Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, is a fictional drama of warring families across the continents of Westeros and Essos. Set in a medieval world where dragons, magic, and undead enemies exist seamlessly alongside political dramas and dynastic struggles, Game of Thrones has become a global phenomenon by combining a dark and realistic tonal plot within a fantasy world. Spanning many exotic locations and a large ensemble cast, the story of Game of Thrones follows three primary overlapping narrative arcs: a conflict of alliances in pursuit of ruling the Seven Kingdoms on the Iron Throne, a woman’s journey as the last of her family to rebuild and redefine what it means to rule, and an ever-present existential threat of the forces of the undead against the living.
The Iron Throne is the literal and metonymical seat of power of Westeros within George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series and the adapted television series Game of Thrones. Located within the Red Keep throne room within the city of King’s Landing, the Iron Throne is forged by dragon fire from the swords of the conquered enemies of Aegon I Targaryen after he conquered the Seven Kingdoms. As depicted on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the Iron Throne is depicted as being 86” (7’2”) | 2.18 m tall, 65” (5’5”) | 1.65 m wide, and 71” (5’11”) | 1.80 m deep.
The Night King, the leader and first created White Walker, is a fictional villain that seeks to erase humanity within George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series and the adapted television series Game of Thrones. A relentless and singular force of evil within the world of Game of Thrones, the Night King leads the White Walkers and the reanimated armies of the dead against the Night’s Watch brotherhood that guard The Wall to protect humanity from the threat of the Night King. Portrayed by Vladimir Furdik on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the Night King is depicted as being 6’1” | 1.85 m tall.
Family: White Walkers
Aliases: The Others
Weapon: Ice Sword, Army of the Dead, Viserion
Actor: Vladimir Furdik
Night King standing front, front (raising the dead), side, standing (spear), walking (spear)
Family: House Lannister
Titles: Ser, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Warden of the West
Aliases: The Kingslayer, The Young Lion
Weapon: Widow’s Wail
Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister front elevation (armor), front (cloak), front walking (armor), front (battle; young), front (swordsman)
Family: House Lannister, House Baratheon
Titles: Protector of the Realm, Lady of Casterly Rock, Queen Regent, Queen Dowager
Actor: Lena Headey
Cersei Lannister front elevation (Queen), side (Queen), back (Queen), side (Queen Mother), front (Queen Mother)
Family: House Lannister
Titles: Hand of the King, Master of Coin, Lord of Casterly Rock
Aliases: The Imp, The Halfman
Actor: Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister front elevation, front (casual), side, side (walking), front (drinking wine)