Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson): Just when I thought Theon Greyjoy was becoming my most hated character on the show, Joffrey completely redeemed himself. He reminded the television world why he's the most vile, despicable villain on TV: First, he had Sansa Stark (his fiance') beaten and stripped in front of court ("Leave her face. I like her pretty," he says) and then he had a whore tortured ("Harder. I said, 'harder.'") This part took some liberties with the books, but I thought it was a perfect adaption. I used to hate Joffrey so much I couldn't think straight, but now I appreciate what a great villain he is. Is there a more sick, sadistic pervert in literature? I can't think of one. By comparison, Tyrion and the Hound, both of whom came to Sansa's aid, look almost regal. "What kind of night beats a helpless girl?" Tyrion objects, dismissing his punk, under-qualified king nephew. My official, updated list of Most Hated "Game of Thrones" Characters now stands as thus: 1) Joffrey; 2) Theon; 3) Littlefinger; 4) Cersei; 5) Pycell.