Can You Identify the "Game of Thrones" Character from a One Sentence Description?


By: Jouviane Alexandre

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The TV show we've come to know and love as "Game of Thrones" was adapted from George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series. And although the show doesn't follow the books exactly, it's still exciting enough to keep us coming back, even though we have to wait a year (or sometimes more) for the next season to air. Are you enough of a fan of the books and the show to name these characters from a single sentence description? Take this fun quiz to find out!

Over the years, we've fallen in love with characters like Arya Stark and Tyrion Lannister. We've come to hate people like Little Finger (may his soul not rest in peace) and Ramsay Bolton, and we've even come to admire characters we may not necessarily like, like Cersei Lannister and her better half, Jaime Lannister. Can you name all the Lannisters, Starks, Sand Snakes, Tyrells, and Targaryens from a hint? Let's find out!

If you think you've got what it takes to ace one of the most fun, yet challenging "Game of Thrones" character quizzes on the internet, this is for you. Let's get started to see if you measure up with the best of them. 

Bastard turned Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

At the commencement of "Game of Thrones," we are introduced to Jon Snow as Ned Stark's bastard son. After his leadership and bravery, he is named Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.


She never needed a needle like Sansa’s.

While Sansa is very efficient with a sewing needle, it is obvious that Arya doesn't have the same interests. Rather, she wants to learn how to fight, and before leaving for the Night's Watch, Jon gifts her with her own thin sword which she names Needle.


She was shamed through the streets of King’s Landing.

When Cersei was arrested by the High Sparrow, she was forced to walk through the streets and back to King's Landing in the nude.


He betrayed the Starks. Big time!

When he was younger, Theon Greyjoywas sent to Winterfell as a ward of the Stark family. Although he was very close to them, he ultimately betrayed them for his father and took over Winterfell.


He went from a steel sword to a golden hand.

When Jamie Lannister is kept prisoner, Locke, a member of House Bolton, cuts off Jamie's sword hand and forces him to wear it wrapped around his neck. When Jamie returns to King's Landing, they make him a new hand out of Valyrian Steel.


The climber who lost the use of his legs.

In the very first episode of the series, we learn that Bran enjoys climbing up the walls at Winterfell. When he catches Jamie and Cersei together, Jamie pushes him off the building and Bran is left paralyzed.


Check his hands because he might have a "Littlefinger."

Petyr Baelish works at King's Landing, but his influence seems to be everywhere. Cunning and conniving, he plots so he'll be left with one thing - power.


Fortunately for him, fingers don't make the man.

Davos Seaworth used to be a smuggler and brought items to Stannis Baratheon. Although he was made a member of Stannis' court, he was punished for his years as a smuggler by losing the tips of his fingers.


Jon Snow's most trusted companion.

Samwell Tarly was forced into joining the Night's Watch by his father. There he meets Jon Snow and the two become great friends.


Queen of the Andals, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

Daenerys Targaryen was one of the children of the Mad King, Aerys. After he was overthrown and Robert Baratheon became king, she fled alongside her brother before vowing to claim her rightful place on the throne.


Hold the door!

Hodor works at Winterfell as a stable boy and only has the ability to say his 'name' - Hodor. It is later revealed that his name came from a traumatic experience and the words "Hold the door."


Tyrion is forever in his debt.

A great fighter, Bronn initially comes to Tyrion's rescue when the Lannister needs to escape from Lysa Tully and the Vale. Bronn fights and kills a soldier and Tyrion is set free.


The king of the North!

When Ned is executed by Joffrey, Winterfell and the North are prepared to take King's Landing in revenge. They all declare Robb Stark their king of the North.


He had an uncle who was his father.

Joffrey Baratheon was a product of incest between his mother, Cersei, and her brother, Jamie. Joffrey was thought to be the son of the king, Robert Baratheon, but he was not.


He loved wine and Lyanna Stark.

King Robert Baratheon definitely loved his wine, but not so much his wife. Robert was in love with Eddard (Ned) Stark's sister, Lyanna, who died in childbirth.


