The always creative blogger Sidie from Viewfromtheside’s Blog came up with an interesting challenge once again … do SOMETHING with the character sketches in the illustration above.
Right away I noticed some familiar “faces”. I could do a pretty good Hamlet / Game of Thrones mash-up if you weren’t afraid that George R.R. Martin would send the Red Woman after me.
In leu of that I’ll just identify the major players in G.O.T. so far. WARNING… SPOILER ALERTS!!!!
The Kings Landing Crew:
As you’ll remember from my June 12th Thought of the Day, I think Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion is the cat’s pajamas. There is a reason he won an Emmy for the role… he’s fantastic.
Tyrion and his big brother and sister are in Kings Landing because Cersei is Queen to King Robert. But this is a whole GAME of thrones, Robert isn’t the only king in Westeros. And when a ‘hunting accident’ does him in there are several contenders for the iron throne.
Kings in the Corner:
The worst of the bunch — the one everyone loves to hate — is Joffrey. He is a wicked, wicked lad. I don’t think I’ve hated a character this much since… Caligula in I, Claudius.If Joffery is corrupt, self-centered, evil, malicious, his counter parts are the Stark family of Winterfell. Unfortunately for the Starks George R.R. Martin likes to kill off all the noble, moral characters.
Winterfellians of note:
Sorry Robb, I guess that should be a wolf-a-taur. Too much? I still have Post Red Wedding Stress Syndrome. My humor is my way of dealing with the loss of so many beloved characters at one time.
And there is no Damsel or Lady icon on the original list, so not much I could do for Sansa or Catelyn.
I’m holding out for Arya and Jon. Maybe they’ll make it. But will they make it with their humanity in tack?