11. Tyrion Lannister: The Fallen Hand of the King
Tyrion Lannister saved King's Landing from Stannis Baratheon, and all he got was this lousy facial scar. Despite outplaying his rivals all season long, Tyrion damn near ended up dead at the hands of one of his sister Cersei's minions, and was robbed of the credit for his battle plan by the showy last-minute save from his father Tywin Lannister and their newfound ally Loras Tyrell. However, Tyrion's got one thing going for him no one else does: sheer love of the game. Between that and his unlikely alliance with the spymaster Varys, he could mount a comeback.