I guess you could describe the likes of Harry Potter and Game Of Thrones as fantasy. Real fans know however that they are a lot more than that. They are a way of life. Not only have the characters all become a part of our collective psyche but also guys, they provide us with super lit role models to aspire to. And, as the two phenomenal series have so much in common, there is no denying that we need to address a serious topic. Which Harry Potter houses would Game Of Thrones' characters be in?
I know right, you just can't un-hear that question and are now desperate to know. Real talk, let's examine the traits of each house quickly before I get into being your very own sorting hat. I popped over to our pals at Pottermore to get the low down on precisely what traits define the members of each house.
Hufflepuff — Hufflepuffs value hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play.
Ravenclaw — Ravenclaws prize wit, learning, and wisdom.
Gryffindor — Gryffindor is the house which most values the virtues of courage, bravery, and determination.
Slytherin — Slytherins are proud, ambitious, and cunning.
So with all this in mind and a whole load of hair colour implications (cough, Malfoy/Daenerys), let's have a look at who's who in the two stanniest fantasy worlds out there.
Look, Jaime is a very complex human being. He started off a little you know, unusual, in that he has been getting off with his twin sister. He was also initially a total A-hole.
However, like another famous blonde with a few evil roots, Draco Malfoy, he has low-key reprieved himself. Even if he still is a little conflicted, I'm saying:
Dany, Dany, Dany. Oh, babes. What the hell is going on?
OK, yes, she has saved lots of people, but she also sent her Dothraki front of the queue into what was undeniably certain death. Also, guys, she may or may not be losing it like her dad, the Mad King, and she sets people on fire all the time, which means:
Jon Snow is another one with a heck of a lot of different facets. I mean, come on. The man is hell brave but also has lots of brooding darkness and is also super clever.
In my opinion, it's his honour, braveness, and humility that makes him great, so I am going to say:
Right, so poor Varys is the butt of a lot of jokes because he is a eunuch. That must be actually really annoying and would probably make you hella grumpy. However, he has also proven to be loyal and always wants to do what's right for the realm. That being said, his cunning AF nature is what he is best known for so, it's a pretty obvious choice here:
Right, so Gendry is another character who is brave and steadfast, but actually, let's be real, it's his hard work that makes him stand out. I mean, guys, he would not quit making weapons for everyone. Labour laws went right out the window for him seemingly.
Anyhow, hardworking and steadfast equals:
Sansa has arguably had the worst run of luck of all the Starks, which says a lot, considering her dad was decapitated and (shudder) the Red Wedding.
Anyhow she has proven herself to be unbelievably brave and strong-minded despite multiple crappy abusive partners, losing most of her family, and a series of horrific assaults. I make her:
OK, y'all, Cersei is a total villain and we all know it. All that the manipulation, lying, and subterfuge with a capital S. You know what else has a capital S?
This Wildling is not only super principled and an excellent fighter but it turns out he got breastfed by an actual giant. You know who else got breastfed (I assume) by a giant? Hagrid. His mum was a giant, guys. Tormund is definitely a bit scarier than lovely Hagrid, but you can't deny that link. So I'm saying:
Sam is such a great guy. Not only is he an absolute genius, but he is also so kind, looking after Gilly and little Sam, and being so gentle and sweet. Those brains would point you toward Ravenclaw usually, and that kindness Hufflepuff. But guys let's be real he basically is Neville Longbottom part deux. So I'm calling it:
Grey Worm is a difficult one because he was bred to fight as one of the Unsullied, but he's not as emotionless as one of the fighting machines. However, he has totally proven to have a heart and his sex-focused scenes with Missandei have made him an absolute ledge. The strong and silent type filled with love. Now, who does that remind you of? Yep, me too, Severus Snape. So I'm saying:
Euron Greyjoy is a grade-A D-bag with absolutely zero redeeming features. He is like a Death Eater times a gazillion. Get in the bin, Euron. He's totally a:
Tyrion has had a bit of a raw deal his whole life, what with being blamed for the death of his mother, and thus disliked by his family. He has, however, gone on to be hand to the king, then hand to the queen. And guys, he has never lost that wit. That makes him:
The red woman brought a whole load of chaos to the Seven Kingdoms. I mean, real talk, the ancient dark AF magic she got down with was serious, as was the amount of good and innocent people she was involved with murdering. But, like many other GoT big hitters, it really isn't that simple.
Your girl came through in the end. Despite all of her nasty, dark, evil magic, she was a flawed character, an antihero, and interested in the dark arts. Melisandre is not unlike Severus Snape. So I'm going with:
Gosh, after all that, you absolutely cannot deny how much the two worlds have in common. Hybrid spin-off, anybody? Nerdgasm.