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Poll: Lord of the Rings/Game of Thrones Similarities

*SPOILER* People who haven't watched The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones shouldn't read or vote!

There are many similarites between Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and HBO's Game of Thrones (2011). Which of these similarities do you consider the most remarkable?

Discuss the list here!

Make Your Choice

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    Sean Bean in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Sean Bean portrays a main character in both and dies during the first installment in both cases.
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    John Bradley in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Samwell Tarly and Samwise Gamgee are both similar sidekicks to Jon Snow and Frodo Baggins. Good hearted, loyal and fond of food.
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    Richard Brake in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Whitewalkers can be killed only from swords made of Valyrian steel and The Dead Men of Dunharrow can only be killed from Aragorn's sword Andúril.
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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Both are fights for metals. The one for the One Ring and the other for the Iron Throne.
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    Gwendoline Christie in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Both contain strong female warriors, like Eowyn and Brienne of Tarth.
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    John Noble in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    There is a king who loves his one child but dislikes the other (Denethor and Tywin Lannister).
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    Kit Harington in Game of Thrones (2011)

    In both there are characters who are presumed to be dead (Gandalf and Jon Snow) but they come back.
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Both contain huge statues. The statues of Argonath and the statue of Braavos.
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    Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, and Hugo Weaving in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    There isn't one clear protagonist but the story includes many different perspectives.
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    Aidan Gillen and Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Both contain a big battle in which the heroes are faced with defeat and a supportive force arrives just in time to help them. Gandalf with the Rohirrim in the Battle of Helm's Deep and Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish with the Knights of the Vale in the Battle of the Bastards.

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