So sue us: we love a good mash-up. Especially one as clever as Andy Purviance‘s delightful take on the Great Houses from Game of Thrones and what he perceives to be their Wizard of Oz counterparts. Whether you call it Game of Oz or Wizard of Thrones there’s no two ways around it: this creative bit of fan art is fun and fantastical flight of fancy. (Try and say that five times fast.)
Tackling characters from not just the screen versions but the respective books of each — causing euphoric joy, no doubt, for the completionists in your life — Otterlove (as his handle refers to him) took nine characters from L. Frank Baum’s Oz-ian world and paired them with Westerosi houses he deemed most appropriate. The result is a world wherein Glinda is a Tyrell, the Tinman is a Stark, and Toto is a Tully, which is pretty appropriate and great.
Purviance also managed to highlight not just the houses but their House Words. As you can see, under the tutelage of The Wizard, House Baratheon becomes “Ours is the Fraud” instead of fury. Wholly appropriate considering the fraudulent baby Baratheons that have ruled the house and the Realm thus far. He’s also thrown Mombi (a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the North whom you’ll remember from Return to Oz) into the mix, representing fellow non-magical entities the Greyjoys. Under the Ozian empire their house words, “We Do Not Sow” are transformed to “We Do Not Scheme,” which is hilarious, given everything they all tend to do. The only thing? We’re not 100% sold that The Wicked Witch of the West would be a Targaryen. But perhaps that’s just us.
Which other Houses/people of Oz would you like to see caricatured? Let us know in the comments.