Live Poll: Favorite "Game of Thrones" Lady

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Which current or former "Game of Thrones" titled lady or female house head is your favorite character? * includes claimants, disputed titles, de facto heads and daughters of a noble lord

SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2016 season as poll reveals GoT characters that are ladies or female house heads through Summer 2016.

See the partial list of "Game of Thrones" ladies and female house heads here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066325273/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/PWtEQRk4RZQ/
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leavey-2  chose Lady of Winterfell (Sansa Stark)
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Good Choice!
She has changed so much from a spoiled and whiny little girl in the first season to a strong and complex character this season. I can't wait to see what happens next with her character.
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Outside the Box Options:

R'hllor Faith is centered on belief in the existence of two deities, so-called Lords.It is possible since the official language of R'hllor Faith is Valarian and it doesn't have gender distinctions, one or both of the deities maybe feminine (ie Lady of Light or Lady of Darkness).

Lord of Light: R'hllor is the god of fire, love and joy, which provides light, heat and life

Lord of Darkness: The Great Other is the god of darkness, cold, evil, fear and death.
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The fact that Robb Stark was named King in the North doesn't make his sisters a Princess. They would have to be the daughter of a King or marry a Prince. 
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Is this an opinion or a stated fact? If you have a source, I am interested in getting another point-of-view.

I'm no expert on royal etiquette or titles, but what you are saying contradicts both the rules in European monarchies and I assume the slightly varied and less known customs of Westeros. The titles are listed for the following reasons:

Both Princess Beatrice of York (b. 1988) and Princess Eugenie of York (b. 1990) are stylized as British princesses but are neither daughters of a King or married to a Prince ( ie single).  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_to_the_British_throne#Current_line_of_succession.

The listed titles are all sourced from the Game of Thrones Wikia, which I have deferred to their expertise on all things Game of Thrones  Sansa Stark | Game of Thrones Wiki and Arya Stark | Game of Thrones Wiki.  I fully agree, the character's titles have been little used on the show. I assume for the following reasons. Arya was not known to be alive and didn't reveal her identity to others. So, no one would have referred to her as Princess. Sansa, while Robb was alive was considered a traitor in the Red Keep, so no one there would have recognized his claim and wouldn't have called her Princess.

I re-watched the TV series recently and recall a conversation when a character referred to them as Princesses when discussing them with Cateyln Stark and another with Brienne. Princesses | Game of Thrones Wiki |
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you, my internet has been down.

Anyway the reason Eugenie & Beatrice are 'Princesses' is because their father is a 'prince' and a son of the 'Queen'. I didn't include that before because that is a 'given'?

But who knows what GMM intended? Are they considered a 'princess' in the books or just on the TV show? The writers have changed so much it's hard to keep up.

'Usually' if a 'person' becomes a monarch their siblings do not become a 'prince/princess'.



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They are referred to as princesses on the show a few times during the War of the Five Kings, so it is part of the TV series and not just the books. But, it was only mentioned in the dialogue only a few times. I had the same questions and found it equally odd, initially. Especially, the part about becoming princesses after their birth upon a sibling's ascension. I think the fact they went from no Northern dynasty to creating one from scratch may come into play, hence titles for everyone in the royal Stark family. The same logic that applies to "Eugenie & Beatrice" would apply to "Sansa & Arya" in the use of the "princess" title.

Princesses | Game of Thrones Wiki |
Known Princes and Princesses of the Kingdom of the North Stark Dynasty
"When Robb Stark was proclaimed the new King in the North by his bannermen during the War of the Five Kings, his four younger siblings were officially considered to be Princes and Princesses of his new realm,"

But, then I realized I was looking it from the perspective of what I know here in our world and in our past. Westeros and the other known worlds of "Games of Thrones" are not our world nor our past. It would be unlikely and unrealistic that their traditions, customs and rules would be identical to ours. That realism is found in how different Westeros and Essos and their respective regions vary from each other, as well as from the history of our own cultures here.

