The Fiercest Game of Thrones Character Bracket

We at Mad Bracket Status are obsessed with Game of Thrones. We watch the show. We play the games. One of us has even read the books. The point is, we're hooked. We have even covered the show in the past in bracket form. About a year ago we ran the Hottest Game of Thrones Character bracket and it was a huge success. We got a lot of good feedback from you guys and ultimately Oberyn Martell was voted the victor. So naturally, since Game of Thrones is back in the picture, let's do that again!



This time we are going to focus on the individual character's fierceness. I know what you're thinking. It's either "Wow that's a great idea. The show is filled with so many fierce characters. I can't wait." or it's "What do you mean by fierce?" Well thank you so much person 1, and person 2 we can help. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines fierce as "very violent : eager to fight or kill : having or showing a lot of strong emotion : very strong or intense" and UrbanDictionary.com defines it as "A term that gay men used in the late 1990s and early 2000s to describe absolutely everything that was of exceptional quality."

Now that you know that, is there a show more fierce than Game of Thrones? We posit that there is not. Characters are violent and show lots of emotion. They are also incredibly strong; emotionally and physically. The burdens, for example, that Arya has to endure and the weights that the Mountain has to lift demonstrate that they are incredibly fierce characters. So we have compiled a list of what are, in our opinion, the 32 fiercest. And yes, we included Ghost.

We seeded the bracket by the amount of screen time each character had over the course of the four previous seasons. While we would like to say that we painstakingly watched 40 hours of television, pen in hand, documenting to the second the specific composition of every episode, we cannot. We did however find someone who did. User StannnisEndGame did the work for us and compiled that very list. Bravo to StannisEndGame. We love you. Internally, we decided which 32 to consider, making some hard cuts (sorry Brynden Tully) and we complied and seeded the bracket that sits before you. Here are the first round match ups.

1 Tyrion Lannister vs 32 Ghost
2 Jon Snow vs 31 Ilyn Payne
3 Daenerys Targaryen vs 30 Karl Tanner
4 Arya Stark vs 29 Jaqen H'ghar
5 Cersei Lannister vs 28 Gregor Clegane
6 Jamie Lannister vs 27 Yara Greyjoy
7 Ned Stark vs 26 Daario Naharis
8 Catelyn Stark vs 25 Tormound Giantsbane
9 Robb Stark vs 24 Roose Bolton
10 Tywin Lannister vs 23 Olenna Tyrell
11 Petry Baelish vs 22 Khal Drogo
12 Sandor Clegane vs 21 Ramsay Snow
13 Joffrey Baratheon vs 20 Robert Baratheon
14 Varys vs 19 Oberyn Martell
15 Brienne of Tarth vs 18 Melisandre
16 Ygritte vs 17 Stannis Baratheon


You can vote on the first round here. You can review the entire bracket here. Keep up with the results by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Listen to our most recent podcast featuring our analysis of the bracket at the bottom of this page. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. Now get out there and vote.

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About Matt Kelly

Matthew Nando Kelly is an incredibly cool and handsome staff writer for Pop-Break who was allowed to write his own bio. Aside from weekly Flash reviews, he writes about film, television, music, and video games. He loves U2, cats, and the New Orleans Saints. His twitter handle is @NationofNando