While everyone was busy with their eyes stuck to the screen to watch the latest Game of Thrones episodes and ponder over the events, one of the fans creatively the HBO show’s medieval swords with the Star Wars’ iconic weapon: lightsaber.
This collaboration is a beautifully and cleverly edited clip and has become viral on social media. The video amassed more than 1.8 million views.
The video was posted on Youtube by Omid G. The clip is that of an intense fight between Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth. The battle is given a new face as the two fighters go head to head with lightsabers.
The original scene is where Arya spots Brienne training Podrick, her squire. Arya had returned to Winterfell after an epic odyssey. Having learned of Brienne’s take-down The Hound, Arya aims to show off her new skills. Although it started with a mock fighting, the battle turned serious as the women realized the other’s fighting skills.
The intense scene is made gripping with the lightsabers which add a new element to the otherwise-archaic battle.
But one should note that this isn’t the first time lightsabers have been incorporated into the Game of Thrones series. A month ago, Omid did the same thing with a battle from season six, episode nine.
The Game of Thrones-Star Wars cross-over couldn’t come at a better time. This is because Gwendoline is set to appear as Captain Phasma in the Star Wars trilogy.