4 Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Women We Can Relate To

by Megan Mills

We waited patiently, clutching our "Crows Before Hoes" mugs before the fifth season premiere this past Sunday. And, praise the gods; our favorite women are back.

We've seen four females from “Game of Thrones” transform into powerful leaders who found their strength when everything literally came crumbling down in their kingdom.

They are supremely different in their own ways and we tend to envy their ability to exercise their power over men in order to succeed in a blood-thirsty world.

While the few men left still might be the eye candy the show can't live without, these four women might just steal the show after all:

Daenerys Targaryen (aka Mother of Dragons)


If I could trade places with anyone on this show, it would be her.

In just a few short seasons, we've seen Khaleesi grow from an obedient little sister to a queen right before our eyes.

Not only is she smoking hot, but her ability to lead an army of men and take over kingdoms has made her one of the most beloved characters on the show.

When a woman in charge uses her power to create a greater good, people notice and respond; it's what makes a great leader.

And, let's not forget about the dragons. Who else has fire-breathing pets running around?

Plus, she has the most gorgeous male character as her sidekick, Daario, whose ass looks like two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.

Although she may experience fear, she will never show mercy to those who spread injustice or harm others.

She's grown from being the soft-spoken wife of Khal Drogo (still pissed about that death) to a dragon queen who sets dictators on fire.

She knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to rule over the seven kingdoms. You go girl.

Why we can relate to her:

Finding strength when everything goes to sh*t is not easy.  Khaleesi is such an inspiring character because she represents the good in this world full of evil.

Finding your inner queen is not easy, but it is most certainly worth it.

Cersei Lannister


Whenever her name gets brought up, I usually hear a big sigh or a "That bitch!" somewhere in the background.

Cersei is the ruler you love to hate (and not only because of how on-point her resting bitch face is every episode).

She's a manipulator, and she knows her way around the castle, men included.

This is a woman who knows she can use her lovely lady parts and wit to get ahead (a lethal combination).

Although we love to hate her, we have to realize one simple thing: Her actions are almost always motivated by protecting her loved ones: the Lannister family.

She will stop at nothing to protect her brother (in more ways than one) and her children.

She's the fierce bitch of the show and never lets us forget it.

Why we can relate to her:

Like her, we would do anything for our families. Our love for them runs incredibly deep.

Sometimes, you have to do what you can to ensure the survival of your own bloodline.

Although she is often misunderstood, she believes she's doing what's right for the Lannister name. You can mess with almost anyone but family.

Sansa Stark


Ah, Sansa. I admit I couldn't stand her during the first few seasons. She was this weak, pathetic people pleaser who wanted nothing more than to marry Joffrey.

Talk about a bad judge of character!  When her mother was killed (Red Wedding PTSD), she knew she had to quickly find her strength.

She knows what she must do to survive, and she's finding herself a little bit more during each episode.

Although she hasn't killed anyone (yet), I'm holding my breath until the day she gets revenge on the Lannisters.

Why we can relate to her:

We've all had some terrible crushes in the past (middle school was basically the Dark Ages for a lot of people). Don't hold us to our past faults!

Sometimes, like Sansa, we need time to unleash our inner strength.

With a little nudge (or after being through a tragic experience), we can change and grow into more confident young women.

Brienne of Tarth


Brienne is one of my personal favorites. Anyone who kills the Hound doesn't f*ck around. She knows her strength and isn't afraid to use it.

Brienne is also incredibly loyal to those she serves, which is a rarity in GoT. Her loyalty constantly shines through each episode.

It's a refreshing quality, one that gives her the strength to fight for what she believes is right.

We see her on the side of "good" in this battle.

Why we can relate to her:

We like to see things through and don't like to go back on our word.

We tend to stay loyal to our true friends, and if anyone gets in the way of that, then look out. We can release our inner brute to protect whom and what we love.