Game of Thrones may not be back on HBO until next summer, but that doesn’t mean that the network can’t have some fun with the current election season. HBO has released four new videos as part of its “We Are the GOT” campaign, which gave four of the leading characters political ads and running mates as their destinies finally come together for the final two seasons.
First up is the new King of the North, Jon Snow, and his running mate, the wildly popular Lyanna Mormont. It’s Lyanna’s voiceover that carries Snow’s ad, and if we’re being honest, she should probably be at the top of this ticket! Lyanna may not be a warrior yet, but her sharp mind and her even sharper tongue has won her a sizable fan following. As much as we love Jon, he doesn’t always make the best decisions.
Now that the Mother of Dragons and armies are crossing the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen can finally put forth her claim to the Iron Throne alongside her running mate, Tyrion Lannister. Although Tyrion may be better suited for ruling, he could never capture the hearts and minds of Westeros in the way that Daenerys can. Plus, it’s always handy to have dragons around when conquering kingdoms.
The third candidate is already in control of King’s Landing…because she murdered almost everyone else who could have challenged her! Queen Cersei Lannister sits atop the Iron Throne in this ad, and her running mate, Qyburn, is barely an afterthought. But Cersei couldn’t have pulled off her coup without her new Hand of the Queen and their undead warrior, who was formerly known as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.
Finally, there’s the wildcard candidate: Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, the show’s ultimate schemer. His lust for power is well documented, and his running mate is…Sansa Stark? The sixth season finale had some ambiguous glances between Sansa and Littlefinger when Jon was declared the new King in the North. But will Sansa really turn on one of her last surviving family members? We’ll have to wait a year to find out!
Which GoT candidates do you support? Share your choices in the comment section below!