League of Legends: Recasting Game of Thrones with LoL champions

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
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Katarina. League of Legends.
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House Lannister = Noxus

Now this one isn’t quite as neat as the Starks, who fit the ethos and characters of Demacia almost exactly. Instead, the Lannisters are a bit of a hodge-podge of characters from different regions of Runeterra, primarily Noxus.

However, whereas Noxus is built shows of strength and being the toughest champions on the Rift, the Lannisters have more commitment to family than just pure shows of strength. However, that Noxian ethos of strength is power does line up fairly well to Cersei’s famous declaration that “power is power.”

Cersei Lannister = Katarina

The yin to Garen’s yang, Katarina is the antagonist of League of Legends, the crafty, wily, beautiful villainess who’s less-than-honorable fighting style is to the downfall of the honorable Garen. Similarly, Cersei got the upper hand over the honorable Ned Stark with her duplicity and trickery. Plus, seeing Kat players slam their keyboard and get a quadrakill makes me want to burn down the Sept of Baelor.

Jaime Lannister = Draven

The glorious executioner Draven has quite the ego but he also had the fighting chops to back it up. The same could be said of Jaime Lannister pre the whole “losing his hand” fiasco. Also, let’s be real here, no one in Noxus is pulling as much tail as Draven is with that glorious hair and jawline.

Tyrion Lannister = Veigar

Is that a short joke? Yes. Yes, it is.

Tywin Lannister = Swain

Not only because Swain’s reworked character was based off Tywin, but Swain’s moniker is the “Master Tactician.” No one in League of Legends more than Tywin epitomized the ability to win through strategy and tactics. Also, fun fact, Swain was voiced by a Game of Thrones actor (James Faulkner, who played Randyll Tarly).