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1----˛* There was a long standing rumor that Creator/AnnaPopplewell of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' turned down a role in the series. Creator/GeorgieHenley - who played her sister in ''Narnia'' (Anna as Susan, Georgie as Lucy) - was one of the first cast members announced for the prequel series.˛* Creator/JamieCampbellBower likewise headlined ''{{Series/Camelot}}'' - which was a short-lived series applying ''Game of Thrones'''s tone to the King Arthur mythos. He too was one of the first cast members announced for the prequel.˛* Tyrion asking Joffrey if he "killed any puppies today" is ironically funny when you see this [[ video of Jack Gleeson cuddling with a puppy]].˛* King Robert being completely ignorant of Renly's homosexuality during their hunting scene ("Have you ever fucked a Riverlands girl?") is quite amusing after you finish watching Season 3. The show now portrays Renly and Loras' romance as ''the'' worst kept secret in all of Westeros; virtually ''everyone'' besides Sansa seems to know about it, so how the heck is it that Robert didn't have a clue?˛* If Lady Olenna Tyrell knew the song "Betcha By Golly Wow" by The Stylistics, she'd have even more reason to hate the Tyrell motto, "Growing Strong".˛* A deleted scene on the season 3 DVD has Tywin meeting Pycelle in private and revealing he knows full well that Pycelle's appearance of a doddering old man is an act, asking "Am I the only one who sees through this performance?" (Speaking normally, Pycelle admits even he has a hard time believing it works so well). With this in mind, watch when Pycelle and Tywin share a scene in seasons 3 and 4 and you can see Tywin fighting not to roll his eyes when Pycelle speaks and even glancing about as if thinking "Seriously? You all buy this?" ˛* The Dohtraki being infamously sea sick becomes this following Creator/JasonMomoa's casting as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} in the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse''. ˛* One has to wonder what the Lannisters would make of Music/KatyPerry's song "Roar", which repeats their motto "Hear Me Roar" several times, especially since the song talks about roaring "louder than a lion".˛* "He was no true dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon" becomes funny to those who've seen ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' and realise that Daenerys is absolutely correct.˛* Creator/MichelleFairley went on to play another mother of a red-haired girl in ''Series/24LiveAnotherDay''... and this time she also happens to be the BigBad, whose motivation is her husband's death, among other similarities. She followed this with a role on ''Series/{{Resurrection}}'' as a woman who comes back from the dead and despises her daughter-in-law for ruining her family.˛* One of the reasons Talisa was such an unpopular character (besides the changes made from her book counterpart) was the sense that she didn't quite fit into the tone of the show, with more than one reviewer describing her as a field nurse that had stepped out of WWII. Actress Creator/OonaChaplin now stars in ''The Crimson Field'' -- in which she plays a WWII field nurse. ˛* The [[RuleThirtyFour porn parody]] of ''Game Of Thrones'' has a scene between Ygritte and Jon Snow, where she seduces him by convincing him his vows prevent him from owning a land and title, or taking a wife... but this leaves a bit of [[ExactWords wiggle room]] which they exploit. Then come season 4, where Sam gives a similar argument to Jon Snow, though about himself and Gilly. ˛* And of course the SlapSlapKiss dynamic between Ygritte and Jon when you discover that their actors got together and eventually married.˛* Season 3 has Jaime mocking Brienne about Renly, claiming that "if the Iron Throne was made of cock they'd never keep him off it." [[ Well...]]˛* The season 4 finale, in which [[spoiler:Tywin is directly confronted with the fact that two of his children are incestuous lovers and his grandchildren are the product of it, then gets killed by his other son]], happened to air on Father's Day.˛* In season 3, Tywin, after announcing his plan to marry Cersei to Ser Loras, has a discussion with Lady Olenna about Cersei's fertility. Then in February 2015, Creator/LenaHeadey announced that she was pregnant with her second child.