When Game of Thrones hit the TV screens back in 2011, it became an instant hit. Soon enough, seemingly the entire world was glued to their screens and obsessed with the immersive world created by the brilliant George RR Martin. Everything just clicked, the cast was perfect, and it was so epic that all of it stuck in the public consciousness. But like with all book adaptations, no matter how good, not all the descriptions were entirely accurate.

But we're not here to judge, we're here to celebrate the awesomeness of the entire GoT franchise. MsBananaAnna, a digital artist and a web model, is here to do just that with her character portrait reconstructions which are based on the original book descriptions, and it's really interesting stuff. There are some characters that weren't even shown in the series. Some descriptions (and AI recreations) resemble the cast, while some of them are surprisingly different. But let's not spoil the fun for you, just scroll on down and enjoy the content!

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#1

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

"Age 13-15. Daenerys has the classical Valyrian look; She has violet eyes, pale skin, and long, pale silver-gold hair. Daenerys is slender of frame. Daenerys has been described as fair, and beautiful."

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GoddessOfChaos
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2 months ago

I have seen so many edits, but I’ll never get over how striking the purple Targaryen eyes are

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MsBananaAnna has given Bored Panda an exclusive interview giving insight into the art and the many other franchise-related topics. If you wondered if she's a true fan, there's no question about that: "I'm a huge fan of the books and the earlier seasons of the TV show." And yes, just like many, she thought "The series ending was a dumpster fire!" When asked which house she'd prefer to be in, she answered "Honestly, I would say I would love to be a Stark, though we know what happened to them... if anything, I do NOT want to be part of the Game of Thrones universe considering GRRM's proclivity to kill everyone!"

#2

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

"31 years, green eyes, curled hair color of beaten gold, handsome, tall."

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Shazz Winchester
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2 months ago

This one's pretty close to the actor

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#3

Brienne Of Tarth

Brienne Of Tarth

17-20. "Brienne is unfeminine in appearance and is considered unattractive by Westerosi standards. She is tall, muscular, flat-chested, and ungainly, with shoulder-length brittle straw-colored hair and broad, coarse features that are covered in freckles. Brienne's teeth are prominent and crooked. Her mouth is wide, her lips are swollen, and her nose has been broken more than once. She has large, beautiful blue eyes." — From AWOIAF.

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Helena Hattingh
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2 months ago

Unfeminine unshweminine. She looks lovely to me!

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Though Anna prefers the books, she has her own favorites in the TV series. "I am a huge fan of Tywin Lannister from the TV series but that's because Charles Dance did such an amazing job of capturing how terrifying and intimidating Tywin is." As for the AI portraits, Anna told which one she thought turned out best. "My favorite AI portrait that I rendered was probably Arya Stark. I was happy with how it turned out in terms of making her look like her beautiful Aunt Lyanna, with the typical Stark features, while still looking like a boy with short hair. I think I captured that well."

#4

Arya Stark

Arya Stark

"9-12 years old. Has the Stark long face, grey eyes, and brown hair. Greatly resembles Aunt Lyanna according to Bran. Short hair depicted when she cut it to look like a boy. Bullied by Sansa for looking horse faced, but several characters have described her as pretty."

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Sensitive Issues
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2 months ago

there is nothing "Long" about this face.

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#5

Cersei Lanister

Cersei Lanister

"Cersei is a strikingly beautiful woman, with golden hair, emerald green eyes, fair skin, and a slender, graceful figure." — From AWOIAF.
Artist's note: "Although she is considered by some to be the most beautiful of the seven kingdoms, her age was brought into consideration along with the prophecy that she will be replaced by a younger more beautiful queen.... so I tried to not make her beautiful but not as striking as described."

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
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2 months ago

Can they please do this with the Bible ?

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MsBananaAnna has been featured on Bored Panda before when she made a similar thing but with the Harry Potter franchise, and we highly recommend checking it out. And keep your eyes open, Anna teases another batch of GoT characters sometime soon! "I was thinking of continuing with some more characters. There are just so many in ASOIAF that I would like to see."

