26. Bran Stark
In any other series, this adventurous little boy turned paraplegic psychic would unequivocally be the main character — half Luke Skywalker, half Professor X, all Joseph Campbell hero's-journey archetype. Instead, he gets pushed out a window, and then pushed to the margins of the story as bigger, bolder characters fight and die for the throne. Whatever Bran's payoff winds up being, it's part of a much longer game.