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GAME OF THRONES Characters Who Would Make the Best Sith Lords

When Game of Thrones‘ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss finish up their time in the Seven Kindgoms in 2019, they’ll be heading to the galaxy far, far away to write and produce an all new Star Wars story. We have no idea what a sci-fi story from them will look like–we imagine there will be lots of incest, a major influx of space dragons, and a continued commitment to chopping off hands–but this pop culture crossover does have us wondering which characters from A Song of Ice and Fire could easily make the transition with them (but yes, we know Game of Thrones characters won’t actually be going to space).

The more we thought about it, the more we realized the extremely messed up world of Westeros, with its deep well of villains, schemers, and magic users, offers plenty of potential dark side candidates. We think these characters from the Realm would make great Sith Lords.

Pyat Pree

No character looks more like a Sith Lord already than Qarth’s conniving, ambitious warlock, and he already has his own incredible powers, like being able to project himself to appear in multiple places at the same time. That ability literally killed Luke Skywalker.

Thoros of Myr and Melisandre

Melisandre has way more magical abilities, like being able to drink poison and dramatically alter her appearance, but her and Thoros both make the list because they are able to manipulate death. They each brought people back from the dead, and that sounds a lot like Darth Plageuis to us.

Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton

These two are so evil they make Darth Vader look reasonable, so imagine the carnage either of them would be capable of if they could use the Force. Even the crazy Palpatine would find them a little too evil.

Littlefinger and Cersei

Speaking of Emperor Palpatine, never forget that his rise to power took years of careful planning and manipulation. He worked in the shadows, playing all sides against one another, while he amassed more and more power. People weren’t even aware he was a threat. No two characters better capture Palpatine’s political skills and willingness to kill anyone more than Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger, and Cersei.


What? A powerful character who has bathed fields of men in dragonflame and has constantly walked the fine line between good and evil would make for a great, compelling Sith. Not to mention she is impervious to literal fire, which would be an amazing Force power.

The Faceless Men of Braavos

Jaqen H’ghar isn’t evil like the Waif, but the order’s use of dark magic and slavish devotion to a master, combined with the ability to deceive others from seeing the truth is remarkably similar to that of Dark Side users already.

(Note: If you want to know why Arya isn’t included here as a potential Sith Lord, HOW DARE YOU.)

The Night King

The Night King can raise the dead. He can use magic. He has his own massive army. He can wield a weapon. He kills anyone who stands in his way. And he wants to control the entire world. Wait. Did Game of Thrones already have its own Sith Lord and we didn’t realize it?

What do you think? Which character from Westeros would make the best dark side user? Who should have also made the list? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Images: HBO, Lucasfilm

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