Game of Thrones fever is well and truly here. And as season eight gets underway, many fans are doing an Arya and Gendry and embracing the last few days of one of the best TV shows ever.
As you may or may not be aware, much of the series has been filmed in Ireland and, to celebrate, the Dublin Waxworks Museum has just revealed its latest addition to their array of figures.
The mother of dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen – played by Emilia Clarke – has been added to the lineup in the Dublin museum.
Laoise Keaveney, from the National Wax Museum Plus, spoke to FM104 about their new character, saying:
It’s our first wax work this year and we’re delighted to add an extra woman to the museum.
Game of Thrones obviously is huge in Ireland and it’s filmed in Ireland and we thought the best thing is to add a woman from Game of Thrones to the museum.
She stands in our grand hall of fame now.
Others, however, wondered whether the new wax work looked more like someone from another fantasy series – namely, Legolas from Lord of the Rings.
Check it out:
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Further to the Legolas comparisons, one person commented:
At least yous can just paint it red when yous need to rebrand it as Hellboy [sic]
Other comparisons drawn included David Bowie, Annie Lennox, ‘Peggy Mitchell with long hair’ and another LOTR favourite, Elrond.
At least the throne she’s sitting on looks pretty realistic, right?
HALLO YES I AM THE MODDER OF DRIGGINS pic.twitter.com/khjCCUvQSD
— Baegar Targaryen (@TVsCarlKinsella) April 24, 2019
Thankfully, the real thing is back on our screens, riding dragons, learning some home truths about Jon Snow and preparing for an epic battle.
Will Daenerys sit on the Iron Throne like her wax work though? Only time – or the three-eyed raven – will tell.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.