The Worst Game of Thrones Villains and How They Ruined Westeros

Villains are the spice of any story. These dark characters, capable of the most terrible and bizarre acts, exist to contrast with the light of the heroes who will save the day.

In the Game of Thrones series, there are relatively few people who fit the description of a hero still alive. The vast majority of characters are evil or morally ambiguous, but some are good. For example, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are both good guys.

Check out our top 10 worst Game of Thrones villains and remember: the night is dark and full of spoilers (and so is this article).

10. High Sparrow

He only appeared a season ago but his mark has already been set in the history of the series. The humble religious who walks barefoot on the dirty streets of King’s Landing and feeds the poor is the same man who turned out to be a dangerous fanatic with an eye for power.

If his moral conduct is not the same as his, you could be locked in a cell until you cruelly confess your sins. Ask Margaery what she thinks! Not even being queen escaped. And who forgets Cersei’s punishment and the walk of shame?

The High Sparrow doesn’t answer to anyone but the gods, as he claims. Who can stop this religious villain from stealing the throne?

UPDATE: The High Sparrow died in the Great Sept of Baelor in an explosion that destroyed everyone inside. It was Cersei Lannister who planned and carried out this master plan, taking terrible revenge on the religious.

09. Mountain

Gregor Clegane, better known as The Mountain, has a trail of blood following him wherever he goes. Even before the series began, Mountain had already raped and killed Elia Martell, the princess wife of Rhaegar Targaryen, and cruelly murdered her children, one of them a baby.

In season four, at Tyrion’s Trial, Cersei chooses Mountain as her champion for trial by combat. Tyrion’s champion, Oberyn Martell, fights the monster that killed his sister and nephews and becomes a victim at its hands, in one of the most gruesome scenes in Game of Thrones.

08. Melisandre

Many fans may be seeing Melisandre with new eyes for her actions in the current season. But one must not forget what this priestess of the god R’hllor did in her name and for Stannis Baratheon.

Known for her powers of seduction and manipulation, this was the witch who gave birth to a demonic shadow that murdered Renly Baratheon. But nothing was crueler than the sacrifice of Shireen Baratheon, the daughter of Stannis, burning the child alive at the stake as an offering to the Lord of Light, in exchange for her father’s victory on the battlefield.

Her magical powers and her evil spirit make her one of the most dangerous villains in this fantastical saga.

07. Roose Bolton

Who would have thought that the leader of a Northern House that prides itself on flaying its enemies would appear on this list? Roose Bolton had his apogee of evil when he secretly joined the Lannisters, becoming the author of the famous “Red Wedding” line: “The Lannisters send their regards” while stabbing Robb Stark in the heart.

He betrayed his King in the North to become the Warden of the North, thus demonstrating nothing to his ambition. A cold-blooded, calculating man who could only father one of the most infamous on this list.

And by the way, rest in peace Roose! It was very ironic when Ramsay Bolton killed his father the same way he killed Robb Stark.

There is hardly a greater cowardly traitor than Roose Bolton, except, well… our number 6.

6. Walder Frey

Raise your hand if you can hear “Rains of Castamere” without getting a shiver down your spine.

A human being truly devoid of empathy and who only cares about his interests and pride. Frey went mad when Robb failed to fulfill his promise to marry one of his daughters and made him pay dearly for it. Robb Stark met his end together with his mother, pregnant wife and other supporters of the King in the North at Walder Frey’s house, in a real bloodbath that was called the “Red Wedding”.

This traitor has a habit of marrying very young girls, one of whom married him when he was 8 years old. Frey is still the father of 100 children.

UPDATE: Walder Frey met his bloody end at the hands of Arya Stark, newcomer from Braavos and her journey in the assassin order. The young Stark thus crossed out another name from her long list of future victims…

05. Cersei Lannister

A master of manipulation and malice, Cersei is a strategist of the worst acts without getting her hands dirty. It was she who orchestrated the death of King Robert Baratheon, her husband, and then encouraged the slaughter of all his bastards.

