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Game of Thrones: The 50 Best Villains

There are a lot of bad eggs in Westeros. These fifty are the best of the worst.
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By  · Published on March 28th, 2019

10. The Others/White Walkers

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Old-as-heck magical ice generals

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Strolling into Westeros


9. Melisandre

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Red priestess and counselor to would-be-kings

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Penitent, telling Varys that it is her destiny to die in Westeros


8. Gregor Clegane

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Terrifyingly tall knight of House Clegane

Why They’re The Worst
Last Seen

At the ready to bifurcate Jamie for abandoning Cersei to fight the Dead


7. Lysa Arryn

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Lady Regent of the Vale; overprotective, jealous, temperamental to a fault. Maybe the only person in Westeros who completely trusts Littlefinger.

Why They’re The Worst
Last Seen

Being pushed out the Moon Door by Petyr Baelish


6. Ramsay Bolton

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Bolton bastard and sadist par excellence. Hates boredom. Loves dogs.

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Fed to his own dogs


5. Night King

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The big bad White Walker. A backfired weapon created by the Children of the Forest to combat the First Men.

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Flying over the Wall en-route to Westeros


4. Aerys II Targaryen

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The last member of House Targaryen to rule from the Iron Throne

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Slain by Jamie


3. Joffrey Baratheon

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Everyone’s favorite itchy trigger finger’d boy king

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Horribly poisoned at his own wedding


2. Petyr Baelish

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Master of Coin and professional schemer; two-faced slippery scene-chewer and purveyor of fine brothels.

Why They’re The Worst
Last Seen

Getting supremely dunked on at a surprise trial and having his throat slit by Arya


1. Cersei Lannister

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The current occupant of the Iron Throne and Queen of the Seven Kingdoms; ultimate wine mom.

Why They’re The Worst
Last Seen

Threatening to kill Jamie, willing to risk the fate of the world just to keep her seat of power

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