Ranking The 23 Hottest Guys On “Game Of Thrones”

We pay tribute to the best eye candy in Westeros

The seventh season of Game Of Thrones premieres this Sunday, and with the HBO fantasy series you can always count on a lot of excitement and heartache—and a good amount of male eye candy. Whether you like heroes or bad boys, Littlefingers or Mountain men, the show offers something for everyone.

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Below, we rank the men of Westeros, past and present.

  1. Ned Stark


    The Stark patriarch sired two of the hottest men in the kingdoms, but, shockingly, didn’t live past the first season.

  2. The Mountain


    Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) is the most fearsome warrior in Westeros—as a kid, he held his brother’s face in a fire for using his toys without permission. Years later and he still has that twinkle in his eye.

  3. Lancel Lannister


    Once the show’s greatest twink, Lancel (Eugene Simon) is now a religious fanatic who rails against the pleasures of the flesh.

  4. Jorah Mormont


    Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) is also known by the gayest title in all the kingdoms, “The Lord Of Bear Island.” Sadly, we’re not sure how long his rugged good looks will hold up against the dreaded stone disease Greyscale.

  5. Ramsay Bolton


    Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) was the bastard son of Lord Roose Bolton and the most deranged villain on Game of Thrones. (That’s saying something.) He’d place much higher on this list if it wasn’t for the flaying, castration and general sadism.

  6. Jaqen H’Ghar


    Jaqen H’Ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) is the BFF of Arya Stark, and the most… multi-faceted character on the show, by far.

  7. Petyr Baelish


    Petyr Baelish may be saddled with nickname “Littlefinger,” but his cunning, intelligence, and Snidely Whiplash ’stache make him an attractive puppet master.

  8. Olyvar


    Despite a memorable full-frontal orgy scene and the enviable boast of bedding both Oberyn and Loras, Olyvar (Will Tudor) loses points for betraying Loras at his trial.

  9. Tormund


    All hail Tormund (Kristofer Hivju), Westoro’s own Ginger Jesus.

  10. Grey Worm


    As one of the “Unsullied,” Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) is loyal and classically handsome. Sure, he may be missing something vital, but we’d make it work.

  11. Hodor


    As young Bran Stark’s protector, Hodor (Kristian Nairn) spoke softly and carried a BIG stick. Out of all the characters in GoT, we’d hold the door for this gentle giant.

  12. Loras Tyrell


    Loras (Finn Jones) never recovered from the death of his soulmate, Renley, and his subsequent affair with Olyvar led to a prison sentence. We’d give up our dragons just to run our fingers through that hair.

  13. Oberyn Martell


    The Red Viper (Pedro Pascal) was an accomplished warrior, but was also “famous for f*cking half of Westoros.” This pansexual prince took Olyvar to bed and flirted with Loras, but sadly lost his life while trying to conquer a Mountain.

  14. Tyrion Lannister


    Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is the heart of Game Of Thrones, and the younger brother of Jaime and Cersei Lannister. What he lacks in height he makes up for in cunning, intelligence, and a dry wit that is more attractive than brute force could ever be.

  15. Podrick Payne


    Nothing in Game Of Thrones could ever be referred to as “adorable,” but Pod (Daniel Portman) comes closest. Tyrion thanks him for his loyal squire service by hiring three prostitutes to claim his virginity, but they’re apparently so impressed with his superior lovemaking ability, they refuse payment.

    This we gotta see for ourselves.

  16. Gendry


    The hottest blacksmith in the kingdoms. Who knew that Gendry (Joe Dempsie) would be the last Baratheon standing?

  17. Daario Naharis


    In addition to being a legendary pit fighter—and even more legendary lover to Daenerys—Daario has the distinction of being played by one hot actor (Ed Skrein) and then replaced with an even hotter actor (Michiel Huisman).

  18. Theon Greyjoy


    Theon (Alfie Allen) may be Game Of Thrones’ saddest case: True, he made some unfortunate choices—killing farm boys, trusting Ramsey Bolton—but he didn’t deserve all that flaying and castration. He definitely needs a hug.

  19. Renly Baratheon


    Gone far too soon, Lord Renly (Gethin Anthony) gave us the show’s first same-sex love affair.


    The reverberations of his shocking death—at the hands of an evil smoke shadow—are still being felt years later.

  20. Jon Snow


    Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is the biggest heartthrob on the show—even his hair has its own tumblr page.

  21. Robb Stark


    Another popular character taken too soon, Robb (Richard Madden) saw murdered during the Red Wedding, after watching his pregnant wife get killed in front of him.

    They probably should have just sent a gift.

  22. Khal Drogo


    When Drogo (Jason Momoa) was shockingly killed in Season One, it was a wake-up call for fans that anyone—even major characters—could be snuffed out at any time. It’s a shame that lesson had to be taught by eliminating the chance to see Drogo’s jaw-dropping body on our TV screens.

  23. Jaime Lannister


    Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) certainly has his quirks. But over the seasons he’s changed from a dastardly rogue to a mildly less dastardly rogue.

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    His redemption arc from last season makes him even more attractive, if that’s possible.

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