Top 10 Most Fulfilling Fan Moments in Game of Thrones

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Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Last updated:  2023-04-25 18:00:06

Game of Thrones is a TV show with millions of loyal fans worldwide and the best opening theme ever! The whole concept was based on G. R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire," a series of fantasy novels. Although there were many cringe moments, we'll remember the best ones today. Continue reading, and find our picks for the top ten list of most fulfilling fan moments in "Game of Thrones." Will "House of the Dragon" manage to do the same?

10. Tyrion Slaps Joffrey (Multiple Times) 

Fans were squealing with joy seeing this scene

Joffrey was one of the show's most hated characters, as he was mean, sadistic, and bad-tempered. He could inspire love only in his mother, and even such a badass female sometimes had trouble with him. So no wonder those slapping scenes gave us that much pleasure!

The first "incident" happened in the first season, in episode two, when Tyrion tells Joffrey to offer sympathies to the Starks after Bran's fall. Being a spoiled brat, he disobeys and gets a slap in the face multiple times! Then, in the second season, King Joffrey orders his army to kill people who throw a pie at him. As a result, his uncle ridicules him and strikes his face again.

9. Viserys Gets His Well-deserved Golden Crown

Viserys always wanted to wear a crown

Even though his character briefly appeared on the show, Viserys quickly established himself as a horrible person. Among other things, he was cruel, selfish, and power-crazy. Also, let's remember how he sold Daenerys to the Dothraki King in exchange for an army. His demise came in the hands of his sister's husband, Khal Drogo.

At a celebration for the couple, who were expecting their child, Viserys got drunk and threatened Daenerys. Drogo gives him his well-deserved crown as he pours melting gold on his head. Undoubtedly, it was brutal and one of the most shocking TV moments, but Viserys was asking for it.

8. Daenerys Takes Reign of Khalasar

Dothraki bow down to one true Queen

Khalasar captured the Mother of Dragons in the last episode of season five and took her to Vaes Dothrak, a city where they'll decide her fate. When she arrived to face the many Khals gathered in the temple, they began to discuss what to do with her. Among many things mentioned, particularly disgusting, was the option of taking turns raping her.

As a result, Daenerys called them "small men" who were not fit to rule and reminded them of Khal Drogo's promises to her at that same place. The discussion turned heated as she decided to push the firepits, causing a flame. As she walked out of the burning temple uninjured, Dothraki accepted her as their new leader.

7. Tyrion Kills His Father

Most awkward place to die in

Toward the end of season four, we witness Tyrion being accused and tried for King Joffrey's death. As he lost the trial by combat, he awaited his execution in the Red Keep's dungeons. However, his older brother, Jaime, decided to help him escape his gloomy fate.

Instead of meeting Varys, who was supposed to help him reach Essos, Tyrion decides to visit his father. When he arrives in his chambers, he finds Shae, his former lover, who testified against him at the trial. Enraged, he strangles her before realizing Tywin is also there, using the toilet. As his heart is broken by double betrayal, he shoots his father several times with a crossbow and kills him.

6. Jon Snow Alive Again

Many fans saw this coming a mile away

Since the beginning of the series, most people would say that the Stark bastard, Jon Snow, was their most beloved character. So when he died at the hands of the treasonous Night's Watch soldiers in season five, fans were shocked and angry. However, there were many speculations that we'll see him again on the show, as the showrunners left us waiting for an entire year to find out.

In the second episode of season six, Melisandre performs a ritual over Jon Snow's dead body as we hold our breath. Coming to the realization that there are no signs of life, she leaves the room disappointed, knowing there's nothing left for her to do. But then, Ghost begins to whimper, and finally, Lord Commander opens his eyes while breathing heavily. If he didn't, his death would rank among the saddest in TV shows.

5. The Birth of Dragons

Daenerys becoming the Mother of Dragons

At her wedding with Khal Drogo, Daenerys received a gift from Jorah Mormont - fossilized dragon eggs. After her husband died, she burned him on a funeral pyre and walked into a burning hell with three dragon eggs.

Danny stood amid remains when the smoke cleared up, with her baby dragons clinging to her. This scene was where millions of fans cheered with joy, bowing down to the queen. This moment was a game-changer for the fantasy series, as we witnessed her transformation from Khaleesi to the Mother of Dragons.

4. Tyrion's Trial Confession

He kept it inside of him for a long time

As he was wrongly accused of his nephew's death, Tyrion stands judgment for his "crime." In fact, he has two options, to join the Night's Watch and live or to confess. But after his former lover, Shae, says that Tyrion and Sansa conspired to kill Joffrey, something breaks inside him.

His confession was chilling, as he admitted wishing he was the one who killed the King of Westeros. Also, Tyrion states that he's on trial because he's a dwarf and has been judged for it his whole life. You can't help but have sympathetic feelings for him at that moment while admiring his bravery. In the end, Tyrion said all those things we wished we could.

3. Purple Wedding

Fans can't hide their joy watching this

Joffrey Baratheon was a pure sadist who enjoyed molesting and torturing people. The first scene where we realize how cruel he could be happens in the first season when he cuts the butcher's son's face. Later, we could see his true (and worst) colors when he became King Joffrey I Baratheon. Indeed, cruelty and power are always a dangerous combination, and we have a list of things to prove it.

The power-washed king executed Ned Stark on false treason charges, even though he promised Sansa he would be merciful. From then on, he continues abusing her, including forcing her to look at her father's decapitated head. Therefore, when he started choking because of the poison he drank on his wedding day, everyone watching felt enormous pleasure. The true "mad king" died, and it was one of the most satisfying moments in the series.

2. Ramsay Bolton Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

It's a terrible way to die, but he deserved it

Is Ramsay Bolton your most-hated character in the entire series? No wonder, as his onscreen debut was posing as the man sent to rescue Theon from imprisonment. As time would tell, this was just many of the sick games he played to torture people. He freed him, only to capture him again and bring him back to Winterfell. Remember that Ramsay is to blame for one of the worst scenes in GoT, where he cuts off Theon's manhood.

In short, he takes everything from him, downgrading him into an obedient and frightened servant, Reek. Oh, and what about that terrible episode where he rapes Sansa on their wedding night? So it's not surprising that fans of the show felt pure pleasure when Ramsay finally died. After suffering defeat in the Battle of the Bastards, he was beaten and chained. At last, Sansa gets her revenge, as she lets his hounds eat him alive.

1. Jon Snow Becomes King in the North

A very satisfying way to end a season

And finally, we've reached our most satisfying moments in GoT, where Jon Snow is crowned King in the North. First, the scene begins with the revelation that Stark's bastard is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Then, we see the northern lords gathered in Winterfell's Great Hall, discussing what to do for the upcoming winter and about White Walkers.

Most dismiss John's warnings, but Lyanna Mormont, Lady of the Bear Island, jumps in. She reminded them how some refused to join the critical battle for Winterfell and that the Mormont House was always loyal to the Starks. The young lady was so fearless and feisty that she inspired the lords to apologize to Jon and pledge their loyalty. No matter how often we rewatch this "Game of Thrones" best scene when we hear: "The King in the North," goosebumps are inevitable.

Undoubtedly, many more GoT moments deserved to be included in this list, as the show aired for eight seasons. Which one, in particular, would you add, and why? What are your thoughts on our picks for the top ten most fulfilling moments from the series? Let us know in the comments, and share what your list would look like.

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