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King Jon Targaryen
Jon Targaryen, First of His Name
- CynicIdealist Duo: He's the idealist to Sansa's cynic. Though both are the idealist compared to the rest of their siblings sans Rickon.
- Good Is Not Soft: Jon is perfectly fine with giving out cruel punishments if the people are fully deserving of it. The only caveat is that he (officially) cannot be the one responsible for it, since he has to be seen as honorable and merciful.
- The Good King: Shaping up to be this.
- Kneel Before Frodo: A siginificant number of bannermen who meet him in person to swear their fealty. This includes Wyman Manderly, Howland Reed, and even his foster father/uncle, Ned Stark.
- Not So Above It All: Despite being the most merciful of the Stark children, even he had no issues with having Ramsay ripped apart by his own hounds again. He only forbid it out of consideration for Ned, and the only objection he had when he learned that Bran went through with it anyway is that he subverted Jon's authority.
- Oh, Crap!: He goes white in the face when he realizes that GreatJon is about to inform Ned and Robb about Arya.
- Only Sane Man: Along with Sansa, he is the sanest of the latest generation of Starks. Robb is cynical, Arya is cold and vengeful, Rickon is still very much a child and Bran is... Bran. This is why him and Sansa more-or-less take the lead on everything.
- Rightful King Returns: Unlike in canon, Jon is pressing his claim to the Iron Throne with Daenerys' full support because the threat of the Others is far more dire, and they can't trust Robert to lead effectively.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: It's noted that he smiles a lot more often. He credits the change in attitude to Sam, Tormund, and Tyrion.
- Dark Horse Victory: Thanks to the Remembering, they're now the most powerful house in Westeros and the de facto winners of the Game of Thrones.
- The Dreaded: Even the Queen of Thorns considers crossing House Stark to be synonymous with death now. Helps that they have a powerful wizard and a Faceless Man in their ranks, and that's before you get into the Stark's martial and political power and ruthlessness.
- Five-Man Band:
- Good Is Not Soft: The events of the previous timeline have hardened the latest generation of Starks, much to everyone's awe and fear.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Arya becoming a Faceless Man and what she did to the Freys is purposefully being kept a secret from Ned, Robb, Catelyn, and everyone else in Winterfell who doesnt know, because those who do know are aware of how bad their reactions will be. As of this writing, those at Winterfell and Catelyn have been informed thanks to visiting Riverlanders, while Ned and Robb and the men that went with them didnt find out until their visit to Last Hearth.
Lord Eddard Stark
Eddard "Ned" Stark, Warden of the North
- Adult Fear:
- The entire premise as this. Ned went back in time after his death and rejoins his beloved family, only to find them having grown up in his absence and no longer the children he remembered, having endured countless horrors that he can barely comprehend. Perhaps the most terrifying moment is when Jon proclaims his heritage to Catelyn and declares himself the rightful king of the Seven Kingdoms, because he knows that only war could come from those actions.
- What upsets him the most about his children is how ruthless they've become. Sansa feeding Ramsay to his hounds, Bran repeating that via warging, and, most of all, Arya's brutal slaughter of the Freys, all horrify him. Even worse is that Jon, the most noble of his children, is perfectly fine with said actions, just unhappy that they're usurping his authority and potentially putting him in a bad light by doing so.
- Authority in Name Only: Officially, he's the Head of House Stark. In reality, only Catelyn, Robb, and Rickon really listen to him. Bran and Arya do what they want, while Sansa only takes orders from Jon. Jon, while raised as a member of House Stark, is actually the head of House Targaryen, and his orders therefore supersede Ned's since he's king.
- Conflicting Loyalty/Friend or Idol Decision: Ned is stuck between remaining loyal to Robert, his best friend, and declaring for Jon, his nephew and the boy he raised as his own son. He ultimately chooses Jon, after Sansa points out that he already betrayed Robert by saving and raising Jon in the first place.
- Entertainingly Wrong: The Queen of Thorns and many others see Ned as the most cunning of them all. Despite being seen as the most honest and excessively noble, he successfully hid that he was backstabbing Robert the entire time by hiding the last viable Targaryean heir and raising him right in front of everyone under all their noses! This is the opposite of Ned's intentions as he hid Jon because he was family and had no aspirations of deposing the Baratheons.
- Rage Breaking Point: He tries to take the changes his family has undergone in stride, but learning that they're now allies with Jaime Lannister causes him to flip.
- Silent Treatment: He enters a battle of wills with Sansa after finding out about her cruel execution of Ramsay, including trying to keep her out of discussions. Much to his consternation, it completely fails to take.
- Stranger in a Familiar Land: By far the worst case of this in the entire family. Sometimes he can't even recognize his own family.
- Tranquil Fury: In contrast with his reaction to Jaime Lannister, this is his reaction to learning about Arya. It's no less terrifying.
- Trying Not to Cry: After learning that Arya is a Faceless Man.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He doesn't take the more... questionable decisions his children have made well. Unfortunately for him, none of his scoldings take.
- Sansa feeding Ramsay to his hounds horrifies and disgusts him, despite the rest of the family thinking that Ramsay deserved it, even the normally merciful Jon.
- Bran repeating that action by warging into Ramsay's hounds and then a bear gets the same reaction from him. Bran cares even less about his disapproval than Sansa does.
- The aforementioned Jaime Lannister situation.
Lady Catelyn Stark
Catelyn Stark, née Tully
- Awful Truth:
- She's terribly shaken when she learns Jon is not a bastard but actually her nephew and the rightful king of Westeros. Since then she hasn't spoken a word to Jon and doesn't dare to look at him when in his presence.
- Arya. Just... Arya.
- Authority in Name Only: Officially, she's returned to being the Lady of Winterfell. In reality nobody trusts her anymore thanks to her disastrous mistakes in the previous timeline, so Sansa has taken most of her duties instead. To make it official, Sansa is named an emissary by Jon after he departs from Winterfell for the Wall, putting her above Catelyn in status.
- Butt-Monkey: Cat just cannot catch a break. First she learns her husband's "bastard" is actually their nephew and the trueborn heir to the Iron Throne, then her husband rips into her for the many mistakes she made in the previous timeline, then Sansa effectively usurps her authority as Lady of Winterfell, and then she learns about Arya becoming a Faceless Man. After that, you can't really blame her for breaking down in tears.
- Heroic BSoD: She faints and has an emotional breakdown after finding out the truth about Arya. Catelyn mentally retreats and hides herself in her room.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's understandably jealous that Rickon sees Osha more of a mother figure than her.
- Parents as People: While Catelyn loves Arya, she's still very terrified of her being a Faceless Man.
- Parental Marriage Veto: Tries to do this with Arya and Gendry's relationship, and thinks Jon's approval is his way of getting back at her. Then Sansa sets her straight.
Robb Stark, "The Young Wolf"
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Inverted. He's got chronic getting-backstabbed disorder. He was betrayed so often, both before and after his death, that he wonders if it's ever going to stop.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Played for Laughs. He's a little miffed to learn that Jon has become a much better swordsman than him.
- Took a Level in Cynic: He's become a lot more dour, thanks to the events of the Red Wedding. Some even think that him and Jon have switched temperaments.
- Trying Not to Cry: Robb doesn't take the truth about Arya any better than Ned and Catelyn do.
- CynicIdealist Duo: Cynic to Jon's Idealist, and Idealist to the rest of her siblings' Cynic (sans Rickon).
- Everyone Has Standards: Much like her Uncle Edmure, she found what Ramsay did to Fat Walda and her son despicable.
- Ice Queen: According to Ned, she's got enough ice in her veins to make the ancient Winter Kings proud. While she's warm around her family and those she trusts, she is the picture of a Lady of a Great House in public.
- Number Two: For Jon. While Robb is Jon's second on the battlefield, Sansa is his second for everything else and functions as Hand to the King for him in all but name until Davos Seaworth arrives to Winterfell.
- Only Sane Man: Along with Jon, Sansa is the most straight-laced of the Starks. It's the main reason he trusts her the most out of the entire family.
- The Reliable One: Sansa doesn't have near-unparalleled fighting skills and charisma like Jon, supernatural gifts like Bran, unbeatable assassination abilities like Arya, or even a genius tactical mind like Robb. However, she is by far the most politically savvy out of all of them and an effective administrator, which makes her the person Jon relies on the most and the only one besides Davos that he will allow to make decisions on his behalf when he isn't present.
- The Dreaded: She's the most feared person in Westeros currently, thanks to what she did to the Freys rapidly spreading to the rest of the continent. Even her own mother is terrified of her when she learns about it.
- The Lost Lenore: Was this to Gendry after she died in the previous timeline.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Sansa states that Arya is unmarriable. Which is fully justified because she's a terrifying super assassin with a body count. Most noblemen would be simply terrified to get near her, much less marry her.
- Official Couple: With Gendry.
- Overt Operative: Arya notes she's a bad Faceless Man since everyone knows she's Faceless Man thanks to the Riverlanders spreading words about her actions.
- Phrase Catcher: "No pies."
- Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: No one is ever going to forget that Arya fed Walder Frey a pie made out of two of his grandsons and annihilated House Frey. Or fail to tell others about it (not helped by the fact that it's now in song form).
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Can appear without any warning, much to Jon's annoyance.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: With Arya being such a tomboy, it catches many people by surprise that she fell in love.
- Troll: She deliberately gives Tomard a blueberry pie as an Apology Gift for getting him in trouble. Which makes all the Manderly and Reed bannermen visibly ill watching him.
- Women Prefer Strong Men: She enjoys Gendry's Heroic Build and hard muscles.
Brandon "Bran" Stark, the Three-Eyed Raven
- Brutal Honesty: He has no filter or subtlety whatsoever.
- Creepy Good: Becoming the Three-Eyed Raven does a real damper on one's social skills.
- The Omniscient: As per canon.
- Omniscient Morality License: How he justifies most of his actions. Ned takes umbrage with this, while Jon, Sansa, and Arya have given up trying to stop him.
- That Man Is Dead: As far as he is concerned, Brandon Stark is dead and only the Three-Eyed Raven remains. While Jon, Sansa, and Arya have reluctantly accepted this, Ned, Cat, and Robb are still trying to make peace with it.
- Happily Adopted: He was raised by Osha and loves her to the point that his first instinct is to ask for her when Awakened. Osha returns the love. Which is unfortunate for Catelyn as her son sees another woman as a mother figure.
- Out of Focus: Since he's still mentally a child and died before the Long Night, everyone understandably keeps him out of the thick of things.
- Static Character: He's the only Stark that hasn't really changed.
Bannermen and Retainers
- Parental Substitute: Is pretty much Rickon's adoptive mother much to Catelyn's ire.
Ser Barristan Selmy
Barristan "The Bold" Selmy
- Conflicting Loyalty: He's torn between his original oath to Daenerys and his desire to protect Jon, the son of his old friend Rhaegar. He ultimately chooses Jon.
Ser Davos Seaworth
"The Onion Knight" Davos Seaworth, Hand to the King
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from a smuggler to an anointed knight to Hand to the King for the Targaryens. That's quite a leap in status.
- Number Two: The official one to Jon, though in reality he shares the post with Sansa.
- Parental Substitute: Is this to Shireen. For all intents and purposes, he is her father. While its never explicitly described in that way, its incredibly noticeable that with every decision he makes, the first thought on his mind is her.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Once he confirms that Stannis Remembers, he punches him, then grabs Shireen and hightails it out of Dragonstone.
Hodor AKA Willas
- Dirty Old Woman: Teases Arya for enjoying Genry's Heroic Build and admits that she also like her men with muscles.
- Hourglass Plot: Old Nan would tell the Stark children stories. Now Old Nan tries to get Arya to share her stories of what happened in the old timeline.
- No Hero to His Valet: Tanned the hide of Egg aka Aegon the Unlikely for trying to take liberties with her.
- Mistaken for Cheating: When Old Nan tells Arya that her husband wasn't her first son's father, Arya initially mistakes her for an adulterer.
