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Game of Thrones Character Countdown: Who's #1?

04/10/2015 04:34 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2015

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Game of Thrones comes back on Sunday, and we've got Westeros on the brain. Culturalist's list makers have been counting down the best characters of the hit series, trying to find somebody (alive or dead) worthy of sitting upon the Iron Throne. Who's your pick? You can see all the current rankings and weigh in by making your own list of the Top 10 Best Game of Thrones Characters now!

#10. Khal Drogo
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The Khaleesi's first conquest, Drogo was our first glimpse of the world beyond the Narrow Sea and a strong argument in favor of travel.

#9. Sandor Clegane
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Beneath all of the horrible burns and nihilism, Sandor might be beautiful on the inside. Or he might just be a bitter, opportunistic murderer. "Complicated" is an understatement.

#8. Brienne of Tarth
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Brienne is one of the rare characters who both keeps her word and acts upon inconvenient principles...not traits that tend to get you far in Westeros nowadays.

#7. Oberyn Martell
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The arrival of the Red Viper of Dorne in King's Landing was cause for fans to rejoice: finally somebody's going to be made to pay for all of the backstabbing brutality around here... Oh well.

#6. Eddard Stark
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It's rare that you want to take a character by the shoulders and shake him, shouting "Can't you just be a little less...good?", but Ned Stark brought out the pragmatist in all of us.

The Top Five
Who takes the top spot? Jon Snow? Tyrion? Arya? Jaime? Daenerys? See the rest of the countdown and join the conversation by making your own list of the Top 10 Best Game of Thrones Characters now!