25 Game of Thrones characters you’d want on your Small Council

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Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO via HBO Media Relations /

4. Olenna Tyrell

The role she’d take: Hand of the King/Queen

Why she’d be worthy: Olenna Tyrell will often be overlooked due to her age. However, it’s her age that makes her one of the best Game of Thrones characters to have on your Small Council. This is a woman who has lived through it all, seen multiple monarchs, and almost managed to live to tell the tale.

She looks out for her House. This is a woman able to plot without anyone knowing. After all, it was Olenna who had figured out how to kill Joffrey and then make it look like it was someone else. It wasn’t until Jaime went to arrest her that the truth fully came out – although we knew because she’d told Margaery.

Out of all the older members of the households, Olenna had the least time on the air but she made a huge impact. Her ability to strategize and her strong will certainly makes her a worthy addition to any Small Council. Plus, she is mostly loyal if she agrees to plans or there is another connection, such as her granddaughter being married to the king.

When looking at the downsides, it’s her gender that causes a problem. Who wants to listen to a woman? And that’s the downside to the next person who should be on your Small Council.