HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones has dozens of characters, each unique in their own ways. There are some characters we love and admire, some that we hate and love at the same time, and some that we love to hate. The most hated GOT characters are the scumbags, sociopaths, cowards, liars, or awfully evil ones responsible for the death of a fan-favorite character.
Ranked: The most hated GOT characters
Here we take a look at the most hated GOT characters in the world of Westeros. The ranking is subjective, so your list might be different from mine. But I’m sure both our lists will share at least five characters. Who’s on your list? You can let me know in the comments below.
10- Roose Bolton
House Bolton has been flaying people for centuries. In the beginning, Roose Bolton appeared loyal to Robb Stark in his war against the Lannisters. But Roose changed his allegiances when Tywin Lannister offered him gold and glory. Bolton conspired with Walder Frey to destroy House Stark. His betrayal unfolded in the Red Wedding, when he stabbed a dagger through the heart of the King in the North. He died in a similar fashion, stabbed by his own bastard son.
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9- Meryn Trant
Ser Meryn Trant was a member of the Kingsguard. He had no hesitation beating Sansa Stark at the orders of King Joffrey Baratheon. As a knight, he was sworn to defend the weak and the innocent, but Meryn Trant doesn’t much care about that when his king orders him to do something. It was only fitting that the pedophile was killed by Arya Stark in a Braavosi brothel.
8- Euron Greyjoy
Euron Greyjoy is one of the best naval commanders in the world. He is the only living person in Game of Thrones to have killed a dragon. Euron killed his elder brother to forcefully take control of the Iron Islands. He is one of the very few people in this list still alive in the show (until Season 8 Episode 4). If he shows more of his monstrous side in the coming episodes, he could jump up the rankings.
He also appears to be a bit stupid. Cersei told him that she was pregnant with his child. The father is Jaime or it’s possible that Cersei has been faking the pregnancy all along. But Euron fails to connect the dots when Tyrion talks about Cersei’s pregnancy.
7- Alliser Thorne
Who in the world hates Jon Snow for no reason at all? Ser Alliser Thorne does. He is unpleasant, shortsighted, and a jerk. Thorne is honest when it comes to his duties as a brother of the Night’s Watch. But he conspired with others to kill Jon Snow by plunging daggers into his heart. Alliser Thorne died for betraying Jon.
6- Grand Maester Pycelle
It’s clear that the cunning Grand Maester is loyal to House Lannister instead of the throne. He convinced the Mad King Aerys Targaryen to let Tywin Lannister’s army into King’s Landing. He also had a role in the death of Jon Arryn. Grand Maester Pycelle is one of the most loathsome GOT characters.
5- Ellaria Sand
Ellaria Sand was the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne. Following Oberyn’s death at the hands of The Mountain in a trial by combat, she turns into a vicious woman who wants revenge at all costs. When Doran Martell refuses to go to war with the Lannisters, Ellaria and her Sand snakes murder Myrcella, Prince Doran, and Prince Trystane Martell.
4- Cersei Lannister
Power is power. And Cersei will do anything for power and her children. She is a victim of circumstances, but she is far more than that. Fans are desperately waiting to see how Cersei would die. Her brutal choices and power moves have killed thousands of innocents. She used wildfire to destroy the Sept of Baelor. While some admire her, she is undoubtedly one of the most hated GOT characters.
3- Lysa Arryn
While Cersei has some admirers, Lysa Arryn has none. Some people do pity her for the way she is. She has had many failed pregnancies before she gave birth to Robin Arryn. Prior to her marriage with Jon Arryn, she became pregnant with Littlefinger, and her father forced her to abort the pregnancy. She conspired with Littlefinger to kill her husband and then turn the Starks against the Lannisters.
2- Ramsey Bolton
Ramsey is a vicious, cruel, and cunning psychopath. Above all, he is an artist who has mastered the art of finding new ways to torture and kill people. And he enjoys the game. Viewers didn’t hate him all that much when he would hunt down people for sport or even when he cut up Theon Greyjoy. We saw more of his sadistic evil character when tortured and raped his “beloved wife” Sansa.
1- Joffrey Baratheon
If there is any Game of Thrones character hated more than Ramsey Bolton, it’s King Joffrey Baratheon. He is narcissistic, cruel, liar, and a coward. He humiliated Sansa Stark in the throne room, killed prostitutes, and enjoyed cruelty even more than Ramsey Bolton. He died a horrible death, but viewers enjoyed seeing him die.