League of Legends: Recasting Game of Thrones with LoL champions

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Teemo. League of Legends
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Kings Landing = Piltover and Zaun

King’s Landing is unquestionably the most modern, extravagant, and technologically advanced cities in Westeros. However, this is also a city that is surrounded by other regions with more military might and resources and thus needs to keep peace with all of them. The City also has a vast distinction between the city where the nobles and rulers live and the slums of Fleabottom where the poorest and most destitute live.

Such a relationship exists in Runeterra between Piltover and Zaun, as the former is the glorious, shining beacon of technology. The latter, though, is occupied by struggling masses in the less-advanced region of the city. It’s a nice dichotomy to compare all the different types of characters in the Westerosi city of Kings Landing.

Joffrey Baratheon = Teemo

Joffrey was chaotic evil on the show, taking pleasure in causing the pain and suffering in others. Teemo players are the same.

Robert Baratheon = Gragas

Yes, everyone was expecting Gragas to be Samwell Tarly, but honestly, Robert Baratheon is a better fit. I mean the guy spent his whole reign as king drinking. That’s Gragas for sure. Also, the Stag King definitely has the figure to be played by Gragas.

Stannis Baratheon = Talon

As much as Talon is a formidable adversary with the blade, Stannis Baratheon was no slouch with the sword. Like Talon, Stannis made his way through life more as a warrior than a politician, for better or worse.

Renly Baratheon = Jayce

Renly was always sort of the one that didn’t deserve to be in the War of Five Kings. He had a big ego, a lot of charisma, and endless bravado, but from a substance perspective, his claim to the throne was never on solid ground.

The same could be said about Jayce. He’s a handsome man with a ton of quirky lines, but the man doesn’t even have an ultimate!

Gendry = Ornn

Both guys are blacksmiths. Ornn is probably better since he can forge weapons for demi-gods and such, but Gendry isn’t too bad.