Game of Thrones is back and to celebrate we have to decided to do that thing where we match up characters from fiction with notable CFL personalities. So without further adieu, here are the CFLers who will battle for the Iron Throne.
Kent Austin as Tywin Lannister
Abrasive and curmudgeonly could easily describe both men, and Tywin’s life came to an inglorious end; could Austin’s tenure in Hamilton end similarly?
Justin Dunk as Petyr Baelish (aka Littlefinger)
No one plays the game better than these two. They are always three moves ahead of everyone else and knows things about you before you do.
Randy Ambrosie as Tyrion Lannister
They both like to drink — as one perusal of the new commissioner’s Twitter will tell you — and know things, and each of them were fan favourites from day one.
Chris Jones as Cersei Lannister
If Jones doesn’t get things turned around soon there are going to be more than a few people that will want to march him naked through the streets of Regina. Shame! Shame! Shame!
Jeffrey Orridge as Ned Stark
Both are naive, well meaning and thought they were doing the right thing. They both also got offed a lot earlier than anyone expected.
Eric Tillman as Varys
Tillman has been around a long time, knows everything and manipulates things in a way that no one knows he’s doing it. Shave his head and he is Varys.
Ricky Ray as Melisandre (aka The Red Woman)
Someone should check Ray for a necklace that hides his true age. At 37, he is playing like he is 10 years younger. He is using some dark magic to resurrect the Argos, at least on the field. Hopefully, for his sake, he looks better naked after taking off his magic necklace than Melisandre did.
Justin Medlock as Grey Worm, commander of the Unsullied
Cool, calm and collected, but also a stone-cold killer with ice in his veins.
Bo Levi Mitchell as Jaime Lannister
Cocky, arrogant, but also incredibly likeable. Both guys just have this charm that makes it hard to dislike them, even when they do things that make you want to hate them. Let’s just hope for Mitchell’s sake he doesn’t lose a hand.
John Chick as Hodor
A gentle giant whose bad side you definitely do not want to be on. He may look innocent enough, but he will mess your day up.
Kavis Reed as Jon Snow
They both were surprising leadership selections and each has a highly memeable quote attached to them. #Consequences. #YouKnowNothingJonSnow
Matt Nichols as Daenerys Targaryen
Both were treated shabbily early on, but as they amass the right team behind them, they could each do the unthinkable and lead a once-proud dynasty back to the top.
Karen Kuldys as Catelyn Stark
Both dealt with a tremendous loss, and both did so publicly. Seeing your husband get beheaded by a spoiled child-king, and then dying with your son, daughter-in-law and unborn grandchild has got to be the Game of Thrones equivalent of losing out on a million dollars, right?