Last week's episode of Game of Thrones was incredible thrilling, no arguing about that. And one of the series' best sequences of all time (spoiler alert!) was performed by Daenerys when she finally tames her three dragons, including the wild Drogo.
To watch her flying with her 'babies' was exciting and also emotional, and many people had already noticed similarities between Daenerys' relationship with Drogo and Hiccup's efforts to bring peace between vikings and dragons in How To Train Your Dragon.
It didn't take long for mash-up Youtube channel Darth Blender to produce a video of both productions, mixing the Dreamworks trailer audio with GoT fresh images from the sixth season. Watch it below.
Besides the obvious dragons, which are mythological and fascinating creatures, we have at least two strong elements that make both worlds so close to each other. And the first one is the medieval scenario. In How To Train Your Dragon, we have vikings as the main civilization. According to wikia:
"They reside in the northern seas where they pirate, loot, steal, raid, etc. They typically dress in animal pelts, fur boots, and horned helmets and possess a great amount of knowledge on navigation, thievery, and combat. Their tempers are also generally foul and stubborn, and they rarely communicate with people from outside of their tribes on a regular basis".
The Game of Thrones case is more complicated than that, once many question the theory about it being a medieval story. Anyway, many of the elements seen at that age are represented: knights, chivalry, slaves, miners, farmers, merchants and so on. The two worlds are not that different.
The second similarity resides on the dragons taming. Hiccup has grown to become the best dragon trainer on the island and he has managed to devise a more effective method of calming wild dragons. This makes them consider Hiccup as one of their own as only a 'dragon' should be able to wield dragon fire. On the other hand, Daenerys' long efforts to control Drogon are a real challenge. Her tenacity has gain Drogo's confidence, but it was a hard and long path to that point. The evolution of both stories are pretty much similar once the process brings a lot of patience, reliability and wisdom along.
All these similarities made a lot of fans and artists propose visual mashups all over the internet. Take a look at some of the most interesting ones:
Did you like the video and the comparision between the two franchises? Leave your comments here to make us know your thoughts. And also take some time to go to Darth Blender channel on YouTube. There are two more GoT hilarious mashups available!