1. Dany
    Take that Iron Throne, lady.
  2. Arya
    She's figuring out how to unleash her badassery, and I'm cheering her on every step of the way.
  3. Sansa
    Like her sister, she's learning how to make her own power moves. Like mother like daughters.
  4. Tyrion
    I have a soft spot for cripples, bastards, and broken things. Also his character development is on point.
  5. Brienne of Tarth
    GoT ultimate female badass, garnering even more respect every time she reveals that she is, in fact, a WOMAN first and foremost, as she did by admitting to loving Renly. Wait, she manages to be a badass and STILL HAVE HUMAN EMOTIONS?! ⚔👱🏻😍😱⚔
  6. Podrick
    He's adorably juvenile and unsure of himself, but never gives up attempts to improve.
  7. Margaery Tyrell
    Because no one does conniving flower better than Queen Natalie.
  8. Cersei Lannister
    Beneath all her plotting, she's being a mother. She just happens to be in a uniquely powerful position, and she's utilizing it to do anything she can to protect her babies--like any good mother would, amiright?
  9. Jaqen H'ghar
    I unabashedly crush on this guy. I think it's the way he speaks, that while third person thing maybe? And that he helped Arya way back when she needed help--without her even really asking!--and now is teaching her how to never need to ask for help again.