Game of Thrones characters launch political campaigns in fun parody
Game of Thrones may not be back until next summer, but that’s not stopped our favourite characters poking fun at the current political campaigns in the US.
As Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton prepare their final pushes on the other side of the pond, HBO has given us an idea of what Westeros-themed election campaignS might look like. You know, if Westeros did democracy.
First up there’s newly crowned King of the North Jon Snow, running alongside the Seven Kingdoms’ fiercest pre-teen Lyanna Mormont. Mormont kicks off the campaign video, proclaiming Jon Snow the rightful king, before Jon gives one of his classic ‘White Walkers are more important than the monarchy’ speeches. Hear hear!
Could there be trouble in Winterfell next season? Maybe, if Snow’s sister (but actual cousin) Sansa joining Petyr Baelish’s election campaign is in any way an indicator of her true allegiances. Littlefinger’s campaign video is just as slick and full of manipulative messaging as one might expect – after all, “Some believe power is born. Others know it is earned.”
Self-proclaimed queen of virtually everyone Daenerys Targaryen is next up, running alongside Tyrion Lannister. We’ve gotten more than a brief glimpse of her political policies over the last five seasons, so it doesn’t surprise us she’s pledging to support the oppressed against their oppressors. There’s also a quick shot of a fire-breathing dragon, in case you needed more convincing.
And then there’s the Queen no one wanted, but killed her way to stop spot anyway: Cersei, of House Lannister. She’s running alongside unethical maester Qyburn, and her election campaign also alludes to Cersei’s apt peace keeping abilities with a glimpse of the zombie Ser Gregor Clegane. Cersei says very little during the video, which is probably a wise move by her publicity team, as she seems to be running a fear campaign.