he doesn't belong in the world, and reality knows it.
  • Villain Respect: Actually respects Theon's decision to cut loose from his heritage and forge his own path.
  • Villain Team-Up: Has pledged himself to the Others, due to the Night's King accepting his true nature.

King's Landing

The capital of the Seven Kingdoms, home to thousands of people caught in the crossfire of the political power plays.

    Gendry Waters 

Gendry Waters, aka Petyr

One of King Robert Baratheon's numerous bastards. A very skilled blacksmith who gets dragged into a dangerous whirlwind.
  • Beneath Suspicion: How he helps Mystique and Arya to flee King's Landing: no one is going to suspect a family of three who's asking for directions.
  • The Blacksmith: Talented enough for Tony to buy his apprenticeship.
  • Composite Character: Eventually turns into the story's version of Colossus.
  • Drop the Hammer: Outright pulps Janos Slynt's head when the douchebag starts leering at Arya.
  • Dumb Muscle: How he's considered by many people. His master even dismisses him as "all muscles and no brains, a true colossus". However, he is smarter than he is given credit for.
  • Heroic Bastard: He's a complete Nice Guy and is one of Robert's bastard sons.
  • Heroic Bystander: His reaction when he sees the Gold Cloaks' commander harassing a poor commoner woman and her daughter? Why, smashing his head open, of course.
  • In the Blood: He wields a hammer for a weapon, and shows slightly perverted tendencies when he muses about his and Arya's guide's gender preferences, just like his birth father.
  • Personality Powers: As a blacksmith apprentice, he worked metal for a living. So of course he gains the power to turn himself into metal.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Later in A Crack of Thunder, his mutant gene's activation aged him until his twenties.
  • Refuge in Audacity: His strategy to leave King's Landing after killing Janos Slynt? He doesn't bother with a disguise, just walks through the doors while talking to the gold cloaks on his way. Arya is stunned by his success.
  • Ship Tease: It's subtle, but he does show a bit of attraction towards Arya after they're both aged up.
  • The Tease: When Arya protests lady parts are not how he envisions them, he playfully asks her if she's propositioning him.

    Petyr Parker 

Petyr Parker, Spider Man

The son of Goldcloak Rickard Parker who was murdered along with his wife in the riots against the Lannisters, while Petyr was luckily staying with his aunt and uncle. He later gains spider-like abilities after being bit by one affected by wildfire.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Downplayed. Jon was clearly capable of dealing with the guard he was fighting, but he still helps by webbing the guard to the wall.
  • Childhood Friends: With Gwen Stacy.
  • For Want of a Nail: He barely escaped being murdered along with his parents because his uncle Ben took him see the red comet.
  • Kid Hero: Only twelve years old when he's orphaned.
  • Motor Mouth: He never stops talking during a fight.
  • Nephewism: Taken in by his aunt and uncle after his parents were killed in the anti-Goldcloak riots.

    Benjen Parker 

Benjen Parker

Rickard Parker's brother, who took in his orphaned nephew Peter.
  • Adult Fear: Losing his brother to a rabid anti-Lannister mob, and knowing his nephew was spared only by a twist of fate.
  • Doomed by Canon: Assuming Spider-Man's origin remains close to the original, he's going to die to teach Peter to use his powers to be a hero. Tywin offhandedly mentions he was also killed during the Battle of Blackwater.
  • Posthumous Character: We don't even see him in person, and then Tywin mentions he was killed during the Battle of Blackwater.

