I am Jon Snow

by Maria on April 6, 2005

Which could be inconvenient as I fancy the knickers off him. Who are you? Via the younger Farrell siblings who are thinking of setting up a blog just to discuss the books, the George R.R.R.R. Martin Ice and Fire personality test.



joel turnipseed 04.06.05 at 5:54 pm

I am… Ned Stark. Is that a good thing? Honestly, can I just ask: what is the allure of fantasy fiction to smart people? I loved Tolkien and Peake as a teenager, but now… this is just dead to me. I’m asking in the absolute purest of faith–it’s just that I have tried and failed to get it (my wife and several friends love the Pullman books, for instance, and I couldn’t get past one page). Is it, perhaps, that I am (the evil? cold? impatient? what?) Ned Stark?


random 04.06.05 at 6:15 pm

“You are Samwell Tarley.”

I vaguely remember who Jon Snow is, but not this guy. Reading a bazillion pages again just to refresh my memory just doesn’t seem worth it…


erg 04.06.05 at 6:25 pm

I’m Ned Stark too, how common is this?

Read the series, it’s fantastic….


ionfish 04.06.05 at 6:37 pm

For a moment there I thought this was about Channel 4 News…


Harry 04.06.05 at 6:49 pm

I’m Ned Stark too, of whom I have never heard.


sidereal 04.06.05 at 6:56 pm

Also Ned Stark. I won’t ruin anything by saying he dies rather early. Everyone dies rather early in this series. He dies well, though.

Can we add all of the people who answer the sex question with ‘Rape is the best’ to a list, so I can be allowed to never go near them?


Jacob T. Levy 04.06.05 at 7:10 pm



tad brennan 04.06.05 at 7:21 pm

Took the test. It must be stuck on “Ned Stark” today, or there is a spooky degree of self-selection between CT readers and the “N.S” profile.

And I too have no idea who N.S. is. I just wanted to see why Maria is so much like an ineffectual Treasury Secretary.


Matt Weiner 04.06.05 at 7:23 pm

Sansa Stark. What does that mean?


teep 04.06.05 at 7:45 pm

Sansa Stark is a reasonably blameless princess, still alive as of the current storyline: “Princess Sansa Stark, eldest daughter of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Stark, held captive by the King on the Iron Throne at King’s Landing” as of A Storm of Swords (source: http://www.answers.com/topic/a-storm-of-swords )

Me, I got to be Tywin Lannister, which isn’t a ringing endorsement (he’s not a nice person) but there are worse characters to be, and lots of them.


asg 04.06.05 at 7:45 pm

Sansa is Ned’s oldest daughter. She’s flighty, naive, and shallow. She does a lot of growin’ up in book three in particular, in which many bad things happen to her.


Hektor Bim 04.06.05 at 7:47 pm

Ned also.



asg 04.06.05 at 7:48 pm

I got Jon Snow, despite my actively trying for Daenerys.


LizardBreath 04.06.05 at 8:08 pm

Despite having no memory whatsoever of the character or anyone else of his name, I am apparently Samwell Tarley.

Anyone remember him? I swear I read the books.


pedro 04.06.05 at 8:30 pm

I am Jon Snow, whomever that may be. I guess the relation “X is Y” is neither symmetric nor transitive, or else I’d be Maria Farrell!


leslie 04.06.05 at 8:50 pm

i am loras tyrell and i am dying to know what that means. should i fancy the knickers off of him?


razib 04.06.05 at 9:53 pm

i’m ned stark!

i wanted to be jon…but it want kids, so i assumed that’ll bar me.

when is martin coming out with the next book!!! i’m tempted to kidnap him and hold him hostage so he finishes the book, i’ve waited 5 years too long….


Maria 04.06.05 at 10:42 pm

Jesus, what an odd bunch you are…

Ned Stark – noble, upright, honest to a fault, politically inept. Is this what the left has come to…?

As for Samwell. He’s a bit of a Wizard of Oz character in that his butch father sends him to the Wall because poor Samwell is fat and cowardly. Jon Snow takes Samwell under his wing and, bit by bit, Samwell realises he’s actually courageous rather than brave, and kind and clever too.

Tyrion’s actually a great character – he’s the most interesting of the bunch and clever with it – the real anti-hero of the series.


joel turnipseed 04.06.05 at 11:13 pm

Maria — I’d say your description of Ned Stark does sound a hell of a lot like the public image projected by just about every failed Democratic candidate since Johnson…


cheem 04.07.05 at 1:16 am

Jon Snow. How odd. At least I’m not dead yet.


mike 04.07.05 at 1:40 am

Aw. I’m Tarly too. Stupid being honest about how much of a coward I am.