˛* In the 2015 ''[[Film/{{Cinderella2015}} Cinderella]]'' movie Richard Madden (Robb Stark) plays the prince, falling in love with a beautiful, strong-willed girl who came from wealth but is not a political match for him.˛* In the Season 5 premiere, blonde-haired former queen Cersei suddenly has more power than ever before and is the de facto ruler of Westeros. The very day it premiered, UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton announced her candidacy for President.˛* It seems the Lannister incest trend has invaded the real world, as Tommen and Myrcella's actors are now dating. Even better, they never actually worked together on the show so it doesn't quite count as RomanceOnTheSet.˛* In "The Laws Of Gods And Men", Tywin is eager to have Tyrion sentenced to death. One year later, Creator/CharlesDance portrayed HangingJudge Wargrave in the BBC adaptation of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.˛** Even better: Wargrave punctiliously attends the execution of every man he's sentenced to death. He doesn't pull the rope himself, but it seems Ned's practices have rubbed off...˛* The Japanese dub of the show has some incidences of this:˛** Eddard Stark is voiced by Hideaki Tezuka who also voice [[Manga/{{Naruto}} A, The Fourth Raikage]]: [[spoiler: A loses an arm due to Sasuke's Amaterasu technique. On the other hand, Eddard Stark ends his days by losing ''[[OffWithHisHead his head.]]'']]˛** A meta-example happens with Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Joffrey Baratheon): Assuming it was a not a coincidence, it's not very hard to see why he was cast as [[TheCaligula Joffrey]], taking into account he shares the same name of [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga a (in)famous daimyo of the Sengoku-era Japan]] or at least how many people [[DemonKingNobunaga see him in media]]. Extra hilarity Oda Nobunaga was nicknamed "The Fool of Owari" in his younger days.˛** In a more straight example involving the aforementioned voice actor, Shimazaki voiced [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates the Male Avatar (aka Corrin/Kamui)]] who is a noble prince who, depending of the actions of the player, [[spoiler:can become into TheGoodKing]]. Tell that to ''Joffrey'' again, dudes. This also becomes ironically hilarious after the Male Avatar [[spoiler:has a child and that child is attacked by invaders, forcing the Avatar to act in a way that it could sound not too out-of-place for Joffrey, except the Avatar is the ''hero'' of the game]]. ˛** The end of the show brings a bigger one on regards of [[spoiler:Creator/JunFukuyama's]] role as the dub voice of [[spoiler:Bran]], taking into consideration his StarMakingRole as [[spoiler:[[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch Lamperouge aka Lelouch vi Britannia]]]] at the very end of the second season: In the aforementioned show, [[spoiler:Lelouch became the emperor of Britannia and plans to conquer the world, just like Daenerys planned to do, with the help of a WeaponOfMassDestruction (In ''Code Geass'' with the Sword of Damocles and the F.L.E.I.J.A. warhead and in ''Game of Thrones'' with a dragon) and both Lelouch and Daenerys ended being killed by their closest allies (Suzaku Kururugi and Jon Snow respectively) in similar ways (being stabbed)]]. The main difference here is [[spoiler:while there's two cities destroyed by the F.L.E.I.J.A. in the series, mainly Tokyo and Pendragon, the capital city of Britannia, Lelouch wasn't involved in their destruction, as the former was destroyed accidentally by Suzaku and the latter was nuked by his brother Schneizel el Britannia in an attempt to assure his authority, compared with King's Landing, when Daenerys orders its destruction without guilt. Also, unlike Lelouch, Bran survives the whole thing and became the ruler of Westeros]]. To make the irony even sweeter, [[spoiler:Bran's role is very similar to Lelouch's sister Nunnally, who, just like Bran, she is also crippled and she became the empress of Britannia after her brother was killed]].