Fans of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ tend to constantly dispute amongst themselves over who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne in King’s Landing when all is said and done. Will Joffrey Baratheon remain the king? Are Jon Snow or one of the remaining Starks plotting sweet revenge? And what about Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons? At this point, it’s anybody’s ball game when it comes to the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. However, according to the latest information available, a king has already been crowned. At least, when it comes to who gets the most screen time on the critically acclaimed HBO fantasy drama series.
In a new infographic compiled by the crew at Buzzfeed, the list-obsessed site has determined that out of the top 68 characters in the show’s third season, Tyrion Lannister, played by the incomparable Peter Dinklage, appears onscreen the most, despite how long it takes to say the Khaleesi’s name every time she meets someone new. You can see the complete findings in the picture below, followed by the complete list of characters and how long their various appearances last in this past season:
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), 1:10:38; Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), 50:07; Robb Stark (Richard Madden), 46:58; Jon Snow (Kit Harington), 46:56; Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), 44:50; Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) 44:07; Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), 43:49; Ygritte (Rose Leslie), 42:39; Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), 42:09; Catelyn Tully (Michelle Fairley), 41:27; Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney), 39:49; Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), 39:38; Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), 38:53; Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), 38:00; Gendry (Joe Dempsie), 37:48; Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), 37:26; Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin), 35:34; Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), 35:20; Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), 34:04; Brynden Tully, the “Blackfish” (Clive Russell), 33:50; Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), 33:47; Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), 31:55; Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies), 30:29; Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), 30:09; Varys (Conleth Hill), 28:54; Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie Sangster), 28:52; Melisandre (Carice van Houten), 28:41; Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), 27:05; Sandor Clegane, “The Hound” (Rory McCann), 26:36; Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick), 25:51; Olenna Tyrell, the “Queen of Thorns” (Diana Rigg), 25:33; Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton), 25:29; Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), 24:38; Hodor (Kristian Nairn), 24:35; Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), 24:10; Shae (Sibel Kekilli) 24:08; Gilly (Hannah Murray), 23:48; Dragons (Viserion, Rhaegal, and Drogon), 22:30; Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), 20:58; Orell (Mackenzie Crook), 20:51; Walder Frey (David Bradley), 20:26; Ramsay Snow, the “Bastard of Bolton” (Iwan Rheon), 20:04; Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), 19:34; Daario Naharis (Ed Skrein), 18:24; Osha (Natalia Tena), 17:15; Petyr Baelish, “Littlefinger” (Aidan Gillen), 15:40; Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), 14:35; Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), 14:27; Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson), 13:46; Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), 12:04; Lord Commander Mormont (James Cosmo), 11:09; Bronn (Jerome Flynn), 8:48; Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman), 8:24; Ros (Esmé Bianco), 8:18; Qyburn (Anton Lesser), 8:04; Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover), 7:27; Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey), 6:45; Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram), 5:04; Martyn and Willem Lannister (Dean-Charles Chapman and Timothy Gibbons), 4:22; The Bear (Bart the Bear), 4:04; Balon and Yara Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide and Gemma Whelan), 3:14; Craster (Robert Pugh), 3:08; Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan), 2:51; Selyse Baratheon (Tara Fitzgerald), 1:20
Are you surprised at how often or little some characters appear in the third season of ‘Game of Thrones’? Who do you hope gets more screen time next season? Let us know in the comment section.
‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO in spring of 2014.