By D.G. McCabe
The last two seasons have caused serious shakeups in the roster of characters on Game of Thrones. In order to keep up, here’s an update for power rankings purposes on which characters count for which houses and who we need to drop. Oh and I’m using new clipart this year courtesy openclipart.org (no copyright or broken link concerns this way) – I need to tweak the graphics a bit so that the icons are more accurate, but let me know what you think about the selection generally speaking.
At the Wall and Beyond
The Night’s Watch
Jon, Sam, and all the other guys in the black armor.
Stannis, Melissandre, Shireen, Davos, Stannis’ creepy wife Selyse.
Well, what’s left of them at this point anyway. Mance and Tormund mainly.
The Others/White Walkers
Ice monsters with an army of the undead at their command.
The North and the Vale
Ramsey, Roose, and an assortment of thugs and goons. I would lump the Freys in here too since they are essentially Roose’s minions at this point.
Yara (Asha), Theon/Reek, and Balon Greyjoy.
Littlefinger, Sansa, Robin, and the various lords of the Vale.
In King’s Landing and Dorne
House Lannister of Casterly Rock
Tommen, Cersei, Jaime, Brianne of Tarth (since she’s on a mission for Jaime) and the court of the Iron Throne.
Mace, Margaery, Olenna, Loras, and their various attendants.
All of the Dornish that we haven’t met yet on the show.
Across the Narrow Sea
At this point House Stark is Arya and Bran. Sansa is now squarely in the House Arryn camp, Jon has always counted among the Night’s Watch, and everyone else is dead. Arya will in this season, but it sounds like Bran may not be, thus the placement.
House Lannister in Exile
Tyrion and Varys for now.
This is still Daenerys, members of her court, and her army.
Hizdahr and the other slimy weasels who called Meereen home.
Anyway – two more weeks!
(c) 2015 D.G. McCabe