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Here's Who Math Says Is The Main Character In "Game Of Thrones"

The god of tits and wine, and now the Iron Throne.

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Whenever a character's name appeared within 15 words of another character, that relationship got mapped out.

"An edge between two characters doesn’t necessarily mean that they are friends—it simply means that they interact, speak of one another, or are mentioned together," mathematicians Andrew J. Beveridge and Jie Shan explained.

And consistently it was Tyrion who kept coming out on top, making him mathematically the true protagonist of the book.


"Acting as the Hand of the King, Tyrion is thrust into the center of the political machinations of the capitol city," the study explained. "Our analysis suggests that he is the true protagonist of the book."

Of the three most important characters in the series, Tyrion is first, and Jon Snow is second.

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"Jon Snow is uniquely positioned in the network, with connections to highborn lords, the Night’s Watch militia, and the savage wildlings beyond the Wall," the report said. (Though clearly they didn't take into account that Jon Snow knows nothing...)

And last but not least is Sansa Stark, who's the third most important figure in the book.

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"The real surprise may be the prominence of Sansa Stark," the report said. "However, other players are aware of her value as a Stark heir and they repeatedly use her as a pawn in their plays for power. If she can develop her cunning, then she can capitalize on her network importance to dramatic effect."