#6

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark

"Age 11-14. Deep blue eyes, light auburn hair, with the Tully features of high cheekbones. Takes after her mother, but Catelyn believes Sansa will grow to become more beautiful than her. Considered by many characters to be fair-looking, and Tyrion considers her to be as comely as Margaery Tyrell."

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Yasmin Mazur
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2 months ago

I know they used older teens as actors and aged the characters a bit for the show, but really - this one is creepy considering what she went through

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#7

Lyanna Stark

Lyanna Stark

"Deceased at age 16. Was considered to have a 'wild' beauty to her; did not have the same delicate/refined/traditional beauty as Princess Elia. Described as a tomboy, and has typical Stark features of a long face, grey eyes, and brown hair. Slim."

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Sensitive Issues
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2 months ago

again...nothing "Long" about this face, also? this face is delicate!. where is the person in the decription?

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#8

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

"Age 14-17. Has the most Stark features of the kids, with dark grey eyes, a long face, and dark brown hair."

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Pisco
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2 months ago

I like how much he looks lke Arya

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#9

Brandon Stark, Brother To Ned Stark

Brandon Stark, Brother To Ned Stark

"Deceased at 20. Tall and handsome with grey eyes."

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CheeseGod04
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2 months ago

Is it weird to find this dude hot?

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#10

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

"Age 11-14. Blonde curly hair, green eyes, pouty lips. Considered handsome. Jon thinks he looks like a girl. Probably has a punchable face, but that is just personal bias."

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R.D. Whitaker
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2 months ago

Definitely punchable 👍

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#11

Catelyn Stark

Catelyn Stark

Age 33-35. Traditional Tully features and traditional beauty. "Catelyn is beautiful, with fair skin, long auburn hair and blue eyes. She has long fingers and high cheekbones." — From AWOIAF.

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Eva Verde
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2 months ago

She looks much too young.

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#12

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister

"24 years, mismatched green/black eyes, thin hair so blonde it's almost white, large jutting forehead, oversized head."

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GoddessOfChaos
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2 months ago

Missed the chopped off nose, but pretty good!

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#13

Arianne Martell

Arianne Martell

"Arianne is buxom and beautiful, with olive skin, large dark eyes and long, thick black hair that falls in ringlets to the middle of her back. She has full lips, a husky voice." — From AWOIAF (A Wiki Of Ice And Fire).

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Nia Loves Art
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2 months ago

Where are the ringlets?

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#14

Jaqen H'ghar

Jaqen H'ghar

"Young man, considered or noticed by women to be handsome with fine features. Long hair that is white on one side, and red on the other."

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ThePanInPanda
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2 months ago

...Todoroki?

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#15

Loras Tyrell

Loras Tyrell

"Age 15-18. Considered by many to be "beautiful" and "extremely handsome". Has big liquid gold eyes and brown lazy curls. Greatly resembles Margaery, according to Cersei (they are siblings)."

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Unadulterated Glitter
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2 months ago

this boi be lookin like Anakin Skywalker

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Margaery Tyrell

Margaery Tyrell

"Age 16-17. Thick, softly curling hair, with large brown eyes. Has a sweet/shy look to her. Considered by Tyrion to be as comely as Sansa Stark. Smooth unblemished skin."

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Bored Seb
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2 months ago

Someone try to draw Julia Roberts, but missed.

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#17

Asha Greyjoy

Asha Greyjoy

Early to mid twenties. "Now in her mid-twenties, Asha is lean and long legged, with dark eyes and black hair cut short. Her face is thin, with a big, sharp nose, and wind-chafed skin. On her neck is a faded pink scar. Asha's brother, Theon Greyjoy, believes her hawk-like nose is too big and sharp for her small face, but he feels that her wicked smile makes up for it." — From AWOIAF.

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Coral
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2 months ago

But what's up with her earlobe?