- Undying Loyalty: It was this trope in relation to Winterfell and the Starks that led Old Nan to abandon her first love, even though she was really in fully reciprocated love, her beloved could have easily given her and their family a bright future and even nobility, and in fact he would have insisted in marrying her once he knew she was with child. As she confesses to Arya, her husband wasn't the father of her first child - it was Ser Duncan the Tall, making him Hodor's great-grandfather.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Genderflipped. He's everything Catelyn Stark never wanted for her daughter, a baseborn commoner smith.
- Generation Xerox: A Baratheon who loves a Stark girl, who unfortunately dies in a bloody war. Thankfully for the both of the them, everyone went back in time. And Arya returns Gendry's feelings unlike with Lyanna and Robert.
- Hidden Backup Prince: Suggested. Catelyn mockingly asks if he's a secret prince like Jon, when asking Sansa why she's so accepting of the relationship.
- Official Couple: With Arya.
- True Love Is Exceptional: Despite fully knowing how dangerous Arya is, he whole heartily loves her as she is.
- 0% Approval Rating: Which is why many of the below tropes are about how much everyone else in Westeros hates them.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: To the Targaryen alliance. The only reasons why the other kingdoms in the alliance aren't ripping pieces out of the Westerlands for Tywin, Cersei, and Joffrey's actions in the previous timeline are the Others and, to a lesser extent, Tyrion and Jaime.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite now being on the side of good, their actions in the previous timeline have not made them many friends. In fact, the only reason people outside of the Westerlands are willing to deal with the Lannisters is because Tyrion is now Lord of Casterly Rock in place of Tywin.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: They went from the most powerful Great House in the Seven Kingdoms to the most hated, and thus, by extension, the weakest (since everyone else would be perfectly willing to ally with each other to get back at them). The only Great House weaker than them currently are the Martells, and that's only because Dorne is in the middle of a Civil War.
- Machiavelli Was Wrong: Their policy of ruthlessness backfired massively post-Remembering. While the other kingdoms did fear House Lannister in the previous timeline, they also hated them that much more, and the only reason they never tried to get back at the Lannisters is because of the lack of resources. Now, post-Remembering, all the Great Houses have their full military power back, and each and every single one of them has a grudge against House Lannister. If it weren't for the Others, the Lannisters would have likely gone the same way as the Reynes and Tarbecks.
Lord Tywin Lannister
- 0% Approval Rating: Post-Remembering, he's one of the most hated men in Westeros.
- Broken Pedestal: Kevan and Genna admit that Tywin's actions to restore House Lannister's reputation did more harm than good in the long run, since those actions led to everyone in the Seven Kingdoms hating them.
- Didn't See That Coming: Kevan and Genna siding with Tyrion against him.
- Even Evil Can Be Loved: His siblings still love him despite acknowledging that his actions are reprehensible and have put House Lannister in an unenviable position post-Remembering.
- Fatal Flaw: His ruthlessness. Whatever can't be blamed on Cersei or Joffrey can be blamed on Tywin, specifically because of this trait. This backfires after the Remembering, because now no one is willing to ally themselves with House Lannister and the Westerlands in general, since every Great House has something against them. If it wasn't for the mounting threat of the Others, they'd be enemy number one. Not to mention, it was his ruthlessness that convinced the Maesters to use him in their long-term plot to overthrow the Targaryens, to the point that they murdered his wife, who was serving as his Morality Chain.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: The only reason he Remembers is because he was so inconsequential to the grand scheme of things that Bran straight up forgot to prevent him from Remembering. Hell, the only reason Tyrion hasn't killed him again or sent him to Dorne to appease the Martells is because Kevan and Genna still love him and want him to live. This is perfectly displayed with Jon's reaction to learning that he Remembers; he's more concerned about Tywin killing Tyrion than anything else he might do before or afterwards, as if that's only the way he's really a threat.
- Tywin prided himself on being the most dangerous player in the Game of Thrones by being The Dreaded. Come the Remembering and no one is scared of him anymore, so much so that he only Remembers because Bran forgot about him.
- Despite supposedly being The Chessmaster, Tywin turned out to be an Unwitting Pawn to the Maesters, who used him to end the Targaryen dynasty.
- Tywin hated Tyrion for years for supposedly causing the death of Joanna by childbirth. As it turns out, Joanna was actually murdered by Casterly Rock's Maester, Creylen, who let her bleed to death, meaning that Tywin hated and demeaned his son for no reason.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: None of the surviving Stark children nor Tyrion are afraid of Tywin anymore, mostly because they have the Others to be worried about. In fact, this could apply to all of Westeros — nobody is scared of Tywin anymore, either because of the Others or because they hate House Lannister too much to give in to any fear they have.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the Maesters of the Conclave, who manipulated him against Aerys in their plot to bring the downfall of the Targaryens.
- The Worf Effect: A non-combat version. In the first timeline, Tywin was the most feared man in Westeros and the most powerful player in the Game of Thrones, the man who organized the Red Wedding that led to the deaths of Robb, Talisa, and Catelyn Stark. In the second timeline, Tyrion usurps his authority over Casterly Rock within a couple of hours and locks him in his own room.
Lord Tyrion Lannister
"The Imp" Tyrion Lannister, Warden of the West, Hand to the Queen
- I Am Not My Father: Shouts this when his lack of firm reaction to Shae's attempt on his life is compared to what Tywin would do in that situation.
- Number Two: The official one to Daenerys. He uses her authority to legitimize Myrcella and Tommen.
- Properly Paranoid: Before revealing the treachery of Maester Creylen, he demands that Bronn take the weapons of everyone in the room outside and not let anyone out until he gives the command. Considering that Jaime immediately tries to rush off to kill Creylen and puts up enough of a fight that Bronn has to knock him out, he was right to do so.
- To the Pain: The reason he keeps Jaime from killing Maester Creylen right away — it's be over far too fast.
- Unstoppable Rage: Is enraged beyond words when he learns of the Maesters conspiracy.