    Jeor Stacy 

Jeor Stacy

A Goldcloak commander who was close with the late Rickard Parker.
  • Character Death: Falls during the Battle of the Blackwater when a wight cuts him down to get to Tyrion.
  • Composite Character: Being Tyrion's ally in the Goldcloaks and an honest man makes him a composite of Jacelyn Bywater and George Stacy, a cop from Spider-Man, and much like Bywater, Stacy dies during the Battle of the Blackwater (just as George was killed in the comics).
  • Doomed by Canon: His canonical counterpart is most famous for dying, so it shouldn't be too surprising that he does.
  • Due to the Dead: He was so popular and respected among the Goldcloaks, Tywin decides to pay the pension of May Parker since he knows she's taking care of Stacy's daughter Gwen.
  • Friend on the Force: Serves as this for Tyrion, who knows he needs good recruits to fix the clusterfuck that King's Landing is and considers Stacy a worthy candidate, eventually giving him the job.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: He's killed by being cut roughly in half diagonally.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Is fatally attacked in the middle of updating Tyrion on their forces' counterattack against Stannis' forces.
  • Rank Up: Is promoted to Commander of the Goldcloaks by Tyrion.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The anti-Goldcloak sentiment in King's Landing hasn't changed his determination to do good by the people.

    Adrian of the Tombs 

Adrian of the Tombs, the Vulture King

A knight from the Reach, embittered against the Tyrells for their treatment of his family, who uncovers an ancient relic that allows him to finally take power for himself.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Adrian does not have his MCU version's hatred of Tony Stark. Instead, it is directed at the Tyrells.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: He's a Westerosi male who becomes the next Vulture King, who was previously Rhaenys Targaryen, a Valyrian woman.
  • Arc Villain: Being set up as one for A Shield of Man.
  • Berserk Button: The Tyrells as a whole are one for him, given all the ways they've screwed over his life.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Adrian is utterly convinced that his long list of failures in life have all been engineered by the Tyrells, who don't want anyone from his family moving up in society. To be fair, there's quite a bit of evidence that he's right.
  • Cosmic Plaything: He absently muses that he must be cursed, because all his attempts at improving his lot in life have failed.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: His hatred for the Tyrells was brought by their manipulations in preventing him from doing anything that would distance him from his family's duty of protecting House Tyrell's tombs.
    • First, he tried to find a knight to squire with, but none would accept him because he was not important enough.
    • Then he tried to join the Faith of the Seven, but then a Septon had a "vision" of the Seven stating that he had to return to his family's duty. The Septon gained greater standing in the Faith, and coincidentally the Tyrells made a sizeable donation to the Starry Sept a few days after the "vision".
    • Later, he went to the Citadel and stayed there for two years, only for a Hightower to offer him the chance to squire. Adrian accepted - and within two months he was knighted, told that he could not be a Maester and all but ordered to return home.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The helmet of his Vulture King outfit has eye lenses of Yi Ti glass, which are noted to glow like wildfire in the dark.
  • Legacy Character: Uncovers and claims for himself the dragonbone flight harness of the original Vulture King.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He is smart enough to realize that Tywin's messenger could likely betray him, and so kills him. In addition, he's smart enough to endear himself to the Old Lion himself, knowing that he not only rewards loyalty better than House Tyrell, but is the officially the second most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms, and most powerful by de facto. Not to mention during his first raid as the Vulture King, he doesn't use the wagons used by the Tyrell soldiers, as they are easily identifiable and would spark suspicion if they are seen with them, and keeps some of the goods for his men to enjoy so as not to acquire Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal of the kind he himself is inflicting on House Tyrell.
  • Properly Paranoid: He knows that any messenger Tywin Lannister might send to bring him back would likely just murder him for the sake of the glory of discovering the Vulture King's wings. He also knows that, were he to return to King's Landing with those wings, Tywin Lannister and Mace Tyrell would just take them away and claim to have discovered their existence themselves.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He takes on the Vulture King identity to mock the Tyrells (due to the title's status as The Dreaded in the Reach).
  • Shoot the Messenger: Kills the messenger sent by Tywin to recall his expedition, not trusting the man not to kill him and steal credit for his discovery (and, given the man's reaction when he mentions this, it is obvious he was planning to do that).