His ponytail illustrates his success and strength.

Drogo is introduced in the series as a "Khal," a leader of the Dothraki people. In their culture, a soldier allows his hair to grow until it is cut off by that of his opponent in defeat.


He's Unsullied.

When Daenerys takes control of the Unsullied army, she places Grey Worm in charge of the soldiers. As she gathers more followers, Grey Worm becomes the leader of her army.


He became dog food.

Ramsay Bolton was born a bastard but was legitimized at the word of his father, Roose Bolton. After his actions against the Starks, he was put in a cage with his dogs and was eaten.


The original Lord of Winterfell when the story begins.

At the beginning of the series, we are introduced to Eddard "Ned" Stark, Lord of Winterfell and close friends of the King, Robert Baratheon.


This "bear's" allegiance drifted from Baratheon to Targaryen.

Jorah Mormont was originally sent to spy on Daenerys by Varys for the Baratheon's. Looking for a royal pardon, he soon falls in love with Daenerys and pledges allegiance to her.


She was queen to two Baratheon brothers.

After Sansa is no longer chosen to be Joffrey's queen, Margaery Tyrell is chosen. When Joffrey dies soon after their marriage, she then weds his younger brother, Tommen.


Watch out for this fighter, known as the Hound.

Not to be confused with his brother Gregor Clegane, Sandor Clegane was often referred to as the Hound. This brother, Gregor was often called the Mountain. Sandor has a scar along his face that was given to him by his brother in their youth.


Valar Morghulis.

When Arya is on her own after escaping King's Landing, she meets Jaqen H'ghar, the faceless man, or man with many faces. He often tells her the statement, "Valar Morghulis," meaning "All men must die."


The Lady of Winterfell.

Catelyn Stark was originally supposed to marry Brandon Stark, Eddard's brother. When he was murdered by the Mad King, Catelyn married Eddard, commonly called Ned.


The first woman in a Kingsguard.

When Brienne pledges allegiance to Renly Baratheon, she wants to be a part of his Kingsguard. When she defeats his soldiers, as well as Loras Tyrell, she is knighted and appointed.


She brought shame to Cersei.

When Cersei was arrested and punished, she was forced to walk through the streets naked. Septa Unella walked closely behind her chanting, "Shame! Shame! Shame!"


"You know nothing, Jon Snow."

Jon Snow met Ygritte when he went beyond the wall during his time at the Night's Watch. Ygritte was a part of the 'free folk,' and the two shared a relationship before the Wildlings began attacking nearby towns.


Her love of Joffrey turned to hate.

At the beginning of the series, Sansa is thrilled that she is betrothed to Joffrey. After Joffrey orders the execution of her father, her feelings understandably change.


Tyrion's shy squire turned brave and loyal.

Podrick is first introduced as Tyrion's squire. When Tyrion is almost killed, Pod comes to his rescue. He then becomes a squire for Brienne of Tarth and proves himself very capable.


Speaker of 19 languages and Daenerys' advisor.

After being freed as a slave, Missandei works for Daenerys Targaryen. It is revealed that she speaks many languages, 19 to be exact.


He has little birds that whisper in his ears.

Varys works as a eunuch in Westeros and brings bits of information from around the world to King's Landing. He has many people, children and adults, working as spies for him to feed him information.


The Lord of Light gives her visions.

Lady Melisandre is originally introduced as a priestess working for Stannis Baratheon. She is said to receive visions in fire from the Lord of Light.


Richest man in Westeros.

Many times throughout the series, it is said that the Kingdom would fall through the cracks without the money of the Lannisters, the richest family in Westeros, headed by Tywin Lannister.


The Lannister who always pays his debts.

The Lannister family has the mantra that "A Lannister always pays his debts." Tyrion is the only one who seems to take this seriously and quotes it numerous times throughout the series.


Robert Baratheon's legal successor.

When Ned finds out that Joffrey is not Robert's son, he realizes that Stannis Baratheon is the next legal successor because he is the King's oldest brother.


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