‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff had a tough task ahead of them after the end of the fifth season – create new plots without the delicately crafted and specialized guide of George R.R Martin’s books. Sadly, this led to a season finale that left much to be wanted, but the author showed his ending in his much-awaited next novel would be different from the show.
So if Weiss and Benioff didn’t have the books to rely on for inspiration then how did they come up with seasons 6 – 8? One Twitter user posted a thread that compares GOT with the popular animated classic Shrek – and the similarities are uncanny.
Someone on Twitter just pointed out that ‘Game of Thrones’ is a live action version of ‘Shrek’ and the internet is losing its mind
The similarities are endless from the costume design inspirations
To the cinematography (maybe not as climactic in animation)
Of course, we can’t forget the intelligent and empathetic dragon characters in both
Are the Dothraki really that savage or are they just misunderstood?
Other fans joined the thread with even more plot similarities
Come on the adorable Podrick sure does look a lot like human Shrek
Arya and Puss in Boots definitely could go head to head in a duel
This fan theory sparked the twitter account @Shrekgot, dedicated solely to these side by side comparisons and even a GoT + Shrek trailer, which combines scenes from Game of Thrones dubbed with the voices from Shrek.
Hmm there certainly are a lot of character doppelgangers between the two. Fiesty, smirking, with plenty of tricks up her sleeve, Olenna Tyrell was the closest thing to a ‘Fairy Godmother’ on GOT
Two short men with large personalities and styles, however, Tyrion Lannister would make no doubt a better ruler than Lord Farquaad
Much like Jon Snow, King Harold’s true (frog) identity was not revealed until later – and it still made no difference
Hold the door! There is a giant gingerbread barreling through