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#18

Shiera Seastar

Shiera Seastar

Deceased. "Renowned as a beauty and seductress, with long Targaryen silver-gold hair, and a heart-shaped face. Although she had two mismatched eyes—one dark blue, the other bright green—it was said that the "defect" only enhanced her beauty." From AWOIAF.

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Jacob Nunez
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2 months ago

Eyyy hetero-chromia for the win

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#19

Ned Stark

Ned Stark

35-36. "Typical Stark features of long face, grey eyes, and brown hair. Ned has dark grey eyes that reflect his moods. He has a solemn face and his beard is beginning to grey, making him look older than his age. He is considered to be less handsome and shorter than his brother, Brandon Stark.

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Lemon Sardines
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2 months ago

keanu reeves meets jesus

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#20

Melisandre

Melisandre

"She is considered to be terribly beautiful, with unsettling red eyes and deep burnished copper hair. She has a heart shaped face. She's really old but looks young due to magic."

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kjorn
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2 months ago

that's Eva Green!

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#21

Littlefinger

Littlefinger

"Age 29-32. Short slender man with sharp features and a small pointed beard. Dark hair with threads of grey, and grey-green eyes. When he laughs or smiles, it does not reach his eyes."

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Bumble
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2 months ago

This character was very well cast, given the description.

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#22

Ser Jorah Mormont

Ser Jorah Mormont

"Age 46ish. Jorah is a large middle-aged man, swarthy and hairy. He is black-bearded and balding, but still strong and fit. According to Dany: not particularly handsome. Ultimate friend-zoned."

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Martin Kaine
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2 months ago

Yeah, I'll stick with Iain Glen.

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#23

Varys

Varys

"Age 44-50. Bald, plump, effeminate, with powdered face (I'm assuming that means white powdered face + blush when searching up powdered faces historically?). Eyes are not specified in the book, but he is from Lys, so I assume he has purple eyes."

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Laura Dawson
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2 months ago

The actor is just like this.

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#24

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

"Age 58. Tall, slender, broad shouldered with shaved bald head, but keeps whiskers on the side of his face. He has pale green eyes with gold flecks in them."

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der sebbl
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2 months ago

Looks aside, casting Charles Dance was perfect

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#25

Lysa Arry

Lysa Arry

"Early 30s. Once beautiful, she has since grown thick and puffy due to many pregnancy issues. Has a small petulant mouth, and though she is younger than Catelyn, she looks older by a decade. Pale blue eyes, thick auburn hair. Her skin has become pale, which she tries to cover up with powder."

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Csaba Hegedűs
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2 months ago

*Arryn

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#26

Ygritte

Ygritte

"Age 19. Large pretty blue grey eyes. Crooked teeth, bright thick and shaggy red hair. Though considered to be beautiful among the wildlings. Jon does not think she is (but considers her smile to be pretty). He notices her eyes are too far apart. She has a short pug nose and a round face."

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Eva Verde
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2 months ago

This kid is like 12...

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#27

Margaery Baratheon

Margaery Baratheon

"Age 8-10. Golden hair, emerald eyes, and full lips. Delicate and beautiful."

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Csaba Hegedűs
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2 months ago

Maybe you mean Myrcella?

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#28

Syrio Forel

Syrio Forel

Unknown age. "Bald man with a beak nose."

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Phillip Green
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2 months ago

Is that Luke goss

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#29

Podrick

Podrick

"13-15? Skinny, straight hair, thin neck."

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Ashley Lockard
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2 months ago

He looks 8...

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#30

Gregor Clegane

Gregor Clegane

"Age 35-36. Gregor Clegane is a gigantic man, arguably the largest man in Westeros (surpassing all of the Baratheon brothers, Hodor and his own brother Sandor), with great arms, an ugly voice like stone breaking, grey eyes, brown hair and large shoulders."

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David Harris
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2 months ago

So basically what most of the characters looked like on the show.

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