I was just having a geek thinking session and I realized that the human noble origin story in Origins is kind of like the story of the Starks in Game Of Thrones. Now this might be a spoiler for those who have not read the first book or seen season 1, so if that's the case then you should probably stop reading now. Anyway, as I was saying I found a lot of comparisins with the two. The first one being that the Couslands and the Starks are two respected and well known families from the north. Sort of. Another being that the two families were betrayed and ended up losing the father because of it. Now I find the warden Cousland to be sort of like Jon Snow. They both have to leave their family to join a greater order that is protecting the land against monsters that people dont think even exist, leaving their brothers to take over the family name.
Now that I think about it there really isn't that many similarities. Ah well, I guess I was just trying to put two things that I love together. Also I've only whatched season two, so dont spoil anything that are in the next books otherwise I'll rape your fucking corpse!—Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk)
- I read all 5 books before watching season 2. I was actually eager for it, but by the second episode I had already become slightly disgusted by quite a few things. (For one, Rakharo is supposed to still be alive at the end of book 5, not killed so randomly. And Daenerys wasn't running away from khals, that wasn't why she went through the Red Wastes.) Anyways. You should really read the books; season 2 had few similarities with the canonical events.—Preceding unsigned comment added by TheodoricEichen (talk • contribs)
You should read the books AND watch the series. They make some changes but none that are too bad. The acting is fan-tas-tic and it's just a very enjoyable show to watch, but to really get the world and the minds of the character you should also read the booksRyoCaliente (talk) 02:02, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
- Rakharo died, Jon Snow was hit by Craster, Jon Snow didn't let Ygritte go, Jon Snow didn't warg into Ghost to see the Wildling host, The guy from the House of the Undying randomly killed all of the other rulers of Qarth, Daenerys never found Vaes Tolorro, the three representatives from Qarth never came to her there to invite her to Qarth, the people Jaqen killed were not the right ones, Arya was cupbearer to Tywin instead of Roose Bolton, etc etc etc. And keep in mind that I still have two more episodes to watch, so the list is far from being exhaustive. Other things, like the Battle of the Blackwater, I can perfectly understand if they decide to change it a bit, since this is a tv show and not a movie, so the budget isn't the same. But the large majority of the things above could have been very easily actually followed what the books said. They killed Rakharo simply because the actor found a more important acting job, instead of simply switching the actor. I mean seriously, who would have noticed that that random Dothraki was different from season 1 to season 2? Anyways. Hopefully they actually follow the book in the next season. TheodoricEichen (talk) 02:15, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
There's actually alot of things in Dragon Age: Origins inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, David Gaider actually said it was one of his primary sources of inspiration, I cant recall the specifics of what was inspired beyond Anora and Queen Cersei but I dont really see how tbh lol. But it wouldn't suprise me if the Human Noble Origin was as well --XxDeonxX (talk) 08:38, July 9, 2012 (UTC)