Ser Jaime Lannister
Jaime Lannister, "The Kingslayer"
- Big Brother Instinct: When he realizes that Shae is trying to kill Tyrion, he rushes to his defense, and later says that if not for Tyrion's orders to do otherwise he'd respond by either killing her or sending her to Slaver's Bay.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Even more than the rest of his family. So much so that Jon plans exiling him to Tarth when the War for the Dawn is over, as a punishment for him and a reward for Brienne, just to calm those angered at him.
- Hidden Depths: People often forget that before he was inducted into the Kingsguard, Jaime was the heir to Casterly Rock. As shown after Shae's attempted assassination of Tyrion, Jaime is perfectly capable of ruling, he just doesn't care for it and knows he won't do as good a job as his father and younger brother.
- Kill the Ones You Love: He was forced to kill Cersei in the previous timeline after she sent the Mountain after him. In the new timeline, he can't bring himself to do it again, though he has no problems leaving her for dead.
- Official Couple: With Brienne.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
- The first sign that something is wrong for those who Remember but didn't live long enough is when Renly has Cersei at knife-point, and Jaime tells him to "slit her throat and rid us all of her madness".
- Myrcella realizes there must be something wrong with Shae when Jaime pales upon hearing her name.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: Zigzagged. On one hand, once the real reason he killed Aerys spreads, people more-or-less absolve him of the shame and dishonor of that action, recognizing that he made the right choice. On the other hand, there's still everything else he did.
- Unstoppable Rage: His reaction to learning of Creylen's treachery is to smash Tyrion's desk and try to stomp off to kill the man.
- Broken Pedestal: Not that his opinion of Cersei was the best after she, you know, blew up the Great Sept with him and countless others inside, but he gives up all hope of redeeming her when Tyrion reveals that she murdered Melara Hetherspoon when she was a child, and thus, was always that crazy and evil.
- Coitus Interruptus: When Tyrion and co. confirm that the plan has gone to hell and go to see if Kevan Remembers, they interrupt him while he's in the middle of having sex with his wife Dorna.
- The Reliable One: Kevan is the most influential member of House Lannister after Tywin and the most competent after Tywin and Tyrion. It's why he was one of the few outside of the initial Ragtag Bunch of Misfits seen in the first chapter that was selected to Remember along side them before the plan went to hell.
- Unstoppable Rage: Upon hearing about what Creylen did, he throws his chair across the room.
Lady Genna Frey
Genna Frey, née Lannister
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Is usually controlled, but upon hearing of how the Maester conspiracy murdered Joanna, she breaks down crying.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Literally, in that she's hiding a dagger in her skirts, much to the surprise of her male rielatives.
- Women Are Wiser: She's easily as smart as Kevan, and possibly even Tywin. However, as a woman, her ability to act is limited, so she mostly serves as an adviser and Tywin's "jailer".
Myrcella Lannister (formerly Baratheon)
- Locked Out of the Loop:
- She's the only member of the family to not know the true levels of Cersei's depravity. She's understandably horrified once she finds out.
- Due to her being in Dorne in the last timeline, she had no idea about Shae and let her pass into Tyrion's room.
- Luke, You Are My Father: She realized that Jaime was her actual father and accepts their relationship.
- Not Now, Kiddo: She notes how her relatives leave her out because she's a child again. Which annoys her because she was nearly grown when she died.
- Trust Password: When Jaime wakes her up in order for them to flee King's Landing, she calls out for her father. Jaime initially Myrcella is calling for Robert until she pointedly looks at him and calls him father. Jaime immediately realizes that Myrcella Remembers.
Tommen Waters (formerly Baratheon)
- Locked Out of the Loop: Apparently Tommen wasn't aware that all the rumors about Jaime and Cersei were true. He isn't happy to find out, to say the least.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted. When he learns Jaime is his real father, he's enraged to the point of spurning the Lannister name in favor of being a bastard.
- Shed the Family Name: Tommen wants to opt out of the Lannister name to become a Waters. Tyrion and Kevan are granting his request for now, but plan on wearing him down later so he can take the Lannister name.
Lady Joanna Lannister
- Death by Childbirth: Her giving birth to Tyrion apparently caused her to bleed out which led to her death and Tywin's eternal hatred of Tyrion.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Maester Creylen murdered Joanna by letting her bleed out to death as the bleed was reversible.
- Missing Mom: She has been dead for decades by this point
- Morality Chain: Joanna would reign in Tywin's ruthlessness and would temper it with kindness. She did too good of a job of it that the Maesters killed her.
- Present Absence: Her death causes Cersei and Tywin to treat Tyrion cruelly.
Lord Edmure Tully
- Adaptational Badass: In the series finale, it was revealed that his canon self was still the same incompetent character that he was throughout the War of the Five Kings, which is a far cry from the man he is in this story.
- The Dreaded: After beating Black Walder Frey to death with a rock and purging House Frey of every single member that participated in the Red Wedding, all of which was rapidly relayed to the rest of Westeros thanks to visiting Riverlanders (and in song form, no less!). He's probably the most feared man in the Riverlands at this point, and certainly House Frey's most prominent boogeyman after his niece Arya.
- Dumbass No More: To accompany the several levels in badass he took, he's much smarter here than he was in canon. This is shown with how he deals with the Freys: the brutal purge will remind the other Riverland Houses that House Tully will not tolerate betrayal. At the same time, by marrying Roslin to honor those Freys who did stay loyal, Edmure is showing those same Houses that if their loyalty does not waver, they will be rewarded greatly.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite his hatred for most of House Frey, even he found what Ramsay did to Fat Walda despicable, something that his niece Sansa concurs with. As a result, she's one of the only Freys he shows mercy and sympathy for.
- Marry for Love: It's implied that he's still fond of Roslin and used Patrek's begging for mercy on the Freys' behalf as an excuse to marry her again.
- Morality Chain:
- Patrek Mallister, who only just barely managed to convince him not to massacre the Freys outright.
- His uncle Brynden purposefully invokes this by staying by Edmure's side, wanting to make sure that Edmure's purge of the Freys is where his similarities with Tywin Lannister end.
