How GoT Characters Should Look Like According To The Descriptions In The Books!


One of the greatest TV shows, Game of Thrones is actually based on the series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire. When screenwriters are creating book adaptations, they might have to make some adjustments to the characters and events. Here's how the GoT characters are described in the novels!


1. Lancel Lannister

When Lansel became one of the "sparrows" and appealed to the Faith of the Seven, his appearance had changed a lot in the book: his hair turned white as chalk, and his face became gray.

2. Daario Naharis

In the book, one of the commanders of Daenerys has blue hair and a trident-shaped beard of the same color, while his mustache was painted golden.

3. Ramsay Bolton

Ramsay’s appearance is depicted as awful and unpleasant as the character’s personality. According to the original idea, the skin on his face was pink and pimply, his nose was wide, his mouth — small, and his hair long and dry. He had close-set washy eyes, which looked like two fragments of dirty ice.

4. Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell

Pedro Pascal, who played the Prince of Dorne, corresponds to the book description pretty well. Only his hair should be slightly longer and grayish.

5. Brienne of Tarth

In the TV series, Brienne was often teased at due to her unusual appearance. In the show, however, she doesn’t even have the big mouth, crooked teeth, and freckled face as her character in the book does.

6. Euron "Crow’s Eye" Greyjoy

The looks of Euron from the TV series is hardly related with the book version. According to George R. R. Martin, he should have been a brunet with a neat beard, with his right eye blue, and the left one covered with a leather patch.

7. Yara (Asha) Greyjoy

In the TV series, Theon’s sister changed not only her name (Asha to Yara) but also her appearance: she should have had short dark hair, a sharp and large nose, and weathered skin on her face.

8. Theon Greyjoy

Contrary to the TV version, the book presents the heir of the Iron Islands as a dark-skinned, brunette man.

9. Tommen Baratheon

King Tommen should have appeared before the viewers as a plump boy with green eyes and golden curls.

10. Tyrion "The Imp" Lannister

To match the original source, Peter Dinklage’s hair should be gray, one eye should be black, the other — green. 

According to the book, after the Battle of Blackwater Bay Tyrion lost three-quarters of his nose and a part of his lip, but the producers decided to confine themselves to just scars on his face.

11. Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister was conceived as the owner of a mustache, beard, thick sideburns, and a clean-shaven head.

12. Ygritte

According to the book, Ygritte is quite different from the pleasant screen image: bright red scruffy hair, a snub nose, and slightly crooked teeth.

13. Bran Stark

George R. R. Martin decided that Bran would inherit his mother’s appearance: dark blue eyes and reddish brown hair.

14. Jon Snow

The books present Jon to the reader as a dark-haired, gray-eyed young man.

15. Daenerys Targaryen

On the book’s pages, the Mother of Dragons had a classic Valyrian appearance: silver hair and violet eyes.

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