Ever since Game of Thrones came out on the television in 2011, viewers have been glued to their seats. It is perhaps one of the more popular shows we’ve seen in years and it is likely to continue for quite some time.
Some of the breakout stars have become familiar faces, such as Kit Harington and we probably couldn’t imagine anybody playing those roles. That being said, you may be wondering how closely those characters come to the depictions in the George RR Martin series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Some of the characters are reportedly right on the money but in other cases, there may be some rather noticeable differences. This can include the lack of the Blue Beard on Daario Naharis or the injuries that Tyrion should be sporting from the Battle of Blackwater.
Some of the characters in the show are also older than what they should be in the book when the show started. This may be because of the violent and potentially sexual content in the show.
If you have ever wondered what they would look like if they stuck closer to the books, you don’t need to wonder any longer. Here are some photoshopped images that show the cast in a more accurate depiction.
One of the more popular Game of Thrones characters is Tyrion Lannister. He looks a lot better than the depiction in the books. His eyes should be different colors and his hair is not ‘so blonde it seemed white’. For some reason or another, he also still has his nose.
The Targaryen family is said to have violet eyes but Emilia Clarke doesn’t seem to have them. She does have the silver hair from the book but it is still different
We have all been entertained by Pilou Asbæk’s portrayal of Euron Greyjoy but his hair should be darker and he should be missing a left eye.
Daario Naharis is the leader of the Stormcrows and although he is eccentric looking, he should have blue eyes, blue hair and a blue beard. He should also be sporting a gold mustache.
The younger brother of King Roberts, Stannis Baratheon is almost bald according to the books and he is said to have ‘a mouth that had forgotten how to smile and had never known how to laugh’. Although the show has him being a miserable man, he has more hair and his beard is more silver than it should be for a man in his 30s.
Arya is just about as close as you can get to the book but he is a few years older in the show.
The Hound should have some severe burns on his face from when his brother pushed him into hot coals as a child. For some reason or another, the producers decided the damage should be on the other side of his face and a lot less severe.
Theon Greyjoy. There are a few differences, such as the castration that is only hinted at in the books. He also should have white hair and lose a considerable amount of weight along with missing three fingers and four toes.
Jorah Mormont is described as not being a handsome man in the book with plenty of course black hair. The actor just doesn’t fit.
Iwan Rheon may do a good job of playing Ramsey Bolton on the show but he is too good looking to fit the actual description in the book. The book describes him as an ugly man with a blotchy pink face.
Cersei’s depiction on the show could be closer. She should have lighter hair and as she drinks heavily, she should gain weight after she loses her children.