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With the exception of [[A Storm of Swords|aSoS]], all POV characters the prologues died at the end of the chapter.
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With the exception of ''[[A Storm of Swords]]'', all POV characters in prologues died at the end of the chapters.
 
* [[Will]], a man of the [[Night's Watch]]. [[A Game of Thrones|aGoT]]
 
* [[Will]], a man of the [[Night's Watch]]. [[A Game of Thrones|aGoT]]
 
* [[Maester Cressen]], [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s Maester. [[A Clash of Kings|aCoK]]
 
* [[Maester Cressen]], [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s Maester. [[A Clash of Kings|aCoK]]

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Point-of-View Characters from A Song of Ice and Fire. Point-of-View, or POV, is the way a story is written, determining through whose perspective the story is told. Martin strictly adheres to a third-person narration, in each chapter the reader presented the thoughts and desires of one particular character, everything he sees and hears, what he knows and remembers from the past, but not the thoughts of other characters and events occurring outside of his sight. Through the story we encounter number of POV's thus obtaining a multi-faceted picture of what is. For further information on the subject see third-person and point of view articles on Wikipedia.


POV Characters types

In the books the POV characters can be divided into three broad categories:

  • Prologue/epilogue POV characters: These are the characters whose perspective the prologue and epilogue chapters of each book have been told from. So far each book has had a prologue, whilst only the the third and fifth books have had an epilogue. So far, every prologue and epilogue POV has appeared once and then perished.
  • Major POV characters: These are the 'main' POVs from whom the bulk of the story has been related. Each main POV chapter is headed simply by the character's name.
  • Minor POV characters: Introduced in "A Feast for Crows", this category includes POV chapters from 'minor' characters rather than the major protagonists of the series. They are differentiated from the main POVs by having a descriptive title rather than just a name (with the exception of Melisandre) and appear only when needed for story purposes.

POV Characters

Major POV Characters

Minor POV Characters

Prologue POV's

With the exception of A Storm of Swords, all POV characters in prologues died at the end of the chapters.

Epilogue POV's


Aperance in the Books

A Game of Thrones

A Clash of Kings

  • Tyrion Lannister - 15 chapters
  • Arya Stark - 10 chapters
  • Jon Snow - 8 chapters
  • Sansa Stark - 8 chapters
  • Bran Stark - 7 chapters
  • Catelyn Stark - 7 chapters
  • Theon Greyjoy - 6 chapters
  • Daenerys Targaryen - 5 chapters
  • Davos Seaworth - 3 chapters
  • Maester Cressen - 1 chapter (Prologue)

A Storm of Swords

  • Arya Stark - 13 chapters
  • Jon Snow - 12 chapters
  • Tyrion Lannister - 10 chapters
  • Jaime Lannister - 9 chapters
  • Cateyln Stark - 7 chapters
  • Sansa Stark - 7 chapters
  • Davos Seaworth - 6 chapters
  • Daenerys Targaryen - 6 chapters
  • Samwell Tarly - 5 chapters
  • Bran Stark - 4 chapters
  • Chett - 1 chapter (Prologue)
  • Merrett Frey - 1 chapter (Epilogue)

A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons

  • Jon Snow - 13 chapters
  • Tyrion Lannister - 12 chapters
  • Daenerys Targaryen - 10 chapters
  • Theon Greyjoy - 7 chapters
  • Quentyn Martell - 4 chapters
  • Davos Seaworth - 4 chapters
  • Barristan Selmy - 4 chapters
  • Asha Greyjoy - 3 chapters
  • Bran Stark - 3 chapters
  • Jon Connington - 2 chapters
  • Cersei Lannister - 2 chapters
  • Victarion Greyjoy - 2 chapters
  • Arya Stark - 2 chapters
  • Areo Hotah - 1 chapter
  • Jaime Lannister - 1 chapter
  • Melisandre - 1 chapter
  • Varamyr Sixskins - 1 chapter (Prologue)
  • Kevan Lannister - 1 chapter (Epilogue)


Statistics

Statistics, detailing the appearance of POV chapters across the novels.

POV Character A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows A Dance with Dragons The Winds of Winter Number Of Chapters
Eddard Stark 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Catelyn Tully 11 7 7 0 0 0 25
Sansa Stark 6 8 7 3 0 0 24
Arya Stark 5 10 13 3 2 0 33
Bran Stark 7 7 4 0 3 0 21
Jon Snow 9 8 12 0 13 0 42
Daenerys Targaryen 10 5 6 0 10 0 31
Tyrion Lannister 9 15 11 0 12 0 47
Theon Greyjoy 0 6 0 0 7 0 13
Davos Seaworth 0 3 6 0 4 0 13
Samwell Tarly 0 0 5 5 0 0 10
Jaime Lannister 0 0 9 7 1 0 17
Cersei Lannister 0 0 0 10 2 0 12
Brienne of Tarth 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Areo Hotah 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Arys Oakheart 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Arianne Martell 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Asha Greyjoy 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
Aeron Greyjoy 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Victarion Greyjoy 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
Quentyn Martell 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Jon Connington 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Barristan Selmy 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Melisandre 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Notes and References