- Pet the Dog: When "Fat" Walda Frey is brought up as a hostage, he decides she will be treated as a guest instead.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Again, he beat Black Walder Frey to death with a rock. Black Walder's head was so badly mangled that Edmure's men had to hang him by his feet when displaying the body.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Purge of House Frey has essentially become his equivalent of "The Rains of Castamere" (literally — it already has a song). After hearing about it, multiple people have compared him to Tywin Lannister, including Tywin's own son, Tyrion.
- Took a Level in Badass: Very much so. Even his uncle, the Blackfish himself, can't help but be impressed with how much his nephew has grown.
- Took a Level in Cynic: His time in captivity, followed by the Long Night, have embittered him significantly. If it weren't for Patrek Mallister, he would've slaughtered all the Freys the moment he got to the Twins despite them sending out riders for parley, reasoning that they would do the same.
Brynden Tully, "The Blackfish"
- Irony: He went to the Twins fully expecting to have to push his nephew into being the lord he's supposed to. When he finally arrives, Brynden quickly realizes that the problem is no longer pushing Edmure forward, but reining him in.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself for not keeping a better eye on Lysa, thinking he could've prevented her from falling under Baelish's sway and/or Jumping Off the Slippery Slope.
- Locked Out of the Loop: As he doesn't Remember, he's totally caught off guard by everything that's happened.
- Morality Chain: Invoked. Brynden promises to stay by Edmure's side to keep Edmure from diving too deep into his newfound dark side.
- So Proud of You: He's both proud and a little disturbed about how much his nephew has grown and changed.
- 0% Approval Rating: House Frey's reputation went down the crapper post-Remembering, and nobody felt sorry for them when Edmure came and enacted his purge in retaliation for the Red Wedding.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Old Walder had his minstrels play "The Rains of Castamere" during the Red Wedding. Post-Remembering, when Edmure comes for retaliation, he essentially makes them his version of Castamere, to the point that the bards have a written a song for him, called "The Rock of Doom".
- The Purge: Every single member of House Frey that participated in the Red Wedding, whether they Remembered or not, was executed by Edmure. Old Walder himself was murdered by Aenys and Raymund for Arya's purge of them in the previous timline, while Black Walder was beaten to death by Edmure with a rock. As of this writing, only Lothar remains, and that's because Robb hasn't returned to Winterfell yet to deal with him.
- White Sheep:
- Those Freys who died prior to the Red Wedding, and those who didn't participate in it (such as Olyvar, though the Starks sans Bran are still unaware of it), were the only ones spared by Edmure.
- "Fat" Walda Frey is the only Frey who no one shows contempt for, thanks to her grisly fate at Ramsay's hands in the previous timeline.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: House Tarly goes from simply being one of the Reach houses to the most powerful House in the Reach thanks to Sam overthrowing both his father and Mace Tyrell to become Warden of the South and then engaging Dickon to Margaery. With Loras Tyrell dead, that makes Dickon Mace's Heir-In-Law; so, when Sam reverts Wardenship back to Mace after the Third War for the Dawn is over, the title will then pass down to Dickon when Mace inevitably dies.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted. The Tarlys disown Randyll after they found out about what he did to Sam.
- Kinslaying Is a Special Kind of Evil: The rest of the Tarlys are horrified that Randyll threatened to kill Sam.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Most of them had no idea that Randyll threatened Sam with a Hunting "Accident" if he didn't take the Black so Dickon could inherit.
Lord Samwell Tarly
Samwell "Sam" Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill and Warden of the South
- Cincinnatus: After getting the backing of House Redwyne and House Hightower, he peacefully and privately overthrows Mace Tyrell as Warden of the South. He only took the position to prepare the Reach against the Others and plans to abdicate and return to Horn Hill once the Others are defeated.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from Lord Randyll Tarly's hated son to a general who died in the Last Stand against the Others to Warden of the South.
- Humble Goal: If he and Gilly survive the Long Night, he plans to marry her.
- Last Stand: He died in the previous timeline holding the line against the Night King to buy time for Bran to cast his spell with the Children of the Forrest.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: Sam tells his father that he refuses to be cowed by him anymore before overthrowing him as Lord Tarly.
- Marry for Love: Sam refuses the politically expedient option of marrying Margery so he could marry the Free Folk Gilly. There's no political gain to marrying Gilly, he just refuses anyone but the woman he loves after all they've been through.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Only has eyes for Gilly, so much so that he foisted an Arranged Marriage to Margaery onto his younger brother Dickon.
- Together in Death: Sam makes peace with his death in the Last Stand, figuring he would be reunited with Gilly and Little Sam.
- Took a Level in Badass: He died in the original timeline crossing blades with the Night King himself.
- Who's Laughing Now?: After being abused and kicked around by his father in previous timeline, he overthrows him and and imprisons him. Afterwards, everyone starts pushing Sam's victories down Randyll's throat.
- Arranged Marriage: Sam sets him up with Margery Tyrell to secure their houses' alliance.
- Everyone Has Standards: Dickon admitted that he wouldn't have stuck with his father to the end had he known Randyll threatened to kill Sam.
- Heir-In-Law: With Loras dead, House Tyrell has no heir. So when Dickon marries Margery, he will be the the Lord of Highgarden, which will finally get House Tarly and House Florent off the Tyrells' backs.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The rare positive kind. He sides with his brother against their father after Randyll confessed to essentially trying to murder Sam by sending him to the Wall. In exchange, Sam gets him betrothed to Margaery Tyrell, which is a better match than Dickon could ever hope for, especially since, with Loras's death, it makes him the new Lord of Highgarden.
- Break the Haughty: His family disowns him, his bannermen help his hated son overthrow him and he has to watch said son be wildly successful while he seethes in house arrest.
- Cruel Mercy: Since Sam is not a kinslayer, he has Randyll locked in his rooms under guard. But Sam made sure the rooms are nice and he has books to read so he's not bored. Randyll is really offended by the books.
- Didn't See That Coming: His family disowning him and his bannermen turning against him to put Sam in power.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Initially The Patriarch of House Tarly who was obeyed, loved and feared. Now he is under house arrest, his entire family hates him and his hated first son is now the most powerful man in the Reach, with everyone speaking of Sam's bravery and victories.
- I Reject Your Reality: He refuses to believe the Others are real despite everyone telling him that they are.
