After eight seasons filled with impressive conflicts, Game of Thrones it marked North American television by presenting a series of great prestige that also became one of the most watched in history.
With fans all over the world, the popularity of the characters created by George RR Martin is gigantic, mainly due to the houses of Game of Thrones, always full of bloody stories and fierce rivalries.
In view of the launch of House of the Dragon, in HBO Max, a spin-off series focused on the development of the Targaryen family, we created a list in which you can find out a little more about the nine houses covered throughout the series and their main members.
9. Casa Baratheon
Robert Baratheon (played by Mark Addy), one of the main members of this house, was introduced in the very first seasons of the series. At first, the audience realized that although he was betrayed over the years by his wife, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), his nature was not the best.
Amidst so much conflict, Robert claimed the Iron Throne for himself after defeating the infamous “Mad King”, also known as Aerys Targaryen, and partnered with House Lannister to remain in power.
Gradually, as seen throughout the narrative, House Baratheon lost its hegemony, as Robert and his brothers, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Renly (Gethin Anthony), died in somewhat brutal ways. However, Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Robert’s bastard son, later emerged in an interesting context, trying to continue the Baratheon legacy as they were known in previous years.
8. Casa Tully
You must remember that family arrangements are essential to maintaining the power of homeowners. Game of Thrones. Thus, it is important to emphasize that, although Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) carried this surname, its origin comes directly from the Tully House. Besides her, Brynden Tully (Clive Russell), an important warrior, is also one of the great names in the family.
Although they have appeared a few times throughout the series, their conception is quite important and interesting in a broader context, as the Tullys act as rulers of Riverlands, one of the central areas of Westeros, also known for its military fragility. Although they are not as wealthy as other families, their alliances are a source of pride.
7. Arryn House
Lysa Arryn (Kate Dickie), sister of Catelyn, came from Tully House. However, she is now a legitimate Arryn, whose member-ruled region is located in the Valley, also known as the Eagle’s Nest, near the Riverlands, but with a much larger proportion of land.
Smart and shrewd, the Arryns built great forts in their territory, keeping a good part of the house isolated from everyone. They are also known to be very discreet and rarely participate in the main affairs of Westeros, with the exception of matrimonial arrangements, of course.
6. Martell House
Despite being situated in the extreme south of the continent, more specifically in Dorne, a region known mainly for its deserts, House Martell also showed its strength and power during the series, besides great ambition and good business skills. Oberyn Martell (Peter Pascal) is one of his best-known sons, precisely for having fought bravely for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) on one occasion.
Although other members have been decimated in certain moments of Game of Thrones, there is no denying that Casa Martell had a great influence in some contexts, also exposing its riches and its bohemian life when possible.
5. Casa Greyjoy
Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Owen-Allen) was one of the children of this house that stood out most during the production of HBO. Even though they have battle mottos and extravagant beliefs about their own power, the Greyjoys are almost completely disconnected from the real war for the Iron Throne. Instead, they struggle with internal problems, especially when the Pyke seat in the Iron Islands is at stake.
While they also show great bravery fighting their enemies on Earth, they really enjoy navigating the ocean. With complex temperaments, Greyjoys can also be cunning and unpredictable.
4. Casa Tyrell
Considered by many to be the wealthiest house in Westeros, members of the Tyrell bloodline are known primarily for buying almost everything around them, including alliances and power. With a relatively large territory, located to the southwest of the continent, they also go by the nickname of Guardians of the South.
Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) are some of her most celebrated children, who even form alliances with House Lannister at certain times.
3. Casa Targaryen
Arriving at one of the most important and controversial houses in Westeros, the Targaryens have a history filled with fantastic elements and lots of action. Anyone who wants to know more about her will definitely not be able to miss any episode of House of the Dragon, which debuts in 2022 on HBO.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the “mother of dragons”, is one of his most notable daughters, who throughout the series sought to reclaim the Iron Throne, which she believed was her right, as it once belonged. to your father. Ambition, fire and madness are some keywords that can define the lineage in question.
2. House Lannister
As seen since the beginning of production, the Lannisters have an impressive sovereignty, as, in addition to alliances formed to collaborate in maintaining their hegemony, their members manage to articulate enough to have whoever they want in their hands.
Known for always paying their debts, along with Cersei and Tyrion, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) is also one of their best-known sons. Cases of incest, murder and betrayal are recurrent in the family’s history.
1. House Stark
And, to close the list, we can’t stop talking about House Stark, in which, in a way, the story of Game of Thrones got started. North Westeros rulers, Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), Robb (Richard Madden), Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), and even Jon Snow (Kit Harington)—why not? — are some of its main members.
In Season 1, audiences can very well visualize the joints performed by Ned Stark (Sean Bean), who becomes Robert Baratheon’s Hand.
Well, unfortunately, because of his discoveries about the Lannisters, Ned is beheaded, and his family goes to live underground. Known for their fairness, honor and benevolence, Starks are very important to understand the whole context of the series.
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