Now that Game of Thrones has ended, all of us fans have to wait a whole year for it to come back. The wait is excruciating, to say the least. A lot of times when I am watching the show I think about characters from other TV shows or movies that are much needed to help out our favorite characters or those that fit in perfectly with one of the families. For example, Michonne from The Walking Dead would be awesome in Khaleesi’s side of the world. She could help protect her from any crazy people out there and even mix in with locals and get secret information. I mean Michonne walks tall and carries a big katana. I keep imagining her with a cape on and hood up ready to attack. Give her a Valyrian steel sword and she could kick some serious ass!
I threw this question out to some of our friends out there and asked them, if you could see any character from another TV show or movie on Game of Thrones, who would you choose and why? Let’s see who our friends chose to hang out in Westeros.
Who would I like to see join Game of Thrones, eh…..? Well, I think the only logical and natural choice would be Ron Swanson. I know the whole show is a struggle for power and Swanson hates government, but who else could be the One True King? He would rule with Power and swift, effective Justice, constantly eating bacon and ribs and siring a horde of offspring to rule Westeros forever.
If I could take a character from another television show, and place them in “The Game of Thrones” world, it would be Dexter Morgan. I would team Dexter with Arya Stark. She is my favorite character on the show, and I am happy that she hasn’t been killed off – at least as of the conclusion of season four. I haven’t read all of the books yet, so I am not sure what happens to certain characters in the novels.
The reason I would team Arya and Dexter, is because Dexter could help Arya to eliminate everyone on her list. He could teach her his predatory process for eliminating those who have done wrong. By teaching her the code, after the names on her list have all been crossed off, if she felt like continuing to right injustices moving forward, she would have guidelines that she hopefully would adhere to. In addition, there are people on Arya’s list, that there is no way I can visualize her being able to beat, such as, for instance, in a one on one sword fighting duel; so, Dexter could teach her to work to her strengths, and go about getting her revenge in a smarter way.
So when Melissa asked which character from another movie/television series I would love to see in Game of Thrones, I didn’t even hesitate or think about it. While watching the show, from time to time it has occurred to me that what this show needs is… Spartacus. That’s right, Spartacus. At least he will fit right in with how things look and are done, and let’s face it, he is hardcore. He would totally not have stood for Joffrey’s crap, and would have gotten that war into full swing a lot sooner and given a lot of people a run for their money. People would have mentioned his name and initially it may have been met with the same dismissal as people who have been speaking about Daenerys… the difference, though, is that in Rome they quickly learned that his name brings tidings with it, and Westeros would, too (sort of how Robb’s name eventually had people quaking in their boots – from boy to the King in the North).
The character I’d like to choose to mash up with Game of Thrones is Woody Allen’s court jester character from the first vignette of his infamous film, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972). This choice seems like an obvious one, firstly because he’s already living within a medieval-style setting, so there wouldn’t be any awkward transition period and he probably wouldn’t get murdered immediately. Secondly, Allen as the court jester is pretty hilarious and the world of Game of Thrones is in need of some levity, post haste. However, this character does tend to crack some off-colour jokes and forms a habit of pursuing the queen for some romance, so he probably would get murdered sooner rather than later. Particularly if he attempts to get to know Cersei better. But above all, I think what the characters in Game of Thrones really need at this point in time is a good laugh. So Woody Allen it is!
Well as you know of course I’d love to see Toby in GoT as I think he can do practically ANY role, whether good or bad guy. But as far as character from another show… Well the only one I can think of is someone like Mr. Rochester, so someone who’s been heartbroken and betrayed by those close to him and harbor a deep, dark secret about his romantic past. He’s said that he loves playing antiheroes and I think every character on that show is basically an antihero right, they all have some kind of darkness in them, some more severe than others obviously.
**Mel’s Side note – I think Mr. Rochester could totally be part of the Tully family, especially with his ginger hair, he would fit in perfectly!
When Melissa asked me which character, either from a series or a movie, would I like to see in GoT, I immediately started shifting through my mind archives to get the best option.
Firstly, I just have to mention this brilliant new movie venture I just thought of: Can we please, please, have a new Hunger Games movie, with the following participants: Joffrey Baratheon, Dolores Jane Umbridge (Harry Potter) and Percy Whitmore (The Green Mile)? Just imagine for a second how much fun it will be to watch these skin crawling villains in a battle to the death? I even made you a poster!
