Tyrion’s trial for the alleged murder of Joffrey, has to be one of the biggest displays of betrayal on GOT. Every person Tyrion had spoken with, quoted him with murderous suggestions. Not only was his father Tywin, happily allowing this progression to a guilty verdict and possible death, the love of his life, Shae (and whore), lied at the stand to guarantee he would lose the trial. His only ally seems to be his brother Jaime.
And since GOT mimics real-life wars and human cruelty, there is a lot more betrayal and vengeance going around then anyone can believe existed in our history books. (But it did!) These are my picks for the top betrayals in the past four seasons of Game of Thrones. And remember, keep your enemies close and your friends closer!
4. Bealish betrays Ned Stark
Lord Baelish’s betrayal of Ned Stark was major because of all of the consequences that followed for the Stark family. Everyone understood that Baelish had a thing for Cat Stark and therefore, no great surprise that he would want to rid himself of his competition.
3. Visery’s Golden Crown
This one was more justice then an actual betrayal. And since it was long overdue, it was also very satisfying, especially since Viserys was willing to threaten his unborn nephew. Khal Drogo “crowning” his brother-in-law was priceless.
2.Eddard Starks Death
The death of one of the humblest and noblest characters of the series, left audiences in awe. How could they kill a man that was guilty of no real crime?
1. The Red Wedding Lord Frey & Roose Bolton
Nothing is ever going to top the betrayals of all betrayals. Rob Stark was pardoned for breaking his promise to Walder Frey and things were suppose to move on. Walder had other plans. Bolton had his eye on Winterfell all along and sided against his sworn friends of the north, The Starks, to get dibs on the land. If you can’t trust your allies, then who can you trust?
What betrayal was your favorite of Game of Thrones?