He does know things, quite a lot of them, and he’s a shrewd student of human behavior. Plus, he grew up watching his family amass power and then lose it all in a short, vainglorious time — an experience that proved a harsh, yet efficient, teacher.
Ned and Catelyn Stark’s sense of justice + Littlefinger’s cunning + Cersei as cautionary tale + Arya as her Hand of the Queen = UNSTOPPABLE.
SER BRIENNE OF TARTH
The newly minted knight is too pure of heart, you say, and maybe you’re right. But I’ll take “pure of heart” over “too zen for this human plane” anyday. Plus, that penmanship!
He’s got a legitimate claim to the throne, thanks to King Robert’s philandering, and a history of having nothing: Who better to empathize with and advocate for the common folk of King’s Landing and beyond?
The woman knows how to rally men to her cause, she’s got military acumen and she’s one of the least-shady characters in the series. Plus, “What is dead may never die but rises again, harder and stronger” is quite the testament to a solid work ethic, right?
Jon’s bestie is smart and well-versed in Westeros history without, y’know, having to lord over everyone how he’s too busy SEEING Westeros history to emote. Not only did he survive the Battle of Winterfell (military prowess!), he once killed a white walker all by himself… did you hear?
He’s loyal. He’s fierce. He’s a good boy. And if we could just find Nymeria, she’d make a perfect Paw of the King.