    Jiffsun Davus 

Jiffsun Davus

A commoner from the Summer Islands who is made the new Commander of the Gold Cloaks after Jeor Stacy's death.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's made Commander largely on the strength of his successful defense of the King's Gate during the Battle of the Blackwater.
  • Self-Made Man: While most of the other Summer Islanders who arrived with Jalabhar Xho simply leached off Robert's hospitality, Jiffsun applied to join the Gold Cloaks, which pays off with his promotion.

    Gwen Stacey 

Gwen Stacey, Spider-Woman

Commander Jeor Stacey's daughter and a friend of Petyr Parker's, who like him gains spider-like abilities following being bitten by a wildfire-affected spider.

    Miles Muralus 

Miles Muralus

Commander Davus' son, who like Petyr and Gwen gained spider abilities after being bit by a wildfire-affected spider and became a hero.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a mostly black costume, but is a hero.
  • Kid Hero: Is roughly the same age as Petyr and Gwen, and gained his powers at the same time.

The Martells

The ruling family of Dorne, who have a complicated history with the other major Houses.

    Oberyn Martell 

Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne

Brother of Prince Doran of Dorne. A longtime friend of Tony's.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In canon, he first appeared in A Storm of Swords, the third book in the series. Here, he's introduced in A Crack of Thunder, which follows the events of A Clash of Kings, the second book of the series.
  • Anything That Moves: As per canon, he's not picky about his sexual partners.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Tony share a love of drinking, sex, and snark.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much as he hates the Lannisters, he refuses to tolerate Ellaria's suggestion that Myrcella be tortured to punish them.
  • Foil: After meeting him, Jon declares he's the Dornish Tony - which Oberyn counters by claiming Tony is the Westerland Oberyn.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: His eldest daughter and the Council kept him away from their operations since he was unable to keep a secret.
  • Noodle Incident: A font of these:
    • He apparently owns a portrait of him and Tony in a compromising position.
    • Tony's pretty sure Oberyn tried to sell him as a sex slave once.
    • He claims he once taught a goat to milk itself.
    • Tony claims that there are tons of stories about Oberyn, and that most of them came from Oberyn himself, though Tony claims he helped Oberyn write a few.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Doesn't let his hatred of the Lannisters ruin his friendship with Tony, who's their bannerman.
  • Spanner in the Works: Unknowingly screws Tywin Lannister's plot to secure Jon's loyalties by presenting the boy his daughter Natasha as a bride, tying him to the Martells via marriage.
  • Tranquil Fury: Jon notes that when he gets angry, his voice stays perfectly even and calm.

    Natasha Martell 

Natasha Stark née Martell, the Black Widow of Dorne

Oberyn's oldest bastard daughter, legitimized by Ned as his last legal act as Hand of the King. Betrothed (and later married) to Jon.
  • Action Dress Rip: Rips off the bottom of her dress to better fight the Ironborn raiders attacking the wedding tourney with.
  • Action Girl: Her father's ensured that she's skilled in all forms of combat.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Her father is well-known for his sexual appetite, and she inherited all of his kinkiness. Jon very much approves.
  • Arranged Marriage: Her father sets her up with Jon to cement his alliance with the Starks.
  • The Atoner: Before meeting Jon, she had to do many unsavory things for the Council - including murdering people. She sees Jon and his crusade as the Centurion as her chance to redeem herself.
  • Badass Normal: Just like the original, she jumps into battle alongside people with superpowers despite having none herself.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Has her canon red hair, plus a Dornish tan.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of Braavosi tonfas, a wedding present from her father.
  • Foil:
    • To her betrothed Jon, with whom she shares a background of bastardry. However, her nobleman father loved and raised her as if she were his trueborn daughter, and she considers her being legitimized more binding than freeing.
    • To Pepper, the current redheaded Lady of Iron Pointe, who also comes from unsavoury background and whose husband took heroism in his free time. Except that Natasha's marriage was arranged, she's rather less fiery and actually supports Jon about his hobby.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Gets quietly enraged at the thought of anyone else having Jon.
  • History Repeats: Once again, a daughter of the House Martell marries a Targaryen prince.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: She muses the Martell name is more a chain than a boon. As a bastard, she could have done anything she wanted and no one would have cared. As a Martell, there is standards she must uphold.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Assumes that Jon was raised just like her, treated no differently from a trueborn child, and that no man would stop and think about what might happen if they got a prostitute pregnant. She's wrong.
  • Irony: Catelyn Stark, née Tully, ruined Jon's childhood. Pepper thinks that his wife-to-be's mother was probably a Tully.
  • It Meant Something to Me: When Jon learns she's really an agent for the Council and accuses her from marrying him to further their goals, she tearfully assures him she married him for himself and sees him as her way to redeem herself.
  • Noodle Incident: Had at least one past encounter with Varys that contributed to the "red in [her] ledger", and may explain her nickname.
  • Sherlock Scan: Is constantly analyzing everyone around her for strengths and weaknesses.
  • Unfortunate Names: Tony notes that her nickname has some negative connotations. Especially as a prospective bride.

