This post is dark and full of SPOILERS. Scroll to below the gif, unless you did not see the last two episodes of this season’s Game of Thrones. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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OK, so… Did anyone else notice that the Game of Thrones universe is now being controlled by mostly women!?! Go GRRM! Who knew, after all the scenes of rape, torture, and slavery, that women would be running shit? Aside from Jon Snow, of course, but he knows nothing 😉 so let’s move on…
Starting in order of size, or impact (you decide):
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One of my, and many others, favorites to date, Lady Mormont, daughter of Maege and named for Lyanna Stark, is the ruler of Bear Island.
She schools Sansa and Jon when they visit to ask for her support in the fight against House Bolton. Lyanna Mormont may be small, but she has a mighty presence. Now that she’s supporting Jon Snow (I told you there would be spoilers), and has garnered the support of the other houses for his cause, she has truly cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with.
Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi:
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Talk about cementing yourself as a force to be reckoned with, Dany has been doing it from the start of the series, let alone the start of the season. Rising from a submissive relationship with her POS brother, she marries a Khal, raises three dragons, frees thousands of slaves, takes on a lover of her choosing, takes over cities and is now on her way to reclaim the 7 kingdoms. She is KILLIN’ IT. Literally.
Let’s not forget she also just teamed up with Yara (Asha) Greyjoy, ousted potential Queen of the Iron Islands and sister of Theon, AND took on a Hand of the QUEEN, who has motivation to kill the new Queen of the Iron Throne… To put it mildly, she gets what she wants.
Cersei Lannister aka The New Queen of the Iron Throne:
Oh Cersei. I’ll try to be fair here. You were forced into marriage with Robert Baratheon by your controlling father, while in love with your brother who went on to father three children with you. You also had a prophecy from a witch, stating all of her children would die before her, she would be overtaken by a younger, more beautiful queen, and then she would die herself. It can’t be easy to know your future and be oppressed at the same time.
HOWEVER; I’m fairly certain this does not justify having your husband killed and then blowing up an entire sept’s worth of people, then causing the death of the only living child left. In fact, no, it definitely doesn’t justify it. She’s had people killed and tortured, to boot, so I’m gonna say she’s just really a bad egg.
Essentially, she’s digging her own grave, but really, what does she have left? This desperate woman with nothing to lose seems very dangerous…
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The girl has a name, and she also has her revenge. Showing up, wearing the face of a serving girl, she not only killed Walder Frey, but proceeded to feed him a pie containing HIS SONS beforehand. Ew, and also, AMAZING. One can only imagine who she’s after next.
Joffrey, Cersei, Walder Frey, Meryn Trant, Tywin Lannister, The Red Woman, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Ilyn Payne, The Mountain, The Hound…
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Now that Margaery is gone in a blaze of wildfire, Oleanna must avenge her death, obviously. Who else to turn to but…
Ellaria Sand & The Sand Snakes
These girls are vicious. It’s fairly clear they enjoy killing, and while we didn’t see an overwhelming amount from them in the last two episodes, we did see them get a stern talking to from Oleanna Tyrell. I won’t be surprised to see more from them, especially against Cersei, in the coming seasons…
Don’t forget about Yara (Asha) Greyjoy, Gilly (she may be meek, but she mightily stood up for Samwell at his folks’) and Melisandre.
I can’t wait for Season 7!
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