Top 40 'Game of Thrones' Characters, Ranked

From Arya to Ygritte, we count down the 'Game's best and worst players

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12. Varys

He's the spider at the center of a web of spies, the nest to which countless little birds flock to sing their secret songs, the mixed metaphor at the dark heart of Westerosi politics. But Game of Thrones' most potent eunuch is also witty, wise, and the closest thing to a friend that Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister had in King's Landing. His motives remain mysterious (remember him skulking around with Daenerys and Drogo's secret foreign moneyman?), but his on-screen appearances are freaking delightful.

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