˛** In a similar way, Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa's role as Tyrion could be this considering his debut role as the titular [[spoiler:Anime/TekkamanBlade]] and how both shows ends: [[spoiler:[[PersonOfMassDestruction Blade aka Takaya Aiba]] has a ChestBlaster weapon named Voltekka, which, after few upgrades, is capable of leveling cities with it. In this show, Tyrion has to stop a person who destroyed a city with a FantasticNuke, in this case a dragon. Also, Takaya ends crippled by the end of the series, compared here, when Tyrion ends serving a crippled ruler instead]]. In another role involving him, he also voiced [[spoiler:[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Minato Namikaze]]]] who was killed by [[spoiler:a guy (Madara Uchiha) using a giant monster (The Nine-tailed Fox aka Kurama) while also destroyed a town with it (Konoha) as a result of a giant GOT-style clusterfuck of conspiracies dating back centuries, just to [[BackFromTheDead returning from the dead]] just to help his son Naruto to finish that same guy in the final battle against Madara]].˛** Creator/NobunagaShimazaki and Creator/YuumaUchida, who voice the polar opposite brothers Joffrey and Tommen Baratheon, again play polar opposite roles,but as cousins in the 2019 version of Manga/FruitsBasket. And what's funnier, is that their personalities are swapped. However, Kyo at least keeps his temper in check and is a tsundere, while Joffrey is a maniac with no redeemable qualities. And Yuki, just like Tommen, [[spoiler: craves affection he never received from his mother. However, Yuki at least finds it through Tohru.]] You could also say that Tommen, a KindheartedCatLover, is not just another one in the anime, but also transforms into a cat, and can attract them. Tommen would have loved that instead of having to deal with the problems of running the Seven Kingdoms.˛* In this show, Creator/CharlesDance plays badass general Tywin and Lena Headey is the increasingly ineffectual Cersei. Contrast to ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'', where Dance is the milquetoast Mr. Bennet and Headey is the badass LadyOfWar Catherine De Bourghe.˛* In Season 6, [[spoiler:by far the most popular theory about Jon was that Melisandre would bring him back to life. Then the premiere reveals that she's actually an extremely old woman, and looks quite similar to [[Literature/ThePrincessBride Miracle Max]], the Trope Namer for OnlyMostlyDead.]]˛* The Father’s Day shenanigans got even funnier in Season 6, as the episode that aired on that day has a scene between Dany, Tyrion, Theon, and Yara, where Dany points out that every one of them had horrible fathers who left the world worse off for their presence. ˛* In the Season 6 finale, one of the titles Jon is given is "The White Wolf." The irony is not lost upon [[Franchise/TheWitcher Witcher]] and [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]] fans, since all three franchises use the same epithet to refer to sword-wielding badasses who [[spoiler:come back from death]] and end up fighting an invasion of supernatural creatures from a frozen realm, and in the case of Elric, is reluctant about his destiny on account of his loved ones dying around him. ˛* Just a few months after Rickon was [[spoiler:killed by an arrow]], Creator/ArtParkinson played the title role in ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', where [[spoiler:his life is ''saved'' by an arrow.]]˛** [[spoiler: Kubo loses his parents shortly after reuniting with them; when Rickon is about to be reunited with his brother Jon, [[BigBrotherInstinct who rushes forward to rescue Rickon]] as Rickon runs to him, Rickon is shot by an arrow just when they are about to reach each other]]. As for the books, [[spoiler: Kubo's mom is "resurrected" and but she hides behind a disguise and has a different, "harder" personality; Rickon's mom is resurrected but she is changed, disguised, and completely focused on revenge]].˛* In ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}'', the actors for [[Creator/FinnJones Loras]] and [[Creator/JessicaHenwick Nymeria]] team up with a character named Davos.˛* One of the jokes the producers played on the cast in early seasons was creating fake "death scenes" for the characters. It went well until Creator/AlfieAllen was completely nonchalant about his, which involved him being killed, then being resurrected naked. [[spoiler: Jump to Seasons 5 and 6, and that is just about exactly what happened to Jon Snow.]]˛* After the Purple Wedding Tywin orders the city gates closed declaring "No One Leaves the Capital!!" we then cut to Sansa...leaving the capital. Then in Season 5, we saw Arya's training with the Faceless Men but some declared that Sansa became No One before Arya.