- Laser-Guided Karma: For his cruelty to his intellectual son, Sam locks in his rooms with only books to pass the time. Which offends the anti-intellectual Randyll.
- Villain Respect:
- He respects that Sam is choosing to bend the knee to a Westorosi-raised Targaryean Prince instead of Daenerys.
- He is also elated that Sam is having his brother Dickon marry Margarey to become Lord of Highgarden. He's reluctantly proud that his pride and joy is rising in station thanks to Sam's machinations.
- That Was Not a Dream: Randyll initially tries to convince himself that his memories of the previous timeline were a dream.
- The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: Sometimes Talla acts her physical age and reverts back to childhood.
- Ms. Exposition: Informs her mother of the past timeline and both her parents on Sam's victories.
- Older Than She Looks: Melessa finds it jarring that Talla acts like a grown woman half the time.
- Shipper on Deck: She supports Sam/Gilly, telling her mother of Gilly's kindness and beauty and hopes to see Little Sam again.
Lady Melessa Tarly
Melessa Tarly née Florent
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Melessa gives these to her husband after finding out that he threatened to kill their son.
- Mama Bear: She slaps Randyll and screams at him when she finds out about Randyll's death threat against Sam.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She has no memory of the previous timeline and is really confused about the changes in everyone.
- Not So Different: While Melessa is nicer than her husband, she is just as bigoted against Wildlings.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Melessa Tarly's reaction to learning her husband threatened to kill Sam if he didn't join the Night's Watch is to give him an Armor-Piercing Slap and scream at him, stunning everyone at the total reversal of her normal personality.
- Parents as People: While Melessa's happy that Sam managed to find love as a man of the Night's Watch, she believes that Sam shouldn't marry a Wildling now that he's Lord of Horn Hill. Melessa believes Sam should act more appropriately to his rank.
- Parental Marriage Veto: Now that Sam is Lord of Horn Hill and Warden of the South, Melessa believes that Sam should act more appropriate to his rank. Meaning that Sam should put Gilly aside and marry a noblewoman of fitting rank.
- Shared Family Quirks: Her angry face is exactly the same as her cousin Selyse Baratheon. Sam believes its the Florent side of her.
- So Proud of You: She is very proud of the man Sam became especially that he succeeded in his harebrained scheme to become Warden of the South.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: She sews to help prepare for Long Night.
- Character Witness: After dying with Sam fighting the Night King in the previous timeline, he is the first to show his support for Sam overthrowing his father.
- Properly Paranoid: He refuses to let Talla be alone with her father. Randyll insist that he wouldn't hurt her but Ser Darvon understandably doesn't believe a known Abusive Parent.
- Undying Loyalty: After watching Sam die fighting against the Night King, Ser Darvon will go to Hell and back for his liege lord.
Lady Olenna Tyrell
Olenna Tyrell, "The Queen of Thorns"
- Awful Truth:
- Her husband Luthor wasn't being an idiot when he rode his horse off a cliff. He was assassinated by the Maesters who poisoned his horse and made his death seem like a stupid accident.
- The truth of Loras' death is this to an extent, as she knows that once it spreads (and it will spread), any sympathy anyone would have had for House Tyrell will instantly evaporate.
- Pet the Dog: As much as she bemoaned his stupidity, she honestly did love her husband Luthor. Learning that his death was actually an assassination absolutely enrages her.
- Rage Breaking Point: After Leyton and Sam start accusing Lomys of murdering Alerie, she manages to keep her composure throughout most of the argument. It's when they reveal he murdered her husband Luthor as well that that she snaps and demands Leyton kill Lomys.
- So Proud of You: Is very proud of Mace for killing their treacherous Maester and avenging her husband and daughter-in-law.
- Why Are You Not My Son?: When Sam reveals the true extent of his intelligence after convincing the Tyrells to make him Lord Paramount until the Others are defeated, Olenna laments the fact that he wasn't born to her and instead to Randyll Tarly, who clearly didn't see Sam's true value.
Lord Mace Tyrell
Mace Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden
Lady Alerie Tyrell
Alerie Tyrell née Hightower
- Death by Childbirth: Supposedly died after giving birth to a stillborn son.
- Ill Girl: Was believed to be sickly due to her difficulty in childbirth and most of her children being stillborn. She was actually being poisoned by their Maester throughout her marriage until it finally killed her.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Was believed to die in childbirth after giving birth her stillborn fifth child. She was actually poisoned to death.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Was secretly poisoned to death by the Maesters to weaken House Tyrell.
Ser Loras Tyrell
Loras Tyrell, "The Knight of Flowers"
- Back for the Dead: He reunites with Renly, only to die when he stupidly attacks Jaime and Barristan at the same time.
- Sacrificial Lion: Subverted. It looks like he'll be this for the Reach until the manner of his death is revealed and starts to spread.
- Too Dumb to Live: Choosing to attack Jaime Lannister and Barristan Selmy at the same time. Everyone who hears about this agrees that his resultant death is his own fault.
Margaery Tyrell, "The Rose of Highgarden"
- Arranged Marriage: With Dickon Tarly.
- Birds of a Feather: In a Black Comedy sort of way. The first similarity that she and her betrothed Dickon find out they share is that they were both killed by fire in the previous timeline.
- Pet the Dog: Honestly did care for Tommen and was devastated to learn he committed suicide after her death.
Lord Robert Arryn
Robert "Robin" Arryn, Warden of the East
- Medication Tampering: His "medicine" was actually poison made by Lysa and Littlefinger's pet maester to make him reliant on them.
Lady Lysa Arryn
Lysa Arryn née Tully
- Not Worth Killing: What everyone considers her as. They could execute her for murdering Jon Arryn and being an accessory for Baelish's plans, but, at this point, she's so freaking nuts that doing so would be a Mercy Kill.
- Sanity Slippage: Not that Lysa was particularly sane to begin with, but after Remembering her death at Littlefinger's hands, any resemblance of mental coherence she once had is gone. Yohn Royce currently has her drugged to the gills for her own safety, and Robert doesn't bother with trying to get revenge on her because there's no point with her being as mad as she is.
