‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘House of the Dragon’: Ranking The Top Hands of The King

In the vast expanse of Westeros’ Seven Kingdoms, the Hand of the King stands as the paramount advisor to the ruler. Occupying a position second only to the king, the Hand wields authority, speaks on behalf of the ruler, and assumes the king’s responsibilities when they are indisposed. Despite the intended impartiality of the role, aimed at serving the realm’s best interests, numerous Hands have sought to manipulate their status for personal political gains.

Across the realms of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘House of the Dragon’, audiences have encountered various Hands of the King or Hands of the Queen in the case of female rulers. Some have exemplified dedication to the realm, while others have pursued self-serving agendas, creating a tapestry of memorable characters. The intrigue deepens as fan-favourite characters ascend to this influential position, especially when rival claimants to the throne appoint their own trusted hands.

Davos Seaworth
Lyonel Strong
Tywin Lannister
Otto Hightower
Kevan Lannister
Jon Arryn
Tyrion Lannister
Eddard Stark
Hands of The King
Jorah Mormont
Hands of The King

– Farheen Ali