This New Character On ‘Game Of Thrones' Will Challenge Daenerys As The Queen Of Badass

The internet has found a new queen to worship.

"Game of Thrones" introduced a brand-new character Sunday and you are going to love her.


Titled "The Broken Man," the seventh episode of season 6 finds Sansa Stark, Jon Snow, and Ser Davos traveling around the North trying to put together an army to retake Winterfell from Ramsay Bolton.

The first place they go to recruit soldiers is Bear Island, to the northwest of Winterfell, which is occupied by House Mormont. They are vassals to House Stark.

If the Mormont name sounds familiar, that is because we were already introduced to some members of the family.

You are certainly familiar with the recurring character, Ser Jorah Mormont, who currently serves Daenerys.

Jorah is the son of another character you may or not remember: the former lord commander of the Night's Watch, Jeor Mormont

Jon Snow previously served as steward to Mormont, who gave him the Valyrian steel sword, Longclaw. That special sword has been in the Mormont family for five centuries.

Now that we're all caught up, that brings us to the introduction of Jeor's fierce 10-year-old niece, Lyanna Mormont, the Lady of Bear Island.

She is the daughter of Maege Mormont, the former Lady of Bear Island, who we briefly saw back in season 1.

While she is young, she makes up for her lack of years in tenacity, strong leadership, and steadfast, no bullshit questioning.

They initially try to compliment her about how she will grow up to a be a "great beauty." Err — wrong move. She hits them back with this response.

They then decide to cut the crap and get to why they are in her presence.

Jon and Sansa begin pleading for her loyalty to the Stark household, but it isn't going to be as easy as saying "please." 

She sharply responds back that Snow is not actually a Stark and coldly questions whether Sansa is, in fact, a Bolton or Lannister, per her previously arranged marriages. 

She does have a heart, though, as icy as her responses are.

Sansa says back that she had to marry them in order to survive and Lady Lyanna sympathizes with her. However, she remains hesitant in committing her men to the cause. This is when Ser Davos steps in to inform her that they are trying to unite the North to protect themselves against the White Walkers, who will kill them all.

After a brief exchange with her counselors, she agrees to give them a grand total of 62 men. While few in number, she says they each fight with the strength of 10 mainlanders. Davos acknowledges her toughness and responds back, "If they're half as ferocious as their lady, the Boltons won't stand a chance."


After the episode aired, people began pledging their allegiance to Lady Lyanna, who, by the way, was named after the mysterious Lyanna Stark.

People were like, "Oh no she didn't!"

If she had those dragons, the show might have ended before it started.

Who runs the North?

Perhaps her role will expand even more if House Stark recaptures Winterfell and needs to restart the family with a new heir.

And we'd watch this for sure.

If she and Daenerys ever meet, it should be quite epic.

We could probably "bend the knee" to either, though. Here's to hoping she makes a couple more appearances before this season is over.


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