Game of Thrones April Absurdity Tournament: Prelims

What are we doing here?

Two of my friends and I got bored so we decided to figure out who really is the best fighter of in the universe of Game of Thrones.

How are we doing this?

We took the 64 best fighters from Essos to Westeros and put them in a random bracket and matched them up against each other in a single elimination tournament until we had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.  True in hindsight a double elimination would have been a better, it would have eliminated a few early exits.  But hey this is good enough.

The Rules:

This is “Game of Thrones” not A Song of Ice and Fire.  It is also only seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones so if they don’t appear before this season they don’t qualify.  All characters will be at “best form” throughout the three seasons (e.g.: Jamie with both hands).  Also all characters will get any equipment or animals they need to be at “best form” meaning Robb and Jon get their wolves and Khal gets his horse, also Barristan and others have their armor, and so on.

Do we know what we’re talking about?

Of course.  You’ve got Grayson who has read all five books and seen every episode of Game of Thrones, a few times actually.  Alex who has seen all three season and read all the books.  And myself who has seen every episode countless times and since I read behind the shows as to avoid spoil city, I have read books 1 and 2.

Here’s your 64 greatest warriors of the seven kingdoms (in no particular order… not yet at least):

  • Eddard Stark
  • Jon Snow
  • Tormund Giantsbane
  • Roose Bolton
  • Qhorin Halfhand
  • Mance Rayder
  • Rodrik Cassel
  • Alliser Thorne
  • Ygritte
  • Rickard Karstark
  • Jeor Mormont
  • Benjen Stark
  • Eddison Tollett
  • Craster
  • Hodor
  • Ramsay Snow
  •  Bronn
  • Jaqen H’ghar
  • Loras Tyrell
  • Syrio Forel
  • Vardis Egen
  • Robert Baratheon
  • Tywin Lannister
  • Shagga
  • Janos Slynt
  • Davos Seaworth
  • Stannis Baratheon
  • Meryn Trant
  • Yara Greyjoy
  • Joffrey Baratheon
  • Ilyn Payne
  • Renly Baratheon
  •  Khal Drogo
  • Daario Naharis
  • Barristan Selmy
  • Grey Worm
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • Qotho
  • Jorah Mormont
  • Mero
  • Prendahl na Ghezn
  • Pyat Pree
  • Salladhor Saan
  • Kovarro
  • Rakharo
  • Viserys Targaryen
  • Xaro Xhoan Daxos
  • Mirri Maz Duur
  • Jamie Lannister
  • Gregor Clegane
  • Robb Stark
  • Sandor Clegane
  • Anguy
  • Brienne of Tarth
  • Thoros of Myr
  • Yoren
  • Berric Dondarrion
  • Arya Stark
  • Brynden Tully
  • Dagmer Cleftjaw
  • Theon Greyjoy
  • Gendry
  • Meera Reed
  • Edmure Tully

Out of those 64 we each ranked our top ten just ya know… cuz:

Grayson Che Alex
  1. Jamie Lannister
  2. Barriston Selmy
  3. Sandor Clegane
  4. Gregor Clegane
  5. Loras Tyrell
  6. Robb Stark
  7. Bronn
  8. Khal Drogo
  9. Grey Worm
  10. Brienne of Tarth
  1. Bronn
  2. Robb Stark
  3. Gregor Clegane
  4. Jamie Lannister
  5. Barriston Selmy
  6. Syrio Forel
  7. Eddard Stark
  8. Loras Tyrell
  9. Sador Clegane
  10. Jon Snow
  1. Robb Stark
  2. Syrio Forel
  3. Barristan Selmy
  4. Jaime Lanister
  5. Gregor Clegane
  6. Khal Drogo
  7. Bronn
  8. Daenerys Targaryen
  9. Grey Worm
  10. Daario Naharis

We placed all the names in to the bracket randomly and this is what we’ve got (click to enlarge):

Round One

Round One


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