9. The animals and creatures
We’re leaving dragons out of this one, seeing as they get their own page elsewhere on this list. But, Game of Thrones also has bears, ravens, a hybrid scorpion-spider insect called the Manticore and, of course, Direwolves.
Bears and ravens exist in real life but these creatures do play some key roles in the fantasy series. The raven in particular is as symbolic as it is useful in the series. They’re essentially the Game of Thrones version of owls in Harry Potter — they deliver messages. Bran Stark is also able to “warg” into creatures like the raven to monitor the Night King’s movements.
Direwolves are the most popular Game of Thrones animals, however, even though four of the six of the Stark Direwolves died by the end of the series. Their massive size and loyalty to their owners make them the best animal companions.
The Star Wars answer to Direwolves is the mythical Loth wolf, seen in the animated series Rebels. But there are plenty of other creatures in the galaxy both cute and deadly.
If we’re talking ferocity and danger, there’s the Wampa, the Rancor, the Zillow Beast and the Sarlacc. There’s also the gross brain worm used by the Geonosian queen in The Clone Wars and the Ackley, Nexu and Reek creatures used in the execution arena on Geonosis in Attack of the Clones.
If we’re talking cuteness factor (also see slide no. 1), there are Porgs, Ewoks, Vulptices, Banthas, Fathiers, Loth cats, Babu Frik and even the space ponies, Orbaks.
Sorry, Direwolves, you’re outnumbered by all the wonderful space creatures.