After the death of her son Joffrey, she believed that it was Tyrion who killed him and tried at all costs to have her younger brother sentenced to death. Already her twin brother and love of her life – Jamie – she ordered to search and kill Sansa and Arya Stark.

Cersei only believes in power and has always aspired to it, not stopping at any obstacle to fulfill her wishes. The villain tried to use the High Sparrow and his faithful to control the kingdom and not let herself be overtaken by the new queen, Margaery, but the Sparrows were informed of her crimes against the faith and Cersei was humiliated in a cell and the walk of shame.

In season six we saw her descent into madness and her atonement did nothing to demolish her spirit. Cersei Lannister came out with renewed strength and her desire for revenge stronger than ever. For that very reason, she masterfully planned the destruction of the High Sparrow and all of his followers at the end of season 6.

04. Petyr Baelish

Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb fail and can never try again. The fall breaks them. Others have the opportunity to go up, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. illusions. Only the climb is real. Climbing is all there is”

Petyr Baelish, the great manipulator of Westeros, is conspiratorial in everything he does and says. He desires absolute power, dreams of the Iron Throne, and wants to achieve his goals by any means necessary. His weapon is information, being a double agent for a long time, in order to play with everything and everyone for his own personal gain.

A traitor on countless occasions (as Ned Stark and Joffrey Baratheon well know), Littlefinger isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when he needs to, as he did when he pushed Lysa Arryn to her death.

Nothing seems to stop his climb and we’ll see if this villain achieves the dominance of Westeros he’s dreamed of.

03. Joffrey Baratheon

The character that everyone wanted to see dead was the incarnation of terror.

Hated like few others, Joffrey Baratheon was absolutely sadistic and loved to torture anyone, being solely controlled by his mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion. It was he who ordered the death of Ned Stark and tortured his fiancée Sansa Stark for several seasons, even using her dead father’s head to torment the girl.

The king loved violence and used prostitutes to practice his misdeeds, even killing Ros with his crossbow. His perverted and depraved ways were legendary in Westeros and fans of the series couldn’t wait for Joffrey to meet the flames of Hell.

To the world’s delight, Joffrey was murdered at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, dying of poison and starting Cersei’s madness.

02. The Night King

He doesn’t speak, but the terror he unleashed in one of the most memorable episodes of season five made everyone forget about political intrigue and open their eyes to the real danger in Westeros.

How many times have you heard Northerners on Game of Thrones saying “Winter is coming”? No one is free from this terror that comes from the ice. The Night King leads a gigantic army of demons like himself who are capable of raising the dead. Have you seen what a nightmare it is, in a battle, they kill humans and after death they make them your soldiers?

We still don’t know much about these evil beings, but their terror potential makes anyone tremble, whether in a poor peasant’s hut or in the king’s iron training. Humanity is all at risk with the Night King.

01. Ramsay Bolton

We’ve come to the sickest villain in the entire Game of Thrones saga and there are no words to describe him.

Even for a series like this, Ramsay belongs to a level of insanity never seen before. Roose Bolton’s bastard, tortured Theon Greyjoy physically and mentally, even to the point of forcing him to forget who he was and respond solely as his servant “Steek”. And, as everyone knows, he cut off the penis of the heir to House Greyjoy…

When Ramsay came on the scene, we learn that his hobby was hunting women with his trained-to-kill dogs, in the company of his equally sadistic girlfriend. Last season, the heir to House Bolton married Sansa Stark and on their wedding night he violently raped the young woman and forced Theon “Fedor” Greyjoy to watch the cruel act.

In Episode 2 of Season 6, we saw Ramsay stab his father when he learned that his wife, Lady Walda, had given birth to an heir. The insane villain continued his bloodbath by throwing the stepmother and her newborn baby brother to the dogs, much to Ramsay’s delight.

In what became the series’ most popular episode ever – “Battle of the Bastards” – Ramsay, Lord of Winterfell at the time, faced Jon Snow on the battlefield. The most dangerous man in Westeros lost the battle and was captured by Snow and his army.

In the end, Sansa Stark got her revenge perfectly and made Ramsay dog ​​food for her rabid, hungry dogs.