Top 10 Characters We Hate the Most in Game of Thrones

By Korir Isaac / April 16, 2019

Game of Thrones is back! The season finale of a TV series that’s glued us to our screens since it premiered in 2011. The first episode aired on April 14 and fans across the globe had been holding their breaths after a close to two years of waiting.

Although the one week wait between the episodes seems like an eternity, we have no alternative but to watch, not with the countless spoilers going viral on the internet taking the fun out of your 2-year long anticipation.

Nonetheless, as the craze goes on, I thought I could refresh your memory and look back at the most hated characters in the series since the first season. These are the characters that made me wish they be executed mercilessly; no kidding!

  1. Joffrey Baratheon


No offense Jack Gleeson, I hated you so much that I celebrated when you were eventually poisoned. One word described this king, a sociopath.

Joffrey Baratheon styled as Joffrey of Houses Baratheon and Lannister, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First MenLord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm was one hell of a character that pissed off the masses watching G.O.T.

He was a coward, a murderer (not in the way of surviving the wars but out of cowardice) infanticide, and an insolent, petulant little delinquent.

Joffrey Baratheon ordered the deaths of Robert’s infants so that there would be no one to challenge him. Half his time was spent hitting women or ordering others to hit them for him. Who does that? He also shoots others with his bow and arrow for fun!

Thank you for dying, and I sincerely thank those who killed him for escaping without being caught. That was a well-deserved death.

  1. Ramsay Snow (Bolton)

Iwan Rheon, the actor portraying Ramsay Bolton or Ramsay Snow was so good in Game of Thrones that I actually thought he is that evil in real life. He had the meanest looks and his sadistic brand of evil surpasses any other in the entire world.

I rarely get sentimental when I am watching a show but damn, I surely felt for Theon Greyjoy who suffered in the hands of Ramsay Bolton to an unimaginable extent. He does torture Greyjoy with glee, and in an unpleasant way. Apart from peeling his fingernails, he robbed poor Greyjoy’s nuts. He broke him so much that Theon Greyjoy transforms into a coward that we unknowingly knew we would hate.

He solidified his status as the most hated character, probably worse than Joffrey for some, by raping after raping Sansa Stark following their marriage. Well, what better way to end such a character than being handed a taste of his own medicine? Ramsay was eaten alive by his hounds.

  1. Cersei Lannister

Something about how Cersei Lannister, played by the phenomenal Lena Headey even in the first season of the series hints that she is not only evil but a despicable mastermind of some sort that we have to stomach for a damn long time.

There was a time I thought I’d see the end of her, but no! The cunning mother had her revenge in the deadliest way possible. To evade her trial, Cersei Lannister has the Great Sept of Baelor destroyed by wildfire shortly after the trial of Ser Loras Tyrell.

The wildfire wipes the main branch of House Tyrell, with the exception of Olenna Tyrell, as well as the High Sparrow, the High Septon of the Faith of the Seven; Ser Kevan Lannister, most of the members of the Royal Court; and the entirety of the Small Council save for Qyburn.

Even her murderous actions make little King Tommen I to kill himself by jumping out the window. Interestingly, she isn’t dead yet.

  1. Petyr Baelish (Little Finger)

This character is played by Aidan Gillen, and as the fans of the show know, he betrayed Ned Stark in season 1 and the events that follow show that he is a spy looking out for his own interests. He has no qualms about betraying anyone, and he lies so well that he makes you think twice about your closest friends.

Although we also hate Varys, he can’t be likened to Little Finger who befriends several characters only to have or see them get executed. I wonder what would have happened if Bran hadn’t revealed his true nature to Sansa and having “the girl with no name” slice his throat without chills.

  1. Walder Frey

This old man is unlikable. You wouldn’t wish to have a grandfather like him. As the Lord of the Crossing, he is rude, ignorant, and a murderer not forgetting how dirty he could get. The character is played by David Bradley.

As much as you can dislike him for his lifestyle, it was his treachery in The Rains of Castamere commonly known as The Red Wedding, that highlighted how much we hated him. This is the episode where the starks were invited only to meet their end. Walder Frey shows no concern when Catelyn Stark takes his wife’s life claiming he can always find another bride.

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  1. Roose Bolton

Roose Bolton was another character we all hated particularly in the same scene where Walda has the Starks killed. He stood by Robb Stark but in the end, has him, his wife and unborn child be mercilessly murdered. He was the one who plunged a dagger into Robb’s heart, which is why when Ramsay Bolton daggered him in the stomach and let Walda be feasted upon by the dogs, we were thrilled.

  1. Grand Maester Pycelle

He is loathsome, simply because of his pathetic nature. Although he is supposed to be loyal to the sitting king, he had a huge role in the downfall of House Targaryen, seeing as how he was the one who convinced Aerys to let Tywin’s men into King’s Landing. His actions resulted in the sacking of the city as well as all of the horrors that followed.

  1. Craster

Robert Pugh’s character, Craster in Game of Thrones was highly despicable. We were all horrified to realize that his sins are far more egregious. He was busy making a habit of loathsome incest with his daughter. Craster would sleep with his daughters who bore him a stable of sister-daughter-wives. Luckily, he too finds justice by facing the sword, however though, how does George R.R. Martin manage to keep topping himself when it comes to creating terrible people?

  1. Alliser Thorne

At first, I liked him because he was a Night’s Watch officer, you know, those who kept White Walkers at bay. But this Owen Teale character chose to hate Jon Snow, and this was about the same time I also began hating him. Before you judge, come on, he had our favorite character Snow assassinated, led by that little brat; Olly. Couldn’t George R. R. Martin make Olly a sweet little kid in the Night’s Watch?

  1. Visyrs Targaryen

I didn’t like Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd character; Visyrs Targaryen in Game of Thrones one bit. Remember how he addressed his sister, Khal Drogo’s wife, the Mother of the Dragons, the queen, the beloved Khaleesi; Daenerys Targaryen saying?

He said, “I would let his whole tribe f*ck you-all forty thousand men, and their horses too if that’s what it took to take Westeros.”

Yeah, well, aside from his nature of Pimping, war-mongering, murder threats, and incestuous molestation, he was just another Joffrey Baratheon.

That is my list, of course, there are other characters you hate in Game of Thrones that I don’t. For instance, Melisandre, well, she brought Jon Snow back; Olly, who was the first to drive a dagger through Jon Snow’s heart – well, he wasn’t thinking beyond his nose, Stannis Baratheon and Tywin Lannister, oh I hated these ones too. Even Varys.

About Korir Isaac

A creative, tenacious, and passionate journalist with impeccable ethics and a nose for anticipated and spontaneous news. He may not say it, but he sure can make one hell of a story.

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