The Wall and Beyond

The great barrier separating Westeros in the south from the northern lands of the wildlings (or Free Folk, as they call themselves), protected by the brotherhood of the Night's Watch.

    Jeor Mormont 

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont

The leader of the Night's Watch and former ruler of Bear Island. Surviving his canon fate, he prepares to face the Others.
  • Defiant to the End: Surrounded by wights and facing off against two Others, he prepares to go down fighting. Fortunately, intervention by Steve saves him.
  • For Want of a Nail: Survives the mutiny that kills him in canon simply because he needed to take a late night piss and overheard the plotters talking, allowing him to safely flee.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is perfectly willing to toss aside the Watch's centuries of animosity with the wildlings in face of the war with the Others.
  • Spit Take: He and Benjen do this in unison when Steve reveals that Lann the Clever was a dwarf.

    Benjen Stark 

Benjen Stark

Ned's younger brother, and First Ranger of the Night's Watch.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives with Steve just in time to save Jeor's group from the Others.
  • Spit Take: He and Jeor do this in unison when Steve reveals that Lann the Clever was a dwarf.

    Mance Rayder 

Mance Rayder, King-Beyond-The-Wall

The elected king of the Free Folk, and a former member of the Night's Watch.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Like Jeor, he's willing to set aside the animosity between his people and the Watch in light of the Others' return.



A wildling warrior woman and one of Mance's lieutenants.


The gods of Westeros, who have watched over them for thousands of years and have taken pilgrimages every generation. The people of Westeros worship them, but they clearly don't know anything about them.

    In General 
  • Angel Unaware: Once every five centuries, they take pilgrimages to Planetos and live as mortals for roughly 25 years at a time, defending the people throughout their lives.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Each of the Asgardians we meet seems to have interacted with major figures in history.
  • Composite Character: The Asgardian gods meets the Faith of the Seven, with some of the other Westeros religions added in for good measure.
  • Physical God: In their true identities, they would be indistinguishable from your average mortal.
  • Resurrective Immortality: When they're undertaking a pilgrimage on Planetos, they apparently are born in mortal bodies and grow up until they regain their powers and memories.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The people of Westeros seriously missed their mark when they interpreted the gods. While Odin and Frigga were interpreted well enough, the others... weren't.
    • They gave Balder Mjölnir and Heimdell's beard, gave Thor the sword, and saw Sif as the Maiden.
    • Ægir's probably got it the worst, as his worshipers see him as a reaving pirate god and misinterpret the origin of his name as being from getting drowned battling Thor, when he was just pushed off a boat while drunkenly flirting with Sif. Ironically, the Ironborn's interpretation of Thor is far more accurate than the Andal interpretation, at least as far as appearance, armaments, and abilities are concerned.
  • Time Abyss: They are several thousand years old, with some of them being present for great historical events. Thor fought against the Others during the Long Night alongside Azor Ahai (Later confirmed to be this world's Captain America), while Sif was the one who tamed Sheepstealer under the incarnation of Nettles.


