16. Jon Snow
So, wait: You're telling me one of the three main characters of the epic-fantasy series is a sullen teenage outcast who wears a lot of black and worries about girls? Vacate the Iron Throne, I need to sit down. Lord Snow's privileged pout may get grating. But his high-stakes undercover (and, in Ygritte's case, under-the-covers) operation among the wildlings shows he's got his eye on the prize while most of the power players' attention is focused way south of the Wall.