Star Wars, Game of Thrones: Things both universes have in common

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In case you haven’t heard, the producers of the successful fantasy drama Game of Thrones recently announced that they will be making their own Star Wars series.

David Benioff and D.B Weiss are some of the most creative story-tellers out there. I have no doubt that it will be incredibly rewarding to see what they do with this completely new Star Wars saga.

"“Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.” – Kathleen Kennedy, director of Lucasfilm."

The Star Wars and Game of Thrones universes share some uncanny similarities, despite being set in different time maps. A few characters even have similar traits. Here we’ll be exploring the similarities between the universes and how we think that they will enable the GOT directors to create an excellent addition to Star Wars Canon.

There are types of kingdoms, a symbol of unity

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Game of Thrones is set around a time of feudalism, whilst Star Wars is in the future, in outer space. Despite the massive time difference, both have kingdoms which symbolize a powerful unity.

In Game of Thrones, there are The Seven Kingdoms that were once independent realms until Aegon the conqueror defeated six of them and established dominion (Game of Thrones is reeeeallllyy complicated).

Star Wars has the Galactic Empire, the Jedi Order, and the Order of the Sith. One is a peacekeeping organization, and the other is a group of Force-sensitives who wield the dark side (Star Wars is pretty complex too).

In both worlds, we have powerful empires with similar goals: maintaining power and control. Having an empire, or a sort of team, makes you seem more powerful, another common theme in both universes.