Odin Borson, the Father, the Allfather

The ruler of Asgard who is known as "The Father" among the people of Westeros. He is the father of Thor and Loki.
  • Big Good: He's the protector of Asgard and the Nine Realms, including Westeros.
  • God Is Good: He's a benevolent deity who desires to protect the Nine Realms.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: His own father craved power so much he murdered his parents for it, while Odin congratulates Thor for having the mental fortitude to refuse the crown.
  • Self-Made Orphan: When he punished his father for killing his own parents and for craving more power.
  • So Proud of You: He expresses great pride when Thor acknowledges his flaws and renounces his claim to the throne, passing it to Loki.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: The Prophet. Odin is known for his cleverness and wisdom, and he's certainly old enough to have the looks.


Frigga, the Mother

The Queen of Asgard who is referred to as "The Mother" by the Westerosi. She is the mother of Thor and Loki.
  • Almighty Mom: She's the Goddess of Magic and mother to Thor and Loki. You can bet she is this.
  • The Hecate Sisters: As the Queen of Asgard, she's the Mother aspect and worshiped as such by the Andals.
  • The High Queen: Married to Odin the Allfather, she rules the gods themselves.
  • The Mentor:
    • Briefly, to Amora. Boy, did she regret it...
    • Also to Loki, who was her actual best student.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Wife, as Frigga is Odin's consort and The High Queen.


Sif, the Maiden

An Asgardian goddess and an old friend of Thor and Loki. Among those in Westeros, she is "The Maiden". Just don't bring it up around her.
  • Action Girl: She's one of the best warriors in the Nine Realms. Not like Westeros sees it though.
  • Berserk Button: Being called "The Maiden" is one for her. Seriously, she will bludgeon you if you bring it up.
  • Been There, Shaped History: During one of her mortal pilgrimages, she was the woman known as Nettles, who tamed the dragon Sheepstealer and played a fairly important role in the Dance of the Dragons.
    • She's the reason that the Drowned God is called such - the name is a nickname given to him when he was flirting with Sif, so she pushed him off a boat into a lake.
  • Dragon Rider: Under her alias Nettles, she tamed the wild dragon Sheepstealer which she brought to Asgard when her pilgrimage ended.
  • The Hecate Sisters: Subverted. She's the placeholder for the Maiden, but she's as far away as you can get from a Proper Lady.
  • One of the Boys: To the point that she believed they would tease her for pretending to be a Proper Lady.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: She fits much better the Child archetype than the Maiden from The Hecate Sisters, being tomboyish and adventurous.
  • Unwillingly Girly Tomboy: She would be quite conspicuous if she showed herself an Action Girl every time she goes on Midgard, so she occasionally has to play the Proper Lady — which is an explicit source of distress for her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Since she feared her friends would mock her for her deeds on Planetos, she begged for no Asgardian to be able to spy another Asgardian on a mortal pilgrimage. So not only does Thor not know what happened to Loki, he's unaware of Amora plotting on Earth.
  • World's Best Warrior: Thor says that no warrior rivals her, meaning that she's likely the best fighter in Asgard.


Ægir, the Drowned God

The Drowned God of the Ironborn. He's actually a pretty nice guy.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Drowned God is said to have made the Ironborn in his likeness, which translates to being rapists, pillagers, and murdering lunatics. Here, he's a good drinking buddy, fun at parties, and is nothing like what the Ironborn see him as.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: What his title actually means — he got it after drunkenly hitting on Sif who dumped him into a pool.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Male example, the Asgardians apparently consider him the life of the party and a pretty swell guy.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He tried to bed Sif once, and she dunked him into a pool to show how much she thought of it.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The Ironborn believe him to be a powerful Social Darwinist who reaves and slaughters his enemies like cattle. He's actually a down-to-earth party animal who's a bit of a Casanova Wannabe. That being said, he's still an Asgardian, which means that he's still tougher than ninety-nine percent of all Westerosians.



