Tyrion Lannister and a dragon on GoT S5 poster

Catch Game of Thrones season 5 on M-Net, also on Catch Up and DStv Explora

Game of Thrones marathon on M-Net is finally coming to an end, with season 5 which premieres from Monday 15 June at 23:00 on M-Net Edge (113), also available on Catch Up online and on your DStv Explora.

Going down memory lane, there is so much you can tell about GoT characters just by what they say. Below, we try to define these characters in quotes:

Ser Ilyn, bring me his head

King Joffrey Baratheon will always be remembered as that demented boy king, and by extension, a pathetic coward.



I should wear the armour and you the gown

The Queen Mother Cersei Lannister is headstrong, choosing to dominate rather than be submissive.



Which is more dangerous, the dagger brandished by an enemy or the hidden one pressed to your back by someone you never even see.

Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger is an opportunist, a manipulator extraordinaire who has a penchant for betraying members of House Stark. He’s a clever man, a master at predicting the outcome of the game.

I will take what’s mine with fire and blood

As the last scion of the deposed House Targaryen, Dany believes she has the right to the realm and will unleash the dragon fury on those who stand in her way.



You know nothing Jon Snow

Although not uttered by Jon Snow himself but by Ygritte, this quote symbolizes Jon Snow’s ‘assumed ignorance.’ He’s an underdog who is always underestimated.

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep

Tywin Lannister’s grandiosity was legendary. To translate his quote simply, ‘A Lannister should not care what others think of him, because well, he’s a Lannister – the most priviledged blue blood in Westeros.’

My mother told me not to throw rocks at cripples, but my father taught me, aim for their heads.

Ramsay Bolton is proud to be the monster he is; relishing evil with a frenzied facial expression that could put Joffrey’s smug smile to shame.

I am a wolf and will not be afraid

Despite her young age and gender, Arya Stark is the most relentless character in GoT. She wanders all over Westeros with a heart of vengeance, carrying a kill list that she is determined to honour.



Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

Tyrion Lannister is not bothered by his diminutive size, or the ridicule that comes with it. He’s pathetic in battle, therefore, he uses his wit to survive.