Poppy is the author of A Bard's Lament and the Black Diamond series. She lives in Enoshima with her husband and young son.
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV show series of all time. Based on the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin, the show took the world by storm when it first aired in 2011, and its fan base continues to grow many seasons later.
Not only does this show have a great storyline, but its cast is also fantastically chosen, giving truly wonderful performances that move audiences to gasp, laugh, and cry. Game of Thrones has a large cast, and some of the male characters are dashing!
Here is a list of the top ten most handsome and good-looking male characters in this fantastic TV show. Please keep in mind that this is subjective, and the opinions are of the writer only.
10. Daario Naharis
Portrayed by: Michiel Huisman
Daario Naharis is a lieutenant of the Second Sons mercenary company before pledging his allegiance to Khaleesi. Dutch actor Michiel Huisman, who took on the role after Ed Skrein left the show, is strapping and handsome; it's no wonder Khaleesi takes a liking to him!
9. Tywin Lannister
Portrayed by: Charles Dance
The mighty head of the Lannister family, Tywin Lannister owns the room when he walks in and radiates so much power that viewers can't help but swoon. Power, wealth, a commanding voice, and a look that can floor you, Charles Dance did an excellent job of portraying this frightening yet tasty dish.
8. Grey Worm
Portrayed by: Jacob Anderson
A commander of the Unsullied warriors and another loyal follower of Khaleesi, this serious and fierce warrior captured the hearts of many viewers, especially when his hard shell cracks and we start seeing the real man beneath the brutal Unsullied training.
7. Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Portrayed by: Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane, nicknamed "the Hound" is a knight for House Lannister before going his own way after the Battle of the Blackwater. Pure manly muscle and a complex character who is so much more than the mindless tank we see in series one, the gorgeous (and Scottish) Ryan McCann brings this rugged character to life. I can't be the only one swooning for this tall mountain of manliness.
Portrayed by: Jerome Flynn
This cheeky northerner is nothing short of charming. His and Tyrian's banter is great and his sarcasm brings fun to every scene. He's definitely one of the most endearing characters, with a rugged appearance and superb fighting skills to boot.
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5. Oberyn Martell
Portrayed by: Pedro Pascal
Oberyn's fighting skills, slightly cocky attitude, and passionate temper turned the heads of many viewers. Partner that with a sexy Dornish accent and you've got yourself one attractive character.
4. Jaime Lannister
Portrayed by: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister is a complicated character, who we see do acts of both good and great evil. Love him or hate him, there's no denying the Kingslayer is another gorgeous character in Game of Thrones.
3. Podrick Payne
Portrayed by: Daniel Portman
Podrick was a squire for the Lannisters before he came into the service of Brienne of Tarth. Shy and hardworking, Podrick is one of the sweetest and most attractive characters in Game of Thrones, hands down! Just what did he do to those girls, anyway?
2. Jon Snow
Portrayed by: Kit Harington
Jon Snow is one of many people's favorite characters in Game of Thrones. A brave swordsman and one of our main protagonists, we've loved swooning over this handsome "bastard" since series one! The video below portrays some of his best moments; be aware there may be spoilers.
1. Khal Drogo
Portrayed by: Jason Momoa
The chieftain of a Dothraki khalasar, Khal Drogo was married to Daenerys and they instantly became the hottest couple in television. Muscular, tough, handsome, tall, a great warrior... the list goes on and on. He is definitely the most gorgeous character in this show.
Honorable mentions include Jorah Mormont (Ian Glen), Ser Loras (Finn Jones), Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha), and Tyrian Lannister (Peter Dinklage).
Game of Thrones continues its exceptional story full of dangers and unexpected twists with viewers sighing dreamily at the attractive cast. Who is your favorite character in this spectacular series?
© 2019 Poppy
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on September 03, 2019:
I don't find him attractive at all, but each to their own!
Ilda on September 03, 2019:
And Theon Greyjoy? He is handsome no matter his Reek era.
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on May 12, 2019:
Hi, Doris! Thank you so much for your comment. Unfortunately, it often happens that actors don't match the descriptions of the books. Sometimes we imagine people to look completely different.
I haven't read the books, but I know Tyrian is supposed to be hideous. It would have taken a lot of prosthetics and makeup every time Peter Dinklage was on screen to make him fit the novel's description exactly. Since Dinklage is naturally handsome, he brushed up quite nicely as Tyrian. I've already had a comment saying Tyrian should be number 1 on the list.
Thank you again for your wonderful comment and I wish you a pleasant week!
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 12, 2019:
Poppy, I enjoyed your article. I have not seen any episodes of Game of Thrones because I don't subscribe to HBO. However, a year or so before the series debuted, I spent two months at home with a broken leg, so I read the entire series of books as I recuperated. I was very unhappy with the ending because (spoiler here) there was no ending. Dear Mr. Martin ran off to write other books and left me languishing. I wondered how a series could be made that left everybody in a quandary, but Mr. Martin promises to finish it before the series ends.
I will say that, at least to me, many of the descriptions of the men in the books do not match the actors. Jon Snow was my favorite character, and the actor, great looking as he is, isn't at all how I had Jon Snow pictured. To me, Khal Drogo was a nasty character, very unlike Jason Momoa (she drools here). And the description of Tyrian Lannister made me ill just to think about him. They've really handsomed him up. ("Hansomed" is that a word?") I won't go any farther since I read those books five or six years ago and have forgotten some of the guys. However, I do remember finding Daenerys to be my least favorite major player. I think it is because in the book, Martin did not do a good job of introducing her relevance to the story. Apparently the beautiful actress who plays her makes up for it.
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on May 11, 2019:
Thank you for your comment. He was in the honorable mentions!
ziyena from the Somewhere Out There on May 11, 2019:
Tyrian should have been Number 1 ... his kind empathetic sexy pithy wit & intelligence trumps them all