What makes a good father? Normally, the answer would be something about love and then some nebulous talk about tradition and values. But things are different in Westeros. Life is harder there, so in determining who are the best and worst dads in Game of Thrones, we kept it simple: Are your kids alive? Bonus points will be doled out for love and values, but if you can’t keep your kids from being poisoned, stabbed, or burned alive, then what good are you as a father?
Game of Thrones returns Sunday, July 16 on HBO.