Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

A comprehensive guide to who's winning Game of Thrones

got1.jpg

It's Cersei Lanister who manages to voice the most succinct summary of George R R Martin's fantasy epic: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." 

With all the dragon pestering and breast bothering, it's easy to forget the moments of political posturing that punctuate the drier moments of both Martin's books and HBO's adaptation. It's a fantasy saga driven by a race to capture a throne. 

For those of you who've struggled to keep up with the drier moments of the narrative (you might have popped out to make a cup of tea and have a weep about another death), Gawker has teamed up with animator Devin Clark to create a comprehensive video guide to which of the Westeros houses is "winning" the titular Game of Thrones, mapping the political struggles from the first season through to the fifth.

And yes, it contains a bevy of spoilers for those of you who haven't finished watching the TV show. 

For what it's worth, our money's on Little Finger to emerge as the ultimate victor.

[Via: Gawker]

Related

got.jpg

Thousands queue for chance to play Game of Thrones extra

daenarys-1024.jpg

Spoiler: Does This Leaked Game Of Thrones Script predict Dany's future

16.jpg

'A Cage Of Thrones' is the funniest thing you'll see all day

GOT2.jpg

Game of Thrones season 6 could finally tackle the question of Jon Snow

snow2.jpg

GOT Spoiler Alert: The future of Jon Snow revealed

gotgif.jpg

Gorgeous Game Of Thrones Gifs

Comments

More

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge is now joint favourite to become Dr Who

Are we about to see the first female Doctor?

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

A definitive ranking of all the characters in 'Zzzap!'

Hey! Remember this??

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

'New Girl' has finally given Schmidt a first name

This might be the show's last season, and they couldn't bow out without naming him

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

'Trainspotting' author Irvine Welsh is writing an acid house TV show

'Ibiza87' is on the way to have it large

by Dave Fawbert
29 Mar 2017

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen is joining 'Peaky Blinders'

No word on whether his character will be as much of a dickhead as Littlefinger

by Matt Tate
29 Mar 2017

'Game of Thrones' fans will definitely enjoy this IKEA toilet display

Not sure that the 'Porcelain Throne' has quite the same ring to it, though

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017

The 'Fresh Prince' cast all hung out yesterday, but still no reboot

The main cast of the popular sitcom - minus the sadly deceased James Avery - have resurfaced on Alfonso Ribeiro's Instagram

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Mar 2017

'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins is making a TV series for Amazon

It's an adaptation of award-winning novel 'The Underground Railroad'

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Mar 2017

Bryan Cranston visits 'Better Call Saul' set in new video

The gang got back together for a short video

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017

'Westworld' showrunners clear up big question about season one

They've also had to change the season two plot because people on Reddit guessed it

by Alex Finnis
27 Mar 2017