Eddard "Ned" Stark was considered the main character on Game of Thrones. Until he was killed off before season one was complete, that is.
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It's a new king on the throne. But the Game is far, far from over.
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A picture of Eddard "Ned" Stark as portrayed by Sean Bean in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
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Game of Thrones Quotes

Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.

Baelish: Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie.
Varys: But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos, a gaping pit, waiting to swallow us all.
Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit, chaos is a ladder.