The Worst & Best Couples In Game Of Thrones

With Game of Thrones just a few days from ending for good, it seemed like a good idea to have a look at some of the best and worst couples from the popular show.

Game of Thrones had some lovely couples, they also had some of the most cringy couples (Tommen and Margaery anyone?) and we want to list 3 from each category. We want to start with the worst first so we can cleanse our palettes later with some good.


Tyrion Lannister and Shae

This was a couple that was difficult to like. While it was nice to see that Tyrion was able to actually fall in love with someone, it was heartbreaking to see him give his heart to someone as undeserving as the woman of the night, Shae.

The two were together for a while, but it turned out it was a sham as Shae had no qualms in selling Tyrion out, testifying against him in his trial and then sleeping with his father, Tywin!

Tyrio found out and killed Shae in one of the more painful scenes in Game of Thrones, before going to finish off his father who was– in the john– Lol!

Cersei and Jaime Lannister

Jaime and Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones

Here’s the thing, I personally love a villain’s love story. I love when a villain is a villain but still has a woman who he loves (Kingpin and his love for Vanessa in Daredevil for instance). And to be honest, Jaime and Cersei’s love feels this way…then you remember that they’re siblings which changes it from beautiful to gross. The two died together and had a touching scene and all…but still, gross.

Daenerys Targaryen and Aegon Targaryen (Jon Snow)

This relationship also falls flat for the same reasons that the one of Cersei and Jaime does– it’s basically incest.

Jon and Dany hooked up at the end of Season 7 in a scene that many knew was coming from a mile away but also one that was doomed from the very beginning.

Now that relationship seems to be going down the drain as Jon is beginning to see that Dany has a few screws loose and the Mother of Dragons is envious of her lover’s popularity and better claim to the throne.


Jon Snow and Ygritte

Jon Snow and Ygritte Game of Thrones

Yes, it’s Jon Snow again, the Game of Thrones protagonist has been pretty lucky with relationships but the one he had with Ygritte (who is now his real life wife) is pretty charming. The two were first captor and captive but after a while a romance blossomed which eventually led to Jon breaking his vows to the Night’s Watch to sleep with her. It ended badly of course, as all things in Game of Thrones do, and Ygritte bit the dust.

But we’ll always remember this

Game of thrones meme


Grey Worm and Missandei

Grey Worm and Missandei Game of Thrones

These two were extremely cute. Brought together by a common goal of helping Daenerys succeed, the two fell in love even though Grey Worm is without a…erm… you know. The two were cute to watch especially when he promised that after the fighting they would go anywhere she wants. It wasn’t to be of course as Missandei found her head taken by the Zombie Mountain which of course contributed to Dany going full mental in episode 5.

Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand

Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand Game of Thrones

They were a beautiful pair (quite literally) and while their relationship was not conventional (they were both bisexual and were in an open relationship) it was still clear that the love between them was something special, nothing summed this up more her scream when Oberyn was killed by the Mountain.


The emotion was real and her subsequent quest to have revenge against the Lannisters a was also further proof of her love for Oberyn.

So, who were your favorite Game of Thrones couples? Some weren’t added on this list due to the nature of the relationship (Ramsey Snow and Sansa for instance, they were married but that was no relationship)


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