I think George Martin tries to keep the two worlds (ours and theirs) separate and different enough that they are foreign and other worldly; yet familiar enough to keep viewers/readers engaged and not overwhelmed or confused. Probably, a smart move given the complexity all the things already going on just beneath the surface of the story. I think the odd spelling of all the characters familiar names is a prime example. You can see these slight variations in just about everything. So, a variation in royal protocol, if there is one, doesn't seem all that unusual or out of place. I found similar slight variations, when I was reading about GoT peerage and heraldry. So, in the end, I don't think it is all that unusual. What I do find unusual is that one of the primary languages they speak is English, the chances of that are probably astronomical.
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Sansa Stark
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Thumbs up!
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This poll suggestion has been converted from character to image driven poll.  See the partial list of "Game of Thrones" ladies and female house heads here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066325273

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Which current or former "Game of Thrones" titled lady* or female house head is your favorite character? * includes claimants, disputed titles, de facto heads and daughters and wives of a noble lord

SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2017 season as poll reveals Game of Thrones (2011) characters that are ladies or female house heads through end of calendar 2018.

See the partial list of "Game of Thrones" ladies and female house heads here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066325273
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Urb,

I updated your original post to link to your image list.
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Thanks
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the 3 or 4 first ones are wrote in french is this a mistake ?

My choice Queen Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons
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No, it is correct, née is the spelled the same in French or English. The purpose is to show which House some characters were born into prior to marriage. It is a bit confusing on the show that some characters adopt their husband's surname Catelyn Stark,while others don't Cersei Lannister, and some have even gone from being single and have had more than a few marriages. This standardizes the format for all characters and accounts for their different surnames, whether they used them or not.

English Dictionary née /nā/
adjective
adjective: née; adjective: nee

originally called; born (used especially in adding a woman's maiden name after her married name).
"Mary Toogood, née Johnson"
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GOT SEASON EIGHT MID-SEASON POINT bump for Sunday, April 28, 2019.
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Although it's rare that image polls are selected for the home page I'd like to suggest some edits to give this one a better chance.

Some of the images (Olenna, Daenerys, Margaery), are in portrait format, so you can use these in the first five images. Catelyn is probably OK too. Some of the others may crop OK, but I'm not sure how the IMDb editor would see it. You could use this image of Cersei:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/...

Perhaps you could also simplify the question a bit and elaborate below. "Which current or former "Game of Thrones" lady is your favorite character?"
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I reshuffled the order, as each character's popularity has changed since this was first proposed. I also upgraded the images in some cases, despite the volume of pictures, it is sometimes a challenge due the use tinted lenses, dark lit shots and other reasons. I simplified the question to: Which current or former "Game of Thrones" lady* is your favorite character? I made the parameters a separate line.  Westeros/Essos customs vary by region, as does the reason or situation of how a character can lay claim to lady status. In some cases, a character may  have had such a claim only during a portion of her life. These are my current top five options.

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I'd also suggest two small changes to the intro: ('below in bold: "lady" to "Lady," since it's a title; omitted a comma)

Which current or former "Game of Thrones" Lady* is your favorite character?

*Lady includes titled ladies or female house headsas queen claimants, disputed titles, de facto heads, princesses, daughters and wives of a noble lord. Character surnames have been standardized to account for different marriages, as well as the birth surname of each female character.
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Favorite "Game of Thrones" Lady 

Which current or former "Game of Thrones" Lady* is your favorite character?

*Lady includes titled Ladies or female house heads as queen claimants, disputed titles, de facto heads, princesses, daughters and wives of a noble Lord. Character surnames have been standardized to reflect marriages, as well as the birth surname of each female character.

SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2017 season as poll reveals Game of Thrones (2011) characters that are ladies or female house heads through end of calendar 2018.

Discuss the topic here or take other GoT polls

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Thanks, Urb.
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