13. Bronn's Trial by Combat
Season 1, Episode 6: "A Golden Crown"
It was a the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The seasoned, skillful sellsword named Bronn helped Lady Catelyn Stark capture Tyrion Lannister. But when it came time for the Imp to stand trial for his crimes, the mercenary heard opportunity knocking. Switching sides in hopes of receiving serious Lannister gold, he handily dispatched the armor-clad champion of Cat's sister by moving fast and playing dirty. One of our first real glimpses of the no-nonsense way the show would handle swordfighting – i.e. people swinging huge sharp chunks of metal at each other until one of them can no longer get up – it also gave us one of its key bits of dialogue. "You do not fight with honor!" yelled Lady Arryn at the man who'd defeated her knight. "No," Bronn responded, before pointing at the "moon door" through which he'd just tossed the loser to his death. "He did."