Back to the actual question: I would love to see Edison Cavani in GoT. You might be wondering where the hell you may have seen this fellow, and I will ease your confusion and tell you that he is a member of the Uruguay soccer team.
Just look at that face: Doesn’t he look like he belongs in GoT, a Dothraki Warrior, following DAenarys Targaryen? (Meaning: he looks like a hot warrior).
Mr. Cavani made it onto this list because he as much as I love soccer, it is mostly a massive SHOW full of plotlines.
The character I’d like to see on Game Of Thrones is Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. He could be a Stark and be all like “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya Stark. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” And then he could kill that little Joffrey bastard!!!!! (FYI people – I’ve only seen season 1 so far. Maybe that little prick is dead by now. I hope so! But don’t tell me!!!! Damn – I won’t be able to actually read Melissa’s post) 😉
**Mel’s side note – Ummmm, hello! How perfect was her answer. We all know what part I am talking about here.
Played by: Richard Coyle
Show: Coupling (2000 – 2004) Coupling was kind of like the UK’s answer to friends. although far filthier, with much more interesting characters. And socially awkward Welshman, Jeff, was easily the most interesting of the bunch. Although Jeff found it almost impossible to interact appropriately with anyone especially women, he sometimes had the most incredible insights into the mundanities of life and his little catchphrases, including the infamous “giggle loop” and the “melty man” were comedy gold. After he was written out in 2002, the show all but died.
Why would Jeff be great for GOT: Like most intense serious shows Game of Thrones is great when it adds just a little humour and Jeff is absolutely hilarious. I can imagine his talent for putting his foot in it would make for some excellent scenes interacting with everyone from Tyrion to The Hound… and can you imagine him under Cersei’s ruthless stare? Check out this scene where Jeff accidentally tells a woman he has a wooden leg.
He also has a tendecy to get stuck on the word “breasts”… and I mean there are so many bewbs in Game of Thrones he’d never run out of lady lumps to celebrate.
So here’s to Jeff… maybe he could make an appearance in season five!
Easy. Daryl. He could actually make it work too. He has a primal survivalist temperament, so he could feasibly handle it in the cut-throat world of Game of Thrones. He has the street smarts to not let anyone push him over and his only downfall would be not really letting a King of any sorts push him around. I couldn’t see him reacting very well to Stannis and as for Joffrey… well, let’s just say that Joffrey might realise that there is someone who could use his crossbow a lot better than he can.
I even know where I would want him. I would have him as a member of the Night’s Watch, but it would never be brought up. A few eagle-eyed fans would spot Norman Reedus lurking in the shadows, especially when his character slowly became more than an extra and got a few lines of dialogue. Still, he could be hardly a major character. However, when the White Walkers finally attacked, he could become the centre-stage of the show, killing zombie after zombie. He would be the ultimate bad-ass, putting the rest of the Night’s Watch to shame. Because after all, this is what Daryl is best at: Walker killing; it doesn’t matter if they’re dead or White (see what I did there, MJ fans!!!)
If there was one person who could unite the warring factions of the Seven Kingdoms, that man would be the Blue King, Walter White. If he could go from a humble high school chemistry teacher to the king of a meth empire that stretched throughout the Southwest, imagine what he and his top adviser Lord Pinkman could accomplish in Westeros. He can dispatch his enemies with such efficiency and cunning that he makes Tywin Lannister look like Badger. Sure, the Unsullied are a formidable force, but get them hooked on crystal and they become as useless as Lord Varys’s junk. And perhaps the best thing for Walt: dragon blood cures cancer.
I’m not the only one who thinks Heisenberg would rule Westeros. Check out this seamless mash-up:
In addition, I would also like to suggest Hart’s mistress from True Detective as the madame/head courtesan of the brothel in King’s Landing.
Hmmm. My first thought would be a comedic character, but that wouldn’t work at all with the tone of GoT, so after a long deliberation, I think that if I had the power to do so, I would send Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews) from Lost. He can both handle himself well in a fight and can think on his feet if need be to get himself out of a sticky situation.
I know I mentioned Michonne earlier, but now that I have been reading the book, I seriously have been wanting a prequel to be made for the show, sort of like Star Wars. I would love to see how the Targaryens went down, how the Starks grew up and their relationships with the Tully and Barantheon families, all the past loves and losses. How cool would that be? Who’s with me? Let’s write HBO a letter to get this done LOL.
