The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
10. The Hound vs. Brienne of Tarth
Episode: Season 4, Episode 10, “The Children”
This isn’t even a major battle between armies. It’s just two badass people going head-to-head and it’s still one of the greatest fights on Game of Thrones. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) had along ago promised Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) that she would protect her daughters. So when she meets Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) traveling with the dangerous Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann), she challenges him to battle to take over protective duties of Arya. He, too, is finding himself protective of the young girl and the two dual in epic fashion. Brilliant swordplay ensues and The Hound finds himself tumbling off a cliff. Arya runs from them both, but the battle shows how formidable Brienne really is.