From the timid Sansa to the scheming Lord Varys, the real strength of “Game of Thrones” lies not in its visual effects but in its masterful characters. With DVRs full of episodes and people bundling their televisions to get the newest season on HBO, “Game of Thrones” fans immerse themselves in these characters’ lives.
Over the course of the series, you may find yourself relating better to some characters than others, and with such a large cast, this is to be expected. The following quiz will show you where your true sympathies lie:
1. Your wardrobe consists of …
A. Pretty dresses that your former betrothed rips off your body in public.
B. Comfy-looking robes.
C. Fancy armor that you don’t really need.
D. Less-than-fancy armor that you most definitely need.
2. If you had all the money in the world, how would you spend it?
A. You’d pay someone to free you from your oppressors and take you to the home that, as a child, you so longed to escape.
B. You would trade it in for secrets.
C. You already have all the money in the world … and you spend it on armor, crossbows and swords, none of which you intend to actually use.
D. You desire no gold; instead, you wish to serve with honor; although, not in a manner traditionally associated with your gender.
3. How do you spend your spare time?
A. You find that sewing takes your mind off more pressing matters (such as the loss of your father’s head).
C. As a spectator of countless fights to the death.
D. Serving your majesty, or, if immediate service is not required, partaking in exercises that will keep you strong enough to serve your majesty.
4. What is the worst thing you’ve ever done?
A. Inadvertently cause the death of a beloved pet.
B. Constantly plotting against your coworkers.
C. Have your betrothed’s father beheaded.
D. You blame yourself for the death of your boss, even though, realistically, it wasn’t your fault.
Mostly A’s: Sansa Stark
Timid and ladylike, you’ve learned through some truly awful experiences (such as your father’s beheading) that it pays to remain a wallflower. Life is no fairy tale, but unfortunately, your circumstances force you to feign contentedness at all times.
Mostly B’s: Lord Varys
Subject to a childhood and adolescence filled with insults, beatings and worst of all, castration, you learned to get by through the constant theft of information. Your associates don’t know whether they should trust you, but they remain drawn to the many secrets you carry.
Mostly C’s: Joffrey Baratheon
Your pretty boy charm may, at the outset, attract the attention of the beautiful maidens of Winterfell, but it’s not enough to disguise your malicious intent forever. Selfish, greedy and cowardly, all your worst attributes combine to make you a force of sheer evil. If there’s ever any need for argument against procreating with a sibling, your existence should suffice.
Mostly D’s: Brienne of Tarth
Ladylike is definitely not a fitting description, either for your sturdy frame or your brusque mannerisms. But underneath that forceful exterior lies just the slightest hint of vulnerability, notable in your romantic yearning for someone far above your station, not to mention unavailable in terms of sexual orientation.