By now, Game of Thrones fans are used to being introduced to new characters almost every episode. It’s even come to a point where we just don’t care anymore; we meet ’em, we like ’em (or hate ’em), and then they die. It’s a never ending rinse and repeat cycle we no longer want to be a part of. And then, along came Lyanna Mormont.
The feisty 10-year-old graced our screens during GoT’s season 6 episode 7 on Sunday night (June 5) and we and the rest of the world simply can’t get enough of her. So, how did a girl so young and so innocent-looking–at first glance–, win our admiration? Well, first of all, she’s freaking 10 and is the head of House Mormont of Bear Island, an ancient northern house that’s pledged its allegiances to the Starks for centuries. Second, she’s sass-tastic, if we do say so ourselves, and can out talk anyone–and we mean anyone.
When Jon Snow and Sansa Stark paid the girl a visit to put in a much-needed request for troops, she gave ’em a hard time and we kinda loved it…a lot. They attempted to make small talk, but little Mormont was having none of it.
She said this when Sansa told her she’d grow up to be a great beauty
Lyanna Mormont: I doubt it. My mother wasn’t a great beauty or any other kind of beauty, she was a great warrior though.#GameofThrones
— A Man Is No One (@nyikuri_) June 6, 2016
And there’s that time she questioned Sansa’s surname
— Chepe Centro (@Chepe_Centro) June 6, 2016
Or when she told this dude to hush the hell up
— Irini☀️ (@BReadingHard) June 6, 2016
Needless to say, her few minutes of screen time were precious and the world let it be known that she was our new Khaleesi. (Sorry Dani, you’re taking much too long to cross the water.)
I have never identified more with a fictional character, nor screamed IT ME at the television louder bc of it, than Lady Lyanna Mormont.
— Alison Herman (@aherman2006) June 6, 2016
If George had given Lyanna Mormont 3 dragons this story would have been over 4 seasons ago. pic.twitter.com/csRVNShZ57
— B Mo (@TheBMo) June 6, 2016
— Finha (@FinhaBastos) June 6, 2016
— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) June 6, 2016