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Why The Hound is the Most Badass Character in All of Game of Thrones

Why The Hound is the Most Badass Character in All of Game of Thrones

Not many characters in television have had a more satisfying, surprising, or transformative change as the one and only Sandor Clegane.

We all started off hating the “dog”, but adored him right until his perfectly orchestrated demise at his own hands. I mean seriously, it’s impressive how much we cared for this character who killed the butcher’s boy in the second episode of the show.

With a name like The Hound, it’s no surprise that this character has had some of the most intensely badass moments in the show, so let’s breakdown why I think the Hound is by far the coolest character of the entire show.

Outright Quitting the Kingsguard Straight to the King’s Face



In one of the most memorable moments of the second season, Sandoor nearly loses his shit a few times due to the flaming arrows. He carried on, doing his duty and telling one of the flaming archers, “Any of those flaming fucking arrows come near me, I’ll strangle you with your own guts.”

After seeing Bronn light up Stannis’ forces with wildfire, he’s finally had enough. He stops what he’s doing, goes right up to the king, and says his infamous line, “Fuck the kingsguard. Fuck the city. Fuck the king.”

Taking Revenge After Vowing to Peace



After Arya left our favorite Clegane brother to die at the base of a rocky hill, we suspected he would come back somehow. After all, he’s a big bastard that’s tough to kill.

It was however surprising that he took a turn for peace, refusing to kill or fight any longer and taking up working to build a church. This all turned to s#!t after a couple of raiders and robbers killed everyone in the camp, but made the mistake of leaving him alive.

This took him to track and take revenge on these evil men, giving us one of the funniest lines from the series; “You’re shit at dying, you know that?

Going Beyond the Wall



This was the moment that showed us that The Hound really did a complete 180 on his moral compass. He began to feel responsibility for the lives of the innocent and thought it was his moral obligation to go beyond the wall to retrieve a Wight.

Not to mention we get some of the most serious Hound kills in all of the show, swinging that bloody axe like a madman left and right. But then he did the dumbest s#!t ever by showing the Wights that the ice was strong enough to cross, effectively killing Viserion in the process.


I absolutely love the Hound, mainly because he had some of the funniest lines in all of the show, and his obsessive usage of the word c$%t.

What are some of your favorite Hound moments? Let me know in the comments!

Quit ya whinging,

Anime Ape


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