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Game of Thrones is popular because it’s well-written and well-acted. If no conflict existed between some of the characters, it would be boring and we’d soon lose interest. In fact, we’d change the channel in search of a decent conflict we can wrap our emotions around.
That said, here’s a look at the Game of Thrones characters we all love to hate.
Known as “The Beggar King,” Viserys, played by actor Harry Lloyd, is the consummate dick among men. He’s a controlling, manipulative alpha male who will use anyone and anything to get his way.
If you look up “narcissist” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Viserys. Not only does he act like he’s already the king, he’s frightfully abusive to his sister, fondling and groping her in the first season as well as verbally abusing her at every turn.
He met a fitting death at the hands of Khal Drogo; called a Golden Crown, he had melted gold poured over his head!
The Crown Prince of the Seven Kingdoms, this piece ‘o shit is the dude who killed all the Starks in King’s Landing, put them all on spikes, and forced Sansa Stark to look. Speaking of Sansa, Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) constantly emotionally and physically abuses her.
He’s the opposite of Viserys in the sense that he’s truly a little bitch who gets everyone else to do his bidding. Worse, however, was all the nastiness that went down at Blackwater Bay. Where was Joffery when the shit hit the fan? Asses and elbows, heading the opposite direction like a scared little bitch.
Granted, Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) had an unpleasant childhood, growing up as a prisoner ward of the Starks. He wasn’t treated particularly poorly, but he does have issues as a result of this upbringing.
Theon’s major malfunction, which is a direct result of growing up as a prisoner, is he can’t form any real relationships. As a result of his emotional boundaries, he’s always killing people he shouldn’t be killing and betraying people he shouldn’t really betray.
When you’ve got no real reason to be mad at the world, and no real reason to treat people like crap all the time, the audience is just going to hate you. I think he thrives on the hatred people have for him.
Sometimes even the hunkiest guys are just a bit too much to bring home to mom, right? Enter Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the guy who pushed Bran Stark out a tower window, paralyzing him instead of killing him.
Jaime also starts many fights, and he picked up the nickname “Kingslayer” for whacking King Aerys II instead of looking out for him. If he didn’t actually love his twin sister, we’d hate him completely for siring all three of her children.
In the end, we just love to hate Jaime Lannister because he has no right to be the leader of the Kingsguard, a position he in no way earned.
Speaking of giving guys titles they don’t deserve; it was Cersei who bestowed the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard title on Jaime, while he was a prisoner.
Anyway, the beautiful Cersei (Lena Headey) is also cunning, powerful, and pretty much sees everyone around her—with precious few exceptions—as a means to a possible end.
Jon Arynn was killed by poison, and she had a hand in it. She got Robert Baratheon good and drunk, which caused him to underestimate the wild boar that killed him. Prior to getting Robert drunk and dead, she convinced him to kill Sansa’s wolf over some truly ridiculous silliness. She also ordered the Kingsguard to kill Tyrion.
The bottom line with Cersei is this: She’s manipulative, deceitful, narcissistic, arrogant, and absolutely not afraid to have anyone she doesn’t like killed.
Who are your favorite characters to hate on Game of Thrones? Do you tune in because of them, or in spite of them?
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