14. Samwell Tarly
Because every epic fantasy saga worth its salt needs a portly, adorable sidekick named Sam. Please note, however, that long before Jon Snow discovered his destiny, it was his timid, bookish brother in the Night's Watch who was rescuing women and children, killing White Walkers, and generally learning the true nature of the secret threat to the Seven Kingdoms. Now he's got a girlfriend, a baby, his father's stolen sword, and a ticket to join the Seven Kingdoms' braintrust, the maesters. This guy's going places.