In the game of thrones, you win or you die… or you find yourself turning into masterful actor, Nicolas Cage. At least, that’s what genius Redditor CarlosDanger100 (A+ username, by the way) proposed when they uploaded this glorious mash-up to the Internet. Yes, Nic Cage, the wide-eyed beautiful lunatic of films such as Face Off, Con Air, and National Treasure, as the Westerosi (and Braavosi, I guess) characters from George R.R. Martin and HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Because after all, Nicolas Cage certainly has the range to play beloved patriarch Eddard Stark, gone too soon from this vicious world of secrets and lies. He could also channel his inner champion to portray one of our favorite heroines, wielder of Oathkeeper Brienne of Tarth. Heck, Nic Cage can do it all:
No-nothinger Jon Snow (too soon):
Snarky underdog Tyrion Lannister:
Mother of dragons, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name:
Hodor (We miss you, Hodor):
And all the many, many dead heroes and villains from seasons past.
Truly, Nic Cage can do it all. In fact, we were so taken by his chameleonic abilities, we had to wonder: is Nicolas Cage the many-faced God? Will we see his reign of terror next season on Game of Thrones?!
Check out a gallery of “A Cage of Thrones” in the gallery below and let us know in the comments where you’d like to see that wily Nic Cage pop up next!
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