These Are the 8 Most Important Hands of the King (or Queen) on Game of Thrones
Being the Hand of the King (or Queen) on Game of Thrones is a double-edged sword. They have almost all of the power and influence of the king but get little of the recognition. The Hand is the king or queen's most trusted adviser and can even act on behalf of the ruler. As a result, the Hand often gets stuck with a lot of responsibility and work that the ruler doesn't have time for (or doesn't want to deal with). It also means that a particularly power-hungry Hand could influence events far more than people realize.
Over the course of the seven seasons, we've seen a lot of Hands come and go (and a lot of rulers too). But just who exactly has shouldered the responsibility of second most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms?