Do you think that there are Game of Thrones (GOT) characters in the Star Wars universe? The theory may seem far-fetched at first but, we aim to prove to you that it makes a ton of sense. Don’t believe it? Keep reading for more clarification.
The link between the Star Wars and Game of Thrones universe’ is based on a few factors. Some of them include: –
- Bran’s visions
- The use of the Force and magic
- The overall attitude, in terms of magic, in both stories
In the Star Wars universe, there are some beings who have intense visions of either the future or the past. Although this power is fairly rare, we’ve seen this ability in some of the main characters (like Luke and Anakin Skywalker) in the franchise. Most recently, we’ve seen Rey experiencing this phenomenon. Remember when she held Luke’s lightsaber in The Force Awakens, and more recently in The Last Jedi trailer?
Bran experiences something very similar in the Game of Thrones but, it’s called warging. This power also gives him the ability to enter the consciousness of animals and (because of his great skill) humans as well. Bran is also known as a Greenseer.
In the GOT franchise, greenseers have the ability to perform something called Greensight. This process is very similar to Force vision and lets them look into both the future and the past. This particular theory suggests that Greenseers have the ability to access the Force in order to gain better control over their visions.
The use of the Force and Magic
Whether or not you believe this particular theory comes down to how you perceive the differences between magic and the Force. But, whether magical or metaphysical, the themes in the Game of Thrones and Star Wars are quite similar.
In the popular sci-fi epic, the Force is the fundamental source of power and it gives the Jedi a variety of different, and impressive, skills. In the Game of Thrones, there’s a supernatural undercurrent that runs through virtually everything.
Think about it. Melisandre, the Red Woman, used her sorcery to bring fan favorite Jon Snow back to life. And, in Star Wars, Anakin Skywalker (Luke’s dad) was first tempted by the Dark Side because he was interested in cheating death.
Bare with us here, it will all make sense in one second. This particular theory states that, in the GOT world, the things that give sorcerers (like Melisandre) power are midi-chlorians. If you remember from the Star Wars mythology, these entities are microscopic life forms that make their homes inside of us, giving us special powers (like the ability to tell the futures) in the process.
The attitude toward magic
In both Game of Thrones and Star Wars, the supernatural aspect of magic and the force is treated with respect and some fear. Users of both are cautioned not to get seduced by their abilities. A good example of this is when the Three-Eyed Raven was training Bran. He told his successor to make sure that he didn’t overindulge. Further, the Red Woman is always talking about the dangers of powers. Similarly, in Star Wars, Force users are constantly being reminded that over-indulgence is a sure path to the Dark Side.
Whether you believe that the Star Wars and Game of Thrones franchises takes place in the same universe is up to your personal perspective. It doesn’t change, however, that it’s a fun theory. Further, because we know that GOT author George R.R. Martin is a big fan of sci-fi, and it’s highly likely that he was influenced by certain things in Star Wars.
What do you believe? Is it possible that Game of Thrones and Star Wars could share the same universe? No matter your answer, share your thoughts in the comments below. Don’t be shy. We would love to hear what you think….?