There is a joy in comparing things to Game of Thrones, says Jeremy Gordon. There have been numerous articles comparing Game of Thrones characters to presidential candidates, NFL players, rappers, members of the royal family and Disney characters. Even George R.R. Martin likes to fit the real world into his Westeros template, comparing President Trump to King Joffrey. The reason why Game of Thrones characters resonate is because the show has more "great characters than any show in history, all of them deftly stitched into the same narrative tapestry," says Gordon. "It’s a testament to the show’s versatility," Gordon adds. "Game of Thrones is an ensemble show on a scale we’ve never seen before. There have been dozens of well-sketched, monumental characters across eight seasons, all of them embodying some different point of view, role, and background, and put into direct conflict with each other. The show offers something for every personality type — there’s the characters you’re meant to root for, and the ones you grow a particular fondness for because of the way they may correspond to your own personality and values. If you’re a sardonic black sheep with a penchant for drinking and whoring, you could be a fan of Tyrion. If you’re a noble, handsome idiot, you could stan for Jon. If you all got into astrology in the last few years, you could be a Melisandre partisan, and so on. Part of the show’s genius is how there are few pure villains, characters with no motivation beyond 'being a d*ck.'"
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