Game of Thrones season 7 returns on Sunday, July 16th, and I am pumped! Aside from the pressing questions we are all dying to know the answers to, I will be especially excited to get reunited with some of my favorite characters. The Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire universe is bursting with complex heroes, dynamic female leads, morally ambiguous defenders, and bad ass dragons. (Check out my post on YA Fantasy for Game for Thrones Fans.) So who would you be if you found yourself in Westeros? Take this quiz to see which Game of Thrones character you most resemble and get psyched for Season 7!
(Note: spoilers through Season 6).
What guides you most in this world?
What is your view on love and romance?
a. Passion is real, but relationships are only tolerable if they serve you politically.
b. Falling in love is a dangerous but sometimes unavoidable mistake. After all, in this world, you can’t trust anyone with your life, much less your heart.
c. However much pain it may cause when you lose it, love is a beautiful risk worth every sacrifice.
d. You are guarded about your emotions and would never be the first to confess how you feel, so instead you let your actions show your love.
e. To love is to be weak, and you cannot afford to trust anyone with your heart. You’re comfortable riding solo in the mission of your life.
What are you most likely be voted in your high school yearbook?
a. Most Likely to Become President
b. Future Bestselling Novelist
c. Most Likely to Solve World Peace
d. Most Trustworthy
e. Most Non-Conformist
What weakness could lead to your downfall?
a. Monomania: You sometimes get so focused on the bigger picture that you forget how small, subtle moves can help you get what you want.
b. Restraint: Though you are clever and have a rich wit, sometimes your blunt, offensive honesty and quest to out-do others can land you in trouble.
c. Compassion: When your actions are guided more by love and compassion than the practicality of survival, you risk lives not just your own.
d. Loyalty: It’s not always a good thing to be extremely loyal, and for you it is a double-edged sword that can cause you literal and metaphorical pain.
e. Impatience: When you have a big goal, it’s hard for you to slow down and learn how to achieve it step by step. This can really trip you up when you should have been more patient.
What do you love most about your best friend?
a. They give you excellent advice and respect your choices even when you don’t listen to their counsel.
b. They make you feel both powerful and smart, but they are just as brutally honest as you and will not hold back if they think you are making a mistake.
c. Aside from being incredibly loyal and tender-hearted, they balance out your stormy emotions with a more measured and steady personality that gives other people the benefit of the doubt.
d. You trust each other completely since you have shared such dark moments in your past. They are the only one to see you let your guard down.
e. They have been with you since the beginning, and you can count on them to carry out your orders, especially with murder.
What quality do you most despise in other people?
How have you changed?
a. You have become less naive about politics and have realized your own limits to control others.
b. After hitting rock bottom, you have separated yourself from bad influences and negativity in pursuit of a new goal.
c. Following a close call, you’ve been given another chance at life and intend to use your powers for good.
d. Friendship and love have softened you up, and now you know good and evil aren’t always clear cut in black and white terms.
e. You’ve become more independent and actively sought ways to learn new skills that will help you accomplish your objectives.
Tally your answers to find… what Game of Thrones character are you most like?
Mostly A’s… Daenerys Targaryen
Perhaps one single trait defines you the most: ambition. Like Daenerys, you will accept nothing less than your ultimate goal to rule the world. You are a master of strategy and maneuvering to get your way, and you totally have the long game in mind. Even if it seems like you’re treading water, you know how to use your experiences, connections, and powers to make your next move. Sometimes, though, your ambition gets ahead of you, and you can make a mistake if you see the forest but not the trees. No matter what, you are a trailblazer, smashing the glass ceiling and overturning people’s mistaken belief that just because you are beautiful, you are fierce and brutal when you need to be. An important lesson for Dany and you is that it’s lonely at the top. A trusted group of friends and admirers (like Missandei) can help you rule with compassion and humility.
Mostly B’s… Tyrion Lannister
In his own words, Tyrion boasts: “That’s what I do. I drink, and I know things.” And boy, can you relate! No one can deny that you’ve had to put up with a lot of unpleasant stuff, from bullying to betrayal to feeling like the black sheep of your family. It’s made you the most cynical person you know. You are something of a class clown and conceal your bitterness behind a wry wit. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind and won’t hold your tongue. There’s no one you won’t share your honest opinions with. However, that can get you in trouble if you offend someone or make them feel stupid. Good thing your best friend (Bronn!) is just about the only person who can match your candor. Whenever you’ve bottomed out, completely depressed and/or disillusioned, you have pulled yourself up and started again. Now you have a clearer idea of what you believe in and how you will use your intelligence for a worthy cause larger than yourself.
Mostly C’s… Jon Snow
Poor Jon Snow has had to deal with bastard haters since Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Having a constant chip on your shoulder and needing to prove everyone wrong about you can make you more than a little defensive. Maybe that’s why you’ve worked so hard to set up an independent life doing something completely different than what people would expect. You can sometimes get angsty, but your best friend (Sam) pulls you back, giving you shoot-from-the-hip advice and making sure you don’t get carried away with your moods. Like Jon Snow, you are a passionate lover, and you find it hard to put your head above your heart when making a difficult decision. Above all, you are a compassionate person able to see beyond the prejudices of other people. You have solid perspective on what matters the most in this world, and what we stand to lose. A close call with death gives you more focus than ever. You won’t waste another day of your life.
Mostly D’s… Brienne of Tarth
Quick thinking and merciless, Brienne of Tarth is a true warrior. She initially serves Remly Baratheon, harboring a big unrequited crush for him. (Why is it you always get stuck in these situations with stifling romantic tension?) When she pledges her service to Lady Catelyn Stark, Brienne takes a different road in life. You will always come to the defense of others, like your friends and family, and you’re a terrific sidekick. And as much as you might play the loner card, you do appreciate companionship and camaraderie, like that of her friend, Jaime Lannister. After making some big choices, you now realize that good and evil blend together more than stand apart. Still, though you are quite adaptable, your core values remain.
Mostly E’s… Arya Stark
From the first season of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark stood out as a nonconformist, someone who didn’t want to fit into the girly princess role her sister Sansa embraced. Arya had no illusions about love and romance. Ever her father’s daughter, Arya is daring and brave. When she has a goal in mind, she will stop at nothing to make her dreams a reality… even if her dream is really a nightmare where she must avenge the lives of her closest friends and family. (And by the way, her “best friend” in Question 5 is her beloved sword, Needle). Like Arya, you’ve had to grow up fast and have witnessed some horrific events. This trauma has hardened you somewhat, but rather than completely dismiss the help, love, and friendship of others, you appreciate it all the more.