Most of the nice warriors within the Seven Kingdoms are highborn. That is sensible because the noble Houses have cash and subsequently have entry to coaching, tools, and correct high-protein dies. But being highborn isn’t the one path to being an awesome warrior in Game of Thrones. Just ask Ser (finally Lord) Bronn.
Bronn, son of nobody specifically, is one of one of the best fighters in Westeros as a result of his entire life has been one lengthy struggle for survival. He got here from nowhere of significance and shortly discovered that one of the best ways to make cash was with a sword. While the lords and knights of the nation view battle as an train in glory, Bronn sees it as for what it’s: harmful, bloody, however needed work. This mindset and a lifetime of coaching in Westeros’ again roads and alleys has created one hell of a warrior. Just ask Ser Vardis Egan…that’s if his lifeless physique can nonetheless hear you from the underside of the Giant’s Lance.
3. Jaime Lannister
At his top, Jaime Lannister was fairly merely the LeBron James of Westeros warriors (with Ser Arthur Dayne being the Michael Jordan, of course). Tywin’s eldest son was a event and battle prodigy, reaching the knighthood at age 16 (he was even youthful within the books). He got here to prominence at an absurdly younger age after which established a dedication to fight excellence nicely into his grownup years.
While The Mad King’s resolution to nominate Jaime to his Kingsguard was designed to spite Lord Tywin and go away him with no appropriate inheritor, it should be stated that Jaime was nonetheless a fantastic alternative for the job. Jaime continued to differentiate himself within the early days of The War of the Five Kings earlier than Robb Stark efficiently captured him. Of course, shortly thereafter, Jaime misplaced his proper hand to Locke. Though Jaime will nonetheless show to be succesful sufficient in later seasons with out his sword hand, he’s clearly by no means the identical fighter. And that’s a disgrace for this listing as it might be attention-grabbing to see how a chastened, extra mature Jaime would fare as a warrior.
2. Gregor Clegane a.okay.a. The Mountain
The “gentle giant” is a well-liked trope each on this planet of fantasy and actuality. Game of Thrones even has a pair of its personal light giants with characters like Hodor and even Wun Wun. It makes some intuitive sense to painting very massive people as light as a result of most individuals, large, small, and in-between, are basically good. If you had been huge, wouldn’t you be additional conscious of how your measurement impacts these round you?
Well, Ser Gregor Clegane a.okay.a. “The Mountain That Rides” is the precise reverse of a delicate big. Ser Gregor Clegane doesn’t have a coronary heart of gold, he has a coronary heart of roiling, volcanic hate. He’s additionally large…so, so freaking large. The Mountain is someplace round eight ft and 400 kilos of pure muscle within the books and 6’9’’, 350 kilos in Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson’s depiction within the present. Every inch of him was seemingly in-built a lab to be a fearsome warrior, in order that’s the vocation he chooses.