Our Most Controversial Game Of Thrones Crushes

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We all have that crush. You know the one — the embarrassing attraction that you hide from your friends and keep from your family. The one you know is bad for you, and that you feel kind of queasy about, but also nurture in your heart of hearts. The controversial TV crush.
Game of Thrones is full of these. No one wants to be that person who likes Ramsay Bolton. He is a disgusting psycho rapist with a penchant for feeding newborns to his hounds. But he also has those blue eyes that gleam like sapphires when someone is in pain. That's cute, right? Or, maybe Theon is more your jam. Sure, he sold out Robb Stark and pretended to burn Rickon and Bran alive, but he did save Sansa! And now that he's Yara's number-one supporter, he's totally #WithHer. And yes, that Dorne plotline is going nowhere fast, but aren't you just rooting for the Sand Snakes to rule the Seven Kingdoms at the end of all this?
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This, my friends, is a safe place to express these less-than-mainstream infatuations. We won't judge you, because we share them. Scroll through for the Game of Thrones baddies we just can't get enough of. Valar Morghulis, or as those of us outside of Westeros say it, YOLO.
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The Night King

Who doesn't see this greyish-white mass of half-torn flesh and sinew and think "Dayummm"? It's the ice blue eyes. They get us every time.
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Ramsey Bolton

Ramsay Bolton is trash, but Iwan Rheon is a sweetie who has been forever typecast as a villain. His first post-Game of Thrones role was HITLER, for god's sake.
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The Sand Snakes

This one is barely controversial. Points lost for stabbing Doran Martell and his son Tristane, but mostly we hold them responsible for dragging the plot back to Dorne, even for a second. With only 13 episodes left, ain't nobody got time for that.

Still, a group of four sword-wielding women who rule over what is clearly the most desirable Westerosi real-estate — what's not to love?
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Roose Bolton

Yes, he orchestrated the Red Wedding. Yes, he is mean. Yes, he stole Winterfell from the Starks. But admit it, you're a little sad he's dead.
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Ser Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound

If Arya can scratch this guy off her list, who are we to hold a grudge? Behind those scars lies a deep hurt and betrayal that needs tender soothing.
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Euron Greyjoy

Euron may have stolen the Iron Throne from Yara, but his noticeable glow up (eyeliner and leather pants? Is this Westeros or a Hot Topic photo shoot?) in the season 7 premiere has us forgetting he's supposed to be the villain.

Pilou Asbaek, who plays Yara and Theon's uncle, the man bent on making the Iron Islands great again, has already warned us that his character is going to be worse than Ramsay Bolton ever was.

"After this season, Ramsay's gonna look like a little kid," he told Empire in June. "The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them. So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show. ‘'This scene I want to be charming.' ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.'"

But if you've seen him out of character, you know that Pilou is a certified #bae. And if you haven't, well, you're in for a treat.
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Tywin Lannister

Terrible father. But if you're looking for someone to make it rain, Tywin's your man.
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Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain

Overheard in the Refinery29 office: "I kind of want The Mountain to carry me like he carried Cercei last season."
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Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger

Let's face it — to love Game of Thrones is to love Littlefinger. He is the game master, the hand that guides the pieces on the chessboard of Westeros to where they need to go. And honestly, creepy as his relationship with Sansa is, it's nice to see that someone's got her back in this mess.

Not to mention, he's kind of Baelicious.
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Joffrey Baratheon

Just kidding! No one likes Joffrey. This is just so you can enjoy his death scene all over again.
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