11 LGBTQ Characters Who Played the 'Game of Thrones'
11 LGBT Characters Who Played the ‘Game of Thrones’
In the mystical land of Westeros, they’ve got everything — dragons, White Walkers, and a whole lot of gays. To celebrate the return of the HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, here is a review of 11 of its best and worst LGBT characters as well as their chances of seizing the Iron Throne.
*LGBTQIA labels do not exist in Westeros, so identities have been applied based on storylines.
1. Yara Greyjoy
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: Hopeful. Although her marriage proposal to the Queen of Dragons didn’t pan out, their partnership in crossing the narrow sea may lead to new possibilities in Westeros.
2. Brienne of Tarth
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: Everyone’s favorite knight has no interest in being ladylike and no interest in the throne either. But we wouldn’t be so sorry if the not-so-gentle giantess was in power.
3. Arya Stark
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: With the ability to physically shift between man and woman, plus a deep vengeful streak, the young Stark may be the one person to take down Queen Cersei and snatch up Westeros in the process.
4. Daenerys Targaryen
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: With her many boy toys and a budding flirtation with lesbian queen Yara Greyjoy, the Unburnt Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Queen of the Andals, and Head of House Targaryen is breaking chains and hearts. Many would argue that this season she may take the Iron Throne with dragons and Yara by her side.
5. Oberyn Martell
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: None. The Viper faced a brutal end when the Mountain crushed his face into smithereens.
6. Renly Baratheon
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: Not happening, ever since a freshly born shadow monster took his life and claim to the throne.
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: He held the door too long. By the way, Kristian Nairn, who played the beloved protector, is gay.
8. Ellaria Sand
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: Unlikely — yes, she has seized control of Dorne, but poisoning Jaime and Cersei’s bastard daughter will likely bring more war than victory upon her house.
9. Loras Tyrell
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: As he was mutilated and blown to pieces in King's Landing, the most persecuted character’s only chance of making it back to the Iron Throne is as a ghost.
10. Lord Varys
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: Likely. The king of scheming, with eyes, ears, and spies in every house, the eunuch knows everyone’s secrets, and which to manipulate into his own power. He has said that neither men nor women have powers of persuasion over him.
Likelihood of Sitting on the Iron Throne: While Littlefinger’s sex worker and spy might have had some noteworthy connections to Loras Tyrell and the Martells, it’s unclear if Oliver is dead, alive, or something in between.