In honor of Game of Thrones' triumphant return this week, today's Thirsty Thursday is a tribute to the hotties of Westeros.
We all know that winter is coming, or at least, that's what GRRM and the showrunners keep threatening us with; and what better way to keep warm than to snuggle under some direwolf furs next to a crackling fire with a sexy, rugged man? Let's dig in, shall we?!
10. Joe Dempsie; Gendry
WHERE IS GENDRY??!!?! This is just one of millions of burning questions that we NEED answered this season. Though, since I've survived four seasons of these endless burning questions, I won't be holding my breath on this one. No matter, though. This bastard son-of-a-king is still a hottie, and I'm quite certain his story has not yet wrapped.
9. Kit Harington; Jon Snow
I know, I know. Most people will be shocked that Jon Snow is so low on the list; but I gotta say, he's always come off as kind of a bitch to me. Mopey and a little whiny and oh, also deceitful. He also knows nothing. But Kit Harington himself is awfully cute and rocks a killer head of hair, so he made the list... but just barely.
8. Peter Dinklage; Tyrion Lannister
I'm not even going to defend this one. Peter Dinklage is sexy, I don't care what anyone says. Either get hip or get to stepping.
7. Jacob Anderson; Grey Worm
Okay, Grey Worm is a great character, and Jacob Anderson would be hot no matter what. But once I discovered Raleigh Ritchie (his stage name), Anderson's stock skyrocketed. I am an absolute sucker for a good voice, and Anderson's is incredible. Don't believe me? Check out (in my opinion) his best song below. Awesome video, too.
6. Michiel Huisman; Daario Naharis
Daario is the king of the universe as far as I'm concerned, having won the affection of the one and only Khaleesi. Despite the fact that I like the original Daario much better than this new one, he's still a great, sensual character that gets to snuggle up next to the sexiest character in all of Westeros. SCORE!
5. Sean Bean; Eddard "Ned" Stark
Oh Ned, we hardly knew ye. I'm still not over the unceremonious removal of Ned Stark's lovely head from his lovely neck. I mean, really Joff, was that absolutely necessary? But, that's just the mark of the character, I think. This happened three long seasons ago and we're still mourning him? Clearly Bean left quite the impression.
4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Jaime Lannister
Jaime started out as just the most insufferable little shit. It was easy to see why Joffrey was such a raging monster: it was in his blood. But after being humbled (to say the least) by being a Stark prisoner, and making his way back to King's Landing with Brienne, and oh yeah, losing a fucking hand, he really did turn his shit around. Yes he has certainly made some questionable decisions since returning home, but he has become a generally good guy. In fact, I'm rather hoping that this season he will rebuff Cersei's affections and follow his heart right into Brienne's arms. Hey, a girl can dream, right?
3. Pedro Pascal; Oberyn Martell
I feel like the inclusion of this charming, sexy character was just mean. Seriously, we got him for what, three episodes? I don't even remember, I just remember it was far too brief. And then he died one of the most gruesome deaths in the entire series, which we all know is REALLY saying something. AND he didn't even get to avenge his sister's brutal rape and murder. GRRM did Oberyn dirty. RIP, sexy Dornishman. :(
2. Richard Madden; Robb Stark
This one still hurts the most, I think. Despite the fact that the showrunners decided to completely change Robb's story so that he looked like a petulant child who can't keep it in his pants and not the regal young wolf that he actually was, his death was the most shocking, and the red wedding the single most devastating scene in the series thus far for me. But he rebounded nicely, and made for quite the dashing, well endowed prince in the live-action version of Cinderella. Tight pants + Richard Madden = love.
1. Jason Momoa; Khal Drogo
Jason Momoa is quite possibly the sexiest man alive. Game. Set. Match. No further explanation required.
So what do you think of my list? Let us know who you think the hottest wildling in Westeros is in our poll below!