40 Best 'Game of Thrones' Characters – Ranked and Updated

From Arya to Yara, the Night King to the Mother of Dragons, we count down the 'Game's best and worst players

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15. 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; he's now providing that same kind of support to Daenerys. And thanks to actor Conleth Hill's distinctive delivery, all of his on-screen appearances are freaking delightful.

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