Lord Yohn Royce
The Crownlands / The Stormlands
- In the Blood: Many people seem to think that Stannis's decision to burn Shireen was his Targaryen blood finally acting up, among them Renly. Readers also note that Robert's irrational hatred for all Targaryens, not just Rhaegar and Aerys, is possibly his form of Targaryen madness as well.
- Locked Out of the Loop: They're the last people to know anything, since communication with King's Landing is purposefully being stifled by the rest of Westeros. They didn't find out about Jon Targaryen's existence until Chapter 25, and they didn't find out about Jon Snow being Jon Targaryen until Chapter 35/36, long after everyone else had and long after most of those same people had sworn fealty to him.
King Robert Baratheon
Robert Baratheon, First of His Name
- Authority in Name Only: Officially he's still the King of Westeros. In reality, he only controls the Crownlands and Stormlands. With the exception of Dorne, everyone else has sworn or is in the process of swearing fealty to Jon. Dorne, meanwhile, never respected Robert's authority to begin with and is too busy dealing with their own Civil War to care about who sits on the Iron Throne.
- Berserk Button: Finding out about the Lannisters' betrayal angers him. Finding out about the existence of Jon Targaryen enrages him. Finding out just who Jon Targaryen is, and that Ned has betrayed him, sends him into an Unstoppable Rage.
- Bait the Dog: He was infuriated to learn that Stannis had Shireen burned and threw him into a Black Cell. Then, when trying to think of a way to make things up to Ned for how things went down in the previous timeline, he decides to marry off Shireen to Robb and make the latter king without either of their consents. And if Robb didn't like the idea of having sex with a girl with greyscale scars, well, that was what whores were for.
- Fatal Flaw: Wrath and self-gratification. Robert is a great warrior and a charismatic leader, but his irrational hatred of the Targaryens and previous missteps have destroyed any chance of uniting the Seven Kingdoms under him again, thanks to the mounting threat of the Others. Considering how badly Westeros needs Daenerys' dragons to defeat the Others, and how terrible a king Robert was in the previous timeline and still is now in certain ways, it doesn't take much thinking for the Great Houses to decide that a Targaryen restoration is in the best interest of the continent.
- Horrifying the Horror: Demon of the Trident he may be, seeing the zealous and militant Lancel Lannister was enough to unnerve him and snuff out his interest in interrogating other prisoners for a while, even Cersei after finding out that her children are Jaime's, not his.
- It's All About Me: Despite changing somewhat for the better, in the end Robert is still obsessed with his self-gratification and makes decisions on the behalf of others without any concern for what they want. His initial plan to betroth Robb to Shireen, for example.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Throws Joffrey's corpse at Cersei as the first of many punishments he has in store for her.
- Unstoppable Rage: As noted above, his reaction to finding out that Jon Snow is Jon Targaryen causes him to trash the Small Council chambers.
Lord Renly Baratheon
- Irony: A depressing example. In the previous timeline, he served as The Lost Lenore to Loras. In this timeline, just as they were reunited, Loras was killed, making him The Lost Lenore to Renly.
- It's All About Me: His reaction to Stannis' downfall and Shireen's disappearance is to preen at how he's now Robert's heir by default.
- This Is Gonna Suck: Realizing who Jon Targaryen is, and that he has to tell Robert.
- Trauma Button: After being murdered by Stannis's shadow baby, Stannis himself has become this for him...until he shows up at the Red Keep, drunk out of his mind.
Lord Stannis Baratheon
- 0% Approval Rating:
- He's officially on everyone's shitlist after what he did to Shireen spreads. When Robert found out, he immediately had Stannis thrown into a black cell.
- Tyrion outright calls him a worse father than Tywin. Considering Tywin's poor parenting is something that Tyrion is intimately aware of and indirectly led to the War of Five Kings in the previous timeline, that says a lot about how far Stannis has fallen.
- Descent into Addiction. The guilt of burning poor Shireen and all his other crimes and failures have driven him to become an even worse alcoholic than Robert, and in record time to boot.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Gets pissed-face drunk in response to everything he did in the future.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: He went from a respected, if not exactly loved lord and true heir of his older brother Robert to one of the despised men in Westeros, in the same vein as the Lannisters and Petyr Baelish.
Lady Selyse Baratheon
Selyse Baratheon, née Florent
- 100% Adoration Rating: Shireen was already a target of pity thanks to her battle with greyscale and the resulting scars, but after what Stannis did to her in the previous timeline spreads, she might as well be canonized as a saint. Tellingly, it's offering to remove her scars permanently that stays Davos from ordering Qyburn's execution.
- Only Sane Man: Considers herself to be this of the Baratheon family, at least as far as the trueborn members go. As her father Stannis burned her alive in the previous timeline, her uncle Robert still irrationally hates all Targaryens to the point of obsession, and her uncle Renly is extremely self-conceited even by Westerosi standards, she may have a point.
Bannermen and Retainers
Grand Maester Cressen
- Locked Out of the Loop: He doesn't Remember, so he's shocked by a lot of what happened to the Baratheon brothers.
Cersei Lannister (formerly Baratheon)
- 0% Approval Rating:
- By far the most hated woman in Westeros — it's her actions, more than Tywin's and even Joffrey's, that have destroyed House Lannister's reputation to a near-unsalvageable level. Even Jaime and Tommen hold nothing but contempt for her now.
- Daenerys actually uses this in her negotiations with the Iron Bank. When the representative they sent makes an implied threat to support Cersei's claim when Civil War finally breaks out in Westeros, Daenerys flatly tells him that Cersei is now talked about in the same breath as Aerys and there won't be a single kingdom that will be even remotely willing to throw in their lot with her.
- Broken Pedestal: Kevan still held out hope for redeeming her even after she blew up the Great Sept with him in it. Then he found out she murdered Melara Heatherspoon when she was just a child, and realized there was no hope for her at all.
- Fate Worse than Death: She's still alive, shockingly enough, but only because Robert plans on paying her back for every indignity he suffered during their marriage. The first thing he does is dump Joffrey's corpse into the same cell as her, and makes it clear that it's staying there for a long time.
