The women in Game of Thrones don't live in a perfect world, 
but there are strong representations of characters who survive 
and thrive. If that isn't interesting to female viewers, 
then I'm not sure what is, writes Sheilagh O'Brien.

Feminist, racist, misogynist; there are lots of words that are about Game of Thrones female characters. But we must say, George R.R. Martin, portraits every female character so adequately, that they have become the game changer and protagonist characters of this great novel. Here are the top of them and some facts in novels about them.

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  1. Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, 
the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi 
of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

Daenerys Targaryen, a widow, a mother, a ruling queen. She is the no.1 because of her development of characters. Her transformation from a slave of her brother to the ruler of Westeros fuels her endeavor and abilities to be the No.1 in the list.


The novels describe her as stunning beautiful 13 years old child with silver hair and purple colored eyes. She spends much of her journey as bald in the novel. She became bald because of walking in the Drago’s funeral fire. But except these, there are not too many contrasts of contradictions of her character in tv series. Her great army and dragons dominate her lack of self-awareness and conviction, make her great ruling queen.

  1. Cersei Lannister

Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen 
of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms



Cersei has inherited the title of chief villain by her courage in spades and her less sympathetic actions and bad-ass characterizations. There are not so many differences between book Cersei and TV series Cersei except in movie she is little softened. Though she has influences in every political consequence in Westeros, but she is not that smart. She only Fantasizes about an intellectual and political person like her father. And ends up with desperate jealous.

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Written Jul 6, 2016

Cersei is so desperate and thirsty for power because since
childhood she has learned that power is the most important 
thing in the world.She grew up idolizing her father and 
believing that she can be as smart , intelligent, fierce, 
brave, and skilled fighter like her father. To top it all, 
she was gifted with an unmatched beauty, fit only for 
queens. And here lies the tragedy of Cersei Lannister. She 
was not allowed to learn fighting because that’s not something 
high born ladieswere supposed to do. Her father never sat with 
her to teach the complexities of politics and how to rule and 
lead. But he always told her that she will be a Queen. For him 
she was a precious gem who wouldone day be placed in a crown 
and further glorify his house name. Cersei grew up without 
learning any skills but with belief that she will indeed rule 
the seven kingdoms one day. That she was meant to rule and sit 
on the throne as her destiny. She had no actual skills but her 
fierceness and a belief that because she was born as a daughter 
to Tywin Lannister she imbibed all of his political intellect 
and persona. She feels that she is entitled to this power and 
others are obligated to obey and follow her. Not much different 
from Dany, if you think about it.

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  1. Lady Olenna

"The Queen of Thorns"

Lady Olenna is described in the books as elderly stereotype matriarch, in her sixties with stinking breathe, half-deaf and no teeth. But, she is the most cunning women character to reflect the power that years of experience and wisdom can bring. That make her the fiercest women in Westeros. Her only intention is to protect her family members using intrigue and manipulation in politics.


She is the second best in the list because, both the novels and the tv series are diverse for the inclusion of Queen of Thorns, Lady Olenna of House of Tyrell.

  1. Melisandre

Melisandre is a city called Assha which is located to the East of Essos in novels. Later she became a priestess of the Red God, the character went by the name of Melony, and was sold to the Red Temple as a slave.


She is in the top five because of her mysterious characteristics. Between Robert, Stannis, Dany and John Snow She is the messiah to be a viable twisted political figure. Why did she give up ‘Being Young’? Is the psychological crisis after losing Stannis? The episode’s director appears to have partially confirmed this.

"She’s questioning her power and ability to prosthelytize," 
Podeswa told EW. "She’s at her lowest point, looking at the 
mirror and her true self. It’s a sign of her frailty. You’re 
seeing her at her most vulnerable moment.”

Melisandre show is a cold-blooded killer and fanatic. The book Melisandre is fanatic but she does things like think about others feelings, protect Davos’s youngest son because she feels Davos is Stannis’s most trusted ally and Davos has lost too many sons already.

  1. Lady Sansa

Sansa stark; she is in top five because through the series she has not only endured, but grown smarter, stronger, and learned how to play the game. Yes, her life with evil Joffrey and demon Ramsey make her strong and we can see that in the Battle of Bastards.


The episode ends with Sansa finally getting her revenge on Ramsay by releasing his demonic hounds. She stares and watches as they tear Ramsey’s flesh apart and eat him alive. Sansa’s back at it in Winterfell, better than ever. Her development in character makes her fan favorite.


  1. Well, I love all those characters in the game of thrones especially melisandre. I like the things like how black magic works and all so i am more attracted to that character. But after her Lady Sansa is one of my favourite beacuse of her beauty and improving her abilities through out the journey.


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