Ensemble pieces have swallowed strong gatherings since the beginning of Greek tragedy. Everyone can find someone they can identify with. But, still doesn’t every story have a main protagonist in the end? Who wins the epic battle? After all, Odysseus was the leader. Recently, two mathmeticians calculated the main character from “Game of Thrones” based on an all inclusive formula that tells us these things. Here are the rankings they calculated.
Brother to Queen Cersei Lannister and uncle/father to her son, Joffrey, Jaime has been embroiled in the family affairs since being the youngest knight appointed to the Kingsguard. On the surface, he is a despicable and morally corrupt man involved in the affairs and machinations of the throne. Under the surface, he is a more complex man who may have or have not made some bad choices.
The eldest son of Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, Robb is trained from an early age to follow in his father’s footsteps. Inspired by his father’s honor and the respect Eddard has earned from those who follow, Robb does his best to continue the line. With his adopted dire wolf, Grey Wind, Robb earns the nickname “The Young Wolf” for his fierceness in battle. His weakness is also his strength. Honor and loyalty leave him very susceptible to betrayal.
Half brother to Robb, Jon Snow is the bastard son to Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell. He joins Robb in adopting a dire wolf, naming his Ghost. Early on, Jon is sent to the Wall in the north and serves as a steward in the Night’s Watch. Here, he learns more about the White Walkers, an ancient and terrible enemy that may threaten soon again. Constantly reminded in his youth he is a bastard son, Jon has learned to guard his thoughts and feelings to himself, only sharing those he has grown to trust. Jon rises through the ranks and creates a shaky trust with the Wildlings to the north, an enemy to those south of the Wall.
The eldest daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, she is also sister to Jon and Robb among other siblings in the family. She also adopts a dire wolf along with her brothers and calls her Lady. Her and Robb split when Sansa favors new king Joffrey, a young king who Robb will soon lead his armies against. The split further grows when Sansa is betrothed to Joffrey only to be betrayed by the new king and set aside for a different bride-to-be. She later marries Joffrey’s uncle, Tyrion.
By a wide margin, Tyrion is considered the most central character of the storylines. A quick-witted and skillfully intelligent individual, it serves him better than others in his family. His brother Jaime and sister Cersei blame him for their mother’s death since she died giving birth to their younger brother, Tyrion. Ridiculed all of his life for being a dwarf, Tyrion becomes a mental giant in the politics and family affairs around him, though subtly from a distance. He sees himself as a champion for the downtrodden though his love of drink and prostitutes may not show it.
There you have it. Based on the original series of novels called “Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, the books are said to be inspired by the true life events of the War of the Roses in England’s history. Season 6 will begin on HBO on Sunday April 24, 9 p.m.