- Kill the Ones You Love: In the previous timeline Cersei eventually went so insane that she sent the Mountain kill Jaime, the only loved one she had left. In turn, Jaime killed the Mountain and then killed her.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't Remember. As a result, she has no idea what's going on or why everyone has turned on her. Even when Robert tells her the truth, she refuses to believe it.
- Sanity Slippage:
- She was never the sanest to begin with, but after she usurped the throne in the previous timeline, she started going completely spare. Apparently her insanity became so great that people thought she was worse than Aerys, and she continued attacking the Targaryen forces even after the Others proved to be a danger to all of humanity.
- She signs of this again in the new timeline after she's thrown into the Black Cells. Not helping the matter is that Robert clearly plans on egging her insanity and grief on for his own pleasure.
- Church Militant: Since he Remembers, he's still very much a member of the Faith Militant despite Robert snuffing them out before they could really become an issue in this timeline.
- Horrifying the Horror: His zealous turn to violent piety disturbs and unnerves everyone who interacts with him, from Robert to Mandon Moore.
- Took a Level in Badass: Enough to give Mandon Moore trouble.
Prince Doran Martell
Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne
- Actually Pretty Funny: Like Oberyn, he was distinctly amused when he learned that Ned Stark had hidden the true heir to the Iron Throne as his bastard, right under Robert's nose.
- Everyone Has Standards: As much as he hates Lannisters, he was disgusted when Sarella revealed that the Maesters murdered Joanna Lannister and was happy to learn that the Maester who did the deed would be facing justice soon. Seeing as Joanna was one of his mother's best friends, it's only to be expected.
- Irony: The one time he decides to take after his brother Oberyn and act first, it backfires massively, resulting in the death of his son and heir and Dorne descending into Civil War.
- Not So Different: He's got his brother's fiery blood and temper, he's just better at controlling it. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes' actions in the previous timeline, however, pushed him far enough to act as impulsively as Oberyn does, with disastrous results.
Prince Oberyn Martell
Oberyn Martell, "The Red Viper"
- I Have No Son!: Wanted nothing to do with the other Sand Snakes after their coup in the old timeline.
- Last of Her Kind: Of the Martells' younger generation, as Oberyn's only living daughter.
- Ms. Exposition: For the Martells. She's the one who brings them into the loop, revealing the Maesters' conspiracy and the second coming of the Long Night to them.
- Only Sane Man: Of the Sand Snakes. Doran outright admits he's sparing her because of this.
The Iron Islands
Lady Yara Greyjoy
- Cruel to Be Kind: To snap Theon out of his reversion to being Reek, she kicks him in the crotch to remind him that his castration has been undone.
- Aesop Amnesia: He did not take any lessons from the old timeline and tried to restart the razing of the North. This gets him thrown in the dungeons by Yara.
Beyond the Wall
Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall
- Blood Knight: He enjoys killing Rattleshirt a second time.
Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name
- Actually Pretty Funny: Found Talisa's misguided defiance of her hilarious.
- Adaptational Heroism: This Daenerys is fully supportive of Jon pressing his claim, most likely because the situation with the Others had become so dire that she came to not care which of them sat on the Iron Throne, as long as it was a Targaryen.
- Hope Bringer
- I Have Many Names: Lampshaded by Sansa, who claims she collects titles "like seashells on a beach".
- Took a Level in Badass: Leads the rebellion in Pentos.
Prince Viserys Targaryen
Ser Jorah Mormont
Magister Illyrio Mopatis
- Irony: She left Westeros in a hurry because she did not want to get involved in its politics. Landing in Pentos leads to her getting semi-drafted into Daenerys' service.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As soon as she woke up and Remembered, she decided to find the fastest way out of Westeros.
- Undying Loyalty: Even when she thinks Daenerys may kill her, she will not reveal any secrets about Robb.
- Damsel in Distress: She wakes up in the bed of Kraznys mo Nakloz, in Astapor, once more a slave.
- Damsel out of Distress: After running around the room in panic, Missandei grabs a knife and gives her master a Slashed Throat.
- Took a Level in Badass: In canon, Missandei was Dany's handmaiden and had no fightning skills. Here she kills her master when he tries to rape her.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Hizdahr's Brains.
Hizdahr zo Loraq
Hizdahr zo Loraq
- Brains and Brawn: The Brains to Daario's Brawn.
- Fate Worse than Death: Played for Laughs. He regards having to co-rule Mereen with Daario as this.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Positive version. He died saving Dany's life, so the former slaves decide to spare him and his family and make them the official rulers of Mereen.
- Reality Ensues: His family was spared was partly out of gratitude and partly out of pragmatism. While they're glad to have their freedom, the former slaves of Mereen know that almost none of them have the necessary education and experience to rule the city. Hizdahr, however, does, and has proven himself to be sympathetic to them and loyal to Dany, making him an ideal co-ruler for Daario. Daario can handle the military, while Hizdahr can handle the actual day-to-day ruling.
The Iron Bank
- Bullying a Dragon: Literally. They send a representative to Daenerys, who then tries to subtly threaten and bully her with what limited information they have. She figuratively rips him to pieces by revealing just how completely uninformed the bank is about the actual situation, and promptly sends him packing, all the way back to his superiors with his tail between his legs.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Their information about the Remembering was so incomplete that they thought backing Cersei Lannister was their best option. Luckily for them, Daenerys was more than happy to explain what was really going on.
- Morally Bankrupt Banker: In a literal sense — the Iron Bank is completely amoral, and see themselves as Above Good and Evil. All they care about is getting their due, so they'll back whichever side is more likely to be in a position to pay off the debts owed to the bank. This is why they were initially willing to back Cersei in the new timeline (as she payed off the Iron Throne's debt in the previous timeline), until Daenerys revealed that Cersei was so hated that the chances of anyone supporting her claim are nil. After that, they threw in their lot with the Targaryens once they learned of Jon's existence, as his claim made him the most likely to win the upcoming scuffle with the Baratheons.
- Spanner in the Works: They're the ones to tell the Baratheons just who Jon Targaryen is, after Robert's new Master of Coin made contact with their local representative to assess the throne's debt to the bank.