Do you love Game of Thrones? How about Star Wars? If you are like most people, the answer is an emphatic, “Yes!”
Now, what if we mixed the two? Yes, that’s right. Can you imagine a world with GOT characters in the Star Wars universe?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? If you are like some fans, the answer is no. In fact, there’s even a theory circulating that addresses this very same thing.
Incredible, isn’t it? Not to these dedicated fans. They believe it all boils down to finding links between the two universes. To fan theorists, it boils down to a couple of factors:
- The use of magic in GOT and the Force in Star Wars
- The acceptance of magic in both universes
Intrigued but still not sure? Below, we break things down:
In Star Wars, there are a few special beings (like Anakin and Luke Skywalker) who have the ability to see into the past or future. And, in the recent productions, Rey is seen to have this gift as well.
In GOT, young Bran is something called a Greenseer. In other words, he can do both. In this franchise, this ability is called warging. In addition, warging lets Bran enter the minds of both humans and animals. The theory takes things one step further by suggesting that Greenseers use the Force to gain better control of their visions.
The use of magic in GOT and the Force in Star Wars
In Star Wars, midi-chlorians are the beings responsible for granting the Jedis access to the Force and, as a consequence, their very impressive skills.
There’s a supernatural element in GOT as well. Remember when The Red Woman, Melisandre, used sorcery to revive Jon Snow?
This concept of bringing one back to life is seen in Star Wars too. After all, Anakin became interested in the Dark Side because he wanted to cheat death. What would happen if these two met? Anyways, the theory suggests that GOT characters get their powers from midi-chlorians.
The acceptance of magic in both universes
In both Star Wars and the Game of Thrones, magic and the Force are treated with respect and just a little bit of healthy fear. For instance, users in both franchises are cautioned about the seductive qualities of this supernatural skill.
A good example of this takes place when is being trained by the Three-Eyed Raven. The master made sure to caution his pupil against overindulging in the mystical arts. Furthermore, even the morally ambiguous Red Woman is wary of the dangers that come with having powers.
The same thing is seen in Star Wars. Teachers of the Force are constantly reminding their pupils that overindulgence will lead to the Dark Side.
These are just a few of the similarities that fans have noticed between the two franchises. That isn’t to say that everyone feels this way – if you don’t believe that the two stories take place in the same universe, you are entitled to your personal opinion. Still, you have to admit, that letting your imagination run wild with this concept is fun. Plus, consider this – the great GRRM is a huge sci-fi fan. So, it stands to reason that he was inspired (at least a little) by the iconic Star Wars. After all, many other authors were.
So, what do you think? Do you agree that Star Wars and the Game of Thrones take place in the same universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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