WARNING: Contains TV and A Song of Ice and Fire book spoilers
With so many ugly personalities knocking around Westeros, the casting directors must have had a pretty difficult time hiring beautiful Hollywood stars to portray them.
From the infamous Bastard of Bolton to the ominous figure of Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane, George R. R. Martin’s imagination expelled from it more darkness and more imposing characters than even the best make up and costume departments could muster.
While this might come as a disappointment for the die-hard Game of Thrones readers, Looper has come up with their interpretation of what each character should really look like in the HBO series.
For example, the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen has her hair burnt off not once but twice.
After all that playing with fire, it’s unlikely her hair would have the same length Emilia Clarke boasts in the TV epic.
Think of how much costume cold save on the wig.
They should probably have put the money towards nailing Daario Naharis’ locks instead, as his hair in the literature is really something to behold.
In A Storm of Swords, Martin writes:
Daario Naharis was flamboyant even for a Tyroshi. His beard was cut into three prongs and dyed blue, the same color as his eyes and the curly hair that fell to his collar. His pointed mustachios were painted gold.
However, the showrunners did nail some characters’ appearances, with these Hollywood actors seeming born to play the parts.
Take Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams. Besides a slight three year age difference, TV Arya and book Arya both have the same colour hair, eyes, and that enchantingly solemn face.
You can watch Looper’s full transformations on YouTube, and particularly enjoy the moment the Hound’s scars get even ganrlier and deeper, as dictated by Martin.
The realms of his imagination have no bounds.