6 Best Game Of Thrones Character Pairings (We Never Got To See)
6. Ned Stark And Brienne Of Tarth
There was a long list of potential pairings
for Ned, who despite his prominence in the first season doesn't really get a
whole lot of interactions outside his family and the upper-echelon of the court
at King's Landing.
While Ned is generally seen as an honorable fool, Brienne
showcases an equally impressive amount of honor while not allowing that sense
of duty to blind her as it does Ned.
Ned is also likely among the characters
who would have been most accepting of Brienne's desire to be a great warrior -
his sister Lyanna was a notorious tomboy (possibly going as far as
competing in tourneys under the pseudonym of "The Laughing
Knight"), he encouraged Arya's desire to learn how to effectively wield
Needle, and as Warden of the North, he had Bear Island under his
domain, which was led by many women throughout its recent history.
On rewatch, some of
Ned's most compelling scenes are with Arya, but it would have been fascinating
to see how he treated a woman that his daughter would eventually grow up to
admire and spar with.