Game of Thrones: Characters More Evil In Books
Game of Thrones quickly earned a reputation as being one of the most violent shows on television. Characters we loved were constantly getting executed, murdered, maimed, and tortured by their enemies.
What makes it all so much worse is the fact that the violence is all in the name of a fruitless pursuit of power, which is all going to come to an end when the White Walkers finally decide to invade Westeros. If you were someone who was caught in the clutches or Ramsay, Cersei, or Joffrey, then you might welcome the arrival of the ice zombies.
HBO can only go so far in its depiction of violent acts. As such, there are characters from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series that have committed deeds too foul to be shown on television.
We are here today to look at the Game of Thrones characters who are far more despicable in the books.
From the Bolton who brings his pets to bed, to the Greyjoy who may be trying to wake up Cthulhu, here are 15 Game Of Thrones Characters Who Are Much More Evil In The Books.
15. Joffrey Baratheon
The entire audience let out an obnoxious cheer when Joffrey Baratheon choked to death at his own wedding. This cheer eventually died down, as the fans realized that one of the best villains in TV show history had just died, and that Game of Thrones wouldn’t be the same without him. Jack Gleeson deserves all the praise in the world for creating such an entertaining villain.
We learn more about Joffrey’s childhood in the books. King Robert tells Ned Stark that the reason he hasn’t abdicated is that he is afraid of what would happen if Joffrey ascended to the throne.
When Joffrey was a child, he learned that a cat in the Red Keep was pregnant. He cut the cat open and presented the unborn fetuses to King Robert, who smacked Joffrey in a fit of rage.
The reason for a lot of Joffrey’s hateful deeds is because he was trying to emulate his father’s actions. This is why he ordered the assassination of Bran Stark, as he overheard Robert talking about wanting to put the poor boy out of his misery.
Lord Petyr Baelish is the true architect behind the events that caused the War of the Five Kings. He framed Tyrion for the assassination plot on Bran Stark, which caused the armed conflict between the Lannisters and the Tullys/Starks.
Littlefinger also convinced Lysa Arryn to murder her husband, which prompted Ned Stark’s appointment to the position of Hand of the King, allowing Littlefinger to directly manipulate events from King’s Landing.
The TV show has revealed that Littlefinger owns many brothels. It doesn’t go into detail about the fact that he is involved in the child sex trade. He offers to take care of a young Jeyne Poole, which we later learn involves turning her into a prostitute. She is forced to learn the tricks of the trade while enduring regular beatings.
When Littlefinger murders Lysa Arryn in the show, the Lords of the Vale seem to accept Sansa’s account of what happened. In the books, Littlefinger frames a bard named Marillion for the crime. Marillion is tortured until he is coerced into giving a confession.