Game of Thrones characters are known for their distinct and iconic personalities. Each member of every house is defined by certain traits and that’s what makes them stand out. Their complex behaviors and violent tendencies make the show more interesting than ever.
However, there are times when these characters just don’t vibe. Sometimes they say things outside of their personality. We can’t blame them, though; fighting over a kingdom and a throne can be really stressful. Here are some quotes from popular characters that go against themselves:
Brienne: “Stay With Me. Please.”
Everyone knows how brave and great a warrior Brienne of Tarth is despite still being an underestimated character. She protects Lady Sansa and is loyal to the Stark family. She values honor and does not let anything distract her from fulfilling her duties.
Her budding romance with Sir Jamie Lannister came as a shock to the fans. Everyone is entitled to love whoever they want, including Brienne. But her statement above is just so not her. A strong warrior like that never begs for affection.
Sansa: “I’m Stupid. A Stupid Little Girl With Stupid Dreams Who Never Learns.”
Lady Sansa Stark started as a naïve girl who just follows whatever orders are given to her. She couldn’t make decisions on her own and that was the reason people took advantage of her. But, the horrid tragedies she experienced in King’s Landing moulded her into what she is now—the smart and resilient Queen in the North.
Hearing her speak these ill words against herself when her marriage with Ser Loras Tyrell did not push through is something she would not tell herself now.
Ned: “I Come Before You To Confess My Treason.”
Lord Ned Stark has always been one of the best characters in Game of Thrones. He serves his people in every way he can and is willing to lay down his life to protect his loved ones.
When Ned was accused of treason by the Lannisters, he confessed to a crime he didn’t do knowing it will save his daughters. It was painful to see a man of honor die at the hands of the real traitors.
Tyrion: “I Thought I Was Wise But I Wasn’t.”
If there’s anyone in Westeros who knows how to play the ‘game of thrones’, it is Tyrion Lannister. He has proven to be the wisest among the main characters, and he is mostly sought by his comrades for advice.
In the last season of the show, it seems like he deviated from his normal persona. He called himself not worthy when Bran offered him to be the Hand of the King. But in truth, he made a good job being the former Hand of the Queen.
Cersei: “Father, Don’t Make Me Do It Again, Please.”
For someone who seems to have control over everything, Cersei Lannister is good at manipulating people and circumstances. Her plans always turn out the way she envisioned them. It would be a new sight to see when things just fall out of her hands.
When her father Tywin ordered her to marry Loras Tyrell for political agenda, Cersei pleads to him like a child which is so out of her character.