After first premiering back in 2011, HBO’s Emmy Award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones has gone on to become not only one of the biggest shows of this generation, but one of the most successful series in the history of the medium that is television.
More than just blood, betrayal, and bannermen, Game of Thrones became known for across the world its writing, attention to detail, costumes, and character development. And not just any character development, but the development of dozens of characters.
Of all of the show’s many defining characteristics, maybe it’s most notable is the sheer amount of characters that appeared throughout Game of Thrones‘ eight seasons.
During it’s run, literally, hundreds of characters have appeared, from Ned Stark to Rickon Stark, from the Night King to the Three-Eyed Raven, from Dany to Doreah (yes, this was a very real character that you’ve clearly already forgotten about).
And the one thing they’ve all had in common? They’ve all be gorgeous.
But which Game of Thrones characters were the hottest? Here is the definitive ranking of the hottest Game of Thrones characters ever, in no particular order (well, they’re kind of in order, but not designated by number).
Doreah, played by Roxanne MckeeHBO/Instagram
Making brief appearances in season 1 and season 2, Doreah was a handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen and a former bedslave.
The Sand Snakes played by Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Keisha Castle-Hughes & Jessica Henwick
The bastard children of Oberyn Martell, Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene Sand found themselves to be victims of Euron Greyjoy and Cersei Lannister in the later seasons.
Osha, played by Natalia Tena
A former Wildling, Osha becomes a loyal servant of Bran Stark before she’s eventually killed by Ramsay Bolton.
Ellaria Sand, played by Indira Varma
The lover of Prince Oberyn Martell, Ellaria came at the Queen — Cersei — and missed.
Gilly, played by Hannah Murray
Another former Wildling, Gilly has since become the mother to Samwell Tarley’s child.
Melisandre, played by Carice Van Houten
One of the most iconic female characters in Game of Thrones, Melisandre — aka The Red Woman — weaponizes her sexuality more than any other female character in the show.
Ygritte, played by Rose Leslie
The real-life wife of Kit Harrington, Rose Leslie’s Ygritte was the first woman that Jon Snow laid with.
Shae, played by Sibel Kekilli
Tyrion’s true love, Shae was a former foreign prostitute who was eventually killed by the little Lannister after she began sleeping with Tywin Lannister.
Talisa Stark, played by Oona Chaplin
The reason Rob Stark fell victim to the Red Wedding, Talisa Stark’s beauty blinded the Young Wolf into making foolish decisions that ultimately cost them their lives.
Myranda, played by Charlotte Hope
The deranged girlfriend of the equally deranged Ramsay Bolton, Myranda meets her end at the hands of Theon Greyjoy.
Sansa, played by Sophie Turner
The Lady of Winterfell following her mother’s death, Sansa has grown up to become one of the most beautiful women in Westeros.
Margaery Tyrell, played by Natalie Dormer
A fan-favorite from the early seasons, the seductive and cunning Margaery Tyrell is ultimately outsmarted by Cersei Lannister in the season 6 finale.
Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke
The Dragon Queen herself, Daenerys Targaryen is known around Westeros for both her extreme power and her blinding beauty.
Missandei, played by Nathalie Emmanuel
Daenerys’ BFF, Missandei is quietly the most beautiful woman in the world of Game of Thrones by a mile.
The eighth and final season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning drama ‘Game of Thrones’ premiered on HBO on Sunday, April 14.