The 'Game of Thrones' characters that have the most lines, ranked

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The flashiest parts of “Game of Thrones” may be the dragons and epic fantasy battles, but the dialogue between its hundreds of characters is the real meat of the show. There’s a ton of talking in Westeros, and one extremely dedicated fan sat through the entire series and counted how many lines every character had.

Redditor WalterEagle crunched the numbers, and came up with a listing of the 100 characters with the most lines in the show, according to his count.

“A line is any uninterrupted dialogue until someone else talks or the scene or conversation changes; the number of times each person talks,” the Redditor explained. “I do it while I watch and it is not very time consuming beyond entering the number in Excel for 5 minutes to add them up after each season.”

In the event of a tie, the character who appeared in more episodes is listed higher up.

The full list is below, but here is some trivia WalterEagle noted:

  • Tyrion had the most lines in the first five seasons, but only the third-most in season six.
  • Ned Stark has the most lines out of any dead character, although he added more to his total during the flashback scenes in season six (surpassing Tywin Lannister from beyond the grave in the process).
  • Khal Drogo had the fewest lines by a credited regular
  • Olenna Tyrell had the most lines by a guest star

Check out the Reddit thread for more trivia.

100. Doran Martell: 34

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99. Jory Cassel: 36

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96. Xaro Xhoan Daxos: 37

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96. Yoren: 37

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96. Kevan Lannister: 37

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94. Tyene Sand: 38

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94. Myrcella Baratheon: 38

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92. Qhorin Halfhand: 39

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92. Doreah: 39

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90. Karl Tanner: 40

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90. Balon Greyjoy: 40

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89. Salladhor Saan: 41

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88. Meryn Trant: 42

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86. Olyvar: 43

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86. Pypar: 43

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85. Benjen Stark: 44

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84. Khal Drogo: 46

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83. Olly: 47

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82. Lady Crane: 48

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81. Beric Dondarrion: 52

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80. Robin Arryn: 52

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79. Myranda: 54

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77. Septa Unella: 55

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77. Mace Tyrell: 55

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76. Brynden Tully: 56

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75. Maester Aemon: 58

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74. Hot Pie: 59

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73. Selyse Baratheon: 60

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72. Mance Rayder: 61

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70. Edmure Tully: 62

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70. Ellaria Sand: 62

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68. Locke: 66

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68. Hizdahr zo Loraq: 66

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67. Viserys Targaryen: 70

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66. Walder Frey: 72

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65. The Waif: 73

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62. Lysa Arryn - 76

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62. Thoros of Myr: 76

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62. Janos Slynt: 76

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61. Jojen Reed: 79

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60. Lancel Lannister: 82

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59. Ros: 84

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58. Qyburn: 86

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56. Renly Baratheon: 87

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56. Maester Luwin: 87

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54. Jeor Mormont: 91

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54. Hodor: 91

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53. Grey Worm: 99

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52. Shireen Baratheon: 101

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51. Talisa Maegyr: 104

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50. Grenn: 110

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49. Loras Tyrell: 111

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48. Barristan Selmy: 113

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46. Jaqen H'ghar: 114

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46. Dolorous Edd: 114

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45. Meera Reed: 115

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44. Robert Baratheon: 117

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43. Gendry: 121

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42. Alliser Thorne: 125

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41. Tommen Baratheon: 128

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40. Oberyn Martell: 129

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39. Yara Greyjoy: 130

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38. Roose Bolton: 134

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37. Osha: 136

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35. High Sparrow: 141

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35. Grand Maester Pycelle: 141

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34. Podrick Payne: 154

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33. Ygritte: 159

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32. Missandei: 167

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31. Olenna Tyrell: 178

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30. Daario Naharis: 180

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29. Tormund Giantsbane: 182

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28. Gilly: 194

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27. Melisandre: 210

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26. Shae: 221

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25. Joffrey Baratheon: 250

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24. Ramsay Bolton: 266

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23. Sandor Clegane: 280

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22. Margaery Tyrell: 287

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21. Catelyn Stark: 298

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20. Stannis Baratheon: 301

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19. Bran Stark: 312

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18. Robb Stark: 317

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17. Brienne of Tarth: 332

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16. Bronn: 340

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15. Varys: 344

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14. Tywin Lannister: 355

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13. Eddard Stark: 363

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11. Davos Seaworth: 400

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11. Jorah Mormont: 400

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10. Petyr Baelish: 435

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9. Theon Greyjoy: 472

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8. Samwell Tarly: 475

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7. Sansa Stark: 629

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6. Arya Stark: 668

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5. Jaime Lannister: 700

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4. Daenerys Targaryen: 741

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3. Cersei Lannister: 834

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2. Jon Snow: 887

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1. Tyrion Lannister: 1,353

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