Tyrion’s great, though. He’s not just an evil dwarf–those are a dime a dozen–he’s a clever evil dwarf! Worth the price of admission all by himself.


Andrew 04.07.05 at 2:29 am

Hah I got Tywin Lannister… that’s not really a good thing I think…


yabonn 04.07.05 at 3:10 am

I’m a big fat Ned, just like eveybody.


Elio Garcia 04.07.05 at 3:46 am


Loras Tyrell is known as the Knight of Flowers. He’s a young (16-17) knight who’s won quite a reputation for himself for being among the best knights in the realm, particularly as a jouster (he’s recently proven he’s as adept in real battle).

It doesn’t hurt his reputation that he’s described as quite beautiful. A lot of women fancy him, due to all the above, but as the books go on it becomes plain that he’s not interested in their charms.

He’s also a bit of a hothead and prone to solving problems with the sword rather than deep thought.


It’s very probable that the book will be coming out at the end of this summer or shortly thereafter. GRRM has apparently told some fans as much.

It’s also probable that the U.K. edition will come out two or even three months earlier than the U.S. edition.


Doug Muir 04.07.05 at 3:57 am

Sansa. Lucky me.

But: doing it again, with reversed answers, gave me Gregor Clegane.

I’ve pledged not to reread the books until the fourth one is out. So remind me: was Gregor Clegane the hulking, thuggish, violent brother whose foul exterior concealed intelligence, a surprising degree of self-knowledge, and the occasional flicker of conscience? Or was he the even more hulking, thuggish, violent brother whose foul exterior only hinted at the murderous psychopath within? I get them mixed up now.

But either way, I’m relieved.

Doug M.


Elio Garcia 04.07.05 at 4:49 am

Doug M.,

The latter.


strewelpeter 04.07.05 at 6:26 am

Ned Must be a truly great duse


strewelpeter 04.07.05 at 6:26 am



asg 04.07.05 at 7:04 am

Or was he the even more hulking, thuggish, violent brother whose foul exterior only hinted at the murderous psychopath within?

This one. (Alas.)


Keith 04.07.05 at 8:11 am

Sansa Stark as well. Funny, I don’t feel like a princess…


Harry 04.07.05 at 8:40 am

Which Jon Snow is it, do we know? Not, I presume the only genuine fast bowler England had in the early seventies. I assume maria fancies the Channel 4 News Jon Snow. But is it that one? Or the Bush-era treasury man? Or one in a fantsay novel?


Antiquated Tory 04.07.05 at 9:30 am

I am Dolorous Ed, whoever he is. I also appear to be alone in this. Furthermore, I am again upset at not having read the series. I want to lay my paws on Vols. 1-3 at the same time, and living abroad is not making it easy.


Stacy 04.07.05 at 9:35 am

I was a Ned also. Daenerys would have been better, but I don’t care for nice clothes, and I don’t have any dragons.


Doug Muir 04.07.05 at 9:49 am

Well then, I’m glad that I was Gregor when I answered _backwards_.

Note, though, that if certain theories about the provenance of J. Snow are true — to be specific, that

ur, nybat jvgu Glevba, vf ernyyl n Gnetnelra urve. Nsgre nyy, vg’f orra vzcyvrq va inevbhf jnlf gung Qnrarelf znl abg or dhvgr gur ynfg Gnetnelra, naq Wba naq Glevba ner gur boivbhf pnaqvqngrf. (Abg zl vqrn, OGJ — guvf unf orra zhpu qvfphffrq nzbat Znegva snaqbz.)

Vs fb, gura gur zbfg yvxryl bevtva sbe Wba vf gung ur jnf bar bs gur Gnetnelra puvyqera fhccbfrqyl xvyyrq ol Tertbe Pyrtnar, jnl onpx jura. Vs gehr, guvf jbhyq erdhver hf gb engure frevbhfyl erguvax frireny punenpgref, vapyhqvat obgu Tertbe naq Arq Fgnex. Fvapr TEEZ ybirf qbvat guvf fbeg bs guvat, vg frrzf ng yrnfg cynhfvoyr.

— So maybe being Gregor Clegane wouldn’t be so completely bad. Still, I’m glad I’m not.

Doug M.


Ereshkigal 04.07.05 at 9:58 am

Daenerys Targaryen? Tell me more…please.


