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Game of Thrones (Spoilers) by AdamWithers Game of Thrones (Spoilers) by AdamWithers
Personal piece, 2014; Pencil, Photoshop PS5.

***UPDATED: Now current through all of season 5***

***PLEASE! For the sake of anyone looking or reading the comments - NO SPOILERS! We can talk about what's happened so far, but not the stuff that hasn't happened yet.***

This piece is current as of the finale of Season 5 - PLEASE don't talk about the fates of characters from books that haven't been seen yet in the show. It ruins things for everybody.

So, this was an idea that I was shocked - SHOCKED - had not been done yet. When it occurred to me, I scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here I am, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn't getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 - the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you'll probably be seeing this cover more often.

I selected Daeni, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest "Plot Armor." Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we'll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions.

Here's a detail compilation of the headshots from the poster without all the postery effects:

Game of Thrones Details by AdamWithers
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:icontortorkins:
tortorkins Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Awsome ary work right here.
But the hound super debatable if he is truly dead, me for instance, I don't think he is dead but with that said I also think his story is over and is the random grave digger that GRRM decided to describe for almost no reason once so ever. So to me is he dead, no. Is his story over, yes. Will he be returning to the story at large, no.
What do you think?
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Artist
I think making him a random grave digger just to have him be there is a waste of time and effort. GRRM describes a lot of things and people for seemingly no reason - it's to add depth and breadth to the world. It's to make us more invested in a given conversation or plotline by making ancillary characters feel more "real." And then, when their piece of the story is over, they're gone and we don't see them again. Hear about them, maybe, but they're basically done.

The Hound is done. People just really don't want him to be gone, so they look at that later chapter and they see what they want to see. You can make it read whatever way you want; it's vague enough that it could be proof of the Hound, if you really want it to be. But I don't see any reason to believe that's the intent of the author. If he comes back into the story later, I'll be proven wrong. At this point, it just strikes me as fans not wanting to believe a character they came to love is really gone.
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tortorkins Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Thanks for responding.
And yes I do agree that it is largely up to the way you read the books and the context with in them.
Once more thank for responding and keep up the good work your art is truly something to be noticed.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Artist
:highfive:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Man, The Hound is supposedly dead. But still there is a slight chance for him to survive, I think.
And about Jon Snow, you may think about adding a tiny sticker on him  saying "Complicated". :D
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Maaaaan, you could put that sticker on everybody in this series. :XD:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely. After seeing those photos of the actress -who was supoposedly be dead- on set (I don't write her name here since I think it was a good troll) we can pretend anyone we didn't see their corpses are still alive. :D
Absolutely great piece of art you have here. Good luck with your upcoming pieces!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Don't forget, though - actors visit sets all the time. Her being there doesn't mean anything, and could itself be one big troll on us. Everything's always up in the air!
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snakewrangler08 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
I STILL can't believe Stannis is dead. The worst part is that we waited a whole season for Winterfell only for him to be effortlessly beaten by Ramsay and ignominiously killed by Brienne. No, I disagree! 
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Artist
It made sense to me. This was always going to be Stannis' end - his first appearance was burning innocent men alive in the name of his new religion so he could gain power he thought he was owed. That he went out banging his head against the wall of the north (it was the cold and snow that beat him more than Ramsay), meeting an ignoble end after burning too many for his god, alone in the snow against a woman who represents the people he destroyed... that all works perfectly for me.
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BraveMoonGirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea. Amazing
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks. :thanks:
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:iconsliversun:
Sliversun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsumtimesiplaythefool:
SumtimesIplaytheFool Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Fantastic! And I agree that it's these three we'll see standing together once we reach the end (hopefully).
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artist
We'll see, but it feels pretty likely.
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:iconbarbiquearea:
barbiquearea Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Shouldn't Jon Snow also be on the poster with a "slain" tagline on his name?
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artist
I don't think so. There are too many clues that this isn't the end of his story.
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:iconkirbbrimstone:
KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
This is spoilerish for people who read the books and don't watch the TV show.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artist
Ha! How do you like it when the shoe's on the other foot? I kid, I kid, but in fairness I did put "Spoilers" in the title of the piece. If you wound up being surprised by the image, well... I did my best to warn you. :shrug:
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:iconkirbbrimstone:
KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Yeah u did. I watched the show. So the show spoiled for me. 
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:iconoicemano:
oICEMANo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Also isn't the Hound's fate a bit open ended?  We never actually see him die in the series...
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artist
There isn't one person in the books who dies off screen that turns out to be alive. In fact, there are at least two who die on screen in "absolutely dead, no question" ways that come back to life. So in that regard, Jon Snow is safer than the Hound. So far, though, GRRM hasn't shown himself to be the kind of author who does cheap reveals like that. The Hound's story is finished. His arc concluded and he died. There's little more he could accomplish for the plot or for his personal journey, so I just don't see him coming back.
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Quaz72 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Dont get to churned up about Jon yet. If you recall Melisandre showed up to Castle Black right before Jon gets Caesared. You know the Lord of Light told her to go there so she can do for Jon what Thoros does for Beric Dondarrion.  ;)

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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artist
I fully anticipate that's how it's going to go down. The question is what he'll be like after the resurrection. Beric was a changed man, and Stoneheart (if you read the books at all) is a very changed person. There's no way Jon retains command of the Watch, so who's he going to be  - as a person and as a leader - after he's brought back?
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tanarisdelatormenta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
jon live ? ewe XD
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adriantullberg Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
To keep this updated will be a sisyphean task. Excellent work.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks! I think I'm up to the task. ;)
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kai000001 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Wow you don't even add the other stark
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Rickon? Because he's largely a non-issue. I only had so much space and so had to pick and choose only the most central characters to the plot over the course of the series so far. There were a lot of characters I wish I'd had room for, Rickon among them.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
clever! Updates required...
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Not yet - it's pretty well current. Well... with one exception, but I don't expect that will be a permanent situation. ;)
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
hahahahah fair point.
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NecroTechno Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Well well well. I haven't been keeping up with the tv series, but I have read all the books, and when I see a name of someone who's supposed to be alive in the books marked off as slain, well, color me intrigued. I need to go check this out right now. Thanks for the tip/tiny spoiler.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Yeah, this season of the show has spoiled a couple things from the upcoming book. It's an interesting facet of the relationship between the showrunners and Martin-- they've got all the inside info!
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2015
ooops no spoilers.
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Psychoboy07 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
That episode. Wasn't quite expecting that body count.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Artist
It's been a tough season for everybody, I think. Hopefully some people start to rally next time!
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:iconistriel:
Istriel Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Really good style ! love it
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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:iconistriel:
Istriel Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
You're welcome ^^
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Fantastic!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks.
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
You're very welcome!
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:icondaenathedefiant:
DaenatheDefiant Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
This is genius!~
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Some great headshots; love Arya especially.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks. She's a cute little rascal - I really liked drawing her.
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Ai-Lan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
what an awesome idea!!!
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