10 Times Game of Thrones Villains Outsmarted The Heroes

Based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones presented compelling power dynamics in its eight-season run. Status and influence did very little to

conceal the most prominent characters from nefarious actions. Other characters use their lack of prestige as an advantage to climb Westeros' supremacy.

Both the book series and the show held characters with interchangeable statuses depending on a situation's

outcome. A character usually classified as a villain can be seen in a heroic light compared to those who wronged them, while the character more properly aligned with the hero

trope sometimes exhibits villainous traits. Either way, Game of Thrones saw some match point moves in the way of villains outsmarting their prey.

Littlefinger Double crossing Ned Stark

Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Belish (Aidan Gillen) is one of GoT's most intriguing characters. His motives were purely driven by the great lengths he would go to

gain and protect his power. Littlefinger's cunning portrayal led him to betray Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean) in season 1.

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