Elio Garcia 04.07.05 at 12:04 pm

antiquated tory,

Dolorous Edd is a pretty amusing character, an older member of the Night’s Watch (sort of a sworn order devoted to defending the Wall from whatever creepies and horrors live beyond it, as well as the run-of-the-mill savages). A brief quote:

“We’ll defend the Wall to the last man,” said Cotter Pyke.
“Probably me,” said Dolorous Edd, in a resigned tone.

Doug M.,

Wba pna’g or Nrtba Gnetnelra (Eunrtne’f fba jubfr urnq jnf nyyrtrqyl fznfurq ntnvafg n jnyy), orpnhfr gur ntr vf jebat — Nrtba jbhyq unir orra nobhg n lrne byq, naq gnxvat nsgre uvf fvyire-tbyq unverq sngure nyernql, ng gur Fnpx (nyy guvf nppbeqvat gb TEEZ). Wba jnf obea nebhaq gur Fnpx vg frys, ba gur bgure unaq, naq ur qbrfa’g ybbx cnegvphyneyl yvxr n Gnetnelra be yvxr n Znegryy (jub graq gb byvir-fxvaarq).

Vs Wba vf n Gnetnelra, ur’f nyzbfg pregnvayl gur fba bs Ylnaan Fgnex ol Eunrtne Gnetnelra (be, vs lbh cersre fbzrguvat n ovg zber pbagebirefvny, Nrelf Gnenelra).


Daenerys is an exile, a girl really (13 when we meet her), the daughter of the Mad King who had been overthrown 15 years before the series started. When the series starts, her brother basically sells her to a king among the horse nomads of the East in return for a promised army, and things go from there.

She’s an interesting mix of innocent goodness (or naivete — depends on how one sees it) and some wrong-headed notions (due to her half-mad brother filling her head with stories about the circumstances of the rebellion that brought down her father). She’s strong-willed and has shown a knack for winning devoted followers, but also for getting scammed by not-so-devoted followers.


Gillian Russell 04.07.05 at 12:52 pm

No I’M Jon Snow. Returning for my crazy graphics and swingometer…


Grimmstail 04.07.05 at 1:44 pm

Yay! I’m in the Ned Stark majority!

Va gur shgher pna jr hfr n fvzcyr Pnrfne fuvsg?

Nyfb, V nppvqragnyyl genafyngrq rerfuxvtny to ereshkigal…JGS? Bu, n anzr. Q’bu!


gus 04.07.05 at 2:04 pm

“Sansa is Ned’s oldest daughter. She’s flighty, naive, and shallow.”

Ok, so not only I’m a princess, I’m a flighty, naive, and shallow princess. Nice.


TR 04.07.05 at 6:24 pm

Tywin Lannister – and I was hoping it’d be Tyrion. Guess I’m just a ruthless bastard who’s no fun at a party.


Jack 04.07.05 at 8:12 pm

Gillian, you’re thinking of Peter. Jon is on the other side and only has crazy ties and too much to drink.


Ereshkigal 04.07.05 at 10:16 pm

Thanks, Elio. That pretty much sums up my life so far. Amazing how accurate these little quizzes are, no?


Doug 04.08.05 at 4:27 am

Jon Snow here.

(Though I keep wanting to say “I’m Brian and so’s my wife”…)


Steve S 04.08.05 at 7:33 am

I am Dolorous Edd as well. See Tory, we aren’t so different.


Annaick 04.08.05 at 8:12 am

Glad you enjoyed the website mugs-tis good eh…?Well I got a very unusual character….: The Red Viper. Hmmmm-must be my crazy,lusty, impetuous side bringing me down!?! I really wanted to be Dany or perhaps Jon but after reading most of these previous comments I am just glad I am not Ned-so passe darling!
Also someone claimed up above that Sansa does some growing up in book three- serious?i mean perhaps she does by her own standards but I think one of her fatal flaws is that she cannot grow up at all properly: she is such a GIRL! and i am one so feel qualified to explain my comment….:she has Catelyns bad bits with none of her conviction (I am not a Catelyn fan either!).She wants out of life only what other people have suggested to her, and never ONCE has tried to help herself in bad situations-always needs someone else to take initiative. Sansa sucks- its all about Arya!


snowjon 04.08.05 at 8:30 am

I am Jon Snow. It’s nice to be fancied by *someone*, although being fancied by oneself takes the shine off it…


Whittaker 04.08.05 at 2:06 pm

I am Sansa Stark, vaguely fanciable in a wild weekend fling sort of way. Married though to the glorious Tyrion.


Brad DeLong 04.08.05 at 6:23 pm

Another effing Ned Stark. I protest. I’m not that dumb. I would never be that dumb.


Henry 04.08.05 at 6:43 pm

Samwell fucking Tarley. What can I say?

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