Let's meet the major houses of Survivor: South Pacific - A Game of Idols.
(Historical note: This was way nerdier when the show had just started airing on HBO, and mostly references the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.)
House Lannister (mostly) and the court at King's Landing
Wearing crimson and gold, the words of the Lannisters are "Hear me roar."
King Robert Baratheon, First of His Name
(played by Ozzy Lusth)
Physically dominant, fond of hunting (not to mention wenching and his cups), Robert is king of the Seven Kingdoms and sits the Iron Throne, when it's not too much of a hassle, anyway. Nothing bad can happen to him now, right?
Queen Cersei Lannister
(played by Whitney Duncan)
Comely and golden-tressed, Queen Cersei enjoys a life of comfort at King Robert's side. But is something amiss in King's Landing? Does a greater ambition lurk below Cersei's smiles and courtesies?
Ser Jaime Lannister, Kingsguard knight
(played by Keith Tollefson)
Tall, handsome, and one of the greatest knights in all the Seven Kingdoms, Ser Jaime serves in the kingsguard. Does he truly serve his king, or his sweet Cersei?
Tyrion Lannister, "The Imp"
(played by John "Cochran")
Long languishing in the shadow of his more-powerful siblings, diminutive Tyrion is fond of books and quick of wit. Yet beneath his japes broils a calculating thirst for power.
Petyr Baelish, "Littlefinger"
(played by Jim Rice)
As Master of Coin and a member of the king's council, Petyr has his hands on the levers of power. "I did warn you not to trust me," he once said. Still... nice Petyr up to nefarious deeds? Pshaw.
Lord Varys, "The Spider"
(played by "Papa Bear" Caruso)
Varys has served at the court long enough to develop a vast network of informers. Varys knows threats can be masked with a smile, or a well-placed giggle.
Grand Maester Pycelle
(played by Dawn Meehan*)
Pycelle has seen many winters, and is well-versed in letters. As such, Pycelle's usefulness and loyalty to King Robert may at times be called into question. (Ed. note: Bah, Dawn is obviously Catelyn Stark, being held hostage.)
Princess Myrcella Baratheon
(played by Elyse Umemoto)
Young, pretty, and brought up in courtly ways, Myrcella resembles her mother Cersei, certainly, yet not King Robert. Strange, that.
Lord Tywin Lannister
(played by Jeff Probst)
The powerful father of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion. So wealthy is he, it is said of Lord Tywin that "even his shit is golden." Surprisingly, this was said by others, and not by Lord Tywin himself.
House Stark, of Winterfell
The words of the Starks are "Winter is coming."
Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark
(played by Benjamin "Coach" Wade)
Solemn and a seasoned warrior, mindful of honor, Ned takes his role as Lord of Winterfell very seriously. But is it penance to repair the damage done by a previous lapse in honor?
(played by Albert Destrade)
Raised to follow in Ned's footsteps as Lord of Winterfell, Robb is a budding leader - strong of sword, yet versed in tactics. But unlike his father, he has yet to hear the song of steel in real battle.
Brandon "Bran" Stark
(played by Brandon Hantz)
Although young and small in size, Bran dreams of becoming a knight, and bringing honor to the family name. Yet he is torn by recurrent visions: is he a lordling boy, or a ravenous direwolf?
(played by Sophie Clarke)
The younger daughter of Ned Stark, Arya is young, strong-willed, independent, and resourceful. Arya knows her way around a sword, and eschews dainty courtesies in favor of dirt and combat.
(played by Edna Ma)
Polite and comely, Ned's elder daughter Sansa's words sometimes reveal more than she intends, but she is loyal to the Starks. She disdains combat, and prefers the finer things in court.
Ser Rodrik Cassel
(played by Rick Nelson)
Renowned for his whiskers, but speaking little, Ser Rodrik is a well-seasoned knight, and the hard-working, fierce master-at-arms of Winterfell.
(played by Stacey Powell)
Nan entertains the young Starks with stories of the Seven Kingdoms. Nan maintains all her stories are completely true, yet some seem hard to believe.
(played by Mikayla Wingle)
A simple stablehand, Hodor is a physical force, yet is good-natured and loyal. Hodor will eventually carry Bran to distant places.