The leader of the Valkyries, charged by the Allfather to take the fallen warriors to Valhalla.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Being based on her MCU incarnation, she's a dark-skinned woman from a group of beings who are usually fair-skinned.
  • Brutal Honesty: Unlike the other Asgardians, Valkyrie doesn't bother with platitudes and is pretty blunt.
  • Light Is Good: She wears silver white armor and serves Asgard by bringing great warriors to their place in Valhalla.
  • Psychopomp: As a Valkyrie, it is her duty to take fallen warriors to Valhalla, although she would certainly not carry them.

The Court of the Others

The leadership of the Others, the ancient race that once tried to destroy mankind during the Long Night. Now, after thousands of years of dormancy, they've awakened to threaten the world again.
    In General 
  • Adaptation Species Change: The composited Marvel villains that they are based on are re-imagined as Others, who are interpreted here as spiritual entities called titans.
  • Composite Character: They have elements of certain Marvel villains mixed in. Notably, each seems to be a Big Bad of their respective franchise.
  • Demonic Possession: Once upon a time, their race practiced Fusion Dance in order to explore Westeros. Then the Mad Titan decided he didn't really like to bother with sharing his body...
  • The Dreaded: Thor admits that they make him tremble. Remember, Thor is a Warrior Prince, and a Physical God who loves fighting, so when you can make someone like that tremble, you know you're a force to be feared.
  • The Fair Folk: Oh boy, yes. They come from the lands beyond the Wall, bear mythical abilities that allow them to possess people and perform various forms of magic, and their endgame is the conquest of all of Westeros.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They aren't very prevalent in the main story of the first book, but their presence is felt by many characters in the second book and they're set to become the main Big Bad later down the road.

    The Night's King 

The Night's King, the Mad Titan, Thanos

The leader of the Others, who is starting his long-prophesied campaign to conquer Westeros.
  • Big Bad: Just as in the regular canon, he's shaping up as the ultimate foe the side of good will need to defeat.
  • Composite Character: After a series of hints to this throughout A Crack of Thunder, Chapter 53 finally confirms that he's Thanos.
  • Decomposite Character: Here, the book's canonical Night's King was only a human thrall whom the Night's Queen carefully buttered up so as to make him feel important. The true Night's King is much more feared and dangerous.
  • Demonic Possession: During the war between the Children and the First Men, he possessed the body of a man whom the Children believe could have been king of all his people... and then decided that he didn't feel the need to share control of that body.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Thanos" is clarified to mean "Mad Titan" in the language of the Children. When Rickon first speaks his name to Robb, the latter notes that despite having never heard the name before, it sends a chill down his spine.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: Uses "a great gauntlet of infinite power", likely the Infinity Gauntlet.

    The Night's Queen (Spoilers) 

Warning! This character is considered a major Walking Spoiler for the ending of Book 1 and throughout Book 2. As a result, all spoilers for this character are unmarked.

The Night's Queen

The only Other able to cross into Westeros ahead of their invasion, courtesy of Demonic Possession.

  • Arc Villain: More subtle than most examples, but becomes this for Tyrion in A Crack of Thunder.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Unlike with Varys, her "little birds" are quite literal, as she kills and reanimates them to spy for her. Given that the body she's using has latent warging powers, it's possible that she's combining this with her own ability to create wights.
  • Badass Boast: "Do you fear me? Think me a beast? I am no queen or monster. I am the Goddess of Death."
  • Composite Character:
    • Tyrion has a nightmare where she has the appearance of Satana Hellstrom.
    • She calls herself "the Goddess of Death," showing that Hela's in there too.
  • The Corrupter: It's heavily implied she uses her secret meetings with maids and all sort of people to brainwash or convert them, and there are increasing hints Sandor is slowly becoming an Other.
    • Since they are described as pale, gaunt and blue-eyed, it's possible she's turning them into wights.
  • Demonic Possession: Currently possessing Sansa's corpse, though it's implied that the real Sansa may still be in there as well.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Her answer to the "who does the sellsword kill?" riddle is that all four men die, because none of them thought that the woman in the room with them may have been the real threat (an addition no one else references). The first person to peg her as both dangerous and not human was Bronn, a sellsword, who came to this conclusion after meeting her once. Taking it beyond the literal terms of the riddle, Sam also figures out that she is dangerous, and he's also completely beneath the Night's Queen's notice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She's disgusted by Joffrey's pettiness and lechery and finds Cersei extremely tiresome to deal with.
    • She's also disgusted by Littlefinger's obsession with Catelyn and how he lusts after Sansa.
  • Fan Disservice: When her newly-grown possessed corpse awakens and flashes her tits to Sandor, the Hound's very reasonable reaction is a Freak Out.
  • Healing Hands: She manages to entirely wipe away Sandor's burns, leaving him with a normal face.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A White Walker puppeting the corpse of a young girl after modifying it to suit her more? Bronn was not wrong to call her a what rather than a who.
  • Lady and Knight: The Dark Mistress to Sandor's faithful Hound.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Discussed. She considers setting up Littlefinger and Joffrey for one of those.
  • Locked into Strangeness: After her reanimation of Sansa's corpse, she gained snow-white skin, faded red hair (which further bleaches as time goes by) and Creepy Blue Eyes.
  • Logical Weakness: Anyone sane enough fears wildfire, but she's even more justified in her fear of it since she belongs to a race of ice-people.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Is able to deceive Tywin, making him believe she's the spirit of his dead wife.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter: Tyrion refusing to believe she's really Sansa Stark when he gets to see her after her death is quite justified: not only she's way older than she's supposed to be, her whole appearance changed, leaving Tyrion fuming about the fact the only thing the "fake" got right was her red hair, which is still the wrong shade of red. Granted, he's right that she isn't actually Sansa. It's just that he thinks she's a entirely different person rather than one of the leaders of the White Walkers who has taken control of her dead body.
  • Mugging the Monster: Five Flea Bottom men try to rape her during the riot in King's Landing. The one who gets his neck snapped is by far the luckiest.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to a would-be rapist during the riot in King's Landing, followed by a Neck Snap.
  • Not So Stoic: She twitches when the Wall is mentioned.
    • Seeing Lady's stuffed corpse leaves her freaking out, not least because she doesn't remember giving (apparently very detailed) orders to recover it. The fact that she whispers "help me" as Sandor leaves implies that her control of Sansa's body may not be as complete as she thinks...
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Plays the ditzy, naive noblegirl to the hilt and relishes in the fact that everyonenote  believes it to be the real her.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She made Sansa's body five years older when she resurrected it. It's one of the reasons why Tyrion refuses to believe her the genuine article, as she's supposed to be barely into puberty.
  • The Vamp: She gives Sandor a peek of her newly-mature body to seduce him to her cause. Sandor is just as freaked as aroused because she's supposed to be dead and in her early teens.
    • Since she didn't update her wardrobe, her dresses clung very much to her form, which makes her quite indecent. Tyrion muses she looks like a Dornish madam. Later Joffrey gives her new dresses but they aren't much better.
    • She idly considers using her charms and a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to trick Joffrey and Littlefinger into killing each other.
    • She makes use of various perfumes and varnishes her nails to make herself more alluring and exotic.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty much everything about her spoils much of the ongoing plot and the threat of the Others.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She thinks that no man would view a woman as a threat, and that everyone would think that she is too simple-minded to be a threat. She doesn't quite get that Varys and Littlefinger have built entire spy rings based on getting information from women, children, and others that people usually ignore, or that Tyrion, whose best friend is a master of Obfuscating Stupidity and who's used to being looked down on, is smart enough not to take everything at face value. Also, Bronn, a sellsword, was one of the first to figure out she is both dangerous and not human.

