We all know about the ongoing craze over the last season of Game of Thrones. I mean did you watch this weekend’s episode? Waisay, while watching the show I would often find myself comparing Game of Thrones characters to some of our own characters in Pakistani dramas. This is the list of 13 prominent character comparisons I came up with (hopefully there are no spoilers):
1. Daenerys Targaryen/Mannat (Cheekh)
These characters are so strong-willed and independent that they will knock anybody off their feet for coming in their way. At the same time, they are kind and thoughtful. They do what they do because they know it is their duty to do so. They work hard and do everything in their power to help carry the name of their families, even if it means they have to suffer.
2. Ned Stark/Abrar (Koi Chand Rakh)
Both proved to be great fathers time and time again. They focused on the well-being of their children and wanted to keep them on the right path. They have proven to be good and pure from the heart. Their loyalty and love for their families are the reason for their demise.
3. Jon Snow/Hassan (Dastaan)
The two come from rough backgrounds, but throughout their lives, they work hard and continue to try more than others to get where they are. They prove to themselves and to society that they are worth something. They both eventually make a place in people’s hearts and go on to lead.
4. Arya Stark/Kashaf (Zindagi Gulzar Hai)
Both reign from families with multiple children trying to make it. They are both strong-willed and head-strong. They’re also not written as typically feminine characters, as proven by Kashaf’s desire to be the man of the family and Arya’s grit and valor. They are feisty and never afraid to speak their minds. People find them endearing.
5. Cersei Lannister/Sara (Humsafar)
Ever since these ladies were young they wanted to marry the man of their dreams. As they got older, their main focus didn’t necessarily change, but they became more persistent and sneaky about how they would make that happen. Both characters have tried to scheme their way to getting what they want and have often been successful and other times not so much. Relationships within the family also are occurring themes for both of these characters.
6. Gendry/Rabail (Koi Chand Rakh)
These two are considered attractive and beautiful/handsome in their own ways. They’ve got talent and have worked hard to pursue their dreams. They are lured by significant others, which in a way turns out to be a trap.
7. Gregor Clegane/Imtiaz (Udaari)
Both are always looking for women to fulfill their desires but they always take inappropriate routes. They are ruthless and always out on the hunt.
8. Bran Stark/Sajida Bibi (Udaari)
They are both strong and independent, who choose to use the events that traumatized them to better themselves. Sajida Bibi lost her husband and later figuratively loses her daughter when she goes to jail, but she always worked hard to overcome the grief and sadness. Bran’s life was at stake and it took him a long time to come to terms with his abilities and his past no longer holds him from being powerful.
9. Sansa Stark/Nazia (Mera Naseeb)
They are beautiful and attractive, but they don’t know the power of their looks. People adore them and trip over their feet looking at them. While Sansa is head-strong and unwilling to waver, we don’t get to see too much of that from Nazia, but when she breaks her family’s rules for a boy, the Sansa characteristics come out. They both struggle a lot in their later years of life, specifically in their married lives. The two could definitely sit down and share notes.
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10. Tyrion Lannister/Akbar Ali (Naulakha)
Always treated like second-class and regarded as less compared to their siblings, these characters have worked hard to make it on their own and eventually have been successful.
11. Joffrey Baratheon/Ahmed (Kaisa Hai Naseeban)
Both characters lack self-control and hurt anybody that comes in their way. They are ruthless and dangerous to be around. Cruel and sadistic are the best ways to describe these two.
12. Jaime Lannister/Ahmed Ali (Naulakha)
These two are evil but good (if you get what I mean). In their eyes what they are doing is with good intentions and to help their immediate families, but in the eyes of everyone else, they are bad people. They have a lot more to prove to people to be able to get that respect.
13. Brienne of Tarth/Noori (Ranjha Ranjha Kardi)
Both come from humble backgrounds and know how to work from the bottom up. They are not confident in themselves, which is why they end up being used in wedding schemes. They also don’t have the best of luck, which doesn’t help their cases.
What do you think of these comparisons? Have more of your own? Let me know below.
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