It’s never a bad time to remind yourself why you love the Game Of Thrones. There’s something for everybody: mystery, deceit, the ladies, the men, the gore and gruesomeness, the good and evil and a tonne of characters to root for and despise.
Waiting for the next book and TV Series seems to be taking forever, so we’ve come up with a big bad list of kickass Game of Thrones posters to help you tide through this unbearable interim. Go ahead and treat yourself!
The Game of Thrones inspired by George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. Three main stories interweave a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others beyond Westeros’ northern border, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the deposed king’s exiled daughter, to assume the Iron Throne.
Eddard Stark, known to his friends as Ned, was the head of House Stark, the Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount and Warden of the North, and Hand of the King to Robert I Baratheon. He was the father of Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon by his wife, Catelyn Tully and to Jon Snow, his illegitimate son by an unknown mother. He is a dedicated husband and father, a loyal friend and an honorable lord. Eddard’s death led to the breakout of war between House Stark and House Lannister.
Daenerys Targaryen, is the only surviving child of King Aerys II Targaryen, who was ousted from the Iron Throne during Robert’s Rebellion.She lived in exile in Essos, until she was sold into marriage by her brother to the Dothraki Khal Drogo; the two gradually fell in love, but she lost her husband and stillborn son to the manipulations of the vengeful maegi Mirri Maz Duur. Her marriage to Drogo and subsequent interaction with the Dothraki people gave her the confidence and strength to lead and the belief in herself as the rightful queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Following the death of her brother Viserys, Daenerys was left as the last Targaryen, and intends to claim the Iron Throne as her birthright.
Jon is the illegitimate son of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell. He was a steward in the Night’s Watch. Serving on the Wall, Jon found a place of acceptance where the circumstances of his birth were of little importance.
Cersei is the widow of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms. She is the daughter of Lord Tywin Lannister, twin sister of Jaime Lannister and elder sister of Tyrion Lannister. She has an incestuous relationship with Jaime, who is secretly the father of her three children, Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen.
Tyrion Lannister is the youngest son of Lord Tywin Lannister and younger brother of Cersei and Jaime Lannister A dwarf, he uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces.
Ser Jaime Lannister is a knight of the Kingsguard, the son of Tywin Lannister, twin brother of Queen Cersei Lannister, and older brother of Tyrion Lannister. Previously he served in the Kingsguard of Aerys II Targaryen and, infamously, he betrayed and killed Aerys during the Sack of King’s Landing, earning him the sobriquet “The Kingslayer”.
Prince Oberyn, known as the Red Viper of Dorne, is the younger brother of Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne, and the late Elia Martell, wife of Rhaegar Targaryen, the late Prince of Dragonstone, and heir to the Iron Throne. Oberyn is well known for his fighting skills, passionate temper, and sexual appetites.
Joffrey ruled the Seven Kingdoms having claimed the Iron Throne after his legal father, King Robert Baratheon, died. However, Joffrey was actually the illegitimate son of the incestuous relationship between Jaime and Cersei. Because of this, his claim to the Iron Throne was challenged by Robert’s younger brother, Stannis Baratheon.
Arya is the younger daughter of Ned Stark and his wife Catelyn Stark. She is headstrong, fiercely independent, disdains traditional women’s pursuits, and thus is often mistaken for a boy.
Hodor is a simpleminded servant of House of Stark at Winterfell working in the stables. He aids Bran Stark’s mobility after he sustains a paralyzing injury when falling from a tower by carrying him from place to place, in his arms, in a basket on his back, and in a wheelbarrow.
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, one of its richest and most powerful families and oldest dynasties. The major characters Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion and the recurring characters Tywin, Kevan, and Lancel are members of the house
House Arryn is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It has ruled over the Vale of Arryn for millennia, originally as the Kings of the Mountain and Vale and more recently as Lords Paramount of the Vale and Wardens of the East under the Targaryen kings and King Robert Baratheon.
House Targaryen is a noble family of Valyrian descent that escaped the Doom. They lived for centuries on the island of Dragonstone until Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters rode their dragons in the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. House Targaryen ruled as the Kings on the Iron Throne and the Great House of the crownlands for nearly 300 years, until their ouster in Robert’s Rebellion.
House Stark of Winterfell is an exiled Great House of Westeros, ruling over the vast region known as the North from their seat in Winterfell. It is by far one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years. The head of the house is the Lord of Winterfell. Before the Targaryen Conquest, the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the Kings in the North.
House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Iron Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the Seastone Chair in the castle of Pyke on the island of the same name. The head of the family is traditionally known as the Lord Reaper of Pyke.
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