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Game Of Thrones: 5 Dumbest Decisions Based On Reddit

House of the Dragon is almost here and fans are excited to get transported back to the world of Westeros, the story that gave us Game of Thrones. Arriving this 21st of August, the prequel is set 300 years before the events in the original series.

There are many characters from Game of Thrones that viewers have come to love but most especially, despise because of their wrong decisions. These faults led to tragedies and the deaths of several characters. Here are the dumbest decisions that Game of Thrones characters have done, according to Reddit fans:

Killing Jon Arryn

Jon Arryn Game of Thrones

The death of Jon Arryn was the turning point of all the major events that followed in the series. He was the Hand of the King, and he died under mysterious circumstances. It turns out that his wife, Lysa Arryn, was the culprit, and she did it at the behest of Littlefinger.

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Reddit user josephpolito01 said, “Screwed everyone over and led to her own downfall.” Lord Varys knew that Jon Arryn was poisoned using Tears of Lys, and he told Ned Stark about it. It was the reason Ned went to King’s Landing, and that started all the chaos that followed.

Smuggling Tyrion

Ser Davos Game of Thrones

Ser Davos Seaworth is one of the most likable side characters in Game of Thrones, but he is not always the smartest. Redditor acamas explained, “Davos ‘smuggling’ Tyrion, Westeros’ #1 Most Wanted, onto an open beach in broad daylight in sight of the city where guards patrol… didn’t even bother to give him a cloak to hide his incredibly recognizable/scarred face.”


It was indeed a reckless move for both of them, and they could have been caught for there were eyes and ears everywhere.

Waiting Instead Of Invading

Daenerys Tyrion Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen has always had one goal: to claim the Iron Throne. Upon reaching the Seven Kingdoms, Tyrion Lannister advised her not to use brute force. IndespensableDestiny of Reddit believes, “The worst strategic move was Daenerys listening to Tyrion and not going straight for the Iron Throne from Dragonstone.”

By waiting and not making a move, Daenerys lost many of her men, friends, and worst, one of her dragons. It would have been the opportunity she had been waiting for.

Breaking A Marriage Deal

Talisa Robb Stark Game of Thrones

Robb Stark is one of the bravest characters, yet he let his emotions get the best of him. In the world of Game of Thrones, love has no place at all. Reddit user Justbusiness38 said, “If he would have just stayed loyal and married how he was supposed to the Starks would have won the war by the end of season 4.”

But Robb chose to marry Talisa Maegyr instead of Walder Frey’s daughter. He broke his oath and gave in to his emotions, causing the death of his wife, child, and mother.

Conquering The North

Theon Greyjoy Game of Thrones

Theon Greyjoy has done a lot of foolish things, but the worst is absolutely “thinking he could take the entire North with only his own House,” as said by Redditor windmillninja.


He thought a bunch of men could help him bring down the North. There is certainly no chance for the Ironborn to conquer such a powerful house.

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.