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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 4***

***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 3 - PLEASE don't talk about the fates of characters in the second half of the third book or beyond. 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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archer635 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay, I know i've seen the original variant of this before, but i have to admit... This is totally awesome!  I've must have looked at this now for the 5th time, and i see more every time i look at it.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm glad it's struck you so well. :)
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crazyashley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lies!  The Hound is not slain!  you don't write a character like that and then kill him offscreen! I demand a body!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Artist
He didn't die off-screen. He died on-screen, we just didn't see the last breath. We've been trained by typical media to expect resurrections and fake-outs and melodramatic malarky like that, but GoT dashes all those expectations and does so while leaving a field strewn with the bodies of people you though were the main characters. While I won't rule out Clegane's return entirely, I fully expect he will stay as dead as all the other characters we didn't personally watch die, but who nevertheless have remained quite finished.
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crazyashley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the chances are slim, but a girl can dream.  At least Clegane made the chapters he was in interesting...unlike other characters who shall remain nameless plot golems...who move the plot but have little to no personality of their own
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Artist
That does happen sometimes. Perhaps a brave choice, highlighting characters who happen to be dull people. Perhaps it's just an unfortunate byproduct of the author being more interested in certain things than his audience is. :shrug:
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You're gonna need an update soon....
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Shortly into season 5, I suspect. This thing will be in-flux to the very end - that's part of the fun! :)
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jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have the main characters down. Really hope Arya and Sansa are going to make it through.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artist
I hope so, too. But I think the real question is less about their survival, and more about how surviving might transform them, and what they're turned into in the process. If Arya becomes a bloothirsty, merciless assassin and Sansa just another Littlefinger/Circe (Circefinger?), then what have they gained other than just living?
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