Harry Potter and Game of thrones are one of the biggest fantasy franchises of all time. They may have come out at different times but like many other fantasy stories. If you love any one of these two series then there is a high possibility that you will love the other too. It is no mystery that many actors who appeared in HP have now acted in GOT and this has also become a connection between the 2 series. From Jim Broadbent, Natalia Tena, Michelle Fairley, Freddie Stroma and much more. Both the series have great British talent which makes them both amazing. There are many other things that are similar in both these fantasy franchises so let us take a look at them.
7. A blonde spoiled brat:
In GOT we have the Murderous Joffrey who is easily one of the most hated characters and we all loved it when he died on the show. In Harry Potter, we have Draco Malfoy who is also blonde and spoiled and knows he is from an influential family. Draco, however, is not evil like Joffrey as he does show signs of having a conscience on multiple occasions. Joffrey has no redeeming quality whatsoever!
6. Dragons, Giants and other magical beasts:
The Harry Potter universe is filled with magical beasts and we almost have all kinds of beasts shown in GOT. In GOT we haven’t seen a lot of magical beasts but dragons are central characters which are present in both series. In Harry Potter there are a lot of dragons and wizards keep them in hidden places unlike in GOT where we have just 3 left. (R.I.P Viserion).
5. “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death…”
If you have read the last Potter book then you would know that this quote was written on the tombstone of the Potters. If you have seen the 6th episode of season 7 then you might remember Beric Dondarrion saying something similar to Jon Snow. He tells Jon that death is the first and the last enemy and we must fight it. The concept of fighting death is something similar in both series even though it does have different context.
4. Special Swords:
You must remember the sword of Gryffindor that could destroy horcruxes in HP and helped Neville kill Nagini. In GOT we have the Valyrian Steel swords that can kill white walkers and are owned by a very few people. This makes them very important and special.
3. The Pensieve:
The sixth book of the Potter series explains the importance of knowing the past to fight what’s coming in the future. Harry must know what made Tom Riddle Voldemort in order to kill him and Dumbledore helps him do that with the help of the Pensieve. There is no memory bowl in GOT but we have the three eyed raven who helps Bran see the past and understand it. One of the biggest revelations was Jon Snow’s parentage which will help in future when Bran chooses to tell people.
2. Blood magic:
GOT has the priests and priestesses of the lord of light who can bring back the dead and do a lot of creepy shit using blood. Mellisandre uses Gendry’s blood to kill Stannis’s enemies with the help of leeches. There are many other instances of blood magic in GOT. In HP we see Wormtail use Harry’s blood in order to resurrect Voldemort in the ‘Goblet of fire’.
1. A Prophecy:
Both these stories revolve around a prophecy that speaks of a chosen one or a prince/princess that would rid the world of evil.
In Harry Potter the prophecy says:
“The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches… born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies… and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not… and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives… the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies….”
In GOT the prophecy is:
“There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”
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