Game Of Thrones Characters As Cartoons, Who Did HBO Get Right?
The Game of Thrones second season saga continues on Sunday with "What is Dead May Never Die." And, in anticipation for the third episode, not to mention a bit of fun for Friday, here are ninety-three characters from the "Song of Ice and Fire" series turned into cartoons. Yes, ninety-three, so be warned ahead of time that many of the drawings are of characters from George R.R. Martin's books that have yet to be introduced in the television series. Having said that, the artist's renditions only mention the character name and none of the story so none of them should really be considered spoilers. Except maybe one. Now that you've been sufficiently warned, sift through the catalogue and see what some of your favorites would look like as 80s/90s style cartoon characters. Oddly, Summer is the only direwolf not featured. I guess ninety-four was just too many.
The gallery is perhaps most interesting because the artist was clearly influenced by the novels and not the D.B. Weiss and David Benioff series at HBO. Of course, this means that we get a chance to see another (perhaps more faithful?) version of the characters and/or see which ones the casting department got just right. According to these pictures, the show was a little lenient when it came to some of the Baratheons but the Littlefinger looks like a direct portrait of Aidan Gillen's Petyr Baelish. Personally, the caricatures that stood out the most were Nedd Stark, Tyrion Lannister, the Mad King, Rhaegar Targaryen, the Hound and, well, one that shall remain unsaid but it's awesome. Speaking of the Mad King and Rhaegar Targaryen, it's especially cool to see the characters only mentioned by name brought to life.
Game of Thrones returns with Episode 3, "What is Dead May Never Die," next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. It stars Kit Harrington, Emelia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The show was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the novels by George R.R. Martin.
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