Kylie McQuarrie | April 5, 2021
America’s Most Googled Game of Thrones Character
It’s been ten-years since the Game of Thrones series debuted, and despite mixed emotions around the penultimate season, it remains a celebrated show with recognizable characters.
At GetCenturyLink.com, we wanted to uncover which Game of Thrones characters each state can’t stop Googling. Are you obsessed with the same characters as your neighbors? Or are you as different from the rest of your state as the Lannisters and Targaryens? Take a look at our findings below.
Hold the door for these interesting findings
- Daenerys Targaryen is apparently the most intriguing character on the show: 16 states search for the Mother of Dragons, making her the most searched character nationwide. Jon Snow, on the other hand, only appeared in Massachusetts’ searches.
- Meanwhile, some states haven’t let go of the long dead. Vermont and Rhode Island searched for Joffrey Baratheon while six states googled Khal Drogo most (actor Jason Momoa’s starring role as Aquaman could have something to do with his former character’s popularity). Meanwhile, Minnesotans search for Ned Stark more than any other character—something about his competent rule of Winterfell on the edge of an icy wasteland seems to have struck a chord with fans.
- A few other most googled characters seem closely tied to their states’ interests and character. Arya Stark, the most adventuresome and wild of the Stark siblings, is a favorite in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming—three of the least populated yet most outdoorsy states. Similarly, the unconventional, independent residents of Alaska were the only ones to favor the unconventional, independent Brienne of Tarth.
- As for which house is most often googled across the nation, characters from House Targaryen come in first, followed by House Stark. The cutthroat Lannisters are obviously the least favorite: Jaime and Cersei didn’t appear in any searches, while Tywin surfaced in Connecticut’s, and Tyrion arose in seven other states.
The GetCenturyLink team compiled a list of the 25 most iconic Game of Thrones characters. Then, we looked at the Google Trends search volume for each over the past five years to determine each state’s most googled GoT character.
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