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How 'Game of Thrones' Characters Should Look, According to the Books


The Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, which formed the basis for Game of Thrones, are extremely descriptive works with a lot of attention to detail paid to what characters and places look like. While series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took great care in sticking as closely as possible to the author's vision when building Westeros and populating it with the rich characters within the pages of GRRM's books, it's fair to say they took a few liberties here and there.

So we took the liberty of doctoring up 15 characters from HBO's series to hew a bit closer to the original vision.

Daenerys Targaryen

Source: HBO

The biggest difference in Dany's appearance on the show from her description in A Song of Ice and Fire is her eye color. Whereas Targaryens typically have violet eyes, Emilia Clarke's are green. However, the wigs she wears on the show (Emilia's a brunette IRL) are pure Valyrian with their silvery blond hue.