Arya ready kids? Aye aye, Euron. FIB is welcoming the long-awaited return of Winter with a weekly Top Five, Thrones style. This week, we’re diving straight into the Blackwater and revealing who (or what) we think reigned supreme in the Seven Kingdoms of badassery.
Needless to say, the following post is dark and full of spoilers.
5. Sassy Sansa
Sansa and her snide remarks towards Littlefinger were devastatingly brilliant, but has anyone else noticed how Sansa truly shines when she’s advising Jon Snow? Lady could rule, we’re telling you now.
If you haven’t read the books: what in the Hodor are you doing here? READ THEM IMMEDIATELY. If you have, you will probably nod in agreement when we say that Sansa has come a helluva way since her Joff-smitten days knitting with Jeyne Poole, stinking up Winterfell with her incessant whining. Her chapters in the series were as dreaded as a Frey wedding. But just quietly, if George R.R. Martin can reflect the sass that Sophie Turner lends ol’ Sansa in The Winds of Winter then we’ll be happy dragons… you know, when the book is finally released.
4. Cersei’s Killer Style
When Cersei first donned a Tywin-esque robe in the Season 6 Finale, we had chills. Ol’ Cers is proving she is back for bloody business (literally) and she isn’t afraid to dress the part. Her style is certainly reminiscent of her father’s fashion, and really rather befitting. The summery dresses and long, tousled locks of old Cersei reek of fairytale princess banality: but this new Cersei is hot as wildfire, and a dragon’s worth more fierce.
3. Sam’s stomach
Sammy boy’s intestinal fortitude is something to admire. Working in hospitality is bad enough, but imagine having to clean bed pans? Ah, no thank you. Sam is obviously questioning his life choices around about this point, and it’s no wonder! But his stomach for endless bed pan scrubbing, then serving (suspiciously similar) slop for dinner is remarkable. It takes all kinds and while some people show their bravery by rushing head first into battle others display guts of steel and mental fortitude by facing shit (literally) every day. Though, for the sakes of our roiling stomachs, let’s hope he can get back to killing White Walkers, soon!
2. Lyanna Mormont
“I don’t plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me. I might be small, Lord Glover, and I might be a girl but I am every bit as much a Northerner as you… And I don’t need your permission to defend the North.”
Enough said. Just look at the way resident badass Brienne admires Lyanna while she’s tearing Lord Glover a new one… OUR HEARTS.
Where do we even begin? Arya is such a badass nowadays no one can compare. Sure, Euron is pretty wily and definitely has a psychotic streak but he’s not a teenage girl. Arya can poison an entire bloodline and then casually chomp on a squirrel, keeping her cool next to a painfully awkward Ed Sheeran. Can we just go ahead and say she wins the Game of Thrones? No one can touch this badass assassin so Dany may as well pack up and go home.
Keep your ravens at the ready for the next Westerosi Weekly!