˛* In the Season 7 premiere, David Bradley returns to play Arya disguised as Walder Frey. Shortly before, he was cast as the First Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' after playing his actor William Hartnell in a TV movie about the show's creation. The very same day the episode aired, it was announced that the Doctor's next incarnation would be a woman.˛* In season 1, Ned jokingly tells Arya [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry not to stab her sister]] with her sword Needle. By season 7, after several years of trauma and training to be a killer, she's literally issuing Sansa death threats by insinuating that she'll skin her face with her Valyrian steel knife. Oh, and both blades were given to her by one of her brothers.˛* In 2006, Creator/AlfieAllen's older sister [[Music/LilyAllen Lily]] released a song mocking him for being such a loser. Now Alfie's playing a character who lives in the shadow of his more competent older sister. [[ The parodies write themselves]].˛* In 2004, Creator/PeterDinklage played the title role of ''Theatre/RichardIII'', which was an inspiration for Tyrion Lannister. Then he plays Tyrion Lannister on ''Series/GameOfThrones''.˛* In ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'', Creator/AidanGillen plays a genuinely {{nice guy}} who gets screwed over by a sleazy manipulator in what may be a deliberate CastingGag.˛** This got even better just a few months later when ''Film/{{Rocketman}}'' portrayed the same guy as being very Littlefinger-esque himself, this time played by Richard Madden. Yep, Littlefinger and Robb Stark completely swapped personalities for this role.˛* Theon making disparaging remarks about Ramsey playing a musical instrument (in this case horn) when Creator/IwanRheon was cast as rock legend and guitarist Mick Mars in the Music/MotleyCrue {{biopic}} ''Film/TheDirt''.˛* ''Avengers: Endgame'' ended with [[spoiler: Tony Stark wiping out Thanos and all of his forces with one snap.]] Two days after that premiered, we have [[spoiler: Arya Stark disintegrating the Night King and all his White Walkers and wights with one stab. It seems like the last weekend of April 2019 was a good one for people named Stark to rack up ''colossal'' kill counts!]]˛* “The night is dark and full of terrors.” So dark, in fact, that the final battle against it was notoriously incomprehensible.˛* The climactic battle of the entire series winds up being about [[Film/TerminatorGenisys Sarah Connor]] vs. [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Sarah Connor]].˛* [[Film/TheBrothersGrimm Not the first time]] the [[Creator/JonathanPryce High Sparrow]] meddled with [[Creator/LenaHeadey Cersei's]] plan.˛* Creator/PeterDinklage is actually related to the German noble family Dincklage.˛* Jorah Mormont and Meera Reed portrayed father and daughter in the 2009 miniseries ''The Diary of Anne Frank''.˛* Remember Robb Stark's last words to Jon Snow? "The next time I see you, you'll be all in black." Richard Madden and Kit Harrington will reunite in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's ''Eternals'' where Kit will portray Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the '''Black''' Knight.˛** Plus, the Black Knight's love interest is named Sersi, pronounced similarly to Cersei.˛* Lena Headey's very next role after the show ended was in ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance'', where she rebels ''against'' a very Cersei-like character.˛* A frequent comment was that Creator/JonathanPryce's performance as the High Sparrow was very similar to [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] (their uncanny resemblance has been pointed out for years also). In 2019, he actually [[Film/TheTwoPopes played Pope Francis]].˛* There's a 2015 ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody skit called "Game of Chairs", which is a literal game of musical chairs. Grover has to remove a heavy chair in-between turns and says [[spoiler:"should get some wheels on these chairs..." At the end of ''Game of Thrones'', the wheelchair-bound Bran Stark becomes King of the Six Kingdoms.]]˛* Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon) and Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) would voice husband and wife in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Battle for Azeroth''. Also, an ActionGirl serving House Proudmoore, Taelia Fordragon, is voiced by Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed).˛----


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