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A Definitive Ranking Of Every Character Who Says "Winter Is Coming"

But really...Winter is Coming.

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"Winter is coming" is probably the most quotable recurring line in Game of Thrones. It has been said many times, by many different characters. But who says it best?

11. Ramsay Snow*

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When Ramsay utters those three magical words, he does so as a conniving little monster, who is only tricking Theon into thinking he's safe. To put it simply, he doesn't deserve to say it.

10. Renly Baratheon

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The full quote he says is, "Winter may be coming, but I'm afraid the same cannot be said for my brother." He's self-indulgent when he says it. He's looking out for number one. And to him, that's not Ned Stark.


8. Yoren


Again, there is nothing wrong with how this is said, it's just not incredibly special. With Benjen, Yoren is often another forgotten member of the Night's Watch. They are, after all, trained to watch out for winter.

7. Olenna Tyrell


Grandma Tyrell may be the most conniving little old lady is Westeros. She can do anything, including properly execute the most difficult phrase in the Seven Kingdoms. Bonus points for saying it with a knowing smirk.


4. Arya Stark

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She's so young but she understands so much. When she first utters the phrase in Season 1, she understands that all is not right and she needs to prepare herself. She was a BAMF from the start.

1. Ned Stark, DUH


Ned Stark = Winter is coming

There's no doubt about it: Ned Stark is a boss, and every boss needs a sweet catchphrase. Uttered roughly 10000000 times by Ned in the 10 episodes he's alive for. He really knows how to leave a legacy.


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