‘Game of Thrones’ hasn’t been very kind to its noblest characters over the course of its six seasons on HBO. Eddard Stark was a good man but that didn’t stop Joffrey Baratheon from chopping off his head. Eddard’s son and wife would soon learn a similar lesson during The Red Wedding. Even the Season 6 premiere reinforced this truth when the honorable Doran Martell and his son was offed by the Sand Snakes. In short, it’s pretty clear that being a good person puts you directly into the line of fire in Westeros.
And yet, perhaps the noblest character of all is still standing. Good luck trying to take down Brienne of Tarth.
Brienne is a soldier who first served in Remly Baratheon’s Kingsguard and then was enlisted by Catelyn Stark to find her missing daughters, Sansa and Arya. It’s true that both of the people she swore to protect ultimately perished but you can’t say she didn’t try her best to keep her oath.
Brienne’s desire to do the right thing is so strong, in fact, that she pushes forward to find the Stark daughters even after Catelyn is gone. She chased Sansa Stark all across the Seven Kingdoms, finally gaining her acceptance at the start of Season Six.
Along the way, Brienne, portrayed by actress Gwendoline Christie, has dropped a variety of sound bytes that make it clear that while she may be a good person, she is also not someone you want to mess with.
Here are 20 of Brienne of Tarth’s best quotes from ‘Game of Thrones’.