I think Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) from Downton Abbey would be a perfect addition to the Game of Thrones prequel and could definitely fit in with the Targaryen family or even with the Starks. Hello she could totally be friends with Lyanna Stark! And if not for the prequel, she would be an awesome addition to the Stark household in present times. Lady Sybil is strong, willful, and defiant, as when she decided not to adhere to a fixed marriage. She marches to the beat of her own drum and she could teach Lady Sansa a thing or two about how to live like a highborn woman, while still holding onto her independence.
Ok, if you know Mike, then you know that he is a rule breaker, not a follower! With that in mind, let’s dive into the mind of Mikey and take a trip through Game of Thrones land.
Screenkicker Goes to Westoros
One of my favourite aspects of Game of Thrones is the setting. Westeros is such a wondrous place of beauty and brutality. We all love watching the opening credits because it gives a sense of place. Imagine being able to visit all of those crazy kingdoms for real? Well that’s exactly the tour I’m about to give you! You see, I’ve been to these places without knowing it. In other words – I travelled around Westoros before it was cool! Join me on the tour.
Kings Landing – Dubrovnik, Croatia
What a beautiful city with its views of the sea and its Mediterranean weather. The outdoors Kings Landing scenes are shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia. I went on holiday here a few years ago and walked around the walls of the city. It’s pretty much exactly how it looks in GoT apart from the extensive bullet holes in the walls from the siege of Dubrovnik in 1991. Almost a real version of the Battle of Blackwater.
Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen’s wedding – Gozo – Malta
I visited Malta last year. It’s a beautiful island between Europe and Africa. Parts of Malta were used for Kings Landing in season 1 until it moved to Dubrovnik. My memories of Malta are getting the worst sunburn of my life and snorkeling in a blue lagoon near where Khal Drogo and the Khaleesi were wed. If you look closely during the sex scene on their wedding night you can see the flip flop I lost in the corner of the tent.
Everything else – Various places in Northern Ireland
Game of Thrones is based in Northern Ireland. I’m from Northern Ireland. Therefore, I’ve been to lots of Westoros locations! I’m from near the North Coast which is where a majority of scenes are filmed. This is due to the rugged landscape which has an old world aesthetic. It also suits GoT due to the country’s history of politically expedited murders.
The Iron Islands is actually a place called Ballintoy which we had to go on a school trip to when we actually wanted to go to an ice-cream factory. It’s a lovely little fishing village, but boring as balls for a nine year old. I just wanted some ice-cream. Greyjoy? More like ‘Killjoy’! Am I right?! No.
Downhill Beach is where Stannis Baratheon and that hot witch lady lit loads of fires and chanted some shit. Or the Burning of the Seven for you geeks out there. This was a popular barbeque place in my teenage years. ‘The night is dark and full of sausage fumes and teen hormones’. Sadly despite trying, my sausage stayed uncooked. I’m not even sure what that means. Also, just around the corner is the cave that Melisandre squeezed out an evil shadow baby.
Next up we have the area surrounding the town of Ballymoney. This is my home land. I grew up a stone’s throw from the filming location and it served as the most unlikely of settings for the Dothraki Sea. Khal Drogo and his hordes marched around a town which biggest claims to fame is that I was born there and that it has the highest life expectancy rate in Northern Ireland. Don’t say I never teach you anything.
Finally, we have Belfast where all of the indoor scenes are filmed. Belfast is famous for building the Titanic, producing the worlds greatest ever footballer, and for being a sectarian warzone for over 30 years. They must be so proud! GoT is filmed in the giant building that the Titanic was painted in. I’ve been to Belfast loads and I’ve seen it slowly change from a bombed out shithole to a modern European city. You should visit sometime, it’s actually a lovely place.
The stuff beyond the wall is mainly shot in Iceland, but I’ve never been there so I’m going to completely ignore. That’s the end of our tour folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that you know a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes in Westoros. I have to go now, winter is coming and I’m currently nude. For some reason Melissa said that all her guest posters have to be naked.
Thank you guys for all of your input with this post. I appreciate it, you guys rule! Did we miss your favorite character, if so who? Would love to hear your thoughts!