See Game of Thrones’ Characters “Simpsonized”!

DrawTheSimpsons, a tumblr account devoted to “Simpsonizing” well-known characters and people has given it’s signature treatment to Game of Thrones.  

 

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As you can see, this has been executed quite well as it’s easy to tell who’s who even without the labels!  And don’t worry, we know you’ve noticed that a number of characters are missing– Arya, Ned, and Cersei to name a few–more images are coming soon! 

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Nymeria and Arya

You cannot look into Nymeria’s eyes and not be moved.  Please note: spoilers ahead!

If you’ve watched the show, you know this is the moment when Arya says goodbye to Nymeria.  This digital piece captures the sadness in this direwolf’s eyes far better than we saw in the episode.  Kind of hard not to tear up, right?

This is the work of DaaRia on DeviantArt

Jon Snow and Ghost

Here’s a beautiful depiction of my beloved Jon Snow and his loyal Direwolf, Ghost.

Credit for this amazing piece goes to VeronicaMartinez on DeviantArt

Character Summary – Jon Snow

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Today we give you Jon Snow, the Bastard of Winterfell.

“A diamond in the rough is worth just as much as a diamond in the clear.” Maxwell Ingram said that.

Jon Snow is known to the people as the bastard son of Eddard Stark.  He was raised by his father alongside his true-born half-siblings.  Identity of his real mother has not yet been revealed.  I love this character, his loyalty, love and respect for the Starks despite the alienation he faces now and then from Catelyn Stark, Ed’s wife.  Though she’s just being a human (who sees Jon’s presence as constant reminder of her husband’s infidelity, making him feel unwelcome) in not being able to connect with the ‘Bastard’ son, I still feel bad for Jon.  On their way back home after the execution of a deserter of Night’s Watch, they encounter direwolf pups, and Snow takes the albino one as he identifies it with himself as an outcast from its litter.  Amidst all of the issues involving his bastardy he got on well with his half-siblings particularly Robb and Arya (both of whom I adore!)

Jon’s position both inside and outside the family subtly chafe him over the years until, when he nears adulthood, he joins the Night’s Watch, after his uncle Benjen suggested that the Watch could use a man like him.

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On his journey to the Wall, Tyrion Lannister accompanies him, and their friendship is fostered by their shared position as noble outsiders.  Jon also protects the shy and soft-hearted Samwell Tarly from bullying by some other recruits.  Gradually he also becomes a natural leader to his fellow trainees.

His new friends save him from the ultimate fate of death as he is torn between his family and the vows to the Watch.  He wants to join his brother Robb in the fight against the Lannisters but deserting the Night’s Watch has the penalty of death.  Finally his friends – Sam and others – persuade him to leave the thought.

Jon finally decides to honor his bonds and fully commit to the Watch, he accepts his place as Mormont squire and prepares for the journey north, on the large Ranging into the Far north that Mormont leads.

He was raised as Stark and Northman and, in many ways, took to their values of honor, and later on, even when forced with horrendous decisions he stays morally correct and upright.

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Jon also has a strong warg connection with his direwolf, Ghost, also a likeable character.

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington.  Kit has no known credits prior to Game of Thrones, but is excellently cast as the easily likable Snow.  Kit plays him with subtle brilliance and hopefully this will lead him to further great roles.  As it is, he is already slated to be in a fantasy/adventure film with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore called The Seventh Son, which is set to come out early 2013.

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Character Summary – Arya Stark

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We continue with Day 8 of our Character Summary countdown with Arya Stark.

Arya is the third child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark, and she’s also the youngest daughter. She is a very feisty young girl, who does not really share the interests of being a “lady” in the court. Her half brother, Jon Snow, gives her a sword as a gift to her before he leaves for The Wall. Upon knowing that all great swords have names, she names her sword “Needle.”

 

 

 

 

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One day, Arya is practicing with a peasant friend, Mycah when Prince Joffrey and Sansa come across them.  Joffrey’s taunts leads to an altercation and soon Arya’s direwolf, Nymeria, attacks Joffrey.  Arya chases off Nymeria to save her from death, but Sansa’s direwolf, Lady is killed in Nymeria’s place.  Also, Arya’s friend, Mycah, who was accused of attacking Joffrey is killed by the Hound, Sandor Clegane.  Arya harbors a lasting enmity for the Lannisters and Clegane because of those incidents (quite frankly, understandable).

Arya later reveals to Eddard that she has a sword, and at first is hesitant for her to use bit, but soon changes his mind and hires a swordsman to train her, calling them her “dance lessons.” She learns quite a bit from Ferol.

Unfortunately, during the purge of the Stark loyalists, Arya is forced to escape and Ferol is killed.  She ends up killing a stable boy who tries to take her sword.  Her first kill.

Arya hides within the city, living on the streets, until the day of her father’s execution.  She witnesses her father’s fealty plea, but is kept from witnessing his execution.  A man named Yoren of the Night’s Watch shields her from that sight and takes her away.

Yoren begins the process of treating her as a boy as her true identity will have to be kept secret to keep her safe.  Yoren takes her and other recruits to The Wall, with her new name as Arry.

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Arya is played by Maisie Williams.  It seems this is her only acting credit and for that, she does brilliantly.  I’m excited to see how things progress with her character in the second season. Will she see her half-brother, Jon Snow again?  Will she see any of her family?  So far, Maisie has done well and I’m looking forward to seeing how she will handle her characters new developments.

 

Character Summary – Bran Stark

We continue our Character Summary series with Day 5 on Bran Stark.

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Bran Stark is the fourth child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.  He is an adventurous young boy who likes to explore and climb, and being a Stark, he is full of duty and strong will.  Unfortunately, his climbing days are cut short when he climbs up one tower wall to a window only to witness something he’s not supposed.  He is then pushed out of the window to be die.

He doesn’t die, but falls into a coma immediately after the fall.  Bran’s mother stays by his side, however, an assassination attempt is made against Bran while he is in the coma, but Catelyn fights off the assassin, risking her own life.  They are both saved by Bran’s direwolf when he comes in and rips the throat of the assassin.  Only when Catelyn decides to leave the town and go to the Lannisters to confront them of this assassination attempt does Bran finally wake.

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Knowing that he will never walk again, he wishes he were dead, but an act of kindness from Tyrion Lannister gives hope to the young Stark boy.  Tyrion has provided them blueprints on how to make a special saddle that allows Bran to ride a horse.  He is also taught how to work a bow on horseback as well.

Bran’s dreams develop into visions, so it seems, some of which consist of a three-eyed crow that tells him it can teach him to fly.  He also develops a special connection with his direwolf, which he names Summer.

After Robb decides to leave for King’s Landing after a situation arises, Bran is left in charge of Winterfell, thus becoming Prince of Winterfell.  And when Bran has another dream, this time of his father dying, he goes to the crypts and finds that his brother Rickon has had the same dream.  They are then told afterward that their father has died.

Some things that are interesting about Bran’s story that really hasn’t been developed too much in the show is him speaking with the crow and the crow telling him that he is a Winged Wolf, giving a little more info on his connection with his direwolf, Summer.  I’m hoping they develop this storyline more in the next season, but we shall see as there is much to be told from all sides.

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Bran is played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who is just great at portraying the adventurous Stark son.  I’m interested to see how his ability to portray Bran is given that Bran may have more to do in the upcoming season.  I’m not sure how or if they will delve further into the warg connection, but if they do, there will be more of Bran than just his disability.