    The Commander 

The Commander a.k.a the Red Skull

The leader of the Others' armies.
  • Appropriated Appellation: Ygritte mockingly calls him "Red Skull", which he seems to like the sound of.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Steve, dating back to the War for the Dawn.
  • Axe-Crazy: Jojen claims he's going to "coat his head with the blood of the Night's Watch". If literal, this dude seriously needs therapy.
  • The Brute: Considered the most vicious member of the Court.
  • Composite Character: Between an Other and the Red Skull.
  • The Dreaded: His skull-like face is said to be the last thing any of his targets will see.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the Other that Craster directly worships.
  • Not So Different: He claims Steve is no different from him and seems to see no difference between him using thralls to do his dirty work and Steve fighting alongside humans. Whether he actually believes this or is just trying to mess with Steve’s head is anyone’s guess.
  • We Used to Be Friends: His host body was once Steve's friend Johann. He uses this fact to mock Steve repeatedly.

    The Traitor (Spoiler) 

Warning! This character is a major spoiler for the ending of Book 2. All spoilers are left unmarked.

The Traitor a.k.a. Azor Ahai, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, Captain Westeros

The Court's most mysterious member, of whom absolutely no information has survived. In Chapter 54 of Book 2, he is revealed to be Steve Rogers, Azor Ahai.
  • Ambiguously Evil: They're part of the Court, but Rickon views them awakening before most of the other members as a good thing. Combined with their title, it raises the question of who they have and/or will be betraying. With the reveal that he was once Steve Rogers, Azor Ahai, it becomes clear that he is firmly on the side of good.
  • Anti-Hero: While he falls under Ambiguously Evil above, Chapter 30 of A Crack of Thunder implies that their plan involves allying with Benjen Stark, though it's not clear why. He is shown to be firmly on the side of good with his Big Damn Heroes entrance.
  • Berserk Button: Don't suggest to him that all men are rapists.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Jeor Mormont, Mance Rayder and Ygritte when a group of Others attempt to kill them.
  • Composite Character: Seemingly one with Coldhands, the undead Watchman fighting against the Others in canon.
  • Famous Ancestor: As a son of Lann the Clever and the legendary Azor Ahai, you can bet he's this to the Lannisters.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Having slumbered for thousands of years, he's out of date on how culture has evolved. In particular, he's shocked to find that most noblewomen no longer fight, hunt, and work alongside their subjects, not understanding why people would obey them if they don't earn the right to it.
  • Foil: To his own descendant Jaime Lannister. Both are peerless warriors originating from the Westerlands who committed treachery in order to protect countless innocent people. But Steve is very much a Nice Guy and The Cape, while Jaime is The Oathbreaker and rather a jackass.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Being an Other, the Traitor has their typical Occult Blue Eyes, yet his stubborn defense of mankind slots him in this trope.
  • I Have Many Names: His birth name is Steve Rogers, but he was known to the North as the Nomad, to the Free Folk as Azor Ahai, and as the Lord Captain of the Knights of the Dawn, all in addition to being the Traitor of the Others.
  • Living Relic: From the War for the Dawn.
  • Pals with Jesus: Several millennia after the War for the Dawn, Thor still remembers him as a great shield-brother and speaks fondly of him.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's the second son of Lann the Clever, and thus distantly related to the Lannisters.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: He hates slavers. Considering that the Casterlys enslaved his mother, it’s hard to blame him.
  • Spanner in the Works: Rickon seems oddly relieved that the Traitor was the second of the Court to awake after the Night's King, implying they'll have some unexpected part to play. With the revelation that he's Steve Rogers, the heroes just got some unexpected and much needed back-up.
  • Token Good Teammate: On two levels; before he betrayed the Others' plot to ruin Westeros in order to side with humanity, he was the second son of Lann the Clever so is this to the Lannisters.
  • Un-person: Absolutely no knowledge about him seems to exist in Westeros beyond the name. Though given The Reveal of his identity, it would appear this is because of millennia of Legend Fades to Myth turning him into an in-universe Decomposite Character.
  • Walking Spoiler: With the revelations made at the end of Book 2, it's pretty hard to talk about him without bringing up that he's the Westeros counterpart to Captain America and is the Azor Ahai from the original Long Night.


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