If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you favorite characters from George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones battled it out with some of of J. R. R. Tolkien’s, wonder no more! Martin has actually taken the time to think these battles through and picked some winners.
It’s an age-old question for fantasy fans—if some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most badass characters went toe to toe with their counterparts in Game of Thrones, who would win? Luckily for us, George R.R. Martin has been kind enough to break down the matchups.
In a great interview with MTV, the A Song of Ice and Fire author tackles Aragorn vs. Jaime Lannister, Smaug vs. Balerion, Saruman vs. Mellisandre and a few others.
It’s insanely awesome to imagine these mashups, and having Martin expound like they could actually happen is pure geek gold. In typical Martin fashion, he actually puts a lot of thought into his picks. So if anyone ever gives Vegas odds on fantasy grudge matches, he’d be my go-to guy.
You can check out the video by clicking here. Do you agree with his picks? Let us know in the comments section below!