17 Weird Similarities Between Game Of Thrones And Star Wars Characters
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That's no dragon.
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are all set to helm a brand new series of Star Wars films. They should feel right at home. After all, Game of Thrones is essentially just Star Wars already, give or take a Death Star and a dragon or two.
Don't take our word for it. The following characters match-ups prove that there's not much difference between the citizens of Westeros and those who live in a galaxy far, far away.
17. Luke Skywalker / Jaime Lannister
Let's get the easy one out of the way first. Jaime and Luke are both noble, blond-haired heroes, and they've both got supervillain fathers. They both lost a hand in battle, and they both spend the rest of their lives sporting spiffy prosthetics. That's not what you're thinking, though, so fine, we'll go there: yes, in addition to everything else, Luke and Jaime both went mouth-to-mouth with their sisters.
16. Padmé Amidala / Lyanna Stark
Whether you're hanging around the Tower of Joy or visiting Naboo, it's the same old story: A young woman with noble blood falls in love with the wrong guy, gets hitched during a secret wedding, becomes pregnant, and then dies in childbirth. Then her child grows up, and their secret parentage becomes the mystery that fuels an entire franchise--or, at the very least, a never-ending source of internet fan theories.
15. Kylo Ren / Tyrion Lannister
Can you say daddy issues? Both Tyrion and Ben "Kylo Ren" Solo lived for years in their fathers' shadows and killed 'em at pivotal points in their stories. Patricide isn't the only thing that ties these two characters together, however. In their misguided efforts to win Dad's approval, both Tyrion and Kylo ended up with some truly gnarly facial scars, too.
14. Leia Organa / Daenerys Targaryen
While Dany and Leia start their stories as bargaining chips for more powerful men (Viserys and Tarkin, respectively), they quickly prove that there's more to them than meets the eye. Both women end up as the figureheads for their own revolutions, and become two of the coolest characters in their respective franchises in the process. In other words: Don't underestimate princesses.
13. Darth Vader / The Mountain
Anakin Skywalker fell into a volcano. He should be dead. So should Gregor Clegane, who was stabbed through the chest with a poisoned spear. Both villains were revived using science, however, and now hide behind masks while serving as lackeys to despotic rulers.
12. Obi-Wan Kenobi / Beric Dondarrion
Strike either of these men down and they'll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. After his first death, Beric returned to lead the Brotherhood Without Banners, while Obi-Wan reappeared as a spirit that… spouts aphorisms? Whatever. Throw in Beric's flaming sword, which is basically a low-tech lightsaber, and it's close enough for us.
11. Yoda / Bran Stark
Two little dudes with special powers and mystic knowledge who also spend a lot of time riding around in backpacks? You know, forget we said anything. Yoda and Bran have nothing in common.
10. C-3PO / Samwell Tarly
They're both cowards, so they're not much use on the battlefield. They're not tacticians, so they're not particularly helpful in the war room, either. If you want someone to spout obscure facts and trivia, however, Sam and C-3PO have got you covered. And if you don't? No worries. They'll both do it anyway.
9. Han Solo / Davos Seaworth
The Black Betha isn't half as cool as the Millenium Falcon, but Davos and Han are both smugglers with hearts of gold who find themselves caught up in not one but two different rebellions--and between Leia and Stannis' daughter, Shireen, they share a common weakness for princesses, too.
8. Lando Calrissian / Walder Frey
Sure, Lando ended up as general in the Rebel Alliance while Walder Frey ate his kids, but they belong together on this list for one reason: They both throw lousy dinner parties.
7. Rey / Arya Stark
Rey and Arya should start a support group for self-sufficient young women who travel halfway across the world (or galaxy) to join an ancient order, discover that their mysterious and charismatic mentors are grade-A jerks, and then bolt when their friends and family are in trouble. It'd be a small gathering, but at least these ladies have other common interests to discuss: In addition to everything else, they're both preternaturally good with swords.
6. Palpatine / Littlefinger
If it worked for the Emperor, it should've worked for Littlefinger, too. After all, starting a civil war, playing both sides against one another, and assuming power for yourself when the dust settles seems like a pretty solid plan. Unfortunately, Force lightning doesn't strike twice, and the scheme didn't work out quite as well for one of these characters. Sorry, Lord Baelish.
5. Supreme Leader Snoke / Tywin Lannister
Imagine that you've got it all. You're the biggest and baddest of all of the big bads. You've got immeasurable wealth. You command armies. Now, imagine that your son (or surrogate son) decides to rob you of all that by stabbing you halfway through the story, ending your reign prematurely and throwing everything into chaos. Well, Snoke and Tywin don't have to imagine. That's exactly what happened to both of them, proving once and for all that kids are the worst.
4. Jek Porkins / Hot Pie
It's not just that these characters are both chubby and named after food. We also get the feeling that, like Hot Pie, Porkins would rather be hanging out in a bakery than shooting down TIE fighters (OK, OK, fine. It's the food thing).
3. Grand Moff Tarkin / Cersei Lannister
Evil comes in many forms. In Tarkin and Cersei's case, it's conniving, cold, and dignified. Don't mistake self-control for weakness, however. Whether it's a sept full of enemies or a rebel-friendly planet like Alderaan, both Tarkin and Cersei like to solve their problems by blowing them into lots of tiny little pieces.
2. Poe Dameron / Jon Snow
We're not saying that these two handsome, charismatic soldiers with a habit of rushing head first into battle are exactly the same. After all, one's got a custom-made Valyrian steel sword and a direwolf, and the other has a custom-made X-wing and a roly-poly droid. We're just saying that, if Vice Admiral Holdo had been around for the Battle of the Bastards, the King in the North would've gotten a stern talking-to afterwards, and it would've sounded very familiar.
1. Jar Jar Binks / Joffrey Baratheon
One's a spoiled and sadistic brat. The other is a floppy-eared doofus. So, what do Jar Jar and Joffrey have in common? Everybody hates them. Audiences around the globe prayed for both characters to meet sudden and grisly deaths, and while only Joffrey's gotten his comeuppance thus far, there's still time for Jar Jar, too. Benioff and Weiss, if you're listening: You've got the opportunity. Give the people what they want.